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Melissa Carvalho, Global VP of Cyber Security at RBC, Joins The IT Media Group’s CIO Advisory Board

Toronto – Jan 10, 2022 – The IT Media Group (ITMG) is delighted to announce the appointment of Melissa Carvalho to its CIO Advisory Board. Melissa will join a team of cross-industry executives providing guidance on strategic technology, leadership, and operations topics for the company and its CIO community. Melissa is RBC’s Global Cyber Security Vice President, leading the Cyber Security Planning Office and the bank’s Global Identity and Access Management group, a large team of security professionals providing cyber solutions and services for RBC’s 86,000 employees and 17 million clients.

Melissa is internationally recognized for successfully delivering critical, high-impact initiatives for large organizations. Throughout her career, she has developed and implemented identity strategies to promote organizational growth and improve operational efficiency, including implementing identity programs at Canada’s five major banks and consulting on over 50 IAM programs across North America. Known as an adept and innovative leader with extensive experience in managing all aspects of information technology, she consistently leads and motivates individuals to maximize productivity while managing relationships with diverse stakeholder groups.

Melissa is part of several groups that look to create a more diverse and inclusive environments within RBC and outside the organization. Within the bank, Melissa is the RBC Technology and Operations Co-lead for the LGBTQ+ leadership team and is known for promoting an environment of equality for all where everyone is comfortable to bring their ‘true self’ to work. Melissa is also the Canadian Ambassador for Women in Identity, a global non-profit organization focused on breaking bias to create a world where “Digital identity solutions built for everyone are built by everyone”. With Women in Identity, Melissa combines her two passions, advancing people and advancing technology. She looks to bring people together and create new opportunities for a future without biases.

“Melissa is truly one in a million and will be a tremendous asset to our team and the CIO community,” said Nasheen Liu, Partner & SVP, CIO Program Strategy of The IT Media Group. “It’s a privilege to welcome Melissa to our Advisory Board. I look forward to her insight and guidance on the issues and topics that concern us.”

“I’m thrilled to be joining this prestigious group of leaders. I’m excited by the successes of ITMG over the past decade, and it’s an honor to have the opportunity to join the Board and contribute to our CIO community,” said Melissa Carvalho. “The IT Media Group is known for being a driving force in connecting senior technology and security leaders across industries and facilitating the sharing of issues and solutions. I’m eager to work with the team and help to further collaboration among our technology executive community.”

The IT Media Group is an award-winning producer of programs and content for senior IT executives. Based in Toronto, its leadership team includes some of the most experienced and respected technology, media and business professionals serving the IT executive community in Canada. In August of 2021, ITMG celebrated its 10th anniversary by virtually opening the Toronto Stock Exchange. Paying forward and giving back remains to be the company’s North Star guiding its journey ahead.

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