School of Information Studies (iSchool) Executive Professor Scott A. Bernard will deliver the keynote address at the 2016 conference for the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Special Interest Group (SIG) on Management Information Systems (MIS) in Alexandria, VA on June 2.

Bernard will speak on the topic of organizational design and his experiences with and approach to integrating strategic, business, and technology planning for large and complex organizations using a holistic enterprise architecture framework.

In addition to teaching courses on enterprise architecture and IT security architecture at the iSchool, Bernard serves as the U.S. Federal Chief Enterprise Architect at the Office of Management and Budget within the Executive Office of the President. 

The ACM SIGMIS promotes best-practice and research in the management of information systems and technologies in management commerce. As one of the oldest of ACM’s SIGs, SIGMIS traces its beginnings back to 1961, and has been instrumental in defining and developing the field of management and information systems.

The SIGMIS Computers and People Research Conference that Bernard is keynoting is designed to engage the academic and practitioner communities in understanding issues pertaining to the IT workforce, including supply of IT professionals, demand for their skills and talents, and their readiness for the workplace.

Bernard earned his Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; a master’s degree in Business and Personnel Management from Central Michigan University, a master’s degree in Information Management from the iSchool, and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Southern California. He is a graduate of the United States Naval War College, and earned a Chief Information Officer Certificate and an Advanced Program Management Certificate from the National Defense University.