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.
We are faced with multiple attack vectors in the physical and logical world of technology. We are also faced with operational attack vectors due to the “tyranny of the urgent” demands of our organization that often allow us to maintain and manage rather than innovate and change. One of the voices that will be attending has a seat at the table of change by helping to design managed service models that might help disrupt or Uberize our current practices. He wrote an article recently that will give you insights into how he thinks and where we may be going.