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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.”

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The agritech revolution

Discover how the agriculture sector is leveraging the latest technologies to improve sustainable farming.

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CIO Spotlight: Josh Goode, SCAN Health Plan

What's the best career advice you ever received? "...you 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...

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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."

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Will technology make us safer in the workplace?

Technology is likely to play a major part in getting people back to work safely in the wake of the pandemic. How and in what sectors?

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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."

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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..."

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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..."

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CIOs, keep an eye out for teams within teams

CIOs must balance strong existing relationships with a challenge to the status quo.

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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.”

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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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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.”

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The connection between digitalisation and sustainability

Digitalisation and sustainability are two sides of the same coin and should be considered in tandem.

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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."

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From Sensorama to Extended Reality: the history of VR

A look back at the history of Virtual Reality, from the View-Master to the Oculus Rift.

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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.”

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How Antler East Africa is building early-stage startups with expert founders

How one global early-stage VC is bringing the world's most brilliant and determined people together to create truly amazing businesses in Africa

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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...

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