Funke Bamgbade

Funke is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/C) and a Senior Associate at PwC Canada, where she provides Data Security & Privacy services to her clients.

Her career in IT, which spans over 7 years, began when she managed application services and upgrades with one of the largest financial institution in Nigeria. Following this experience, she discovered her passion for cyber security and the need for it on a global scale. She decided to pursue a Masters in Information Systems Security at Concordia University.

Over the years, she has helped provide individuals and organizations with data protection solutions, data privacy management, developed overall data governance, strategy and operations for clients in large scale.

Funke is also passionate about giving back to the community, especially around encouraging women and girls to pursue STEM and IT careers.

Outside of work, she spends time planning social events, travelling and volunteering. She has facilitated a couple of events such as SheHacks (hackathon event for female undergraduates) and breakout sessions for tech events; and spoken on panels around diversity in cybersecurity).

When Funke is not doing anything technical or travelling, she enjoys having brunch, dessert, or a good nap.

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