Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and General Manager Cybersecurity
Charles E. Beard, Jr., is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for SAIC (NYSE:SAI) and General Manager of the SAIC Cybersecurity Business Unit. In this dual role, he has led SAIC to be the first in its industry to transition the enterprise to a cloud computing infrastructure and address the security and control challenges inherent in that journey. He is Secretary of the Inova Health Care Services Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Quality Committee at Mount Vernon Hospital. Inova Health Care Services is an AA+ rated not-for-profit health system with 1,753 licensed hospital beds, 3,412 practicing physicians and 16,000 employees.
Prior to joining SAIC, Mr. Beard was a Director in the Oliver Wyman division of Marsh & McLennan (NYSE: MMC). In this role he provided strategic advisory services associated with corporate transactions and restructurings and developing information technology strategies to achieve business design objectives. Charles also served as the Senior Vice President for Global Transportation and Industrial Markets at KPMG Consulting (later BearingPoint), leading the company's strategy and operations services for clients including GE, Honeywell, United Technologies, Southwest Airlines to name a few.
Charles holds a B.S. from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Montana while stationed there as a US Air Force Space and Missile Operations officer. He has completed continuing education at the Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan. Charles is a featured speaker at the University level and a frequent contributor to major media publications