A look forward to IP EXPO, Infosecurity Europe and IFSEC International
SecurityNewsDesk takes a look forward to IP EXPO Manchester, Infosecurity Europe and IFSEC International 2016.
IP EXPO Manchester
IP EXPO Manchester kicks off at Manchester Central, Wednesday 18th May for two days encompassing six events: Cloud and Infrastructure, Cyber Security, Data Centre, Data Analytics, DevOps and Unified Communications.
Dame Stella Rimington, former General of MI5, and the real-life inspiration for Dame Judi Dench’s ‘M’ in the James Bond series, will be the opening keynote speaker at this year’s event. With recent headlines consistently featuring cyber attacks and security, as well as the current debate around data privacy and encryption, Dame Stella’s keynote should prove particularly interesting.
“With impending legislation like the Investigatory Powers Bill hitting the news, plus new challenges the global technology industry now faces, such as Apple’s digital privacy battle with the FBI, state security versus the right to privacy is once again at the top of the national agenda,” said Bradley Maule-ffinch, Director of Strategy for IP EXPO Manchester, “We are delighted to welcome Dame Stella Rimington to IP EXPO Manchester 2016, to share her insights.”
Other speakers of note include James Akrigg, Head of Technology for Partners at Microsoft Ltd, Amazon Web Services technical evangelist Ian Massingham, and leading UK tech personality Dr Sue Black OBE.
For more information on the free-to-attend event, go to: www.ipexpomanchester.com
Infosecurity Europe 2016
The 21st edition of Infosecurity Europe 2016, will take place at the Olympia in London, 7-9 June 2016. The show will feature a comprehensive education programme and over 315 exhibitors showcasing a diverse range of products and services.
Last year’s event saw over 12,000 industry professionals attending the show, with more expected this year. The Information Security Europe audience is made up of a diverse range of IT security professionals, from sectors such as: IT Distribution companies; IT Hardware, Software, Manufacturers and Suppliers; Finance/Banking/Insurance professionals; and Government professionals.
A variety of key themes will be addressed on the Keynote Stage, including: ‘securing the connected human’; ‘building cyber resilience in a connected enterprise’; ‘privacy and security in a connected world’; ‘securing the Internet of Things’ and more.
The Information Security Exchange Theatre will provide a forum for visitors to engage with the latest innovations in information security, whilst companies will take to the Technology Showcase Stage to demonstrate their products and solutions.
There will also be the opportunity to build skills during workshop sessions covering a range of topics in a practical and interactive format. Workshops will be held at various times throughout the event.
For more information on the event, visit: www.infosecurityeurope.com
IFSEC International 2016
On the 21-23 June 2016, IFSEC International will take place in the Excel London, UK. This year, the show will offer 50 hours of free training and education, five theatres and more than 80 speakers over the three days.
A variety of experts are set to speak during the event, including the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, Tony Porter, Dr Alison Wakefield Fsyl, Dr Mahesh Saptharishi, CTO, Avigilon, James Kelly, CEO, BSIA and many more.
In a special series for 2016, titled ‘Risk, Drive, Determination – Lessons For Success’, Colonel Tim Collins OBE, Kate Adie, OBE and James Cracknell OBE are to speak on separate days of the show.
New introductions to IFSEC this year are the Physical Perimeter Security Zone and a new Smart Theatre. Accompanying the new theatre will be the Smart Zone, a new central feature focusing on Smart Buildings and Home Automation.
SecurityNewsDesk recently spoke to the team at Paxton Access about this new feature. They told us: “With the introduction of the Smart Zone to the show, a key focus at IFSEC this year will be Smart Buildings and IoT. Paxton has long held a vision of innovation and product diversification so this new area of the exhibition will be of particular interest.”
As always, the exhibitor stands are sure to be the social hub of the event, with the launch of many new products to the industry. One of these new launches is Antrica UK’s new range of 4K, Video Over IP products. “One of which includes a revitalisation of a retro quad spot monitor decoder, dragged kicking and screaming into the future with 4K & IP capabilities,” Carly Litwin, Marketing Manager at Antrica UK told SecurityNewsDesk.
For more information, and full programme guides for IFSEC International, visit: www.ifsec.co.uk.