Jennie Vickers, Global Security Influencer of the Year 2021, Consultant to Fortinet
Jennie was named IFSEC Global “Global Influencer of the Year 2021-2022 as announced in November 2021 and in July 2021, held the #1 Spot on the list for Security: Association Figures/Academics/Thought Leaders, in the IFSEC Global influencers in security and fire 2021 Annual Campaign.
The Supreme Global Influencer of the Year Award was decided out of the winners of the five security categories. A final round of judging was undertaken by an independent group of judges.
Now an independent Consultant to Fortinet in New Zealand, Jennie was attracted by Fortinet’s culture, the great New Zealand team and Fortinet's world class fabric of solutions, all of which are focused on “making possible a digital world you can always trust”, with a mission to “secure people, devices, and data everywhere.” Jennie strives to be a trusted source of information in the security space and while she is now described as a LinkedIn Star, Jennie is still a bit proud to have had one of the top 1% most viewed LinkedIn profiles in the World (as measured when they hit 200m members, a few years ago).
20+ years in business building strong, trusting and enduring relationships and, as a lawyer thinking in a truly innovative and creative way, delivering great results by taking a different approach. Jennie connects people with people, ideas with delivery and problems with solutions.
Along with qualifications to practice law in NZ, Australia and UK, Jennie achieved WorldCC (IACCM) Expert Level Certification in SRM Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) in 2015, a subject she remains passionate about. Jennie added a qual in CCMP in 2020 and was made a Fellow in 2020. She has started the World CC CCM Expert Programme and has now added study of Security topics, which are endlessly interesting. Chipping away slowly (very slowly) at a Diploma in Art Appreciation from The Art Institute, Jennie has also added Digital Transformation to her busy schedule.