GDS International's Third Next Generation Security Summit Secures an Unprecedented Delegation of Thought Leaders

Oct 29, 2012, 06:03 ET from GDS International

AUSTIN, Texas, October 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

On the 5th to the 7th of December 2012, the Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Austin, Texas, will play host to 65 of North America's most influential security executives as they settle in for two days of exciting, peer led discussions, covering some of the most crucial issues facing the security sector today. Hosted by GDS International, the Next Generation Security US summit (NG Security US) is the most highly anticipated event in the security calendar this year.

GDS International's summits proudly offer a refreshing alternative to the traditional conference format. Incorporating vibrant roundtable discussions, casual working lunches and intimate one-on-one meetings, the event is specifically structured to ensure maximum productivity over the two-and-a-half-days. This year's summit will offer a range of solutions to solve some of the most pressing pain points faced by executives from the security space, with topics ranging from cyber security, mobile security and BYOD, to data loss prevention, threat detection and cloud security.

As with all of GDS International's events, there will be a selection of disruptive thought leaders from a range of verticals in attendance. Some of this year's senior delegation include: Chad Mead, VP Global Operations for Cargill; Manubhai Patel, SVP Security for Citi Group; Mark Othersen, CISO for Hess; Mike Wilson, CISO for McKesson; Curtis Levinson, CSA & Cyber Defense Liason for NATO; and Gary Eppinger, CISO for Supervalu. There will also be a dynamic range of sponsors at the event, with: Verisign, Websense, Kaspersky, TrendMicro, Barracuda and Cybersource on the attendee list.

Dan LoPresto, Director, Information Protection & Privacy at Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation attended the most recent security summit. In his own words: "The Next Generation Security summit is phenomenal, with top-notch presenters and top notch attendees. You have industry leaders and security leaders all coming together to meet in a smaller format than the larger conference, and I'm getting so much out of it - it's been tremendous."

John Johnson, CISO for John Deere, was another delegate in attendance. He said: "It's just an excellent opportunity to meet new people in the industry, to hear their opinions, to see what the trends are that will have an impact on me and my job. I think this has been a great experience."

Heather Briden, NG Security US Delegate Manager for GDS International - the global events company behind the summit - says: "We are really excited about this upcoming event. There will be over 70 C-level and VP-level executives from a range of US Fortune 500 companies in attendance. This year's summit boasts an exceptional program, and I am confident that December's event will really set the benchmark for all other security events in the region. Once again, we are hugely grateful for the expertise and input from all of our session leaders in putting the program together to help set this summit's focused agenda. As the world's business-to-business summits producer, GDS is organizing 60 events in 2013 from a number of different verticals. Our summit's products are truly global and everyone is run to the same exceptional standards."

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