Selling a Cloud-first IT
and Security Strategy


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Even CIOs and CISOs Have to Sell Sometimes

Every single one of us has to do some selling in their job. Now more than ever, IT and security leaders see the value of being cloud-first — but sometimes others still need convincing. In this episode of “The Reimagine Series,” John Thompson, Chairman of Microsoft, and Former Chairman and CEO of Symantec, joins Sanjay Beri, CEO of Netskope, to talk about technology, cybersecurity, and how the best leaders get others to buy into the strategy and vision needed to execute in today’s complex business environment. Get sage advice from John ranging from his career at IBM to CEO of Symantec, to VC investor with Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Join us for this live discussion as we dive into these topics:

  • Bringing others along in executing your strategy and vision
  • How the ever-changing technology and cybersecurity is opening up new opportunities to drive innovation in your organization
  • Predictions for what’s to come in the technology and cybersecurity landscape over the next decade

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Featured speakers

John Thompson
Chairman, Microsoft
Former Chairman and CEO of Symantec
Venture Partner at Lightspeed

John Thompson is currently a Venture Partner at Lightspeed and also currently the Chairman of Microsoft. Prior to Lightspeed, John has more than 40 years of enterprise leadership and entrepreneurial experience. He served as CEO at Virtual Instruments and Symantec, and worked at IBM for 28 years, where he worked his way up from sales to general manager.


Sanjay Beri
Founder and CEO

Sanjay brings more than two decades of innovation and success in the cloud, networking, and security industries.  Prior to Netskope, Sanjay was VP & GM of Juniper Networks’ secure access business unit, driving it to market leadership throughout his tenure. He is also the co-founder of one of the world’s first data center encryption companies, Ingrian Networks, and has held leadership positions across numerous other security and networking companies.


About the Series

This episode is part of The Reimagine Series where the industry's top leaders and luminaries explore innovative approaches to solving today's technology and security challenges.

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