About Bob Kalka

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Bob Kalka, CRISC, CDPSE, FAIR, is a highly-active musician in Austin, Texas, as well as a Global Leader for IBM’s Cybersecurity business.

Bob has been intimately involved for the past three decades in developing IBM’s overall strategy for its comprehensive security-related investments, and currently leads IBM’s global cybersecurity programs.  

He is a frequent international speaker on the relationship of business with cybersecurity, risk management, hybrid cloud and Artificial Intelligence, and has had numerous papers and articles published on these topics.  He also holds a United States Patent related to secure distributed computing software.

Bob received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Organizational Change and Development from Syracuse University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology.  

He has served on the Cybersecurity Advisory Board for Zions Bancorporation in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is an active member of the Industry Advisory Boards for both the School of Performing Arts and the Department of Cybersecurity at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York; the Darwin Deason Institute for Cybersecurity in the Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas; the Cyber Collaborative at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California; and the Committee on Cybersecurity for Executive Education at the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.

Bob has been a performing musician for more than 40 years, and is bandleader for a half-dozen groups across the vibrant Austin, Texas music scene, spanning jazz, rock, funk, blues and worship styles.