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Chris Miller

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Chris Miller leads Avanade’s global security practice, with responsibilities for establishing the strategy and roadmap for its security offerings, and working directly with Avanade's global client base to deliver innovative security solutions.

He previously served as the company’s Chief Technology Innovation Officer (CTIO), where he was responsible for Avanade’s technology innovation and incubation function worldwide. As CTIO, he was responsible for leading Avanade’s client-centric innovation agenda, developing and communicating the company’s technology vision both internally and externally, and for supporting all aspects of the company's technology development. From 2010-2015, Chris was Avanade’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), with responsibilities for the leadership, management and implementation of the technology capabilities that powered the company’s people and operations across more than 20 countries. During his time as Avanade CIO, he was recognized by Computerworld magazine as a Premier 100 IT Leader. 

Earlier in his career, Chris spent more than 16 years with Accenture, serving in multiple leadership roles spanning a wide range of technology and consulting functions, culminating with his position as Managing Director. He has a bachelor's of science degree in finance, with minors in mathematics and history, from Indiana University - Kelley School of Business. He also serves as an Advisory Board Member for Konnexe, a technology company that builds specialized social platforms; a Founding Board Member at the University of Washington Information School; and a Board Member at 501 Commons, a Seattle-based group that provides a full range of services to non-profit organizations. 

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5 things you need to do for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Posted on October 4, 2019

Cybersecurity awareness month reminds us that security is a continuous journey, one that needs to be constantly re-evaluated and reimagined.

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Is blockchain the next big thing for cybersecurity?

Posted on September 3, 2019

Chris Miller explains how blockchain can benefit the information security field.

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3 ways modern security drives value to the business

Posted on June 21, 2019

Whether you are looking to improve productivity, modernize operations or deliver a more compelling customer experience, security drives measurable, significant business outcomes.

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5 reasons to simplify your security landscape today

Posted on May 21, 2019

Find out the top 5 reasons security professionals need to take complexity seriously.

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Cloud requires a new approach to security

Posted on April 15, 2019

Whether you’re planning a migration to the cloud or trying to optimize the control of your existing cloud infrastructure, consider the 5 factors in this blog to ensure you’re doing so securely.

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Why modern security begins with ‘people first’

Posted on March 26, 2019

Chris Miller explains why you can’t modernize security without securing your people.

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Why CISO’s need to appreciate the full identity picture in 2019

Posted on January 21, 2019

How Privileged Access Management (PAM) fits into a larger, holistic identity solution.

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The CISO’s new role in making modern IT work

Posted on January 6, 2019

Hear from Chris Miller on how the role of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is an important piece of the modern IT organization.

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A holiday shopping guide for CISO’s: 8 cybersecurity trends in 2019

Posted on December 11, 2018

With the holidays approaching, wouldn’t it be nice to give your CISO some much needed peace of mind? These 8 gift ideas are what your chief of security really wants.

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To keep up with modern security, you need to go cloud

Posted on November 12, 2018

Learn about security challenges in the era of cloud, the forces driving the need for cloud security and what to expect next.

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