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Fortinet’s Ken Xie to Lead World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity Cyber Workforce Session at Upcoming Annual Meeting

Fortinet to participate and contribute in gathering of top leaders from politics, business, civil society and academia to shape global, industry and regional agendas

Sunnyvale, Calif. - 22/01/2019

Ken Xie, Founder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO, Fortinet

“We are proud to have been the first cybersecurity company named a founding partner of the World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity. As a member of the Advisory Board, I look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with global leaders from the private and public sectors on our shared commitment to collectively respond to the growing global cybersecurity threat. The continued collaboration and effort also advances Fortinet’s mission to secure the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations in the world.”

News Summary:

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions and the first cybersecurity company named a founding partner of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Centre for Cybersecurity, announced today that Ken Xie will serve as discussion leader for the Centre for Cybersecurity Cyber Workforce session and participate in leading a closed-door Cybersecurity Outlook 2019 briefing session at the upcoming WEF Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland January 22 - 25.

Overview of Fortinet at WEF Annual Meeting

Xie will be a part of the Fortinet delegation in Davos-Klosters where he will participate and contribute to the global dialogue surrounding the cybersecurity workforce of the future as well as Globalization 4.0, a new phase of global cooperation as transformations are changing how individuals, governments and companies relate to each other and the world at large.

Session Details

  • Title: Centre for Cybersecurity – Cyber Workforce Session
  • Discussion leader: Ken Xie, WEF Centre for Cybersecurity Advisory Board member and Founder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO at Fortinet
  • When: January 22, 2019 at 17:30 GMT
  • Where: WEF Annual Meeting, Congress Centre, Room: Centre Hub, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland
  • Objective: To educate Davos participants on challenges related to a lack of a strong and inclusive cybersecurity workforce and to discuss and outline potential solutions to enable both training opportunities and informed boardroom decisions to support the initiative.
  • Title: Centre for Cybersecurity – Cybersecurity Outlook 2019
  • Panelist: Ken Xie, WEF Centre for Cybersecurity Advisory Board member and Founder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO at Fortinet
  • When: January 22, 2019
  • Objective: Provide insights on the cybersecurity outlook for 2019 and discuss the Centre's latest developments and activities.

More about the WEF Annual Meeting

The WEF Annual Meeting is the only yearly gathering that brings together leaders of global society. The heads and members of more than 100 governments, top executives of the 1,000 foremost global companies, leaders of international organizations and relevant non-governmental organizations, the most prominent cultural, societal and thought leaders, and the disruptive voices of the Forum’s Young Global Leaders, Global Shapers and Technology Pioneers come together at the beginning of each year to define priorities and shape global, industry and regional agendas. Participation is by invitation only and reserved for members of the Forum’s communities. The ongoing close collaboration with those communities in cooperation with a Network of Global Future Councils ensures the solution-oriented substance of the Annual Meeting. Numerous initiatives of global importance have been launched in Davos.

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