James Hanlon

James Hanlon is a technology and business leader who is currently the Area Vice President for Splunk Security & Observability Advisory in EMEA. 

Responsible for business line GTM strategy, strategic relationships and advisory across our EMEA customers, James and his team, provides cross industry insights & executive strategic, business and advisory services to support our customers security and Observability outcomes & success

James has been with Splunk since 2016, and has led the Security GTM and Sales business for EMEA for the last 6 years, recently extending his remit to lead the Observability business. Prior to Splunk, James held a number of senior leadership roles with global cyber security vendors, managed security services providers and advisory consulting organizations.

James also contributes to the cyber security industry, working part time as mentor and advisor for emerging cyber security businesses. This includes being a mentor for LORCA: the UK cyber security accelerator programme.

As a qualified practitioner, James holds qualifications such as a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Security Testing Associate (CSTA) and a Master Degree (MSc) in Computer Science. James is also certified in Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), Certified Malware Forensics Investigator (CMI) and is a SABSA Security Architect. 

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