Tracee Walker Gilbert Founder and Chief Executive Officer System Innovation, LLC



Dr. Tracee Walker Gilbert is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at System Innovation. System Innovation has provided engineering services to various clients in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (OUSD) and the Department of Navy Modeling and Simulation. Additionally, System Innovation is engineering next generation technologies (i.e., blockchain, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing). Dr. Gilbert is also the Chief Executive Officer of Rapid System Innovation (RSI), which is a Digital Manufacturing joint venture between System Innovation and RGBSI Aerospace and Defense. Dr. Gilbert has over 22 years of experience leading large-scale initiatives and driving strategy and implementation for digital engineering, engineering research, and engineering programs across various domains including: defense, homeland security, medical and public health, commerce/census, and the education sector. 

Dr. Gilbert was the chief architect and contractor lead for developing the 2018 OUSD Research and Engineering (R&E) Digital Engineering Strategy. She led the concept, strategy and implementation efforts across the Department of Defense, military services, industry and academia. She has held various leadership positions at Lockheed Martin, MITRE, Engility, and served as a fellow for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellowship (STPF) at Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Defense (DoD). 

Dr. Gilbert received her B.A. (Physics, Minor Japanese) from Lincoln University and her M.S. (Systems Engineering), and Ph.D. (Industrial and Systems Engineering) from Virginia Tech. She also studied abroad with the Institute for the International Students in Tokyo, Japan while working as a staff editor for Tokyo Classifieds. She is currently the Chair of the AAAS STPF Advisory Council, a member of the Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board at George Mason University, a board member of Boys Town, and serves on the Arlington County Equity and Excellence Committee.