Cybersummit Session Day 2: CIO Panel - Challenges Overcome and Predicted


2:10 - 2:40 pm - CIO Panel: Challenges Overcome and Predicted. Session Participants: David Shive - GSA, Ryan Gillis - Palo Alto Networks, Jim Weaver - Washington State

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About The Speakers

David Shive, GSA

Speaker: David Shive, GSADavid A. Shive is the Chief Information Officer for the U.S. General Services Administration. Mr. Shive oversees the GSA IT organization, and is responsible for information technology operations and ensuring alignment with agency and administration strategic objectives and priorities. He joined the U.S. General Services Administration's Office of the Chief Information Officer in November 2012. Concurrent to his role as CIO, David served as the Acting Commissioner of the newly formed Technology Transformation Service from July - November 2016. 

Prior to being named CIO, he was the Director of the Office of Enterprise Infrastructure, responsible for the enterprise information technology infrastructure platforms and capability that support the GSA business enterprise.  He was also the Acting Director of HR and FM Systems for the GSA CFO and CPO offices. Prior to joining GSA, he served in the District of Columbia government as a Chief Information Officer. 

In this role, Mr. Shive had executive responsibility for agency IT operations including financial systems, security and privacy programs, internal controls and compliance, strategic planning, enterprise architecture and performance management and measurement programs and directed the transformation of enterprise systems and processes, to public/private cloud hybrid. He holds an undergraduate degree in physics from California State University, Fresno; a master’s degree in research meteorology from the University of Maryland College Park; and a post-graduate management certificate from the Carnegie Mellon Graduate School of Industrial Management. 

 

Jim Weaver, Washington State

Speaker: James Weaver, Washington StateJames (Jim) Weaver was appointed Director and State CIO for Washington Technology Solutions in December 2018. As the Director and State CIO, Jim leads the implementation of a strategic direction and enterprise architecture for information technology for state government, while providing and supporting IT services and infrastructure for state agencies, municipalities and tribal governments.

Jim has more than 32 years of experience in the IT industry, having served in varying management and technical positions, most notably as the Commonwealth of PA’s Chief Technology Officer, as well as Chief Technology Officer and Deputy Chief Information Officer for the commonwealth’s Departments of Human Services, Aging and Insurance.

 

Ryan Gillis, Palo Alto Networks

Speaker: Ryan Gillis, Palo Alto NetworksRyan Gillis is Vice President for Cybersecurity Strategy and Global Policy at Palo Alto Networks. He has also held leadership positions in cybersecurity at the U.S. National Security Council and the Department of Homeland Security.