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Barika Pace
Sr Director I
3 years at Gartner
17 years IT Industry

Barika L Pace does research focused on securing emerging technologies and protecting corporate branding for high-tech enterprises. Her research covers threats and disruptions facing, Internet of Things (IoT), cyberphysical systems (CPS), social media, operational technology (OT), coupled with the realities of regulatory changes, privacy, fraud prevention and risk. In addition, through a product management lens, Ms. Pace helps clients identify top talent requirements. Her work focuses on overcoming recruiting challenges, retention, providing insights into diversity, inclusion and recruiting. Her research recognizes that in today's interconnective world protecting customers and brand reputation requires, an increased focus on multiple channels to conduct fraud detection, address cyberphysical security risk, counter threats, and to meet the challenges of increasing regulatory environment through continuous innovation. Also, Ms. Pace's research focuses on helping clients improve customer experience, through effective messaging, communication, and brand management. She helps clients optimize product strategy, and brand positioning. Finally, Ms. Pace enjoys working with tech CEOs, product leaders, product marketing leadership, CMOs, CISOs, digital manufacturing product innovators, security providers, and various clients on organizational and cultural changes needed to remain agile.Read Full Bio

MORE THAN A SIMPLE FIX: HIGH TECH PROVIDERS MUST ADDRESS DIVERSITY IN HIRING TO CURE PRODUCT WOES

by Barika Pace  |  July 1, 2020

Analysis The past week has been peppered with headlines about advertisers boycotting social media platforms for their ineffective handling of hate speech. High tech is itself no stranger to stories of discrimination and bias in product design. Recently, for example, biometric and AI providers have faced comparable news cycles with Massachusetts Institute of Technology finding […]

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Microsoft acquires CyberX: Tech Providers Pay Close Attention to Security

by Barika Pace  |  June 23, 2020

Analysis Last year, we predicted that by the end of 2023, 60% of stand-alone IoT and OT security providers would no longer exist as we know them today. Since that time, there has been a rash of mergers and acquisitions in the IoT/OT/CPS security space. So it was no surprise that Microsoft Azure confirmed its […]

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