Space Architect. Northrop Grumman
Jennifer Rogers is the Chief Architect for the Payload and Ground Systems division in Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems sector. In this position she is chartered to drive alignment of technology, products, and services across the division to support strategic growth.
Prior to this role Jennifer led a corporate-wide initiative in Digital Transformation developing tools to increase efficiency and effectiveness of Northrop Grumman’s capture and proposal processes. Partnering with many disciplines while in this role, she was able to influence the vision for a connected digital thread across all functional workstreams.
Prior to that, Jennifer was the System Architect for the guidance system on the Sentinel ICBM program, as well as the Guidance, Navigation, & Controls department deputy director. In this capacity she was a three-time recipient of the Si Ramo Award for Excellence in System Engineering — one of the most prestigious awards at the company — in recognition of her contributions to the fully integrated application of Model-Based Systems Engineering on that program. Earlier in her career, Jennifer worked in a variety of roles in both air and space including as an analyst at the Institute for Defense Analyses. Having worked in autonomy research, flight controls, missile guidance, target tracking, imagery analysis and even bioinformatics, she has made it her personal imperative to push the boundaries of applying Model-Based Engineering methods and Digital Transformation across these disciplines.
Jennifer received a Bachelor’s in mathematics and a Master’s in applied mathematics from the University of Florida. She is heavily invested in continuing to improve the equity and environment of inclusion for everyone across the industry and specifically those underrepresented in STEM fields. She actively seeks opportunities for high potential individuals to grow and be seen and is a mentor to multiple individuals inside and out of Northrop Grumman.
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Wednesday 07 June
13:20 - 14:10 | Keynote Theatre