Jim Byrom is currently a Program Manager within the Internal Revenue Service and is a frequent speaker on Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. For the past six years, he has been assigned to the Cybersecurity Organization within the Disaster Recovery and Technical Assessment branch. He is a recipient of the Commissioner’s Award for Outstanding Achievement. Jim has 30 years of both public and private sector experience in the development and management of information technology solutions. He has been a vice-president within Fortune 500 companies, served as the Chief Information Officer of a Federal Government contracting company, and served as a Director or independent consultant within companies such as Honeywell, Lowe’s, FedEx, Jacobs Engineering Group, Sverdrup Technology, BellSouth, ITC, and Computing Technologies. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Jim has an extensive background in Disaster Recovery, Program Management, Business Process Design/Management, Organizational Structuring, Knowledge Management, and Change Management. Originally a network engineer, he has designed and built 17 Data Centers, including several Category IVs. Jim holds Masters Degrees in Business Administration and Management of Information Systems; he also holds three professional certificates (BusMgt, BusAdm, and ChgMgt) and three undergraduate degrees (CIS, EE, and Ed). Jim is certified at the mastery level by various organizations, including: DRII, ITIL, ISC2, Cisco, Novell, Microsoft, and several others.