Richard Stiennon, Chief Strategy Officer, Blancco Technology Group
Richard Stiennon joined Blancco Technology Group as Chief Strategy Officer in July 2016. In this role, he leads long-term strategic planning, product positioning, public affairs, analyst relations, joint ventures and industry partnerships. Many in the industry recognize him from his days as Vice President of Research at Gartner Inc. from 2000 to 2004, where his forward-thinking insights and questioning of the corporate status quo earned him Gartner’s Thought Leadership Award in 2003. He has also written three thought-provoking books on the alarming state of cyber war and its impact on businesses, with his most recent book, There Will Be Cyberwar, being named a Washington Post bestseller in April 2016. Considered to be one of the most prolific security thought leaders, he has spoken at over 28 data security conferences across 3 continents and is frequently quoted in news publications, including The Washington Post, New York Times, USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, Dark Reading, to name a few.