The IT & Data Protection Leaders’ Virtual Roundtable

An exclusive online discussion for executives responsible for IT, security and data protection in NZ

Hosted by Commvault, The IT and Data Protection Leaders’ Virtual Discussion was set up to offer an intimate online forum for senior executives responsible for information technology, security and data protection of selected firms in New Zealand.

Our discussions are very much inclusive and involve all the wealth of experience from the senior peers.

Data protection in time of business disruption: ensuring business continuity

As we see an increase in a distributed workforce model in organisations today, it can bring a considerable challenge for IT to ensure their infrastructure and more importantly, their data, remains protected and can be managed effectively to maintain business continuity. Whether it be internal or external threats – from user error through to ransomware attacks – the importance of ensuring exposure to vulnerabilities such as these is key. However, the reality in today’s highly digitised environment is that it’s not a matter of if events of this nature happen, it is when.

Today, IT leaders are responsible for maintaining their organisations’ business continuity. When it comes to valuable assets such as data – which tends to be described as the lifeblood of an organisation – how do you ensure it is protected across your infrastructure from your data centre to endpoint devices to the cloud, and that you can confidently recover with minimal impact in cost, efficiency, or even reputation?

  • What are some of the hurdles and challenges that IT leaders are facing as a direct result of the global pandemic?
  • What measures are IT leaders implementing to overcome these new work dynamics?
  • What long-term and short-term impacts will the outbreak have on businesses and industries as a whole?

2:50 pm: Guests to check-in online
3:00 pm: Welcome by The Ortus Club
3:10 pm: Introduction of participants
3:15 pm: Short address by Commvault
3:30 pm: Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group
4:15 pm: End of session

Sam Allen

Digital Strategy Manager, Reserve Bank of New Zealand 

Sam holds deep experience in strategic planning. His passion goes beyond turning uncertainty into solid results. His main goal is to situate the building blocks for enterprises to reach competitive success. His twenty years of experience in handling both large corporations and boutique agencies, have given him backbone in digital capability uplift and technical delivery. Sam makes use of penetrating methods to boost a series of duplicated and secure outcomes, that can channel growth inside an enterprise.

Commvault is a worldwide leader in delivering data readiness. We’re committed to ensuring you can protect, manage, move, recover, and use your data. Always. Our software automates mind-numbing IT tasks and makes your data work harder for you — so you can gain invaluable insights for your business. Commvault solutions work on-prem and in the cloud with the digital tools and procedures you’re already using. Keep your data accessible and actionable with a single solution that ensures your data is always available — no matter what.

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Wednesday, 27th of May, 2020

3:00 PM NZST

Attended by: 

Founder & Managing Director at Pathfinder Labs
CIO at Fliway Group
CIO at Taranaki District Health Board
CDO at NZ Transport Agency
CISO at Network Service Providers
CISO at Gentrack
CTO at Entrada Travel Group
CTO at Elive
CTO at Smart Parking Technology
CTO at Sistema Plastics 
CTO at Vital
Head of Information & Cyber Security at Bank of New Zealand
Head of Transformation & Information Services at Tegel
Head & VP of IT Risk and Security at Jarden
Director of ICT at Ara Institute of Canterbury
Director of ICT at World Vision
Director of Technology at Jade Software
Associate Director at Massey University

Hosted by:

Hannah HodkinsonThe IT and Data Protection Leaders’ Roundtable