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Season 2 - Technology Powered Business Transformation

S2 E05 -
5 Things a CISO Needs to Prioritise

Anne is joined by Matt Lock, Technical Director at Varonis UK, to explore how safe is your data, the ability to detect and respond to a breach, demonstrating appropriate handling of data, increasing the adoption of cloud in a secure manner and getting the best value from your tools.

S2 E06 -
What is Splunk Observability Cloud?

Anne welcomes back Chris Riley, Technology Advocate at Splunk, for a conversation around evolving your monitoring practice. The podcast delves back into Splunk Observability and overviews how the 'Observability Suite' enables end-to-end visibility into your environment.

S2 E07 -
Helping a CFO Navigate Security Spend

Anne is joined by Matt Lock, Technical Director at Varonis UK, with the aim to break down the new challenges CFOs face as key decision-makers in cyber security.

S2 E01 - HashiStack: Enterprise vs Open Source

In this episode, the Somerford Podcast returns for a second season with host, Anne Mundy, where she's joined by Dominique Top, Solutions Engineer at HashiCorp, to discuss 'HashiStack Enterprise vs Open Source', and what prominent benefits you get through Enterprise.

S2 E02 -
How to Create a Cloud Security Strategy

In our latest Podcast episode, Anne invites Baz Donoghue, Technical Cloud Environment Consultant at Somerford, to theorise creating your cloud strategy with your security strategy. They detail the vision, value and visibility such strategy can offer as well as where to get started.

S2 E03 -
Women in Tech & the Challenges in Cyber Security

In this podcast episode, Anne Mundy is joined by Kathryn Cardose, Co-Founder of North East Ladies Hacking Society, in showcasing Women in Tech, aiming to encourage other females to join the field. They also explore the current and future challenges in Cyber Security.

S2 E04 -
Observability as Code with HashiCorp & Splunk

Join Anne Mundy in our latest podcast episode, featuring John Boero, Partner Solutions Engineer - EMEA/APAC at HashiCorp, and Chris Riley, DevOps Advocate & Developer Relations at Splunk, in discussing how to gain visibility on your infrastructure from code to cloud.

Women in Tech & the Challenges in Cyber Security

Women in Tech -
Deborah Saffer, Deputy CISO at Cushman & Wakefield

In this WIT podcast episode, our special guest is Deborah Saffer, Deputy CISO at Cushman & Wakefield. Deborah joins us to discuss her experiences in the cybersecurity industry; her particular role and responsibilities, the current and future challenges she envisions for this field, and how diversity could be improved moving forward.

Women in Tech -
Marie Moe, Senior Technical Consultant at
mnemonic

Joining Anne Mundy to discuss current cybersecurity challenges, is Marie Moe, Senior Technical Consultant at mnemonic. Discussions touch on Marie's personal career trajectory, they also focus on incident response readiness, and what organisations should be doing to ensure they're better prepared for cyberattacks and other security threats.

Women in Tech - Brigadier Sara Sharkey, Head of Application Services and DevOps at Defence Digital

Our latest WIT Podcast episode sees Anne Mundy meet with Brigadier Sara Sharkey, Head of Application Services and DevOps at Defence Digital. They discuss Sara's particular experiences in IT/DevOps and in the Army, plus they explain why women should see the technology industry as a valuable career path opportunity.

Women in Tech -
Kathryn Cardose, Co-Founder of North East Ladies Hacking Society

In this podcast episode, Anne Mundy is joined by Kathryn Cardose, Co-Founder of North East Ladies Hacking Society, in showcasing Women in Tech, aiming to encourage other females to join the field. They also explore the current and future challenges in Cyber Security.

Women in Tech -
Zoe Mackenzie, WiCyS UK Ambassador

Zoe Mackenzie, Ambassador for WiCyS UK, joins us as the special guest for this WIT Podcast Episode. During her conversation with Anne Mundy, Zoe recalls her impressive career path up until her current role, and her significant involvement in the WiCyS Organisation.

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Women in Tech -
Shabnam Garg, Snr Information Security Advocate

Anne Mundy continues her "Women in Tech" Podcast Series with Shabnam Garg, Senior Information Security Advocate. In this episode, Anne and Shabnam demystify information and cyber security, delve into Shabnam's career path and advise how other women can join the field.

Season 1 - Leaders in Technology

S1 E01 -
Augmented Reality

Anne and Mark discuss Augmented Reality and how it will soon transform the way we access information. Looking at use cases involving Splunk and Somerford.

S1 E02 - Netskope Security Cloud

Anne is joined by Neil Thacker, EMEA CISO at Netskope, to discuss Netskope Security Cloud; how it provides unrivalled visibility, and real-time data and threat protection when accessing cloud services, websites, and private apps from anywhere, on any device.

S1 E03 -
Okta Zero Trust

Anne is accompanied by Ken Yearwood, VP UK&I Country Manager at Okta, to review Okta Zero Trust. They discuss why Okta is focused on Zero Trust and why it's essential in the current global setting. Anne and Ken also take a closer look at the maturity journey and feasible future trends.

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S1 E04 -
Splunk ITSI

Anne invites Paul Winchester, Splunk Certified Consultant at Somerford, to help analyse Splunk ITSI and the benefits it can provide for businesses. They also explain why Somerford is recognised by customers as a leading partner in the implementation of ITSI within their organisations.

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S1 E04 -
IT Service Intelligence

Anne invites Paul Winchester, Splunk Certified Consultant at Somerford, to help analyse Splunk ITSI and the benefits it can provide for businesses. They also explain why Somerford is recognised by customers as a leading partner in the implementation of ITSI within their organisations.

S1 E05 - Microsoft Teams Explosion

Anne is accompanied by Steve Nesbitt, Systems Engineer at Varonis, to explain the Microsoft Teams Explosion; how it's use has skyrocketed due to the global pandemic, what risks users are currently facing, and how Varonis is being used to help companies combat these problems globally.

S1 E06 - Cloudian: Object Storage

Neil Stobart, VP of Global System Engineering at Cloudian Inc. joins Anne to take an extensive look into Object Storage, the Hybrid Multi-Cloud and potential future trends in the data storage market.

S1 E07 - Splunk Cloud Solutions

In this latest episode, Anne is joined by Richard Barber, Head of Cloud Sales EMEA at Splunk, as they explore Splunk Cloud: the platform for Operational Intelligence and explain how you can benefit from Somerford & Splunk's 'elite' partnership.

S1 E08 - The Cloud Operating Model

In this episode, Anne invites Ray Ploski, Field CTO at HashiCorp, to analyse the HashiCorp stack, consisting of Terraform, Consul, Vault & Nomad. Specifically, they investigate the benefits that can be found when using this enterprise layer of solutions within an organisation.

S1 E09 - AWS Marketplace

Anne is joined by Phil Soane, EMEA Channel Business Development at AWS Marketplace, to discuss the platform and how it can be used in conjunction with Somerford's technology solutions. They also analyse AWS users' greatest requirements in the current climate and investigate potential future trends.

S1 E10 - Managing Multiple Clouds

In this episode, Anne & Baz (Somerford's Cloud Security Expert) detail Somerford's involvement with their Splunk clients' 'Cloud Journey to Migration'. They examine the issues involved in initial cloud migration; the security challenges and adaptation, and they also explore other areas where Somerford can provide support.

S1 E11 - Splunk's Observability Suite

Anne is joined by Robert Castley, Staff Sales Engineer at Splunk, to explain Splunk's Observability Suite, and what problems the suite is addressing. They also explore how Somerford, as one of the first 'Observability Partners' in EMEA, can help benefit customers in achieving the most from their data.

S1 E12 - Okta Technical Partner

Anne invites James Richmond, Associate Alliances Sales Engineer at Okta, to discuss your challenges in the world of identity access management. They also explore how Okta addresses these pain points, how easy it is to implement, and how Somerford can help, as an Okta 'Premier Solution Provider'.

S1 E13 - Splunk Cloud Solutions Pt.2

Anne welcomes back Richard Barber, Head of Cloud Sales EMEA at Splunk, to take a deeper dive into Splunk's Cloud Solutions, focusing on detailing it's updated 'workload pricing'.

S1 E14 - Netskope Prove IT

Anne welcomes back Neil Thacker, EMEA CISO at Netskope, to discuss Netskope's latest Prove IT campaign. They explain that your SWG could be blind to more than 50% of traffic, and showcase how Netskope can prove it.

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