“This event offers our Gazelles more than just getting a foot in the door; it is a forum to showcase what differentiates these companies in a crowded market.
ATLANTA & LAS VEGAS (PRWEB) August 04, 2015
T.E.N., an information technology and security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, has released the pitch schedule for vendor participating in The ISE® Lions’ Den and Jungle Lounge 2015, which will be held from 3-6:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at Vdara Hotel and Spa at Aria in Las Vegas.
During the event, eight emerging security vendors, known as “Gazelles,” will go head-to-head with the ISE® Lions, a panel of leading information security executives who possess a strong interest in new technology to implement within their enterprises. Gazelles are given five minutes to “pitch” a solution along with a five minute Q&A session for a total of ten minutes in front of our ISE® Lions and an audience of potential buyers, partners and investors. The top-rated Gazelle will win a $25,000 prize package including an ISE® Programs sponsorship, the IDC Futurescape Report, briefing sessions with renowned industry experts Charles Kolodgy and Pete Lindstrom, and communications services from ZAG Communications. Two runners-up will receive passes to attend an ISE® Executive Forum and Awards Gala during 2015, valued at $5,000.
Gazelles will present in the following order:
3:15 p.m. ThreatTrack Security
3:30 p.m. TruStar
3:45 p.m. CloudPassage
4:00 p.m. Shape Security
4:15 p.m. LemonFish
4:30 p.m. GuruCul
4:45 p.m. LightCyber
5:00 p.m. SignalSense
The 2015 ISE® Lions include:
Selim Aissi, VP, Global Information Security, Visa
Joe Bennett, Chief Information Security Officer, YP
David Cass, SVP & Chief Information Security Officer, Elsevier
Jamil Farshchi, Chief Information Security Officer, YP
John Graham, Chief Information Security Officer, Jabil
David Hahn, VP, Corporate Information Security and Risk, Hearst Corporation
Stacey Halota, VP, Information Security and Privacy, Graham Holdings
Scott Howitt, SVP, Chief Information Security Officer, MGM Resorts
John Masserini, Chief Security Officer, MIAX Options
Yonesy Nunez, SVP, Information Security Leader – International Business, Wells Fargo
Gazelles will also have a display area in the concurrently running, reception-style Jungle Lounge, which will provide ample opportunities to connect with a diverse group of security executives and professionals, investors, potential partners and other key members of the information security community.
“Gartner predicts the global security market will grow to $155 billion by 2019 making the market hotter than ever, but with new solutions emerging at such a high frequency, it has become incredibly difficult for new, innovative companies to gain direct access to potential buyers,” said T.E.N. CEO and President Marci McCarthy. “This event offers our Gazelles more than just getting a foot in the door; it is a forum to showcase what differentiates these companies in a crowded market. It is also the perfect opportunity for security executives, investors and potential partners to learn more about the industry’s hottest players.”
In order to qualify, gazelles must be within five years of startup and have earned less than $15 million in revenue during the previous 12 months. At minimum, these companies have one product/solution ready for a beta program or first generation product in promotion. For more information or to register, visit http://www.ten-inc.com/ise/lions-den/default.asp.
About The ISE® Lions’ Den & Jungle Lounge
Developed in 2014 by T.E.N., The ISE® Lions’ Den & Jungle Lounge connects emerging information security companies with buyers, investors, and channel partners in an effort to solve business needs for all involved. The event invites these security companies (Gazelles) to face off in The ISE® Lions’ Den against a panel of leading CISOs with tech-heavy backgrounds (ISE® Lions), who have a strong interest in buying new technology to implement within their enterprises. Inside the ISE® Lions’ Den, each Gazelle pitches a solution for the chance to earn the top award of more than 25,000 in prizes. Running concurrently, the Jungle Lounge provides executive guests, investors, channel partners and other security professionals an opportunity to learn more about these emerging companies and network with key members of the information security community. For information, visit http://ten-inc.com/ise/lions-den.asp.
T.E.N., a national technology and security executive networking organization, facilitates peer-to-peer relationships between top executives, industry visionaries and solutions providers. Nominated for numerous industry awards, T.E.N.’s executive leadership programs enable information exchange, collaboration and decision-making. Its flagship program, the nationally-acclaimed Information Security Executive® (ISE®) of the Year Program Series and Awards, is North America’s largest leadership recognition and networking program for security professionals. Other offerings include the ISE® Lions’ Den and Jungle Lounge, T.E.N. Custom Programs and the ISE® Industry Expert Advisory Services, empowering IT solutions providers to gain access to highly credentialed IT business veterans’ expertise. For information, visit http://www.ten-inc.com.