Emma Smith

Emma joined Vodafone in 2015 and is responsible for Cyber Security, Technology Assurance and Technology Strategy across the company. The global security teams in Vodafone are responsible for setting security policy in line with local laws and regulations, engineering and operations of security technologies and controls, securing new products and services and 24x7 cyber defence capabilities. Emma is passionate about security. Our strategy focuses on protecting customers and society against changing threats, and the opportunity to contribute to improving the safety of the communities we operate in. 

Her role includes two other pan-Technology domains, Technology Assurance second line function, who identify and assure key technology risks across Vodafone, and for leading developing, maintaining and tracking delivery of the Vodafone Technology Strategy. Emma also holds a number of industry security advisory and programme committee roles.

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Emma is active in her pursuit for inclusion for all. She believes people thrive when they can be themselves and feel that they belong. She has worked to develop a diverse security workforce and is Culture & LGBT+ sponsor for Technology in Vodafone.

Emma joined Vodafone from Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest Group where she was Chief Security Officer. In her role, she shaped and led an integrated security function including fraud prevention, information & cyber security, intelligence, physical security, business resilience and records management. Emma also spent over a decade leading internal audit teams who specialised in security, technology, integration and risk management