VP, Digital Technology & CIO
Mona Bates is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Collins Aerospace. In this role, Mona leverages her experience in digital
technology to drive success for our customers, improve processes for our business and enhance digital experiences for
our employees. Her responsibilities include strategic planning and execution of all facets of information technology (IT) and
cybersecurity. She also leads digital transformation across Collins Strategic Business Units and functional support
Mona has more than 20 years of IT and leadership experience in aerospace, defense and the commercial sectors. Most
recently, she served as vice president of Digital Technology and Chief Information Officer for Raytheon Missiles & Defense. She
also served as CIO for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems prior to the Raytheon merger with United Technologies
Corporation in 2020.
Before joining Raytheon, Mona held senior leadership positions at Boecore Inc., supporting the Missile Defense Agency (MDA).
In this role, she successfully consolidated multiple contracts and organizations to form the Enterprise IT organization for
MDA. Additionally, she held several positions of increasing responsibility at Verizon, where she led network engineering
and service teams across the western United States.
Mona is an active supporter of diversity, equity and inclusion and STEM initiatives at Raytheon Technologies. She is the 2020
winner of the Boston CIO of the Year ORBIE Award and serves on the advisory committee for InspireCIO. She is fluent in
Arabic, holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, with an emphasis
in technology management, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer networking from Regis University.