SaluteMyJob hosted a webinar with Mike Jolley, chief data officer at Lowell Financial Group. Mike describes his journey from the Armed Forces into employment in the private sector and provides an insight into cyber security from an ex-military employer’s perspective. Mike describes his journey to senior level in the private sector and how the skills and capabilities he was taught in the military have helped him throughout his inspiring career. Mike left the Royal Signals in 1996 after a short but accomplished career. After a successful transition from a Junior rank to a leadership role, his civilian career has been full of a number of successes and awards. The session covers: Mike’s military background Military transition - From junior rank to leadership role Cyber security - How the skills and capabilities he gained from the military helped him adapt to new challenges in his career Insight into his career path to where he is now - The responsibilities and the achievements Mike’s role at Lowell: Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Data Officer The notable differences between ex-military employees and ‘civilian’ employees Mike Jolley, ex-Royal Signals, has led an accomplished career since leaving the Forces, with experience within multiple business areas leading cyber security, IT, data management, information risk teams. He cites his career expertise in formulating robust strategy and improving the culture of multiple organisations in relation to IT, Cyber Security, Data Management, Operational Resilience and change. He is now Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Data Officer at Lowell.