Chats on the Road to RSAC 2019 | Solving the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage | With Carmen Marsh of Inteligenca

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By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

It has become an ITSPmagazine tradition to start our RSA Conference coverage with what we call Chats On The Road To RSA Conference. We connect with conference speakers, presenters, panelists and organizers to start the conversation way before anyone else does.

During these conversations, we get a sneak peek into what they are planning to share at the conference as well as a glimpse into their backgrounds and some additional insight on the topics they will discuss.


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Kicking off conference week is “Solving Our Cybersecurity Talent Shortage,” an inaugural seminar from creators Karen Worstell, CEO of W Risk Group and founder of MOJO Maker for Women in Tech, and Elaine Marino, CEO of Equili and founder of LadyCoders. It’s at:

Moscone Center on Monday, March 4, from 8am to 12 noon.

This is a 4-hour seminar that’s divided into 4 different panels with an incredible line-up of panelists from major companies who will share their success stories around diversity and the cybersecurity talent shortage.

On today’s podcast, our guest is Carmen Marsh, CEO and Managing Partner at Inteligenca. She will be the third panel of this session, called The Who: Is This Responsibility Yours, Mine or Ours?

Carmen joins me, Selena Templeton, to give us a sneak peek into what she’ll be bringing to the table in these discussions, including how her experience living and working in four different countries gives her unique insights into the issue of diversity and inclusion, the power of mentoring, and unconscious bias.

In this conversation we touch on:

  • Carmen has lived, worked and studied in 4 different countries and she shares the differences and similarities when it comes to not just a diverse workplace, but also the everyday ‘roles’ of men and women.

  • Whose responsibility is it? And how do we make you, me and us accountable?

  • Unconscious bias  — this lack of diversity, equality and inclusion has nothing to do with cognitive ability (we have equal cognitive ability) but the way we think is different. And we need to see that as an advantage.

  • Not only do we need to teach men different behavior in the workplace, but we also have to teach women different behavior in the workplace, like not having to wait to be asked something or if someone interrupts you to take the conversation back or to be more direct.

  • Marketers and business have spent a lot of time and resources in the last few years to figure out how to effectively marketing to Millennials. How come we still haven’t been able to do this successfully with women or people of color or neurodiverse folks?

  • Maybe we just need to wait for a generational mindset change – out with the old, in with the new.

We can make the workplace a lot more diverse and inclusive by being good mentors.
— Carmen Marsh

Be sure to register for this half-day seminar early, as it is going to fill up fast, and make sure you stay for the whole event as you will have the opportunity to speak to the panelists between sessions for networking/information exchange!

Register here for: Solving Our Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

More info about the seminar:

Join us to listen to our chat with Carmen and remember: We’re better together.


About Carmen Marsh

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Carmen Marsh is the CEO and Managing Partner of Inteligenca, a management consulting company in California, helping companies with the Enterprise Agile Transformations and Cyber Risk Managed Programs. Carmen’s experience comes from leading global teams, projects, programs and companies in high-tech, retail, insurance, and healthcare industries.

Her career started in Silicon Valley, managing Jumbotron implementations for Sony Incorporated, and continued with IT Leadership roles for dot.coms, including established companies such as SRI International, Trimble, USC Norris School of Medicine, and California Medical Association. She has been contributing to the success of companies for 20 years, with her genuine passion for continuous process improvements, coupled with the focus on organizational efficiency and effectiveness. She brings her visionary, forward-focused, resilient, and intuitive business leadership to Inteligenca.

Carmen is a strong advocate for women in cybersecurity and leads the multi-dimensional initiatives encouraging women to join cybersecurity workforce, by educating, empowering, and mentoring. She is also the "Lead Mindfully!" thought leader and in-demand speakers at the global technology conferences.

Find Carmen on LinkedIn and Twitter.