The Seva Dinner

An exclusive lunch discussion for IT Leaders of prominent firms based in Auckland

Securing Your Digital Transformation Against Cyber Threats


Enterprises today are speeding towards their Digital Transformation Strategy with the power of Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence. However, traditional Security and IT management are not equipped and evolving fast enough to understand or mitigate the risks of the Cloud era. Today, Cyber Criminals too, are also using the power of Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence to seek out your company’s vulnerability to exploitation.

New Cloud workload are being spun off every day and the scale and pace of change is forcing Executives with these questions today

  1. Are current human/IT resources equipped to handle at scale?
  2. Is there a consistent cyber Compliance and Control across the enterprise?
  3. How to know and prevent UNKNOWN threats?

We engaged in a roundtable discussion where security experts from Palo Alto Networks and Microsoft talked about:

  • The business implications around cloud migration and risk management
  • Achieving visibility and control in the cloud and how to protect your data on Azure including best practices and industry examples
  • Latest attack trends and tactics in the cloud.
  • Mapping out your cloud security with our Next-Generation Security Platform based VM Series

Palo Alto Networks offered a complimentary, no-obligation Security Lifecycle Review* security risk assessment to all attending companies.

*Note: Cost for each Security Lifecycle Review is approx. US$10,000

11:00 am:  Arrival and coffee/tea reception
11:30 am: Welcoming and opening address
11:40 am:  Discussion on “Securing your Digital Transformation against Cyber Threats” initiated by the speakers.
12:40 pm: Lunch is served as the discussion is brought to a close
1:15 pm:  Change of seats before dessert

Microsoft, Auckland
Microsoft, Level, 5/22 Viaduct Harbour Ave, Westhaven, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Tuesday, 27th of March 2018

Microsoft, Auckland

Attended by:

Head of Security Risk at Xero
Head of Data and Analytics at Southern Cross Health
Professor, Director – High Tech Transdisciplinary Research Network at Unitec
CIO at MMc Limited
Executive of Information Systems at Green Cross
Health Head of Development at Youtap Limited
Cloud and Security Manager at Fisher & Payekel Healthcare
Executive Director of Information Technology at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa
Global IT Risk Manager at Fletcher Building
CTO at Spidertracks
Director of Technology at Farmlands Co-operative Society Limited
Head of Transformation at Vector Group
CIO/Chief Technical Officer at Serko
Information Services Manager at the University of Auckland
Head of IT Risk and Security at New Zealand Post

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