Alok C. Nigam | Founder, Chief Technology Officer | Global Info Tek, Inc.

Having accrued more than 35 years of experience in his industry, Alok C. Nigam has excelled as the founder and chief technology officer of Global InfoTek Inc. (GITI) since 1996. A premier company with expertise in enterprise application development and engineering, cyber and information assurance, applied research and development and program management, GITI works to support the government in homeland security and defense by defining, developing, deploying and supporting various software systems. Prior to his current role, Mr. Nigam served as a lead scientist at MITRE Corp. from 1987 to 1996 and as a programmer analyst with System Automation Corporation from 1985 to 1987.

Matriculating at the University of Maryland, Mr. Nigam received a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts in 1985. In addition, he attained a Master of Science in computer science from George Washington University in 1990 and is a certified project management professional, certified service oriented architect, certified ScrumMaster and certified scrum product owner. Intrigued by the industry after developing an interest in creating artificial worlds, Mr. Nigam contributed to the early stages of his career building software systems, mainly for the U.S. government. He also studied research and development systems, allowing him to explore new capabilities.

Reflecting on his career thus far, Mr. Nigam is most proud to have been the principle investigator for a number of high research projects. With this sentiment, he has been involved in serving brand new technologies used by the military in combat and also built technologies that have been adopted throughout the intelligence area. To remain abreast of his industry, Mr. Nigam maintains affiliation with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Physical Society, Association for Computing Machinery and Association of Old Crows.

Looking ahead, Mr. Nigam expects to continue dealing with increasing technological challenges, citing the importance of bringing forth highly innovative capacities in order to protect the country’s barriers. In today’s smart phone era, he adds that being able to egress the challenges of cyber security and understanding the activities of malicious hackers that they will be able to exploit that median, which causes a new way to think about the problem.

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