Blue Dome delivers autonomous visual inspections to governments, states, agencies, and global construction and infrastructure companies.
We automate visual inspection through proprietary machine learning and image processing technologies that eliminate reliance on manual inspections, deliver objective, consistent, and accurate results. The Blue Dome solution improves safety for workers and the public, reduces costs, and improves productivity.
Blue Dome enables the real-time optical inspection, tracking, and assessment of roadway assets; the evaluation of pavement conditions; and the monitoring of site safety and construction plans. Blue Dome works with off-the-shelf cameras, making integration into existing workflows simple.
Meet our team of experts
Founder and CEO of Blue Dome
Mr. Patnaik is the Founder and CEO of Blue Dome. He also founded Ficus Computer Engineering, a Silicon Valley-based technology solutions provider which he led for over 20 years and which built products for VISA, KLA-Tencor, Marubeni Corporation, SAP Labs, and HP. Prior to Ficus, Mr. Patnaik worked for NASA at Stanford University, where he was responsible for efficient storage and analysis of imaging data from the Hubble Telescope. Mr. Patnaik has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from REC/NIT Rourkela, India and a MS in Systems from SUNY Buffalo.
Mr. Hissen has 36 years of project, program management and construction management experience including projects for highway improvements, intelligent transportation systems, and tolling. He worked with AECOM for over 17 years and at Caltrans for 19 years. Mr. Hissen is a registered civil engineer in the State of California with a BS in Civil Engineering from University of Texas at Arlington and a MS in Civil Engineering from UC Davis.
Chairman of the Board
Senior executive and legal/business advisor with 30+ years experience in technology sector.
Raised over $10 billion in debt and equity capital and managed more than $25 billion in M&A transactions.
Senior executive for global semiconductor company prior to $3.6 billion sale
J.D. (Law) Harvard;
M.A, B.A. Cambridge University;
B.A. University of Virginia
Led multiple start-ups from conception and growth to exits through IPOs and M&As
Co-founded Ecosystems, NetIQ, Digital Market, Centrify; Board member of many companies, including Relevant Technologies (Flextronics)
B.Sc. in Electrical and Industrial engineering, Northwestern University;
MBA Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Founding partner of Ropa Investments
Former Managing Director at Toya Holding A.S., a global real estate and construction company based in Turkey
Former advisor to Lothian Capital Partners (UK), LSEListed Savannah Petroleum and Nanes Balkany Partners
BSFS, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service