CTO, CO-FOUNDER

CTO, CO-FOUNDER

CHRISTOPHER ARMENIO

Having over a decade of robotics, embedded systems, and IoT understanding, Christopher is a “full-stack” IoT engineer with skills ranging from electronics design and fabrication, to firmware development, to mobile and backend development. As Breakwall’s CTO, Christopher leverages his experience within multiple startups and consultation with large corporations and DARPA (an agency of the Department of Defense).

In 2017, Christopher returned to the Internet-of-Things by co-founding Breakwall Analytics, a company focused on utilizing IoT devices to quantify and improve industrial and commercial processes.

In 2012 he left robotics and returned to Cleveland to form his own company focusing on hardware/cloud-based solutions for the nascent Internet-of-Things (IoT) industry. After re-establishing himself in Cleveland’s tech scene, Christopher was recruited into a local creative technology agency (DXY) to help bootstrap their connected devices team. At DXY, Christopher worked on a number of fantastic projects including robotic exoskeletons, bluetooth-enabled kitchen appliances, and Cleveland Scene’s “Best Local Invention” of 2015.

Christopher graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with his master’s degree in Computer Engineering, specializing in Robotics and Computer Vision. While at RIT, Christopher founded the Grand Challenge Autonomous Race Team, RIT’s entry into the DARPA Grand Challenge. The end result was a full-size autonomous vehicle capable of navigating around campus without any human intervention. Upon graduation, Christopher spent four years in the defense robotics industry working closely with DARPA, the APL at Johns Hopkins, iRobot, and nearly every branch of the United States Armed Forces. Christopher’s focus was embedded systems design and integration for the “next generation” of bomb disposal robots.