The path to value is not linear. We have to be able to direct its course while at the same time adapt along the way. Perhaps it’s a helix. Like the representation of our DNA. It is twisted. A spiral. Highly organized in its chaos. This is the age of the helix. We are either intentionally transforming or being transformed. Thus, a Great Conversation is needed where every leader in different positions on the helix can weigh in, and, if we are lucky, we can see the entire shape of what is to come.
We encounter doors but we may not know the way. We encounter windows of opportunity, but may not have the tools to respond in time, and we may be in an industry of thought leaders and never have the opportunity to engage in a transparent conversation: the good, the bad and the ugly. But now we have an opportunity to change that. The Great Conversation in Security on May 21, hosted by Yum! Brands CSO and CEO promises to help drive value to all of us personally, professionally and organizationally.
The Great Conversation in Security recently concluded in Seattle and now is on the road to Yum! Brands Center of Excellence for another Great Conversation. This is a summary of the Seattle forum which includes segments on the disruption of the Security Business Model, the Digital Transformation of Security, the Smart Building Movement’s impact on the Value Proposition, and fascinating case studies in the deployment of people, processes and technology.
The Great Conversation in Security is all about leaders and their teams. And the teams represent the future generation of leadership. We have a front row seat observing these future leaders in action. Fallon Long is one of those leaders. She has an innate sense of collaboration that bridges the constraints of her gender and her age. This is a great conversation with a leader that continues to grow and prosper in her profession.
The best technology subject matter experts understand the business problems, not just the technology. Although this is a short interview with the LenelS2 CTO, Ewa Pigna, we have been talking to her and GoDaddy’s Security Executive, Jason Veiock about their upcoming session at The Great Conversation. Jason will be discussing how he has conceptualized and deployed the platform needed to drive information into the program. Ewa will address the technology platform of the future. Hint: it is not access control.
Behind a light switch is an incredibly complex, sophisticated and expensive infrastructure. When I flip the switch on, I know it serves a very well understood purpose. And it is backed up by documentation of my use and my costs. I know if it fails to turn on, a robust support network is standing by. Many industries get disrupted when they fail to hide the complexity, lower the costs and increase the value of the experience of the user. Is the method by which we purchase, deploy, manage and maintain our security infrastructure about to be disrupted?
Seattle Children’s knows its purpose and its promise. Behind that purpose is the CIO, Dr. Zafar Choudry. He not only provisions the mission critical IT infrastructure of the organization, including security, but he is also reimagining how he helps make it more responsive to the needs of the stakeholder. In essence, he is on a mission to create an intelligent business.