Do You Really Want to Be a CISO? – Spencer Mott – CSP #150
Spencer is the Chief Security Officer for Booking.com and the portfolio company Booking Holdings.
He is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and is responsible for a broad range of security, compliance and operational risk-related capabilities including cybersecurity, safety, fraud and resilience.
As well as Booking.com, Spencer is accountable for coordinating security at the Booking Holdings portfolio companies including Kayak, Priceline, Agoda, OpenTable, RentalCars and Booking Holdings Financial Services.
After a career in UK Law Enforcement, Spencer has served in CISO and CIO roles for the last 20 years in the computer games, biotechnology, healthcare and travel and hospitality industries.
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.