Jeffrey Beard is a leading strategist, consultant and technologist who advises complex organizations regarding their Data Privacy/Protection, Information Governance, eDiscovery, Cybersecurity, and Regulatory Compliance challenges. In addition, Jeff improves their process maturity and overall defensibility while reducing cost and risk.
At IBM, Jeff worked with the world’s largest organizations to successfully address these growing challenges. He was the Lead Expert on IBM’s elite team specializing in effective strategies and solutions.
Jeff’s expertise includes addressing CCPA, GDPR, HIPAA/HITECH, SEC/FINRA/Dodd-Frank, eDiscovery, and more. He effectively provides guidance on dark data, governance strategy, and data analytics including data classification and disposition.
In this dynamic environment of massive data growth and evolving regulations, Jeff is very adept in addressing legal, technological, process, and other issues across departments and geographically diverse locations. He works closely with key stakeholders at the executive level and beyond to drive effective sponsorship, program development, adoption, and implementation.