Bill Burnham is the Chief Technology Officer for Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s US Public Sector Business Unit. In this role, Mr. Burnham is responsible for providing expert technical guidance and direction to key customers in the U.S. Federal Sector, State and Local Governments, and Education. He works extensively with HPE Labs, and our partners and systems integrators, to design Hybrid IT and Intelligent Edge solutions for customer specific problem sets, injecting technology innovation that fosters business and process transformation.
Mr. Burnham joined HPE in 2018 after seven years of federal service as the Chief Technology Officer for the United States Special Operations Command, responsible for the innovation/modernization of the global information and services networks supporting 70,000 special operations users. In this position, Mr. Burnham provided authoritative technical leadership on complex, controversial and precedent setting matters ranging from innovative data center designs to hybrid cloud implementation strategies.
Prior to his service as a government civilian, Mr. Burnham was a career active duty Army officer with the majority of his assignments in tactical/operational special operations units and joint tactical communications units supporting deployed special operations forces.
Mr. Burnham attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence, and the University of Southern California, where he received a Master of Science in Systems Management.