Tony Scott

Chief Information Officer of the United States (2015-2017); Chief Information Officer, VMWare, Microsoft, General Motors, and The Walt Disney Company

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Over a 40-year career, Tony Scott has shaped groundbreaking information technology solutions at some of the world’s most recognizable brands, including Microsoft, General Motors, VMware, and The Walt Disney Company. A cybersecurity and cloud computing pioneer, Scott has championed and executed strategies that have driven results from the corporate boardroom to the consumer’s living room, changing the way we think about modern data management and open-source advancements.

Following a long tenure at Marriott, where he developed the first microcomputer-based forecasting tools and labor management and scheduling tools, Scott held executive roles at Sun Microsystems, Price Waterhouse, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. As the first chief information officer to manage corporate-wide IT at The Walt Disney Company, he upgraded the company’s infrastructure, developed enterprise-wide risk management and cybersecurity functions, and insured company-wide compliance with regulatory and risk issues. As CIO of Microsoft, Scott was responsible for all aspects of the company’s IT organization and enterprise digital supply chain, including Microsoft.com and partner-facing websites.

In 2015, Scott was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as the third Chief Information Officer of the United States. During his tenure, he initiated a 30-day Cybersecurity Sprint and led the government response to a series of cyber intrusions, including an unprecedented breach of personnel data. Scott implemented a 21st-century approach to digital governance, promoted transparency and innovation, and established partnerships between the public and private sectors. Along the way, he navigated net neutrality policy, managed privacy issues arising from the Apple vs. the FBI legal case, and oversaw federal technology spending, including managing an $85 billion budget.

Today, Scott leads the TonyScottGroup, offering cutting-edge enterprise strategy and solutions. He has a bachelor of science in information systems management from the University of San Francisco and a juris doctorate from Santa Clara University. He has been inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame by CIO magazine and is a two-time winner of FedScoop’s 50 “Golden Gov: Executive of the Year” award.