When: 29th November, 2011 – 5.30pm
Where: Aldrich 209
Speaker: Macy W. Summers, Lockheed Martin IS&GS-Defense CTO and VP of Advance Development and Ventures
Topic: A discussion on how trends in Information Technology are addressing the US Military’s challenges of achieving affordable, rapid, and agile solutions. Trends included in the discussion are Open Source software, Mobility, Social Networking, Collaboration, Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Cyber.
Macy W. Summers
Chief Technology Officer & Vice President, Advanced Development & Ventures
Integrated Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) – Defense
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Macy W. Summers is Lockheed Martin’s IS&GS – Defense Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Development Vice President responsible for Research Leadership, Product Development, Strategy, Acquisitions and Investments. Previously he managed Business Development for Lockheed Martin’s Commercial, Federal and International wireless markets.
Prior to Lockheed Martin, Mr. Summers was the Vice President of Technology at Pegasus Communications Corp. where he led the development and procurement of a Ka-band satellite and launch vehicle. Macy also worked at EMS Technologies, STM Wireless and co-founded a systems integration company specializing in multimedia broadband networking. Macy spent 14 years at Scientific-Atlanta where he led corporate market strategy as well as rotations in Engineering, Program Management, Sales, and Marketing.
Macy has extensive experience in international business and has lived in Latin America, Europe, South East Asia and Australia. He has been responsible for more than 20 new product developments and while in Sales won orders in excess of $1Bn. Summers’ Lockheed Martin development teams were honored in 2011 with an Edison Best New Product Award and the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technology (PACT) IT Innovator of the Year.
Summers earned a B.S. in Engineering Physics from the University of Tennessee and attended PMD-60 at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business. A Communications Technician veteran of the US Navy’s Fast Attack Submarine Service, Macy earned “Qualified in Submarines” on the USS Sea Devil (SSN 664). He holds US Patents 5,708,963, 6,836,656 and 7,587,736. Mr. Summers is an Instrument-rated Private and Glider Pilot, Boy Scout Troop Committee Chairman and an avid golfer. Summers, his wife and son reside in Bryn Mawr, PA.