Della Shea

Della Shea

Speaker 2020

Symcor

Della Shea is an award-winning data strategist and a recognized authority on privacy and data protection. With nearly 20 years’ experience solving complex data challenges within and across the financial services industry, she has built a reputation of bringing the “art of the possible” to life by weaving ethical innovation practices into product development and operations. Della is currently the Chief Privacy and Data Governance Officer for Symcor Inc. where her work has been recognized internationally with the 2010 HP-IAPP Privacy Innovation Award. In 2013 she was named Canada’s Information Security Executive of the year and in 2019, she appeared before the House of Commons as an expert witness on “Privacy of Digital Government Services”. Prior to joining Symcor, Della was the Director of Privacy and Information Risk at the Royal Bank of Canada where she provided strategic direction that helped launch many of the Bank’s first digital initiatives. Passionate about the human side of data and corporate responsibility, Della’s work has been featured in various publications and she frequently speaks at prestigious academic and industry conferences including the MIT Chief Data Officer and Information Quality (MITCDOIQ) Symposium in Cambridge Massachusetts. Della holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) and from the Schulich School of Business (York University) and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Acadia University. She serves on several academic and industry boards including, the Analytics and AI Advisory Council (York University), Manning School of Business Advisory Board (Acadia University), Information Accountability Foundation Board of Directors, Council of Chief Analytics Officers Advisory Board (Conference Board) and the Council of Chief Privacy Officers Advisory Board (Conference Board). Della is also a former International Association of Privacy Professionals Advisory Board member (Canada) and conference chair.