Description The ninth event in the ICON IT Giants series features John Brigden, Senior Vice President Symantec Europe, Middle East, and Africa.Symantec is primarily known for its Norton-branded antivirus software and internet security products. Forbes magazine has called them one of “The Best Managed Companies in America” and this year they celebrate their 25 anniversary. Founded in 1982 by computer scientists Gary Hendrix with $100K seed money from a National Science Foundation Grant for Small Businesses, the company has experienced the thrills and demands of early venture capital, navigated the increasingly complex world of intellectual property and survived the boom and bust of the dot.com era, outsmarting some tough competitors and in many cases, acquiring them to leverage their best ideas. Indeed Symantec has made 4 to 5 acquisitions each year every year for the past five years. Throughout all of these changes, they have never lost focus on the key to their success, which has been constant innovation. From its roots in classified research to its global leadership position, the company has been building, buying and partnering. Come and join us for this entertaining and thought provoking insight into the strategy and business decisions that has made Symantec the global leader in security software.
Agenda16:30 Registration 17:00 Welcome Alan Bristow, CEO, ICON Corporate Finance 17:05 Interview conducted by Tony Hallett, Editorial Director, Business Media, CNET Networks 17:50 Q&A session 18:10 Drinks and canapés 19:00 Close
Date: Wednesday 21 November 2007
Start Time: 4.30pm
End Time: 7.00pm
Address: Intellect, 10-12 Russell Square House, Russell Square, London London WC1B 5EE