Timothy Bhatt

Chief Information Security Officer Ally Financial

Tim Bhatt is currently the Chief Information Security Officer for Ally Financial where he is responsible for the strategy, execution, and operations for Information Security, IT Risk Management, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, and Enterprise Architecture.

Prior to this role, Bhatt served as the Chief Enterprise Architect for Ally Financial and Technology Executive for eCommerce and Deposits for Ally Bank.  Under Bhatt’s leadership, the teams evaluated leading edge technologies, implemented innovative opportunities to enable strategic business objectives, and established Technology Governance and Information Security Standards across Ally’s business lines and functions.

Bhatt has a diverse technology background in network, system, and security administration, and application development, having held positions at Bank of America – eCommerce Technology, JP Morgan Chase - Consumer Internet Group, and Lockheed Martin - Management and Data Systems.

Bhatt holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Lehigh University, and a Master’s degree in Software Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.


Panel: CISO

Hear from a CISO’s about how they mitigate risks, keep current on regulations and certifications, evolving role of CISO and cybersecurity in enterprises, and how new technologies are changing the types of threats and responses.  The panel will take questions and discuss topics of interests to the audience.


Bill Chu, Professor UNC Charlotte


Tim Bhatt,  CISO Ally Bank

Carl Cahill, CISO Duke Energy

Jim Maloney, CISO AvidXchange