Analyst Profile

Bernard Woo

Bernard Woo

Sr Director Analyst

1 year at Gartner ,  14 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Bernard Woo is a Senior Director Analyst with a primary focus on data protection/privacy risk management and compliance programs. Additional coverage areas include data classification, operational technology (OT) security, and 5G security considerations. Mr. Woo holds three privacy-related certifications: Fellow of Information Privacy [FIP], Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada [CIPP] and Certified Information Privacy Manager [CIPM]. In addition, Mr. Woo holds the Lean/Six Sigma Yellow Belt designation and is a licensed Professional Engineer [P.Eng.] in the province of Ontario (Canada). Throughout his career in privacy-related roles, Mr. Woo has excelled at working with stakeholders from various functions (e.g., IT, legal, marketing, security, HR) to devise innovative, efficient solutions that enable organizations to grow and achieve its objectives, while ensuring the protection of individual privacy rights.


Previous Experience

Mr. Woo has over 14 years of privacy-related experience across multiple industries in both the private and public sectors. Experienced at embedding "Privacy by Design (PbD)" principles into daily operations, Mr. Woo has deep knowledge with respect to conducting privacy impact assessments, as well as leading privacy risk management and compliance programs in organizations operating in multiple jurisdictions.

Professional Background

ADP Canada, Director, Privacy Programs Lead, 2 years
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Senior Manager, Information Access and Privacy Services, 6 years
Wells Fargo Bank (Canada / Latin America Regions), AVP, Regional Privacy Lead / Canada Branch Privacy Officer, 1 year

Industry Awards/Accolades

US Patent: Business Application Dialogues Architecture and Toolset (20070143114)


Bachelor of Applied Science, Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo
Masters of Business Administration, Schulich School of Business, York University


Chinese - Cantonese
Chinese - Mandarin

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