Ade Odutola is the Founder & CEO of Solvitur Systems, LLC, an Information Technology (IT) consulting firm specializing in systems modernization, cybersecurity, privacy & data protection, governance, risk, and compliance (GRC), cloud computing and analytics.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Odutola held various positions of increasing responsibility at Deloitte for over a decade, where he led teams on multiple cybersecurity, privacy & data protection and governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) projects nationally and internationally. Prior to Deloitte, Mr. Odutola worked at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, where he provided risk management and cybersecurity consulting services for a broad range of clients. He also served as an adjunct professor of Computer Information Systems (CIS) at a DC area local university, teaching graduate and undergraduate students.
Mr. Odutola was recently appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Honorable Alejandro Mayorkas, to the DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee (DPIAC), where he provides advice at the request of the Secretary and the DHS Chief Privacy Officer on programmatic, policy, operational, administrative, and technological issues within the DHS related to personally identifiable information, data integrity, and other matters related to privacy and cybersecurity. Mr. Odutola earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Lagos, and his MBA from Durham University in the United Kingdom. He holds multiple industry certifications including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), Certified Information Privacy Professional /Government, (CIPP/G), Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM).
He resides in Northern Virginia with his wife, Jen, a board certified rheumatologist and their three children.