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Fireside Chat with Microsoft, Tableau, & Saviynt Executives

Yash Prakash

Yash Prakash

What would you ask the CIO of Microsoft if you had the chance? If the C-suite executives from top companies, sat down and shared the wisdom they’ve gained during decades of experience, what would you ask them? If your mind is already popping with questions, then August 13, 2020, is your day. Jim Dubois, Former CIO at Microsoft, joins Elissa Fink, Former Tableau Software’s CMO, and Amit Saha, Saviynt CEO for an exclusive executive Fireside Chat with a Q & A session. Our panel of executives has collectively garnered more than a half-century of experience in top leadership roles at some of the most successful companies of our time, and they are taking the time to share that expertise with you. 

Jim Dubois: Tech Leader & Former Microsoft Executive

Jim Dubois is a prominent tech leader with a unique view of IT innovation and digital transformation. He brings a deep understanding of technical strategy, cybersecurity, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence. Here is your opportunity to hear his thoughts and experience on topics brought to life with stories and know-how gained in his 25 years at Microsoft. Is your company struggling with digital transformation? Are security and business challenges plaguing that journey? In that case, you’ll want to hear Jim’s honest insights from his time leading the digital transformation as the CIO through an evolutionary time-period as Satya Nadella reinvented Microsoft. Understanding how to manage those challenges is precisely the practical knowledge that Jim dispenses to help rising CIOs and CISOs navigate the current environment. 

Before serving as Microsoft’s Chief Information Security Officer, Jim served in key leadership positions at Microsoft including leading product and application teams, infrastructure, and security teams. He spent several years living in Asia and then Europe learning the Microsoft field business while running the respective regional IT teams and that hands-on involvement combined with his degrees in computer science and business catapulted him to the pinnacle of success. Jim offers all the wisdom and insight from his lengthy career guiding IT and business transformation to our audience, including his unique perspective on the changes brought on by COVID-19. 

Elissa Fink: Marketing Genius & Former Tableau Executive

Speaking with Jim will be the talented and well-known former CMO of Tableau, Elissa Fink. Elissa is a dynamic speaker, an engaged and committed mentor, and an active board member with a drive to help people and companies be more successful in their chosen missions. In December of 2018, Elissa said good-bye to Tableau Software, leaving the role of CMO that she’d held for more than a decade. 

Is your company struggling with keeping pace with industry growth while keeping the budget balanced? Has the rapid migration to the remote working paradigm left your organization struggling to keep up? Elissa has driven marketing through all stages of growth, taking the company from ~$5 million to over $1 billion in revenue. Elissa‘s optimistic nature and creativity helped her cultivate and grow the loyal and enthusiastic Tableau fanbase from 2,000 customers to over 100,000. Her philosophy of paying it forward keeps her busy as she serves on boards, advises fast-growth tech companies in scaling and marketing strategy, and teaches at the University of Washington.

Amit Saha: Thought Leader & CEO of Saviynt

Saviynt’s CEO, Amit Saha, will join Elissa and Jim. Amit brings over two decades of industry expertise in helping organizations address identity, security, and compliance challenges. Is your company struggling to do more than keep operations in motion due to COVID-19? Are existing business processes and procedures bogging down innovation? This is the type of practical advice that Amit, as CEO of a cutting edge startup understands and has had to deal with the challenge of being innovative while at the same time, staying true to your organizational goals and direction. 

As CEO of Saviynt, Amit provides strategic leadership to ensure that the mission and core values of Saviynt are put into practice. He also manages strategic customer and partner relationships. Previously, Amit served as COO of Saviynt, where he led sales, business development, alliances, and go-to-market strategy. Prior to joining Saviynt, Amit held leadership positions at Infosys and HCL.

Save the Date: August 13, 2020

Mark your calendar and cancel your calls. On August 13, it’s time to turn off your phone and turn on your inspiration. Spend an hour with some of the best and brightest minds in the industry for an exclusive fireside chat discussing the pressing issues affecting organizations working to thrive in today’s global marketplace. Get advice on how to keep daily operations consistent while driving forward with innovation despite the COVID-19 crisis. Hear about how identity, security, and governance play key roles in modernizing your IT ecosystem. Take this valuable one-time opportunity to hear wisdom from three seasoned executives on what rising CISO’s and CIO’s should keep in mind while navigating the rapidly evolving IT landscape.

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