GCA Studios Presents

GCA Host Jay R. Taylor, who is CEO of EagleNext Advisors, a company focused on helping board directors and senior leaders leverage uncertainty and risk to create opportunity.

In this series of one-to-one interviews, Jay highlights ways in which Game Changers are helping Boards and senior executives think differently about business risk and the role that effective governance and oversight plays in achieving profitability, growth, and other strategic objectives.

In Episode 4, Jay interviews Sajay Rai on “Cracking the Code for Implementing Permanent Solutions to Your Cyber and Other Most Pressing Issues”.

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About Jay R. Taylor

Jay R. Taylor is an industry-recognized risk management, technology, finance, automotive manufacturing and financial services executive with 35+ years of international leadership experience. Taylor created Strategic Risk Management for General Motors Company’s CEO and Board in 2014. He is a published author and speaker on internal audit, risk management, governance, and technology. His mission is to enable small and medium-size private, family-owned, and public company businesses to achieve growth and success through risk-enabled decisions and better board governance.

Taylor earned his MBA with honors at the University of Michigan and is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Governance Fellow.

About Sajay Rai

Sajay Rai has more than 30 years of experience in information technology, specializing in information security, business continuity, disaster recovery, privacy, IT audit and information risk. Mr. Rai is the Founder and CEO of Securely Yours LLC. Securely Yours LLC is focused on delivering innovative solutions through delivery channels like Software-as-a-Service, Managed Services and traditional IT consulting. Mr. Rai’s clients are in the financial, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, federal and state agencies and utility industries.

Prior to starting Securely Yours LLC, Mr. Rai was a Partner with Ernst & Young LLP for 10 years and was responsible for the information advisory practice in the Detroit Metro area. He also served as the national leader of EY’s Information Security and Business Continuity practices. Mr. Rai’s clients included General Motors, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Yazaki North America, Tecumseh and Federal Mogul. He also served as a member of his firm’s Partners Advisory Council.

Mr. Rai also worked with IBM for 13 years, most recently serving as an executive of the national Business Continuity and Contingency consulting practice. He was instrumental in starting the company’s Information Security consulting practice and managing its information technology consulting practice in Latin America.

Jay R. Taylor

Defending the Digital Frontier

Mr. Rai co-authored a recently published book, Defending the Digital Frontier – A Security Agenda, which guides business and IT executives on how to develop an effective and efficient information security program within their enterprise. He also co-authored Institute of Internal Auditors’ publications of “Sawyer’s Internal Audit Handbook 6th Edition” and the publication of IIA’s Global Technology Audit Guide (GTAG) No. 9 on the topic of Identity and Access Management.

Mr. Rai is a member of IIA’s Professional Issues Committee (PIC). He also serves on the board of ISACA Detroit Chapter, IIA’s Detroit Chapter, Society of Information (SIM) Detroit Chapter and as a member of Walsh College’s Accounting Advisory and Technology Committees. Mr. Rai is a regular speaker at industry conferences on information security, business continuity, disaster recovery, technology strategy and is frequently quoted in magazines and newspapers. He has also served as expert witness in litigation cases in the area of information security.

He holds a Master’s degree in Information Management from Washington University of St. Louis, and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Fontbonne College of St. Louis.

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