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CTO Sessions: Vadim Solovey, DoiT International

How do you align your technology use to meet business goals? “For me, it’s always the business need that comes first, and my job as a CTO is to find a technology-based solution.”

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C-suite career advice: Glenn Hayward, Com Laude Group

What are some common misconceptions about working in IT/tech? “That you have to be particularly technical. Business skills are often just as important in the tech sector.”

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Secret CSO: Michael Armer, RingCentral

What metrics or KPIs do you use to measure security effectiveness? “There is not a one size fits all strategy and every CISO needs to generate a set of standardised metrics and business outcomes specific to their organisation’s risk...

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CTO Sessions: Asanka Abeysinghe, WSO2

Are there any technologies which you think are overhyped?” There are several, such as service mesh, blockchain, and the metaverse, that receive considerable hype without directly addressing human challenges.”

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C-suite career advice: Brennan Spellacy, Patch

How important are specific certifications? “Show me what you've shipped, not what you've studied.”

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Secret CSO: Anne Marie Zettlemoyer, CyCognito

Is the security skills shortage affecting your organisation? “As an industry, we talk about this a lot. I don’t believe there’s a shortage per se, but rather a disconnect in expectations and understanding of what is needed and...

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CTO Sessions: Aaron Rankin, Sprout Social

Are there any technologies which you think are overhyped? “For the rest of us mortals, AI is mostly marketing snake oil and engineer catnip.”

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C-suite career advice: Rob Coupland, Pulsant

What tips would you give to someone aiming for a c-level position? “Back yourself to try things, because that is when you’ll learn most.”

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Secret CSO: Graeme Cantu-Park, Matillion

What metrics or KPIs do you use to measure security effectiveness? “We all measure security in different ways, but at the top level for our security team we measure maturity against the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.”

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CTO Sessions: Jonas Lindeborg, Sinch

What predictions do you have for the role of the CTO in the future? “I think we’ll continue to see the Chief Product Officer and CTO roles becoming more intertwined as we move forward - the CPTO.”

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C-suite career advice: Dinesh Varadharajan, Kissflow

What was the most valuable piece of career advice that you received? “To never stop learning. It’s easy to settle into a rut, but having the constant curiosity to keep learning can both help succeed.”

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Secret CSO: Rani Kehat, Radiflow

What's the best career advice you ever received? “To get formal professional certifications. Not only have these helped advance my career at every stage, but they have also ensured that my security knowledge remains up to date.”

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CTO Sessions: Rathi Murthy, Expedia Group

What type of CTO are you? “I’m a firm believer that a CTO is responsible for creating the right culture for the technology organisation.”

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C-Suite Career Advice: Hywel Carver, Skiller Whale

What tips would you give to someone aiming for a c-level position? “Mentorship is key. Find those that are already in the roles you want and who inspire you, and look for their support.”

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Secret CSO: Corey Nachreiner, WatchGuard

What do you feel is the most important aspect of your job? “Procedure and diligence. I got interested in cybersecurity for all the cool and technically interesting ways you could make systems do unintended things.”

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CTO Sessions: Darragh Curran, Intercom

Which emerging technology are you most excited about the prospect of? “I’m excited about environmental and climate tech and the potential for it to repair the hole humanity has dug itself into.”

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C-suite career advice: Frank Antonysamy, Hitachi Vantara

What is the most valuable piece of career advice that you've ever received from someone? “You need to stay curious at all times, put the effort to find a solution to a particular problem, and do your bit before reaching out for help.”...

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Secret CSO: Tim Brown, SolarWinds

What is the worst current trend in cybersecurity? “The worst trend is the belief that technology solves all our problems. There is no perfect solution. Managing risk is a 24/7 hard job that takes strong people and great technology.”

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