Christian Witt is Co-Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer of Beyond Lucid Technologies. Chris began his career as an engineer working in computer-related fields pertaining to semiconductor devices, Internet applications, custom software, and custom hardware, and he has a variety of technical roles at two startups and several blue-chip companies including Hewlett-Packard, Northrop Grumman, and Boeing Corporation, where he occupied escalating program management roles. Among Chris’s technical specialties is the acquisition and processing of simultaneous complex data streams: at Boeing, he developed several multi-million dollar augmented reality systems that integrate input data from up to 15 separate sensors to increase combat awareness for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. The development of one of these systems, a wire detection system for helicopters, led to the acquisition of a billion-dollar contract from the US Government in 2005.
Following this success, in 2007 he was named program manager of a new Boeing initiative and led his team to receive a $25 million grant to invest in the development of unmanned aerial vehicles. During business school at Carnegie Mellon University, Chris worked on the team responsible for the integration of National City Bank payment products into PNC Bank. At Beyond Lucid Technologies, in addition to being principally responsible for the company’s forward-looking financial statements and enterprise resource planning, he oversees all engineering and development . Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Brigham Young University, and an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.