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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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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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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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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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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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C-suite career advice: Don MacNeil, GTT Communications

What are some common misconceptions about working in IT/tech? “Many think you have to have an engineering or deep technical background – but you don’t. Like any industry, it’s really about understanding the business.”

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Secret CSO: Karl Mattson, Noname Security

What is the best current trend in cybersecurity? “The best trend is the move to ephemeral microservices workloads.”

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CTO Sessions: Yonatan Eldar, Apiiro

What makes an effective tech strategy? “… my strategy is to use the proven and most stable technology where the edge is still sharp, but you don’t necessarily bleed.”

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C-suite career advice: Christa Quarles, Corel

What are the three skills or abilities you look for in prospective candidates? “Adaptability is key. As we’ve seen over recent years, circumstances can change unexpectedly in a matter of hours…”

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Secret CSO: Jameeka Green Aaron, Auth0

What is the worst current trend in cybersecurity? “Probably the mistakes that companies still make, even after all these years, like failing to manage permissions and access properly.”

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CTO Sessions: Alex Heneveld, Cloudsoft

Which emerging technology are you most excited about the prospect of? “I’m most excited by the opportunities presented by the richness and growing maturity of cloud and online services — serverless, data services, analytics, front...

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