Life's Too Short to be a One-Trick Pony
Bringing member Fortune 100 companies together to discuss critical cyber security and compliance issues. Use my expertise to provide insight and facilitate detailed intellectual exchange.
I have concluded my Ford career but remain active in the fields of cyber security, compliance and audit, IT strategy, and business resilience / business continuity.
Managed 40+ security professionals to ensure applications and infrastructure across all areas of the business are compliant with information system policy and legal regulations. Senior consultant on risk, cyber security / strategy, and audit / compliance.
Worked with the senior IT leadership team in developing and implementing the worldwide IT strategy. Researched trends across the IT industry, the automotive industry, and external indicators and trends to develop a robust approach to strategy development and refresh. Led a cross-functional global team of strategists at all leadership levels, to develop and enhanced strategy map addressing near, medium, and long-range challenges.
Managerial positions included: Availability analysis, production planning and control, enterprise data center hardware configuration, large-scale mainframe systems development, systems life cycle, enterprise business continuity, CIRT (incident response), IT audit
This happened to me quite a few years ago, when I was a relatively new manager. Early one morning, I was in my office, doing manager things. Suddenly, one of my supervisors burst through the door and shouted, “Why did you fire my programmers?”
That was a lively start to the day, especially before coffee. I knew I hadn’t fired anyone. Had I? Still, I worked for a big company, and anything could happen. Had I missed a headcount meeting?
“Sit down,” I said, which was stupid, because she’d...