About the Speaker
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    Leo Howell
    CISO, Georgia Institute of Technology

    Leo Howell is a visionary information security leader who is passionate about the "I" in IT as he believes that data leveraged as a strategic asset is a major competitive benefit to any organization. Leo has over 24 years of service in IT and currently serves as the chief information security officer for Georgia Institute of Technology where he practices his balanced approach to cybersecurity - stop the “bad” guys and empower our stakeholders to carry out the organization’s mission. Previously, Leo served as the chief information security officer for the University of Oregon and before that leadership roles in security and audit at NC State University. Leo received his B.Sc. in Computer Science and Electronics from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, and his MBA from NC State University. Leo is a Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a proud member of the international honor society Beta Gamma Sigma.