Peter Cullen
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As GM Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft Corp., Peter Cullen is directly responsible for managing the development and implementation of programs that bolster the trustworthiness of Microsoft® products, services, processes and systems worldwide. Cullen leads Microsoft’s TwC Governance team consisting of privacy & safety, geopolitical and accessibility experts, all committed to enhancing customers’ trust in computing experiences. He also leads practice areas of Risk, Policy and Compliance management. Cullen brings more than a decade of expertise in corporate governance, privacy and data protection and risk management to his role as well as extensive background in building sound organizational practices. In 2003, Cullen was honored with the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ (IAPP) Vanguard Award for Privacy Innovation for his contributions to the privacy profession. During his tenure at Microsoft, Cullen has been a leading advocate for strong, innovative and effective information policy safeguards for personal information, privacy and data, as well as technologies, services and processes that enhance trust, safety and ease of use. He meets regularly with industry and public policy leaders to advance policy agendas and is a frequent speaker at conferences, both in the U.S. and internationally. Before joining Microsoft in July 2003, Cullen served as the corporate privacy officer for the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), a first for a Canadian financial institution where he was responsible for developing and influencing initiatives relevant to the RBC Financial Group’s strategic approach to privacy. Cullen holds an MBA with distinction from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He is married with two adult children. In his personal time, Cullen enjoys practicing his passion for the culinary arts, golfing and skiing.


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