NASTD Names Karen Robinson CAC Secretary: Texas IT Veteran Known for Building Bridges Between Public & Private Sectors

About Us

We don’t just open doors; we provide the best approach for our clients to open the right doors for their goals by connecting ideas, IT solutions and industry leaders.

Founded by the former CIO for America’s second largest state, KWR Acuity Consulting exists to help state-level decision makers connect with the vendors uniquely suited to solve their IT challenges. Building on three decades of experience in state government, Karen Robinson has made herself indispensable to clients on both sides of the IT acquisition gap with her mix of old-school relationship building and new-school technology know-how.

KWR Acuity Strategies helps organizations achieve their goals by:

  • Bridging the gaps between political parties, the public-private divide and even state borders
  • Establishing collaborative, mutually beneficial relationships;
  • Blending personal relationships and technical expertise for maximum value
  • Driving strategic thinking, fostering team dynamics and recommending suitable solutions for clients across the country.

Karen W. Robinson


Karen W. Robinson has spent years building bridges of strategic understanding between leaders, ideas and information technology solutions. Karen worked her way up the IT ladder within 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 and Texas Public Sector Executive of the Year. She was also named to the Dell President’s Advisory Board and counted among Computer World Premier’s 100 IT Leaders. Karen’s blend of authentic relationships and vast experience with enterprise-level information technology solutions have proven invaluable to countless public and private sector clients across America and beyond.

Texas CIO
of the Year
Computer World
Premier 100
IT Leaders
Texas Public
Sector Executive
of the Year
NAPW Woman
of the Year