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Zscaler - Optimal User Experience In A Distributed World

 Optimal User Experience In A Distributed World 

 Ensuring security in the era of ubiquitous connectivity 
 08:40 - 10:30 GMT 
 Wednesday 24 March 2021 
 Virtual Event - Taking Place on Zoom 

Your digitised world is bringing about new ways of working and even larger sets of exceptions. Users need to connect to data-rich applications anytime, anywhere. Enterprises must accommodate this rise in connectivity whilst protecting users and customers, as they (both) become increasingly interconnected, thanks to this accelerated digitisation.

An effective digital world is underpinned by a need to “just connect”. Remote and mobile working, industrial IoT, connected vehicles are just three macro trends that accelerate innovation at the edge. With advances in connectivity, such as 5G, the demands on IT leaders to enable ubiquitous connection for enterprise consumption will only accelerate. The shape of connectivity has to move away from the network and address the application in order to deliver the ubiquitous enablement essential to the digital enterprise, and unlock a new standard of user experience.

Join IT leaders to explore the future for ubiquitous connectivity, how to secure applications at the edge and the outlook for user experience in a distributed world.

08:40 Join

08:45 Welcome

Emma Taylor, Founder of Nimbus Ninety

08:50 Great User Experience Also Means A Secure User Experience

Karl Hoods, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Nathan Howe, Director and Head of Transformation Strategy, Zscaler 

09.10 Q&A

09:15 Interactive Discussion Groups 

Share experiences with peers in our facilitated discussion zones.

  • Discussion 1: What defines the end user experience in a decentralised world?
  • Discussion 2: What does ‘secure’ look like in the era of ubiquitous connectivity? 

10:00 Lessons Learnt From Each Group

10:30 Thank You and Close

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Speaker - Karl Hoods, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

Karl Hoods Speaker

Karl is an experienced Chief Information Officer (CIO) and has worked in the private, public and third sectors. He is currently Chief Digital and Information Officer at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) where he is responsible for the delivery of core services, digital transformation, innovation, knowledge management and shared services. In addition he is SRO for the cross government technology interoperability agenda. 

Prior to joining BEIS Karl was CIO for Save the Children where he was responsible for the delivery of technology and digital services to support humanitarian, policy, advocacy and fundraising activities. He has also held business technology leadership roles with web and sports media start-ups and led major change programmes for publishing leaders TSO.  His career in start-ups fostered his interest in how emerging technology can be applied to business problems.  

Host and Speaker - Nathan Howe, Head of Transformation Strategy, Zscaler


Nathan Howe has 20+ years in security experience across a multitude of organisations including governments, enterprises and telco service providers. As Director for Transformation Strategy, Nathan leverages this experience as an Architect, Pen Tester, Manager and Security Assessor to help guide companies through their transformation challenges. Prior to joining the Zscaler team in 2016 Nathan ended his 12 years at Nestle by successfully delivering Nestle ìs Global Cyber Security Compliance.

Table Host - Kevin Schwarz, Principal for Transformation Strategy, Zscaler

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Kevin Schwarz works at Zscaler as a Principal for Transformation Strategy and supports companies in their transformation strategy. He holds many years of Project & Program Management as well as Management Consulting experience for global enterprises. Kevin was responsible for Software Rollouts (e.g. SaaS like ServiceNow) & large Telecom Transition/Transformation & Global Network Security Programs within a Dax listed company.

Table Host -Tony Fergusson, Director, Transformation Strategy, Zscaler

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Tony has 25 years of Enterprise IT experience with a strong understanding of the enterprise landscape and executive engagement focused on network and security transformation, this includes designing and managing complex IT infrastructure to enable and secure the enterprise. MAN Energy Solutions was an early adopter of ZIA and ZPA. While at MAN ES, Tony was the visionary infrastructure architect who led the company’s secure cloud transformation charge. His recent efforts have been focused on Zero Trust initiatives to reduce the attack surface and improve the company’s security posture.

Table Host - Marc Lueck, CISO EMEA, Zscaler

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Marc is a senior security practitioner with over 20 years of experience crossing multiple industry sectors, from financial services to publishing. With a strong technical background, Marc has spent the past ten years leading security improvement programmes for the likes of Pearson, T-Systems and Symantec. He is also an advisory board member of ClubCISO, a security leadership peer group.


This is a private event for members of our community. Membership is free and takes less than 5 minutes. As a member, you will have access to this and other complimentary events. 

This event is for 40x C-level, VPs, Directors, Heads and Senior Managers who are the drivers of live projects in Strategy, Information Security, Cloud, Technical Operations, Cyber Defence, Infrastructure, Digital, Agile, Architecture, Engineering, IT, Innovation, Networks, Platform, Resilience and Transformation.

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