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T.E.N. Announces Gazelle Champion of the 2019 ISE® Lions’ Den and Jungle Lounge

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September 26, 2019

T.E.N. Announces Gazelle Champion of the 2019 ISE® Lions’ Den and Jungle Lounge

Evident ID named the 2019 Gazelle Champion during The ISE® Lions’ Den and Jungle Lounge on Wednesday, September 25, in Atlanta, Georgia. XM Cyber named runner up.

 T.E.N., an information technology and security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, named Evident ID the 2019 Gazelle Champion during The ISE® Lions’ Den and Jungle Lounge on Wednesday, September 25, at Atlanta Tech Village.

The fifth annual event saw a lineup of four emerging security vendors (Gazelles) against a panel of leading CISOs (ISE® Lions), who have a strong interest in new technology. Representatives from each Gazelle company pitched solutions in the ISE® Lions’ Den for the chance to win a prize package valued at $10,000. Each of the Gazelles was evaluated by the ISE® Lions, based on four major criteria: vision; innovation and ability to stand out in a crowded market; traction and foundation for success; and quality of their pitch.

The 2019 ISE® Lions included:

  • Phil Agcaoili, SVP, Product & Security Innovation, Elavon Inc.
  • Pete Chronis, SVP, Chief Information Security Officer, WarnerMedia
  • Michael Dierickx, Director PSIRT, UTC
  • Al Dixon, Security Architect for EBSCO Industries
  • Max Garcia, Chief Information Security Officer, Prime Revenue
  • Paul Huesken, Chief Information Assurance Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Kim Keever, CISO and Senior Vice President of Security, Analytics & Technology Services, Cox Communications
  • Dr. Kevin McKenzie, VP & CISO, Dollar Tree Stores
  • Carl Scaffidi, CISO, Baker Donelson
  • Bob Varnadoe, Chief Information Security Officer, NCR

Evident ID is revolutionizing the way personal data is shared. With connections to 6,550+ authoritative sources through a single API, Evident is the only solution that enables comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date identity and credential verifications without the risk and liability of holding personal information. With Evident, businesses can verify users based on 12,500+ personal data attributes to simplify onboarding and maximize conversions. Evident’s unique distributed data model, protected with end-to-end cryptography, adjusts to meet growing business and security requirements while enabling compliance with increasingly strict global data protection regulations. Evident was built to give enterprises another way to operate so they can safely and securely access the data they need to make important business decisions, and still have a positive downstream impact on their users’ privacy.

The ISE® Lions found the product innovative and the pitch extremely effective, ultimately selecting Evident ID as the Gazelle Champion. As the top-rated Gazelle, Evident ID won a $10,000 prize package included an ISE® Program Display Sponsorship; corporate PR/marketing services with The Merritt Group; and a consultation with Baker Donelson, all of which can accelerate their company’s growth and ecosystem. The runner up, XM Cyber, provides the first fully automated APT simulation platform to continuously expose attack vectors. XM Cyber operates as an automated purple team, combining red and blue teams’ processes to ensure that organizations are always one step ahead of the attack.

Other Gazelles included Capsule8Sixgill and Valtix.

“We created the ISE® Lions’ Den and Jungle Lounge to connect emerging companies with buyers, investors and channel partners in an effort to solve business needs for all involved,” said Marci McCarthy, CEO and President of T.E.N. “This year’s Gazelles provided the Lions and the other CISOs in attendance with some amazing pitches for some truly unique and innovative solutions.”

The ISE® Lions’ Den is held with a concurrent reception-style Jungle Lounge, which features passed hors d’oeuvres, signature drinks and space for Gazelles to network with potential customers and investors. Learn more about The ISE® Lions’ Den and Jungle Lounge at https://ten-inc.com/ise/lions-den/default.asp.

About The ISE® Lions’ Den and Jungle Lounge
Developed in 2014 by T.E.N., The ISE® Lions’ Den and Jungle Lounge connects emerging information security companies with buyers, investors and other potential partners in an effort to solve business needs for all involved. The event invites these security companies (Gazelles) to face off in The ISE® Lions’ Den against a panel of leading CISOs with tech-heavy backgrounds (ISE® Lions) who have a strong interest in buying new technology. Inside the den, each Gazelle pitches a solution for the chance to earn the prize package valued at $10,000 in prizes. Running concurrently, the Jungle Lounge provides executive guests, investors, partners and other security professionals an opportunity to learn more about these emerging companies and network with key members of the information security community. For information, visit https://ten-inc.com/ise/lions-den/.

About T.E.N.
T.E.N., a national technology and security executive marketing and networking organization, facilitates peer-to-peer relationships between top executives, industry visionaries and solution-providers in the cybersecurity industry. Nominated for numerous industry awards, T.E.N.’s executive leadership programs enable information exchange, collaboration and decision-making opportunities for Information Security Executives and cybersecurity solution providers alike. Its flagship program, the nationally acclaimed Information Security Executive® (ISE®) of the Year Program Series and Awards, is North America’s largest leadership recognition and networking program for security professionals. In addition, T.E.N. offers The ISE® Lions’ Den and Jungle Lounge, wherein emerging cybersecurity companies have the opportunity to showcase their solutions to major security executives in a competitive rapid-fire event. T.E.N. also delivers ISE® Private Dinners across 48 major cities throughout the U.S. and Canada to create even more opportunities for Information Security Executives, professionals and security solution providers to Connect, Collaborate and Celebrate. For information, visit https://www.ten-inc.com.

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