Dean Lane

Mr. Lane serves as the Senior Vice President of the Institute of World Politics (IWP) Cyber Intelligence Initiative. In this capacity, he is responsible for seven Cyber Intelligence Certifications offered by the University. Prior to joining IWP Mr. Lane was the founder and CEO of the Office of the CIO®; an influential consultancy and community of CIOs well known throughout the Silicon Valley and beyond. Members of the Office of the CIO included CIOs from Symantec, Facebook, Polycom, Brocade, Peet’s Coffee and 45 other top Silicon Valley companies. Mr. Lane has 30 years of hands on experience in the Cyber world, having been a CIO, as a practitioner, at four different companies: Honeywell Aerospace, ATK, Plantronics, and Masters Institute of Technology. Additionally, he held the Senior IT Director position at Symantec. Mr. Lane has also been a consultant for Gartner, AT&T (Teradata) and Ernst & Young, His experience is global and as found on the internet, he is considered an expert on Cyber.

Mr. Lane obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of California (UCLA) and his MBA from National University. He is Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) by ISACA and is also certified as a Master Project Manager. Mr. Lane served on the advisory boards of the State of California Veteran’s Affairs, Comtrade Inc, TachTech, and SFSU’s Center for Electronic Business. Mr. Lane’s first book, CIO Wisdom, is a Prentice Hall World-wide #1 Best Seller and a sequel, CIO Perspectives was published by Kendall-Hunt. His most recent book CIO’s Body of Knowledge was published by Wiley & Sons. During a Hi Tech Economic Mission to Israel, he consulted with former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barach. Mr. Lane is a highly decorated U.S. Naval Special Warfare Officer who served as the SEAL Team Officer for the Commander In Chief, Pacific Fleet.