Joel is a lecturer and Director level IT professional with almost 20 years of experience. Currently Joel is the Director of Cyber Analytics and Data Science at TIAA leveraging Data Science and Cyber Security to reduce the threat landscape of this Fortune 100 company. Joel has spent his career helping companies develop innovative solutions to complex problems and moving their maturity level forward. A Graduate from UNCC, Joel holds an MBA in Data Science, a Master’s of Science in Information Security and a newly minted CISSP certification among others. Joel is a member of InfraGard as well as the Metro-Charlotte Electronic Crimes Task Force. Joel has an affinity for Cybersecurity and Data Science and has been able to meld these two passions together into an exciting discipline.