Doing Privacy Right vs. Doing Privacy Rights – Valerie Lyons – CSP #3

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Valerie Lyons
Chief Operations Officer and Director at BH Consulting

Included in the ‘Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity in Europe’, Dr. Valerie Lyons is an accomplished Cybersecurity and Privacy leadership expert. She is co-author of the best-selling book The Privacy Leader Compass. Dr. Lyons is Director and Chief Operations Officer in BH Consulting. She has previously worked for several global organizations, such as IBM, KPMG, and ABB, and served as Head of Information Security Risk in KBC Bank for almost 15 years. She has an in-depth knowledge of European data protection law and practices, and frequently presents at renowned international security and privacy conferences. In 2022, Dr Lyons was awarded a PhD in Information Privacy for her research into Privacy as a CSR. She also holds a Masters in Leadership. She is a certified CISSP for almost 25 years, a CDPSE for three years, and is a member of the Institute of Directors in Ireland.


Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy at Cybersecurity Collaborative

Todd Fitzgerald has built information Fortune 500/large company security programs for 20 years. Todd serves as VP, Cybersecurity Strategy and Chairman of the Cybersecurity Collaborative Executive Committee, was named 2016–17 Chicago CISO of the Year, ranked Top 50 Information Security Executive, authored 4 books including #1 Best Selling and 2020 CANON Hall of Fame Winner CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers (2019), ground-breaking CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success, as well as contributions to a dozen others. Todd held senior leadership positions at Northern Trust, Grant Thornton International, Ltd, ManpowerGroup, WellPoint (Anthem) Blue Cross Blue Shield/ National Government Services, Zeneca/Syngenta, IMS Health and American Airlines.