Justin Manley is an innovative technologist and executive with experience in startup, public corporation, academic, and public sectors. He has been working with marine technology and robotics since 1990 and is a recognized leader in unmanned systems development and operations.
After professional roles at MIT, supporting NOAA and in the private sector he founded Just Innovation Inc. in mid-2015. He supports a variety of clients with a focus on unmanned and undersea systems. He is extensively involved in the marine technology profession through a variety of leadership roles. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, Served as Vice President of Government and Public Affairs for the Marine Technology Society (MTS), is a Fellow of the Institute for Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMAREST) and a founding member of Marine Education for Inspiration and Innovation (MATE II).
He is also dedicated to innovation, serving as an advisor to startup companies and a judge for the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health and ANA AVATAR XPRIZE. He holds two patents in unmanned systems oversight and security.