July 10, 2023

BigBear.ai Appoints Theodore Tanner Jr. as Chief Technology Officer


BigBear.ai (NYSE: BBAI), a leader in providing AI-powered, decision intelligence solutions, today announced the appointment of Theodore Tanner Jr. as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

"We are thrilled to welcome another seasoned leader to our executive team with Ted as our Chief Technology Officer," said Mandy Long, CEO of BigBear.ai. "Ted has experience at some of the largest companies in the world as both the architect of amazing AI technology, and in running the profit and loss (P&L) around them. His extensive experience and expertise will be instrumental in delivering technology-led solutions for leaders in government and defense, manufacturing and warehouse operations, and healthcare and life sciences, ensuring BigBear.ai's mission to deliver clarity for the world's most complex decisions."

Tanner has more than 30 years of experience, most recently serving as CTO and Chief Architect at IBM Watson Health, now Merative. Tanner also has held architect positions at both Apple and Microsoft, and has co-founded several acquired startups, including most recently PokitDok Inc., acquired by Change Health. He also created one of the first machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) as a Service companies on Amazon AWS called BeliefNetworks. Tanner is on the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) for the University of South Carolina Computer Science Department and the Center for Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning at the University of Tennessee, and is also an industry member of the Association For Computing Machinery. Tanner is a published author, and holds several patents in the areas of blockchain, semantics, machine learning, signal processing and signal protection.

"I am thrilled to be joining the exceptional team at BigBear.ai. BigBear.ai is perfectly positioned to apply advanced AI algorithms and solutions to the U.S. Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, the U.S. Federal Government, as well as in the private sector. I am excited to be working with this stellar team immediately bringing all of my platform, operating system and algorithm experience architecting groundbreaking AI solutions that will provide a higher form of decision intelligence for our customers as our industry transitions into the Age Of Artificial Intelligence." said Tanner.

About BigBear.ai

BigBear.ai's mission is to deliver clarity for the world's most complex decisions. BigBear.ai's AI-powered, decision intelligence solutions are leveraged in three core markets: global supply chains & logistics, autonomous systems and cyber. BigBear.ai's customers, which include the US Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, the US Federal Government, as well as complex manufacturing and warehouse operations, distribution, and healthcare and life sciences, all rely on BigBear.ai's solutions to empower leaders to decide on the best possible scenario by creating order from complex data, identifying blind spots, and building predictive outcomes. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, BigBear.ai is a global, public company traded on the NYSE under the symbol BBAI. For more information, visit: https://bigbear.ai/ and follow BigBear.ai on Twitter: @BigBearai.

Editor Note: Huge congratulations to one of Charleston's most visionary technologists.