Anne Leslie

Anne Leslie is a Senior Managing Consultant at IBM Security. Passionate about responsible technology, she has spent much of her career at the intersection between financial services, regulatory policy and IT, in pivotal roles in both sales and advisory. She holds an Executive MBA from HEC Business School in Paris and the CCSP in Cloud Security from (ISC)². Today at IBM, her focus is on Security Intelligence & Operations Consulting where she accompanies international corporations, particularly in the financial services sector, in uplifting their security operations to keep pace with an ever-changing business and threat landscape. An accomplished public speaker, Anne is frequently invited to address internal conference audiences of executive leaders on topics of strategic relevance, such as cyber risk management and operational resilience. She is also currently leading several upskilling and ‘new collar’ initiatives related toCyber Talent Transformation and the application of human-centered approaches and Design Thinking to some of the most wicked problems facing Security practitioners. Irish by nature and French by design, Anne was born and raised in the Republic of Ireland and lives happily in Paris, France which has been her home now for over twenty years.

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