The Cyber Readiness Institute is led by prominent experts in business and cybersecurity.

The Co-Chairs

Samuel Palmisano
Samuel J. Palmisano

Samuel J. Palmisano is the Chairman of the Center for Global Enterprise. He served as President and the 8th Chief Executive Officer of IBM until January 2012. He also served as Chairman of the company until October 2012. Under his leadership, IBM achieved record financial performance, becoming a globally integrated enterprise.

Ajay Banga
Ajay Banga

Ajay Banga is President and Chief Executive Officer of Mastercard and a member of its Board of Directors. Prior to joining Mastercard in 2009, Mr. Banga was Chief Executive Officer of Citigroup Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for all businesses in the region.

Satya Nadella
Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella is the Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft. Joining in 1992, he has held a variety of roles, most recently Executive Vice President of Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise group, prior to becoming CEO. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Starbucks.

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Penny Pritzker

Penny Pritzker is the Chairman of PSP Partners. She served as the 38th U.S. Secretary of Commerce from June 26, 2013 until January 20, 2017. She is a civic and business leader with more than 25 years of experience in real estate, hospitality, senior living, and financial services.

The Institute Leaders

Kiersten Todt
Kiersten Todt Managing Director

Kiersten is Managing Director of the Cyber Readiness Institute. Most recently, she served as Executive Director of the Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity and is a resident scholar at the University of Pittsburgh's Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security.

Craig Moss
Craig Moss Director, Content and Tool Development

Craig is a Director of the Cyber Readiness Institute and Chief Operating Officer of the Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade (CREATe.org). He has extensive experience working with global value chain companies to better manage risks and improve compliance.

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Jennifer Brant Director, Partner Engagement

Jennifer Brant is the Chief Operating Officer of the Cyber Readiness Institute. Ms. Brant is an experienced project manager and global policy advocate, having worked with NGOs, multinational firms, industry groups, governments, and multilateral institutions to drive global and national policy change and achieve their commercial objectives. 

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Ira Sager Director, Communications and Media Relations

Ira is Director of Communications for the Cyber Readiness Institute and leads the Global Scholars program, a global learning initiative, for the Center for Global Enterprise. He has over three decades of editorial experience, including several senior editorial roles in 21 years with BusinessWeek and Bloomberg Businessweek

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Henry D. Vido Program Director

Henry Vido is the Program Director at the Cyber Readiness Institute. Mr. Vido leads program research, is responsible for engaging with small and medium-sized businesses, and assists with the internal management of CRI initiatives. In addition, he is responsible for assisting and coordinating CRI’s Champions and connecting with senior business executives. 


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