Denise Lee

Smart Cities and Emerging Technologies Cyber Security Advisor

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Denise is the Deloitte US Smart Cities and Emerging technologies Cyber security advisor. She served as the Deloitte Africa Smart Cities & Emerging Technologies leader prior to joining the US practice in 2015. In this capacity Denise has assisted cities, governments and businesses across Europe, the Middle East and Africa to identify and build sustainable and secure city solutions. Denise served as the African leader for the Contract Risk & Compliance competency as well as the firm’s integrated market offering focusing on key Analytics solutions like Big Data and Predictive Analytics, Risk Analytics and the Smart Cities Operation Centre (IOC). In the US, she serves as one of the Firm’s global Software licensing and Asset Management practice leaders, helping clients’ evaluate software-related security risks, intellectual property optimization strategies, and implementing technology-driven solutions in Smart Cities. Denise earned her Bachelors of Social Science in Management Information Systems and Clinical Psychology from Rhodes University, South Africa followed by a Latin Legum Magister- Masters of Law in Technology and Innovation from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.  Denise holds multiple international certifications and is also a licensed member of the British Computer Society.