Allan is the Delivery CISO at NTT Data Services, formerly CISO at Mitel, Forcepoint and at Polycom. In his CISO roles Alford has managed enterprise security as well as compliance with various frameworks such as GDPR, NIST SP800-171 and ISO 27001.

With more than 30 years of IT and Engineering security experience, Allan has a strong product and cloud security background, having served at Pearson as Product Information Security Officer (PISO), supervising the security of a massive-scale company-wide cloud transformation program, and Polycom where he built and managed the product security program, integrating it fully into the business.