Former Federal Chief Information Officer

Tony Scott is CEO of the Tony Scott Group, and is a Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Privacy at Squire Patton Boggs, a prominent International law firm.  Until January 2017, he served in the Obama administration as the 3rd Federal Chief Information Officer (Federal CIO) for the U.S. Government, and was appointed to that role by President Obama in February 2015.  The Federal CIO has oversight, budget and management responsibilities for the more than $85 billion that the Federal Government annually spends on IT.   In that capacity, he created the government wide response plan after the OPM cybersecurity hacking incident, including the Cybersecurity Sprint and Implementation Plan (CSIP), which dramatically improved the information systems security posture of the Federal Government.  His numerous appearances before Congress, and many other forums - providing CXO level public and private sector insight on matters such as digital workplace transformation, cybersecurity, governance, open data, and workforce diversity have been widely recognized.

Immediately before joining the Obama administration, Tony was the Chief Information Officer at Vmware.  Prior roles include the Chief Information Officer at Microsoft Corporation, Chief Information Officer at the Walt Disney Company, and Chief Technology Officer at General Motors Information Systems & Services.  

Tony holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of San Francisco in Information Systems Management, and a Juris Doctorate (law) degree from Santa Clara University.   He was inducted into CIO magazine’s “CIO Hall of Fame” in 2009, and has been a frequent keynote speaker, panelist, and advisor at numerous industry and government events.  Tony is also a licensed pilot, and enjoys flying his own plane whenever possible.