UC EXPO begins tomorrow


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.


About Author

Chris Middleton

Chris Middleton is a widely respected business and technology journalist, author, and magazine editor. In recent years he has been Editor of Computing (where he remains Consulting Editor); co-founder and Managing Editor of Professional Outsourcing – a magazine he developed from scratch and grew to be the leading magazine in its field; Editor of CBR in its most successful year; and co-founder and launch Editor of Sourcingfocus.com. Today, he is co-Director of EastwoodMiddleton Publishing, and founder, designer, and Editor in Chief of Strategist magazine (UK), the boardroom magazine that provides strategic insight for business leaders, and of its mobile-first digital edition at www.iamtheStrategist.com. He is also co-founding Editor of Child Internet Safety magazine, and a contributing Editor of Diginomica.com. Over the years Chris has also written for, among many others, The Guardian, The Times, the BBC, and Computer Weekly. He is the author of several successful books on digital media, and a commissioning editor of more than 50 books.