As co-founder and chief technology officer of C2 Labs, Travis Howerton is responsible for the R&D division that develops innovative products and services that solve our customers’ most difficult challenges at the extreme ends of complexity and scale. C2 Labs serves as a security-focused and agile digital transformation partner that blends Art and Science to enable its customers to expand their vision, drive cultural change and avoid being left behind. Prior to joining C2 Labs, Howerton served as the global director for strategic programs within Bechtel Corporation and was the Bechtel lead for the merger, cost savings and transformation programs at Consolidated Nuclear Security. Prior to joining Bechtel, Howerton had a long and diverse career consisting of senior executive assignments throughout the U.S. Department of Energy. He served as the deputy director for the IT Services Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, chief technology officer for the National Nuclear Security Administration and as chief information officer for Y-12 Site Office. Howerton holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Tusculum College and a master’s degree in computer information systems from Boston University. He holds multiple certifications, including the CISSP, ITIL, PMP, Scrum Master, Harvard Credential of Readiness and AWS Certified Developer. He is an accomplished public speaker, has authored or been cited in over 50 publications and supports multiple nonprofit associations and educational institutions by serving as a board member.