Title: Technology Risk: The hottest, in-demand career field!
Summary: While technological innovation and evolution are at the forefront of the business world, so is the growing demand for “technology risk” specialists. Whether protecting against cybercrime, data leaks, or the impact of natural disasters, IT Risk is an emerging field that will keep you at the edge of your career seat! Join Laurie Pezzente, SVP Technology Risk at RBC for this must-hear session on the one of the most exciting, in-demand sectors in technology!
Laurie Pezzente currently holds the position of Senior Vice President, Technology Risk within Technology & Operations where she is responsible for providing governance and independent oversight of IT risk management for RBC through an IT Risk Centre of Governance. Laurie provides enterprise oversight of integrated security technologies, strategies, services & solutions.
Laurie Pezzente is an IT professional with over 25 years of IT experience, managing budgets in excess of $500 MM, with a solid track record of building strong relationships, encouraging creativity and excellence. Laurie has extensive experience in IT application development, Information Security, IT GRC and process improvement.
As a former CISO at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), Laurie was responsible for IT risk, policy and standard design, implementation and governance for Enterprise IT security. As a senior executive, Laurie represented the banks security position to the Board, senior executive leaders and external government agencies on issues regarding IT security and overall IT risk management. She was responsible for assessing overall security risk, developing strategies and leading programs to mitigate specific areas of vulnerability, and providing risk assessment of 3rd party activities with significant IT components. Laurie is recognized as a thought leader in IT GRC with execution expertise in Information Security, SOX, Disaster Recovery, IT Governance and Technology standards.
Laurie lives in Oakville with her husband and two sons.