CIO Symposium Contributor

Robert Naylor

Chief Information Officer

Federal Communications Commission

Symposium Roles

Speaker/Panel 2012

Panels Participated in


Mr. Naylor was appointed as the Chief Information Officer for the Federal Communications Commission in April 2011. In this transformational role, Mr. Naylor provides proven leadership, direction, oversight and transparency in the formulation, development and execution of the Agency’s information technology management program.

In August 2009, Mr. Naylor was appointed as the Chief Information Officer for the United States Small Business Administration. In keeping with the Small Business Administration’s priority of investing in “people and technology,” Mr. Naylor focused on staff professional development, infrastructure revitalization, and implementing new technology throughout the SBA. He brought a corporate mindset and sense of urgency, as well as a business justification and return on investment perspective to the Agency. Prior to his SBA CIO appointment, Mr. Naylor served as the Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer and Strategic Technology Advisor to the SBA Administrator, responsible for the Agency’s American Reinvestment and Recovery Act IT investments and IT Operations.

Mr. Naylor served on the Federal Executive CIO Council the Federal CIO Council as Co-Chair of the IT Workforce Committee, one of the most established committees on the Council. Mr. Naylor was also a member of two White House workgroups for the Office of Science, Technology, and Innovations on International Data Research Policy and Ideation (social media). Additionally, Mr. Naylor served as the SBA Junior Achievement Representative.

Having attended Oxford University, Oxford, England, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, a graduate of Eastern College with a B.A. in Organizational Management, and Arcadia College, Mr. Naylor appreciates the value of education, training, and ROI (Return On Investment) in both the USA and international marketplace.