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Executive Director, Global IT Audit
Robert Kress is the Executive Director in Accenture’s high performance IT organization that supports the $25 billion company and its 230,000 employees working in 52 countries. Reporting to Accenture’s Chief Information Officer, Mr. Kress has overall responsibility for running IT as a business and includes IT Strategy, IT Planning, Product and Service Management, IT Risk, Application and Infrastructure Management Operations, Supplier and Contract Management, Audit and IT Policy, Communications, Business Performance, Finance, Human Resources, Deployable Resources and Organizational Development.
He has published two books, Running IT like a Business, in November 2011, and IT Governance to Drive High Performance: Lessons from Accenture, in March 2010.
Bob is a member of the Executives Club of Chicago and co-chair of the Technology Committee, i.c.stars Board of Directors, Chicago Mayor’s Council of Technology Advisors, and Chairman of the Advisory Board for the College of Engineering at The University of Iowa.
Mr. Kress 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.