As a Data Privacy Officer, my role is to decode all that complexity, bring definition to all those gray areas and to create or supply my business with appropriate tools and solutions so that they make sensible decisions regarding privacy risks. I want to keep my focus on comprehensive initiatives and on the removal of obstacles so that business can meet their objectives while using data in an ethical and compliant way.
I was born and raised in Kazakhstan, Immigrated to the US in 2000. I have 3 higher degrees – linguist, economist, and a Russian lawyer. My first job was as a translator/interpreter. When I interpret a new privacy regulation, I mentally return to the times in which my primary goal was to help two parties communicate effectively and efficiently. In that way, I became a link in their mutual success. Likewise, I now see that laws are constantly evolving, and these changes have significant business impacts. Using a risk-based approach enables a company to be faster and to engage in change management with significantly less pain. This approach will also help to quickly identify the best place to place boundaries around impacted operations, assess the extent of the impact, and help the relevant stakeholders develop a solid plan to achieve their business objectives. The most important part of being a privacy professional is coming to the realization that we are not applying privacy principles in a vacuum. We must engineer solutions that generate value in a responsible way.
I love to cook, and I love to try new things. I would eat almost anything, but of course, my comfort food is my Central Asian cuisine.
Minnesota and Kazakhstan
Real world impact – we aim to positively impact healthcare globally by executing every day on our mission of accelerating digital health innovation for our biopharma and medtech customers
This one really resonates with me. I believe in our mission and I believe in saving lives and improving health of individuals.
Our team is amazing! Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
Volunteer locally to help women and children, runner, piano player, spending time in a cabin up in the woods of Minnesota.