UC EXPO – the UK’s key event for vendors and customers of the unified communications and collaboration sector – kicks off at Olympia in London tomorrow.
UCInsight.com – owned by Imago Techmedia, which runs UC EXPO – will be reporting from the event with in-depth analyses and stories from the conference, for those of you who are unable to make it in person.
One of the highlights from Day One will be a ‘fireside chat’, hosted by Chris Middleton, with security expert Phil Zimmermann, creator of PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) and the co-founder of Silent Circle, a provider of secure communication services.
Zimmermann is an inductee in both the Cyber Security and the Internet Halls of Fame.
Since 2004, Zimmermann’s focus has been on secure telephony for the internet, and so the core question of the 30-minute session with this security industry legend will be “Is privacy good for business?”
In the wake of the Snowden revelations, with the General Election looming in the UK and the current government promising to reintroduce the so-called ‘Snooper’s Charter’ if re-elected, the timing of the presentation could hardly be better. What is Phil’s take on these national developments, and how should businesses and the private sector react?
Find out tomorrow from the man himself what the UC implications are, how businesses should go about securing their communications – and why it will be so important in the future.