Executive Strategist, Policy Innovation,
Peter Cullen is the Executive Strategist for Policy Innovation at The Information Accountability Foundation. He leads the Foundation’s project on the Effective Data Protection Governance Project, which examines public policy/governance mechanisms to achieve more effective data use and protection. Cullen has over two decades of expertise in corporate governance, privacy and risk management, as well as extensive background in building sound organizational practices. During that time, he has provided strategic leadership to organizations, helping them leverage information use to achieve business value and differentiation, as well as advance their reputation and image. He also currently serves as the CEO of Global Information Governance Solutions, a boutique consulting firm providing strategic advisory services to organizations. His distinguished career includes work as General Manager for Trustworthy Computing and Chief Privacy Strategist at Microsoft Corp. There, he led the development and implementation of programs that bolstered the trustworthiness of Microsoft® products, services, processes, and systems worldwide. He also led practice areas of Risk, Policy and Compliance management. In 2003, Peter was honored with the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ (IAPP) Vanguard Award for Privacy Innovation for his contributions to the privacy profession. Peter holds an MBA with distinction from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.