Jerald Murphy

Innovator. Team Builder. Communicator. Artist.

SVP of Research + Consulting

Focus Areas: IT strategy, management, and leadership; cybersecurity; data center design; networking; managed services; quantum computing


Developed world’s first digital pulse-coupled neural network. Designed integrated circuit for next-generation signal detection for cellular signals. Developed simulator to take x86-based executable code and run processes in parallel on RISC chips. Built large-scale data centers for managing carriers’ global network traffic for frame relay, X.25, SMDS, ATM, and Internet. Developed and implemented global data centers for large global financial service institutions. Built a new business offering at an IT service company, creating a new multi-million dollar revenue stream. Most recently, developed a cybersecurity assessment offering for financial services institutions for Nemertes.

Team Builder.

Created Unified infrastructure management team across multiple business units to consolidate separate practices and processes into a unified global management team. Ran large global infrastructure consulting practice, building some of the largest global data centers. Took over a company that had lost its entire C-Suite and rebuilt management from the ground up, tripling the company size. Served on the alumni selection committee for admissions for Princeton University. Served as judge for the U.S. Military Academy’s Annual Capstone Engineering Competition. Served as Worshipful Master of Princeton Masonic Lodge #38. Member of Knights of Columbus. Delivering adaptive leadership training for Nemertes clients using Outcomes-Based Learning (OBL).


Written over 600 articles; contributing writer for TechTarget. Chair of numerous IT Service conferences. Delivered over 100 formal public presentations on IT infrastructure, security, and management. Lead webinars and conference panels on security, technology, and IT leadership topics for organizations such as the Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) and ONUG (Open Networking User Group). Member of ONUG’s security and network cloud committees and the NIST Committee for Zero Trust Architecture.


Starting with singing in church at four and taking lessons on my first instrument in second grade, through building my first computer at ten, I have always looked to create and infuse beauty in my daily work. In business, this expressed itself in the first large data centers I built to manage uniquely large environments, such as the Federal Aviation Administration, the US Postal Service, and the NASDAQ. At META Group, I created a new consolidated infrastructure service. As CEO, created marketing campaigns to expand our reach from 13 to 27 states. 

Play 15 instruments, actively studying the flute. Selected as member of: 1980 Olympic Chorus in Lake Placid, U.S. Military Academy Glee Club and Headliners, and U.S. Chorus for the 1995 Papal Visit. Cantor and Soloist for local Church. Copyrighted collection of poems. Created various oil painting landscapes.


Education: BS Electrical Engineering, U.S. Military Academy; MS Electrical Engineering, Princeton University; PMP Certified Project Management Professional

Honors: U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal; Airborne Distinguished Honor Graduate, Army Ranger

Professional Experience: CEOBanking Infrastructure Technology Services; Global Service Director, IT ConsultingCognizant; COO and Head of ResearchRobert Frances Group; SVP, Global Research Director, Infrastructure, Networking, and SecurityMETA Group (Gartner); Director, Network Management PracticeRPM Consulting; Senior Manager, Systems Integration GroupMCI Communications.