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Bhavani Suresh, CISA, CISM, CGEIT

Bhavani Suresh rattles off a list of her goals as if she has nothing but free time at her disposal.

She wants to establish new schools, a home for destitute widows, author a book and escalate her already considerable volunteer workload – all this on top of growing her company, Nbiz Infosol, of which she is CEO.

“Such are my ambitions,” Suresh said. “I am very positive I will achieve them soon.”

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Susan Snedaker, CISM

Susan Snedaker and her colleagues are tasked with solving what she describes as “complex, difficult and sometimes almost impossible” problems through technology.

That may sound daunting, but Snedaker relishes the challenge. The ISACA member serves as director of infrastructure and operations at Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona, USA. 

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Gabriela Reynaga, CISA, CRISC

Gabriela Reynaga acknowledges that abandoning a safer career path to start her own business was a decision that came with a fair amount of anxiety.

Yet, after years of slower career advancement than she would have liked, Reynaga decided it was time to take a chance.

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Karen Frank, CISM, CPP

Pursuing a career in technology never was a specific aim for Karen Frank, but rather what she characterizes as “table stakes” for working in computer forensics during her years as a law enforcement professional.

A shift to the private sector ensured that technology would be at the forefront of Frank’s work for the foreseeable future.

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Satoko Nagaoka, CISA

Satoko Nagaoka’s interest in pursuing a career in technology was sparked as a child by reading a story about a robot.

“Until then, I only knew of robots with monotonous jobs like in a factory, but then I had a dream that I could talk and make friends with the robot,” Nagaoka said. “After that, I saw scenes where robots communicate with things other than people in movies and animation, and I think that gave me the idea of 'I want to make a robot myself.'"

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