Gregory Smith

Gregory S .Smith is an internationally recognized IT executive with a 30 years of experience managing complex IT and business systems.

Gregory Smith

Mr. Smith serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the American Kidney Fund, a Maryland based organization dedicated to providing financial and educational support to dialysis patients. Previously, Mr. Smith served for a total of 15 years as the Chief Information Officer for various organizations including the Pew Charitable Trusts and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Mr. Smith’s for-profit experience combines IT and business acumen from a decade in U.S. national security, U.S. financial services 100, and consulting experience from PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP. Gregory S. Smith is an honoree of several awards including: SmartCEO magazine Top 10 CIOs in Washington DC, Computer World magazine Premier 100 IT Leaders, CIO magazine CIO 100 and eWeek magazine Top 100 CIOs. Mr. Smith was also recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential CIOs by CIO Insight magazine. In 2017, Mr. Smith received an excellence in teaching award from Georgetown University.


Mr. Smith is the author of CIO 2.0 (in Mandarin), Straight to the Top: CIO Leadership in a Mobile, Social, and Cloud-based World (John Wiley & Sons), How to Protect Your Children on the Internet: A Road Map for Parents and Teachers (Greenwood Publishing) and Straight to the Top: Becoming a World-Class CIO (John Wiley & Sons). Mr. Smith received a B.S. in Computer Science from a top 10 national program from the University of Maryland at College Park and an M.S. in Business from The Johns Hopkins University. He served for 10 years as an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University in the Carey Graduate Business School. Mr. Smith currently serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, graduate programs.


Mr. Smith has spoken at a number of prestigious conferences across the globe including keynote presentations in Canada, Denmark, India, Indonesia, Turkey, China, Singapore, and Belgium. He also keynoted the famous Interop conference in both New York and Las Vegas. As a practicing CIO and academic professor, Mr. Smith keeps his pulse on today’s changing IT landscape and continues to apply those trends into business practice. For more information, please see http://www.gregoryssmith.com.