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Symantec Spotlight Sydney

Join Symantec in Singapore for
RSA Conference Asia Pacific and Japan 2017

As the diamond sponsor at RSA Conference Asia Pacific and Japan 2017, join Symantec at Booth D3 to see how we are Securing the Cloud Generation.

Hear our Keynote, Hugh Thompson, Chief Technology Officer, Symantec present on Radical Innovation: Revolutionizing the Future of Cyber Security on July 26 at 3:40PM – 4:00PM.

Visit Symantec at Booth D3 to meet with our security experts, threat researchers and executives to discuss the latest techniques and developments in the threat landscape.

Featured Speakers

Hugh Thompson

Hugh Thompson

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Hugh Thompson has more than a decade of experience creating methodologies that help organizations build demonstrably more secure systems. He joined Blue Coat in 2012, and was named CTO of Symantec after the acquisition of Blue Coat in August 2016.

Thompson has co-authored three books, written more than 80 academic and industrial publications on security, and been interviewed by top news organizations including the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, Financial Times, Washington Post, and others.

In 2006, Thompson was named one of the “Top 5 Most Influential Thinkers in IT Security” by SC Magazine and has, for the past several years, served as the program committee chairman for RSA Conference, guiding the technical content the world’s largest information security gathering. He also sits on the Editorial Board of IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine, and is an adjunct professor at Columbia University in New York.

Thompson holds a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Ilias Chantzos

Ilias Chantzos

Senior Director, Symantec Government Affairs
EMEA & APJ, Global CIP and Privacy Advisor

Ilias Chantzos is Senior Director of Symantec’s Government Affairs programmes for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific Japan (APJ). He is also the Global Advisor for Critical Infrastructure and Data Protection. Chantzos represents Symantec before government bodies, national authorities and international organisations advising on public policy issues with particular regard to IT security and privacy

Before joining Symantec in 2004, Chantzos worked as legal and policy officer in the Directorate General Information Society of the European Commission focusing on information security policy. He covered the Council of Europe Cybercrime Convention and the Framework Decision on Attacks against Information Systems. In addition, he worked on a number of EU legislative initiatives relevant to information society and security, including directives on Privacy on Electronic Communications, the Data Retention Directive and the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA). He also represented the European Commission in various international debates and conferences.

Chantzos holds a law degree from the Aristotle University, an Erasmus degree from the University of Limburg, a Master degree in Computers and Communication Law from Queen Mary College, University of London and a Master in Business Administration from Solvay Business School. He has also completed executive education at the JFK School of Government in Harvard. Chantzos is member of the Athens Bar Association. He served as Chairman of the Executive Board of TechAmerica Europe. He also served for four terms as Chairman of the European Policy Council of Business Software Alliance (BSA). He is appointed member of the Permanent Stakeholders Group of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) and at Europol’s European Cybercrime Center (EC3) Advisory Board. He also represents Symantec at the NATO Industry Cooperation Platform. Chantzos is a member of the Young Global Leaders 2014 class of the World Economic Forum. He speaks Greek, English, Dutch and German.

Nick Savvides

Nick Savvides

Manager, Cyber-Security Strategy,
Asia-Pacific & Japan

Nick Savvides is responsible for Symantec’s Cyber Security Strategy across Asia Pacific and Japan. In this role, Savvides’ charter is to provide local market insights that influence global strategic planning and product development. Savvides works also with organisations and governments to develop their cyber security strategies and solve complex business problems. He has worked on some of the largest business information security projects in Australia, affecting the way many Australian’s interact with their employers, banks and governments.

An information security expert, with more than 20 years’ experience, Savvides has spent the last 11 years at Symantec in various product and sales engineering roles. He has presented at more than 60 conferences, contributed to many high profile panel discussions and regularly appears in the media on cyber security related topics.

Prior to joining Symantec, Savvides worked for The University of Melbourne in various IT related roles. Most notably, Savvides managed the computing technologies at the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computing and was responsible for developing nuclear microprobe analysis and diagnostic tools.

Savvides is an active member of the IT Security community and a member of a number of industry bodies. He is a Science graduate of The University of Melbourne majoring in Physics and Computer Science.

Symantec Sessions

Symantec Keynote

Title Radical Innovation: Revolutionizing the Future of Cyber Security
Date & Time Wednesday July 26, 3:40PM – 4:00PM
Location Roselle Simpor Ballroom, Level 4
Speaker Hugh Thompson, Chief Technology Officer, Symantec
Abstract Cyber Security is a young discipline that has been forced to mature quickly. We must look at models from other dynamic fields and embed innovation into the very heart of the way we work. Join this unique session for an inspiring look at the evolution of other disciplines and discover what our industry can and must become to embrace the opportunities of today and get ahead of the attacks of tomorrow.

Symantec Track Session

Title General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR – The impact of doing business in Asia
Date & Time Thursday July 27, 4:35PM – 5:25PM
Location Orchid Ballroom 4303
Speaker Ilias Chantzos, Senior Director Government Affairs EMEA & APJ, Symantec
Abstract Ilias will explain the regulatory requirements arising from the new EU privacy law standard, the General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR. He will discuss what this means for companies based in APJ. He will explain the investments and compliance steps they need to consider in order to comply with this new data security and privacy Regulation having a global impact in all industry sectors.

Symantec Demo Session

Title Information Centric Security - How to drive automated protection of information to control access and usage even when it leaves your borders
Date & Time Thursday July 27, 11:30AM – 11:50AM
Location Exhibit Hall
Speaker Nick Savvides, Manager, Cyber-Security Strategy, Asia-Pacific & Japan
Abstract Traditional approaches to data protection have started to hit their limits in a cloud first world, while regulators are expecting to organisations to protect their data even outside of their borders. To address this, Symantec has worked to take a new approach to data protection, where data is protected and instrumented even when it is outside your environment, existing on unmanaged systems, accessed over uncontrolled networks and used by external users. This is achieved by combining leading Symantec’s world leading DLP technology with CloudSOC CASB, VIP Authentication and PGP Encryption to deliver a unique and unrivalled data loss protection and prevention capability that is transparent to users.

RSA Conference 2017 Floor Map

RSA Conference 2017 Floor Map

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Visit Symantec booth D3 at the RSA Conference Asia Pacific and Japan from July 26-28 for applicable terms and conditions.

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For more information on Symantec’s presence at RSA Conference 2017 Asia Pacific and Japan, please contact:

Cindy Fung

(65) 6427 3419