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Jean-Christophe Gaillard

Jean-Christophe Gaillard


JC Gaillard is the Founder and CEO of Corix Partners, a London-based Boutique Management Consultancy Firm and Thought-Leadership Platform, focused on assisting CIOs and other C-level executives in resolving Cyber Security Strategy, Organisation and Governance challenges.

He is a leading strategic advisor and a globally-recognised cyber security thought-leader with over 25 years of experience developed in several financial institutions in the UK and continental Europe, and a track-record at driving fundamental change in the Security field across global organisations, looking beyond the technical horizon into strategy, governance, culture, and the real dynamics of transformation.

French and British national permanently established in the UK since 1993, he holds an Engineering Degree from Telecom Paris and has been co-president of the Cyber Security group of the Telecom Paris alumni association since May 2016.

He runs the Corix Partners blog and the “Security Transformation Leadership” publication on Medium.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Information Security (FCIIS), a member of the Forbes Business Council and contributes regularly to the London Tech Leaders and TechNative websites; he has also posted regularly in the past on the Business Transformation Network, The Digital Transformation People, IoTforAll, Business 2 Community and Experfy platforms.

He is an expert contributor on the CIO Water Cooler, and has previously published articles on InfoSecurity Magazine,  Computing, the, Info Sec Buzz, Disruption Hub, and the IoD Director websites.

He is involved with techUK as part of their Cyber People Series, which explores how CISOs should engage at C-Suite and Board level, with two reports on the theme released in December 2020 and December 2021.

He has also collaborated with leading analysts firm Kuppinger Cole in Germany, with the Association for Data and Cyber Governance in the US and with the Edutec Alliance in Brazil.

He was listed in the top 10 of UK 30 most influential thought leaders on Risk, RegTech and Compliance by Thomson Reuters in April 2017, and in the top 100 global social media influencers for financial services by Refinitiv in July 2019.

He is a 2022 Onalytica Cyber Security Influencer, and was also identified by them as “Social Media Amplifier” on Risk Management in April 2021, and as a “Key Opinion Leader” on Data Management, IoT Connectivity and RPA in December 2020 and January 2021, as well as an influential voice and sub-topic expert on hybrid work and the future of work in January 2022.

He has been ranking consistently in the top 5 of global influencers with Thinkers360 on Cyber Security, and in the top 10 on Leadership and Management. He was listed as one of their Top Voices for 2023 in October 2023.

He is the author of “Cyber Security: The Lost Decade – A Security Governance Handbook for the CISO and the CIO” first published in September 2017 with updated annual editions released every year up to 2021, “The CyberSecurity Leadership Handbook for the CISO and the CEO” released on Amazon in February 2023 and “The Cybersecurity Spiral of Failure” released on Amazon in January 2024.

He produces the Cybersecurity Transformation Podcast on Spotify, an independent podcast with a different take on what’s happening in the cybersecurity industry, which entered its 4th series in 2023.

He founded and animates the Security Transformation Research Foundation, a dedicated think-tank and research body affiliated to Corix Partners, aimed at approaching Security problems differently and producing innovative and challenging research ideas in the Security, Business Protection, Risk and Controls space.

He has held Board Advisory and Non-Executive Director positions with IAM Experts and Strata Security Solutions and has been a member of the NextWorld Capital European Advisors Network.


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