Executive Vice President and Chief Information Technology Officer for Ovare Group
Suzie Smibert is a technology and transformation executive with nearly 20 years of experience. Her strengths are an excellent ability to build diverse teams and create cultures that are inclusive and high performance driven. She has experience in mining, energy, defense, oil and gas, technology, management consulting, agricultural, chemical, ventures, marketing and financial industry. She is the Executive Vice President and Chief Information Technology Officer for Ovare Group, a holding company based in Los Angeles. She oversees the entirety of the technology portfolio, including data, digital and privacy. Previously, Smibert served as the CISO and global director of enterprise architecture for Finning International, a global industrial company, and Agrium (now Nutrien), a global Ag and Chemical enterprise. Smibert sits on the advisory board of the global CXO Summit and is involved in numerous STEM and inclusion and diversity programs. She mentor students, early career as well as seasoned individuals. Smibert’s recent accomplishments include recognition as the most impactful CISO voted by peers at the global CISO summit in 2019 and CISO of the year, enterprise category 2019 by ISACA. Smibert holds a Master of Business Administration and is a long-time holder of the CISSP certification.