Vice President, Research & Advisory

27 Years in IT

About Aaron Shum

Aaron Shum is a Vice President in the Research & Advisory division at Info-Tech Research Group. With 25+ years of experience across IT, InfoSec, and Data Privacy, he currently leads the development efforts and advisory delivery of Info-Tech’s IT research, with specific focus on key areas such as Exponential IT, security & data privacy, infrastructure & operations, and IT workforce development programs.

Prior to joining Info-Tech Research Group, Aaron led the GDPR compliance efforts of a large multi-national enterprise with over 80 locations spanning across 24 countries including US, Canada, and various countries in Europe, Asia, and Australia. Holding the credentials of Certified Information Privacy Professional for Europe (CIPP/E), Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), Aaron's practical experience includes interpreting and applying the GDPR regulation across all different business functions, such as HR, IT, marketing, sales, etc. He led the development of the Info-Tech’s data privacy compliance framework.

Formerly, Aaron supported the growth of a multi-national technology integration company as its global head of IT and InfoSec, implementing a cloud transformation roadmap that included a fully unified communications platform, hybrid cloud infrastructure, and a DevOps applications provisioning, development, and deployment platform. He also developed an ISO27001 compliant Information Security Management System and managed the company’s internal and enterprise client-facing security, governance, risk & compliance programs.

Aaron holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Toronto, and is an ISO27001 Lead Implementer and MCP, in addition to being a CIPP/E, CIPT and CIPM.

My Company

Info-Tech Research Group
888 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M4W 2J2
251 - 1000 Employees


Awards & Certifications

  • CIPP/E
    February 2, 2018 – Present

  • ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
    May 10, 2010 – Present

  • CIPM
    July 6, 2018 – Present

  • CIPP/T
    August 24, 2018 – Present

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