Manager, Innovative Applications
Heather James joined Kitware in February 2014 as the Manager of Innovative Applications. She has over 15 years of experience focusing on technology, research and development, and operational performance of sensors and exploitation tools from ground, space, and airborne platforms including unmanned systems, maritime and air. Technologies include full motion video (FMV), Hyperspectral Imaging (HSI), Multispectral Imaging (MSI), Infrared (IR), and Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), which she actively applied image analysis techniques and focused on application development supporting current and future capability generation. During this time, she closely interfaced with government agencies and industry, including commercial, to gain an understanding of technological needs and requirements in order to better serve as a subject matter expert and build new programs and technical solutions. Outside of Kitware, she serves as a subject matter expert on various projects supporting industry, Navy, and the USAF. She served 3 years as a Board Member to the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI), and chairman to the Maritime Advisory Committee (MAC). Heather received her Masters in International Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and received a Bachelor of Science in Marine Science with a minor in Geology from Texas A&M University.