11 Jun 2018

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Midlands Cyber (June 11th, 2018) – Midlands Cyber have been successful in co-ordinating a UK/US exhibition delegation to Infosecurity Europe 2018, Olympia London June 5-7, 2018.

Midlands Cyber (June 11th, 2018) – Midlands Cyber have been successful in co-ordinating a UK/US exhibition delegation to Infosecurity Europe 2018, Olympia London June 5-7, 2018. The exhibition is Europe’s number one information security event, featuring the largest and most comprehensive conference programme with over 400 exhibitors showcasing the most relevant information security solutions and products to over 19,500 information security professionals. Maryland Department of Commerce led a US based delegation to the exhibition and co-located with Midlands Cyber to strengthen the two regions’ Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and showcase the innovative cyber companies from both Maryland and the Midlands.

The Midlands Cyber delegation

The Midlands Cyber delegation was represented 6 Midlands based businesses from across the region; Air IT from Nottingham, borwell Ltd located in Malvern, Cyber Owl a spin out of Coventry University, Data Solver from Milton Keynes, Ice Blue located in Kidderminster and Manged Enterprise Technologies (M.E.T) who are based in Birmingham. Midland Cyber companies were co-located with the State of Maryland who successfully managed to recruit 12 companies to exhibit at the show.

Midlands Cyber and The State of Maryland

Midlands Cyber participation at Infosecurity Europe is part of a series of events to promote the region as the leading location for cyber technologies in the UK. This year the Midlands has overtaken London for the first time as the leading location Britain’s private companies with the fastest growing profits. Cyber security is a rapidly expanding sector in the Midlands, boosted by its strengths in advanced manufacturing, automotive, rail and key industrial sectors. As businesses continue to digitise, and their technology infrastructure continues to develop, the need for leading edge cyber services become critical.

Midlands Cyber and the Department of Commerce Maryland also celebrated the first anniversary of the regions MOU midweek, Midlands Cyber were delighted to host the Maryland group on board a dinner cruise on the River Thames. The evening created great opportunity for the two regions to celebrate the success of the past 12 months and to discuss events to develop the transatlantic relationship.

Linda Smith, Director of Enterprise, Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “Our ongoing and growing partnership with Maryland has enabled us to generate a strong links for our businesses whilst attracting international businesses to the Midlands. Exhibiting at Infosecurity Europe this year was a fantastic opportunity to continue building on that foundation, whilst promoting the Midlands as the leading location for Cyber in the UK.”

Gary Woodman, Chief Executive, Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership said “We are very pleased to have led another successful delegation to Infosecurity Europe. These participating companies showcase the talent and the technology that the region has to offer, they are outstanding representatives for Midlands Cyber and the cyber sector”

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Being part of Midlands Cyber has given us valuable connections within the Cyber community both in the UK and US, giving us valuable knowledge and connections to applications that we have utilised within our range of software products and services to our clients. It has also given us a platform to promote our business to the global stage.

Jennifer Long IceBlue

“Midlands Cyber is an ideal platform to collaborate with like-minded industry peers, share knowledge and raise awareness of our expertise within a network of regional businesses.”

Air-It

“Our location in the Midlands gives us reach to most of the UK in 2-3 hours by road/rail. This has allowed our business to remain and expand in one location, without having to establish satellite offices. The location also gives us easy access to Birmingham and Heathrow airports, which allows us to travel internationally to many global destinations.”

Borwell

“The Midlands is an important region for the majority of our target customer verticals that are relevant for us including Connected & Automated Vehicles, connected transport, Industry 4.0”   

CyberOwl

“Midlands Cyber has provided support to Data Solver as a start-up company; increasing our visibility and helping us to promote the solutions we offer. With the backing of Midlands Cyber, we will have the opportunity to network with other local exhibitors, whilst also making contact with potential new customers and partners visiting the team within the Midlands Cyber Engine Pavilion.” 

Data Solver

“Being part of Midlands Cyber is extremely advantageous. As a region the Midlands is ideally placed to become the main centre of excellence for UK businesses and Academia within the Cyber space.” 

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