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C-suite career advice: Dr. Neil Costigan, BehavioSec

What are some common misconceptions about working in IT/tech? “People think that working in the technology field is a lonely, solo job… its very much an exercise between people and how teamwork leads to successful ventures.”


CIO Spotlight: Josh Goode, SCAN Health Plan

What's the best career advice you ever received? " will not always like the work or projects you take on; however, it is always important to do your best—you never know who will be impacted, who you will impress, or how your...


Secret CSO: Peter Tran, InferSight

What conferences are on your must-attend list? "The consumer electronics show. This will give you a better sense of the current and new attack surfaces."


CTO Sessions: Ravs Kaur, Uplevel

Which emerging technology are you most excited about the prospect of? "I’m really excited about the prospects of machine learning and AI, especially the impact that it can have on education, healthcare, and even agriculture."


C-suite career advice: Robert Bailkoski, Logicalis

Did you always want to work in IT/tech? "No. I did a law degree at university, and very much saw my future as a lawyer..."


CIO Spotlight: Purnima Wagle, DCP Midstream

Describe the maturity of your digital business. For example, do you have KPIs to quantify the value of IT? "The success of our digital transformation initiatives has been recognised by the World Economic Forum..."


Cybersecurity and board-level buy-in: how to speak the language of a CFO

Every CISO knows that the cyber threat landscape is growing ever-more sophisticated, making the mission of keeping the enterprise secure a task with seemingly no end. By learning to speak the language of the CFO, CISOs can improve...


Secret CSO: Cathy Pitt, Plex Systems Inc.

Was there anyone who has inspired or mentored you in your career? “…find a mentor who is interested in helping you understand and appreciate the big picture and where you fit into it.”


CTO Sessions: Jason Soroko, Sectigo

What is the biggest issue that you’re helping customers with at the moment? “For me, it is helping our customers achieve their goal of advancing towards zero-trust architectures.”

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Top skills for tech professionals in 2021

Research from Degreed highlights the top skills business leaders are looking for and explores the IT skills gap


C-suite career advice: Oren Goldshtein, Vectorious Medical Technologies

What advice would you give to someone starting their career in IT? “If you want to expand your knowledge, remember small startups are a great place to do a lot and learn a variety of skills in a short time.”


CIO Spotlight: Wendy M. Pfeiffer, Nutanix

What roles or skills are you finding (or anticipate to be) the most difficult to fill? "Cloud skills shortages are an issue throughout the world of IT."


News roundup: Big tech firms challenged on online misinformation, Intel’s expansion plans & Salesforce’s move to tackle the digital skills gap

A roundup of this week’s technology news, including a US government inquiry into disinformation on big tech platforms, $20 billion expansion plans unveiled by Intel, a new online educational scheme launched by US cloud giant...


Secret CSO: Andrew Rose, Proofpoint

What advice would you give to aspiring security leaders? “…one thing to hold dear above everything? Pragmatism. Be pragmatic about your resources, your budget, and your risks.”


CTO Sessions: Burkhard Boeckem, Hexagon AB

What predictions do you have for the role of the CTO in the future? “I believe future CTOs must have both business acumen and knowledge of technology and also factor in elements such as the rise of algorithms and AI, the ubiquity of...


C-suite career advice: Jeff Hussey, Tempered

What are the three skills or abilities you look for in prospective candidates? “I look for passion, storytelling and risk-taking.”


CIO Spotlight: Dwight Pitter, Westcon-Comstor

Describe the maturity of your digital business. For example, do you have KPIs to quantify the value of IT? "We are evolving our global digital capabilities from a solid foundation, in line with our data-led and digital-first corporate...


Secret CSO: Phil Packman, BT Global Division

What advice would you give to aspiring security leaders? “Seek out opportunities to gain a broader set of perspective and views. Constantly challenge your own thinking and be open to alternative opinions.”

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