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Wayne Chen

Booz Allen Hamilton
Chief Technologist

Wayne Chen is a Chief Technologist of Booz Allen’s Strategic Innovation Group. In this role, he helps to accelerate open innovation among the Federal government agencies with the innovation ecosystem through technology scouting and strategic partnerships. He also leads innovation and initiatives with emerging tech companies and enterprises through strategic investments and partnerships across the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem. He previously led the firm’s Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) and Machine Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), Mobility, and Digital Health. During his time at Booz Allen, he also:

  • Spearheaded the creation of Booz Allen’s Innovation Center, a dedicated center to pilot emerging technology to solve customer challenges

  • Developed the company’s Internet of Things (IoT) business analysis, strategy, and collaborating with partners such as Intel and Microsoft

  • Led unmanned autonomous system investments and partnerships to develop and scale autonomous maritime vessels to counter unmanned aerial system solutions

  • Led an initiative to diagnose and treat veteran post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using wearable technology

Before joining Booz Allen, he spent ten years in venture-backed technology startups, creating award-winning mobile apps, developing product strategy, and pioneering digital brands in product management, digital strategy, and marketing roles. During this time, he also co-founded and headed product management in several digital technology companies and ran successful community hackathon groups. 

He is an active board advisor, mentor, and angel investor to entrepreneurs, tech startups, and innovation labs across the country. Frequently guest lectures and speaks on mobile technology, venture capital, corporate innovation, product management, and entrepreneurship at higher education institutions and industry events including Georgetown University, AT&T Foundry, George Washington University, Stanford University, Chicago Booth, American University, 500 Startups, Google, MIT, MoDev, and South by South West (SXSW).

He earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the George Washington University’s School of Business and holds certifications in product management, agile project management, and design thinking.