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|Job title of nominated professional (or team name)||Chief Technology Officer|
|Company (where nominated professional or team is working)||Intelligent Waves|
|Company size (employees)||100 to 499|
|Headquarters Region||North America|
As the CTO of Intelligent Waves (IW), Marqus Hutchinson has responsibility for establishing IW’s technical vision and leading all aspects of its technology development to include the IT Department, Training, R&D, and T&E activities. Hutchinson brings experience in Technical Integration, Network Architecting, Data Center Design, Security, Telecommunications Operations, Mobility, and Daily IT Infrastructure Sustainment to an assortment of DOD and DOJ Programs. Additionally, he has served as the Program Manager, Chief Architecture Engineer, and Technical Solutions Architect for DOD and DOJ programs worldwide.
Facing adversities as a child, growing up in the deep south, economically challenged, in a single-parent home, and having to relocate multiple times, Hutchinson never gave up. He was selected to be part of the American Chemical Society Project SEED (Summer Experiences for the Economically Disadvantaged) Program. That is where his love for IT blossomed. Because of personal life experiences, Hutchinson believes it’s all about giving back and showing the value of excellent education and mentorship. He mentors young people in STEM and inspires a new generation of Government IT professionals to innovate, and give back to communities in need. As a veteran, he supports Warriors Ethos, a nonprofit that helps wounded warriors and returning veterans adjust to life and find career placement in Government IT with high paying jobs and rewarding paths.
Additionally, Hutchinson is a mentor to Western Governors University students helping them to better themselves and build a winning career trajectory.
A proactive cybersecurity thought leader & technology innovator in the federal government sector, Hutchinson responds to the nation’s complex security needs as a consultant for the DoD & DOJ. He has more than twenty years of experience in IT infrastructure, including network architecture, data center design, & telecommunications operations.
Hutchinson’s innovative cybersecurity technology leadership has proactively helped elevate Government IT in the following areas:
This year, Marqus was the visionary mastermind behind the $100 Million+ successful launch & growth of the US Air Force's Crowd Source Flight Data (CSFD). This program enables rapid electronic warfare programming, improves data-driven debriefs, informs cyber intelligence & operational analysis, & aids rapid software development.
An essential contribution Hutchinson made to developing the new system was creating a new method for collecting, processing, & analyzing mission-critical data & securely disseminating it within hours. The system allows Joint Commanders access to critical data for about 6% of the cost of older systems that were only used by test communities for months. This is with 99% accuracy.
GRAYPATH (GP) is the next generation of cybersecurity expeditionary communications. Through its patented IP Spread Spectrum technology, GP leverages the cloud to randomize & distribute message packets through the simultaneous use of multiple transport paths & encrypted channels. In addition, GP algorithms optimize throughput by continuously sensing & adjusting message flow, creating a smoother connection.
Because of personal life experiences, Hutchinson believes it’s all about giving back & showing the value of excellent education & mentorship. He mentors young people in STEM & inspires a new generation of Government IT professionals to innovate & give back to communities in need. As a veteran, Marqus supports Warriors Ethos, a nonprofit that helps wounded warriors & returning veterans adjust to life. He finds career placement in Government IT with high-paying jobs & rewarding
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