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Secret CSO: Upendra Mardikar, Snap Finance

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE): Which solution is best?

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE): Which solution is best?

Peerspot users review the highest reviewed solutions in the secure access service edge (SASE) market.

CTO Sessions: Chris Wade, Itential

CTO Sessions: Chris Wade, Itential

What has been your greatest career achievement? “Realising the network needed to be treated as software, I was able to help build Itential into a company that would prioritise such unique innovation within a legacy market.”

C-suite career advice: Stan Schneider, Real-Time Innovations

C-suite career advice: Stan Schneider, Real-Time Innovations

What was the most valuable piece of career advice that you received? “As a student: get a degree that combines engineering and computer science. The future will be built from smart things; people who understand how things work and...

CIO Spotlight: Ilona Simpson, Netskope

CIO Spotlight: Ilona Simpson, Netskope

Should the CIO role have additional responsibilities it does not currently include? “I personally see opportunity to work closer with CISOs, and to jointly drive business-wide efforts related to “good digital citizenship” of...

Secret CSO: Paul Calatayud, Aqua Security

Secret CSO: Paul Calatayud, Aqua Security

Explain your career path. Did you take any detours? “Some people would probably say the army was a detour, although I don’t think so. It was certainly an unusual introduction to the industry.”

Database Security: Which solution is best?

Database Security: Which solution is best?

Peerspot users review the highest reviewed solutions in the database security market.

CTO Sessions: Gal Shaul, Augury

CTO Sessions: Gal Shaul, Augury

What predictions do you have for the role of the CTO in the future? “With the increasing pace of innovation, CTOs will need to get better at disrupting their own products.”

C-suite career advice: George Fraser, Fivetran

C-suite career advice: George Fraser, Fivetran

Do you think it is better to have technical or business skills – or a mix of both? “It’s better to have technical skills, business skills can be learned later”

CIO Spotlight: R. Venkateswaran, Persistent Systems

CIO Spotlight: R. Venkateswaran, Persistent Systems

What's the best career advice you ever received? “It sounds cliche, but I strongly believe that every role has a significant learning potential. Bring your best to the role, with the utmost sincerity and learn as you go.”

Secret CSO: Dan Lohrmann, Presidio

Secret CSO: Dan Lohrmann, Presidio

What is the worst current trend in cybersecurity? “Ransomware is eating us alive. Bad actors are still too far ahead.”

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR): Which solution is best?

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR): Which solution is best?

Peerspot users review the highest reviewed solutions in the endpoint detection and response (EDR) market.

CTO Sessions: Andy Kish, TenantBase

CTO Sessions: Andy Kish, TenantBase

Which emerging technology are you most excited about? “Modern data analytics and business intelligence are going through a revolution right now.”

C-suite career advice: Karan Yaramada, Jade Global

C-suite career advice: Karan Yaramada, Jade Global

What are the most common mistakes made by candidates in an interview? “For the most part, there is no right or wrong answer in my interviews. The questions are merely to bring out a candidate’s vulnerabilities as well as their...

CIO Spotlight: Michael Meskes, Instaclustr

CIO Spotlight: Michael Meskes, Instaclustr

What business or technology initiatives will be most significant in driving IT investments in your organisation in the coming year? “All of the technologies we offer are fully open source, and supporting, expanding, and investing in...

Secret CSO: Ian Cruxton, Callsign

Secret CSO: Ian Cruxton, Callsign

What is the best current trend in cybersecurity? “For most successful cyber security practices, I would say DevSecOps is the most interesting trend… and the most successful ones are (in my opinion) those where security engineers...

Performance Testing Tools: Which solution is best?

Performance Testing Tools: Which solution is best?

Peerspot users review the highest reviewed solutions in the performance testing tools market

CTO Sessions: Andrew Hampshire, Gresham House

CTO Sessions: Andrew Hampshire, Gresham House

What type of CTO are you? “I take an entrepreneurial, commercial and practical approach to technology in my role…”

C-suite career advice: Mike Whitmire, FloQast

C-suite career advice: Mike Whitmire, FloQast

What tips would you give to someone aiming for a c-level position? “Identify the C-level role you want. Then it’s all about making the right career decisions to give yourself exposure to all the areas needed to be successful in that...

CIO Spotlight: Philippe Bosquier, Exclusive Networks

CIO Spotlight: Philippe Bosquier, Exclusive Networks

What's the best career advice you ever received? “What I’ve learned as I’ve matured in my career is to take the time to listen to others’ points of view to make sure we all strive for alignment.”

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