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C-suite career advice: Chris DeRamus, Rapid7

What are the three skills or abilities you look for in prospective candidates?  "A prospective candidate must have a deep passion for technology."

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CIO Spotlight: Mike Corbin, eSentire

What are the CEO's top priorities for you in the coming year? “Customer satisfaction and the ability to scale ahead of business needs are eSentire’s top priorities.”

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Secret CSO: Mathew Newfield, Unisys

What do you feel is the most important aspect of your job? "... I believe the most important aspect of my job is to educate others on how to be good stewards of safe cybersecurity practices."

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CTO Sessions: Aron Brand, CTERA Networks

What is the biggest issue that you’re helping customers with at the moment? "Amidst the covid-19 pandemic, our customers are scrambling to change their work model from dense HQ open spaces to work-from-home and small remote branch...

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C-suite careers advice: Andrey Khusid, Miro

What are the most common mistakes made by candidates in an interview? “I think people assume that being a functional expert is enough to get them a job…”

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CIO Spotlight: Neil Acworth, GRCI Group

What roles or skills are you finding (or anticipate to be) the most difficult to fill? “Cloud engineering skills are really hard to find… I can see technical auditing of cloud security becoming increasingly challenging.”

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Calling all rock stars: hire the right data scientist talent for your business

Building an analytics team to focus on AI projects? Scott Zoldi, Chief Analytics Officer at FICO outlines key considerations in scoping for analytics roles and projects, and explores how leaders can identify key positions, providing...

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Secret CSO: Ben King, Okta

What advice would you give to aspiring security leaders? “Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help!”

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CTO Sessions: Gary Ogasawara, Cloudian

What makes an effective tech strategy? "Add value to the customer."

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C-suite careers advice: Stephen Manley, Druva

What tips would you give to someone aiming for a C-Level position? “Take a public speaking class...”

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CIO Spotlight: Jim Chilton, Cengage Learning

What advice would you give to aspiring IT leaders? "Success is the best revenge!"

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Secret CSO: Nevin Markwart, FutureVault Inc.

What metrics or KPIs do you use to measure security effectiveness? "I am interested in network telemetry and employee behaviours."

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CTO Sessions: Martin Blunn, Solutionize Global

What is the biggest issue that you’re helping customers with at the moment? "Making the correct, informed decisions about their technology roadmap and how it fits in with their business needs."

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C-suite career advice: Phil Ahad, Toluna

What are the three skills or abilities you look for in prospective candidates? “The first thing you look for in a candidate is whether they have the technical ability to do the job. Then for me it’s all about personality, work ethic...

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CIO Spotlight: Mitch Bledsoe, Verb Technology

Does the conventional CIO role include responsibilities it should not hold? “Executive roles on the technical side of the house are becoming less standardised in their responsibilities list.”

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Secret CSO: Jefferson Horne, Ordr

Most people don't know that… “I’ve been a licensed Private Investigator since I was 17.”

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CTO Sessions: Sameer Tiwari, MariaDB Corporation

Are there any technologies which you think are overhyped? "...the unregulated nature of cryptocurrencies ends up helping out bad actors and is definitely overhyped."

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C-suite career advice: Mikkel Svane, Zendesk

What tips would you give to someone aiming for a c-level position? “Your role as a CEO will always be evolving as your company changes.”

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