Summer Fowler

IANS Faculty

    Summer Craze Fowler is the Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer for Argo AI, an artificial intelligence company focused on self-driving vehicle technology. In this role, she develops and leads the strategy and execution of both the IT and cybersecurity teams. Fowler also leads Facilities, Logistics, and Physical Security at Argo. She led the technical activities of the successful international acquisition of a 300+ person company in the EU. She is an expert in business continuity and cyber crisis management. Fowler currently serves as a cybersecurity expert on the audit committee of a healthcare organization with over $1B in annual revenue. She also advises the board of an international fintech company as the cybersecurity expert. Summer was recently named one of the Top 25 Women Leaders in Cyber Security in 2021 by The Software Report. 

    Fowler is an accomplished C-Suite executive and cybersecurity expert with 20 years of experience developing technical strategies and leading engineering teams to achieve aggressive technical goals while also in hyper-growth mode. Prior to joining Argo, she was the technical director for cybersecurity risk & resilience at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and was responsible for a $30M+ program portfolio. She was also a technical member at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory where she designed and prioritized the Department of Defense’s $2B cybersecurity budget. Her career began as a software engineer at Northrop Grumman Corporation where she developed software for special operations forces. Fowler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and a Master of Science degree in information science and telecommunications from the University of Pittsburgh.

    • Cyber Risk Management
    • Crisis Management
    • Reporting & Communications
    • Cybersecurity Training
    • Cyber Metrics and Measurement

    Achievements & Contributions

    • Summer was named as one of the Top 25 Women in Cyber Security by The Software Report (2021)

    Hobbies & Fun Facts

    Traveling with family, Managing her son’s hockey team (her real full-time job), Running and Peloton workouts