Brian Fields is vice president of Business Transformation and Chief Transformation Officer for Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. Fields is responsible for transforming all aspects of the business to be more agile and efficient with a special focus on people, technology and culture. He leads the company’s digital shipbuilding program, is responsible for the pace of transformation execution efforts across the business and has oversight of all information systems at NNS and the HII Corporate Office. Fields began his shipbuilding career as an engineer in the Los Angeles-class submarine program, and has served in positions of increasing responsibility, including vice president of Integrated Planning and Production Control. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Auburn University and a master’s degree in business administration from the College of William and Mary.