Mr. Bobby Keener

CEO, Civilian Cyber

Short Biography

As an executive-level leader in the private, non-profit and public sectors Bobby has provided leadership in the areas of Innovation, Cybersecurity, Data, Technology, and Education to Fortune 100 companies; large non-profits; local governments; state and national agencies; the national intelligence community; and schools and universities. As Chief Technology Innovations Officer at the Virginia Department of Education Bobby was nationally recognized as a Top 25 innovative technology leader by for his technology and cybersecurity initiatives. He has also served as a Governor's appointee to the Virginia IT Advisory Council (ITAC), overseen technology infrastructure services for over seventy state agencies, is a member of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Cyber Center Advisory Board, and co-Chairs the national Generate Data Governance Group. Bobby has also founded multiple inter-agency state advisory committees/councils and serves on other prominent national advisory councils/boards. As a consultant he has advised organizations as diverse as Google, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Harrah's Casino. Bobby holds a BS in Computer Science and Executive MIS and MBA degrees, both with Honors, from VCU; and is a veteran of the United States Army where he was a Non-Commissioned Officer, Certified Jungle Operations Expert and recipient of the Humanitarian Services Medal. His greatest pride is to be a husband and father to his wife and their three children.