Maj. General (Ret) Earl D. Matthews
Vice President, Enterprise Security Solutions, HP Enterprise Services, U.S. Public Sector
Major General (Ret) Earl D. Matthews is vice president of HP's Enterprise Security Solutions Group for HP Enterprise Services, U.S. Public Sector. In this role, General Matthews leads a team of cybersecurity experts who deliver strategic, end-to-end solutions to help HP clients anticipate, overcome and reduce security threats and vulnerabilities while achieving their missions.
Earl Matthews is a highly decorated, award-winning retired Major General of the U.S. Air Force with a successful career influencing the development and application of cybersecurity and information management technology. His strengths include his ability to lead large-scale, diverse, global organizations that operate, extend, maintain and defend global networks. He has earned a reputation as a motivational leader and change agent focused on delivering technical innovations that resolve complex challenges.
Throughout his three-decade military career, General Matthews held many key assignments, including cyber operations, plans and policy, resource and budget management, acquisitions and staff positions. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors the Air Force C4 Association and Chapter Advisory Board, AFCEA Washington, DC.
On multiple occasions, he was selected by military leaders and White House officials to spearhead high-profile engagements. As a result, he received a number of prestigious awards, including several Top Federal 100 Awards; the National Security Agency Frank B. Rowlett Award; National Defense citations; the Zachman Enterprise Architecture Award from Zachman Institute for Framework Advancement; the Government Information Security Leadership Award from ISC2; and Executive Leadership in Information Resources Management-Defense, Association for Federal Information Resources Management to name a few. As a cyber subject matter expert, he is sought out to speak at high-tech conferences, advise key task forces, participate in affiliations and testify before Congress.
Most recently, General Matthews served as the Director, Cyberspace Operations and Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, DC. He provided oversight for the Cyberspace Operations and Support Career Field Functional Manager, responsible for the development of 42,000 officers, enlisted and civilian personnel, meeting current and projected operational requirements, and was responsible for the Air Force information assurance program to ensure compliance with all legislative, DoD and joint information assurance policies and directives. Additionally, he led the Air Force in developing cyberspace operations policy, providing IT and National Security System solutions and shaping long-range strategies for management of a portfolio valued in excess of $7B annually.
One of General Matthews' notable positions was his tenure as Chief Information Officer, US Transportation Command, where he executed a $500M annual budget in support of a $15.4B multi-modal transportation business.
General Matthews earned his Bachelor of Science degree Computer Information Systems from Northern Arizona University, followed by a Master of Arts in Computer Resource Management from the Webster University and completed the Executive Business Program, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University. Additionally, Earl completed 6-Sigma AFSO Leadership at the University of Tennessee and Executive Logistics and Technology Program, University of North Carolina.