Michael Phipps

President & Chief Technology Officer
Collaborative Innovation Partners

Michael Phipps is an accomplished technology leader with a strong track record of performance in high paced organizations developing security and electronic surveillance systems using unmanned systems and unattended sensors.  Michael is the Managing Partner and Chief Technology Officer for a private consulting firm, Collaborative Innovation Partners, working with government organizations, universities, and large and small companies, providing strategic planning and technology consulting services.   Prior to forming CI Partners, Michael served in multiple senior executive roles for Ultra Electronics, including Chief Technology Officer for their Secure Intelligence Systems Division, President of Special Operations Technology (SOTECH), and Vice-President and General Manager for ProLogic’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance division. Prior to joining Ultra Electronics Michael held Senior Management positions in small and large companies in the Intelligence and Security sectors.

Michael has established himself as an industry leader in the use of unattended and unmanned sensor platforms to collect data and develop information for intelligence, security, and commercial applications.  He has written and presented several papers at local and international conferences.  In addition to his executive career, Michael serves on industry advisory boards.   He is an Executive Director, board member, and industry advisor for the Southwest Innovation Collaborative (SWIC), a non-profit, business-industry-academia collaborative, whose mission is to support regional economic growth through innovation, fostering collaboration among entrepreneurs, businesses, government, and academia.  Michael is also an adjunct professor and course content author for National University’s Unmanned Systems program. 

Michael Phipps obtained his Bachelors of Science in Engineering from Duke University, Master of Science in Information Technology from Capella University, and is ABD PhD in Organizational Management.  He completed the advanced certificate program in Project Management at University of California, Irvine and holds Project Management Professional Certification.