Alan Balutis is a Distinguished Fellow and Managing Partner for Cisco Systems. Balutis joined the networking leader after more than 30 years in public service and industry leadership roles. He was 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 and was the first person to hold the CIO title at a Cabinet level agency. He is a seven-time Federal Computer Week FED 100 winner, and a member of both the Government Computer News and Federal Computer Week halls of fame.