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Legacy Software Challenges and Risks – EMEA

Andreas Wuchner Group Head IT and Risk Governance at Credit Suisse
Neil Maher Head of IT Operations at HANDD Business Solutions
Jonathan Yaron Chief Executive Officer at Accellion

Join this panel discussion to learn the dramatic challenges and risks companies face when they stay on legacy software.

Business leaders frequently drag their feet when the time comes to upgrade legacy software. They fall back on quick fixes and homegrown workarounds for heavily customized and integrated software solutions to avoid a risky and expensive upgrade. Big technology advances and a heightened threat landscape, however, require businesses to upgrade. Adherence to a “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” mentality could spell disaster.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the risks of staying on legacy systems
  • Know the challenges to overcome when upgrading legacy systems
  • Considerations for choosing the right time to upgrade
  • Best practices on how to upgrade with minimal impact to the business

About The Speakers

Andreas WuchnerAndreas Wuchner is a 25 year global risk management veteran. He is a frequent speaker and presenter on the topic. He is also the co-author of Advancing Cyber Resilience: Principles and Tools for Boards, published by the World Economic Forum. Andreas is currently the Group Head IT and Risk Governance at Credit Suisse in Switzerland.

Neil MaherNeil Maher is the Head of IT Operations at HANDD Business Solutions, bringing 12 years of experience in MFT solutions. Neil provides consulting and MFT solutions to large enterprise, migrating legacy and/or bespoke point solutions into MFT platforms that are current and fit for purpose. Neil trains blue chip customers on file transfer security and configuration best practices. Neil provides advice on integrating modern solutions into networks, flags and advises risks associated with legacy operating systems, networks and file transfer protocols and ciphers.

Jonathan YaronJonathan Yaron was appointed Chairman of Accellion’s board of directors in September 2015 and named CEO in January 2017. He has over 25 years of enterprise software industry experience as well as extensive strategic and operational expertise. Prior to Accellion, Jonathan was Founder, CEO and Chairman of Enigma, a service lifecycle management company, a position he held for 21 years, before selling the business to PTC.

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