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Robert Waitman

Director, Data Privacy
Security & Trust Office

Robert Waitman is a Director in Cisco’s Privacy Office, where he specializes in quantifying the business benefits of privacy policy and helping organizations better value and manage their information assets.

Over his 16-year career at Cisco, he has helped many organizations improve their use of network-based applications and delivered over $100 million in improvement opportunities. He also led Cisco’s Wealth Management Practice, helping drive innovative changes at wealth management firms and gaining media attention for his research findings in The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and American Banker.

Previously, Robert was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company, where he focused on strategy, technology, and payment issues facing financial institutions and authored numerous articles in The McKinsey Quarterly.

Robert holds a BSE in Computer Science from Princeton University, an MBA in Finance and MS in Operations Research from Columbia University, and a JD from Harvard Law School, as well as the CIPP/US privacy certification from IAPP.

He lives in New York with his wife and their five teenagers, so he deals with the importance of Privacy every day!

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