Chief Technology Officer, US Public Sector
Bill Burnham is the Chief Technology Officer for Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s US Public Sector Business Unit. In this role, Mr. Burnham is responsible for providing expert technical guidance and direction across all Federal Civilian Agencies, the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, State and Local governments and Higher Education Institutions. He works extensively with HPE Labs, and our partners and systems integrators, to design secure Hybrid Cloud and Intelligent Edge solutions for specific problem sets, injecting technology innovation that fosters business and process transformation. Mr. Burnham is HPE’s Corporate Executive Sponsor for both California and New York State, providing State leadership an industry executive point of view and advice on technology trends, while being an advocate inside HPE for activities involving either State. He also sits on the HPE Corporate Advisory Board for Worldwide Public Sector Solutions, to guide the company’s development efforts, providing an understanding of emerging requirements in order to define innovative solutions that will solve tomorrow’s challenges. Mr. Burnham joined HPE in 2018, after seven years of federal service as the Chief Technology Officer for the United States Special Operations Command, where he was responsible for the innovation/modernization of the global information and services networks supporting 70,000 special operations users. In this position, Mr. Burnham provided authoritative technical leadership on complex, controversial and precedent setting matters ranging from innovative data center designs to hybrid cloud implementation strategies. Prior to his service as a government civilian, Mr. Burnham was a career active duty Army officer with the majority of his assignments in tactical special operations units and joint tactical communications units. Mr. Burnham attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence, and the University of Southern California, where he received a Master of Science in Systems Management.