Robert Kress

Robert Kress

Managing Director, Accenture Security & Global Security Quality & Risk Officer
Accenture

Robert Kress is the Global Security Quality & Risk Officer at Accenture, responsible for identifying, assessing and managing risk in Accenture’s Security business, and managing the quality of security services delivered to clients. Bob is also responsible for Accenture Security offerings to Boards of Directors, and client work.

Prior to this role, Bob was 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, Bob had 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, among others.

Bob 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.

Bob earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, and a master of business administration degree from the University of Iowa.

A Measurable Impact

Initial placement rate:
90%
Industry retention rate:
81%
College attendance rate:
55%
Alumni actively engaged in their communities:
72%
Average 12-month earnings before program:
$10,790
Average 12-month earnings after program:
$44,010