Jen Sovada

Jen Sovada

President of Global Public Sector

Innovation leader and 2023 Fed100 winner, Colonel (Ret.) Jen Sovada is the President of SandboxAQ's Global Public Sector focused on Government issues at the nexus of quantum and AI to help solve problems that are not possible with classical computing today.  Prior to her position at SandboxAQ, she was the Chief Futures Officer and Senior Vice President / General Manager for the Intelligence Community (IC) start-up MissionTech Solutions which was acquired by Avantus Federal in November 2020.

Jen's Air Force career spanned 25 years in intelligence focused on higher-end technological capabilities where she held various positions in operational test, systems interoperability, and requirements definition.  She commanded the Air Force Technical Applications Center, the DoD's sole organization responsible for nuclear treaty monitoring.

Jen is passionate about educating the next generation and is an associate professor at Georgetown University teaching graduate level courses in Quantum Information Sciences and National Security. Jen also serves as the Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum, a member of the Board of Directors for the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, and is a strategic advisor to Bluestone Investment Partners.


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