Ford Prior

Conversations w/ the gurus of RVA's tech scene, including start-up founders, corporate execs, and world-class engineers.

April Palmer - Sales Professional at the Duckbill Group2022 Data Summit Live - Panel Discussion on Data Privacy & GovernanceMichael Ghaffari - Assistant Director, Software Engineering at UNOSJenne Griffin - CIO at Harris WilliamsCasey Quinlan - Mighty Mouth & Comedy Health AnalystRoundtable Talk On All Things DataColleen Tartow - Director of Engineering at Starburst DataRouz Hashemi - Senior Security Manager, Cyber Resilience and Data Integrity at AccentureTodd Florence - Chief Information Officer of Estes Express LinesSam Portillo - Data Engineer at Ippon TechnologiesRoundtable Talk on Product ManagementDavid Der - Head of Engineering at Spring Oaks CapitalAnkit Mathur - Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer & Chief Product Officer at RoundTripChris Busse - Chief Digital Officer at TerazoMahwish Hamlani - Managing Director at AccentureTech Round UpMarty Rodgers - Senior Managing Director, Market Unit Lead at AccentureBrandon Linton - Enterprise Architect at CarMaxAndrew Miller - Co-Founder & VP of Strategy at Workshop DigitalRyan LaSalle - Managing Director, North America Lead, Security at Accenture
Ryan leads the North America practice for Accenture Security. He is responsible for nurturing the talented teams that bring transformative solutions to better defend and protect our clients. He is also accountable for delivering on our commitment to clients for high-quality, innovative delivery to address their most critical issues.Throughout his entrepreneurial career at Accenture, he has excelled at identifying new areas of opportunity, growth and under-penetrated markets and then driving technology innovation and brand awareness to help our business and our clients reap the benefits. His outcomes have been a result of being able to contribute to and collaborate with many discrete parts of the business – from orchestrating complex sales and framing marketing campaigns to identifying early high value partners and driving joint value propositions to building and leading a high caliber team to outsized results.Innovative: Since 2010, Ryan has been responsible for Accenture’s research and development efforts in Security. He has led the Lab to outsized results including opening new doors in banking, energy and defense & intelligence, partnering with our most strategic clients to substantially grow our account penetration while harvesting critical intellectual property and building strategic relationships with vendor partners.Results Driven: Since 2006, Ryan has consistently contributed knowledge, skills, capabilities and credentials to key wins at strategic clients – with a 5 year track record of over $5M/year in personal sales and over $20M in supported sales.Market Relevant: The thought leadership and research results Ryan has managed drive the core messaging that Accenture's global security practice, CTO and CEO take to market when weighing in on where we are placing our bets in security. Ryan also works closely with Accenture's marketing, media relations and analyst relations teams to increase and improve Accenture's role as a security innovator.
Apr 19 2021
48 mins