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Bob Ferrell

World Wide Technology Vice President, Public Sector Strategy

Retired Army Lieutenant General Robert (Bob) Ferrell serves as Vice President of Public Sector Strategy at World Wide Technology (WWT), a position he has held since September 2017. In this role, Bob interfaces with WWT’s wide-array of industry, federal, defense, state and local partners to develop and manage Public Sector strategy in order to deliver business and technology outcomes for next generation capabilities. Bob is a proven leader in the Cyber/IT field with over 38 years of demonstrated success in both operational environments and on an enterprise scale. Bob matriculated through the enlisted ranks of the United States Army, from Private to Sergeant. He was later commissioned as an officer and climbed the officer ranks from Lieutenant to Lieutenant General. He has commanded at every level from platoon to Army major subordinate command, including serving as the Commanding General, Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM). Bob also served as the Director, Command and Control, Communications and Computer Systems (J6) and Chief Information Officer, United States Africa Command. He has led through challenging Cyber/IT missions in both peace and wartime, including operations in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. Bob’s culminating military assignment was in the Pentagon, serving as the U.S. Army’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) and G6, overseeing an annual budget that exceeded $10B. He was responsible for setting strategic direction and objectives for the Army network that serviced over 1.4 million people, and supervising all Army C4 (command, control, communications, and computers) and IT functions. Bob received his commission from Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia. He holds a B.S. in Marketing from Hampton University, M.A. in Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Masters in Strategy from the Army War College.