Octo Promotes Rob Albritton to Head AI Practice in VP Role

Reston Virginia-based Octo has promoted Rob Albritton from senior director of the technology company’s artificial intelligence practice to a vice president position.

In his new capacity, Albritton will continue to lead Octo’s strategy and vision for AI and machine learning and help grow its tech portfolio for the intelligence, health care and federal government sectors through the oLabs research and development innovation center, the company said Tuesday.

Albritton is credited with helping bring investment and equipment from multiple vendors such Amazon Web Services, Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL) and Nvidia to the oLabs hub.

Prior to joining Octo, he worked at Mitre as the lead machine learning engineer and acted as the nonprofit’s AI innovation and adoption adviser to the defense sector and intelligence community.

Earlier in his career, Albritton was a geospatial research laboratory scientist at the U.S. Army and a geospatial intelligence analyst at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

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