NCX Webinar

Innovation & Change: A Young Leader's View of Breaking Trans-Generational Leadership
Presented by Andy Heo
Friday, May 31, 2019 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM MST


With the rise of cyber security’s visibility amongst various industries, it is very clear that a different type of employee has moved to the forefront of a company’s vision.  Those who are involved with cyber operations or defense are charge with a critical task that was typically left to the basements of facilities where no interaction would happen with technicians until something was wrong.  Now, armed with a seat at the main conference room table with a CEO, cyber leaders have to bring prepared plans that have been integrated with operations without disturbing the flow of the team.  How can current leaders manage such a sudden change of perception of the technical nerd?  Why does it matter? 


Andy Heo
Director of Cyber

itslogoAndyHeopicDr. Andrew Heo is the Director of Cyber for ITS, LLC., headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He serves as the primary cyber engineering and architectural consultant for the SENSOR program, providing for the sustainment of ground-based systems that support six unique weapon systems in 12 locations under the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s System Engineering and Sustainment Integrator (SENSOR) contract. Previously Dr. Heo was the cyberspace operations chair for the National Security Space Institute, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. There he delivered extensive curriculum to over 800+ Joint students a year who attend Space 200 & 300, the capstone space courses in the Air Force. In addition, he also serves as an individual mobilization augmentee (IMA) for Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), supporting exercises and evaluations.

In his previous full-time military capacity, Dr. Heo’s primary responsibility was directing information assurance efforts of several ground stations that are part of the space-based infrared system (SBIRS) constellation, providing up-to-date secure data and meeting mission requirements of developing, acquiring, and sustaining space-based infrared surveillance, tracking and targeting capabilities for missile early warning/defense, battlespace awareness and technical intelligence. He has worked under Air Combat Command (ACC), Air Force Communications Agency (now known as the Air Force Network Integration Center), and now currently under AFSPC.

Dr. Heo is a previous winner of distinguished AFCEA awards such as the Young AFCEAn of the Year, the Emerging Leadership Award and the Medal of Merit. He is also a graduate of the AFCEA Leadership Forum. Currently, he is the Regional Young AFCEAn VP for the Great-Plains/Rocky Mountain Region and a member of the board of directors for AFCEA International. He also currently serves as a subject matter expert for the National Cyber Exchange and as a mentor for Cybrary. Dr. Heo has also earned several officer of the year awards at the company grade and field grade levels throughout his career, while also being awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and being recognized by Federal Computer Weekly as a “Rising Star” and the Colorado Springs Business Journal as a “40 Under 40” award recipient. He is a regular invited speaker to numerous conferences across the country and has presented on topics such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, cyber security and defense, and innovation and leadership.

Dr. Heo has a Doctor of Management (concentration on Homeland Security/Homeland Defense) from Colorado Technical University, a Master’s in Public Health from American Military University, and a Bachelor’s in Biology from Case Western Reserve University.

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