Bob Barr

Bob is Vice President, Global Business Engineering, for CGI and serves as co-lead of Business Engineering for CGI's U.S. Commercial, State and Local Government Strategic Business Unit. He is responsible for ideating transformational opportunities with account teams and clients and supporting the build and socialization of the business case. This includes providing measurable value and outcomes and commercially viable approaches to delivering on the business case, and seeing the opportunity through launch and into execution. 

Before joining CGI in 2020, Bob served as Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for a global financial services firm where he built and led the digital and data organization. Prior to that role, he built and led a thriving global practice at a major consulting organization, delivering successful digital transformations for U.S. and global clients. 

Bob also has served as CDO equivalent for an entertainment retailer, for-profit educator, U.S. federal agency, computer manufacturer, financial services provider, and software publisher. He has a BS degree from the University of South Carolina, an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and completed Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

From this author

Six steps for pivoting to a digital culture

July 8, 2021 By Bob Barr In a recent blog on driving digital adoption, I wrote that the Golden Rule of Digital Transformation is, “While the technology is not necessarily easy, delivering the right experience is even harder, and managing the organizational impact is the hardest of all.”  This reality is ...

Five lessons learned for driving digital government adoption

June 10, 2021 Interestingly, while meeting citizen expectations by becoming digital organizations persists as the top trend for national, state, provincial and local government executives in the CGI Voice of Our Clients interviews, those same interviews reveal that governments are trailing the private sector in ...