Dinner for Vancouver IT Leaders

Zero Trust Approach to Security


Thu, December 1, 2022


5:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST

The cloud and remote work have removed traditional security boundaries. As the first line of defense of your technical environment, the responsibility rests squarely on your shoulders to prevent compromise, lateral movement of attacks, and data loss. A zero-trust approach to your overall security, where you challenge everything and trust nothing, is your most powerful secret weapon. In this discussion, you’ll have the opportunity to exchange views and strategies on adapting to digital transformation while embracing the latest technologies and trends.

Join Brett James, Director of Transformation Strategy of Zscaler, on December 1st, 2022 at 5:00 PM, as he shares his experiences and insights on implementing a zero-trust approach to security.


5:00 PM PST Welcome Reception and Arrivals with Refreshments

6:00 PM PST Leadership Discussion

  • Introduction (5 mins)
    The peer executive will engage the audience for brief introductions and discuss the format and key takeaways from the guided interaction conversation and dinner discussions.
  • Guided Interactive Conversation (25 mins) – During this session, we will cover:
    • Why zero trust and the business imperatives that drove this initiative
    • How zero trust security policies are used to retain visibility and resiliency in the new landscape that includes the public cloud, Saas, and the private cloud
    • How to best navigate technology infrastructure changes that come with merger and acquisitions or divestures
  • Open Forum Discussion (30 mins)
    This discussion will be based on the list of challenges discussed already and will take the format of group brainstorming and open discussion to come up with suggestions and solutions to common challenges at the executive level.

7:15 PM PST Dinner Service

9:00 PM PST Conclusion

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Brett James


Brett James

Director of Transformation Strategy

Brett is an IT infrastructure and security leader with 20 years experience spanning operations across six continents. Prior to joining Zscaler, Brett led Bechtel Corporation's journey towards Zero Trust while directing multi-disciplinary teams across the globe. Brett's career has evolved from help desk support, server and datacenter operations, through to leading regional and global teams with responsibilities across operations, engineering design and architecture disciplines. That wide experience gave him in-depth knowledge of a diverse range of technologies and disciplines plus the capability to direct teams who manage them.

About Zscaler

Zscaler enables the world’s leading organizations to securely transform their networks and applications for a mobile and cloud first world. Its flagship services, Zscaler Internet Access and Zscaler Private Access, create fast, secure connections between users and applications, regardless of device, location, or network. Zscaler services are 100% cloud-delivered and offer the simplicity, enhanced security, and improved user experience that traditional appliances or hybrid solutions are unable to match. Used in more than 185 countries, Zscaler operates the world’s largest cloud security platform, protecting thousands of enterprises and government agencies from cyberattacks and data loss.