Curtis Blais

Curtis Blais

CISO - Cybera

I originally intended to be a physician, but I suppose I should be thankful that the medical school requirements were raised higher than my marks while I was studying. This is what launched me into IT. At the time, IT was more like a hobby and common sense dictates that if you love it – maybe you should consider working in it.

I have been fortunate enough to experience diverse aspects of IT including Application Development, Network Design & Support, IT Security, Governance, Risk, Compliance, Strategy, Management, and Leadership.

I was so fascinated by Leadership, that I acquired a Master’s Degree in the subject, publishing my research with the goal of utilizing those skills to inspire people to new heights.

Regardless of how much you hear about leadership today, I believe it to be the scarcest and most misunderstood resource on the planet. Many who claim to be leaders haven’t led a day in their life; and others, who might not be considered leaders, do it every single day without recognition.

I value people through actions, not lip service. I’ve lead teams, multiple times, to one of the poorest countries in the Northern hemisphere to work towards making their lives better; not for any reward – but simply because I am able and feel called.

I lead by example. I lead through inspiration. I lead by challenging the everyday. I lead by empowering others to do what they are passionate about. I lead by encouraging people simply because they are people.

I value Humility. I value Family. I value Creativity. I value Integrity. I value authentic Leadership.

I entertain both consultative and permanent opportunities to demonstrate these capabilities.

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