The CIO Club Series

A virtual event for IT and cyber security leaders in India


June 9th, 2021 | Wednesday | 3:00 – 4:30 PM IST


Hosted by Cloudflare, this virtual masterclass explored how organisations can modernise their IT architecture and bring together on one single platform how users connect, on-ramps for branch offices, secure connectivity for applications, and controlled access to SaaS. Juan Rodriguez, CIO of Cloudfare, discussed these topics and share insights on the future of the corporate network.


Integrating cybersecurity solutions with cloud-based networks-as-a-service

Running a secure enterprise network is difficult. With many employees working from home, applications are run from data centres, hosted in the public cloud, and delivered as services. Persistent, motivated attackers are always ready to exploit any weakness in the system.

With employees more vulnerable than ever, organisations can no longer rely on legacy ‘castle-and-moat’ security approaches. This has driven the increased implementation of Zero Trust principles, where organisations can help ensure that only the right people have the right access to the right resources.

  • What challenges do corporate networks commonly face?
  • What steps are organisations taking toward adopting network-as-a-service, regardless of their information security maturity?
  • What are the best practices when evaluating technologies to adopt network-as-a-service?


Juan Rodriguez
Chief Information Officer

Juan M. Rodriguez is the SVP, Chief Information Officer of Cloudflare (NYSE: NET), the Internet security, performance, and reliability company on a mission to help build a better Internet. Juan has been leading Cloudflare’s global IT department, focused on efficient and scalable end-to-end processes and systems.

Juan has invested his career in the software industry across product, engineering, and IT teams. He joined Cloudflare after more than ten years at Sage Group, a global software provider in the areas of accounting, payroll, payments, and ERP. Juan first joined as North America Chief Information Officer, leading the teams responsible for infrastructure, enterprise systems, and collaboration for the North America subsidiary as well as global IT shared services. Following this, Juan took on the role of Europe and North America Chief Information Officer and moved to Europe to lead the combined teams. While in Europe Juan was tasked with creating a new Product Operations department within the organization to help accelerate Sage’s transition as a cloud services SaaS provider. Juan had accountability for the teams operating cloud services globally, cloud service architecture and security, and other product engineering and product management teams. Prior to Sage, Juan spent thirteen years at Ross Systems and CDC Software in a number of roles across Product and IT including Vice President of Information Systems.


3:00 PM
Welcoming and opening address by Ortus


3:10 PM
Short Introduction


3:15 PM
Zero Trust can be for everyone
Juan Rodriguez, CIO at Cloudflare


3:30 PM
Fireside chat
Zero Trust in India


3:40 PM
Open discussion


4:20 PM
Closing Remarks


4:30 PM
End of session

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