The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Pamela C. Dyson has been named the SEC’s Deputy Chief Information Officer and will work to further modernize and enhance the agency’s information technology systems.
Technology is a vital component of SEC initiatives to protect investors, maintain orderly markets, and promote capital formation. Ms. Dyson has filled a number of key roles in the agency’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) since joining the SEC staff in November 2010. As Deputy Director, Ms. Dyson will coordinate closely with the agency’s divisions and offices to maintain an innovative, secure, and efficient technology infrastructure.
“Pam is an outstanding professional with a valuable combination of technical knowledge and leadership experience,” said Thomas A. Bayer, the SEC’s Chief Information Officer. “Her efforts to increase the efficiency of OIT operations have already made a significant impact on the agency, and we’re pleased to welcome her to this new position.”
Ms. Dyson said, “I am honored by the opportunity to serve the SEC in this new capacity. We are committed to delivering innovative solutions to help the SEC serve investors, and look forward to advancing the agency’s strategic vision through better use of technology.”
In recent years, the SEC has taken significant steps to enhance its technological capabilities and modernize its computer system. This includes deploying a centralized database for the thousands of tips and complaints it receives, installing a new automated work-flow system to track and triage enforcement actions, creating a new automated e-discovery system to help investigators rapidly review evidence, setting up a national standardized collection and storage system for SEC inspections and examinations, developing and procuring a unique system to analyze market data, and refurbishing its financial management system. By leveraging modern, reliable, and innovative technologies and predictive analytics, the SEC is transforming the way it performs its mission.
Ms. Dyson’s first position at the SEC was Assistant Director for Enterprise Operations. She managed day-to-day operations such as network engineering, database administration, data storage, telecommunications, and support services for the SEC’s headquarters and 11 regional offices. She was later promoted to Chief Technology Officer, a role in which she implemented a rigorous and persistent security program, managed enterprise architecture and system development, and enhanced the project management and investment oversight functions.
Prior to joining the SEC staff, Ms. Dyson was the Deputy Chief Information Officer for the U.S. International Trade Commission, where she held several positions of increasing responsibility and served as an auxiliary member of several agency-wide executive committees.
Ms. Dyson is a graduate of the University of Maryland in College Park.