Sylvain Bruni
Mr. Sylvain Bruni is Principal Engineer and Deputy Division Director for Performance Augmentation Systems at Aptima, Inc. His technical work focuses on developing and deploying human-AI collaborative systems and technologies in defense and healthcare domains. Mr. Bruni supervises a portfolio of defense and civilian cognitive assistants called Sidekick™ (Systems for Interactive Discovery and Exploitation of Knowledge and Insights with Contextual Kinetics). At Aptima, he additionally provides expertise and leadership in human factors and cognitive systems engineering, design thinking, rapid prototyping, and agile methodologies (including DevOps and SAFe). In 2022, Mr. Bruni became Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Aptima, with a goal of transitioning two company applications to commercial markets: a Sidekick™ for analysts, and a patient and family engagement platform in neonatal intensive care units. Mr. Bruni is additionally the current Co-Chair of Aptima’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Antiracism (IDEA) Committee, and the Chair of the Council of Affinity Groups (COAG) at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), following two years as founding Co-Chair of its LGBTQ+ Affinity Group. Mr. Bruni holds an SM in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Diplôme d’Ingénieur from CentraleSupélec (France). He is a trained SAFe Advanced Scrum Master and Product Owner, and a certified CMMI v2 Associate. Mr. Bruni is a member of HFES‭, IEEE SMC‭, ‬ACM, INCOSE, and the Human Systems Integration (HSI) Standards. Committee of SAE.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬