Geography 2050

Mr. Frank Prautzsch

Velocity Technology Partners, LLC

Mr. Prautzsch is the President of Velocity Technology Partners, LLC. After his graduation from the United States Military Academy, he served for 22 years in the military in a variety of technical and operational capacities on numerous global missions. He joined Hughes Space and Communication, and devoted a large part of his post-military life developing military and commercial spacecraft. He then worked in Raytheon Network Centric Systems as Director of Rapid Initiatives Group from 2006 to 2009 developing rapid solutions for the military from COTS products. From 2010-2012 he assisted ORBCOMM as Senior Vice President in Government Business Development establishing markets for machine-to-machine and IoT device networks for the military and intelligence communities. Mr. Prautzsch has an extensive experience with renewable energy and mass storage. While at Raytheon, he charted a course for exploration of carbon recycle and sequestration, concentrated solar energy production, vertical off-grid wind turbines, hydrogen electrolytic augmented combustion, and piezo-electric energy harvesting. As a board member of the Algae BioMass Organization, he worked on emerging energy technology - producing biomass from algae and carbon capture pilot programs. These renewable technologies were developed for a variety of military applications. During his role in ORBCOMM, he was involved in the development of energy and battery integration - including improving energy efficiency and utilizing renewable energy to power space-based and cellular edge devices. In his current job at Velocity Technology Partners, LLC, he works with and for the government as a senior consultant to the National Capital Region Remote Sensing Center on disruptive and emerging energy, sensor, communications, network, space, navigation, and material sciences. His current work in a future government IoT system will be revolutionary. Mr. Prautzsch graduated from United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. He also holds a Master’s degree in Systems Technology from Naval Postgraduate School. He is a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, the National Defense Industries Association, the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and an AGS Fellow.