Juan Hurtado

Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer

Juan A. Hurtado has a 35-year record leading technology development and driving innovation in the Department of Defense. He is the former Science and Technology Advisor at U.S. Southern Command. Juan directed the Science, Technology, Innovation, and Experimentation Program to support security and stability in a region spanning 32 countries from Central and South America. As U.S. Air Force Lt Col, Juan led world-class research and development in rocket propulsion, advanced navigation, and hypersonic vehicles. He holds a M.S. degree in Operations Research from the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology, and a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute, New York University.