Mr. Manfred Boudreaux-Dehmer is NATO’s first Chief Information Officer (CIO).
In this capacity, his main responsibility is to realize Allies’ vision for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as mandated by the North Atlantic Council. He facilitates the integration, alignment and cohesion of ICT systems across the NATO Enterprise and its 25,000 civilian and military users, and oversees the development and operation of ICT capabilities.
Manfred Boudreaux-Dehmer is the director of the Office of the Chief Information Officer, which is composed of ICT and cybersecurity experts, and reports directly to the NATO Secretary General. His deputy is Brigadier General Krzysztof Kociuba.
He also fulfils the function of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and acts as the single point of authority for all cybersecurity issues. This includes leading incident management, orienting specific investments, improving NATO’s cybersecurity posture, as well as increasing cybersecurity awareness NATO-wide.
Prior to joining NATO, Manfred Boudreaux-Dehmer has directed all global computing and information technology systems for Sierra Wireless in Vancouver, Canada, from 2010 until 2021. This position followed eight years at Hewlett-Packard in Strategy & Planning and Business Intelligence leadership roles. In the 1990s, Mr. Boudreaux-Dehmer oversaw Supply Chain systems at Compaq’s Latin America Division in Houston, Texas, and São Paulo, Brazil. He started his career as a programmer at Bayerische Berg-, Hütten- und Salzwerke AG (BHS) in Peissenberg, Germany, in the 1980s.
Manfred Boudreaux-Dehmer holds an MBA from Duke University in North Carolina, USA and a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Business Management Research from the University of Reading, UK. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) at the University of Reading. The thesis for this degree examines human-technology interactions within the context of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.