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Chitra Sivanandam, SAIC’s VP of Analytics, Simulation

Chitra Sivanandam

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Chitra Sivanandam, SAIC’s VP of Analytics, Simulation

Chitra Sivanandam, a member of the Potomac Officers Club, has been serving as the vice president of analytics and simulation for Science Applications International Corporation since July 2018. 

With more than 25 years of experience, Sivanandam has gained expertise in the development, operations, and execution of technologies and business models. 

Sivanandam is an executive-level subject matter expert and strategist with experience working for traditional aerospace companies and the intelligence community and the Department of Defense, according to her LinkedIn profile

Concurrently, Sivanandam serves as the chief financial officer of The Craft Brewing, a small craft brewery in Ashburn, Virginia, which she established in March 2017. 

Prior to joining SAIC, she worked for Raytheon from 2014 to 2018. During her tenure, she served as the director for Raytheon Blackbird Technologies. She also managed startups and partnerships, with emphasis on advanced concepts technologies. 

Previously, Sivanandam filled in the role of offerings development director for geospatial systems at ITT Exelis. She also spent nearly six-and-a-half years at In-Q-Tel as a senior member of the technical staff and a visionary solutions architect. Earlier in her career, she held the role of systems engineer for Lockheed Martin and image scientist for Micromedical Devices.

She completed her bachelor’s degree in imaging science from the Rochester Institute of Technology before obtaining her master of business administration degree in finance from The Wharton School. 

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