IDG Connect

CTO Sessions: Anusha Iyer, Corsha

CTO Sessions: Anusha Iyer, Corsha

What predictions do you have for the role of the CTO in the future? “I view the role of CTO increasingly as being a product and technology evangelist at the intersection of product teams, company leadership, and the customer.”

C-suite career advice: Summer Weisberg, Testlio

C-suite career advice: Summer Weisberg, Testlio

Do you think it is better to have technical or business skills – or a mix of both? “Both, 100%. I’ve found the most valuable team members are those that have a technical understanding tied to keen business acumen.”

Secret CSO: Bryan Willett, Lexmark International

Secret CSO: Bryan Willett, Lexmark International

What do you feel is the most important aspect of your job? “It’s communication. The end user is our first line of defence.”

Threat Intelligence Platforms: Which solution is best?

Threat Intelligence Platforms: Which solution is best?

PeerSpot users review the highest rated solutions in the threat intelligence platform market

CTO Sessions: Charles Yeh, Persona

CTO Sessions: Charles Yeh, Persona

What makes an effective tech strategy? “One that strikes a balance between building for what’s happening today versus a longer-term vision.”

C-suite career advice: Dan Adika, WalkMe

C-suite career advice: Dan Adika, WalkMe

Which would you recommend: A coding bootcamp or a computer science degree? “I would recommend a coding bootcamp one million times over again.”

CIO Spotlight: Kate Prouty, Akamai

CIO Spotlight: Kate Prouty, Akamai

What advice would you give to aspiring IT leaders? “My top piece of advice is to not be afraid to put your hand up and try new things. If you’re not being challenged, then you’re not growing…”

Secret CSO: Dave Bossio, Samsara

Secret CSO: Dave Bossio, Samsara

What is the best current trend in cybersecurity? “Passwordless, multifactor authentication continues to be the single best thing that companies can do when it comes to maintaining proper access to systems and services.”

Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS): Which solution is best?

Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS): Which solution is best?

PeerSpot users review the highest rated solutions in the intrusion detection and prevention software (IDPS) market

CTO Sessions: Adam Clarke, Fnality

CTO Sessions: Adam Clarke, Fnality

Are there any technologies which you think are overhyped? “The metaverse. It’s not as authentic as real-life social interaction, it’s an idea that takes social media to an incomprehensible level.”

C-suite career advice: Khalid Raza, Graphiant

C-suite career advice: Khalid Raza, Graphiant

What was the worst piece of business advice that you received? “PLAY IT SAFE. Visionaries do not stay still. They may seem to as they push through challenges, but they also keep looking towards the future and thinking beyond the...

CIO Spotlight: Manu Moreno, BDEO

CIO Spotlight: Manu Moreno, BDEO

What advice would you give to aspiring IT leaders? “… to cultivate your soft skills, which become crucial when you reach leadership and managerial positions.”

Secret CSO: Reza Zaheri, Quantum Metric

Secret CSO: Reza Zaheri, Quantum Metric

Cybersecurity is constantly changing – how do you keep learning? “Twitter is a godsend.”

CTO Sessions: Vinh Ly, MOONHUB

CTO Sessions: Vinh Ly, MOONHUB

What is the biggest issue that you’re helping customers with at the moment? “Scalability of VR. We’ve built an entire infrastructure that helps our clients scale at ease, even across continents…”

C-suite career advice: Abbey Lin, Crayon

C-suite career advice: Abbey Lin, Crayon

What was the most valuable piece of career advice that you received? “How to present to your audience. Different personality types need different ways of presenting in order to make your message land.”

CIO Spotlight: Steven Salaets, Rimini Street

CIO Spotlight: Steven Salaets, Rimini Street

Do you have a succession plan? “… it’s something we look at yearly, to ensure we are investing in successors and are developing them as they grow in their careers. This includes giving them the exposure they need to grow.”

Web Content Filtering: Which solution is best?

Web Content Filtering: Which solution is best?

PeerSpot users review the highest rated solutions in the web content filtering market

Secret CSO: David Scholefield, Demica

Secret CSO: David Scholefield, Demica

Is the security skills shortage affecting your organisation? “… there is no shortage of enthusiastic and intelligent individuals that can form an excellent security team. Just don’t ask for 10 years+ experience with hands-on security...

CTO Sessions: Ledion Bitincka, Cribl

CTO Sessions: Ledion Bitincka, Cribl

Which emerging technology are you most excited about the prospect of? “One area that I am really excited about is the emerging adoption of ARM processors in public clouds and data centres.”

C-suite career advice: Jeff Abbott, Ivanti

C-suite career advice: Jeff Abbott, Ivanti

Which would you recommend: A coding bootcamp or a computer science degree? “There isn’t one path that everyone should take, but you should look at what you want your career to look like… There are skills you learn through all types...

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