CTO Council

There are a lot of challenges for a CTO, most involving the need to focus on day to day issues such as ensuring that customers, BD and program organizations see value in the investments that CTOs are making.  What is a CTO to do? One outcome of this Council is to bring in outside speakers and facilitate peer discussion on how to approach/solve some of the challenges below:

Bob Ritchie - CTO, SAIC

Bob Ritchie


Ritchie joined SAIC in 2006 as a senior principal software engineer. He has led several agile teams in developing, modernizing, migrating, and operating resilient, highly available, enterprise-scale software systems in the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force and the Defense Logistics Agency.

Prior to SAIC, he served as director of software engineering at Capital One, where he provided technical direction within an engineering organization of over 500 employees spanning multiple areas of expertise. He oversaw and guided the successful completion of major programs, including the enterprise migration of over 400 distributed applications from legacy data centers to full cloud infrastructure. He instilled DevSecOps best practices and reusable artifacts throughout the software engineering practice, highlighted by co-founding the Capital One DevOps Guild, an organization-wide effort.

Ritchie earned his Bachelor of Science in computer engineering from Virginia Tech. He holds all nine AWS certifications.

David Egts

David Egts

Field CTO, Public Sector, MuleSoft: Salesforce

David Egts is MuleSoft’s first-ever Public Sector field CTO. He is the executive-level connective tissue between MuleSoft and top public sector decision makers and influencers globally. In C-suite meetings, presentations, and his expansive thought leadership platform, he draws on decades of technical expertise to help agencies integrate, automate, accelerate, and innovate service delivery. Internally, David applies his deep industry knowledge to help ensure current and future government requirements are factored into existing products and R&D efforts.

Outside of MuleSoft, David is the founding co-chair of the WashingtonExec CTO Council and advises numerous companies on commercializing open source software and working with the public sector industry.

David received industry-wide recognition as an FCW Federal 100 winner, FedScoop 50 Industry Leadership awardee, and one of WashingtonExec’s Top Cloud Executives to Watch. He has won multiple highest employee honors from Red Hat, Silicon Graphics, and Concurrent Technologies Corporation.

David is a three-time graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS and MS in Computer Science and an Executive MBA. When not behind a computer keyboard, he’s often found on his motorcycle or behind his drum kit.