Dan Roberts has authored and is a contributing author of numerous books. His latest two, Unleashing the Power of IT and Confessions of a Successful CIO, were on Amazon's list of top-rated books for months, and are being leveraged by IT Leadership Teams as a model for moving IT up the maturity curve.
Dan is also a frequent contributor to, and often quoted in, leading industry publications. Collaborating with co-author Brian Watson, their latest article series on CIO.com continues to profile the "confessions," the game-changing philosophies and proven practices of the top CIOs across all industries.
Dan is considered one of the best connected thought leaders in the CIO space. He is a keynote speaker and panel moderator at frequent industry conferences and corporate events. Dan has a passion for bringing CIOs together to learn and benefit from one another's experiences. Each year, he works and meets with more than 100 CIOs and IT Leadership Teams across the globe.
As the CEO and President of Ouellette & Associates Consulting, Inc. (O&A), Dan leads the firm known since 1984 for "Developing the Human Side of Technology." His team, along with a cadre of strategic partners, have helped more than 3,500 IT organizations build high-performing world-class cultures, assess and develop the new core competencies necessary for success, and manage talent risk through knowledge transfer.
Dan works tirelessly to help our military veterans through his work on the nonprofit group Darkhorse Benefits. Here he achieves two important missions: The first is to help our veterans leverage their core competencies and unique experiences to successfully transition into IT careers. The second is to provide CIOs with another source of talent to help address the talent crisis. Additionally, through Darkhorse, O&A's "One-for-One" program provides veterans with free access to its IT Skill Builder competency assessment and career-builder platform.
Dan has been married for more than 30 years and is the proud dad of Kristina, a doctor on the Big Island of Hawaii, and Kelly, a retired US Army Ranger who is now pursuing his MBA in South Florida.