Alan Balutis is a Distinguished Fellow and Senior Director, North American Public Sector for Cisco Systems’ Business Solutions Group, the firm’s global strategy and consulting arm. Balutis joined the networking leader after more than 30 years in public service and industry leadership roles. Balutis is a founding member of the Federal CIO Council. His 28 years in the federal sector were spent at the Department of Commerce, where he headed its management and budget office for over a decade and was its first CIO. He is a NAPA Fellow.