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ASF Overview and Welcome Message

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Vito Errico
Army Software Factory, Co-director

Vito serves as CEO and Director of the Army Software Factory in Austin, TX.  He is a highly decorated active-duty Army officer with front line combat experience in both Iraq and Afghanistan. His academic achievement includes degrees with distinction from West Point, Georgetown, and Yale Universities.  In 2013, Vito was selected for the Army’s Joint Chiefs of Staff/Office of the Secretary of Defense Internship Program. In 2015, Vito was recognized as a Center for a New American Security National Security Fellow. During his studies at Yale, Vito worked at the Yale CEO Institute and interacted closely with Fortune 500 CEOs. He was selected to serve as the Senior Teaching Assistant for the Corporate Governance and Strategic Leadership MBA courses. He was subsequently identified in Forbes Magazine and Poets and Quants “Top Business School Graduates” annual feature in 2019. He resides in Austin with his wife Vanessa and their two young boys. LTC Errico’s current off-duty hobbies include changing diapers and watching Sesame Street.

Rob Thomas
IBM, SVP Global Markets, IBM Sales

Rob Thomas is Senior Vice President of Global Markets. He is responsible for IBM’s global sales and client satisfaction worldwide.

In his prior role, Rob served as Senior Vice President of IBM Cloud and Data Platform where he directed IBM’s software product design and investment strategy, expert labs, product development, and field operations across the company’s vast software portfolio. Major product brands under Rob’s leadership included Watson, Cloud Paks, Db2, Cognos, and QRadar. Since joining IBM’s software unit, Rob has held roles of increasing responsibility and overseen numerous acquisitions by the firm, representing approximately $4 billion in transaction value.

In 1999, he joined IBM in technology and strategy consulting, first in Atlanta and then in New York. In 2004, Rob joined IBM’s high technology business, to build an engineering services organization focused on semiconductor design and software/systems development. At one point, he led the business and manufacturing in Asia Pacific, living in Tokyo, Japan.

In 2007, Rob joined IBM’s software business, focused on data and analytics. He held a variety of roles, leading IBM’s transition from core databases to delivering broader analytical capabilities, investing in open source, and eventually artificial intelligence.

In 2015, John Wiley & Sons published Rob’s first book, titled “Big Data Revolution: What farmers, doctors, and insurance agents can teach us about patterns in big data”. The Financial Times called the book, “interesting as a case study of the philosophical assumptions that underpin the growing obsession with data.” In December 2016, Rob published his second book, “The End of Tech Companies”, educating business leaders on how to navigate digital disruption in every industry. In April 2020, O’Reilly published Rob’s latest book, “The AI Ladder: Accelerate Your Journey to AI.” The book serves as a practical guide for business leaders to discover where they are in their AI journey and learn the steps necessary to successfully scale AI throughout their organization. Today, he writes extensively on his blog robdthomas.com.

Born in Florida, Rob studied at Vanderbilt University, earning his BA in Economics. During his MBA from the University of Florida, Rob worked in equity research, learning applied economics, finance, and financial analysis. Rob serves on the board of Domus (Stamford, CT), which assists underprivileged children in Fairfield county. He is an active volunteer at Filling in the Blanks, an organization focused on fighting childhood hunger in local communities. He lives in New Canaan, CT with his wife and three children.


Army Software Factory (ASF) is where Soldiers become innovators. The Army's first Soldier-led software factory is where cutting-edge software solutions are developed FOR Soldiers, BY Soldiers. 

At Fed Supernova 2021, ASF will introduce you to the change-makers you need to meet in order advance our nation's capabilities and stay competitive. Join us for an overview of ASF at Fed Supernova and a welcome message from the organization's co-director.


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