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The Salesforce Sitdown with Dan Angiu

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Andrew Verdin

Our third episode of the Salesforce Sitdown podcast features a conversation with tenured Salesforce superstar, Dan Angiu, hosted by Stott and May's Andrew Verdin.

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The Salesforce Sitdown with Greg Marino

James Canosa

After the success of our Salesforce Center of Excellence Webinar: “How can the Salesforce COE step up in times of uncertainty?”, we started a series entitled the The Salesforce Sitdown with some of those who joined us in the virtual audience! This is our second episode, featuring a conversation with Greg Marino.

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Understanding DevOps DNA virtual event

David Struth

 Our latest webinar, entitled 'Understanding DevOps DNA', was hosted by Nominet and focused on how to build and contribute towards more effective DevOps teams. This deep dive session is ideal for DevOps leaders and professionals that are looking for inspiration on how to manage the moving parts of technology ideation and delivery to create better business outcomes.

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IR35: The Facts, all the facts and nothing but the facts

David Struth

After the delays and the future gazing, we set out to to separate the fact from the fiction through hosting a knowledge-sharing virtual event entitled 'IR35: The Facts, all the facts and nothing but the facts'.

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The Salesforce Sitdown with Todd Stalter

James Canosa

After the success of our Salesforce Center of Excellence Webinar: “How can the Salesforce COE step up in times of uncertainty?”, we have started a  series entitled the Salesforce Sitdown with some of those who joined us in the virtual audience! This is our first episode, featuring a conversation with Todd Stalter.

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GroWiT Mental Health in the Workplace

Margo Hohsfield

We partnered with Headspace Inc, an online healthcare company specializing in meditation, to host an event in the shape of webinar focused on Mental Health in the Workplace. Watch the recorded event now to join what was another impactful gathering of our GroWiT community.

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Global survey reveals best practices for attracting Data Engineers

David Struth

London - 31st August 2020 – The technology stack you’ll get to work with is the number one consideration for Data Engineers when accepting a position according to Stott and May’s ‘How to Hire a Data Engineer’ research report. The global report examines the views of 50 data engineering professionals, from private sector organisations, to determine how best to attract, engage, acquire and retain talent in this increasingly competitive area.

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Webinar | What Security Hiring Managers really want

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Stuart Mitchell

In this webinar, we leveraged the hiring insights of Renana Friedlich-Barsky, Director and Global Head of Cybersecurity Operations at PayPal, who offered her unique perspectives on what hiring managers really want to see from candidates in the cyber security space.

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Designing for Financial Inclusion and the Unbanked Webinar

Naomi Madison

Stott and May partnered with Centrepoint to bring you our most recent webinar, 'Designing for Financial Inclusion and the Unbanked'.

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Salesforce: How can the COE step up in times of uncertainty?

James Canosa

Stott and May recently hosted our very first Salesforce virtual event entitled 'How can the COE step up in times of uncertainty?'. We were delighted to welcome four brilliant Salesforce and CRM leaders from renowned organizations to our panel.

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Agile Valley: 9 Dysfunctions of Agile Virtual Event

David Struth

Stott and May recently partnered up with Giles Lindsay, CTO at Digital Ventures, to host a our latest Agile Valley event in the form of a webinar entitled '9 Dysfunctions of Agile'.

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GroWiT Diversity: The Forbidden Topics

Margo Hohsfield

Our global GroWiT community came together for another inspiring virtual event The panel tackled 'forbidden topics' which we feel are hard to discuss but are absolutely essential to change the current and impact the tech industry in a positive way.

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GroWiT Role Models: The Inside Track

David Struth

Stott and May brought together an all star panel of brilliant technical and commercial leaders for an insightful webinar entitled Role Models: The Inside Track. 

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Webinar: How to Build the 'Perfect' Security Roadmap

David Struth

This Cyber Security focused webinar session, featuring a host of tenured CISO's, will take you through the challenges and best practices associated with creating the perfect security roadmap.

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Building your resilience muscle

Annette Smith

Last week we brought our GroWiT (Growing Women in Technology) community together for another virtual event. The current change in working environment is completely new for most people and certainly challenging our resilience in the most unexpected way. Resilience is a muscle you need to build, particularly in today's environment. But it's not something you either have or don't have. It's something you can train and develop over time.

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Stuart Talks Security: Engaging the board around cyber investment

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Stuart Mitchell

In this latest edition of Stuart Talks Security we spent some time with Taylor Hersom, VP of Business Development & CSO of CyberCompass, to discuss best practices when dealing with the board to get buy-in for investment in cyber security initiatives.

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Stuart Talks Security: You've been hired as a CISO now what?

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Stuart Mitchell

In this latest edition of Stuart Talks Security, we met up with Tyler Ward, VP of Security at Infinite Group to discuss cyber security recruitment as well as the key considerations that CISO's should think about when inheriting a new security program.

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COVID-19: The Ultimate Test of Employer Brand Webinar

David Struth

As a talent acquisition agency for high growth technology businesses, employer brand sits close to our hearts. In a bit to offer advice and support to the community on how companies can preserve or even enhance their employer brand over this disruptive period we created this webinar entitled; 'COVID-19: The Ultimate Test of Employer Brand'.

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76% of cyber security leaders face skills shortage in fight to improve the value proposition

David Struth

London – 28 April 2020 – The latest findings of the Stott and May Cyber Security in Focus research reveal that leaders are still struggling with the skills gap and access to talent. Most respondents (76%) believe there is a shortage of cyber security skills in their company, which represents an improvement on 2019 (88%), however, the problem still seems more potent for mid-market and large enterprise businesses. Organisations are still struggling to source cyber security talent (72%) with no material improvement around time-to-hire from 2019.

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Cyber Security Infographic: The Route to Business Impact

David Struth

Check out all the latest findings from our Cyber Security in Focus 2020 research report. Our infographic examines the journey to ensuring that cyber security functions make a significant impact on the business from strategy execution through to improving the value proposition. We discuss the challenges surrounding cyber security recruitment and provide tips on how to create a culture of security. Find out where the hurdles and opportunities are in a quick digestible format. 

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Live Speed Mentoring: Be the leader you've always wanted to see

Annette Smith

During these slightly more remote times we brought our GroWiT (Growing Women in Technology) community together for our first ever virtual event hosted by Susie Ramroop.

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GroWiT Event: Change the Approach not the Goal @ TrueCar

Margo Hohsfield

Our first GroWiT (Growing Women in Technology) event on the West Coast kicked off with a bang as we travelled to TrueCar. 

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GroWiT Event: Putting Diversity at the Heart of your Business Strategy @ Global

Annette Smith

We were delighted to be welcomed by Global on the 5th September for the latest instalment of GroWiT entitled: 'Putting Diversity at the Heart of your Business Strategy'. 
 

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Stuart Talks Security: 'You can't go back to paper' featuring Lou Rabon, CEO @ CDG

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Stuart Mitchell

In our latest edition of Stuart Talks Security we welcome Lou Rabon, CEO of CDG, to the podcast to talk all things incident response. This podcast 'You can't go back to paper' explores how to define incidents through to the importance of having a well rehearsed response plan or policy in place. Lou shares his experience in the shape of war stories, the need to have the basics in place in terms of multi-factor authentication, the impact of the cloud on incident response and so much more.   

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The Data Debrief: The Evolution of the CDO

John Eveleigh

In episode 2 of the Data Debrief we caught up with Edosa Odaro, Head of Data Services at AXA, to gather some insight around the evolving role of the CDO and how the discussion is changing from the control and compliance of data towards extracting its full potential for data-driven business. 

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The Data Debrief: The Latest Technology Trends in Data Engineering

John Eveleigh

In our latest edition of the Data Debrief podcast we caught up with Addison Lee Chief Data Officer, Graeme McDermott and Guy Garrett, Managing Director of Achieve Intelligence, to discuss some of the latest technology trends impacting data engineering and data science. 

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5 'curveball' interview questions for Customer Success Managers

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Thomas Kingston

The primary objective of any interviewer is to make sure you get the best out of every candidate you meet, but sometimes it’s interesting to throw in the odd ‘curveball’ question. These questions are designed to help you get a deeper level of insight around candidates and their potential. 

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How to create a great job spec for Customer Success Managers (with examples)

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Thomas Kingston

This article will explain why job specs are so important in attracting the best talent in the deeply competitive field of customer success and offer up some great examples from tech brands that are positioning themselves favourably in this space. 

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GroWiT Event: Balance for Better Business Outcomes @ Ericsson

Annette Smith

On the eve of International Women's Day we hosted our latest GroWiT (Growing Women in Technology) event entitled 'Balance for Better Business Outcomes' in partnership with Ericsson. The focus of the evening was to drive collective thinking around whether we create better business outcomes from having more gender diverse teams. If you missed the event you can watch the highlights right here or, if you prefer, read a brief summary of the event below.
 

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Stuart Talks Security: The one with the predictions & resolutions featuring Gary Hayslip, CISO @ Webroot

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Stuart Mitchell

We are almost through the first quarter of the year and social media has been full of posts (some original others copied and pasted) around key predictions for the cyber security industry in 2019. In this episode of Stuart Talks Security we took the chance to catch up with Gary Hayslip, VP CISO at Webroot, to get his unique take on what should be front of mind for security leaders this year. 

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Stuart talks Security: Hiring Managers - It's time to look closer to home

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Stuart Mitchell

What’s the first thing you do when you are looking for security talent? Post a job on LinkedIn? Contact your internal recruiter or your external partner? It might surprise you to hear this from a recruiter but it's often prudent to start your search a little closer to home. In fact a CISO we spoke to in our recent CISO Survival Guide stated "Skills are important but given the shortage that exists it’s rare that you will find a candidate that has every attribute you are looking for. In such cases it’s often a good idea to develop from within where you’ll find people that know the business and know the stakeholders – that’s a great starting point."

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Stuart talks Security: Hiring Managers - know what you want

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Stuart Mitchell

Hiring in security is tough, we know that. Our Cyber Security in Focus research suggests that 79% of hiring managers take more than 8 weeks to source mid-senior security professionals. It’s not easy. There are plenty of landmines in the process from getting the brief right with talent acquisition, accessing the right volume of resumes and getting employment offers accepted to name just a few. That’s why it’s essential that you start the journey with a clear picture of what ‘good’ looks like. Hiring in security gets a whole load tougher when you don’t know or aren’t realistic about what you want.
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Stuart talks Security: Hiring Managers - get your sales hat on

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Stuart Mitchell

How many times have you been in the situation where you’ve managed to get talent through the door, vetted the candidates to the point of offer stage and then they’ve either rejected the offer, pulled out or in some cases, gone dark completely? You are certainly not alone. According to our recent Cyber Security in Focus research over 36% of hiring managers see ‘getting offers of employment accepted’ as a headline challenge. 

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Are job descriptions one for all, or all for one (gender)?

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Stacey Roper

Diversity is (quite rightly) an incredibly hot topic in the talent markets that we operate in. Whether it’s security, software engineering, data or technology sales the question hiring managers are asking is the same: how can we attract a more diverse workforce? In a recent interview we conducted with Jane Frankland (CISO Adviser, Author & Champion for Women in Security) she stated “diversity makes for a strategic and competitive advantage. It’s not just about recruiting diversity for diversity’s sake.” Studies show that diverse teams are safer and higher performing due to a more balanced perspective on risk and reward.

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Agile Valley Java MeetUp: GDPR - The Technical Challenges & Opportunities

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Gianni Boscarato

Last week (Tuesday, February 13th, 2018) Stott and May partnered up with Exonar to host a Java MeetUp which presented the technical challenges and opportunities around the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which I’m delighted to say was hugely successful.

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Inside the mind of the 'first man on the ground'

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Joel Curry

At Stott and May we are facinated with every aspect of the growth of disruptive technology vendors. We often find ourselves partnering with tech brands in search of that all important business leader capable of being their 'first man on the ground' in a new territory. This individual carries the burden of the success or failure of international expansion on their shoulders. But what does it really take to be that flag bearer? And what advice is out there for leaders who are about to take that career defining step for the first time? To find out we spoke to Joel Curry, US General Manager of the rapidly growing FinTech firm Validis.

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5 'out there' interview questions for Enterprise Architects

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Simeon Evans

Effective Enterprise Architect interview questions get beneath the surface and reveal important truths about the candidate. Throwing in some ‘out there’ questions can help interviewers really understand the candidate, while allowing the candidate to reveal a bit more of themselves through their answers.

'Vision' is one of the key things that business leaders look for when hiring their next 'go to advisor' on all things technical. In fact, our latest research 'Does Enterprise Architecture need a re-brand?' has highlighted that 58% of respondents stated it was the number one quality they look for in an Enterprise Architect. But in a backdrop where 52% feel that the role is being watered down, we caught up with Simeon Evans to find out his top 5 - slightly 'out there'- Enterprise Architect interview questions that draw out the candidates capable of bridging the balance of technology, people and politics to create tangible - short term - value. 

 

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When it comes to developers is it all about location, location, location?

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Gianni Boscarato

Over the last two years around 90% of my day to day activity has been spent talking to developers. It's my job. So it’s safe to say I have had a fair amount of exposure into the thought processes developers go through when it comes to looking for their next role. It's an issue I have been facinated by for some time and to take it to the next level I decided to conduct a survey to get to the bottom of what really attracts developers to a role - the money, the opportunity or the location?

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5 Great Reasons to Register for our 'CIO's in Utilities' Roundtable

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Joshua Springer

We take the time to catch up with Joshua Springer, Client Services Manager for Utilities, on why he believes the 'Flicking the Switch' roundtable is a must attend event for any CIO that is in the process of creating a customer focused IT strategy in the Utilities industry.

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The five silver bullets of Cyber defence

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Simon Kouttis

Already this year we have watched a number of high-profile cyber-attacks unfold with disastrous consequences, proving that what the security industry has been doing to date isn’t working. So it’s no wonder that the cyber security industry has become a hotbed of innovation, churning out creative products designed to outsmart would-be attackers. It’s a booming industry with exciting start-ups and innovative technologies emerging left right and centre all claiming to be the next “silver bullet” of cyber defence. We’ve had a look at these emerging players and pulled together our pick of the five hottest capabilities in cyber security.  

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