Speaker Bio

Mary Mesaglio
Gartner keynote

Mary Mesaglio

Distinguished VP Analyst
Mary Mesaglio is a Managing Vice President, leading the Executive Leadership Dynamics team, where she also contributes as an analyst. Ms. Mesaglio's research has a practical bent and is focused on helping enterprises to transform, innovate and change their culture. Much of her recent work has focused on how to motivate employees who are feeling crisis fatigue, critical actions for leaders during a crisis, how to turn values into action and what it takes for humans to really transform.

Ms. Mesaglio is on a mission to help large enterprises harness behavioural science to lead teams and change behaviors. She is a frequent keynote speaker at Gartner events and externally.

Ms. Mesaglio is Canadian and is based in Barcelona, Spain. She has traveled extensively in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. She speaks English, Spanish and French fluently, is working on her Catalan, and would love to learn Japanese one day.
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Monday, June 05, 2023 / 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM EDT
CISO Circle Workshop: Anxiety, Stress and Fatigue, Begone! Mindfulness for the Burnt Out Cybersecurity Leader

Cybersecurity professionals work in high-stress, high-burnout environments. CISOs are on 24/7 and have short tenures compared to the rest of the C-suite. Their teams, stretched thin due to talent shortages and never-ending threats, suffer from chronic exhaustion. This workshop will offer practical techniques - rooted in mindfulness - to alleviate anxiety, stress, and fatigue, skills critical to flourishing at work and in life.

Tuesday, June 06, 2023 / 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM EDT
Gartner Keynote: How to Get People to Care About Security and Risk

It might not always feel this way, but being a CISO is a little like being a Hollywood celebrity. In fact, CISOs have a compelling story to tell about why people, from executives to frontline employees, should care about risk and security. This session delves into how to tell a great cyber story, including why it’s hard and why it matters right now.

Tuesday, June 06, 2023 / 12:45 PM - 02:00 PM EDT
CISO Circle Lunch: Townhall: How to Nudge People to Care More About Security and Risk

Security and risk management often come down to how people behave every day. But human behavior is infamously hard to change. Enter behavioral science, which is the scientific study of human behavior. This session is an interactive discussion on how to use behavioral science techniques like nudge theory and cognitive ease to help people to behave in ways that are more secure and risk-aware.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.