Irvin Bishop is EVP & Global Chief Information Officer of Black & Veatch, an engineering company focusing on Critical Human Infrastructure. Effective as an entrepreneur in both start-up and fortune 50 corporate environments, he is equally comfortable with technology and data as well as marketing strategy and consumer insights. He believes that the separation of marketing and technology is a thing of the past and that the most effective leaders must be bilingual across both.
Bishop has expertise in Digital Transformation, Digital Optimization, Digital Marketing, Loyalty Marketing and delivering Omni channel platforms and solutions. He has delivered award winning solutions for The Coca-Cola Company such as FIFA World Cup, Olympics, Super bowl, and many others. He is an early adopter of technology and platforms to reach both businesses and consumers, a strong team builder and internal change champion with demonstrated history of driving innovation inside big companies through introducing disruptive ideas, building strategic relationships, sharing “test and learn” results, and leveraging leadership skills. He is also dedicated to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion inside and outside of the firm and strives to “walk the talk” by the shadow he cast in his daily life activities. He is passionate about creating great teams through a focus on individual development and growth, open communication, leading by example, sharing a common vision and having fun.
One of his strongest passions is volunteerism. He has participated in over 8 Habitat of Humanity home builds, YMTF - Youth Motivational Task Force speaker, Board Member of Arthur M. Blank YMCA, and Board member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. He holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Alabama A&M University, Master’s Certification in Project Management from George Washington University, M.S. degree in Marketing and Master’s Certification in Brand and Consumer Management from Georgia State University.