CYBERSEC 2019 Partners

Host Region

Silesia – the power of diversity

The Silesian Voivodeship is one of the most interesting regions of the Central Europe. It is a place where the beauty of nature and the spirit of big cities mix in perfect proportions, where in harmony different traditions and human fates interweave.

Our roots reach out the industrial history of the region, which for many years was the main element of changes. Industrial traditions have strongly fitted into the Silesian identity, which is reminded by the unique monuments of the old industry that create highly unusual touristic product – the Industrial Monuments Route. The Historic Silver Mine in Tarnowskie Góry is a part of it- the object that in 2017 was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Route is the most interesting trail of industrial tourism in Poland and one of the most interesting one in Europe.

The Silesian Voivodeship despite its high level of urbanisation is a very green region. In the heart of the agglomeration the Silesian Park is situated which is the biggest park in Europe. This green island located in the centre of the biggest Metropolis in Poland, is a place of recreation and leisure activities, but also it is a place of cultural, entertainment and sports events that are organized on the legendary Silesian Stadium.

Therefore, we invite You to Silesia, a place with a positive energy!

Host City

Katowice is one of the most dynamically developing cities in Poland. The capital of the Silesian province, inhabited by nearly 5 million people, and the first Polish Metropolis is very well-connected to Europe and the world. The young over 150-year-old city combines two images: the traditional one with its industrial heritage and the modern one-a creative and economically strong. Its central pillar is a high-tech sector, which is also visible in the entertainment industry (e.g. Intel Extreme Masters or competitive programming). Thanks to the realized and commenced investments, nowadays Katowice is the centre of an innovative region, frequently chosen to host such prestigious events as the UN Climate Summit, the World Urban Forum or the World Anti-Doping Conference.

Strategic partners

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide technology leader that has been making the Internet work since 1984. Our people, products, and partners help society securely connect and seize tomorrow’s digital opportunity today.

T Mobile is one of the largest mobile networks in Poland providing a range of telecommunication services to individual and business customers. It offers both mobile and fixed-line telephony and Internet access in pre-paid, post-paid and mix systems.

Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Building trust in our products and services is a top priority for Samsung. We do this by integrating the most advanced cybersecurity technologies into our products and processes and we are committed to working with our European partners to develop new knowledge and build new global standards in order to support this goal.

Facebook was founded in 2004 and today its platforms – Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger are used by around 2.7 billion people, helping them stay connected with friends and family, discover what’s going on in the world, and share and express what matters to them. Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. With over 90 million business pages present on the platform, Facebook is also a space connecting brands and businesses with their customers.

PZU Group is the biggest financial institution in Central and Eastern Europe with consolidated assets above EUR 80 billion and 22 million customers in five countries. In 2019 the PZU Group generated the best results in its history on the Warsaw Stock Exchange - net profit totalled EUR 0.766 billion, sales totalled EUR 5.625 billion and ROE was 21.2%, nearly double the European average among insurance companies.  PZU Group is the initiator and leader of the Business Council of Growing Europe comprised of the biggest CEE companies.

Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) is a Polish industry leader and one of the largest defense groups in Europe. It comprises 63 companies and has shares in another 40 entities (across defense, shipbuilding and new technologies industries) and achieves annual revenue of PLN 5 billion. By the use of the potential of technology polonization, close partnership with Polish science and focus on the research and development, PGZ offers innovative security enhancing products.

Main Institutional Partner

As the primary hub of NATO expertise in military counter-intelligence, the NATO Counter-Intelligence Centre of Excellence (NATO CI COE) aims to expand the capabilities of the Alliance and its member nations to enhance NATO counterintelligence and improve interoperability. The Centre acts as a catalyst for NATO adaptation and operations by supporting the development, promotion and implementation of new policies, concepts, strategies and doctrine.

Main partners

Cloudflare is a leading security, performance, and reliability company helping to build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers more than 18 million Internet properties, with nearly 10 percent of the Fortune 1,000 companies and approximately 19 percent of the top 10,000 websites using at least one Cloudflare product.

Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity. The company’s portfolio spans Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business and is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency and find new revenue streams. Ericsson’s investments in innovation have delivered the benefits of telephony and mobile broadband to billions of people around the world. The Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on Nasdaq New York.

UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. UBS's strategy is centered on our leading global wealth management business and our premier universal bank in Switzerland, enhanced by Asset Management and the Investment Bank. The bank focuses on businesses that have a strong competitive position in their targeted markets, are capital efficient, and have an attractive long-term structural growth or profitability outlook.

UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide; it has offices in 50 countries and employs over 60,000 people around the world. In Poland, UBS Business Solutions Centers are located in Krakow and Wroclaw.

Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the WSE and the 6th largest software developer in Europe. It has been providing companies and institutions with advanced products and services for over 25 years. It leads international Asseco Group, which operates in 54 countries and employs over 24,000 people. Asseco is a recognized provider of solutions for Polish uniformed services and has been increasingly active in the defense sector. The Company has gained its experience in carrying out projects for various clients, including the Ministry of the National Defense, NATO (eg. NATO Compiter Incident Response Capability) and Frontex. It uses the experience gained in projects implemented for international institutions in tenders resulting from the program of modernization of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland, such as: command system, image analysis system, micro and mini unmanned systems and information security systems.

PKN ORLEN is a leading-edge player on the fuels and energy markets, and the largest company in Central and Eastern Europe, listed in prestigious global rankings such as Fortune Global 500, Platts TOP250 and Thompson Reuters TOP100. The Group owns state-of-the-art integrated infrastructure capable of processing more than 35 million tonnes of various crude oil types per annum, marketing its products through the CEE region’s largest network of nearly 2,800 modern service stations. PKN ORLEN’s offering includes over 50 top-quality petrochemical and refining products sold in more than 90 countries. The Group’s upstream assets include 2P oil and gas reserves estimated at close to 153 mboe at the end of 2017. ORLEN has long occupied the top spot among Poland’s most valuable brands, with its value estimated at PLN 4.7bn. This year PKN ORLEN has also received − for the fifth consecutive time and as the only company in the region − the coveted title of ‘The Most Ethical Company’ from the US-based Ethisphere Institute.

RSA offers business-driven security solutions that provide organizations with a unified approach to managing digital risk that hinges on integrated visibility, automated insights and coordinated actions. RSA solutions are designed to effectively detect and respond to advanced attacks; manage user access control; and reduce business risk, fraud and cybercrime. RSA protects millions of users around the world and helps more than 90 percent of the Fortune 500 companies thrive and continuously adapt to transformational change. For more information, go to www.rsa.com

TAURON Polska Energia S.A. is the mother company in the TAURON Group – one of the largest business entities in Poland, with over 18 billion equity and approximately 25 thousand employees.Core businesses of the TAURON Group include hard coal mining, generation, distribution and supply of electricity and heat.Major subsidiaries of the TAURON Group include, among others:

  • TAURON Wydobycie S.A. dealing with coal mining,
  • TAURON Wytwarzanie S.A. dealing with electricity generation from conventional sources and biomas co-firing,
  • TAURON Ekoenergia sp. z o.o. dealing with electricity generation from renewable sources,
  • TAURON Dystrybucja S.A. dealing with electricity distribution,
  • TAURON Sprzedaż sp. z o.o. dealing with electricity supply to retail customers,
  • TAURON Obsługa Klienta sp. z o.o. dealing with customer service,
  • TAURON Ciepło sp. z o.o. dealing with heat distribution.

Annual Report 2018The TAURON Group supplies approximately 50 TWh of electricity to over 5.5 million customers per year which makes it the largest distributor of electricity in Poland. It is also the second largest electricity generator and supplier in Poland and the largest supplier of heat in Upper Silesia. The holding controls approximately 30% of Polish hard coal resources.The TAURON Group is also involved in numerous corporate social responsibility initiatives, including educational and charity activities. It is a sponsor of major cultural and sports events. TAURON cooperates with, among others, Polish Mountain Volunteer Rescue Service (GOPR), Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR) and Polish Olympic Committee.

Partners

EXATEL is a leading Polish operator as well as a cyber and ICT services provider. The company was founded in 2004 through a merger of Telbank with Tel-Energo. EXATEL operates one of the largest fiber-optic networks in Poland (20 000 km) and develops solutions for business, numerous operators and public sector. The company provides transmission data in all Polish commercial banks and 83 energy-sector companies. EXATEL builds and develops the OST network for general government and is responsible for management of connections with 265 national operators and 135 foreign ones. The company is present in international traffic exchange points in London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Moscow and Kiev. EXATEL became state-owned since 2017 and is supervised by the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Poland.

With more than 430,000 customers - including 100 of the Fortune 100 and with deployments across a wide variety of industries, Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications, platform services, and engineered systems. The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. The company employs over 138 thousand experts, with annual revenue of $39,8 billion (in FY2018). It offers its database servers, middleware, business tools and applications, computer systems and IT services in 175 countries worldwide, cooperating with over 25 thousand partners. The corporation’s headquarters is located in Redwood Shores in California. More on oracle.com/ Oracle Polska was established in 1992. Currently, the company employs 500 people and cooperates with 300 partners creating software for enterprises. In order to provide its customers with comprehensive, cutting-edge solutions, Oracle closely cooperates with major national and global IT system integrators.

Enea is the vice-leader of the Polish electricity market in the field of electricity production. Manages the full value chain on the electricity market: from fuel, through electricity production, distribution, sales and customer service. Responsible for secure energy supplies to 2.6 million customers.

Arrow helps companies of every size and industry develop powerful, practical and complete multi-vendor IT solutions. Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions is the ultimate technology enabler, developing solutions for over 200,000 leading technology manufacturers and service providers around the world.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has been creating technologies for almost 80 years that allow to operate faster, more efficiently and easier to transform ground-breaking ideas into real actions and specific products and services. Technological innovations created by HPE are changing companies, industries and markets. The company offers support for the efforts made by organizations to achieve new and ambitious goals faster and more effectively. Regardless of whether customers choose the traditional IT model, cloud or hybrid environments - HPE provides the technologies and solutions necessary to succeed. HPE's offer is the most comprehensive IT portfolio on the market: from cloud services, through converged infrastructure, servers, mass storage and networks. HPE's nearly 80-year history is filled with the spirit of innovation. Global research and development works, in particular projects undertaken in HPE Labs, help companies plan their development and build strategies enabling transformation of their technological platforms into future IT environments.

Alior Bank is one of the most dynamically developing banks in Poland. With PLN 70 billion in assets, the bank is on the 8th place in the Polish financial sector rankings. Alior Bank ensures service to nearly 4 million clients, including over 200 thousand businesses. Alior Bank has been part of the WIG20 index for the largest and most liquid companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since 2014. Alior Banks business strategy implies the development of modern retail banking and the development of banking for SMEs based on state-of-the-art technology.

QBiTT is a supplier of services and solutions for cybersecurity and IT sector. The company was established to deliver the best quality software and services for military sector. QBiTT’s experts advise with implementation of the projects which have high priority for the country and need protection in cybertechnology and IT area. QBiTT is a part of Polish Armament Group.

Orange Polska - a leading provider of telecommunications services in Poland in all segments of the telecommunications market. It has the largest infrastructure in the country. It offers customers with modern technology, including convergence services, which combine fixed and mobile telephony, home and mobile internet and numerous multimedia services. It provides comprehensive solutions for business. It conducts research and development activities and supports innovations. It invests in ultra-fast fiber internet and 4G / LTE mobile internet.

Orange is the first operator in Poland that conducted 5G tests outside a laboratory. Tests conducted with all leading suppliers have allowed the operator to gain the experience needed to deploy a 5G network. According to Orange Polska 5G Strategy announced in spring 2018, the first commercial roll-outs will take place in the years 2020 - 2021, after the operator acquires the necessary 5G spectrum for the construction of the network.

Orange Polska is a leader in cyber security, through CERT Orange Polska.  It’s one of 4 key cyber security centers in Orange Group. Not only it protects internet users in Poland, but also supports Orange network security in other countries.

 

Orange Polska belongs to the most socially committed  companies in the country. It also has the largest employee volunteering program in Poland. Through the Orange Foundation projects, it supports digital education, teaching how to use new technologies safely, wisely and creatively.  

Orange Polska is a part of Orange - one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, active in 27 countries. Orange brand operates in the global market for more than 20 years. It is considered to be one of the most innovative companies and it enjoys one of the highest recognition rates.

Partners Regions & Cities

Nokia serves communications service providers, governments, enterprises and consumers with the industry's most complete portfolio of products, services and licensing from AirScale radio, award-winning small cells to cloud native core and transport. Through our research teams, supported by Nokia Bell Labs, we are leading the world to adopt end-to-end 5G networks that are faster, more secure and capable of revolutionizing our lives. With 6000 employees Nokia remains the biggest ICT investor in Poland where our engineers have already created dozens of 5G innovations.

Supporting Partner

The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) is a not-for-profit organization formed to develop, define and promote open, vendor-neutral, global industry specifications and standards, supportive of a hardware-based root of trust, for interoperable trusted computing platforms.TCG’s core technologies include specifications and standards for the Trusted Platform Module (TPM), Trusted Network Communications (TNC) and network security and self-encrypting drives. TCG also has work groups to extend core concepts of trust into cloud security, virtualization and other platforms and computing services from the enterprise to the Internet of Things.

Logistic Partners

Kraków Airport is the biggest regional airport in Poland, serving over 7 million passengers per year. 23 carriers offer more than 130 regular direct connections #PROSTOzKRAKOWA to 4 continents. Kraków Airport sees sustainable development as an integral part of strategic management. It aims to become a leader of European regional airports concerned about the high standard of service, combining business success with a positive impact on the environment.

Katowice Airport is one of the largest airports in Poland (IATA code: KTW). Located about 30 kilometers north of the center of Katowice, it has 3 passenger terminals with a total capacity of about 6 million passengers a year. It services around 5 million passengers a year. Katowice Airport offers a wide network of 123 direct flights to 105 airports in 31 countries, on 4 continents - in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America.

By investing in CYBERSEC 2019 you get unique opportunity to present your ideas, influence the debate, make impact on regulatory decisions, develop connections and gain knowledge. For more information please contact Michał Rekowski.

 

Michał Rekowski – Strategic Partnerships Manager

e-mail: michal.rekowski[at]ik.org.pl

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