Speaker Bio

Christopher Mixter
Gartner keynote

Christopher Mixter

VP, Advisory
Chris Mixter is a Research Vice President, specializing in case studies of practices from the world's most progressive cybersecurity and IT executives. Chris is a regular keynote, breakout and workshop facilitator at Gartner events around the world.

Chris has more than 15 years of experience advising CISOs, CIOs and heads of global IT Infrastructure. He specializes in maturing the executive and functional leadership performance of cybersecurity and IT leaders, with deep expertise in operating models, talent, culture, and how to effectively influence the full ecosystem of cybersecurity & IT stakeholders.

Chris lives in Arlington VA with his wife, son, daughter, and a Border Collie who knows things.
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Tuesday, 26 September, 2023 / 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM BST
Keynote: Debunking the Myths that Obscure Cybersecurity's Full Value

Cybersecurity can generate massive value for our enterprises, but only if we have the courage to challenge the lies that we as cybersecurity professionals tell ourselves. Our self-deceptions lock us into obsolete principles and practices that prevent us from truly aligning with our executive partners and enabling our organizations. This keynote will unpack the biggest lies we must defeat, highlighting the decisions and practical steps cybersecurity leaders must take to deliver the success they deserve.

Tuesday, 26 September, 2023 / 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM BST
CISO Circle Lunch: Fireside Chat: How Schlumberger Drives Secure Application Development

Join Schlumberger's Simon Tong and Gartner's Chris Mixter for a highly interactive discussion of Schlumberger's QPExpress program, which enables delivery teams self-certify applications and define release frequency, provided they embed recommended security tools and take charge of vulnerability remediation.

Wednesday, 27 September, 2023 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM BST
Five Cost Optimization Techniques for Security Leaders Facing Economic Headwinds

Past the immediate implications of the current health and economic crisis, organizations are ill-prepared to confront the impact of rising interest rates and supply chain issues on their security functions. As economic uncertainty settles in and working environments become difficult, leaders must create a cost optimization plan to aid their organizations. This session will equip leaders to make a decision on where the balance between running the business and protecting the business shall be.

Thursday, 28 September, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM BST
CISO Circle Lunch: Using the Science of Behavior Change to Reduce Risk

This session will give you an opportunity to ask questions to today’s keynote speaker, Tali Sharot, and to discuss the issues raised with your CISO peers.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.