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Val KingCEOWhitehat Virtual Technologies

Val King is the CEO of Whitehat Virtual Technologies which specializes in technology services encompassing security, compliance, virtualization, cloud solutions and managed IT services. He also leads Ascent Portal, a web-based platform assisting small to medium businesses in efficiently managing governance, risk and compliance across more than 50 control frameworks. Based in Austin, Texas, King possesses 25 years of experience in regulated sectors, including finance and health care, having served as a virtual CITO for both a regional bank and hospital system. He's acclaimed for prioritizing user-centric IT operations and advocating collective cybersecurity efforts and is a respected speaker on IT, cybersecurity and leadership, underscoring the significance of end-user experience in tech adoption.