Karen Robinson

KWR Acuity Strategies, LLC

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KWR Acuity Strategies, LLC
Corporate Primary Member
Bronze Most Valuable Member


Karen W. Robinson has spent more than three decades building bridges of strategic understanding between leaders, ideas and information technology solutions. Karen worked her way up the IT leadership ladder within Texas state government before being named the state’s top IT executive.

During her five-year tenure at the head of the state’s Department of Information Resources, she was recognized as Texas CIO of the Year, Texas Public Sector Executive of the Year and a Golden Government State Executive of the Year by State Scoop 50. She was also named to the Dell President’s Advisory Board and counted among Computer World Premier’s 100 IT Leaders.

 Karen’s frank honesty, authentic approach to relationships and vast experience with enterprise-level information technology solutions have proven invaluable to countless public and private sector clients across America and beyond.

In addition to serving as Secretary on the Corporate Affiliate Committee of the National Association of State Technology Directors, Karen also sits on the Advisory Board for Acquia, is a senior consultant for CMG Consulting, and serves on the board of the Texas Technology Consortium (TTC).

In 2015 Karen founded her own cyber security and information technology consulting company, KWR Strategies, LLC where she helps organizations achieve their goals by:
  • Establishing collaborative, mutually beneficial relationships;
  • Bridging the gaps between the public and private sectors;
  • Combining and leveraging relationship competencies with precision;
  • Connecting innovative technology solutions with collaborative strategies for cross-sector teams.
Karen doesn’t just open doors, she helps clients to open the right doors for their goals then connects them with insights, IT solutions and influential leaders across the public and private sectors.