The former Bayer and Philips CIO supports companies in transforming their cloud security
Netskope, a leading provider of enterprise cyber security, has appointed former Bayer and Philips CIO Daniel Hartert as a new member of the CXO Advisory Board. He joins Netskope’s growing Advisory Board, which supports customers in implementing effective security strategies and implementing digital transformation.
Daniel Hartert has held CIO and CEO positions at large international companies over the past 20 years. Most recently, he worked at Bayer for 12 years as CIO and CEO of Bayer Business Services. Prior to that, he was CIO of the Philips Group and CEO of Philips Medical Systems. Hartert is also co-founder of the DCSO German Cyber Security Organization, which was founded in 2015 to strengthen protection against the growing cyber threats. With his extensive expertise in the areas of software engineering, system design and corporate management, Daniel Hartert will support customers throughout Europe, with a particular focus on Germany.
“Although it is well known that cyber risks are constantly increasing, cybersecurity remains a mysterious black box for many executives. However, there is a huge opportunity here to create added business value, especially in the context of digital transformation, if modern cyber security is implemented and implemented well,“ explains Hartert. “I have been working for years to better understand the risks and opportunities in the field of cybersecurity and I am pleased that I can now continue this as part of the Netskope team. Netskope is unique in its field because it offers the most innovative and comprehensive cloud-native solutions and creates business value based on sophisticated technology solutions.“
“In recent years, the world has changed in a way that no one could have ever predicted. The corresponding changes in the IT landscape were foreseeable, but the speed with which they took place is unprecedented,“ says Mike Anderson, Global Chief Digital and Information Officer of Netskope. “Companies expect their technology leaders to redesign their architectures to enable growth, agility and flexibility in a secure way like never before. These transformation processes are often a great challenge. That’s why we have CXO consultants like Daniel in our team to offer our customers not only leading solutions, but also profound experience and practical support.“
Netskope serves 30 percent of the Fortune 100 companies, three of the five largest Microsoft Office 365 installations worldwide and processes more than 50 billion cloud, web and private application transactions per day. Its customers include major European banks and financial infrastructure providers, international retailers, energy suppliers and leading companies from the aerospace industry.
The company has significantly expanded its EMEA team in recent months and strengthened regional leadership to better support local companies in the introduction of Security Service Edge (SSE) on their way to SASE. Most recently, Ilona Simpson was appointed as the new CIO for the EMEA region.
Netskope is also expanding the coverage of its NewEdge Security Private Cloud worldwide. As the world’s largest and most powerful security private cloud, NewEdge offers carrier-grade connectivity and real-time inline security services that enable security to be deployed anywhere, anytime on the edge of the network.