Ilya Kabanov, SF ‘15
Global Director, Application Security and Compliance
CIO Award Judge 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
CIO Award Team Member 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
Ilya Kabanov 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, Dr. Kabanov 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, Dr. Kabanov 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, he has authored numerous articles in professional journals.
Dr. Kabanov received his MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and his Ph.D. in information technology and operations research from the Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).