Acceleration Economy is on location at the RSA 2023 cybersecurity conference in San Francisco this week. In this video, Chris Hughes and Rob Wood discuss the value of networking at RSA and other industry conferences.
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00:06 — One of Rob’s favorite things about coming to events like this, whether it’s RSA or Black Hat, is the networking with other security professionals — vendors, practitioners, in government — whoever it is.
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00:40 — Rob encourages anyone who’s going to these kinds of events, no matter their role, to dive in and start conversing with people. Don’t be shy, but, if you are, consider signing up for events, which could help you break through your social anxiety.
01:06 — Chris points out that it’s one thing to have conversations over Zoom or read articles, but having those live conversations prompted by questions like “What are you dealing with in your environment” or “What kind of problems are you tackling?” is really valuable.
01:41 — Rob suggests that you be open and share things about yourself. People will reciprocate. Chris mentions that “you never know who you’re going to bump into here.” It could be venture capitalists (VCs), vendors just starting out or others with great success, or leading industry experts.
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