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C-suite career advice: Mehdi Daoudi, Catchpoint

What advice would you give to someone starting their career in IT/tech? “Learn data science. Learn algorithms. Learn how to use IT and data science to answer business questions as soon as possible. You’ll definitely go places.”

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CIO Spotlight: Antonio Vázquez, Bizagi

What does good culture fit look like in your organisation? “Good culture is a complex term and actually cultivating it is an even more complex task… companies are in the process of redefining employee retention and engagement,...

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Secret CSO: Howard Taylor, Radware

What do you feel is the most important aspect of your job? “Maintaining balance! … The CISO must evaluate objectives and define ways to bring harmony to the chaos.”

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CTO Sessions: Jason Hart, Trustonic

What type of CTO are you? “I am very much driven by the technology and enjoy the conceptualising and strategising on how to release its potential along with disrupting and creating new markets.”

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C-suite career advice: Kelly Ahuja, Versa Networks

What are your career ambitions, and have you reached them yet? “My ambition has always been to be in a fast-paced industry, to help solve problems and bring solutions to tie to those problems.”

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CIO Spotlight: Naveen Zutshi, Databricks

What's the best career advice you ever received? “Take a lot more risks. I was originally very conservative when it came to risk-taking, but every time I have taken what I perceived to be a risk at the time, it has turned out to be a...

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The CISO of tomorrow

It’s one of the most stressful jobs in security thanks to an ever-expanding array of technologies, compliance requirements and threats but the responsibilities of the CISO could be about to change. Jamal Elmellas, COO at...

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Secret CSO: Steve Dotson, Acoustic

What advice would you give to aspiring security leaders? “Understand the actual business you are protecting and become an expert on your products and services.”

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CTO Sessions: Victor Palau, Ebury

What predictions do you have for the role of the CTO in the future? “I would love to see the CTO and VPE role separation disappearing. The industry must wake up to the fact that people, culture, and organisation shape software – not...

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C-Suite career advice: Oz Alashe, CybSafe

What tips would you give to someone aiming for a c-level position? “I believe that the best C-levels – especially CEOs – understand people well.”

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CIO Spotlight: Chris Howard, Slingshot

Discuss the importance of and challenges with training up high-performing staff. “Training up in tech has some special issues… The biggest challenge with filling higher-up roles is that there’s always going to be a people management...

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Secret CSO: Tracy Reinhold, Everbridge

What is the worst current trend in cybersecurity? "The worst trend is denial, when people refuse to accept that there is a real threat."

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CTO Sessions: Marc Linster, EDB

What predictions do you have for the role of the CTO in the future? “Agility, curiosity, leadership, and communication skills will become even more important. Technology cycles are accelerating…”

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C-suite career advice: Simen Teigre, Neat

What advice would you give to someone starting their career in IT/tech? “Keep an open mind, stay positive. Find ways to help other people and they will pay you back in dividends.”

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CIO Spotlight: Adam Landau, Buckle

Does the conventional CIO role include responsibilities it should not hold? “The CIO role is becoming a key player in helping to shape and transform corporate culture while also maintaining a strong focus on information security,...

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Secret CSO: Frank Russo, Calendly

What metrics or KPIs do you use to measure security effectiveness? "The best indication that your security program is doing well is how quickly and effectively you can respond to incidents, both external and internal threats."

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CTO Sessions: Paul Kohler, Strategic Security Solutions (S3)

Do you have any trouble matching product/service strategy with tech strategy? “If you view technology as an enabler and not as the objective, matching the product/service strategy to tech strategy becomes seamless.”

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Appian World 2022: How to be a low-code partner

Low-code software application development company Appian used its annual user convention to showcase a now widely-standardised industry partner awards celebration – so is this just a case of inevitable corporate backslapping &...

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