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Technology & Entrepreneur Roundtable: The Business Value of Security | 2006-Oct-12

WNG Technology & Entrepreneur Roundtable Seminar

"Getting to Ka-Ching: How Security Can Drive Profits, Productivity, and Performance"


News Release: October 12, 2006

On Thursday, October 12, 2006, the Washington Network Group convened a joint Technology and Entrepreneur Roundtable seminar to consider the business value of security. Our panel of experts included senior executives from Intel Corporation, Lockheed Martin Information Technology, and Trust Digital, and was moderated by noted security expert Jackie Bassett (see below for details).

Our event sponsor was Reflex Security, Inc.

The seminar was attended by approximately 35 people. Registrations included: • Acumen Solutions, Inc. • Booz Allen Hamilton • Broadband Power International • BT Industrials Inc • Business Objects • CA • CherryRoad Technologies • Cooley Godward Kronish LLP • Connexio • Cryst and Associates • Design Alliance Inc. • e-angel • EF Johnson • Grant Thornton • HireStrategy • IEEE-USA • Ignite Communications • Intel Corporation • KeystoneTech Group • Lincoln Group • Lockheed Martin IT • Paloma Systems, Inc • Reflex Security, Inc • Ross Financial Services, Inc. • SecureIT • SecureOSS • Sipper Holdings • The Chancellor Group • Trust Digital • TWD & Associates, Inc • VIRTUAL In-House Counsel, PLLC • WR Systems, Ltd • and more...

This event was held at the Georgetown University Center for Professional Development in Arlington/Clarendon, Virginia.

Special thanks to Angela Sanders, Program Manager at the Center for Professional Development, for making this event possible! If you would like to learn more the Center and its programs, contact Angela via email or phone: 202-687-8128.

Questions: Contact the WNG Office




Our Original Invitation:

Getting to Ka-Ching:

How Security Can Drive Profits, Productivity, and Performance


Thursday, October 12, 2006

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Georgetown University
Center for Professional Development

3101 Wilson Boulevard - Suite 200
Arlington/Clarendon, Virginia 22201

Lite food and refreshments provided

Please join the Washington Network Group when we convene our a joint WNG Technology and Entrepreneur Roundtable seminar on Thursday, October 12!

Panel Speakers:

   • Jackie Bassett - BT Industrials Inc., CEO (moderator)
   • Randy Bachman - Lockheed Martin, Information Security Expert
   • Darrell Boyd - Intel Corporation, Business Development Manager, Public Sector
   • Sharon Payne - Trust Digital, Director, Government Business Development

Seminar Topic: Getting to Ka-Ching: How Security Can Drive Profits, Productivity, and Performance. In this dynamic, interactive seminar, Jackie Bassett will introduce you to the Business Value of Security. Attendees will learn how to: Discover what every CEO and CFO is really looking for from their investment in security and how you can help make that happen - whether you're a CSO or IT Professional or a vendor. Hear the true behind-the-scenes stories of Netscreen, a Silicon Valley start-up that was acquired for $4 Billion dollars grew based on the compelling business value of security and not features. Ask Sharon Payne how Trust Digital, a start-up in McLean, Virginia, won the Department of Veterans Affairs opportunity based on the business case. Listen to a virtualization expert from Intel, Darrell Boyd, on how Disaster Recovery is driving new business for companies today. Learn from a Security expert at Lockheed Martin, Randy Bachman, what security technologies are still needed based on his work on the HoneyNet Project.

Our Seminar Leader: Jackie Bassett is CEO of BT Industrials Inc. a security consulting firm based in the Washington D.C. area. Bassett helps CEOs and chief security officers of global 500 companies integrate security into their business strategies and processes. She is a published author and Subject Matter Expert on how security can improve profits, productivity and performance in any company. She is a regular contributor in noted publications such as the Institute of IT Auditors, Accounting World and SecurityInfoWatch's Security & Technology Design Magazine. She is also author of the book "So You Built It and They Didn't Come. Now What?". See Jackie's full bio.

Entrepreneur Roundtable: The WNG addresses the needs of entrepreneurial leaders in emerging companies through its Entrepreneur Roundtable.

Technology Roundtable: The WNG addresses the needs of industry leaders in the technologies industry through its Technology Roundtable.

Event Sponsor: The WNG is proud to have as its event sponsor Reflex Security, Inc. - the Top Performing IPS, Winning SC Magazine's 2006 Group Test for Best IPS of Leading Vendors:

Supporting Organizations: The WNG is proud to have the support of the following organizations: The Georgetown University Center for Professional Development and School of Continuing Studies, e-angel - Open Technology Solution Center, and Connexio LLC - An Innovation Search Firm.

About Sponsorship: To learn about WNG sponsorship opportunities: click here.


Who Should Attend: Corporate executives, emerging company and start-up entrepreneurs; innovators of every type; government contractors; legal, audit, and consulting professionals supporting business entrepreneurs; media, marketing communications, and sales professionals. This seminar presents an excellent opportunity for business executives to gather and exchange knowledge on topics of importance to their business and professional success. Additionally, time is provided for participants to network and develop new business relationships in an informal and relaxed environment - so bring plenty of business cards!

Our Venue: Our October 12 event takes place at Georgetown University's Center for Professional Development in Arlington/Clarendon, Virginia,located at 3101 Wilson Boulevard - directly across the street from the Clarendon Metro station (Orange line). Building parking is available. Street parking is available - bring quarters.


Registration Fees:

   WNG Members: $25 advance registration (payment online)
   Non-Members: $40 advance registration (payment online)
   On-site: $5 surcharge at the door (even if you registered online, but did not pay online)


Cancellation Policy: WNG 48-Hour Cancellation Policy applies to this event: click here.


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