As Senior Vice President & GlobalChief Information Security Officer at Discovery Communications, PatriciaCollins Weedon is responsible for Discovery’s global cyber security operations,technical security strategy and architecture, information security governance andIT risk management. She also creates award-winninginformation security awareness programs around cyber security to engage employeesand partners. Ms. Collins Weedon has a long recordof success in a variety of information security, IT risk and IT compliancepositions, in both private and government sectors. Prior to joining Discoveryin 2015, she served as Vice President and Global Chief Information SecurityOfficer for Quintiles, where she was responsible for the company’s worldwidecyber security, with concentration in biotechnology information and dataprotection, in a highly regulatory compliance industry. Ms. Collins Weedon also previously served as VicePresident of Information Security and Compliance for Warner Brothers, where shewas responsible for all global aspects of information security and compliance worldwide.Additionally, she has more than ten years of experience within federalgovernment supporting classified intelligence security operations. Her roles within informationsecurity and data privacy management, as well as her wealth of globalprotection and security leadership experience, including the management ofstrategic converged security and business data protection programs, haveestablished her as a thought leader in the cyber security and informationsecurity space. Ms. Collins Weedon graduated fromNorthwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management Executive ScholarsProgram, and achieved information security awards throughout her career. Ms. Collins Weedon is based at Discovery’sworld headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.