Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Merrick Bank
Dr. Knapton is a veteran technology leader with broad experience in IT operations, software development, enterprise architecture, software design, program management, project management, analytics, infrastructure, quality assurance and user interaction. He applies his vast experience in his role as CIO to improve under-performing IT organizations and specializes in teaching IT organizations how to be agile, and how to establish a service-oriented IT culture. Dr. Knapton holds 3 patents for his early work on enterprise security and anti-virus technology and has published a book on family safety and technology. Dr. Knapton earned his doctorate in IT with his dissertation on big data governance. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Brigham Young University, a Master of Science with a focus on Strategic IT Leadership from Walden University, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Systems from Utah Valley University.