T.E.N. Announces Gazelle Champion of the 2018 ISE® Lions' Den and Jungle Lounge

SpyCloud named the 2018 Gazelle Champion during The ISE® Lions' Den and Jungle Lounge on Thursday, October 11, in Atlanta, Georgia. Armis and Verodin named runners up.

T.E.N., an information technology and security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, named SpyCloud the 2018 Gazelle Champion during The ISE® Lions’ Den and Jungle Lounge on Thursday, October 11, at Atlanta Tech Village during Atlanta Cyber Week

The fourth annual event saw a full lineup of 10 emerging security vendors (Gazelles) against a panel of leading CISOs (ISE® Lions) who have a strong interest in new technology. Representatives from each Gazelle company pitched solutions in the ISE® Lions’ Den for the chance to win a prize package valued at $10,000. Each of the Gazelles were evaluated by the ISE® Lions based on four major criteria: vision; innovation and ability to stand out in a crowded market; traction and foundation for success; and quality of their pitch.

The 2018 ISE® Lions included:

  • Phil Agcaoili, SVP, Product & Security Innovation, Elavon Inc.
  • Joe Bennett, VP & CISO, Hertz Corporation
  • Pete Chronis, SVP, Chief Information Security Officer, Turner Broadcasting System
  • Michael Dierickx, Information Security Officer, Panasonic Avionics
  • Renee Guttmann-Stark, Chief Information Security Officer, Campbell Soup Company
  • Paul Huesken, Chief Information Assurance Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
  • John Masserini, Global CISO, Millicom International Cellular
  • Kevin McKenzie, CISO & VP of Information Technology, Dollar Tree Stores
  • Brian Phillips, VP of Systems and Technology, Macy's
  • Myrna Soto Partner, ForgePoint Capital and Current Active Board Member, CMS Energy and Spirit Airlines
  • Bob Varnadoe, Chief Information Security Officer, NCR

SpyCloud helps businesses of all sizes prevent account takeover attacks by alerting when employee or company assets have been compromised. They accomplish this through their proactive and actionable solutions powered by a world-class team of intelligence analysts.

The ISE® Lions found the product innovative and the pitch extremely effective, ultimately selecting SpyCloud as the Gazelle Champion. As the top-rated Gazelle, SpyCloud won a $10,000 prize package included an ISE® Program Sponsorship; corporate PR/marketing services with The Merritt Group; and a consultation with Baker Donelson, all of which can accelerate their company’s growth and ecosystem. The runners up included Armis with their Agentless Security Platform, which eliminates the IoT security blind spot to protect enterprises from the threat of unmanaged or rogue devices and networks; and Verodin with their Security Implementation Platform (SIP) that provides the evidence needed to measure, manage, improve and communicate security effectiveness.

Other participating Gazelles included: Aporeto, AttackIQ, Cyber 2.0, Hotshot, Pharos, RedLock and Remediant.

“We created the ISE® Lions’ Den & Jungle Lounge to connect emerging companies with buyers, investors and channel partners in an effort to solve business needs for all involved,” said Marci McCarthy, CEO and President of T.E.N. “This year’s Gazelles provided the Lions and the other CISOs in attendance with some amazing pitches for some truly unique and innovative solutions.”

The ISE® Lions’ Den is held with a concurrent reception-style Jungle Lounge, which features passed hors d’oeuvres, signature drinks and space for Gazelles to network with potential customers and investors. Learn more about The ISE® Lions’ Den and Jungle Lounge at http://ten-inc.com/ise/lions-den/default.asp.

About The ISE® Lions’ Den & Jungle Lounge
Developed in 2014 by T.E.N., The ISE® Lions’ Den & Jungle Lounge connects emerging information security companies with buyers, investors and other potential partners in an effort to solve business needs for all involved. The event invites these security companies (Gazelles) to face off in The ISE® Lions’ Den against a panel of leading CISOs with tech-heavy backgrounds (ISE® Lions) who have a strong interest in buying new technology. Inside the den, each Gazelle pitches a solution for the chance to earn the prize package valued at $10,000 in prizes. Running concurrently, the Jungle Lounge provides executive guests, investors, partners and other security professionals an opportunity to learn more about these emerging companies and network with key members of the information security community. For information, visit http://ten-inc.com/ise/lions-den.asp.

About T.E.N.
T.E.N., a national technology and security executive marketing and networking organization, facilitates peer-to-peer relationships between top executives, industry visionaries and solution-providers in the cybersecurity industry. Nominated for numerous industry awards, T.E.N.’s executive leadership programs enable information exchange, collaboration and decision-making opportunities for Information Security Executives and cybersecurity solution providers alike. Its flagship program, the nationally acclaimed Information Security Executive® (ISE®) of the Year Program Series and Awards, is North America’s largest leadership recognition and networking program for security professionals. In addition, T.E.N. offers The ISE® Lions’ Den and Jungle Lounge, wherein emerging cybersecurity companies have the opportunity to showcase their solutions to major security executives in a competitive rapid-fire event. T.E.N. also delivers ISE® Private Dinners across 44 major cities throughout the U.S. and Canada to create even more opportunities for Information Security Executives, professionals and security solution providers to Connect, Collaborate and Celebrate. For information, visit http://www.ten-inc.com.

Source: T.E.N.


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