Over the past 40 years, Bob has worked as an educator, an executive and an entrepreneur. He has assisted businesses and individuals in developing highly secure information technology (IT) strategies that are tightly linked with their business strategies and goals. His workshops, seminars, writings and consultations reflect his knowledge, humor, enthusiasm and vision. Given world events, increasingly more stringent security, privacy and compliance regulations around safeguarding personal and healthcare information (PII and PHI) along with increased business dependency on technology, his passion and focus is in helping organizations establish, operationalize and mature their information risk management programs.
He doesn’t simply write about and talk about it! He’s been there, done that and continues to be an active privacy, security, compliance and information risk management executive. Bob is no stranger to managing and protecting large amounts of data – his experience includesm anaging some of the world’s largest HR, benefits and healthcare databases, requiring the highest levels of security and privacy. Bob’s experience as an EVP & CIO and general manager of leading publicly-traded global organizations at GE, Johnson & Johnson and Healthways for 30+ years equips him to help others make informed decisions about information privacy and security and implement more effective solutions. His business career spans many years of increasingly greater responsibility for all aspects of regulatory compliance and information security, with 20+ of those years covering the highly data-regulated healthcare industry. As an educator, he has continued to expand and update his knowledge base through postgraduate study, earning professional certifications and participating in professional healthcare and other organizations.