Bob Kress is a Managing Director in Accenture Security, and is the global Accenture Security Quality & Risk officer responsible for identifying, assessing and managing risk in Accenture's Security business, and managing the quality of Security services delivered to clients. Mr. Kress is also responsible for Accenture Security offerings to Boards of Directors, and is the Midwest Region Security lead. Prior to this Bob was: • the Managing Director of Global IT Audit in Accenture’s Internal Audit organization and led the Internal Audit transformation and digitization. • the COO of Accenture’s Internal IT organization responsible for transforming internal IT and running IT like a business, including IT Strategy, IT Planning, IT Risk, and all IT operations. Previously Bob worked in Accenture’s Management Consulting and Software Products organizations. He has published two books, Running IT like a Business, and IT Governance to Drive High Performance. He has most recently published articles on Digitizing Internal Audit, Analytics Transforming Internal Audit for a Digital Future, and Innovation in Continuous Risk Assessment. Bob is the Chairman of the i.c.stars (non-profit) Board of Directors, and Chairman of the Advisory Board for the College of Engineering at The University of Iowa. Bob is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), The Economic Club of Chicago, and The Executives Club of Chicago and co-chair of the Technology Committee. Bob holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, and a master of business administration degree from the University of Iowa.