Full Name
Edna Conway
Job Title
VP & GM Global Security, Risk & Compliance, Azure
Speaker Bio
Edna Conway currently serves as Vice President and General Manager of Global Security, Risk & Compliance for Microsoft’s Azure Platform. She is responsible for the security, resiliency and governance of the cloud infrastructure and supply chain upon which Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud business operates. She has built new organizations delivering cyber security, compliance, risk management, sustainability and value chain transformation.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Conway served as Cisco’s Chief Security Officer, Global Value Chain, driving a comprehensive security architecture across Cisco’s third-party ecosystem.

She is recognized domestically (US Presidential Commissions) and globally (NATO) as the developer of architectures delivering value chain security, sustainability and resiliency. Her insight is featured in a range of publications, analyst reports, and case studies, including Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg, CIO Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. Conway was appointed to the Executive Committee of the US Department of Homeland Security Task Force on ICT Supply Chain Risk Management.

Recognition of her industry leadership includes membership in the Fortune Most Powerful Women community, and awards including: Fed 100 Award, Stevie Maverick of the Year Award, CSO of the Year Award at RSA, Connected World Magazine Machine to Machine and IOT Trailblazer Award, SC Media Reboot Leadership Award, New Hampshire TechProfessional of the Year 2018 Award and Columbia University’s Barnard College Distinguished Alumna Award 2019.

Conway is on the Board of Directors of ProcessUnity Holdings, LLC a portfolio company of capital market enterprise Long-Ridge Equity Partners, where she sits on the audit committee. She also serves or has served as an independent advisor on the Executive Advisory Boards of YL Ventures, Openview Partners, ADP, LLC (ADP-Nasdaq), SecurityScorecard, Black Duck Software (acquired by SNPS-Nasdaq), Edge Velocity, Axonius, InfoSec Global, Logik Systems, Inc., Dust Identity, Inc. and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ leading technology industry organization, MassTLC.

Prior to Microsoft and Cisco, Conway was a partner in an international private legal practice and served as Assistant Attorney General for the State of New Hampshire. She holds an AB from Columbia University, a law degree from the University of Virginia and additional credentials from MIT and Stanford, Carnegie Mellon and New York Universities.
Edna Conway