James Baird is the Chief Information Security Officer for Focus Brands, a leading developer and franchisor and operator of more than 6,300 restaurants, cafes, ice cream shoppes and bakeries in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and more than 60 foreign countries. In his current role, he has responsibilities that include global governance, risk, compliance, application security, security operations, security architecture, and data protection/privacy. Previously, Baird held CISO and other security leadership roles in nonprofit charity, financial technology, commercial real estate, and business process outsourcing. Baird holds a Master of Science in Information Assurance and certifications from isc(2), ISACA, and iapp.