Virginia Lyons
Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Chief Information Security Officer
Biographical Info
Leadership at the intersection of technology and business. Agile transformation, cloud strategy, information security, software delivery and operational excellence all demand business-driven decisions in technical domains. My experience in leading transformational change in organizations large and small is built on demonstrated technical skills combined with deep understanding of business imperatives. I bring hands-on experience with the full product life-cycle, from ideation to post-sales delivery and support. - Implemented robust application security, security awareness and security governance for the enterprise. (Macy's) - Upgraded the ecommerce platform to stabilize operations and scale from $250M to more than $3B in annual revenues. (Macy's) - Implemented agile software delivery technologies - and introduced secure coding concepts into agile delivery systems. (Macy's) - Built metrics around a world-wide systems implementation team to increase predictability of costs and delivery times, and reduce customer friction (Innovative Interfaces) - Migrated a Citrix-based real-time editorial production system to a web-based architecture, successfully processing up to 80,000 periodical articles per day using early artificial intelligence capabilities to automate indexing and editorial routing, enabling use of distributed staffing, reduced operational costs and improved stability and scaling. (Thomson)