Edna Conway currently serves as Vice President 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 trust, transparency, cybersecurity, 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 (U.S. Presidential Commissions) and globally (NATO) as the developer of architectures delivering value chain security, sustainability and resiliency. Conway was appointed to the Executive Committee of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Task Force on ICT Supply Chain Risk Management. 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 and she currently serves on the board of directors and the executive advisory boards of several companies.
Recognition of her industry leadership includes membership in the Fortune Most Powerful Women community, and awards including: Top 50 Women Leaders in SaaS (#5 – The Software Report 2020), Who’s Who in Cybersecurity (Onalytica 2020), Fed 100 Award, Stevie Maverick of the Year Award, CSO of the Year Award at RSA, Machine to Machine and IOT Trailblazer Award (Connected World Magazine), Reboot Leadership Award (SC Media), Columbia University’s Barnard College Distinguished Alumna Award 2019 and New Hampshire TechProfessional of the Year 2018 Award
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.