Robert N. Charette is a Fellow with Cutter Consortium and a member of Arthur D. Little’s AMP open consulting network. He is also President of ITABHI Corporation and Managing Director of the Decision Empowerment Institute. With over 40 years’ experience in a wide variety of technology and management positions, Dr. Charette is recognized as an international authority and pioneer regarding IT and systems risk management. Along with being a Contributing Editor to IEEE Spectrum for nearly 15 years, he is Editor of Spectrum’s Risk Factor blog. Dr. Charette is a national award-winning author of multiple books and numerous articles about risk management, project and program management, innovation, and entrepreneurship. He is also a Fellow of Lean Systems Society, a Life Senior Member of the IEEE, and a member of the ACM. He can be reached at email@example.com.