Tony Summerlin

Federal Communications Commission

Served as the senior advisor to the CIO of the United States Government for 7 years. Three time Winner of the Federal 100 Award for significant contributions made by a private sector employee assisting in the achievement of the President’s Management Agenda.

Presently serving as the Special Advisor at the FCC. In this role responsibilities include developing strategies for process improvement and modernization of architectures and systems in support of the mission of the agency.

For three previous years served as the Senior Advisor the Program Manager for Information Sharing within the Director of National Intelligence in coalescing and organizing components of the federal, state, local and private sectors in sharing key information to keep our country safe. Assisted with complex legal and legislative issues inclusive of privacy protection and the rights of commercial sectors in maintaining and sharing information.

Cyber lead for the Congressional Commission on the Development of an R&D Roadmap for the Intelligence Community, submitted May of 2013. Awarded the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation Granted in recognition of service to the Intelligence Community and serving The National Commission for the Review of the Research and Development Programs for the United States Intelligence Community.

A contributor to the top academic title of 2001, Pushing the Digital Frontier, [describes the on-coming flood of personalization technologies that can change the way business is conducted in the future], and the 2003 The Power of One, “Gaining Business Value from Personalization Technologies”, [The burgeoning of the digital age as the primary conduit for all information, the prediction of big data as the driver for major changes in the way business is conducted], both published by Penn. State Press.

A frequent lecturer at technology and business conferences including: Gartner; the IBM World-Wide Global Leadership Services Leadership Conference; the Intel Futures roadmap; The Conference Board and, the Accenture Technology Briefing Series, American University [Issues in grasping Personal and Corporate Cyber Security], George Washington University [Intelligence, acquisition and use, Cyber Policy Implications, Cyber Public vs Private Responsibility], the Smith School (University of Maryland) on Consulting to Governments.

Served as board member of The Smeal School of Business, Enterprise Research Center, the Temple University MBA/MS speakers program, the Alliances Conference, The Conference Board and the ITAA briefing board. Voted leader of one of the world’s most democratic workplaces by BLUE. Successfully led five technology companies taking two public and selling three others.

Considered the go-to lead for complex issues including information sharing, cyber security and governance and policy issues both in and out of government. A board member and contributor to INSA, executives in support of national security. Inventor of the e-State methodology to measure the digital state of and enterprise. Holder of 2 US Technology Patents – automated classification and electronic official record automation United States 7478088 and 6553365.

Tony Summerlin
Tony Summerlin
Senior Strategic Advisor
Federal Communications Commission