Ilya Kabanov, SF ‘15
Global Director, Application Security and Compliance
CIO Award Judge 2018, 2017, 2016
CIO Award Team Member 2017, 2016
Ilya is a global information technology expert and cybersecurity and privacy technologist. He is deeply passionate about responsible innovations at the intersection of digital technology, data analytics, and privacy. He believes that energy access is a basic human right and now at Schneider Electric, the world’s #1 energy management expert, Ilya provides his global leadership to application security and compliance. Prior to Schneider Electric, he was the Chief Information Officer of Russia’s largest private transportation firm. For that role, in 2013 Kommersant Magazine recognized him as the nation’s best CIO in the logistics and transportation industry.
During his time as a Sloan Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ilya focused on studying global innovations and leadership to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems. For over a decade, he has served global communities by enabling responsible digital innovations and transforming the information security and privacy practices among numerous companies, ranging from a successful start-up to a global, $36 billion enterprise. At the forefront of research into cybersecurity and privacy in the interconnected world, Ilya has authored numerous articles in professional journals.
Ilya received his MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and his Ph.D. in Information Technology & Operations Research from the Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics. He is a member of the IAPP, IEEE and INFORMS. Ilya continues to learn daily from the MIT community, technology executives and entrepreneurs across the globe.