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Press Release | Hitachi Systems Security and Hitachi Data Systems team up to launch Data Security Briefing Roadshow across Canada
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Hitachi Systems Security and Hitachi Data Systems team up to launch Data Security Briefing Roadshow across Canada

Briefing events in five Canadian provinces foster knowledge sharing and continuous education about Data Protection and Digital Transformation

Montreal, Canada and Toronto, Canada – October 18, 2016 – Hitachi Systems Security, a global IT security service provider, is proud to announce its first data security briefing roadshow across Canada this fall. In partnership with Hitachi Data Systems Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Systems Security will be hosting educational briefing events during the month of October and November 2016 in seven Canadian cities: Vancouver, British Columbia Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta, Toronto and Ottawa, Ontario, Montreal, Quebec and Halifax, Nova Scotia.

In line with Hitachi Systems Security’s commitment to continuous learning and knowledge sharing, this security briefing roadshow will bring together security professionals and business leaders across the country to find out more about how organizations can leverage and protect their critical data assets to accelerate their growth. Both companies have committed their most experienced and certified resources to speak at the events, Tim McCreight from Hitachi Systems Security and Paul Lewis from Hitachi Data Systems, to offer attendees the necessary depth of knowledge and experience that’s needed to decipher today’s data security jungle.

“Since our first cybersecurity conference in 2011, we’ve been giving customers and partners opportunities to share their experiences and challenges, and learn what they can do every day to better protect their data”, said Ray Georges Chehata, president and CEO of Hitachi Systems Security. “In line with our strategic global growth plan, we’re leveraging the worldwide network of Hitachi Group Companies during this data security briefing roadshow to further educate Canadian businesses about effective data security initiatives.”

“We look forward to partnering with Hitachi Systems Security to deliver this joint initiative for the IT executive community in Canada. For IT leaders embarking on the journey to Digital Transformation having a secure data strategy in place is absolutely critical”, says Paul Lewis, Chief Technology Officer, Hitachi Data Systems Canada.

Tim McCreight, Hitachi Systems Security’s Director of Advisory Services and former Chief Information Security Officer for the Government of Alberta, Canada, will leverage his 30+ years of experience in the security industry to present “It’s all about the Data!”. Thanks to his experience in several executive security positions and his sound knowledge of information security, he will present an intriguing approach for how to protect the most valuable commodity in today’s business environment – our data – and how to help organizations develop and implement an effective information security framework to achieve their goals. Tim has presented as a keynote speaker at conferences across North America on such diverse topics as enterprise risk management, converged security, and implementing enterprise information security programs.

Paul Lewis, Chief Technology Officer at Hitachi Data Systems Canada, will leverage his 20+ years of experience in IT and business strategy to present “Transform Today – Customer Journey to Digital Transformation”. In today’s competitive environment, businesses are challenged to achieve cost savings, improve the customer experience, grow revenues and reach new markets. For IT to remain relevant, a new paradigm is needed to support the rapid pace and new technologies powering the digital enterprise, and to also incorporate traditional, mission-critical IT systems and applications. Paul will outline how a well-defined data strategy based can enable organizations to achieve Digital Transformation. Paul is a frequent speaker at technology and industry events as well as various higher educational institutions across the country on topics ranging from IT leadership to Big Data/Internet of Things.

The security briefing roadshow schedules seven dates in the following cities: Halifax, NS (October 25), Vancouver, BC (November 1), Edmonton, AB (November 2), Calgary, AB (November 3), Ottawa, ON (November 22), Montreal, QC (November 23), Toronto, ON (November 24).


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About Hitachi Systems Security

Hitachi Systems Security is a Global IT Security Service Provider who builds and delivers customized services for monitoring and protecting the most critical and sensitive IT assets in our clients’ infrastructures 24/7. With a relentless focus on risk management, and continuous improvement of our technology and incident response processes, our clients count on us to provide the right solutions for their businesses – quickly, effectively and with expertise beyond the industry standards. Our mission is to make the Internet a safer place for all, to harness the full potential of connecting people and businesses together to build trust relationships that can be the catalyst of worry-free collaboration and limitless innovation. In 2015, Above Security was acquired by Hitachi Systems, Ltd. and rebranded on July 10, 2017, and now operates under the name “Hitachi Systems Security”. | [email protected] | +1 (450) 430-8166


About Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., builds information management and Social Innovation solutions that help businesses succeed and societies be safer, healthier and smarter. We focus on big data that offers real value – what we call the Internet of Things that matter. Our IT infrastructure, analytics, content and cloud solutions and services drive strategic management and analysis of the world’s data. Hitachi Data Systems integrates the best information technology and operational technology from across the Hitachi family of companies to deliver the exceptional insight that business and society need to transform and thrive.

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