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In December, every seat at the premier global cloud summit will be in the front row. This year, Zenith Live 2020 goes virtual, with all sessions available online and for free. The online event will deliver an immediacy that brings business, networking, and security leaders into direct contact with IT leaders for engagement, learning, and an incredibly intimate conversation.
This will be particularly true for the Zenith Live CXO Perspectives panels, a series of discussions with leaders from business, network architecture development, and cybersecurity detailing their insights, experience, and cloud journeys. CXO Sessions are tailored to function and are offered in all regions (Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific). Even better, the CXO Perspectives Panels are open to all attendees (but register now because space is limited). Below, a few highlights.
Early investment in digital transformation set Essen, Germany-based logistics giant DB Schenker on a progressive path to secure digital transformation. But it was the COVID outbreak (and the rapid response to remote-work enablement demands) that solidified CIO/CDO Markus Sontheimer's commitment to the cloud (and to Zscaler). Sontheimer will share his story—including details of how DB Schenker pivoted thousands of employees to remote work in a matter of days—in conversation with Zscaler CIO and EVP of Emerging Technologies Patrick Foxhoven on December 9th at Zenith Live 2020 for the EMEA region.
John Maya is a believer in the maxim, "Never let a good crisis go to waste," but, in his words, "COVID has redefined what 'crisis' really means." The VP of Operational Excellence for Royal Caribbean Group led his organization's operational response to the recent pandemic, including shifting away from legacy networking technology to cloud-based remote access with Zscaler Private Access (ZPA). Hear more from Maya on December 8th when he speaks with Zscaler Senior Director of Transformation Strategy Pam Kubiatowski at Zenith Live 2020 for the Americas region. He'll share how he enabled tens of thousands of Royal Caribbean Group employees to work remotely in just two weeks, and how the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange provides new levels of visibility into corporate data traffic.
Fannie Mae CISO Chris Porter is tasked with securing users, assets, infrastructure, and data for the government-sponsored U.S. mortgage-loan financing organization. For Porter, the role of the CISO doesn't "end" with security. It starts there. He has overseen Fannie Mae's secure digital transformation, and has worked to make security an integral component of the organization's business fabric: IT decisions—even security ones—focus on customer and user experience. Porter will discuss Fannie Mae's journey to the cloud at Zenith Live 2020 in conversation with Zscaler President and CTO Amit Sinha.
This year, the premier global cloud summit will be more intimate, personal, and engaging than ever. Join me and business, network, and security leaders like you December 8–10 (14–15 in Asia) for Zenith Live 2020. Space at the CXO Perspectives panels is limited, so sign up now at ZenithLive.com.