Ignatius “Dayan” Anandappa

Ignatius “Dayan” Anandappa

Ignatius “Dayan” Anandappa is the head of data and digital platforms at Raytheon Technologies (RTX). In this role, Anandappa provides strategic direction and executive leadership of all aspects of the company’s data strategy. This strategy is focused on leveraging data-driven insights to optimize operations and accelerate RTX in the responsible integration of AI technologies in support of its aerospace and defense customers.

Prior to United Technologies Corporation’s (UTC) merger with Raytheon Company in 2020, Anandappa served as corporate vice president and general manager of the Digital Accelerator, where he drove the organization’s transformation strategy. In this role, Anandappa was responsible for incubating new digital services and partnered with the businesses to realize new sources of revenue for UTC and its customers.

Anandappa has related experience at GE, where he served in a series of progressively expanding roles, including CIO, GE Digital. Before that, Anandappa was CIO, digital technologies and collaboration, and chief, digital IT innovation. He also worked at MCI and began his career with Pepsi-Cola.

Anandappa is a member of Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business Advisory Board and an advisor to the portfolio companies of Andreessen Horowitz and Insight Partners. He also serves as a Knight of the Order of Malta.

Anandappa graduated with honors from the State University of New York College at Oneonta and resides in Connecticut with his wife and three children.