Digital Era 2018 | EU GDPR and Data Security Forum

Supporters


Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Latvia

Co-Organizer


The Ministry of Justice is the first ministry in Latvia in the direct sense since it was established on the next day following the proclamation of an independent Latvian state on 18 November 1918. The urgent need of the first Latvian statesmen for an institution governing the judiciary was justified as an independent judiciary that effectively protects rights and interests of persons is a cornerstone of a democratic state. Today the Ministry of Justice remains the institution handling „matters of the judiciary” by ensuring the principle of the independence of the judiciary embraced in the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia and the law On Judicial Power. However our activities reach beyond the judiciary. The Ministry of Justice is responsible for drafting and implementing of the public policy in the fields of state laws, administrative laws, civil laws, criminal laws and laws governing religion, as well as procedural laws. All legal acts drafted by other government institutions are subject to approval of the Ministry of Justice.

Data State Inspectorate

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The Data State Inspectorate was established on January 2, 2001 and operates in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Law, and based on Cabinet Regulation No. 1415 of 10 December 2013 “Regulations on the Data State Inspectorate “. The Data State Inspectorate is a state administrative institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Justice, which supervises personal data protection. The Data State Inspectorate implements the objective set out in the Personal Data Protection Law – to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of natural persons, in particular the privacy of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data of individuals.

ISACA

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As an independent, nonprofit, global association, ISACA engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems. Previously known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, ISACA now goes by its acronym only, to reflect the broad range of IT governance professionals it serves.

Fedma

Supporting Organization


FEDMA is the Federation of European Direct and Interactive Marketing and represents the interests of data-driven marketers from across Europe in Brussels. It operates mainly through the participation of European DMAs and significant companies who have an interest in influencing legislation. FEDMA is one of the most respected advocacy organizations in Brussels. Its industry code is the only one approved and endorsed by the Article 29 working party. Its strength comes from the participation of representatives from most EU Member States, distilling views into a cohesive set of policies for the European Institutions.

DMA

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CERT.lv

Supporting Organization


CERT.LV - the Information Technology Security Incident Response Institution of the Republic of Latvia. Our mission is to promote information technology (IT) security in Latvia. CERT.LV operates under the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia and is regulated by the Information Technology Security Law. CERT.LV main tasks are to maintain and update information on IT security threats, provide support in the case of IT security incident, advise governmental institutions, organize informative and educational activities for the government employees, IT security professionals and general public. CERT.LV is in charge of security throughout the Latvian electronic information space and under the TLD .lv. Latvian IP address space: http://www.nic.lv/lix

European Cyber Security Organisation

Supporting Organization


ECSO asbl was established in June 2016 under the Belgian law. It represents the industry-led contractual counterpart to the EC for the implementation of the cPPP and acts as a pan-European umbrella organisation for a wide variety of sectors and stakeholders i.e. large companies, SMEs and start-ups, research centres, universities, users, operators, clusters and associations as well as public local, regional and national administrations. ECSO members originate from EU Member States, countries from the European Economic Area (EEA), the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), and H2020 associated countries. ECSO’s objectives are to reach the goals set out by the contractual partnership linked to R&I, monitor its implementation in collaboration with the European Commission and support the development of industrial measures geared towards increasing the competitiveness of the cybersecurity industry in Europe and harmonise the cybersecurity market. To achieve its objectives and structure its work, ECSO has set up several working groups (WG) and respective sub-working groups (SWG) addressing different industrial and R&I aspects. These working groups are composed and chaired by ECSO members. WG1: Standardisation, certification, labelling and supply chain management WG2: Market deployment, investments and international collaboration WG3: Sectoral demand WG4: Support to SMEs, coordination with countries (in particular East & Central EU) and regions WG5: Education, training, awareness, exercises WG6: Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA)

Latvija 100

Media Partner


The Latvian Centenary Celebrations Abroad Programme will combine Latvia’s international cultural programmes and public diplomacy projects. The programme is designed to work toward Latvia’s foreign policy priority directions at home and abroad - economic growth, security, the unity and effectiveness of the European Union, and active participation in the European Neighbourhood Policy. The Latvian Centenary Celebration programme outside of Latvia is synergistic and includes cultural, economic, political and security aspects.

Tieto

Supporting Organization


Tieto aims to become customers’ first choice for business renewal as the leading Nordic software and services company. In a rapidly changing world, every bit of information can be used to provide new value. Tieto aims to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. Having a strong role in the ecosystems, we use our software and services capabilities to create tools and services that simplify everyday life of millions of people; to help our customers renew their businesses by capturing the opportunities of modernization, digitalization and innovation and to foster new opportunities based on openness, co-innovation and ecosystems. Building on a strong Nordic heritage, Tieto combines global capabilities with local presence. Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, Tieto has over 14,000 experts in close to 20 countries. Turnover is approximately €1.5 billion. Tieto’s shares are listed on NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm.

Marketingfans

Media Partner


Marketingfans.lv is an agency that specializes in content and communication. The team has an experience in marketing so all the content, PR and strategy we do is with keeping in mind the marketing principles.

Capscovil

Media Partner


Capscovil is an innovation agency and boutique publisher. We specialize in strategic business development and marketing for small giants and startups. Our joint focus is on sustainable business growth. We develop strategies and concepts on how to thrive on embracing innovation and diversity, and how to bridge the gap to the corporate world. We create and publish, for both our clients’ and in-house projects, unique content that inspires experts and technical laymen alike. Because we love diversity in our readership as well.

IT eksperts

Supporting Organization


The company provides IT consulting and IT engineering services.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Supporting Organization


IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through its more than 423,000 members in over 160 countries, and its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing, and technology information around the globe.

IT centrs

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E-risinājumi

Supporting Organization


E-sabiedrības risinājumi is law consultancy company specializing in personal data protection and administrative law. Leading data protection specialist - Māris Ruķers has a long standing practical experience (since year 2001) including work at Data Protection authorities. We take a hands-on approach, advising not just on the letter of the law, but also making practical suggestions for clients to consider. Company has provided privacy implementation advice to a large number of organizations for many years. Trainings for personal data protection officers and workshops about GDPR now are most attended events ever since.

ICT Legal

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Cyber Services

Supporting Organization


Cyber Services PLC is a knowledge based cyber security service provider active on the field of establishing controllable and predictable processes in the cyberspace. As such, Cyber Services provides proactive cyber security services primarily for larger commercial entities and governments internationally. Cyber Services’ chief experts has gained 2 decades of experience in ethical hacking, IT and information security, also leading to significant governmental roles leading approximately 1500 successfully completed international and domestic IT and information security projects, mainly related to critical information infrastructure protection. Cyber Services’ management strongly believes in business to government and business to business and partnerships. Cyber Services establishes and improves its client organisations' cyber resiliency by integrating Cyber Services’ consulting and technical activity and by capacity building including contact based and on-line trainings, cyber drills and exercises.

University of Warwick

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TechGDPR

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Anglia Ruskin University

Supporting Organization


Anglia Ruskin University is a public university in East Anglia, United Kingdom. It has 39,400 students worldwide and has campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough. It has been listed in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) World University Rankings – being named as one of the top 350 institutions in the world and joint 39th best in the UK. The higher education strategy consulting firm Firetail recognises Anglia Ruskin University as one of the 20 "rising stars" in global Higher Education. It is the only UK university to feature in the top 20.

The London school of economics and political science

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Trinity College Dublin

Supporting Organization


Trinity College Dublin was established by Royal Charter in 1592. It is Ireland’s oldest university, recognised internationally as one of the world's leading research-intensive universities. It is ranked 88th in the World in the QS World University Rankings 2017/18. In its city-centre, historic buildings stand alongside state-of-the-art facilities, which are home a vibrant international community of almost 17,000 students, 92,000 alumni and 2,860 members of staff, representing at least 122 nationalities. The School of Law in Trinity College Dublin was founded in 1740. It is one of the leading Law Schools in Europe, consistently ranked as one of the top 100 Law Schools in the world.

iCompli

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Drossinternets.lv

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LIKTA

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OWASP

Supporting Organization


The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501(c)(3) worldwide not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving the security of software. Our mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations are able to make informed decisions. OWASP is in a unique position to provide impartial, practical information about AppSec to individuals, corporations, universities, government agencies and other organizations worldwide. Operating as a community of like-minded professionals, OWASP issues software tools and knowledge-based documentation on application security.

Iekšējo auditoru institūts

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ALSO Latvia

Partner


ALSO is one of the leading European companies in the wholesale and logistics sector for information technology and consumer electronics (ICE). ALSO is active in 7 European countries: in Germany, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and in Switzerland. ALSO delivers IT, entertainment and consumer electronic goods and services, which improve customers’ competitiveness in the whole value chain. Our aim is to make our customers more successful and constantly develope profitable, high quality operations. World-class logistic services, customer oriented, energic and friendly customer service and electronic services are our main focus areas.

IBM

Partner


IBM is a globally integrated enterprise operating in over 170 countries. Today IBM UK has around 20,000 employees, bringing innovative solutions to a diverse client base to help solve some of their toughest business challenges. In addition to being the world's largest IT and consulting services company, IBM is a global business and technology leader, innovating in research and development to shape the future of society at large. IBM's prized research, development and technical talent around the world partner with governments, corporations, thinkers and doers on ground breaking real world problems to help make the world work better and build a smarter planet.

Association of Certified Data Protection Officers of Latvia

Co-Organizer


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Teamwire

Partner


Teamwire is a secure enterprise messaging app with headquarters in Munich, Germany. The company behind Teamwire, grouptime GmbH, was founded in 2010. Teamwire has a clear mission: Simplify, accelerate and improve the communication of enterprises in the mobile era and increase productivity with comprehensive ecosystem integrations and chat bots. Teamwire strives to set high standards for usability, ease of use and speed as well as for strong data protection (incl. GDPR), security and compliance. Teamwire’s goal is to provide the leading messaging app for enterprises and the public sector.

Data Security Solutions

Co-Organizer


Data Security Solutions is known as IT security specialist with international experience who defends its customers against the greatest threat of the 21st century - cyber-criminals and as well against disloyal employees by using the most innovative data security solutions from global IT market. Represented the innovative IT security solution manufacturers are selectively chosen from countries such as Israel, U.S., Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, UK etc. and have quality marks from industry analysts like Gartner, Forrester and IDC.

datuaizsardziba.lv

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Accenture

Partner


Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations.With approximately 411,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.

SAP

Partner



Skopiņa & Azanda

Supporting Organization


Attorneys-at-law Skopiņa & Azanda is law firm based in Riga which offers clear, carefully devised and humane legal solutions available at arm’s length provided by professionals with vast experience.

Tulkot.lv

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BULLET ZAB

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COBALT

Supporting Organization


COBALT is a closely integrated alliance of top-tier law offices across the Baltics and Belarus with the total team of 180 lawyers practicing in 7 practice groups including the Intellectual Property, IT & Regulatory group. COBALT is the full-service law firm of choice in the Baltics and Belarus for global top 10 law firms. COBALT advises local and international companies on all aspects of data protection and privacy matters and has experience with data protection issues in all sectors, including the financial, insurance, healthcare, pharmaceutical, telecoms, online and retail industries.

Arrow

Partner


Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions, with 2015 sales of $23.28 billion. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for over 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations serving over 85 countries.

Veritas

Partner


Veritas Technologies empowers businesses of all sizes to discover the truth in information—their most important digital asset. Using the Veritas platform, customers can accelerate their digital transformation and solve pressing IT and business challenges including multi-cloud data management, data protection, storage optimization, compliance readiness and workload portability—with no cloud vendor lock-in. Eighty-six percent of Fortune 500 companies rely on Veritas today to reveal data insights that drive competitive advantage.

Analytica

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Lattelecom

Technological partner


Lattelecom is the largest Latvian telecommunications and IT company. Lattelecom is an innovative company offering the widest range of opportunities for a modern life – starting with the optical Internet, the speed of which reaches 1Gbit per second, the most advanced television in the Baltics, the safest data centre in Northern Europe, the data transmission main TransBaltic Gateway connecting Frankfurt and China, as well as more than 70 IT solutions for businesses of any size.

Itero

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Hermitage solutions

Partner


Hermitage Solutions specializes in value added distribution of IT and data security solutions. Represented security –products portfolio consists of solutions, which are selected according to the best results in criteria such as security technology effectiveness, intuitive, and easy administration and optimal price and performance ratio. Projects are executed in cooperation with professional partners. We seek to provide for our customers continuous, safe and productive IT infrastructure applications.

Cryptshare

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ITNT

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LMT Straume

Media Partner


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Kingston

Partner


Kingston has grown to be the world's largest independent manufacturer of memory products. With global headquarters in Fountain Valley, California, Kingston employs more than 3,000 people worldwide. Regarded as one of the “Best Companies to Work for in America” by Fortune magazine, Kingston’s tenets of respect, loyalty, flexibility and integrity create an exemplary corporate culture. Kingston believes that investing in employees is essential and that each individual employee is a vital part of the company’s success.

Sophos

Partner


Sophos, headquartered in Boston (USA) and Oxford (UK), began producing antivirus and encryption products 30 years ago. Today our products help secure the networks used by 100 million people in 150 countries and 100,000 businesses. Simple to deploy, simple to manage, and simple to use, Sophos’ award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions are backed by SophosLabs - a global network of threat intelligence centers. Sophos delivers complete IT security for businesses which means we don’t just detect threats – we help you address every point in the security lifecycle. We know that a proper security strategy must include networks, servers and devices—all devices—managed easily through the cloud. That’s why industry analysts such as Gartner recognize us as a market leader for malware protection, data security and network security.

Clico

Partner


CLICO is a Polish company with 25-year tradition in the sector of new technologies in Polish and CEE markets. As the largest specialized distributor company offers the best-in-class products from the area of security, networking and management while providing the highest quality of sales and technical support. Multilevel partners account management results from efficient cooperation between the technical, commercial and marketing divisions, which work together to provide the best possible insights and meet current market needs and expectations. Clico provides partners with PoC (Proof of Concept) and projects support as well as helps to increase their competences. Pre-sales and post-sales technical support and trainings are the basic services offered by the VAD. Partners not having a know-how in specific solutions can successfully receive assistance from over 25 CLICO technical experts. Knowledge and best practices sharing also covers CLICO conferences and educational services provided by the Authorized Training Center. Moreover, CLICO has launched own labs that enables partners and customers to check a various solutions in a real deployment and conduct tests without investment in their own technical environment. The stable growth and development of CLICO so far results from a consistent management policy based on three key pillars: knowledge transfer, sales support and talent acquisition.

Selig

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Flowmon

Partner


Flowmon Networks empowers businesses to manage and secure their computer networks confidently. Through our high performance network monitoring technology and lean-forward behavior analytics, IT pros worldwide benefit from absolute network traffic visibility to enhance network & application performance and deal with modern cyber threats. Driven by a passion for technology, we are leading the way of NetFlow/IPFIX network monitoring that is high performing, scalable and easy to use. The world’s largest businesses, internet service providers, government entities or even small and midsize companies rely on our solutions to take control over their networks, keep order and overcome uncertainty. With our solution recognized by Gartner, recommended by Cisco, Check Point and IBM, we are one of the fastest growing companies in the industry.

iizi

Partner


IIZI Brokers is one of the largest insurance brokerage companies in the Baltics. IIZI Brokers offer a wide range of services, from Motor Vehicle, Health and Property Insurance to forward looking insurance products offered by a range of foreign insurers in Latvia that cover IT liability, D&O Liability, Cyber Risk and more. With GDPR looming Cyber Risk Insurance will be of the utmost interest to all EEA companies that conduct medium and large scale data collection and storage programs or who otherwise have significant business processes tied to the digital environment.

DMH Stallard

Supporting Organization


DMH Stallard is an award winning law firm with offices in London and the South East that works in partnership with some of the most successful organisations in the country. The firm has been named Corporate Law Firm of the Year four times in the last six years in the insider South East Dealmaker Awards and is recognised in the leading legal directories, Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, across all its key practice areas. Whether you are an established market leader, an ambitious start-up or an individual, we provide an exceptional level of client service that will leave you in no doubt that you are partnering with the right law firm.

SK ID Solutions

Supporting Organization


SK ID Solutions (SK) specializes in international e-identity solutions. We are the partner of the Estonian state in issuing certificates for national identity documents (ID-card, Mobile-ID, Digi-ID, residence permit card and e-resident's Digi-ID). We enable the citizens of different countries to log in to e-services and give electronic signatures. SK ID Solutions caters to nearly 1000 organizations, which include financial, healthcare, education, and various other private and public sector e-services. Our services have more than 1,5 million active end users in the Baltics.

CoCoSys

Partner


CoSoSys offers a rich portfolio of security products and features for device control, data loss prevention (DLP), and eDiscovery for Windows, macOS and Linux, Mobile Device Management (MDM) for iOS and Android, as well as the development of applications for portable storage device encryption and enhancement. We're one of the few IT security companies that extend protection beyond Windows to Mac and Linux users. Our application portfolio includes functionalities including device control, mobile device security, file tracing and shadowing, DLP for data in motion and at rest, file / sensitive data password security, data synchronization and network security.

Latvijas Tirdzniecības un Rūpniecības kamera

Supporting Organization


Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is the biggest association of entrepreneurs in Latvia uniting more than 2500 members – micro, small, medium and large enterprises of all regions and industries, associations, city business clubs and other unions of entrepreneurs. Association represents interests of entrepreneurs, as well as provides services, so that Latvia has excellent enterprises in an excellent business environment. Main sectors of its activities are business environment, competitiveness of enterprises, export. Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is founded on 21 December 1934 and is a member of the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry (EUROCHAMBRES) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Microsoft

Partner


Over the last few years, Microsoft has consistently transformed the way that people live, work, play and connect through great technology. We are inspired by the genuine belief that we can change the world for the better. Find out about some of the great initiatives we're running in the UK to equip young people for the technology-driven world of tomorrow, help businesses expand their potential, and even solve the impossible with Microsoft Research Cambridge. We've just scratched the surface of what technology can do for us. The best is yet to come.

The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania

Supporting Organization


The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania was set up in 1918 and is one of fourteen ministries of Lithuania. On 13 December 2016, Milda Vainiute was appointed Minister of Justice. The Ministry of Justice is an executive authority with a mission to develop a legal system consistent with the rule of law and ensuring protection of human rights and freedoms.

Saxon State Parliament

Supporting Organization


The 6th Saxon State Parliament was elected on August 31th 2014. Each legislative period is five years. The Saxon State Parliament is currently made up of 126 members. There are five parliamentary parties. The first Saxon State Parliament after the Peaceful Revolution of 1989 was formed in 1990.The most important duties of the parliament are State Legislation and passing the State Budget, as well as supervising the State Government, and the subordinate State Administration.

Swedbank

Supporting Organization


Swedbank Latvia is the largest bank in Latvia which nearly 1 million people and over 71,000 businesses have chosen as their partner in financial matters. Today, Swedbank is a key driving force behind the country's economic and regional development which ensures continuous availability of financial services, offering clients support with a modern consultation centre and the widest branch and ATM network in Latvia. Swedbank operates with a view to promoting sustainable welfare for the many households and enterprises.

NORVIK BANKA

Supporting Organization


Norvik Banka has more than 25 years of experience and largest branch and settlement group network in the country – its services are available in 16 cities of Latvia. Norvik Banka is the 7th largest bank in Latvia in terms of assets. The Bank focuses on servicing of the local clients placing emphasis on senior citizens and their financial needs. Two-thirds of the Bank’s 100 thousand clients are seniors who appreciate the large branch network of the Bank, accessible prices and that the Bank speaks the language they understand. At the same time, the Bank keeps developing modern digital financial services to be an up-to-date and convenient financial partner for everybody, since our fundamental principle is to be a bank for a wide range of customers.

SERVIR

Partner


SERVIR is a Latvian IT company whose mission is to provide COMPLETE IT systems protection. We live in an era characterized by rapid development of IT technologies and even more rapid increase of security risks. These challenges require a new approach to cyber security. SERVIR provides PROACTIVE protection of IT resources, focusing on the PREVENTION of security threats before any damage has been done. The main focues of our activity are Intelligent IT Infrastructure Protection and Data Security.

Huawei

Partner


Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Driven by a commitment to sound operations, ongoing innovation, and open collaboration, we have established a competitive ICT portfolio of end-to-end solutions in telecom and enterprise networks, devices, and cloud technology and services. Our ICT solutions, products, and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world's population. With 180,000 employees, Huawei is committed to enabling the future information society, and building a Better Connected World.

Barracuda

Partner


Barracuda Networks, Inc. offers industry-leading solutions designed to solve mainstream IT problems – efficiently and cost effectively – while maintaining a level of customer support and satisfaction second to none. Our products span three distinct markets, including: 1) content security, 2) networking and application delivery and 3) data storage, protection and disaster recovery. While we maintain a strong heritage in email and web security appliances, our award-winning portfolio includes more than a dozen purpose-built solutions that support literally every aspect of the network – providing organizations of all sizes with true end-to-end protection that can be deployed in hardware, virtual, cloud and mixed form factors.

HP inc

Partner


Our vision is to create technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere — every person, every organization, and every community around the globe. This motivates us — inspires us — to do what we do. To make what we make. To invent, and to reinvent. To engineer experiences that amaze. We won’t stop pushing ahead, because you won’t stop pushing ahead. You’re reinventing how you work. How you play. How you live. With our technology, you’ll reinvent your world. This is our calling. This is a new HP.

CISCO

Partner


Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational corporation headquartered in San Jose, California, that designs, manufactures, and sells networking equipment. The stock was added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average on June 8, 2009, and is also included in the S&P 500 Index, the Russell 1000 Index, NASDAQ-100 Index and the Russell 1000 Growth Stock Index.

Thyhotic

Partner


Thycotic protects organizations against cyber-attacks that use privileged accounts and privilege escalation to strike at the core of the enterprise.

Microfokuss

Partner


Micro Focus and HPE Software have joined to become one of the largest pure-play software companies in the world. Bringing together two leaders in the software industry, Micro Focus is uniquely positioned to help customers maximize existing software investments and embrace innovation in a world of hybrid IT—from mainframe to mobile to cloud.

Aruba

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Latvijas Universitāte

Supporting Organization


The University of Latvia has been founded in 1919 and currently, with its more than 14 000 students, 13 faculties and over 20 research institutes and independent study centres, is one of the largest comprehensive and leading research universities in the Baltics. The University offers more than 130 state accredited academic and professional study programmes. At University of Latvia, research is conducted in over 50 research fields which represent four main areas of inquiry: the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences. The University of Latvia pays great attention to the development of international collaboration. The University of Latvia devotes great attention to development of international collaboration to promote its identity internationally and to strengthen the reputation of the University worldwide. To date, the University of Latvia has signed 136 bilateral agreements worldwide and more than 700 agreements with 368 institutions in 32 European countries within the ERASMUS+ programme. Both incoming and outgoing exchange students use one of the available student mobility agreements: ERASMUS+, ERASMUS MUNDUS (Aurora, AESOP, LEADER), CAMPUS EUROPAE, ISEP, bilateral agreements, and agreements between countries. More information at www.university.lv/cooperation ERASMUS MUNDUS is a cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education that aims to promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through cooperation with third countries. Partnerships between European and third-country higher education institutions include scholarships and fellowships for mobility at all academic levels (undergraduate, master’s, doctorate, postdoctoral and staff). The University of Latvia is currently a partner in 9 ERASMUS MUNDUS projects.

Biznesa augstskola Turība

Supporting Organization


Higher education is an integral base in the creation of the successful career. It opens doors for growth, development and success. In Turiba University knowledge goes hand in hand with practical skills – it is a combination, which is highly appreciated by employers not only in Latvia, but also in the world. Turiba University has received recognition of employers and ranked in the top position of the most recognized universities. 99.61% of graduates are employed – it is the highest employment rate among Latvian universities, furthermore, more than 80% university students is working during their studies.

LMT

Supporting Organization


The Future is Mobile Only. LMT is a mobile telecommunications operator and market leader in Latvia, currently amongst the most efficient mobile data networks in the world. As a market leader, we bring our expertise to successful collaborations with the government, academic and startup ecosystem partners. We believe the future will be mobile only, and we build pioneering solutions based on cutting-edge wireless technology.

Squalio

Supporting Organization


Squalio is an information technology group that has been operating in the market for 20 years and delivers progressive cloud solutions, software licensing and software asset management services for customers striving for for secure and effective IT management and development of their business strategy. Our philosophy – to use the benefits of modern technology ourselves – has ensured rapid growth, and now Squalio operates in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Austria, Bulgaria and Kazakhstan, and we are still growing fast.

Sorainen

Supporting Organization


SORAINEN is a leading regional business law firm with fully integrated offices in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus. Since its establishment in 1995, SORAINEN has been advising international and local organisations on all business law and tax issues involving the Baltic States and Belarus. Uniquely, the firm boasts integrated regional teams covering all practice areas, a unified practice and quality management system and shared know-how base. Full integration and combining the resources of all four offices enables SORAINEN to provide seamless service to clients in local and cross-border assignments. For these reasons, SORAINEN is usually the first choice not only for complex domestic transactions, but especially for regional projects and for clients with operations in several Baltic States or Belarus.

Sealpath

Partner


SealPath enables companies to protect and control their documents wherever they are: In their PC, in their corporate network, on a partner’s network, in the cloud, etc. Even once the document has been sent or shared and is beyond the control of the IT department. Here at SealPath we firmly believe that there is a paradigmatic shift in the way users communicate and the way in which business information should be protected. In a world where data is becoming more mobile, in which companies operate with a mix of on-site and cloud infrastructures, the real perimeter of the company is its own data and documents and these are the assets that must be protected wherever they are. All without changing the way users work. SealPath enhances productivity by implementing simple but secure data protection solutions.

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