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Winners announced and awards presented at NetEvents Global IT Summit & charity dinner San Jose, California San Jose, CA, USA. 8 October 2019: The winners of the NetEvents Innovation Awards 2019 – Cloud/Datacenter, IoT & CyberSecurity were announced at the NetEvents Global IT Summit & Awards Dinner at the Hayes Mansion, San Jose, California, USA. These prestigious awards celebrate the year’s most significantly innovative start-ups and established companies in the fast-growing Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud/Datacenter and Cybersecurity arenas. All money raised from the award entry fees is being shared between three charities: Prostate Cancer Research, STEM and UNICEF. This year’s charitable contributions brought the total raised to date to Read more

Keynote Presentation by Ted Ross, Authority on the Cyber Underground Giving a keynote whose sub-title was Turning the Tide: Dragging Criminals out of the Shadows, for Ross, safety was all about trusting no-one and nothing – not even your spouse – and especially not your employee or customer or supply chain logins. We focus on getting data from criminals, he said. Account take-over is the no.1 attack vector, and the theft of credentials the most frequent online criminal activity. From a user perspective, the biggest issue is password re-use. The best defence is to use a password manager, Ross said. He talked about hidden attack surfaces, such as employees at Read more

Keynote presentation This year’s event, hosted by the Hayes Mansion in San Jose, California, USA, opened with a keynote speech from Ravi Chandrasekaran, SVP, Enterprise Networking Business, Cisco, with the theme: The Network is the Business”. Chandrasekaran said that digital is driving disruption, citing Uber, data/entertainment streaming, and others as examples. All industries are disrupting and changing. He said this shift was about connecting users with data and apps, and that the network is fundamental to this. He said the network is growing massively, with 127 new devices connecting to the Internet every second; there will 26b devices connected by 2020. Challenges are that changes to the network ae still Read more

Tech industry gurus, VCs, technology media and analysts from around the world will decide this year’s three hottest Start Ups and three Innovation Leaders San Jose, CA, USA. 24 September 2019: Finalists have been announced for the prestigious NetEvents Innovation Awards 2019 – Cloud/Datacenter, IoT & CyberSecurity. There are six categories: covering both start-up and established companies in three fields: Cloud/Datacenter, Internet of Things (IoT) and Cybersecurity. The awards will be presented at a prestigious gala dinner on Thursday 3rd October 2019 at the NetEvents Global IT Summit in California, USA. All award entry fees are being donated to three charities: Prostate Cancer Research, STEM and UNICEF. To date these Read more

San Jose, CA, USA. 15 August 2019: Entry for the annual NetEvents Innovation Awards is open til the 22nd August 2019. There are six categories: covering both start-up and established companies in three fields: Cloud/Datacenter, IoT and CyberSecurity. In each field the competition is open both to pure-play companies and to closely related market segments – the one condition being that their products or services in 2019 must stand out as being highly innovative or influential. All applications must be received by the entry deadline: 22nd August 2019. The awards will be judged and presented on Thursday 3rd October 2019 at the NetEvents Global IT Summit in San Jose, California, Read more

Keynote presentation: Michael Kagan, Chief Technology Officer, Mellanox Technologies Kagan said that we’re in middle of a networking transformation. “It all started when phones went from being static to mobile. And now it’s something you never leave home without.” Its functions have expanded – and we generate 2x data annually. It’s a resource like oil in the 20th century. As an example, he cited Nokia and its move into GPS navigation systems, and bought Navteq which built a network of traffic sensors. Waze did the same thing of generating mapping data for free by using people’s phones. So it’s about figuring out where the data is and how you can Read more

The first day of the NetEvents IT Spotlight opened with VMware’s EMEA CTO Joe Baguley delivering a keynote speech on the cloud journey and the future of networking and security. He said the VMware vision has been the same for 5-6 years: to deliver any application from any cloud to any device. “We can run on any cloud”, he said, with VMware’s global operating model. Bagley talked about how apps are changing, being split into components and the cloud was a model platform, offering a space for those components to run. “Apps today are smeared across a range of platforms and technologies”, he said. “So from a security perspective, does Read more

This year’s EMEA IT Spotlight in Barcelona – historical and cultural hub, and one of Europe’s leading smart cities The NetEvents EMEA IT Spotlight in Barcelona offers a more tailored, and intimate event, especially focussed across the EMEA region. It provides the opportunity not just to meet  key technology press and analysts, but spend quality time forging media relationships in a relaxed, purposeful atmosphere. Our conference programme, however, is anything but inward-looking. Among our highly global themes we address: the ubiquity of IoT (They’re Everywhere! Managing the Incredible Explosion of IoT and IIoT Devices);  The Global Threat Landscape: How Cyberterrorism Defines Information Security; the worldwide forays into 5G: Forget the Read more

This blog comes from sunny Faro, where the late September warmth was a welcome change for many of the north Europeans in attendance. The event’s focus was: Hot Topics in Networking and CyberSecurity. DAY ONE Round Table I – The Best New Models for Wide-Area Networking and Service Provisioning Introduced & Chaired by Scott Raynovitch, Principal Analyst, Futuriom Panel: Philip Griffiths, Head of EMEA Partnerships, NetFoundry; Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, Ovum; Atchison Frazer, Chief Marketing Officer, Versa The first plenary debate of this spotlight was opened by Scott Raynovitch. Presenting Futuriom’s research, he spoke about the challenges facing the network for cloud applications, and reported that cloud will Read more

NetEvents is poised to deliver an exciting exploration of the cutting edge of enterprise and service provider technology. From the luxury Pine Cliffs Hotel in sunny Faro, Portugal, we can report that press and partners are arriving eager to discuss issues of the day at this exclusive EMEA Press Spotlight, which at this event offers a tight focus on networking and cybersecurity. Among the core topics for discussion at the plenary sessions are new models for wide-area networking and service provisioning; artificial intelligence; new value-added services; and best practices for delivering security to the enterprise. Here to make this event flow. or indeed fly, are press and analysts from the Read more