GDS International's Third Next Generation Security Summit Secures an Unprecedented Delegation of Thought Leaders

     GDS International's Third Next Generation Security Summit Secures an
                 Unprecedented Delegation of Thought Leaders

  PR Newswire

  AUSTIN, Texas, October 29, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas, October 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

On the 5 ^th to the 7 ^th of December 2012, the Barton Creek Resort & Spa,
Austin, Texas, will play host to 65 of North America's most influential
security executives as they settle in for two days of exciting, peer led
discussions, covering some of the most crucial issues facing the security
sector today. Hosted by GDS International , the Next Generation Security US
summit (NG Security US) is the most highly anticipated event in the security
calendar this year.

GDS International's summits proudly offer a refreshing alternative to the
traditional conference format. Incorporating vibrant roundtable discussions,
casual working lunches and intimate one-on-one meetings, the event is
specifically structured to ensure maximum productivity over the
two-and-a-half-days. This year's summit will offer a range of solutions to
solve some of the most pressing pain points faced by executives from the
security space, with topics ranging from cyber security, mobile security and
BYOD, to data loss prevention, threat detection and cloud security.

As with all of GDS International's events, there will be a selection of
disruptive thought leaders from a range of verticals in attendance. Some of
this year's senior delegation include: Chad Mead, VP Global Operations for
Cargill; Manubhai Patel, SVP Security for Citi Group; Mark Othersen, CISO for
Hess; Mike Wilson, CISO for McKesson; Curtis Levinson, CSA & Cyber Defense
Liason for NATO; and Gary Eppinger, CISO for Supervalu. There will also be a
dynamic range of sponsors at the event, with: Verisign, Websense, Kaspersky,
TrendMicro, Barracuda and Cybersource on the attendee list.

Dan LoPresto, Director, Information Protection & Privacy at Marriott Vacations
Worldwide Corporation attended the most recent security summit. In his own
words: "The Next Generation Security summit is phenomenal, with top-notch
presenters and top notch attendees. You have industry leaders and security
leaders all coming together to meet in a smaller format than the larger
conference, and I'm getting so much out of it - it's been tremendous."

John Johnson, CISO for John Deere, was another delegate in attendance. He
said: "It's just an excellent opportunity to meet new people in the industry,
to hear their opinions, to see what the trends are that will have an impact on
me and my job. I think this has been a great experience."

Heather Briden, NG Security US Delegate Manager for GDS International - the
global events company behind the summit - says: "We are really excited about
this upcoming event. There will be over 70 C-level and VP-level executives
from a range of US Fortune 500 companies in attendance. This year's summit
boasts an exceptional program, and I am confident that December's event will
really set the benchmark for all other security events in the region. Once
again, we are hugely grateful for the expertise and input from all of our
session leaders in putting the program together to help set this summit's
focused agenda. As the world's business-to-business summits producer, GDS is
organizing 60 events in 2013 from a number of different verticals. Our
summit's products are truly global and everyone is run to the same exceptional

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About GDS International

GDS International is one of the most innovative events and media companies
worldwide - and a globally renowned producer of business-to-business summits,
conferences, online information and advisory group gatherings. Founded in
1993, GDS International specializes in meeting the B2B marketing needs of our
clients. Having a strong presence in mature industrial sectors but a finger on
the pulse of emerging markets - as well as up-and-coming B2B business
verticals - means we are perfectly placed to capitalize on the exciting
developments brought about by the advent of a globalized economy. Our value
proposition is simple: we deliver tangible business results from world-class

Contact:Kimberley Hogarth
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