T.E.N. Announces Gazelle Lineup for the 2018 ISE® Lions' Den & Jungle Lounge

One Gazelle Champion and Two Runners Up to Be Selected at The ISE® Lions' Den and Jungle Lounge on Oct. 11, 2018

T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, announced today the full lineup of Gazelles competing in the upcoming 2018 ISE® Lions’ Den and Jungle Lounge.

The fourth annual event will match a full lineup of 10 emerging security vendors (Gazelles) against a panel of 13 leading CISOs with tech-heavy backgrounds (ISE® Lions) who have a strong interest in new technology. Representatives from each Gazelle company will pitch their solutions in the rapid-fire ISE® Lions’ Den for the chance to win a prize package valued at $10,000. Each of the Gazelles will be 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 ISE® Lions’ Den and Jungle Lounge will take place on Oct. 11, 2018, from 2–6:30 p.m. at Atlanta Tech Village in Atlanta, Georgia, during Atlanta Cyber Week.

The 2018 ISE® Gazelles in order of their scheduled appearance include:

  • RedLock: 2:30–2:40 p.m.
  • Verodin: 2:45–2:55 p.m.
  • Hotshot: 3:00–3:10 p.m.
  • Cyber 2.0: 3:15–3:25 p.m.
  • AttackIQ: 3:30–3:40 p.m.
  • Aporeto: 3:45–3:55 p.m.
  • Remediant: 4:00–4:10 p.m.
  • Armis: 4:15–4:25 p.m.
  • Pharos: 4:30–4:40 p.m.
  • SpyCloud: 4:45–4:55 p.m.

Full descriptions of our Gazelles can be found online: http://ten-inc.com/ise/lions-den/gazelles.asp.

The 2018 Panel of ISE® Lions includes:

  • Phil Agcaoili, SVP & Chief Information Security Officer, Elavon Inc.
  • Joe Bennett, VP & CISO, Hertz Corporation
  • Pete Chronis, SVP, Chief Information Security Officer, Turner Broadcasting System
  • Roland Cloutier, Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer, ADP
  • 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
  • Dr. Yonesy F. Nuñez, SVP/Information Security Leader - Wholesale & International, Wells Fargo
  • 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

More information on our panel of ISE® Lions can be found online: http://ten-inc.com/ise/lions-den/lions.asp.

“The ISE® Lions’ Den and Jungle Lounge offers emerging cybersecurity companies the unique opportunity to share their solutions in front of a panel of the highest tier of cybersecurity executives and compete against one another for the respect that comes with being Gazelle Champion. A market once dominated by just a handful of vendors has become a crucial, growing environment for niche solutions. At The ISE® Lions’ Den, we hope to provide these emerging companies with their moment in the spotlight to jumpstart their company growth, showcase their solutions and cultivate their client base like never before,” said Marci McCarthy, CEO and president of T.E.N.

The ISE® Lions’ Den is held with a concurrent reception-style Jungle Lounge, which features passed hors d’oeuvres, signature top-shelf cocktails 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.