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Gernette Wright
It Security Officer – Americas
Schneider Electric

With 25+ years of industry experience in information technology and cybersecurity. Gernette began my career on the technical side of IT before moving into more security-focused leadership roles serving as Senior Manager for Security Operations, VP of Information Security and most recently IT Information Security Officer for Americas at Schneider Electric.  He is responsible for maintaining enterprise-wide information security risk and privacy but main areas of responsibilities are incident response, managing the global M&A cybersecurity remediation program, and functioning in an advisory and governance capacity for Schneider’s portfolio companies in the Americas helping them build and mature their security programs. 

 He is a leader in the cybersecurity industry; actively participates in industry-aligned groups, conferences and serves as Advisory Board Member for multiple groups.   Gernette is passionate about making cybersecurity approachable, part of the day-to-day conversations, and ensuring cybersecurity is viewed as a business enabler and a competitive advantage.  He holds advanced security and privacy certifications from IAPP, ISC2, ISACA, & EC-Council, is a Computer Science graduate of Stockton University in NJ, holds a Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity from the Van Loan School at Endicott College, and an Executive Certificate in Management & Leadership from MIT Sloan’s School of Management. 

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