Chinar Patel has close to 20 years of experience in the IT and cybersecurity space in various roles spanning development, technical sales and sales leadership. She currently is the Director of the IBM Security business for the Telco, Media and Entertainment sector. Her responsibilities include developing and managing the brand go-to-market strategy and maintaining the upmost levels of client success within the sector. She leads a team of passionate cybersecurity specialists focused on helping organizations infuse security everywhere, allowing them to thrive in the face of uncertainty as they embrace digital transformation. Chinar holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rutgers University, School of Engineering.