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TransUnion Executives Named Chicago CIO and CISO of the Year® Finalists

ORBIE Awards have recognized technology leadership, innovation and excellence since 1998

Swati Shah, TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) U.S. Markets CIO, has been named a Large Enterprise Chicago CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards Finalist. And Bill Shields, TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) Chief Information Security Officer, has been named a Chicago CISO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards Finalist.The ORBIE Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program in the United States honoring chief information officers and chief information security officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership.

For over 20 years, the ORBIE Awards have recognized technology executives for leadership, innovation and excellence in this rapidly growing, CIO-led national professional association,” said Christa Oglivy, Executive Director of ChicagoCIO. “And this year, we are pleased to honor Chicago area chief information security officers for the first time with our inaugural CISO ORBIE Award. The ORBIE Awards are meaningful because they are judged by peers - CIOs and CISOs who understand how difficult these jobs are and why great leadership matters. Swati is being recognized for her role in TransUnion’s continued growth while transforming operations and products, and helping empower her technical associates. And Bill is being recognized for his important role in TransUnion’s security.” 

Swati Shah Contributing to TransUnion’s “Product Engineering” Mindset

Shah is a finalist in the ORBIE® Awards Large Enterprise category which honors chief information officers (CIOs) who are driving innovation and transforming leading organizations with over $2.5 billion in annual revenue. Shah leads TransUnion’s U.S. Markets technology team of over 700 technologists serving customers nationally.

“Swati has been instrumental in our ongoing cloud transformation efforts to advance our organization by modernizing our technology infrastructure, platforms and workforce to bring innovations to market faster and stay ahead of tomorrow’s demands,” said Chris Cartwright, CEO, TransUnion. “Last year, Swati’s team doubled their application migration goal for the year, rapidly expanding our ability to leverage cloud technology. Swati is very deserving of this nomination.”

Shah has also made a significant contribution to TransUnion’s shift to a “product engineering” mindset which provides a holistic view of development and puts security, performance, reliability and talent at the core of technology iniatives. Her leadership prioritizes the developer experience, investing in upskilling on the latest engineering and security practices and automation that frees up her teams to focus on delivering innovative solutions.

Bill Shields Leads Team Securing and Protecting Information Entrusted to TransUnion

Shields is one of five finalists for the CISO ORBIE Award. His and his team’s work is broad, spanning cybersecurity oeprations, security engineering and architecture, technology risk, compliance management, information security program enablement, identity/access management and security evaluation of all mergers and acquisitions.

“In today’s increasingly data-driven business environments, security is paramount to our ability to deliver for our customers and consumers. Under Bill’s leadership, he and his team of over 400 associates secure and protect the information entrusted to TransUnion by building, monitoring and defending our information security and cybersecurity programs,” said Chris Cartwright, CEO, TransUnion. “Bill has forged a culture of security and accountability at TransUnion that is based on partnership, ensuring we have the strong relationships necessary to work together to proactively reduce risks. We’re proud to have Bill as a finalist for the Chicago CISO of the Year ORBIE Award.”

About TransUnion (NYSE: TRU)

TransUnion is a global information and insights company with over 12,000 associates operating in more than 30 countries. We make trust possible by ensuring each person is reliably represented in the marketplace. We do this with a Tru™ picture of each person: an actionable view of consumers, stewarded with care. Through our acquisitions and technology investments we have developed innovative solutions that extend beyond our strong foundation in core credit into areas such as marketing, fraud, risk and advanced analytics. As a result, consumers and businesses can transact with confidence and achieve great things. We call this Information for Good® — and it leads to economic opportunity, great experiences and personal empowerment for millions of people around the world.