AlphaPilot Program Manager, Lockheed Martin
Keith Lynn is Program Manager for Lockheed Martin’s AlphaPilot innovation challenge; a public competition focused on high-speed autonomous drone flight. Formed in partnership with the Drone Racing League and NVIDIA, AlphaPilot launched in early 2019 and attracted over 424 teams from around the world. Nine finalists teams were selected to complete in a series of autonomous drone races, ending in a $1M prize to the top performer. The competition offers a low-risk testbed for developing new, innovative algorithms, while presenting an exciting tech-driven sport for television audiences.
Prior to AlphaPilot, Keith served as a Technology Scout for Lockheed Martin’s Autonomous Systems and Artificial Intelligence strategies; identifying enabling technologies within commercial startups and developing proposals for collaboration. Keith has managed university R&D portfolios in the United Kingdom and at Rice University. His tenure included roles in Information Solutions, Rotary & Mission Systems, Lockheed Martin International, and the Emerging Technology Fund (now LM Ventures).
Keith graduated from Ursinus College with a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics and a M.S. in Engineering Management from Penn State. Outside of work, Keith is an avid traveler, scuba diver, and outdoors enthusiast.