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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!

Articles

November 20, 2019

SECURITY

Why We Must Get Data Privacy Right

Privacy regulations are having a positive effect on business and are enhancing consumer trust. See just published Cisco Blog by Robert Waitman and the Cisco 2019 Consumer Privacy Survey.

May 23, 2019

SECURITY

GDPR One Year On: What Have We Learned?

The paper analyzes and details the benefits of privacy and contemplates the future state of data privacy.

January 24, 2019

SECURITY

Data Privacy: A Business Imperative

Today, in observance of International Data Privacy Day, Cisco released its 2019 Data Privacy Benchmark Study revealing the impact and business benefits from data privacy investments.

February 13, 2018

SECURITY

Why Invest in Data Privacy?

With just three months to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes enforceable on May 25, most global companies are racing toprepare. We all want to avoid the...

January 25, 2018

SECURITY

Are Customer Data Privacy Concerns Slowing Down Business?

Today’s savvy customers are paying more attention to the data privacy features of the products and services they buy. They want to know what data is captured, how it is...

January 18, 2018

SECURITY

Who Is Managing Our Data Assets?

Most organizations have people or teams to optimally manage their valuable corporate assets. Real estate teams manage and optimize the use of space.  IT manages the technology.  Same with inventory, cash and investments, and people resources. Even intangibles like patents and other intellectual property.  But with data – arguably one of our most valuable resources […]

December 6, 2012

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Reinventing Wealth Management with Technology-Enabled Video Services

The wealth management industry continues to face many challenges as it recovers from the financial crises of the past few years. And while financial markets have recovered most of their losses since 2008, investor confidence has not yet returned and volatility remains high. Against this backdrop, investors now have access to a wide variety of […]