Ms. Uma Chandrashekhar, as a successful Information and Cyber Security executive, has a track record of launching global information security programs resulting in secure innovative business growth and sustainable success. Uma leads global corporations in building security centric culture across the business value chain and is currently Head of Global Information and Data Security at Edwards Lifesciences.
She leads creation and implementation of global industry security standards and practices across all product lines in global Fortune 500 corporations. Uma represented the U.S. delegation in the ISO 27000 Information Security Standards and served as co-editor for the ISO/IEC 27003, ITU standards, was guest editor for Bell Labs Technical Journal and was a council member of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC).
Uma holds patents in security, privacy, network operations, and reliability. She is a distinguished fellow of the Ponemon Institute, on the Journal of Law & Cyber Warfare Editorial Board, also is CISSP, CRISC, CISM, CISA, and PMP certified. She has a Masters in Electrical Engineering.