Data and AI Community of Excellence Director
Tony Zech is the Data and AI Community of Excellence Director at ECS. Tony Zech is in charge of building a community of practice for Data and AI at ECS to support ECS’s many customers. Previously at ECS he oversaw cyber analytics and architectures to secure customer environments in defense, government, and the private sector.
Before joining ECS, Mr. Zech worked as a Systems Engineer at Forescout Technologies in the Operational Technologies (OT) Business Unit. In this role, Mr. Zech helped organizations secure critical cyber assets at the heart of their missions. Prior to Forescout, Mr. Zech worked at Cargill, a major agricultural manufacturer, leading analytics and orchestration for the Cargill Security Operations Center.
Tony served as an active-duty U.S. Marine Officer in intelligence and cybersecurity, deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and other operations in the Middle East. He continues in this role in the Reserves, currently serving on the Joint Staff as the Reserve Deputy Director for Collection Management (J26).
Tony holds a Bachelor of Science in International Relations from the United States Naval Academy and a Master of Science in Business Analytics from the University of Minnesota.