Israel Martinezis recognized as a leader in boardroom Governance, Cyber Risk, Strategy and Innovation by the U.S. Secret Service; the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD®); the Wall Street Journal MarketWatch®, and the Forbes Technology Council. He has served as a director or board advisor across major industries including healthcare; technology, manufacturing, financial services, mid-marketand internationalboards. As a boardroom educator, he has recently briefed and/or trained 150+ of the Fortune 500 board members and/or general counsel including Google; Intel; GE; Walt Disney; Microsoft; Ford; Walmart; Comcast; Bank of America; Humana; 7-Eleven and American Bar Association Fellows.
His current responsibilities include Full Board Member, Fellow and Faculty at NACD®; Industry Advisor to DHS Cyber Storm, a congressionally mandated exercise testing public-private sector continuity in the event of a national cyber crisis; National Conference Chair to HMG Strategy Group, a network of 300K technology executives; Advisory Board Member, American University Kogod Cyber Governance Center; Chairman of the Global Directors & Officers ISAO; and CEO for Axon Global Services. As CEO of Axon, his leadership team services F500 companies, and the United States Government - Axon is one of three U.S. private sector companies chosen to brief The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) IAP regarding Supply Chain Risk in Hyper-Connected networks. Axon also services U.S. allies such as Japanese industry leaders governing cyber risk and strategy for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Martinez is recognized by the Wall Street Journal® as, “[One of] the most influential, forward-thinking and successful IT Leaders”; HITEC, as a Top 100technology influencer& innovator; the Forbes Technology Council; and is the recipient of the U.S. Senatorial Medal of Freedom, “the highest award Republican members of the U.S. Senate can bestow [NRSC]”. He’s also been a bipartisan, bicameral advisor in cyber counter-terrorism and defense to Congress; the Presidential Transition Team(2017); The Association for Corporate Growth, office of the CEO; as a director to the Global Manufacturing ISAO; the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI); the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility for Fortune 500 Directors (HACR); and the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA).
His public discoursesinclude, Business Insider; the Huffington Post; American UniversityKCGC in Washington, D.C.; the White HouseOffice of Science, Technology and Policy;PBS-KERAtelevision; The American Bar Association (ABA); Washington & Lee UniversityCLAC conference; the Federal Reserve; Government Security News; the U.S. and U.K.intelligencecommunity; CSOMagazine; Forbes CEOconferences; CIO Magazine;Computer World; The Big Shift in IT Leadership©;Globesin Tel Aviv Israel; his alma mater, The University of Texasin San Antonio, where he received a B.B.A. in Accounting and Information Systems; and HMG StrategyCIO/CISO conferences across major cities in the U.S..
He’s a passionate seeker of knowledge recently completing, DHS Cyber Counter Terrorism & Defensecertification; business strategy CLE at Harvard; FINTECH blockchain certification at MIT; KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute program; and the NACD Master’s Program - achieving the highest level of credentialing for corporate governance professionals.
His corporatetraining includes eight years with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), now DXC Technology, as a global account executive with Fortune 100 financial services companies. He has led crisis managementteams through the 9-11 World Trade Centerattack; the Olympic Park Bombing; the 2008 financial crisis; hurricane Harvey 2017; and over 200 advanced cyber-attacksand breaches, traveling over 2 million air miles to 20 countries.