Interviews

Headshot of Marc Harper, CTO at Lumi Global

CTO Sessions: Marc Harper, Lumi Global

Which emerging technology are you most excited about the prospect of? “Virtual reality continues to be an area that will expand rapidly and extensively.”

Headshot of Aaron Goldman, Chief Marketing Officer at Mediaocean      

C-suite career advice: Aaron Goldman, Mediaocean

What are the three skills or abilities you look for in prospective candidates? “Passion, punctuality, and punctuation.”

Headshot of Yogesh Badwe, CSO at Druva

Secret CSO: Yogesh Badwe, Druva

What do you feel is the most important aspect of your job? “The ability to dissect people, process or technology systems to their lowest micro level and to understand how systems work together…”

Headshot of William Jones, CTO at Sano Genetics

CTO Sessions: William Jones, Sano Genetics

Most people don't know that I… “…started my professional career in marketing at Google.”

Headshot of Tony Whitelaw, CMO at Kyndryl

C-suite career advice: Tony Whitelaw, Kyndryl

What tips would you give to someone aiming for a c-level position? “Ensure you know what value you bring to the business, and then make sure others can recognise that value, too.”

Headshot of John Matthews, CIO at ExtraHop

CIO Spotlight: John Matthews, ExtraHop

What does good culture fit look like in your organisation? “A sense of humour is required to survive in IT.”

Headshot of Deryck Mitchelson, Field CISO, EMEA at Check Point

Secret CSO: Deryck Mitchelson, Check Point

What advice would you give to aspiring security leaders? “The best advice I would give is that clear concise communication is critical, both at a technical and business level.”

Headshot of Toby Alcock, CTO at Logicalis

CTO Sessions: Toby Alcock, Logicalis

What type of CTO are you? “I'm a CTO who doesn't like jumping straight into technology which surprises people.”

Headshot of Eva Majercsik, Chief People Officer at Genesys

C-suite career advice: Eva Majercsik, Genesys

What are the three skills or abilities you look for in prospective candidates? “No matter what role or level I’m hiring for, I always look for a growth mindset, passion for learning, and empathy.”

Headshot of Carl Froggett, CIO at Deep Instinct

CIO Spotlight: Carl Froggett, Deep Instinct

What advice would you give to aspiring IT leaders? “Act like you’re already in the next position you aspire to be in. Do that by understanding your values and style and observe leaders/people who are already in that position or...

Headshot of Matthew Sharp, CISO at Logicworks

Secret CSO: Matthew Sharp, Logicworks

What is the worst current trend in cybersecurity? “Heavy requirements for entry-level jobs.”

Headshot of Gerardo Pardo-Castellote, CTO at RTI

CTO Session: Gerardo Pardo-Castellote, RTI

Are there any technologies which you think are overhyped? "Artificial intelligence and autonomous driving… expectations are likely much higher than what can be delivered in the short term, but eventually will be real and practical.”

Headshot of Evan Kaplan, CEO at InfluxData

C-suite career advice: Evan Kaplan, InfluxData

What tips would you give to someone aiming for a c-level position? “Leading with empathy is so important, and it’s a growing trend we’re discussing more amid the pandemic.”

Headshot of Iain Saunderson, CIO at Spinnaker Support

CIO Spotlight: Iain Saunderson, Spinnaker Support

What's the best career advice you ever received? “Hard work and doing your homework pay dividends.”

Headshot of Steve Sims, VP of Security & CISO at 11:11 Systems

Secret CSO: Steve Sims, 11:11 Systems

What is the best current trend in cybersecurity? “Focus on prioritising vulnerabilities. Focusing on what matters – especially when a business has a small team – is super important.”

Headshot of Colin Earl, Founder and CTO at Agiloft

CTO Sessions: Colin Earl, Agiloft

What makes an effective tech strategy? “A focus on the customer’s needs today and technology with the flexibility to accommodate their needs 5 years in the future.”

Headshot of Russell Haworth, CEO at NBS

C-suite career advice: Russell Haworth, NBS

What tips would you give to someone aiming for a c-level position? “When it comes to the skill set needed for leadership, you have to be a bit of a Swiss Army Knife, flexible and capable of many things.”

Headshot of Jon Dack, CIO at Celonis

CIO Spotlight: Jon Dack, Celonis

What advice would you give to aspiring IT leaders? “Technology changes, so don't get too focused on a particular vendor or tool. The objective is to understand the needs of the business today.”

Headshot of Chad McDonald, Chief of Staff and CISO at Radiant Logic

Secret CSO: Chad McDonald, Radiant Logic

What advice would you give to aspiring security leaders? “Take the PMP test. It is one of the hardest courses I have done, but the one that has given me the greatest value.”

Headshot of Yan Noblot, Group CTO at Webhelp

CTO Sessions: Yan Noblot, Webhelp

What has been your greatest career achievement? “Secured the IT for two Olympic Games.”

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