William Fitzgerald

Executive Leader of Industrial IoT Product Cybersecurity Engineering, Innovation & Professional Services

William Fitzgerald


Entrepreneurial-spirited executive strategic leader, technologist and engineer for a fortune 500 in the Industrial Automation, Smart Building & Internet of Things domain. Over 20 years expertise in cybersecurity IT & OT program development, security by design, secure software development lifecycle, research & development.

A powerful blend of cybersecurity vision and business acumen that results in consistent delivery of cost-effective high performance business strategies and customer oriented value propositions. A proven track record of identifying, qualifying and building consensus for enabling product solutions and services that facilitate business critical processes and strategic commercial offerings.

Current Role

Global Director of Global Product Security at Johnson Controls. Responsible and accountable for building and accelerating from new, a product cybersecurity engineering & product cybersecurity innovation Center of Excellence. Also responsible and accountable for building from new an OT professional services organization. The personal objective is driving incremental business value and improved customer experience for a $30B+ multi-national company.

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 120,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities.

Core Competencies

  • Business & Technical
  • Revenue Generation
  • Professional Services
  • Cybersecurity Program
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy by Design
  • Risk & Vulnerability Management
  • Penetration Testing Services
  • Product Development
  • Software Development Lifecycle
  • Technical Architectures
  • R&D
  • Industry Domains
  • Industry 4.0
  • Operational Technology
  • Industrial Control Security
  • Smart Buildings
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Smart Factory
  • Industrial Automation
  • Internet of Things
  • Product Cybersecurity
  • Enterprise IT


EMBA, Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc.


Publications include Academic Peer Reviewed Journals, Whitepapers and LinkedIn Articles.


Cork, Ireland

Email: info[at]williamfitzgerald.net

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