Information Systems Department Advisory Board
Membership Information:Current Position: President
Member Since: 2011
Employment:Job Title: Senior Manager, Advisory Services
Adam Wright graduated from BYU with a MISM, Bachelor of Science – Information Systems, and a Minor in Spanish in 2003. While he attended BYU, he spent three years as an ASM (now AIS) Officer and one year as ASM president. Adam enjoyed the opportunities those and other leadership positions in student organizations in the Marriott School provided him to both serve his fellow classmates as well as get to know the many companies that came onto campus to recruit. After graduation, Adam started with EY (formerly known as Ernst & Young) as an IT Auditor in the Houston, Texas office. Adam started his career like many others doing IT audits in support of the annual financial audits that are relied on by investors for public companies; however, Adam quickly found himself taking on more technical roles assisting clients to understand their data security risks. Over the next few years, Adam built a reputation within EY as someone that understood the deep technical aspects of data security and could also translate those technical risks to impacts on business processes and compliance requirements. When EY re-launched its Advisory Consulting practice in 2009, Adam was asked to join that practice to focus primarily on data security and data privacy. As a Senior Manager in that practice, Adam heps clients identify the data could have the greatest impact from a financial, operational, regulatory, or reputational perspective and how to best protect it. Adam pushes his teams to understand that every client environment is unique due to their risk acceptance posture, industry and regulatory requirements, as well as the ever changing nature of cybersecurity.
In addition to his client and practice responsibilities, Adam joined the Information Systems Advisory Board (ISAB) in 2011 as the representative for EY, and in 2014 Adam was asked to take on the role of President of the ISAB. As an active member of the ISAB, Adam has truly enjoyed the opportunity it has given him to interact with students at all levels in their academic careers in the IS and MISM programs. He thoroughly enjoys the moments he is able to help the students understand the tremendous opportunities available to them; if they put forth the effort. Adam is also an active member of the Executive Advisory Board for Arizona State University where he assists the faculty in understanding enhancements they can make in their IS and MIS curriculum.
Adam enjoys the many outdoor activities of Arizona with his wife and children.