Speaker Bio

Leigh McMullen

Leigh McMullen

Distinguished VP Analyst
Leigh C. McMullen is a Distinguished Vice President, Analyst and Gartner Fellow in Gartner's CISO, Security & Risk Management team. Mr. McMullen leverages his experience as both a line-of-business manager and IT leader to provide CISOs with insight on navigating and making a difference within the C-suite.

Additionally, he provides clients with a holistic view of executive management leadership research, specializing on the topics of politics, influence, culture, business engagement, internal selling, marketing & communications. Mr. McMullen's Fellows work, the Delta Business Operating System examines business operating models which are designed to change and adapt rather than just scale.
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Tuesday, 28 March, 2023 / 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM AEDT
Body Like a Rock: How to Win in Organization Politics With Integrity

In this updated session you will learn to recognize and counter more than a dozen forms of resistance that CISOs commonly face along with techniques to handle more advanced political situations such as malevolent actors, as well as the essential tools of persuasion. All of this wrapped in a fun and entertaining exploration of the wisdom of one of Japan's greatest swordsmen.

Tuesday, 28 March, 2023 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM AEDT
Data Is the Industrial Pollution of Digital Era, CISOs Need to Push "Strategic Forgetting"

Organizations horde data, sometimes under the auspices of data monetization or customer intimacy. Is the value of the data you collect when you make a customer give you PII just to use the toaster oven they bought worth the massive increase in risks such hording behaviors cause? We need to start thinking about data as "toxic waste" — because that's not just a metaphor.

Wednesday, 29 March, 2023 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM AEDT
Selling Your Cyber Strategy

CISOs need to do focus on sales every day. Getting your board, stakeholders, allies in IT and even your own people with your agenda, is much easier if we employ the right tools. In this session, we'll take a hands on approach as we work a common case and learn the best way to position our agenda.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.