Gary Eppinger

Gary Eppinger

Gary Eppinger

Global VP, CISO and Privacy Officer for Carnival Corporation.

Carnival Corporation & plc is a global cruise company and one of the largest vacation companies in the world. We operate a portfolio of leading cruise brands including Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn in North America; P&O Cruises, and Cunard Line in the United Kingdom; AIDA in Germany; Costa Cruises in Southern Europe; Iberocruceros in Spain; and P&O Cruises in Australia. These brands offer a wide range of holiday and vacation products to a customer base that is broadly varied in terms of cultures, languages and leisure-time preferences.

Gary conceives implements and leads technology solutions that protect corporate assets, increase organizational capability, and advance productivity of Fortune 100 companies. He has a deep understanding of business goals and drivers, and how to apply technology to achieve and support them. Gary has exceptional communication, interpersonal and technical  skills;  Ranked  24th  in  ExecRank’s  “Top   Security   Executive   Rankings”   http://execrank.com/2012/08/chief-security-officers/. He is recognized internally and globally as highly valued resource with exceptional ability to build and develop IT teams that deliver critical business objectives in companies within transformation. Gary is an active speaker on IT and Cyber Security while helping numerous companies as a valued board advisor.

Gary has an extensive background in enterprise information security, risk management, business transformation, IT controls and Cyber Security. Gary has significant experience leading complex, global change management programs.

Most recently, Gary was IT CISO and VP RMD, Legal and Pharmacy for Supervalu and IT Security AND Privacy Director at Delphi. Gary has also has previous experiences in IT security, infrastructure and engineering   systems   at   Rockwell   Automation   and   GE   Healthcare.   He   holds   a   bachelor’s   degree   from   Campbell University, advance leadership certificate from Cornell University and is a certified six sigma master black belt from GE Healthcare.

Gary is married and has four outstanding children and resides in Miami Florida.

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