Worldwide Industry Services Cybersecurity Officer, Dassault Systemes
Yolanda joined Dassault Systèmes in 2011 as a Senior Project Manager, leading software implementations for Fortune 50 and 100 global corporations. She currently serves as the Dassault Systèmes Worldwide Industry Services Cybersecurity Officer, overseeing cybersecurity strategy and tactical operations for the AMERICAS, EMEAR and ASIA PACIFIC geographies. Prior to joining Dassault Systèmes, Yolanda worked as a Management Consultant leading software, infrastructure and data migration deployments withdiverse teams globally, and has worked in IT for over 24 years. Prior to her corporate IT career, she served in the United States Army and the Illinois Army National Guard with specialized training as a Combat Field Medic and Communications Operator, respectively. She received her undergraduate degree in Management, with a Microbiology minor, from Northwestern University and a Master of Science degree from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. A lifelong learner, she plans to further her education and is currently working towards obtaining a Juris Doctorate degree and advanced Cybersecurity certifications. Yolanda resides in Florida with her wife Regina and youngest son Xavier. She has three sons, one daughter and two granddaughters. She is an avid and devoted meditation practitioner, holistic lifestyle advocate, vegan and yogi who facilitates mindfulness group meditations along with grief counseling and self-improvement workshops on the weekends.