Tony Scott to Speak at 2017 North American IPv6 Summit

Former CIO of the United States to Address IT Modernization – A Path Forward Leveraging IPv6

DENVER, April 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The collective North American IPv6 Task Forces announced that Tony Scott, former Federal Chief Information Officer of the United States under President Barack Obama, will speak at this year’s North American IPv6 Summit to be held at LinkedIn headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA, April 25-26.

Scott, who currently leads The TonyScottGroup, will address IT Modernization – A Path Forward Leveraging IPv6.

Tony Scott was instrumental in the acceleration of IPv6 adoption by Federal government agencies that have been instituting standard implementation methodologies and quarterly progress updates,” said John Lee, CTO of Internet Associates, sponsor of Scott’s speech. “Tony Scott’s speech at this year’s North American IPv6 Summit should not be missed.  It is a great opportunity for network professionals to hear one of the foremost pioneers in cybersecurity and cloud computing.”

Spanning decades, Tony Scott’s career has found him responsible for groundbreaking information technology developments at global companies. At Marriott, he developed microcomputer based forecasting, labor management and scheduling tools, and later went on to hold executive roles at Sun Microsystems, Price Waterhouse, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. As  Chief Information Officer managing corporate-wide IT at The Walt Disney Company, his major accomplishments included upgrading the company’s infrastructure, development of enterprise-wide risk management and cybersecurity functions, and insuring company-wide compliance with regulatory and risk issues, including PCI and Sarbanes-Oxley.

Later, as the CIO of Microsoft, Scott was responsible for all aspects of the company’s information technology organization, including and partner-facing websites. He managed internal business application development and support, infrastructure management, IT service delivery, operations risk management for the company, cybersecurity, and technology support for field services.  In 2013, Scott joined VMware in Palo Alto California, and was responsible for Global IT, Real Estate and Workplace functions, and Security.

In 2015, Scott was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as the third Federal Chief Information Officer of the United States. During his tenure, he improved federal cybersecurity, initiating a 30-day Cybersecurity Sprint and leading the government response to a series of cyber intrusions, eventually successfully launching the President’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan.

Today, the TonyScottGroup offers cutting-edge enterprise strategy, advisory services, emerging technology evaluation, and governance assessment in cybersecurity, cloud services, and overall technology management to a variety of organizations.

The IPv6 2017 Summit is being held at LinkedIn headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA, April 25-26.  The two-day event, designed to educate network professionals on the current state of IPv6 adoption, will feature a variety of speakers from leading organizations, including LinkedIn, ARIN, Google Fiber, Microsoft, Cisco, Comcast, and others.

About The IPv6 Task Forces

Dedicated to the advancement and adoption of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), the Rocky Mountain, California, Texas and Mexico IPv6 Task Forces work to educate the community on IPv6 and its benefits. As sub-chapters of the North American IPv6 Task Force, these organizations primarily host local IPv6-focused events to promote the use of IPv6 within the North American region. These groups are non-profit/tax-exempt organizations that industry and government can look to for guidance on IPv6 transition information and advice about best practices and solutions involving IPv6. For more information, visit,,, and .

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Scott Hogg
Chairman, Emeritus, Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force
Phone: 303-949-4865

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