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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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The future of tech relies on humanities degrees

The evolving tech industry has long been alluring to young professionals, with many pursuing STEM-focused degrees to safeguard their future career prospects. This has led to a sentiment that humanities degrees could be a less...

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CIO Spotlight: Jan Manning, Forescout

What's the best career advice you ever received? “The best career advice I have ever received was to love what you do! When you love what you do, it shows in the quality of your work.”

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Secret CSO: Jim Tiller, Nash Squared

What do you feel is the most important aspect of your job? “It’s my job to translate a complex and diverse set of information into balanced business and cyber terms.”

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CTO Sessions: Aaron Harris, Sage

Do you have any trouble matching product/service strategy with tech strategy? “I think the bigger challenge is knowing when to insist on absolute adherence to the strategy and when to allow exceptions.”

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C-suite career advice: William Cowell de Gruchy, Infogrid

What tips would you give to someone aiming for a c-level position? “The main thing is unrelenting self belief; if you believe you will make it happen, it is far, far more likely to happen.”

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CIO Spotlight: Carter Busse, Workato

What roles or skills are you finding (or anticipate to be) the most difficult to fill? “The roles that I’m finding the most difficult to fill are data roles (including data leaders) and business analysts. Data is such an integral part...

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Secret CSO: Rohit Parchuri, Yext

What is the worst current trend in cybersecurity? “In my opinion, the worst is the vendors trying to do everything without a sole focus on a specific domain.”

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CTO Sessions: Chris Royles, Cloudera

Which emerging technology are you most excited about the prospect of? “The electrification of transport, combined with initiatives for carbon capture, excite me.”

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C-suite career advice: Jim Richberg, Fortinet

What tips would you give to someone aiming for a c-level position? “Be strategic! Identify problems and bring solutions… Be a problem solver, i.e., Here is a problem and here are three things we could do to address it.”

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CIO Spotlight: Michel André, Banking Circle

What advice would you give to aspiring IT leaders? “Above all you should be curious and willing to learn.”

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Secret CSO: Gunnar Peterson, Forter

What do you feel is the most important aspect of your job? “Communication and coordination – making sure people are working in a cohesive way.”

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CTO Sessions: Fred Lherault, Pure Storage

Which emerging technology are you most excited about the prospect of? “It will have to be sustainable technologies... it’s no longer about just being the best solution, it’s also about being the most sustainable.”

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C-suite career advice: Ryan Lasmaili, Vaultree

What, if anything, would you change about the route your career path has taken? “Absolutely nothing. I would never replace my life experiences… The good and the bad have taught me how to have thicker skin and understand how to...

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CIO Spotlight: Mairtin O’Riada, Ravelin

What has been your greatest career achievement? “It’s a tie between creating the self-contained intelligence system used for covert anti-corruption agencies used in several countries and co-founding Ravelin.”

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Secret CSO: Jos Aussems, Xydus

What advice would you give to aspiring security leaders? “Don’t be cautious in making career choices. Making risky choices and experiencing whether the work helps you learn.”

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CTO Sessions: Fred Stark, Forterro

Which emerging technology are you most excited about the prospect of? “AI is game changing… We’re in the cyberpunk world. What AI can now do, seemed impossible just a few years ago.”

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17 IT certifications that are bucking an overall downward trend in pay growth

Cash pay premiums for tech certs have had a rough time overall since 2017 but here are some good choices if you’re looking to advance your compensation.

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