Alan Balutis is a Distinguished Fellow and Senior Director, North American Public Sector for Cisco Systems. Balutis joined the networking leader after more than 30 years in public service and industry leadership roles. Most recently, he was President and Chief Executive Officer, Government Strategies, of a leading market research firm, INPUT. Before that, he served as COO of a small minority-owned firm. From 2001 to 2003, he headed a major public sector IT industry association, the Industry Advisory Council (IAC), as well as its parent group, now known as the American Council for Technology.
Balutis is a founding member of the Federal CIO Council. He led its strategic planning and outreach committees, helped create the council's e-government committee and served as its first chair. His 28 years in the federal sector were spent at the Department of Commerce, where he headed its management and budget office for over a decade and was its first CIO, and at the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (now the Department of Health and Human Services).
Balutis is a six-time Federal Computer Week FED 100 winner and a member of both the Government Computer News and Federal Computer Week halls of fame. He is also a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.