Kevin Ikeda is Vice President and Director of Software Systems Engineering at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) a $4 billion technology and engineering services company. He leads an engineering organization delivering information technology solutions to national defense, federal civilian, state and local government and commercial customers.
Kevin earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he co-founded a musical instrument digital design and manufacturing company. From there he moved into a process control instrumentation company and designed the division’s most successful software product. He later became Director of Product Development at a technology company before joining SAIC in 1998. At SAIC, he was Project Manager leading a team that succeeded after three other companies failed, earning the customer’s trust for subsequent engagements 12 times larger. He became Program Manager of a portfolio of projects, then Division Manager, until promoted into his current position managing 400 engineers distributed across the US and abroad.
Over the past seven years, he has applied the Kingdom leadership principles of Dr. Melodye Hilton, developing organizations of the highest employee engagement and productivity.