Billy Spears

Chief Information Security Officer at Alteryx

Oversees enterprise cybersecurity, privacy, and records management practices. This position combines responsibility for Privacy Operations, Cybersecurity Operations, Security Architecture and Engineering, Education, Awareness, and Outreach, Governance, Risk, and Compliance, and Identity and Access Administration. He has more than 20 years as a collaborative business partner and possesses deep expertise across the cyber security, privacy, and risk management fields. Billy has a passion for architecting and implementing strategic solutions that build trust, enable resilience, and incorporate core principles that drive transformation while simplifying business processes. He strongly believes in raising awareness, influencing positive change and disrupting the category norm using forward thinking techniques. Prior to this role, Spears held similar positions at loanDepot, Hyundai Capital America, General Electric, Dell, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the United States Marine Corps. Spears graduated with a bachelor’s degree in information technology from National University and later obtained an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix. He currently serves on a number of advisory boards and participates in local information security and privacy groups to evangelize his craft through outreach. Billy has a passion for giving back to the industry while sharing inspiration and innovation with the community. He is a visual communicator that continues to be asked to serve as a keynote speaker across industry related conferences and events.
Company start date: May 8 2020
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