Amphion Forum Chicago Brings Together Intellectuals from Academia, Government and Business to Discuss the Explosion of Connected Devices, Their Security and the Emerging Trillion-Dollar Device Economy
San Francisco, CA – June 02, 2011
Mocana, a company that focuses on smart device security, today announced the second iteration of the groundbreaking Amphion Forum (
http://www.amphionforum.com). The event, hosted jointly with Symantec and Codenomicon, will be held in Chicago on June 14, 2011 in conjunction with the Connected World Conference. The exclusive, invitation-only executive breakfast and roundtable hopes to foster discussions among the best and brightest in the device space about the opportunities – and threats - presented by the unprecedented proliferation of connected devices.
Interested individuals can see the agenda and request an invitation at
http://www.amphionforum.com. As part of a special offer from Connected World, people that register for Amphion Forum will also receive a complimentary full conference pass to the Connected World Conference in Chicago, a $1300 value.
The Amphion Forum was founded to provide a venue for stakeholders in the smart device economy to share solutions and forge a clear direction for the future of the “Internet of Things”. Event organizers hope fostering a “World Economic Forum-type” environment where big thinkers can share ideas for solving some of the most pressing problems facing the global device infrastructure, will result in better medical electronics, increased energy security and safer industrial automation.
“We live in a world where connected devices outnumber PC’s by at least five to one, and that gap is widening fast. Still, virtually all of these devices are fielded with less security than a home PC,” said Adrian Turner, CEO, Mocana. “We don’t have a lot of time to fix this. Our industry needs to work together to set an agenda, and the Amphion Forum is the only event that brings together the experts and veterans needed from all different industries that can get this done.”
Event attendees will engage in interactive sessions that explore the most compelling ideas for realizing the potential of the "Internet of Things.” Some of the luminaries and iconoclasts that will participate in the Amphion Forum in Chicago include Major General James D. Bryan, U.S. Army (ret'd); Paul Livesay, VP, Technology at Symantec, Pranav Mehta, CTO Embedded & Communications Group of Intel; Bob Dolin, VP and CTO of Echelon; and Nico Popp, VP Product Development of Symantec, among others.
“With the number of smart devices exploding and bandwidth soaring, there is a need to help organizations in all industries align smart device technology capabilities with organizational objectives,” said Mark Bregman, chief technology officer, Symantec. “The Amphion Forum helps initiate critical conversations about security and how organizations can confidently embrace smart device technology today regardless of device or platform. Now is the time to address smart device security head-on.”
“Amphion is where it all comes together. While other conferences focus on smartphones and tablets, Amphion takes the long view, and is working to solve problems in a holistic way that can be applied across device types, from phones to drones to printers to factory machinery,” said Codenomicon CTO Ari Takanen.
The Amphion Forum is free of charge, but seating is limited. To request an invitation visit:
http://www.amphionforum.com. For more information on the nearby Connected World event, please visit:
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Hotel Allegro: 171 W. Randolph Street Chicago, IL 60601
Mocana is developing the industry's only device-independent Smart Device Security platform that secures all aspects of IP addressable devices as well as the information, applications and services that run on them. Mocana's solutions dramatically increase confidence, trust and compliance among OEMs, service providers and their customers. Every day, millions of people use products sold by over 150 companies that leverage Mocana's Device Security solutions, including Cisco, Honeywell, Dell, General Electric, General Dynamics, Avaya and Harris, among others. Mocana recently won Frost & Sullivan's Technology Innovation of the Year award for Device Security, and was named to the Red Herring Global 100 as one of the "top 100 privately-held technology companies in the world".
For Immediate Release