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Trend Micro and SBL announced as headline sponsors of Socitm President’s Conference

Socitm is proud to announce its partnership with headline sponsors Trend Micro and SBL, for the first-ever President’s Conference.

The two-day event, taking place on 8 and 9 May at the Hilton Glasgow hotel, will bring together IT and digital professionals from across the UK to explore how public services can be delivered more effectively, ethically and securely.
Experts from Trend Micro, a global leader in security software and solutions, and SBL, the leading public sector framework specialists focusing on cybersecurity, will join a host of technology thought leaders at the conference. As headline sponsors, Trend Micro and SBL will deliver a 20-minute presentation, host a dedicated breakout session and exhibit at the event.
The conference will feature an exciting range of well-informed speakers including: Martin Ferguson, director of policy and research at Socitm; Alexander Holt, head of the Scottish Government's CivTech programme; Bill Buchanan, lead for The Cyber Academy and Edinburgh Napier professor; and Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo, a research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford.
The agenda will feature lightning talks, panel discussions, interactive polling, supplier-led breakouts and case studies, training sessions, specialist workshops, and, of course, plenty of opportunities for networking and socialising.
Nicola Graham, Aberdeenshire Council’s head of ICT, will be inaugurated as Socitm president at the AGM during the conference.
Nigel Bragg, sales and marketing director at Socitm, said: “I’m delighted by Trend Micro and SBL’s enthusiasm and support for the President’s Conference. The support of our sponsors is essential to making this event a real success. The President’s Conference is an important event on the digital calendar, where public sector IT and digital professionals can listen to and take part in thought-provoking discussions on the challenges and opportunities they are experiencing today.”
James Munroe, head of channel sales UK at Trend Micro, said: “We are delighted to be the headline sponsor of the Soctim President’s Conference with our strategic partner SBL. Alliances with key partners like SBL are paramount to Trend Micro and we are very excited about the event. The Soctim conference is a superb forum, this year focusing on digital innovation and automation, two areas that Trend Micro continually strive in. Alongside SBL we can’t wait to participate and contribute to the discussions and debates.”
Colin Williams, director of SBL, said: “We are delighted to be a lead sponsor of the inaugural Socitm President’s Conference alongside our strategic partners Trend Micro. This ground-breaking event will extend even further the scope and reach of the vital leadership Socitm already provide across the public sector IT sphere. Local government organisations and health service providers are creating some of the most imaginative and innovative responses to the challenges and opportunities of our changing world. This conference will be a showcase for the leadership Socitm and its members are demonstrating and, a source of inspiration and learning across our community.”
To register your interest for the event, visit: www.socitm.net/events
There are a few remaining sponsorship opportunities available. Interested companies should contact Ross Jones by email ross.jones@socitm.net without delay.
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About Trend Micro

As a global leader in security, Trend Micro develops innovative security solutions that make the world safe for businesses and consumers to exchange digital information. With over 25 years of security expertise, they have been recognised as a market leader in server security, cloud security, and small business content security Trend Micro solutions protect end users, secure today’s evolving data centre, and protect against sophisticated targeted attacks. Trend deliver top-ranked client, server and cloud-based protection that fits their customers’ and partners’ needs, stops new threats faster, and protects data in physical, virtual and cloud environments.


About SBL

SBL is a vendor independent, enterprise level specialist in the supply of security and software solutions, hardware and professional services including training and consultancy. For more than 30 years SBL has worked in partnership with customers to understand their priorities and provide advice to help them adopt the right solutions to meet their goals. Their commitment to innovation and agility is core to the company philosophy. They embrace the dynamics of the changing market, delivering what their customers need today while anticipating what they will need tomorrow. Since their foundation, they have developed and invested in sophisticated and mature business processes which have been purpose-built to accommodate their customer's needs.