Laura Barrowman is the Global Group Chief Technology Officer and Group Chief Information Security Officer, based in London. Before assuming her current multi-faceted role in November 2015, Laura held a number of management posts within Credit Suisse, including most recently serving as CIO for Technology Services. During her 23-year tenure, Laura has also served as Head of PTG and Head of Information Technology for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. She has also held various positions within Technology Infrastructure Services, including leadership of the EMEA Regional Deploy and Operate team. Laura joined Credit Suisse First Boston in September 1994. Throughout her career at Credit Suisse, Laura has passionately championed and empowered females through leading women’s groups, such as the IT Women’s Council. She is also passionately committed to the advancement and globalization of STEM programs. Laura holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.