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Season 4 Episode 5: A Day in the Life: Senior Security Assurance & Advisor Sailakshmi Santhanakrishnan (Sai)

January 24, 2023 EWF - Rising Leaders Season 4 Episode 5
NextExec - EWF
Season 4 Episode 5: A Day in the Life: Senior Security Assurance & Advisor Sailakshmi Santhanakrishnan (Sai)
Show Notes


In this episode, Rachel sits down with Sai and they speak about Sai's journey from being a technologist, to challenging herself in various roles and responsibilities in Governance Risk and Compliance and later moving to the C-suite. Sai shares her insights with others about career development, and how to be an advocate and mentor to others.

HOST:
Luyao (Rachel) Chen is a Senior Manager with Schellman & Company based in Austin, TX, specializing in managing and conducting examinations and compliance engagements including SOC 1, SOC 2 SOC 3, HIPPA, and ISO 27001.  Luyao has worked with organizations ranging from start‐ups to fortune 500 companies across various industries including technology, energy, cloud services, communications, healthcare, legal and financial services.

GUEST SPEAKER:
Sailakshmi Santhanakrishnan ( Sai) is Professional Services – Senior Security Assurance & Advisor for AWS.  She is collaborative, result driven cloud risk, compliance and security executive who has enabled Fortune 100 & 500 organizations to successfully deliver highly visible and significant regulatory, compliance and technology initiatives.

As a trusted advisor, her core strengths are in partnering with the C-suite and business segments to enable their cloud adoption journey to build resilient and regulatory-compliant organizations in the Cloud. 

Sai enjoys global travel and learning about cultural variances. Sai is involved in her community as a NextGen advisor, volunteer, and mentor and as a guest faculty University of Texas, Dallas.  

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