Shamla Naidoo

IANS Faculty

    Shamla is the Head of Cloud Strategy and Innovation at Netskope and a former Managing Partner and Global CISO at IBM. She is a Board Director at both QBE and Stonebridge Acquisition Capital and a Board Member at ReferencePoint. Shamla’s experience spans 38+ years in a variety of sectors and 6 continents, making her an expert in cross-cultural collaboration and working across industries. She is recognized as a leader in applying security to enable priorities of the business. Her background also includes authoring and teaching several courses for the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law in technology, security, and privacy law. Shamla coaches professionals on leadership, board communication and how to align security with strategic business initiatives. 

    • Executive Leadership
    • Risk Management
    • Business Transformation
    • Leadership Mentoring

    Achievements & Contributions

    • Presenter at WCD, NACD, American Bar Association, several federal agencies, and many conferences
    • Interviewed by Forbes, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal
    • Member of the Security 50, a community of World 50, NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors), and WCD (Women's Corporate Directors)

    Certifications & Credentials

    • JD -- University of Illinois Chicago School of Law
    • Bachelor’s degree, Information Systems and Economics – University of South Africa 
    • Diploma in MIS from South African Institute of Management