About the Speaker
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    Manjula Udeshi
    Director, ISACA Board

    Manjula is a seasoned professional with more than 15 years of experience in Governance, Risk and compliance, information technology auditing and business administration. As Director within the Office of CISO at Optiv, she is responsible for designing, building, and executing a robust and business aligned security governance, risk, compliance and threat management program. Optiv is a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solution.

    Before joining Optiv, Manjula was at Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) for State of Colorado. In her role she was accountable for designing and implementing a risk and compliance program that met business, statutory and regulatory requirement for all the customers. She played a major role in creation and implementation of cyber security strategic plan for State of Colorado called "Secure Colorado" which is widely recognized. Prior to OIT, she worked for Office of State auditor and Deloitte.

    Throughout her career she has helped plan, build and run security governance and compliance programs and has helped organizations achieve their audit and compliance objectives. She has an M.B.A from the University of Texas at Dallas and M.Sc. (tech) from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India. She also has a CISA and CRISC certification.