About the Speaker
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    Deneen DeFiore
    SVP, Global Chief Information & Product Security Officer, GE Aviation

    Deneen currently serves as SVP, Chief Information & Product Security Officer, for GE Aviation in Cincinnati, Ohio. And most recently she has taken on an expanded role for GE Aviation as co-leader of Aviation’s Digital League 2.0. She has also served as SVP, Chief Technology Officer, Security & Compliance, for GE Digital.

    She is responsible for leading GE’s overall approach to implementing secure & compliant technology platform solutions and services enabling the digital industrial. She also has responsibility for securing GE Aviation's information and assets, and ensuring ongoing compliance to global regulatory and contractual requirements. She has developed advanced capabilities in Cyber Security Operations, Cyber Intelligence, Threat Management, IP Protection, Data Loss Prevention & Regulatory Risk Management.

    Deneen brings more than 15 years of experience in the digital technology and project management space. In 2015, Deneen was named GM, Global Chief Technology and Risk for GE Aviation and, in 2017, she was promoted to GM, Global Chief Information and Product Security for GE Aviation and GE Digital. In this role, Deneen served as a technical expert and advisor to GE’s most senior leaders on cyber risk related to products, services and ongoing operations.

    She began her career with GE Aviation in 2001 as a senior technology manager. In her time with GE, Deneen has held roles of increasing responsibility across multiple GE businesses, including Aviation, Corporate, and Power. Deneen earned her bachelor’s degree from Kent State University. She is passionate about diversity in the tech industry and promoting STEM education.