CASE STUDY REPORT REQUIREMENTS
?Your report should follow an acceptable academic structure for case study reports and include:
1. Article title and authors
2. Summary of the core idea discussed by the authors (max. two pages)
3. Discussion of the following (max. two pages):
1. at least three important points raised by the authors about the problem
2. at least three important arguments/ ideas proposed to address the problem
3. at least three arguments or points where you agree/disagree with the authors with a brief explanation
4. Answers to the three questions below.
5. Refer to Note 2 on page 10 of the article, “Darktrace CEO Crowned Woman of the Year for Technology and Innovation,” www.darktrace.com, November 11, 2020. Referring to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDGS #5) opens in new window, explain why the role of women in information technology is important and how the case can be used in support of SDGS #5?
6. Look at Exhibit 4 Poppy Gustafsson: Awards and recognitions on page 16. Discuss how Poppy Gustafsson could win several awards, and what award is the most significant from your perspective? why?
7. Review Darktraces strategies explained in the case and describe how the company can use the system for competitive advantage.

Introduction:
The following report is a case study analysis of the article “Darktrace CEO Crowned Woman of the Year for Technology and Innovation” published on November 11, 2020, and authored by Darktrace. The report follows an acceptable academic structure for case study reports and includes a summary of the core idea discussed by the authors, a discussion of the important points raised by the authors about the problem and proposed solutions, and answers to specific questions regarding the case study.

Article title and authors:
Title: Darktrace CEO Crowned Woman of the Year for Technology and Innovation
Authors: Darktrace

Summary of the core idea discussed by the authors:
The article highlights the achievements of Poppy Gustafsson, the CEO of Darktrace, a cybersecurity company that uses artificial intelligence to identify and respond to cyber threats in real-time. Poppy Gustafsson was awarded the ‘Woman of the Year for Technology and Innovation’ award in recognition of her leadership and innovation in the field of cybersecurity. The article discusses the importance of women’s roles in information technology and how Poppy Gustafsson’s success can be used in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDGS #5).

Discussion of important points raised by the authors about the problem and proposed solutions:
3.1 Important points raised by the authors about the problem:
i. The lack of gender diversity in the field of technology and the need for women to have equal opportunities and representation.
ii. The importance of leadership and innovation in the cybersecurity industry to respond to evolving cyber threats.
iii. The need for more education and awareness around cybersecurity to prevent and respond to cyber attacks.

3.2 Important arguments/ideas proposed to address the problem:
i. Encouraging and promoting diversity and inclusion in the technology industry through mentorship, education, and outreach programs.
ii. Investing in research and development to create innovative cybersecurity solutions that can adapt to new threats.
iii. Collaborating with other organizations and governments to raise awareness and promote cybersecurity education.

3.3 Arguments or points where you agree/disagree with the authors with a brief explanation:
i. I agree with the authors that promoting diversity and inclusion in the technology industry is important to ensure equal opportunities and representation for all individuals.
ii. I agree with the authors that innovation and leadership are crucial in the cybersecurity industry to respond to evolving cyber threats.
iii. I agree with the authors that more education and awareness around cybersecurity is needed to prevent and respond to cyber attacks.

Answers to the three questions:
i. Why is the role of women in information technology important?
The role of women in information technology is important because it helps to ensure diversity, equality, and innovation in the industry. Women bring unique perspectives and experiences to the table, and their participation can help to create better products and services that are more responsive to diverse needs.
ii. How can the case be used in support of SDGS #5?
SDGS #5 aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. The case of Poppy Gustafsson and Darktrace demonstrates the importance of women’s roles in technology and their ability to lead and innovate in the field. By promoting women’s participation in information technology, we can help to achieve SDGS #5 and empower women to reach their full potential.

iii. What award is the most significant from your perspective? why?
From my perspective, the most significant award from Exhibit 4 is the ‘EY Entrepreneur of the Year UK’ award. This award recognizes Poppy Gustafsson’s leadership and innovation in the cybersecurity industry, and her ability to create a successful and sustainable business model. It demonstrates her impact not only as a woman in technology but as a successful entrepreneur who has made a significant contribution to the industry.

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