Balancing Security & Compliance with Rapid Innovation – Webinar


October 6, 2021


1:00pm-2:00pm CDT; 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT


1 CPE / 0.1 CEU / CISSP / 1 PDU Credits Awarded


Conference location: ONLINE

The competing demands of compliance and agility pose a challenge to every IT organization. How can your organization stay competitive (and secure) in a rapidly evolving automation landscape?


As companies shift more workloads to the cloud and accelerate provisioning and deployment, they struggle to maintain security and compliance. To develop a comprehensive strategy, CIOs must integrate compliance into automation workflows and rethink the traditional roles and alignment of Security and Operations teams.


Get insight and guidance from fellow executives in a panel discussion moderated by Puppet’s CTO Deepak Giridharagopal as we dive into best practices and lessons learned from decades of experience leading large, highly regulated enterprises through digital transformation.

Webinar Price: $0.00 per person

Deepak Giridharagopal

CTO, Puppet




Deepak has guided Puppet’s technical development and longer-term technical strategy since joining the company in 2011. He has helped oversee the development of nearly every major product in Puppet’s portfolio including Puppet Enterprise, PuppetDB, Bolt, and Relay. Deepak brings nearly 20 years of experience creating new products, building engineering teams, and operating infrastructure. Prior to Puppet, he was an early engineer at Dell/MessageOne, helping architect and operate their hosted products. Deepak has a particular fondness for functional programming, autonomous systems, novel programming languages, 1980s/1990s cartoons, and just about every action movie ever made.



                                                                                       Brad Strock
                                                                                                    Former CIO, PayPal

Most recently, Brad Strock was the CIO of PayPal, a Fortune 200 company that is transforming the world of global payments, commerce, and how individuals access financial services. He has over 30 years of experience in helping companies grow through disruptive technologies and digital transformation. Brad led a broad scope of responsibilities contributing to PayPal’s ten year revenue growth rate of over 20% annually. He led a team of over 1,400 providing both IT functions and software development for operations platforms supporting a global enterprise operating in 200 markets, 24 languages and 65 locations. Prior to PayPal, Brad held several senior executive roles at Bank of America, including leading the Next Generation Payments and Commerce team that created what is now the Zelle payments platform.


Brad currently serves as an Independent Director of Elevate Credit (NYSE: ELVT), as well as Hiinga, a nonprofit providing micro loans in Africa. He is a frequent speaker at both business and technology forums and has authored numerous articles on innovation as well as being a co-inventor on several U.S. Patents. He is a passionate supporter of building diverse, high performing teams. He received his MSM (MBA) in Finance from the Krannert School of management at Purdue University, along with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue, along with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue.

Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 1 CPE credit for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.1 CEUs and 1 PDU. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)², Inc.