We’re excited to unveil our brand new podcast called “On the Record”. On the Record is a podcast series where technology leaders have casual conversations about their challenges, new ventures, or the proverbial “next big thing”. This podcast is hosted and produced by Wizeline, the fastest-growing technology services company out of Latin America, with more than 800 employees across 7 countries.
We just dropped our first full season of episodes covering topics ranging from health tech during COVID-19, innovation in e-payments, starting a business during a pandemic, and much more.
Listen to the first episode where Wizeline’s CEO, Bismarck Lepe, interviews the founders of a new company called Cerby — who just so happens to be Wizeline’s former CTO Vidal Gonzalez and Bismarck’s brother, Belsasar Lepe.
Cerby is a new security company that started in Silicon Valley with operations in Mexico. When asked to explain the need for Cerby, Vidal says:
“Fundamentally, what we’re seeing is how technology enterprise has changed. It used to be that IT teams or procurement teams were responsible for the vast majority of applications, SAAS or otherwise, that we would use daily for tasks.
With the proliferation of SAAS and it just being so easy to download Slack, Asana, etc., it’s increasingly the case that business owners and individual end-users are the ones making critical technology decisions. That’s good because, in theory, people are making better technology decisions, but the downside is it creates a genuine security risk because these end users are not security experts.
When you look at how these applications are introduced into the enterprise, they often aren’t done to observe security best practices. That’s the problem space that we’re focused on. We want to enable the end-user to have the freedom of choice around the applications they’re using daily but also ensure that that freedom doesn’t jeopardize the company’s long-term prospects for data security.”
Bismarck, Vidal, and Belsasar dive deeper into VC pitching during the pandemic, tech talent in Mexico, and what they read every day to stay sharp.