Speaker Bio

Jie Zhang
Gartner keynote

Jie Zhang

VP Analyst
Jie Zhang is a VP analyst responsible for covering risk management strategies and supporting technologies. Ms. Zhang's areas of specialty integrated risk management and digital innovation. She has 25 years of professional experience in a variety of research, advisory and IT-related roles.
She is an author on the emerging trends of digital innovation. She interacts and offers advice to large, complex and cross-jurisdiction organizations for risk management strategies and security management programs. She is also a recognized expert on China cybersecurity law and privacy management.
Prior to joining Gartner, she was a professor of applied statistics, a consultant on business operations and led companywide IT projects; evaluated, selected and acquired some major vendor and system integrators' offerings; and served as a liaison between the business and IT sides of the organization.
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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 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM BST
Accelerate Cybersecurity Effectiveness: 8 Tactics to Deliver Value Faster

Challenging global economic conditions continue to see the digital business evolve. CISOs must identify and execute a mix of new methods and other smart tactics to continuously adjust to business demand and demonstrate the cybersecurity team’s role and criticality as an enabler of the organization’s digital ambitions. Join this session to know tactics CISOs use to shorten the runway to program effectiveness and deliver business value.

Wednesday, 27 September, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM BST
The Role of the Manager in Building a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Organization

Managers can make or break your DEI strategy. They play a critical role in supporting workforce diversity, building inclusion in their teams, and contributing to a truly equitable organization. However, few managers truly excel at this important role. Join this session to learn what the best managers are doing differently to help translate your organization's DEI strategy into real outcomes.

Thursday, 28 September, 2023 / 02:45 PM - 03:30 PM BST
Ask the Expert: Top Security Trends in China, 2023

Many global trends apply to China. However, as a more unique regional market, some of the conditions such as security practices, organization structures, technology evolution and regulatory requirements modify or form new trends. Join this session to ask questions about these issues

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