About the Speaker
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    Tim Danks
    VP, Risk Management & Partner Relations, Huawei Technologies (USA)

    As VP Risk Management & Partner Relations Mr. Danks is responsible for understanding and managing business risks in the context of cybersecurity and privacy across Huawei USA businesses and toward external stakeholders. Further, he is responsible for developing and enhancing partner relationships towards key external stakeholders across academia, channels partners, industry, and suppliers utilizing his broad understanding of Huawei’s local and global business operations.
    Mr. Danks joined Huawei’s USA operations in 2009 holding various senior level positions in Huawei’s carrier network and consumer products businesses covering operations, cybersecurity and risk management in Huawei’s customer facing solutions and services. Most recently Mr. Danks has driven a program to operationalize the NIST Cybersecurity Framework as an organizational assessment model for Huawei’s consumer facing cloud services operations and platforms globally.
    Mr. Danks career spans 30 years in the telecommunications industry in both the vendor and operator environments. Prior to joining Huawei, he spent 18+ years with Ericsson preceded by several years with Rogers Communications. At Ericsson, Mr. Danks held key international positions in Canada, United States, United Kingdom and Sweden. Mr. Danks focus during much of his career was in the telecom services arena expanding into the cybersecurity, privacy and risk management space. Mr. Danks has proven success building and developing highly effective organizations focused on process driven business results supporting customer and partner success. Throughout his career risk management of operations and networks has been a significant factor contributing to success of the organizations under his responsibility. His diversified mix of global experience provides him with a broad understanding of the challenges facing the Information and Communication Technology industry today.