Rob Albritton has been tapped as senior director of Octo Consulting’s AI Center of Excellence, to guide the company’s artificial intelligence capability, set long-term strategy and develop the center through its R&D center, oLabs.
“When we met Rob, we knew he would push the boundaries of what is technically possible with this emerging technology,” CEO Mehul Sanghani said. “We’re confident that with Rob at the helm of our AI Center of Excellence, Octo will successfully guide our government customers through their AI journeys.”
Albritton said he’s thrilled to lead the AI Center of Excellence.
“Octo’s culture embraces people who think differently,” he said. “We’re all technology and organizational change agents. We aren’t just creating hypothetical solutions. We’re building a world class AI research and development facility where top technical talent can come do their life’s work innovating unconventional AI solutions for the U.S. Federal Government.”
A U.S. Air Force veteran, former U.S. Army Geospatial Research Lab scientist and former MITRE machine learning engineer, Albritton spent several years working with NVIDIA’s public sector team.
“Rob’s diverse technical and business leadership background attracted us to him,” said Octo Chief Technology Officer Sujey Edward. “He’s not only built cutting edge emerging technology prototypes for military and industry, but he also knows how to transition those prototypes to operational users and the tactical edge. Rob thinks differently and approaches problems in very creative ways.”