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Fortinet’s Founder and CEO Ken Xie to Offer Cybersecurity Insights at Upcoming World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2019

Xie to Offer Strategic Insights as Part of The Internet of Things: Risks and Opportunities in Critical Infrastructure Sectors and Managing Cyber-Risks: Equipping CEOs Event Sessions

Sunnyvale, California - 26 июня 2019 года

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

"The future growth potential of businesses depend on the wellbeing of the global environmental and social landscapes in which they operate. Economic loss due to cybercrime is predicted to reach $3 trillion by 2020, and 74 percent of the world’s businesses can expect to be hacked in the coming year. I look forward to contributing in this gathering of top leaders from politics, business, civil society and academia with the hope of tapping into the collective ideas and power to mobilize the capabilities of a global network to enhance international security.”

News Summary:

Fortinet®, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions and the first cybersecurity company named a founding partner of the World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity, today announced that Ken Xie will offer strategic insights as a discussion leader for The Internet of Things: Risks and Opportunities in Critical Infrastructure Sectors and as an expert contributor in the Managing Cyber-Risks: Equipping CEOs sessions at the upcoming World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, People’s Republic of China July 1 – 3.

Overview of Fortinet at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions

At the Annual Meeting of the New Champions, the World Economic Forum engages leaders, such as Xie and Fortinet, who have the vision and values to shape the future. In addition to Xie’s leadership in the two sessions, Fortinet will continue discussions and efforts to close the cybersecurity skills gap and contribute to the global dialogue surrounding the cybersecurity workforce of the future.

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions Session Details

  • Title: The Internet of Things: Risks and Opportunities in Critical Infrastructure Sectors
  • When: Monday, July 1 at 3:30pm
  • Discussion leader: Ken Xie, WEF Centre for Cybersecurity Advisory Board member and Founder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO at Fortinet
  • Description: According to a recent IDC study, the worldwide spending on IoT technologies is estimated to reach $1.2 trillion by 2020, with a significant portion in the electricity and mobility industries. As smart cities, homes and grids hold tremendous opportunities to increase operational efficiency and consumer experience, inherent cybersecurity risks can propel unintended consequences and significantly erode the trust in these technologies. The aim of this session is to convey diverse perspectives on the opportunities, challenges, and solutions related to the deployment of IoT and IIoT technologies.

Session Details

  • Title: Managing Cyber-Risks: Equipping CEOs
  • When: Tuesday, July 2 at 9am 
  • Expert Contributor: Ken Xie, WEF Centre for Cybersecurity Advisory Board member and Founder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO at Fortinet
  • Description: Increased connectivity and data-driven business models put cybersecurity on the agenda of C-suites and boards. This session will explore how business leaders can integrate cybersecurity more effectively into their strategic planning. The objective of this session is to give C-suite executives actionable insights and tools to prepare for, respond to, and mitigate cybersecurity risks. 

More about the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions

Globalization 4.0 represents fundamental changes in the global economy that are reshaping companies, communities and countries at an unprecedented speed and scale. These changes are driven by environmental challenges, regional competition, economic disparities and technological disruption. They, in turn, require different forms of leadership and collaboration adapted to this new era of globalization. Platform strategies and systems leadership are key business concepts behind the sweeping technological changes propelling the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Leadership 4.0 requires an understanding of how new champions that are gaining economic influence are disrupting and transforming current industry models. To this end, the Annual Meeting of the New Champions is designed as the foremost global summit on innovation and entrepreneurship with more than 1,500 participants, 100 working sessions and community activities, along with the opportunity to engage in several new Forum initiatives.


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