Deliver High Impact Global Security Programs with Low Ego – Rajesh David – CSP #127
Rajesh spent the past five years as CISO at Rush University System for Health (RUSH) where he built the function from the ground up, grew the team, and identified and mitigated risks for RUSH’s cyber strategy. Prior to RUSH, Rajesh also worked at GE and Takeda Pharmaceuticals. He earned his MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and Masters in Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology. He has numerous certifications in the field of Cybersecurity, certified CISO from Carnegie Mellon University and a graduate of the FBI CISO Academy, Quantico.
Rajesh has lived and worked in the Chicagoland area for the past 21 years. He plays tennis, enjoys watching cricket and World Cup soccer, and exploring new restaurants. His wife, Julie, is a college professor, and they have a 12-year-old daughter.
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.