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John Hammes

Chief Strategy Officer

John Hammes is the Chief Strategy Officer for Intelligent Waves. In his strategic leadership role, Hammes will widen IW’s expertise, experience, and innovative road-mapping in support of its clients in the Defense, Special Operations, and IC Community through asymmetrical leading-edge solutions that accomplish mission-critical operations in cybersecurity, systems integration, and C5ISR.

As a bold innovator and a strategic thought leader, John Hammes brings over 20 years of hands-on proven experience to Intelligent Waves, including the coveted institutional knowledge of operating and managing high-impact programs in the most demanding and austere military IT environments. Hammes is highly recognized within the Defense and IC community for his innate ability to think outside the box to direct a broad range of IT innovations.

Recently, Hammes oversaw the successful rollout of IW’s GRAYPATH (GP), the next-generation solution for expeditionary communications. Through its patented IP Spread Spectrum technology, GP leverages the cloud to randomize and distribute message packets through the simultaneous use of multiple transport paths and encrypted channels. GP algorithms optimize throughput by continuously sensing and adjusting the message flow according to channel availability and bandwidth capacity creating a smoother connection even for HD video transmissions. As a result, GP dramatically lowers the risk of detection and interception and is nearly impervious to disruption.

John Hammes has served our country for over 12 years in U.S. Army Special Operations Command and served in the 112th Signal Battalion and 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta.

John has earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Excelsior College and has completed his graduate studies at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill – Kenon Flagler Business School, earning his MBA.