FRANKFURT, Germany, August 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
On the 1st to the 3rd of October 2012, a leading consortium of 55 C-level executives will settle into the Dolce Bad Nauheim hotel, in Frankfurt, Germany, for two days as they attend GDS International's highly anticipated third GDS International Next Generation Security Summit in Europe.
As the oldest and most well-respected events company in the world, GDS International's award-winning combination of peer-led panel discussions, working lunches, cutting-edge workshops and next-generation solutions are specifically structured provide the forward-thinking executive with a client-focussed platform from which to assess emerging trends that are proving critical to organisational success in 2012 and beyond.
There will be an exceptional line-up of industry heavyweights attending the event, including: Mark McFadyen, Global Head Information Security, RBS; Bryce Boland, CTO Security, UBS; Simon Hales, Group Head Information Security Risk for HSBC; Petri Kuivala, CISO for Nokia; and David Currie, VP Information Security, VISA Europe. In addition to a world-class delegation, there will be a lively mix of established sponsors attending the event, including CSC, Symantec, InfoWatch, Juniper, CSC and Secunia.
Adrian Seccombe from Leading Edge Forum will be Master of Ceremonies for the event. He says: "I am looking forwards to another great networking opportunity, where I intend to discover and understand key issues faced by leading organisations in the Next Generation Security space."
He continues: "This years NG Security summit promises to be a step up on previous summits, but like the Olympics, the quality of the summit ultimately depends upon the participants, so come prepared to question, network, and share. This guarantees we will all be coming back with Gold Medal ideas!"
Indeed, this year's programme has been carefully refined to address a range of key industry issues faced by decision makers in the security sector today, including: Bring your own device (BYOD); people, process, and technology (PPT); advanced persistent threats, cyber security; managed security; and security as a service, to name but a few.
Gavin Egan, Executive Director - Sales, for Verizon Business Security Solutions EMEA was an attendee at last year's summit, and found the gamut of networking opportunities throughout the two-day event to be particularly beneficial. In his own words: "the kind of conversations we want to have, with the organisations we're targeting - these are the people we need to have these conversations with, so this event has absolutely been spot-on."
Conflating this, Ravi Pather, VP EMEA Sales for Voltage Security, said: "I've had some phenomenal meetings. In fact, I've had much more than my 14 meetings because people have asked to see me through talking and networking…I've had two additional meetings like that, so I've got great value for money."
Kieran Crawford, NG Security Summit Director for GDS International, says: I am extremely excited about the upcoming and third NG Security EU Summit, which will bring together the most senior executives in the European enterprise market. Led by The Aberdeen Group and the 55 strong C-level delegation, we will be addressing key challenges that are faced by decision-makers in the sector, including cyber security, BYOD, IT consumerisation, GRC, the evolving threat landscape and data loss. Supported by leading vendors, this year's event promises to surpass last year's, and indeed, all other security events in the region"
For more information, please visit: http://www.ngsecurityeu.com
About GDS International
GDS International is one of the most innovative events and media companies worldwide - and a globally renowned producer of business-to-business summits, conferences, online information and advisory group gatherings. Founded in 1993, GDS International specialises in meeting the B2B marketing needs of our clients. Having a strong presence in mature industrial sectors but a finger on the pulse of emerging markets - as well as up-and-coming B2B business verticals - means we are perfectly placed to capitalise on the exciting developments brought about by the advent of a globalised economy. Our value proposition is simple: we deliver tangible business results from world-class events.
SOURCE GDS International