Robert (Bob) F. Brese is a Vice President and Executive Partner with Gartner, Inc., the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. He brings his recent, real-world Federal CIO experience to provide IT leaders with insight on their most pressing issues and their most thrilling business opportunities. Most recently, Mr. Brese was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), whose national laboratories, production facilities, and environmental cleanup site missions span open science to nuclear security. Mr. Brese led DOE’s policy, governance, and oversight of more than $1.5 billion in annual IT investments, as well as DOE’s key initiatives in open data, cloud computing, and energy-efficient IT strategies. Mr. Brese also served as the Department’s Senior Agency Official for Privacy and for Information Sharing and Safeguarding. A leader in the U.S. Government’s cybersecurity community, Mr. Brese 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 the country’s critical infrastructure.