On January 27, 2014, Executive Mosaic officially elected Karen Dahut, an executive vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton and group head of the Strategic Innovation Group, to join the ranks of the Wash100 as part of the latest group of inductees into the premier group of leaders on both sides of the intersection of the private and public sectors.
“The competitive market will continue and the winners will be those who identify and take advantage of growth opportunities,” Dahut said of the firm’s thinking prior to its launch of the Strategic Innovation Group just more than a year ago.
“Booz Allen created the Strategic Innovation Group to capture the smart thinking that already existed across the firm, take the best new and compelling ideas and build solutions around them that will resonate across the entire spectrum of our clients,” Dahut added.
Keying off of an initial investment of $40 million, Dahut has led the group to launch a number of strategic alliances with organizations such as startup incubator 1776, a new global “anticipatory threat intelligence” product and the firm’s own version of “Shark Tank” where entrepreneurial ideas are considered within the company.
“Because of the flexibility and scale it creates, the SIG will help Booz Allen focus on our growth markets and continue to deliver superior service to clients,” Dahut added.
A former U.S. Navy Officer, Dahut has led Booz Allen’s analytics capability and its Navy and Marine Corps business. She serves on the board of the Northern Virginia Technology Council.
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