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The CEO Book Club: Back to Basics

Now and then I like to share what I’m reading. In my past lists, I’ve shared books on business success and building great teams. This time, I’m getting back to basics with some more introspective reads that help with personal growth and performance. Essentialism – Greg McKeown The point of […]

3 Challenges Facing Enterprises Today

Hear from our CEO, Mark McClain, on the challenges facing enterprises today. Learn how technology is changing the face of security, and how identity governance can help protect what’s important to your organization.

Identity: The Source of Truth for Organizations Today

I talk about identity day-in and day-out with our employees, customers, partners and investors, so it’s easy to fall into the common tech industry habit of seemingly endless acronyms and jargon. But in reality, identity is simple. Before I explain, let me take you on a trip down SailPoint’s memory […]

Buzzword Breakdown: What Do Bots, AI and Machine Learning Mean for Identity?

The cybersecurity industry is well known for its copious acronyms and ever-changing buzzwords. In fact, when I hear yet another new term in a meeting at SailPoint, I joke that we always have to remain “buzzword compliant.” But despite my poking fun, the latest round of buzzwords seems to center […]

Mark McClain on the Big Trends in Identity

In a recent conversation with SailPoint CEO and co-founder Mark McClain, we discussed some of the challenges identity teams face when it comes to the new frontiers in identity. In this conversation, we dig a little deeper for trends that Mark sees brewing under the surface. Here we tackled blockchain and […]

Navigating the Application and Data Frontiers

In my recent conversation with security journalist and blogger George Hulme, we discussed a number of technology trends currently disrupting enterprises, including the accelerating adoption of enterprise software-as-a-service applications, mobile devices, cloud storage, and collaborative tools. Specifically, we spoke about the fact that much of this adoption occurs without the […]

Q&A: SailPoint CEO Mark McClain on Today’s Pressing Identity Challenges

Whether it’s concerns about data breaches, increased regulatory mandates, trying to keep pace with the rush of transformational technologies such as cloud, robotic software processes, or the exponential increase in data enterprises are creating — there’s no shortage of trends that are keeping enterprise security teams on edge. But what […]

What To Expect When You’re Expecting An IPO

Chief executive officer (CEO) is a title held by more than 200,000 people in the United States, but only about 2% of those are CEOs of public companies. Having seen the grass from both the public and private sides, I can assert with confidence that the job of a CEO is not a one-size-fits-all […]

How To Transform Your Customers Into Brand Advocates

If you ask tech CEOs what their biggest corporate asset is within their organization, the responses will probably be all over the map. Some will immediately point to the latest product innovation they introduced to the market. This is a pretty natural response since the phrase “corporate asset” typically equates to […]

Leadership, Change, And The Art Of Adaptation

As a CEO, I’ve learned that one thing is certain (besides death and taxes) — change. It’s a universal truth for tech leaders because all of us are either in a position of driving disruption or attempting to protect the status quo in a changing environment. And, to complicate matters […]