The People-Led, Tech-Powered Future of Cybersecurity
  • Importance of digital trust (e.g., how to earn it, how to keep it, how to grow it)
  • The Evolving Threat Landscape and How to Stay Ahead
  • Challenges and opportunities with regulation and consolidation

Jason O’Dell
VP, Security Operations

Jason O’Dell is Walmart’s Global Vice President of Security Operations. He is a seasoned executive with 25+ years of security experience in multiple domains. In his current role, Jason is entrusted with safeguarding Fortune 1, its 250+ million weekly customers, and its 2.1 million associates from ever-growing cyber threats.

Prior to leading the teams responsible for protecting Walmart’s network, Jason successfully led a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) that provided protection to more than 1,000 financial institutions, collectively holding assets worth over $500 billion. Under his guidance, the MSSP received accolades as a top 50 world-ranked provider for five consecutive years.

Jason holds a BS degree in Cybersecurity from Bellevue. He has been quoted in various national media outlets, holds over a dozen industry certifications, and has held multiple board level positions at various information security chapters. His work and dedication in the field of information security was acknowledged by the SANs Institute, which honored him with the Difference Maker Award. Outside of work, Jason is a neophyte vinyl collector, a BBQ judge, and an avid reader.