IDG Connect

Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI): Which solution is best?

Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI): Which solution is best?

IT Central Station users review the highest reviewed solutions in the hyperconverged infrastructure market.

CTO Sessions: Lars Rossen, Micro Focus

CTO Sessions: Lars Rossen, Micro Focus

What makes an effective tech strategy? “Decomposable: It should be possible to understand at a very high abstraction level by non techies, and then be able to decompose in steps down to the individual products and modules.”

C-suite career advice: Andrey Korotayev, Clear Junction

C-suite career advice: Andrey Korotayev, Clear Junction

What are the most common mistakes made by candidates in an interview? “Being insincere. There is no point trying to hide your weaknesses and over-emphasising your strengths.”

CIO Spotlight: Colleen Berube, Zendesk

CIO Spotlight: Colleen Berube, Zendesk

Does the conventional CIO role include responsibilities it should not hold? “The ‘conventional CIO’ role has transformed. The modern CIO has moved from command and control to guide and govern.”

Secret CSO: David Stapleton, CyberGRX

Secret CSO: David Stapleton, CyberGRX

What roles or skills are you finding the most difficult to fill? “…the most difficult candidates to find are true generalists who have a broad range of experience and skills across multiple technology platforms. For a small business...

Robotic Process Automation (RPA): Which solution is best?

Robotic Process Automation (RPA): Which solution is best?

IT Central Station users review the highest reviewed solutions in the robotic process automation market.

CTO Sessions: Victor Kushch, Fairmarkit

CTO Sessions: Victor Kushch, Fairmarkit

Which emerging technology are you most excited about the prospect of? “The biggest area I am most excited about is data science, with domains like natural language processing, ranking algorithms, and transferred learning.”

C-suite career advice: Sanjay Castelino, Snow Software

C-suite career advice: Sanjay Castelino, Snow Software

How important are specific certifications? “… I think certifications are a good validation for people early in their career, but when you’re 5 years in, I’m more interested in what you’ve done than what certifications you have.”

CIO Spotlight: Bhuvana Badrinathan, Convergint Technologies

CIO Spotlight: Bhuvana Badrinathan, Convergint Technologies

Describe the maturity of your digital business. “We are currently focused on maturing our digital business, as most successful organisations are. At Convergint, we centre our IT focus into two sections—the ‘run’ and the ‘grow.’"

Secret CSO: J.R. Cunningham, Nuspire

Secret CSO: J.R. Cunningham, Nuspire

What do you feel is the most important aspect of your job? "It’s really an interesting multi-faceted profession. It’s an engineering discipline that requires a focus on people—I love that combination."

Firewalls: Which solution is best?

Firewalls: Which solution is best?

IT Central Station users review the highest reviewed solutions in the firewall market.

CTO Sessions: Amir Rapson, vFunction

CTO Sessions: Amir Rapson, vFunction

What predictions do you have for the role of the CTO in the future? “CTOs will have to answer for the organisation’s ability to innovate. Technology is the big facilitator, and CTOs need to harness it for the business.”

C-suite career advice: Julius Cerniauskas, Oxylabs

C-suite career advice: Julius Cerniauskas, Oxylabs

What tips would you give to someone aiming for a c-level position? “Understand that nobody can be an expert in every field. Be humble and listen to the experts you hire.”

CIO Spotlight: Gary Delooze, Nationwide BS

CIO Spotlight: Gary Delooze, Nationwide BS

Do you have a succession plan? “Yes, in fact, we have options. It's really important to have this in place, even if just to mitigate risk…”

Secret CSO:  Will North, MHR International

Secret CSO: Will North, MHR International

What advice would you give to aspiring security leaders? “Make sure you understand how attackers are compromising other organisations. If you don’t know how an attacker would compromise you, how can you protect yourself.”

CTO Sessions: Simon Wilson, Aruba

CTO Sessions: Simon Wilson, Aruba

How do you align your technology use to meet business goals? “First you have to understand the business goals and that means listening to the different parts of the business and their daily challenges.”

C-suite career advice: Brian Dye, Corelight

C-suite career advice: Brian Dye, Corelight

What are the three skills or abilities you look for in prospective candidates? “Cultural fit is king. In organisations with strong cultures, alignment here dictates long term success both for the person and for the company...”

CIO Spotlight: Craig Donald, The Football Association

CIO Spotlight: Craig Donald, The Football Association

Are you leading a digital transformation? If so, does it emphasise customer experience and revenue growth or operational efficiency? “We are on a digital transformation journey that started three years ago and will become a way of...

Secret CSO: Alan Osborne, Paysafe

Secret CSO: Alan Osborne, Paysafe

What conferences are on your must-attend list? “I would advise anyone to be really thoughtful with any conferences they attend - you can make a career out of attending these (and dinners!), but ask yourself if you will really get...

CTO Sessions: James Lloyd, Redox

CTO Sessions: James Lloyd, Redox

What has been your greatest career achievement? “Building a fully-remote, digital company when it wasn’t popular or generally thought feasible.”

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