Xochitl Monteon
VP Cybersecurity & Chief Privacy Officer

Company: Intel

Xochitl Monteon is Intel’s Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) and VP of Cybersecurity Governance, Risk and Compliance in Information Security. As the CPO, Xochitl plays a pivotal role in leading Intel through the complex landscape of global privacy, AI, and cybersecurity legislation to seamlessly operationalize compliance while enabling continued business innovation. Xochitl’s expertise lies in her ability to integrate rigorous privacy policies with robust cybersecurity frameworks, fostering a secure and compliant digital environment. Her leadership is characterized by a proactive approach to emerging threats and vulnerabilities, ensuring that privacy and security considerations are at the forefront of corporate governance.

Xochitl has worked in the technology industry for 30 years. Prior to joining Intel, she worked for McAfee and PayPal in Senior leadership positions. Her tenure includes pivotal roles in a wide array of sectors such as high-tech manufacturing, SaaS, fintech, e-commerce, finance, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, education, and the broader technology landscape.

Xochitl is a member of several Advisory Boards including Future of Privacy, Evanta, and EWA Emeritus. She is passionate about diversity and STEM initiatives and is also a member of Latino Coroporate Directors Association and Women in STEM. She is a San Jose State Alumn where she received her BS in Environmental Sciences. She also holds numerous technical competencies and security certifications , including Certified Business Continuity Planner (CBCP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE), Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP), and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

Xochitl has received multiple recognition and awards including but not limited to the Exceptional WomanAlliance Award in 2019, CSO 40 Award and “IT Team of the Year” at the 2018 Women in IT Awards.