As a thought leader in IT, I have had the pleasure of decisively shaping the GRC market for the last 14 years.
I am a former Fellow and Vice President at Gartner where I led GRC research, including the influential Gartner Magic Quadrant on GRC, as well as research into disruptive technology. I have also worked with the White House and U.S. Naval War College in 2002 to develop the Digital Pearl Harbor war game, the first ever strategic assessment of cyber war strategies. In 2012, the game took on a very real form with the strategic attacks on oil and gas infrastructure in Saudi Arabia and Qatar. I am a retired naval officer and a nuclear submariner. Post-retirement, I served as a diplomatic liaison to NATO for the post-Cold War Congressional Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces.
As an academic, I have served as a Federal Executive Fellow at the Brookings Institution, an Adjunct Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and as an Adjunct Professor and Graduate Research Advisor at the George Washington University School of Engineering Management. I have written a book on international law, and have over 400 published research papers.
I have a MA in International Economics, Strategy and Diplomacy, and a BS in Oceanography.