Niel Harper

Director of the Board and Chair, Innovation & Technology Committee, ISACA

Niel Harper is deeply committed to ensuring that individuals and organizations consistently benefit from safety, privacy, security, reliability, and data ethics when using online platforms. He has spent the last 20 years leading and advising on Digital Trust initiatives at global organizations such as Aspen Institute, AT&T Wireless, Bemol, Canonical, CIBC, Deloitte Consulting, Doodle, European Commission, Internet Society, UNICEF, UNOPS, and others. Niel specialises in corporate governance, cybersecurity management, privacy program management, engineering management, enterprise risk management, and digital policy.

Niel is the recipient of the International Security Journal (ISJ) Caribbean Security & Resilience Award (2021) and the ISACA Technology for Humanity Award (2021). Recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader (2014) and by the Internet Society as a Next Generation Leader (2011). He previously served on the United Nations Information Security Special Interest Group (UNISSIG) and the World Economic Forum’s Cyber Risk & Corporate Governance Working Group. Niel currently serves on the Professional Standards Working Group of the UK Cyber Security Council and as a Board Director and Chair, Innovation & Technology Committee at ISACA.

Niel holds a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Strathclyde specialising in privacy, cyber crime, and national security; Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Leicester; Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) in Telecoms Regulation & Policy from the University West Indies; Diploma in Business Information Systems from Algonquin College; and has completed executive programs at University of Oxford, Stanford University, Nanyang Technological University, Florida International University, and Boston University.

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