Build an Autonomous Security Delivery Roadmap

Wednesday, July 31, at 1:00 PM ET | 10:00 AM PT

Webinar Summary

As organizations move quickly to extract value from technologies that are advancing at an exponential pace, IT leaders and their organizations must adapt or risk falling behind. 

Emerging technologies such as AI have opened the door to increasing information security threats but for security leaders, AI also hold the key to an autonomous information security program that can make real-time decisions about risk mitigation and defenses.

Join this insightful webinar as we discuss how security leaders can fight fire with fire in this new world of Exponential IT: 

  • Understand how AI’s ability to process information and learn from it can greatly accelerate the ability for defenders to protect their organization.
  • Weigh the pros and cons of purchasing AI-enabled security tools and deploying AI platforms to bolster cybersecurity.
  • Determine the capacities in which AI can be applied to enhance cybersecurity decision-making.

Webinar Speakers



Fred Chagnon

Principal Research Director

  • Fred Chagnon is a Principal Research Director for Info-Tech Research Group. His background is largely rooted in IT infrastructure and operations, coming from a fifteen-year career in data center networks and server infrastructure. 

  • In his time with Info-Tech Research Group, the focus of Fred's research and advisory work has been around core infrastructure topics such as enterprise storage and networking and their shift to the software-defined solutions. He has also worked with countless organizations on developing their strategy for adopting Office 365 and preparing to move other workloads to the cloud. More recently Fred's focus has shifted to building research products and conducting advisory engagements for IT service providers, managed service providers, and consulting practices. 

  • Fred holds multiple computer science certificates from Ryerson University and is currently pursuing a business degree from Athabasca University. He has also been previously certified in various technical disciplines by Cisco, Oracle, and the SANS Institute.



Kate Wood

Practice Lead, Security & Privacy

  • Kate Wood is a Practice Lead in Security & Privacy, with a primary focus on helping clients align security activities to business objectives through strategic planning, risk management, compliance management, and policy development.

  • Kate has 25 years of experience in IT and information security, principally within the financial industry. Prior to joining Info-Tech Research Group, she spent six years managing the information security office for a global insurance and investments enterprise. In this role Kate led a team of analysts providing cybersecurity services across multiple companies and jurisdictions and was responsible for information security governance, vulnerability and penetration testing, security awareness, risk assessments, and security assurance during mergers and acquisitions. Kate’s expertise encompasses all aspects of security risk management, including compliance, control framework design, vendor risk management, and threat modeling. In addition, Kate has experience in security operations, security technologies, threat intelligence, and incident response. 

  • Ms. Wood has a master’s degree in Cyber Security from the University of Essex, and holds numerous security certifications including Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). She has also earned a Professional Certificate in Management from Western University.


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