John Suffolk is a Senior Vice President and the Global Cyber Security Officer for Huawei. In this role, he oversees the enhancement and implementation of Huawei’s end-to-end global cyber security assurance system, which includes monitoring and improving all aspects of information security across the company’s global supply chain, in addition to the management of the Trusted Delivery Process. Mr. Suffolk is responsible for strengthening the company’s understanding of information security issues of governments and customers and ensuring the trusted delivery of technology and telecommunications networks. Mr. Suffolk is dedicated to developing a common security approach in technology, legislation standards and norms to promote technology innovation and the safe global adoption of technology. He is a frequent international speaker and provides advice to the public and private sector around the world. He has published a range of articles and White Papers describing end-to-end cyber security processes and a list of security requirements buyers of technology should pose to their technology vendors.
Mr. Suffolk has more than 25 years of experience in the information and communications technology industry. Prior to joining Huawei in 2011, Mr. Suffolk spent more than seven years in the UK Government, where he was Her Majesty’s Government CIO and CISO, leading the delivery of the Government’s strategy for the transformation of public services enabled by technology. Previously, he was Operations Director and Managing Director of Britannia Building Society, and Director of Customer Services at Birmingham Midshires.
He was named the most influential CIO in the UK in 2010 by Silicon.com and was ranked in the top five of the most influential people in technology behind Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Mr. Suffolk received an MBA from The University of Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom.