Wi-Manx launch ‘The Isle of Man Tech Summit’

Wi-Manx launch ‘The Isle of Man Tech Summit’

Wi-Manx, part of the Elite Group, have announced that they will host the Isle of Man’s first ever technology summit on Tuesday 27th October 2015.

The summit will bring together industry expert speakers, business leaders and technology professionals for a breakthrough inaugural event that has been designed to boost the adoption of best of breed technologies on the Isle of Man.

Highlighting the wealth of advanced technologies that are available on island for businesses to consume, the overarching theme of the event is enhancing operational risk managemenk and those attending the event will leave equipped with the knowledge and experience required to protect against internal threats, external threats and business down time while hearing the latest on the taxation of the digital economy.Welcoming professionals from all areas, the event’s seminars will appeal to all of those involved in the technology decision making process because of the varied scope of topics covered across the afternoon from compliance planning and data governance to business continuity and the taxation of cloud revenues.

Held at the Villa Marina in the Royal Hall on Tuesday 27th October 2015 from 2pm – 5pm, the event will focus on giving business the tools they need to protect and better themselves.

Wi-Manx said of the event:

 “Managing cyber security and operational risks is a highly complex challenge for businesses; the Tech Summit will expose island companies to the intelligent technology available to assist with protection against evolving threats. Wi-Manx are committed to innovation and the continual investment in technology, the Tech Summit will showcase some of these technologies but also give attendees invaluable insights and knowledge from high calibre industry speakers.

We are very proud to have EY supporting the summit as a Gold Sponsor; this reinforces the importance of the event and the message that all the services your business needs are right on your doorstep.”

The Isle of Man Tech Summit will be split into seminar streams, each delivered by leading industry experts. EY will focus on cyber security and tax implications of moving to the Cloud, while software giant Varonis (a Silver Sponsor of the event) will offer key insights about Internal Threat Management and The Elite Group, will cover Back Up & Recovery. There will also be opportunities for attendees to network and gain invaluable insight from experts in this industry.

Alistair Stennet, Executive Director, Taxation at EY adds:

“We are delighted to be supporting the event. The summit comes at a great time given the mission-critical nature of data in nearly every aspect of a modern enterprise; organisations are facing not simply an escalating risk, but the near-certainty that they will suffer a cyber-security breach.

In a recent study conducted by EY, 28% of polled finance professionals stated that they were most likely to see the biggest threat emanating from external hackers, but significant proportions also saw threats coming from technical systems vulnerability (23%) and employees (21%).

The Isle of Man Tech Summit will equip island businesses with knowledge and tools they need to prepare against cyber security threats whilst balancing cost, risk and value.”


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