Dr. Patrick Sullivan is the Founder and CEO of Oceanit. He was named Hawaii Business Magazine’s “2016 CEO of the Year” and Pacific Business News “2019 Titans of Technology Leader.” He has occupied seats on the Ocean Research Advisory Panel (appointed by the Secretary of the Navy) and the board of the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES). He is a member of the Hawaii Military Affairs Council of the Chamber of Commerce and successfully developed nationally-focused research programs, such as the National Defense Center of Excellence for Research in Ocean Sciences (CEROS), and the National Electric Vehicle Demonstration program, both collaborations with DARPA.
Dr. Sullivan received his Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering from the University of Hawaii and his BS in Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder. At Oceanit, Dr. Patrick K. Sullivan developed the methodology of ‘Intellectual Anarchy’ as a system of business that breaks down traditional expertise silos and removes management barriers that hinder breakthroughs. His book on this practice, Intellectual Anarchy: The Art of Disruptive Innovation, presents Oceanit stories about mindset and methodology that persistently generates disruptive innovations and develops a pathways to bring those ideas to market, enabling science to impact humans and society and shape the future.