Cloud Conversations at Gartner Symposium ITxpo


Greetings from Gartner Symposium ITxpo in Orlando, Florida! Following Netskope’s launch from stealth last week, we can’t imagine a better spot to have a conversation about enabling the cloud.

When we started Netskope, we heard loud and clear from IT and business decision-makers that we need to help them stay a step ahead of cloud adoption in their organizations so they can be an enabler of such services. With over half of cloud services driven outside of IT, CIOs know that innovating in cloud delivery will give their business an advantage and help them stay ahead of the curve. The content at this event – from sessions on cloud security to collaboration to infrastructure sessions on how cloud changes acquisition and deployment of new technology to even CIO personal brand-building – is nicely aligned with the many facets of this conversation.

One must-see session is “IT, Security and LOB: A cooperative approach to Shadow IT” with Mike Kail, VP of IT, Netflix, Craig Guinasso, Director of IT, Genomic Health, and Drew Maness, VP of External Threat Management, Universal Music Group on Wednesday, October 10 at 1:30 in Dolphin/Oceanic 1. This session turns the up-to-now tenor of the conversation (“Cloud services are risky, so discover and block them”) on its ear (“We need to let cloud happen because it’s useful…how can we do so safely?”). In short, it’ll be about why letting users go rogue is a good thing, and offer practical advice for how to actually do it.

Make sure you grab a drink Tuesday night and wander over to the Emerging Technology Pavilion Theater at 6pm to hear Sanjay Beri, Netskope CEO, talk about the power of “yes” in enabling cloud apps. And if you can’t see us at Gartner, sign up on our website to get our newsletter to find out where we’ll be next and keep up with our blogs, videos, and webinars.