ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 6, 2021— SoarTech is pleased to announce that Dr. Dylan Schmorrow has been appointed to the newly-created role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). 

“With the growth in demand for AI/ML technologies, the DoD’s increased focus on transitioning these technologies out of S&T, and SoarTech’s growth in both science and technology development, it’s important that we expand Dylan’s previous role as Chief Scientist to become a dedicated Chief Technology Officer,” said Dr. Michael van Lent, President and CEO of Soar Technology, Inc.  “Dylan’s expertise and experience make him the perfect person for this new role.”  

SoarTech’s mission is to develop human-centered artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for the military’s toughest problems. This CTO position has been created in recognition of the significant AI and machine learning (ML) technologies developed by SoarTech’s technical team during the past 20+ years of science and technology (S&T) research. This, coupled with the growing opportunities in and demand for AI/ML, compels SoarTech to appoint Dr. Schmorrow as CTO to focus on an innovative technology strategy that aligns our research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) product development and our business goals.    

Dr. Schmorrow’s CTO objectives will include formalizing a technology and business strategy that expands existing customer relationships, anticipates current and future needs, develops new business opportunities, cultivates partner relationships, and oversees SoarTech’s work across the full RDT&E spectrum, while maintaining a focus on the mission. “I am eager to showcase how SoarTech technologies and services will empower the DoD’s future with Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence,” he said.

During his time in uniform, Dr. Schmorrow, served as a DoD Acquisition Professional leading a wide range of RDT&E acquisition programs. He served as the OSD Director for Human Performance, Training, and BioSystems, where he provided technical leadership, management oversight, policy guidance, and coordination for over $4 billion in research and engineering (R&E) programs in the DoD. He also served as the Executive Secretary for the Defense Science Board study focused on the Role of Autonomy in DoD Systems. While serving as a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and as a Program Officer at the Office of Naval Research, he led numerous projects in the development of technology focused on revolutionary human-computer interactions using principals rooted in computer science, psychology, neuroscience, and operations research. Dr. Schmorrow retired from military service as a Navy Captain in 2013.


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