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Women in Security

Our Solution: HPE Enterprise DevOps Operating Model

Harvard Business School Leadership Programme. This is where I learned about strategy. Working with Harvard Professors there was two key things I learned. First, what strategy is, three basic elements: Objective=End goals; Scope=Domain; Competitive Advantage=Means. These three areas you have to get very clear, so you have a full understanding of the state of play. The second thing I learned is to have passion for customers. This involves thinking on behalf of customers or having their long-term goals and perspective in mind and also responding to customers quickly. Though this doesn’t have to be providing an immediate answer, but acknowledging their question and keeping them informed as you undertake to provide it to them. I am involved with mentoring, including mentoring many women in IT. I mentor not just HPE personnel but also external women in IT across the world, and this is both formal and informal. Mentorship is a bi-directional relationship. People often say: find a mentor so you can excel. I always believe when you excel, you will find a mentor because people like to invest in people with future potential. In my early career, I decided to follow people with integrity, competency and energy regardless of their level or title. That was the best decision I have ever made in my career. Those people I called mentors made me who I am today. I had a very unusual career change, many years ago, while I was at College, I did five years professional modelling and so I wrote a paper on Linkedin, ‘My Journey from a Fashion Model to a Chief Technologist’ to provide insight and my personal experience for those who transition into technology from other careers. I am very fortunate to be mentored by many senior leaders and this helps get guidance on my own career aspirations. One valuable lesson I learned from my mentors is the bigger the challenges, the bigger the opportunity, the bigger

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the learning. As long as I’m learning and I will always welcome the next challenge. As it happens, as at September 1, 2017 HPE Software will formally transition to be Micro Focus. I’m looking forward to this business challenge and the opportunities the transition brings. Kan Tang, CTO, HPE Software Services WW DevOps As a DevOps CTO of Software Services, Kan is responsible for the strategy of the DevOps in HPE Software Services through a deep understanding of customers’ challenges and business requirements, the market, the industry trend, competitive landscape, HPE & HPE Software strategy and software services portfolios. She contributes to thought leadership vs. internal and external presentations, webinars, blogs, and social media. She actively participates and represents HPE in HPE-sponsored and industry events. She has won many awards such as “Distinguished SE” Award, GM CIO Supplier Award, Global Diversity Pacesetter Award Nominee, Outstanding Contribution to Disney NGE Award, One PS Award worldwide winner, Debut of the Year worldwide winner, world-wide Leadership Star Award, Innovators at Heart and many Client Service Awards. She also won several innovation awards at HP TechCon. She was invited as a guest speaker at Korean CIO Forum for DevOps in 2016 and Keynote Speaker of Secure DevOps in Australia Government Summit in 2017. She graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering, and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, US. She recently graduated from Harvard Business Leadership Program. She was a musician and a track & field athlete. She is interested in IoT, 3D printing, Forensic Science, Media & Entertainment and psychology. She enjoys reading, writing, teaching, sports and activities to support women in technology.

Asia Pacific Security Magazine, Sept/Oct 2017  

The Asia Pacific Security Magazine is published bi-monthly and features news, articles and promotes partner events from across the region. F...

Asia Pacific Security Magazine, Sept/Oct 2017  

The Asia Pacific Security Magazine is published bi-monthly and features news, articles and promotes partner events from across the region. F...