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Dimple Ahluwalia

VP and Managing Partner, Security Consulting & Systems Integration, IBM
With nearly 20 years of experience helping clients with their cybersecurity needs, Dimple leads the Consulting and Systems Integration Services business globally for IBM Security. Previously, Dimple was the Global Cybersecurity Managed Services Partner at Ernst & Young (EY). Prior to that role, she served as the Business Information Security Officer (BISO) of IBM Security with the responsibility for managing the business unit’s IT security policy and risks, helping protect systems and data, driving security and privacy by design into their products and services, and supporting enterprise programs for cyber threat detection, incident response and compliance. She has held various security roles over the years at IBM, including leading a global team of solution design architects, managing the North America security consulting and systems integration business, conceiving a company-wide program for secure engineering and product security incident response for their products, and running a customer support organization. Dimple earned a master’s degree in international business transactions and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from George Mason University. Dimple is passionate about promoting diversity in the cybersecurity industry. At IBM, she has held leadership roles for initiatives aimed at promoting women in security and driving diversity in technical roles. She continues to mentor several women who are at different stages of their career in security and has supported a global program dedicated to educating middle school and high school girls about cybersecurity.