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Implementing Zero Trust Security in a Cloud-Native World
- Thursday, 30th of November
- 1.00pm - 2.00pm
- Location: Virtual
Trust is paramount for business success. Yet, customers don’t trust businesses with their data as much as business leaders would like to believe. This trust gap leaves the door open to lost brand value, diminished financial performance, and barriers to attracting top talent. Join us as we examine how closing the trust gap begins with a secure infrastructure, ongoing compliance, and practices built on zero trust principles – in a cloud-native world.
Gerald Pfeifer, CTO, SUSE
As CTO at SUSE, Dr. Gerald Pfeifer leverages his deep understanding of container technologies and infrastructure software, developers, and open-source ecosystems from both business and technology angles to help articulate, drive and promote SUSE's technology vision. He engages with customers, partners and open-source communities and chairs the board of openSUSE, a rich ecosystem of open-source distributions and tools. Vice president of Products & Technology Programs at SUSE until 2019, Dr. Pfeifer drove the transformation of the SUSE portfolio from the world's first enterprise Linux to software-defined infrastructure including storage solutions and container and application platforms around Kubernetes. He also led partner-facing engineering teams and in the early days served as project lead for enterprise Linux and SUSE's first offering for developers in 2004. Dr. Pfeifer has a long history in open-source software, starting before that term was coined, and still contributes to key projects such as the GNU Compiler Collection and Wine. Before joining SUSE in 2003, he was senior researcher at C.I.E.S./University of Calabria, Italy, and assistant professor at Vienna University of Technology, Austria, where he received his doctorate while equally enjoying research and teaching.
Event Chair: Mat Mallet, CDIO, Chartered Insurance Institute
Mathew joined CII in November 2022 as Chief Digital & Information Officer, he now runs the newly formed Digital and Technology Transformation Directorate, encompassing Information Services, Enterprise Project Management, Business Transformation, Facilities, Customer Services and Middle office operations. Mathew is a multi-award-winning technology executive, non-executive director, board advisor and speaker with international experience in successfully delivering digital and technology strategy and transformations. With a successful background across Oil & Gas, Retail, Central Government, Law Enforcement, Insurance and the UK Space Sector, leveraging skills in building Digital and Technology strategies, that align with business outcomes, whilst addressing technological debt. He supported NHS Scotland 111 during peak demand in 2020, through spear heading the design and delivery of AI Chatbot solution within the month during the height of the pandemic which has dealt with over a million Covid-19 enquiries to date.