Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Scott Padgett has been an information technology executive supporting Federal Government customers for over twenty years. He retired from the IBM Corporation as the Director of Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing supporting the US Intelligence Community and the DoD in 2018. He retired from the US Army in 2007, with twenty-four years of service having served in distinguished to include the 101st Air Assault Division, 75th Ranger Regiment, Joint Staff and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). He is a Soldier for life! Sua Sponte.