CSA Official Press Release

Published 06/27/2013

Tech Trailblazers Awards Announces New Mentoring Partnership With Cloud Security Alliance

Tech Trailblazers Awards Announces New Mentoring Partnership With Cloud Security Alliance

Global enterprise technology awards strengthens ties with leading cloud security industry association

London, UK – June 27 2013 – The global Tech Trailblazers Awards (Twitter: @techtrailblaze) for enterprise information technology startups today revealed a new mentoring program for award winners with the Cloud Security Alliance (@cloudsa). New for the 2014 awards, the Cloud Security Alliance’s mentoring program is one of the grand prizes for Tech Trailblazers Awards winners in the relevant technology categories. The mentoring program will ensure that winners get a high level of support from a range of experts within the CSA membership. In addition, all technology category winners will receive invitations to contribute to a Cloud Bytes webinar. Raj Samani (@raj_samani), Tech Trailblazers judge and Chief Innovation Officer , Cloud Security Alliance, said, “The Tech Trailblazers Awards are fast becoming the definitive awards for the rising stars in the global enterprise technology startup community. Tech Trailblazers award winners get a dynamic combination of tangible benefits in the form of industry and media recognition plus mentoring and fabulous prizes. We’re looking forward to adding our own mentoring and membership benefits to the prize packages.” Security Trailblazers Award Winner Discusses the Trailblazers Experience The first Security Tech Trailblazers winner Ventisys (@Ventisys)— the software development house of Oudles Vault, a security and data protection software for heterogeneous digital devices –  talks about its experience of being a winner. Joe Morrissey (@Joe_Morrissey), CEO of Ventisys, commented, “Being named the security Tech Trailblazer has been a massive boost for Ventisys. We have made amazing connections and gained real kudos within the community. The prizes were an unexpected but most welcome bonus. We’ll definitely be trying our luck again this year.” Tech Trailblazers Awards: Benefits for Sponsors and Entrants The Tech Trailblazers Awards have become the world’s first truly global startup launch platform for the following enterprise information technology areas: big data, cloud, IT security, mobile, networking, storage, sustainable or “green” IT, and virtualization. Sponsors, large or small, can tailor their Tech Trailblazers Awards sponsorships to fit with their regional, global or category-specific business strategies. The independence of the Tech Trailblazers Awards means there are no restrictions on sponsorship: Everyone can get involved. For entrants, the Tech Trailblazers Awards make it easier and more cost-effective to gain global credibility and provides the resources to build and develop fundamental industry interest and the connections required for success in a highly competitive market. From July 4th 2013, entry forms may be downloaded from the Tech Trailblazers Awards website, www.techtrailblazers.com. Please email [email protected] to be added to the mailing list to receive updates or to ask about sponsorship.

Media Contacts

For Tech Trailblazers Awards Olivia Shannon Omarketing UK: +44 (0)208 255 5225 US: +1 781 519 0275 [email protected] www.twitter.com/Olivia_at_O For the Cloud Security Alliance Zenobia Godschalk ZAG Communications 650.269.8315 [email protected] @zenobiaZAG About the Tech Trailblazers Awards www.techtrailblazers.com Tech Trailblazers is a new concept in awards, designed explicitly for smaller businesses and startups that are five years old or less and at C-series funding or below. The awards have low barriers to entry and prizes that not only recognize startup innovation, but also proactively help startups grow their businesses with access to exclusive coaching, mentoring and development and prizes from a prize fund worth an estimated $1m+. The awards include the following categories:

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About Cloud Security Alliance

The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders. For further information, follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.

For press inquiries, email Zenobia Godschalk of ZAG Communications or reach her by phone at 650.269.8315.