SINET CISO/Risk Executive Session

David Fairman & Jim Routh On Best Practices Toward Successful Adoption of Young Technologies



With cyber entrepreneurs continuously innovating and bringing new interesting products to the marketplace, when is the right time to buy something new? Do you want to be one of the first to adopt a product or wait until a product is tried and true? Please join David Fairman and Jim Routh, two Cybersecurity industry veterans known to be early product adopters. These gentlemen will address questions such as:

  • What are the drivers for considering early stage cyber start-ups?
  • What are the implications for an enterprise to work with early stage companies?
  • How do you know which early stage companies to work with?
  • What are some of the challenges you have experienced when working with early stage companies? How have you managed through those?
  • Do you worry about an early stage company failing and leaving with an unsupported product?
  • Do you have any advice for your peers / the audience on working with early-stage companies?
  • How important is it for the company to be venture backed?

Robert Rodriguez
Chairman & Founder


David Fairman
Chief Security Officer
Netskope APAC & Venture Partner
Six Thirty


Jim Routh
Board Member,
Advisor and Investor & Former CISO
Mass Mutual