Courtesy: Kokoro Photography

Courtesy: Kokoro Photography


Robert S. Tipton, CSP, CCP, CDP
(that’s a bunch of C’s)

Yes, I’ve done a few things over the years — and people often want to do some research about their prospective speakers.

Here are some “bio-related” highlights (that’s biographical, not biological!). However… For a better picture of what it is like to work with me, check out my testimonials page.

Thank you!


Over the past 30+ years (wow, that must be a typo…), I’ve been:

  • CEO of my own transformational change professional services firm
  • CEO of my own IT strategies consulting firm
  • CIO of a $1B+ distribution company
  • VP / managing director for the integrated marketing group for a major online agency
  • VP of corporate capabilities and communications for a significant professional services firm
  • SVP of a major technology, strategy and creative company
  • Global vice president of industry technology a major technology consulting firm
  • CTO of a significant IT consulting company

“They” also say I’m a popular and entertaining speaker.
I speak each year to several international business groups, seminars, conventions, conferences and computer user groups around the world. Not trying to brag (really – but some of you like to know things like this), my style has earned me numerous best speaker awards at these events. If you book me, you’ll be able to choose among these presentation TOPICS:

  • Transformational Change Leadership
  • Strategic planning
  • Organizational development and design
  • Personal effectiveness and satisfaction

Additionally, I’m also an active writer and author. Here’s some of the stuff I’ve written:

  • Written the book JUMP! – Get Unstuck, Extraordinary Life Breakthroughs Using Innovative Change
  • Written the book Untangling IT: 25 Years of Lessons in Effective IT Leadership
  • Written more than 300 articles for various business and IT-related publications
  • Wrote a book related to database implementations
  • Wrote a chapter for IBM’s book The Business Case for e-Business
  • Written more than 15 white papers related to IT and business effectiveness issues (more than 500,000 copies distributed worldwide)
  • Received numerous awards for his writing (including the Award of Achievement and Award of Merit) from the Society for Technical Communications

Finally, I am a past president of the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP), and a professional member of the National Speakers Association.