Next week I am thrilled to be participating in the sixth edition of Dell Technology Camp, the company’s most widely attended press and analyst event in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. This year’s event is taking place in Paris at the historic Maison Des Polytechniciens, where 100 press, analysts and influencers will have the opportunity to hear from leaders from across the Dell business from end-user computing through to enterprise solutions, software and services, and get a first-hand look at real life Dell end-to-end solutions that help businesses solve critical business issues under four main industry themes: protect, inform, connect, transform.

As the leader of Dell’s Security Products Group, the ‘protect’ theme is of critical importance not only to me but to businesses of every size worldwide. I hear CIOs and business leaders tell me every day that security is a top priority in today’s constantly evolving technology landscape, and it is for this reason that Dell will be hosting a social think tank on this topic. Bringing together a group of industry experts on security for a session of collaboration and dialogue, the “Connected Security” think tank will focus on the new threat matrix exploring what this means and how CIOs and business leaders can practically protect their assets on a day-to-day basis. We’ll seek to inform CIOs about best practices to implement a dynamic Connected Security strategy. 

Why should you attend? There has never been a more critical time in the industry to set security high on the CIO agenda, to explore the real problems and solutions, and take action to protect your data assets—across devices and data centers—against next generation threats. This is evident in the culmination of threats seen from every perimeter, with more than 4 billion malware attacks detected in 2012, 94 billion instances of spam every day and the prediction that by 2014, employee-owned devices will be compromised by malware at two times the rate of corporate-owned devices. Learn how Dell Security’s secure mobile access, next-generation firewalls, identity and access management, and Dell SecureWorks’ managed network services can give you world-class protection against threats from both inside and outside your organization.

We encourage you to participate online via the Livestream broadcast on Oct. 23, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. European Central Time.

We will discuss the toughest security challenges and Dell’s vision to deliver the very best to its customers to defend against the increasingly advanced threat perimeter. The Think Tank agenda also includes: 

  • With cybercrime, malware and compliance, how do you stay competitive, profitable, and productive with virtualization, cloud computing and mobility?
  • Where is the balance between IT’s organizational responsibility and the employee’s freedom to choose?
  • What is true Connected Security and why is it so important today?

Dell Influencers and Industry Leaders:

  • Dr James Heather (Moderator) Senior Lecturer on Security at Surrey University - @drfudgeboy
  • Dr Richard Jones, University of Edinburgh  - @DrRichardJ

Tune into the livestream and join the conversation via #DellSecured on Twitter

In addition, stay tuned for summaries after the event through Direct2Dell and TechPageOne, as well as video highlights on the Dell YouTube and photos on Dell’s Flickr account.