Raymond Umerley, CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, FIP
Ray Umerley is the Vice President, Chief Data Protection Officer for Pitney Bowes and leads the global data protection program where he is responsible for aligning the role, purpose and direction of data security and privacy initiatives with business objectives across the organization. In addition, he works closely with information technology, product security, and audit & advisory services to ensure Pitney Bowes’ approach to cybersecurity safeguards the company’s data, minimizes organizational risk and impact, and protects shareholder value. Ray also partners with business and innovation to ensure governance and stewardship for the organization’s data related new value and monetization initiatives.
Ray has more than 20 years of experience in technology architecture, information security, and data privacy. He holds many industry certifications including the CIPP/E, CIPM and CIPT from the IAPP in addition to being recognized as a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) as recognized by ISC(2). Ray holds a bachelor's degree in English from East Tennessee State University and a master’s degree in Computer Information Systems with a concentration on information security from Boston University.
Ray is a member of the Connecticut Technology Council’s Cybersecurity Task Force and has previously served as co-chair for the Connecticut KnowledgeNet of the IAPP. He is also a volunteer for the ISC(2) Safe and Secure Online educational program, which teaches children, parents, educators and communities how to protect themselves online and become responsible digital citizens.