Executive, Chief Information & Security Officer
As Avanade Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, Bob Bruns is responsible for driving Avanade IT to be the leading digital innovator in the Microsoft ecosystem and for delivering the technology capabilities that power the company’s people and operations worldwide.
In his CISO capacity, he has responsibility for protecting Avanade internally and partnering with clients to ensure all information
security obligations are met.
Chief Security Advisor
Hafid is Microsoft’s Chief Security Advisor for the U.S Manufacturing industry. Hafid regularly engages with the security industry through public speaking and providing thought leadership. He works closely with Microsoft customers and partners as a trusted advisor to provide strategic direction and enable them to implement security best practices to safeguard their assets and properly manage security risks to their organization.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Hafid served as the Chief Information Security Officer at Duke Energy where he was responsible for policy and risk management, research and development, enterprise security architecture, identity management and directory services, threat and vulnerability management, perimeter, network, and endpoint security, network defense, incident response, and penetration testing.
Hafid has more than 20 years of experience in the IT and cybersecurity industry. He began his career as a consultant and software engineer and served in a variety of technical and leadership positions, including manager of directory and security services, director of finance architecture and project management, and director of enterprise architecture.
Hafid holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and an MBA from Wake Forest University.
Sr. Director, Security Technology & Operations
As Avanade’s Sr. Director of Security Technology & Operations, Greg Petersen is responsible for Avanade’s internal cybersecurity
technology capabilities and operations to protect Avanade’s company, people, and clients. In addition, he is responsible for leading and showcasing new security technologies from Microsoft.
With over 20 years of practical experience, he has lived the journey from old-school IT architecture and security through to modern cloud-based and agile services, bringing a unique blend of breadth and depth to today’s security challenges. Greg has also been named as a CIO Executive Council Ones to Watch award winner.