As Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Kurt John is responsible for overseeing strategy and operations in the enterprise’s largest market globally, consisting of over $23B in revenue. Specifically, in this role he oversees the coordination of cybersecurity for Siemens’ products, solutions, services, and infrastructure utilized to deliver value to Siemens USA’s customers. Beyond the parameters of his US role within Siemens, Kurt also serves as a member of the Siemens Cybersecurity Board (CSB), where he works alongside international colleagues to set strategy, address global challenges and evaluate actions focusing on securing new opportunities in areas pertaining to cybersecurity.
Kurt has also recently been appointed to Governor Northam’s Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority as a member of the Board of Directors where he contributes to the continued economic and technological development of the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is also a member of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Innovation & Technology executive committee. Kurt serves as a trusted voice in the cybersecurity industry, providing thought leadership on a variety of topics pertaining to enterprise security, IT/OT security and more. He has shared his expertise with many external bodies including National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Government Accountability Office, UN Under Secretary General’s Office and US Congress.