David Ellis

David Ellis

Director, Strategic Capabilities and Partnerships
BAE Systems

David Ellis is the director of strategic capabilities and partnerships for BAE Systems, Inc. Space & Mission Systems. In this role, he leads the strategic capabilities function in support of the chief technologist and is responsible for identifying, assessing and demonstrating new technologies, which further the sector’s capabilities to field solutions to our customers’ toughest problems. This includes work in the advanced development area, participating in various technology advancement projects with the Intelligence Community (IC) and Deparment of Defense (DoD), as well as scope and definition of critical internal research and development projects. Ellis also leads partnership efforts related to technology across the enterprise. He is a member of the Space & Mission Systems technology council and leads the sector’s cross collaboration efforts with BAE Systems’ FAST Labs research and development organization.

Prior to this role, Ellis led advanced technology development for the payload engineering area and business development for the National Space strategic business unit. Ellis brings over 19 years of experience in electronics systems and aerospace. He was previously with Qualcomm Government, developing advanced communications systems as well as Northrop Grumman Electronics Systems.

Ellis received an M.S. in electrical engineering and engineering management, both from the University of Colorado, Boulder and is completing a doctorate in strategic leadership. He is also a member of the Project Management Institute with PMP certification.

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