VP - Strategy & Corporate Development, Courion
Johnson is responsible for Courion's corporate and product strategy, corporate development, and securing and managing Courion's strategic alliances and partnerships. Prior to joining Courion, Kurt was Vice President of the Service Management Strategies program at META Group, a prominent international industry research organization. At META, Kurt established himself as a leading authority in the areas of the help desk, IT service management, system management and IT outsourcing markets. Previous to working at META Group, Kurt held consulting and management positions with The Bentley Company, part of eLoyalty, an enterprise CRM service and solutions company, and International Data Corporation (IDC), a premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets. Widely recognized as an authority on IT security, support automation and self-service operations, Kurt is a founding member of the HDI Strategic Advisory Board. He is a frequent speaker at well-known security and compliance events including Gartner's Security and IAM Summits; ISACA; MIS Training Institute and Help Desk Institute conferences; and CONVERGE, Courion's annual customer conference, to name a few. Kurt began his career working in financial and software product management positions at Digital Equipment Corporation. Kurt holds Bachelor of Science degrees in both Marketing and Finance from Boston College.