Colonel Karlton D. Johnson (USAF-Retired) is a senior executive and visionary strategic leader with over 30+ years of experience designing innovative cyber / Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions that enabled business transformation globally for large, multinational organizations. He currently serves as the Global Cyber and Data Risk Officer at Arconic Inc (formerly “Alcoa Inc.”) leading all aspects of cyber and ICT critical data risk management and protection, regulatory compliance, supply chain risk assessment, threat response and remediation for the company. Previously, he served as the Vice President, Business Development, Alcoa Defense in Washington, D.C. where he led all business development efforts for the air, space and combat support segments of Alcoa Defense, and was responsible for the development of strategy, execution of new business pursuits and the stewardship of existing relationships with defense prime contractors and the Department of Defense.
He led NASA for eight years, but not till he had flown on four Space Shuttle missions and enjoyed a long military career. Charlie Bolden talks with Mat about his time at the space agency and where we’re headed on the final frontier.