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Daily Vision - Tuesday 13 November

Created: 14 Nov 2012 • Updated: 19 May 2014
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Keynote Review and Preview

“Protection in a Converging World” was the leading theme in this morning's keynote. From Francis deSouza's opening keynote, focusing on the growing threat vectors, to Greg Day outlining the four stages of Cyber Intelligence, with the help of Time Warner's CISO, Tammy Moskites, the importance of leveraging an information-centric model was emphasized. We also saw the impactful conversation between Steve Morton and Anil Chakravarthy on the power of mobility without vulnerability, specifically around BYOD concepts, and control of private and business information as the fundamental priority in the management of mobile environments. The importance of creating solutions that reflect this convergence was further strengthened by Mike Madison from Deloitte, a first-time Platinum sponsor at Vision. Lastly, Simon Holland, from Intel, showed the fascinating new development in the Ultra Book, with protection from Symantec embedded in the device.

Tomorrow, the focus shifts to the Data Centre—with insights into how you can improve data availability, control data explosion and address new data governance challenges as your traditional data centre, private cloud and public cloud environments converge. Wednesday’s keynote will also feature an appearance by Symantec’s new President and CEO Steve Bennett.

Important Travel Information for Wednesday 14 November

It has been confirmed that a general strike will take place in Spain tomorrow. We are expecting the strike activity to effect central Barcelona rather than the area around the CCIB, however, public transport will not be working and flights may be disrupted. We are offering support with transfers to and from the CCIB with 4 different bus routes from all official Vision hotels starting at 8am. Please check the detailed transport plan below or contact the Vision conference service desk for details.

Discover the Power of Content

Continue your conference experience today by attending breakouts, labs and optional certification courses. An especially popular choice is the self-paced lab, where you’ll learn and explore Symantec technology at your own pace and on your own schedule. Find this lab in Room 118 on Floor P1 of the CCIB. Sign Up for Free Certification Exams – seats are still available.

The keynotes and power sessions will also be available to view via Best of Vision On Demand, so have your co-workers back home log in and join us live online. You can also use this great resource to:

  • Collect additional technical information from sponsors and Symantec groups
  • Check out videos from the most popular sessions
  • Download Symantec presentations and other materials
  • Discover the Power of Readiness

We’re recruiting all security experts worldwide for an interactive CYBER READINESS CHALLENGE COMPETITION. On Wednesday afternoon, IT security experts will test their skills and knowledge in exciting scenarios inspired by real-life situations. Join us Wednesday from 15:45 - 20:00 in Room 211/212 on Floor P2 of the CCIB. You can win prizes and gain points, PLUS the best players from the worldwide events will be invited to the Cyber Readiness Championship! Register and learn more.