Category: Rising Star

Name: Mauro Loda

Title: Senior IT Security Architect

Company: DowDuPont Inc.

Why nominated: As chief cloud security architect for DowDuPont, Mauro Loda has influenced the corporate road map and a cyber defense strategy across all cloud initiatives. As the lead for the DowDuPont telecommunications Center of Excellence (CoE), he drives all aspects of standards for network security systems globally, including assignments in Luguno, Switzerland, and Beijing.

Profile: Loda has helped define and drive the “Cloud First” strategy and culture at DowDuPont by defining the business needs, technical architecture and strategic direction within a Fortune 100 multinational enterprise. He has helped shape product feature requirements and roadmap development for industry-leading technology and security suppliers in a manner that drives cross-technology collaboration and effective interoperability to help enterprises like DowDuPont protect their systems, data, networks and employees.

Loda attended Politecnico di Milano for his university studies and has been at DuPont for most of his career. He started out as a network engineer, moving up to firewall team leader, then to telecom standards and architecture COE before assuming his latest position at DowDuPont.

What colleagues say: “Mauro has helped drive IT and business transformation within one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies. He has achieved numerous certifications and actively participates in forums, technology councils and committees outside of DowDuPont, and brings leadership to cross-functional teams within. His dedication and hard work are a clear indication of his passion and it is an absolute pleasure to work with him.”

 – Rajiv Gupta, SVP, cloud business unit, McAfee