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Raj Patel
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at City of Palo Alto


Raj Patel currently the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the City of Palo Alto, California is a multiple award-winning cybersecurity leader whose 30-year career has spanned both the private and public sectors.

In 2016, Raj has received an Award of Excellence for Cybersecurity Leadership in California for championing a forward thinking and innovative cybersecurity strategies in the government and private sectors.

Since joining the City of Palo Alto in 2012, institutionalized innovative three years cybersecurity strategy with a bold vision & the strategy “To build and enable a secured digital city.” which has resulted in winning the “Leading Smart City” award for four years in a row.

This recognition is based on the Raj’s forward-thinking IT and Cybersecurity strategy, which is based on cloud-first and mobile-first strategies.

Agenda Sessions

  • Presentation: IOT & Mobile Computing: Threats, Vulnerabilities and Risk Factors