EC-Council Hosts SmartCities Event

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EC-Council, creators of the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) course, hosted the New Mexico Technology Council’s event at its Albuquerque, New Mexico location. The event included a panel of IT experts and stakeholders from around the state, moderated by veteran Albuquerque journalist Gene Grant.

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EC-Council has been the world’s leading information security certification body since the launch of their flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

This was an important event for New Mexico. It was timely, informative and necessary.

The New Mexico Technology Council’s Smart Cities event, hosted by information security leader EC-Council, focused on building Smart Cities in New Mexico and included a panel of IT experts and stakeholders from around the state, moderated by veteran Albuquerque journalist Gene Grant. The sold-out event also featured a panel of speakers voicing concerns and ideas for New Mexico’s tech community. The panelists represented a range of perspectives and included Larry Worstell, Former Acting City of Santa Fe and ITT Director and Infrastructure Services Manager; Peter Ambs, CIO, City of Albuquerque; and Bruce Oakeley, Deputy CIO, NMDOT. Eric Lopez, EC-Council’s VP, said, “EC-Council is proud to host the Smart Cities conference and impressed by the leadership and innovation shown by the New Mexico Tech Council.” 

Gene Grant, the “Building Cities of the Future – Insights from our Community CIO’s” panel moderator, said, “I can't express enough how perfect this event was for me not only as a moderator of the panel but as an attendee. This was an important event for New Mexico. It was timely, informative and necessary.”

After the panel presentation, there were four breakout sessions all throughout the EC-Council building presented by speakers from CheckPoint, the City of Las Vegas, AT&T, Deloitte, and the New Mexico Department of Information Security, among others. The breakout sessions focused on information security, sensor technology, IoT, how smart cities can enhance public safety, and other topics. A particularly resonate topic was presented by Michael Sherwood, Director of Technology and Innovation for the City of Las Vegas. Sherwood spoke on the importance of innovation in achieving smart city status and how that model has serviced Las Vegas financially.

The closing presentation was delivered by Denise Lee, Senior Manager, Deloitte Advisory. Lee’s talk, entitled Deloitte’s 360ᵒ Smart City Framework: From Vision to Reality, the true value of attaining smart city status. Lee stressed that, “The result is an urban center that not only leverages technology to improve its own operations, but connects with citizens, business, and non-profits in new ways.”

About EC-Council

EC-Council has been the world’s leading information security certification body since the launch of their flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), which created the ethical hacking industry in 2002. Since the launch of CEH, EC-Council has added industry-leading programs to their portfolio to cover all aspects of information security including EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO), among others. EC-Council Foundation, the non-profit branch of EC-Council, created Global CyberLympics, the world’s first global hacking competition. EC-Council Foundation also hosts a suite of conferences across the US and around the world including Hacker Halted, Global CISO Forum, TakeDownCon, and CISO Summit.

For more information about EC-Council, please see http://www.eccouncil.org.

About New Mexico Technology Council

The New Mexico Technology Council (NMTC) is a member-driven association of businesses, organizations and tech professionals working together to promote the growth and success of New Mexico’s technology business sectors. We believe our technology community is the catalyst for inspiration and leadership that transforms our state into a world-center for business innovation, creative thinking, community involvement and educational support.

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