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CIO Spotlight: Matt Deres, Rocket Software

CIO Spotlight: Matt Deres, Rocket Software

Explain your career path. Did you take any detours? “My entire career was a detour…”

Secret CSO Series: Tom Conklin, Fivetran

Secret CSO Series: Tom Conklin, Fivetran

What's the best career advice you ever received? “Your career will be shaped far more by the relationships you build than the work you get done.”

CTO Sessions: Matt Watts, NetApp

CTO Sessions: Matt Watts, NetApp

Do you have any trouble matching product/service strategy with tech strategy? “Not really, as you always have to start with the pain point, the product or service is then tailored to meet it.”

C-suite career advice: John Lyons, Zen Internet

C-suite career advice: John Lyons, Zen Internet

What are the most common mistakes made by candidates in an interview? “The main mistake I see is people not preparing enough in advance.”

CIO Spotlight: Paul Acevedo, CSAA Insurance Group

CIO Spotlight: Paul Acevedo, CSAA Insurance Group

What business or technology initiatives will be most significant in driving IT investments in your organisation in the coming year? “COVID has really accelerated adoption of digital and self-service across industries; we are making...

Secret CSO:  Tim Bandos, Digital Guardian

Secret CSO: Tim Bandos, Digital Guardian

What is the best current trend in cybersecurity? "The best trend in cyber security today is the notion of automating and integrating your security solutions through orchestration type software and available API’s."

Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle and WhiteSource: Which application security solution is better?

Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle and WhiteSource: Which application security solution is better?

IT Central Station users review two of the highest reviewed solutions in the application security market – Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle and WhiteSource.

CTO Sessions: Ryan Donovan, Hootsuite

CTO Sessions: Ryan Donovan, Hootsuite

Which emerging technology are you most excited about the prospect of? “We’re starting to see cross platform UI frameworks really mature so you’re getting closer to the ability to write once and deploy everywhere across all devices and...

C-suite career advice: Ian Stevenson, Cyan

C-suite career advice: Ian Stevenson, Cyan

What are some common misconceptions about working in IT/tech? “I think a lot of people see IT as being about computers, but it’s not. Computers aren’t interesting unless they achieve something in the real world, for real people.”

CIO Spotlight: Mark Angle, OneStream Software

CIO Spotlight: Mark Angle, OneStream Software

What roles or skills are you finding (or anticipate to be) the most difficult to fill? “We’ve had a difficult time filling specialty roles such as ServiceNow developer. It has helped tremendously to expand out openness to 100% remote...

Secret CSO: Brian Wrozek, Optiv Security

Secret CSO: Brian Wrozek, Optiv Security

What advice would you give to aspiring security leaders? “Leverage and build upon what’s already available. Reuse and repurpose.”

Fortinet FortiGate and pfSense: Which firewall solution is better?

Fortinet FortiGate and pfSense: Which firewall solution is better?

IT Central Station users review two of the highest reviewed solutions in the firewall market – Fortinet FortiGate and pfSense.

CTO Sessions: Anatoli Gorchet, Neurala

CTO Sessions: Anatoli Gorchet, Neurala

What type of CTO are you? "I am the type of CTO who likes to challenge the norm, coming up with my own version of a solution."

C-suite career advice: Paul Gosling, Thales

C-suite career advice: Paul Gosling, Thales

How important are specific certifications? “I think achieving the Chartered Engineering qualification is important, as it is a measure of a commitment to life-long learning.”

CIO Spotlight: Anthony Quon, Vultr

CIO Spotlight: Anthony Quon, Vultr

What business or technology initiatives will be most significant in driving IT investments in your organisation in the coming year? “…focusing on IT lifecycle management, processes to control technical debt and automation will be some...

Secret CSO: David Levine, Ricoh USA, Inc.

Secret CSO: David Levine, Ricoh USA, Inc.

Cybersecurity is constantly changing – how do you keep learning? "I’m a strong proponent for peer learning. Finding opportunities to talk and discuss challenges with fellow CSOs is invaluable."

Aqua Security and Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks: Which container security tool is better?

Aqua Security and Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks: Which container security tool is better?

IT Central Station users review two of the highest reviewed solutions in the container security market – Aqua Security and Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks.

CTO Sessions: Darren Anstee, NETSCOUT

CTO Sessions: Darren Anstee, NETSCOUT

What type of CTO are you? "I’d describe myself as a technologist burdened with a fairly high level of pragmatism. "

C-suite career advice: Patrick Harr, SlashNext

C-suite career advice: Patrick Harr, SlashNext

What are the three skills or abilities you look for? “It comes down to passion, planning, and persistence.”

CIO Spotlight: Colin Murphy, KnowBe4

CIO Spotlight: Colin Murphy, KnowBe4

What business or technology initiatives will be most significant in driving IT investments in your organisation in the coming year? “… increasing our effectiveness through process automation.”

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