Yim Chan

Yim Chan has been with IBM for over 30 years. She has been IBM Canada’s Chief Privacy Officer since 2002 and has also been the Global Privacy Executive for the IBM Corporation since 2007. Her responsibilities include developing and implementing programs at the enterprise level and embedding privacy into IBM’s relevant business processes. Managing both roles reflects the increasing complexity of the privacy requirements demanded of globally-integrated organizations such as IBM and the steps necessary to be taken to maintain recognition as a technology and business leader. Yim sits on two Privacy Advisory Boards: the International Association of Privacy Professionals – Canada and the Identity, Privacy and Security Initiative (IPSI) at the University of Toronto. She is an alumni member of the University of Waterloo, holds a Master’s Certificate in Project Management and holds patents in the privacy assessment environment.