Howard Osborne is an Associate Partner with IBM’s Global Business Services, Federal Enterprise Strategy Practice. He is a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with over 20 years of active duty service which culminated with leading the planning and implementation of a Shared Services organization that delivered the largest transformation in Air Force Financial Management history resulting in achieving a savings of 598 authorizations and $210 million. Howard joined IBM in January 2019 after serving in the Senior Executive Service at the Environmental Protection Agency as the Associate Chief Financial Officer. There, he developed an IT governance structure to effectively implement IT modernization strategies, drive operational efficiencies through process improvement, while implementing data strategies to enhance decision-support. Prior to that, Mr. Osborne served as the Comptroller and the Director of Financing Operations at Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Department of the Treasury. During his tenure he developed the strategy and led the operational and integrated technology testing of the new Treasury Floating Rate Notes security.