As Accenture’s Chief Information Security Officer, Kris Burkhardt leads a team of over 800 security experts charged with protecting company, client, and people data. Kris is accountable for security operations, client data protection, cyber risk reduction strategies, incident response, cybersecurity integration of acquisitions and an industry-leading behavioral change program. Prior to serving as CISO, Kris helped create Accenture’s information security capability and led the implementation of information security technology. Previously, he managed large technology transformations for Accenture and for clients. Kris joined Accenture in 1995, and has served clients in the United States, Japan and Australia in key industries. He holds an Economics degree from the University of Michigan.