Who wants to be a CISO these days? And at which stage in your career should you consider the move? What balance of managerial and technical experience do you need to have? And where do you go from there? (what’s the step after next? … always the most important question in terms of career development)
Those would be valid questions for many executive positions but when it comes to the role of the CISO, they seem to acquire a different meaning.
Why collaborative cultures attract the best people
I had a conversation last week which reminded me of the main reason that I prefer collaborative working environments - because co-operation invariably attracts the very best people. Here are just five reasons why:
We conducted a Q&A interview with Paul Heywood, Founder and Managing Director of Halcyon Life, regarding resilience programmes and employee engagement.
1. Could you introduce yourself and what you do?
I am Founder and Managing Director of Halcyon Life. Previously, I was IT Director at 3i, a FTSE100 Private Equity firm, and at the law firm Fieldfisher. I have also held senior positions at Allen & Overy, WHSmith, L’Oréal, EY and Ford Motor Company.
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As HR and Talent Recruitment professionals, we sometimes have the opportunity to sit on “both sides of the fence” – in the business, and as a vendor. Such is the case with my own career and many of those in my network.
This is also the case for many of the corporate functions across the ecosystem; especially within Technology, eCommerce, Marketing & Creative, and Operations.
88% organisations are undergoing digital transformation BUT just 25% understand what it really means. Many companies mistake digital transformation as synonymous with AI, IoT, Blockchain, Deep Learning, Virtual Reality or any other new age technology. As predictions abound that machines will run the world in the future, it’s no surprise then that the most crucial element, people, is often subsumed to give technology a larger-than-life image.
When the world began tinkering with artificial intelligence and machine learning, they were hardly a threat. Then Deep Blue and AlphaGo came along. The world began to realize that it is possible that under certain defined situations, AI could be smarter than human beings are. Then AlphaGo Zero came along and nightmares of world dominance re-emerged.
Our workplaces have gone through some seismic changes over the past few years and the pace of change doesn’t look like it’s slowing down anytime soon. From the invention of email sometime in the 1960s or 70s (depending on what story you believe) to instant messaging, social media, and now, artificial intelligence. We’ve come a long way since the Mad-Men-esque days of typewriters and switchboard operators.