Phil Venables

CISO, Google Cloud

Phil has more than 35 years of experience working in engineering, management, and board level advisory roles, including for The White House. Before joining a large global technology company as Chief Information Security Officer in 2020, Venables was a Partner at Goldman Sachs where he spent two decades in various risk and cybersecurity leadership positions, in particular as their first CISO, a role he held for 17 years.

He has been Chief Information Security Officer for other multiple large banking companies like Standard Chartered Bank and Deutsche Bank. He is on the board of directors at HackerOne, Interos, New York University, and he serves in advisory roles for The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and NIST.

Phil earned an MSc degree in Computation from University of Oxford and a BSc degree in Computer Science from University of York.