Former: CIO at Department of Energy , Now: Vice President & Executive Partner at Gartner

Bob Brese is a VP & Executive Partner with Gartner, Inc., the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. Previously, he was the CIO for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), whose national laboratory and production facility missions span open science to nuclear security. Bob led DOE’s $1.5 billion IT program, including key initiatives in open data, cloud computing, energy efficient IT strategies and cybersecurity. He also served as DOE’s Senior Agency Official for Privacy and for Information Sharing & Safeguarding. A leader in cybersecurity, he was a key contributor to the Administration’s efforts in cyber legislation; policy; cybersecurity technology research, development and deployment; and in the cybersecurity protection of critical infrastructure.