Robert Kleinhample, Vice President, Immersive Technologies, SAIC

Bob Kleinhample (Moderator)

Vice President, Immersive Technologies, SAIC
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Bob Kleinhample is vice president of immersive technologies in SAIC's Digital practice. He assists customers in achieving high performance while adopting digital technologies and adapting to the accelerated rate of technological change. The immersive technologies within the Digital practice augments human task and learning performance by placing users in advanced, adaptive synthetic environments using augmented reality/virtual reality and offering rich information and enhanced virtual perception.

At SAIC, Kleinhample has focused on fostering an agile culture of innovation through research, product development, and technical excellence, positioning SAIC as a leader in serving U.S. government and other customers. He joined the company in 2006 as a senior program manager and has more than 30 years of experience in the design, development, and delivery of innovative and immersive solutions to increase mission performance.

Kleinhample is a U.S. Army veteran, serving 20 years before retiring and joining SAIC. He had numerous positions and roles in the Army, including captain in the 17th Field Artillery Brigade, major in the 25th Infantry Division, and lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Futures Center. He established the Army’s first persistently available distributed simulation experimentation environment, called the Battle Lab Collaborative Simulation Environment.

Kleinhample is an active member of the training and simulation community and has authored numerous technical articles on these topics. He was the chair of the 2020 I/ITSEC (Interservice/Industry, Training, Simulation, and Education Conference). He leads SAIC’s involvement in I/ITSEC and other events by the National Training and Simulation Association.

Kleinhample earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering management from the U.S. Military Academy and his Master of Engineering in operations research from Old Dominion University.