About the Speaker
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    Thomas Watson, CISM, CISSP
    CISO, isolved HCM

    Tom Watson has more than 25 years of experience in Information Risk Management and Security. His focus is on enabling businesses to be more productive while not losing focus on security and integrity of key corporate data. He has knowledge and experience working for multinational organizations as well as having fulfilled international assignments.

    Tom is currently the CISO for isolved HCM, which is a private equity owned software company with approximately 2,500 employees headquartered in Charlotte, NC. Prior to isolved, he was CISO for Sealed Air Corporation. Previous employers include Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bayer, Kuhn & Nagle, Disney/ESPN, Oxford Health Plans, and the NASDAQ Stock Market. His education includes a BS in Management and AS in both Business Administration and Aviation Technology obtained from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

    Tom was an adjunct professor at Southern Connecticut State University in the School of Business teaching students focusing on degrees in Management and Management Information Systems. He has maintained his CISM (Certified Information Security Manager from ISACA) and CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional from ISC2) professional security certifications since 2003. He is a veteran of the Army National Guard and is also a certified volunteer firefighter with 10 years of active service.