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Outcomes, not flights - it's time to rethink corporate travel

Technology can ensure that our in-person interactions are meaningful and with as little impact on our precious planet as possible

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Secret CSO: Ian Cruxton, Callsign

What is the best current trend in cybersecurity? “For most successful cyber security practices, I would say DevSecOps is the most interesting trend… and the most successful ones are (in my opinion) those where security engineers...

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CTO Sessions: Andrew Hampshire, Gresham House

What type of CTO are you? “I take an entrepreneurial, commercial and practical approach to technology in my role…”

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C-suite career advice: Mike Whitmire, FloQast

What tips would you give to someone aiming for a c-level position? “Identify the C-level role you want. Then it’s all about making the right career decisions to give yourself exposure to all the areas needed to be successful in that...

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CIO Spotlight: Philippe Bosquier, Exclusive Networks

What's the best career advice you ever received? “What I’ve learned as I’ve matured in my career is to take the time to listen to others’ points of view to make sure we all strive for alignment.”

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The future of partnerships: innovation meets scale in a digital and electric world

Today’s business leaders need to remember three key elements to succeed with their digital transformation initiatives.

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Secret CSO: Gary Hayslip, SoftBank Investment Advisers

What advice would you give to aspiring security leaders? “To really understand this job is a marathon, it’s stressful and you need to have a long view to be successful.”

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CTO Sessions: Kim Anstett, Iron Mountain

What is one unique initiative that you’ve employed over the last 12 months that you’re really proud of? “One initiative that we rolled out last year was bringing 25,000 Iron Mountain employees onto Google workspace as our new office...

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C-suite career advice: Joe Sander, Radiant Logic

Which would you recommend: A coding bootcamp or a computer science degree? “Receiving a degree is massively important... To achieve a computer science degree early on in life requires a large amount of discipline and this discipline...

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CIO Spotlight: Kevin Beasley, VAI

What business or technology initiatives will be most significant in driving IT investments in your organisation in the coming year? “… our ERP technologies including predictive analytics, mobile, blockchain, and AI as they are...

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Secret CSO: Andy Ellis, Orca Security

Cybersecurity is constantly changing – how do you keep learning? “While I know a lot of people are down on social media, I find that Twitter is a great way to draw attention to new hot topics that I should pay attention to.”

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CTO Sessions: Zeki Turedi, CrowdStrike

What is the biggest issue that you're helping customers with at the moment? “Fundamentally, our customers come to us to stop breaches, which will always be our core focus.”

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Embedded finance: Connecting the dots

As financial products integrate into user journeys, what are the implications for the various stakeholders?

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C-suite career advice: Mehdi Daoudi, Catchpoint

What advice would you give to someone starting their career in IT/tech? “Learn data science. Learn algorithms. Learn how to use IT and data science to answer business questions as soon as possible. You’ll definitely go places.”

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It's time for IT leaders to act on sustainability

Coeus Consulting's Director, Ben Barry, warns that sustainability approaches must be broadened and prioritised to achieve optimal targets.

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CIO Spotlight: Antonio Vázquez, Bizagi

What does good culture fit look like in your organisation? “Good culture is a complex term and actually cultivating it is an even more complex task… companies are in the process of redefining employee retention and engagement,...

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Couchbase CTO: IT change is a transformative business asset

Couchbase - a company known for its open source, distributed multi-model NoSQL document-oriented database software package optimised for interactive applications - shares its views on the transformative forces driving enterprises to...

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Secret CSO: Howard Taylor, Radware

What do you feel is the most important aspect of your job? “Maintaining balance! … The CISO must evaluate objectives and define ways to bring harmony to the chaos.”

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CTO Sessions: Jason Hart, Trustonic

What type of CTO are you? “I am very much driven by the technology and enjoy the conceptualising and strategising on how to release its potential along with disrupting and creating new markets.”

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C-suite career advice: Kelly Ahuja, Versa Networks

What are your career ambitions, and have you reached them yet? “My ambition has always been to be in a fast-paced industry, to help solve problems and bring solutions to tie to those problems.”

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