Summer Craze Fowler is the Chief Information Officer at Argo AI, a software company focused on changing the world by building self-driving technology to provide a safer, more affordable, convenient, and accessible way for everyone to get around.
Summer came to Argo from Carnegie Mellon University's CERT Cybersecurity Division where she was the Technical Director of Cybersecurity Risk & Resilience. She has 19 years of experience in software engineering and cybersecurity resilience management. Prior to her work at CERT, Summer was a Technical Member at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab and a software engineer at Northrop Grumman.
Summer holds a BS degree in Computer Science and a MS degree in Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh. She teaches a graduate level course in Cybersecurity Policy at Carnegie Mellon, and she also teaches in the CISO Executive Certificate Program. Summer also teaches an executive program educating Board of Directors members on cybersecurity oversight. She is extremely active in the local community as a lead for Cyburgh, an initiative to bring recognition to Pittsburgh as a leader in cybersecurity. She is a graduate of the Leadership Pittsburgh program that educates current and future leaders on local challenges.
Summer was selected to be a participant in Deloitte’s 2017 Board Ready Women program.
to prepare women for service on public boards. Summer is currently serving as a member of the audit committee for a large ($1B+) healthcare organization and as a cyber advisor to the Board of a FinTech company. She also serves as a Director on the board for PAWomenWork, a Pittsburgh non-profit with a goal to empower women to find careers with family-sustaining wages.
Summer was a Cybersecurity Fellow for the Center for Strategic and International Studies as part of a cohort focused on identifying and solving policy issues at the national level, and she is excited to tackle this challenge for self-driving vehicles!