Technology Executives to Watch Awards

2019 Top Technology Executives to Watch Awards

These annual awards recognize the top-performing Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, Senior Technology Leaders, Venture Capitalists and Search Executives who have demonstrated unparalleled leadership in the following areas: InnovationBusiness TransformationCourageous Leadership; and Digital Disruption in their businesses. Recipients of this prestigious award include those executives who have also shared world-class thought leadership with the HMG Strategy CIO Executive Leadership Summit series audiences and/or on the HMG Strategy Digital Platform. 

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Paul Chapman

Vice President, CISO - Cisco


Paul has more than 30 years technology experience, with particular expertise in rapid growth companies. He is experienced in all areas of management, including strategy, transformation, global service delivery, applications development, cyber-risk, quality assurance, operations and support with a strong track record of accomplishments founded on outside-in thinking, customer advocacy, strong team-building, and solid program management disciplines.

Prior to Cisco Paul was the SVP and Global CIO at Box, where he was responsible for leading the company’s global information technology strategy, cyber risk and compliance practices and customer advocacy including the development and delivery of key technology initiatives to support the company’s growing workforce and customer base, cyber risk programs for both business and product security operations, product security assurance, physical security and compliance

Prior to Box, Paul was the CIO of HP Software for Hewlett Packard, where he led the IT organization supporting a multi-billion dollar software portfolio. Paul was also responsible for HP's global information management strategy, analytics platforms, master data management, enterprise data standards, and data services. Before joining HP, Paul was VMware's Vice President of Global Infrastructure and Cloud Operations, and Vice President of Information Technology

Paul is a featured speaker and blogger on a variety of business and technology topics, including Digital transformation, the future of work, organizational change, Cloud and SaaS architecture and machine learning.

He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Filton Tech in the United Kingdom.
Paul Champan New

Paul Chapman

Vice President, CISO - Cisco


Paul has more than 30 years technology experience, with particular expertise in rapid growth companies. He is experienced in all areas of management, including strategy, transformation, global service delivery, applications development, cyber-risk, quality assurance, operations and support with a strong track record of accomplishments founded on outside-in thinking, customer advocacy, strong team-building, and solid program management disciplines.

Prior to Cisco Paul was the SVP and Global CIO at Box, where he was responsible for leading the company’s global information technology strategy, cyber risk and compliance practices and customer advocacy including the development and delivery of key technology initiatives to support the company’s growing workforce and customer base, cyber risk programs for both business and product security operations, product security assurance, physical security and compliance

Prior to Box, Paul was the CIO of HP Software for Hewlett Packard, where he led the IT organization supporting a multi-billion dollar software portfolio. Paul was also responsible for HP's global information management strategy, analytics platforms, master data management, enterprise data standards, and data services. Before joining HP, Paul was VMware's Vice President of Global Infrastructure and Cloud Operations, and Vice President of Information Technology

Paul is a featured speaker and blogger on a variety of business and technology topics, including Digital transformation, the future of work, organizational change, Cloud and SaaS architecture and machine learning.

He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Filton Tech in the United Kingdom.
Paul Champan New

Paul Chapman

Vice President, CISO - Cisco


Paul has more than 30 years technology experience, with particular expertise in rapid growth companies. He is experienced in all areas of management, including strategy, transformation, global service delivery, applications development, cyber-risk, quality assurance, operations and support with a strong track record of accomplishments founded on outside-in thinking, customer advocacy, strong team-building, and solid program management disciplines.

Prior to Cisco Paul was the SVP and Global CIO at Box, where he was responsible for leading the company’s global information technology strategy, cyber risk and compliance practices and customer advocacy including the development and delivery of key technology initiatives to support the company’s growing workforce and customer base, cyber risk programs for both business and product security operations, product security assurance, physical security and compliance

Prior to Box, Paul was the CIO of HP Software for Hewlett Packard, where he led the IT organization supporting a multi-billion dollar software portfolio. Paul was also responsible for HP's global information management strategy, analytics platforms, master data management, enterprise data standards, and data services. Before joining HP, Paul was VMware's Vice President of Global Infrastructure and Cloud Operations, and Vice President of Information Technology

Paul is a featured speaker and blogger on a variety of business and technology topics, including Digital transformation, the future of work, organizational change, Cloud and SaaS architecture and machine learning.

He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Filton Tech in the United Kingdom.
Paul Champan New

Paul Chapman

Vice President, CISO - Cisco


Paul has more than 30 years technology experience, with particular expertise in rapid growth companies. He is experienced in all areas of management, including strategy, transformation, global service delivery, applications development, cyber-risk, quality assurance, operations and support with a strong track record of accomplishments founded on outside-in thinking, customer advocacy, strong team-building, and solid program management disciplines.

Prior to Cisco Paul was the SVP and Global CIO at Box, where he was responsible for leading the company’s global information technology strategy, cyber risk and compliance practices and customer advocacy including the development and delivery of key technology initiatives to support the company’s growing workforce and customer base, cyber risk programs for both business and product security operations, product security assurance, physical security and compliance

Prior to Box, Paul was the CIO of HP Software for Hewlett Packard, where he led the IT organization supporting a multi-billion dollar software portfolio. Paul was also responsible for HP's global information management strategy, analytics platforms, master data management, enterprise data standards, and data services. Before joining HP, Paul was VMware's Vice President of Global Infrastructure and Cloud Operations, and Vice President of Information Technology

Paul is a featured speaker and blogger on a variety of business and technology topics, including Digital transformation, the future of work, organizational change, Cloud and SaaS architecture and machine learning.

He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Filton Tech in the United Kingdom.

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