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Brink's To Report Venezuela Results at SICAD II Exchange Rate

RICHMOND, Va., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brink's Company (NYSE: BCO) announced today that it will no longer use Venezuela's official exchange rate of 6.3 bolivars per U.S. dollar and has adopted the government's SICAD II floating rate of approximately 50 bolivars per U.S. dollar, which took effect on March 24.  

As a result of the devaluation, Brink's expects to incur a first-quarter remeasurement charge related to the write down of substantially all of its bolivar-denominated net monetary assets.  At December 31, 2013, bolivar-denominated net monetary assets totaled $120 million.

Tom Schievelbein, chairman, president and chief executive officer, said: "Brink's has been operating in Venezuela for more than 40 years, through numerous economic cycles.  We remain committed to this business, which is extremely well-managed by our local team and has demonstrated strong operational and financial performance."          

For comparative purposes, Brink's provided hypothetical 2013 quarterly and full-year non-GAAP results, adjusted to reflect the devaluation (pages 4-7).  Applying the current SICAD II rate, the $447 million of 2013 revenue from Venezuela operations would have declined 88% to approximately $56 million, which is consistent with the company's disclosure in its 2013 annual report on Form 10-K that a substantial devaluation could reduce revenue by $400 million.  In 2013, non-GAAP net income from continuing operations would have been $1.55 per share, a decrease of $.82 from reported earnings of $2.37 per share ($1.47 on a GAAP basis), which is consistent with previous disclosure that Venezuela operations represented a significant component of the company's operating profit.  Brink's also indicated in previous disclosures that a devaluation would put at risk the company's bolivar-denominated cash and cash equivalents, which totaled $94 million on December 31, 2013.  Applying the current SICAD II rate, these assets would have been valued at $12 million as of December 31, 2013.    

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Brink's is scheduled to report its first-quarter 2014 earnings on April 24.  First-quarter GAAP and non-GAAP earnings will include results from Venezuela for January 1 through March 23 at the official rate (6.3), with the balance of March results reported at the SICAD II rate (approximately 50).  For comparative purposes, the company also will provide first-quarter results with Venezuela results translated at the SICAD II rate for the entire period and additional information, including an update to its full-year guidance.     

Brink's had been reporting its Venezuela results at the official exchange rate (6.3) but, as disclosed in its 2013 annual report on Form 10-K, was unable to convert bolivars at this rate.  In 2013, the Venezuelan government introduced a new exchange rate mechanism, known as SICAD, which enables some companies to convert currency for certain transactions at a rate of approximately 11 bolivars per U.S. dollar.  On March 24, the newly created SICAD II exchange mechanism became available and is the only rate at which Brink's has been able to successfully exchange its bolivars for U.S. dollars.  Since Brink's is eligible and has been able to obtain U.S. dollars at the SICAD II rate (approximately 50), and is not eligible to apply for exchange at the official rate (6.3), and does not expect to be able to access the SICAD rate (11), it is adopting the SICAD II rate for reporting Venezuela results. 

Non-GAAP and Adjusted Non-GAAP Results
Non-GAAP and Adjusted Non-GAAP results described in this press release are financial measures that are not required by or presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP").  The purpose of the Non-GAAP results is to report financial information without certain income and expense items and adjust the quarterly Non-GAAP tax rates so that the Non-GAAP tax rate in each of the quarters is equal to the full-year non-GAAP tax rate.  The full year Non-GAAP tax rate in both years excludes certain pretax and tax income and expense amounts.  The purpose of Adjusted Non-GAAP results is to report historical Non-GAAP financial information assuming that our Venezuelan operations had been remeasured using a rate of 50 bolivars to the U.S. dollar.

The Non-GAAP and Adjusted Non-GAAP information provides information to assist comparability and estimates of future performance.  Brink's believes these measures are helpful in assessing operations and estimating future results and enable period-to-period comparability of financial performance.  In addition, Brink's believes the measures will help investors assess the ongoing operations.  Non-GAAP and Adjusted Non-GAAP results should not be considered as an alternative to revenue, income or earnings per share amounts determined in accordance with GAAP and should be read in conjunction with their GAAP counterparts.

Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains both historical and forward-looking information. Words such as "anticipates," "assumes," "estimates," "expects," "projects," "predicts," "intends," "plans," "believes," "potential," "may," "should" and similar expressions may identify forward-looking information. Forward-looking information in this release includes, but is not limited to an expected first quarter charge related to a devaluation in Venezuela and future access to exchange mechanisms in Venezuela. Forward-looking information in this document is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and contingencies, which are difficult to predict or quantify, and which could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those that are anticipated.

These risks, uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond our control, include, but are not limited to:

  • risks customarily associated with operating in foreign countries including changing labor and economic conditions, currency devaluations, safety and security issues, political instability, restrictions on repatriation of earnings and capital, nationalization, expropriation and other forms of restrictive government actions,
  • the strength of the U.S. dollar relative to foreign currencies and foreign currency exchange rates,
  • the stability of the Venezuelan economy, changes in Venezuelan policy regarding foreign-owned businesses,
  • changes in currency restrictions and in foreign exchange rates,
  • fluctuations in value of the Venezuelan bolivar,
  • changes in estimates and assumptions underlying our critical accounting policies, and
  • the promulgation and adoption of new accounting standards and interpretations, new government regulations and interpretations of existing regulations.

This list of risks, uncertainties and contingencies is not intended to be exhaustive. Additional factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found under "Risk Factors" in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2013, and in our other public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking information included in this document is representative only as of the date of this document and The Brink's Company undertakes no obligation to update any information contained in this document.

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The Brink's Company and subsidiaries
GAAP and Non-GAAP Results as Previously Reported (Unaudited)
(In millions, except for per share amounts)






2013



1Q


2Q


3Q


4Q


Full Year

















GAAP Basis

Revenues:












Latin America

$

412.9


413.6


423.8


470.4


1,720.7


EMEA


277.8


293.4


301.2


305.9


1,178.3


North America


223.2


226.3


222.5


226.4


898.4


Asia Pacific


36.6


36.6


34.9


36.7


144.8



Revenues

$

950.5


969.9


982.4


1,039.4


3,942.2














Operating profit:












Latin America

$

23.4


24.4


42.8


59.3


149.9


EMEA


8.6


18.7


32.1


22.1


81.5


North America


(2.0)


6.3


0.2


0.2


4.7


Asia Pacific


4.3


5.0


4.8


2.6


16.7



Segment operating profit


34.3


54.4


79.9


84.2


252.8


Non-segment


(17.0)


(21.6)


(20.7)


(21.8)


(81.1)



Operating profit

$

17.3


32.8


59.2


62.4


171.7














Amounts attributable to Brink's:











Income from continuing operations

$

2.9


13.2


29.8


26.0


71.9

Diluted EPS – continuing operations


0.06


0.27


0.61


0.53


1.47

















Non-GAAP Basis

Revenues:












Latin America

$

412.9


413.6


423.8


470.4


1,720.7


EMEA


277.8


293.4


301.2


305.9


1,178.3


North America


223.2


226.3


222.5


226.4


898.4


Asia Pacific


36.6


36.6


34.9


36.7


144.8



Revenues

$

950.5


969.9


982.4


1,039.4


3,942.2














Operating profit:












Latin America

$

37.1


24.9


43.6


62.4


168.0


EMEA


8.6


18.7


32.1


22.1


81.5


North America


0.9


9.2


3.1


3.1


16.3


Asia Pacific


4.3


5.0


4.8


3.5


17.6



Segment operating profit


50.9


57.8


83.6


91.1


283.4


Non-segment


(7.6)


(11.4)


(11.3)


(12.3)


(42.6)



Operating profit

$

43.3


46.4


72.3


78.8


240.8














Amounts attributable to Brink's:











Income from continuing operations

$

18.7


22.8


35.4


39.0


115.9

Diluted EPS – continuing operations


0.38


0.47


0.72


0.79


2.37


Amounts may not add due to rounding.  Non-GAAP results are reconciled to applicable GAAP results on pages 5-7.


The Brink's Company and subsidiaries
Non-GAAP Results Adjusted for Venezuelan Results at 50 Bolivars per U.S. Dollar (Unaudited)
(In millions, except for per share amounts)






2013



1Q


2Q


3Q


4Q


Full Year

















Non-GAAP Results Adjusted for Venezuelan Results at 50 Bolivars per U.S. Dollar

Revenues:












Latin America

$

328.4


329.7


323.7


347.4


1,329.2


EMEA


277.8


293.4


301.2


305.9


1,178.3


North America


223.2


226.3


222.5


226.4


898.4


Asia Pacific


36.6


36.6


34.9


36.7


144.8



Revenues

$

866.0


886.0


882.3


916.4


3,550.7














Operating profit:












Latin America

$

17.6


14.8


21.7


39.1


93.2


EMEA


8.6


18.7


32.1


22.1


81.5


North America


0.9


9.2


3.1


3.1


16.3


Asia Pacific


4.3


5.0


4.8


3.5


17.6



Segment operating profit


31.4


47.7


61.7


67.8


208.6


Non-segment


(7.6)


(11.4)


(11.3)


(12.3)


(42.6)



Operating profit

$

23.8


36.3


50.4


55.5


166.0














Amounts attributable to Brink's:











Income from continuing operations

$

9.2


16.1


22.8


27.8


75.9

Diluted EPS – continuing operations


0.19


0.33


0.46


0.57


1.55


Amounts may not add due to rounding.  Non-GAAP Results Adjusted for Venezuelan Results at 50 bolivars per U.S. dollar are reconciled to applicable GAAP results on pages 5 – 7.


The Brink's Company and subsidiaries
Non-GAAP and Adjusted Non-GAAP(g) Results Reconciled to GAAP (Unaudited)
(In millions, except for per share amounts)




GAAP
Basis


Gains and
Losses on
Acquisitions
and
Dispositions

(a)


Net Monetary
Asset Re-
measurement
Losses in
Venezuela

(b)


Employee
Benefit
Settlement
Losses

 (c)


U.S.
Retirement
Plans

(d)


Adjust
Income
Tax Rate

(e)


Non-
GAAP
Basis


Adjust
Venezuela
to 50
Bolivars to the U.S.
Dollar

(f)


Adjusted
Non-
GAAP
Basis

(g)

























First Quarter 2013

Revenues:




















Latin America

$

412.9


-


-


-


-


-


412.9


(84.5)


328.4


EMEA


277.8


-


-


-


-


-


277.8


-


277.8


North America


223.2


-


-


-


-


-


223.2


-


223.2


Asia Pacific


36.6


-


-


-


-


-


36.6


-


36.6



Revenues

$

950.5


-


-


-


-


-


950.5


(84.5)


866.0






















Operating profit:




















Latin America

$

23.4


-


13.4


0.3


-


-


37.1


(19.5)


17.6


EMEA


8.6


-


-


-


-


-


8.6


-


8.6


North America


(2.0)


-


-


-


2.9


-


0.9


-


0.9


Asia Pacific


4.3


-


-


-


-


-


4.3


-


4.3



Segment operating profit


34.3


-


13.4


0.3


2.9


-


50.9


(19.5)


31.4


Non-segment


(17.0)


(1.1)


-


-


10.5


-


(7.6)


-


(7.6)



Operating profit

$

17.3


(1.1)


13.4


0.3


13.4


-


43.3


(19.5)


23.8






















Amounts attributable to Brink's:



















Income from continuing operations

$

2.9


(1.1)


8.4


0.2


8.2


0.1


18.7


(9.5)


9.2

Diluted EPS – continuing operations


0.06


(0.02)


0.17


-


0.17


-


0.38


(0.19)


0.19










Second Quarter 2013

Revenues:




















Latin America

$

413.6


-


-


-


-


-


413.6


(83.9)


329.7


EMEA


293.4


-


-


-


-


-


293.4


-


293.4


North America


226.3


-


-


-


-


-


226.3


-


226.3


Asia Pacific


36.6


-


-


-


-


-


36.6


-


36.6



Revenues

$

969.9


-


-


-


-


-


969.9


(83.9)


886.0






















Operating profit:




















Latin America

$

24.4


-


-


0.5


-


-


24.9


(10.1)


14.8


EMEA


18.7


-


-


-


-


-


18.7


-


18.7


North America


6.3


-


-


-


2.9


-


9.2


-


9.2


Asia Pacific


5.0


-


-


-


-


-


5.0


-


5.0



Segment operating profit


54.4


-


-


0.5


2.9


-


57.8


(10.1)


47.7


Non-segment


(21.6)


-


-


-


10.2


-


(11.4)


-


(11.4)



Operating profit

$

32.8


-


-


0.5


13.1


-


46.4


(10.1)


36.3






















Amounts attributable to Brink's:



















Income from continuing operations

$

13.2


-


-


0.4


7.7


1.5


22.8


(6.7)


16.1

Diluted EPS – continuing operations


0.27


-


-


0.01


0.16


0.03


0.47


(0.14)


0.33


See page 7 for notes.

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The Brink's Company and subsidiaries
Non-GAAP and Adjusted Non-GAAP(g) Results Reconciled to GAAP (Unaudited)
(In millions, except for per share amounts)




GAAP
Basis


Gains and
Losses on
Acquisitions
and
Dispositions

(a)


Net Monetary
Asset Re-
measurement
Losses in
Venezuela

(b)


Employee
Benefit
Settlement
Losses

 (c)


U.S.
Retirement
Plans

(d)


Adjust
Income
Tax
Rate

(e)


Non-
GAAP
Basis


Adjust
Venezuela
to 50
Bolivars to
the U.S.
Dollar

(f)


Adjusted
Non-
GAAP
Basis

(g)



























Third Quarter 2013


Revenues:





















Latin America

$

423.8


-


-


-


-


-


423.8


(100.1)


323.7



EMEA


301.2


-


-


-


-


-


301.2


-


301.2



North America


222.5


-


-


-


-


-


222.5


-


222.5



Asia Pacific


34.9


-


-


-


-


-


34.9


-


34.9




Revenues

$

982.4


-


-


-


-


-


982.4


(100.1)


882.3
























Operating profit:





















Latin America

$

42.8


-


-


0.8


-


-


43.6


(21.9)


21.7



EMEA


32.1


-


-


-


-


-


32.1


-


32.1



North America


0.2


-


-


-


2.9


-


3.1


-


3.1



Asia Pacific


4.8


-


-


-


-


-


4.8


-


4.8




Segment operating profit


79.9


-


-


0.8


2.9


-


83.6


(21.9)


61.7



Non-segment


(20.7)


(0.9)


-


-


10.3


-


(11.3)


-


(11.3)




Operating profit

$

59.2


(0.9)


-


0.8


13.2


-


72.3


(21.9)


50.4
























Amounts attributable to Brink's:




















Income from continuing operations

$

29.8


(0.9)


-


0.6


7.7


(1.8)


35.4


(12.6)


22.8


Diluted EPS – continuing operations


0.61


(0.02)


-


0.01


0.16


(0.04)


0.72


(0.26)


0.46

















































Fourth Quarter 2013


Revenues:





















Latin America

$

470.4


-


-


-


-


-


470.4


(123.0)


347.4



EMEA


305.9


-


-


-


-


-


305.9


-


305.9



North America


226.4


-


-


-


-


-


226.4


-


226.4



Asia Pacific


36.7


-


-


-


-


-


36.7


-


36.7




Revenues

$

1,039.4


-


-


-


-


-


1,039.4


(123.0)


916.4
























Operating profit:





















Latin America

$

59.3


2.2


-


0.9


-


-


62.4


(23.3)


39.1



EMEA


22.1


-


-


-


-


-


22.1


-


22.1



North America


0.2


-


-


-


2.9


-


3.1


-


3.1



Asia Pacific


2.6


0.9


-


-


-


-


3.5


-


3.5




Segment operating profit


84.2


3.1


-


0.9


2.9


-


91.1


(23.3)


67.8



Non-segment


(21.8)


(0.8)


-


-


10.3


-


(12.3)


-


(12.3)




Operating profit

$

62.4


2.3


-


0.9


13.2


-


78.8


(23.3)


55.5
























Amounts attributable to Brink's:




















Income from continuing operations

$

26.0


4.0


-


0.6


8.2


0.2


39.0


(11.2)


27.8


Diluted EPS – continuing operations


0.53


0.08


-


0.01


0.17


-


0.79


(0.23)


0.57



See page 7 for notes.

The Brink's Company and subsidiaries
Non-GAAP and Adjusted Non-GAAP(g) Results Reconciled to GAAP (Unaudited)
(In millions, except for per share amounts)




GAAP
Basis


Gains and
Losses on
Acquisitions
and
Dispositions

(a)


Net Monetary
Asset Re-
measurement
Losses in
Venezuela

(b)


Employee
Benefit
Settlement
Losses

(c)


U.S.
Retirement
Plans

(d)


Adjust
Income
Tax
Rate

(e)


Non-
GAAP
Basis


Adjust
Venezuela
to 50
Bolivars to
the U.S.
Dollar

(f)


Adjusted
Non-
GAAP
Basis

(g)

























Full Year 2013

Revenues:




















Latin America

$

1,720.7


-


-


-


-


-


1,720.7


(391.5)


1,329.2


EMEA


1,178.3


-


-


-


-


-


1,178.3


-


1,178.3


North America


898.4


-


-


-


-


-


898.4


-


898.4


Asia Pacific


144.8


-


-


-


-


-


144.8


-


144.8



Revenues

$

3,942.2


-


-


-


-


-


3,942.2


(391.5)


3,550.7






















Operating profit:




















Latin America

$

149.9


2.2


13.4


2.5


-


-


168.0


(74.8)


93.2


EMEA


81.5


-


-


-


-


-


81.5


-


81.5


North America


4.7


-


-


-


11.6


-


16.3


-


16.3


Asia Pacific


16.7


0.9


-


-


-


-


17.6


-


17.6



Segment operating profit


252.8


3.1


13.4


2.5


11.6


-


283.4


(74.8)


208.6


Non-segment


(81.1)


(2.8)


-


-


41.3


-


(42.6)


-


(42.6)



Operating profit

$

171.7


0.3


13.4


2.5


52.9


-


240.8


(74.8)


166.0






















Amounts attributable to Brink's:



















Income from continuing operations

$

71.9


2.0


8.4


1.8


31.8


-


115.9


(40.0)


75.9

Diluted EPS – continuing operations


1.47


0.04


0.17


0.04


0.65


-


2.37


(0.82)


1.55



(a)   

To eliminate:


  • a $1.1 million adjustment in the first quarter of 2013 to the amount of gain recognized on a 2010 business acquisition in Mexico as a result of a favorable adjustment to the purchase price received in the first quarter of 2013.
  •  $1.7 million of adjustments in the third and fourth quarters of 2013 primarily related to the January 2013 acquisition of Rede Trel in Brazil.
  • $3.1 million in adjustments in the fourth quarter of 2013 related to the increase in a loss contingency assumed in the 2010 Mexico acquisition and the impairment of an intangible asset acquired in the 2009 India acquisition.
  • a $2.6 million tax adjustment related to the Belgium disposition.



(b)   

To eliminate currency exchange losses related to a 16% devaluation of the official exchange rate in Venezuela from 5.3 to 6.3 bolivars to the U.S. dollar in February 2013.

(c)  

To eliminate employee benefit settlement losses in Mexico. 

(d)  

To eliminate expenses related to U.S. retirement plans.

(e)  

To adjust effective income tax rate in the interim period to be equal to the full-year non-GAAP effective income tax rate.  The full-year non-GAAP effective tax rate for 2013 is 33.3%.

(f)  

Effective March 24, 2014, Brink's began remeasuring its Venezuelan operating results using currency exchange rates reported under a newly established currency exchange process in Venezuela (the "SICAD II process").  The rate published for this process averaged 51 for the last 7 days in March 2014 and 50 at March 31, 2014. This adjustment reflects a hypothetical remeasurement of Brink's Venezuela's 2013 revenue and operating results using a rate of 50 bolivars to the U.S. dollar, which approximates the rate observed in the new SICAD II currency exchange process in March 2014.  Losses that would have been recognized in 2013 had Brink's used a rate of 50 bolivars to the U.S. dollar to remeasure its net monetary assets have been excluded from this adjustment and the Adjusted Non-GAAP results.

(g)  

Non-GAAP results adjusted for Venezuelan results at 50 bolivars per U.S. dollar.


Amounts may not add due to rounding.

 

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"We're bringing out a new application monitoring system to the DevOps space. It manages large enterprise applications that are distributed throughout a node in many enterprises and we manage them as one collective," explained Kevin Barnes, President of eCube Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place in November in Silicon Valley, California.
SYS-CON Events announced today that delaPlex will exhibit at SYS-CON's @CloudExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. delaPlex pioneered Software Development as a Service (SDaaS), which provides scalable resources to build, test, and deploy software. It’s a fast and more reliable way to develop a new product or expand your in-house team.
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regu...
WebRTC sits at the intersection between VoIP and the Web. As such, it poses some interesting challenges for those developing services on top of it, but also for those who need to test and monitor these services. In his session at WebRTC Summit, Tsahi Levent-Levi, co-founder of testRTC, reviewed the various challenges posed by WebRTC when it comes to testing and monitoring and on ways to overcome them.
Every successful software product evolves from an idea to an enterprise system. Notably, the same way is passed by the product owner's company. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Oleg Lola, CEO of MobiDev, will provide a generalized overview of the evolution of a software product, the product owner, the needs that arise at various stages of this process, and the value brought by a software development partner to the product owner as a response to these needs.
The Internet of Things can drive efficiency for airlines and airports. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Sudip Majumder, senior director of development at Oracle, discussed the technical details of the connected airline baggage and related social media solutions. These IoT applications will enhance travelers' journey experience and drive efficiency for the airlines and the airports.
For organizations that have amassed large sums of software complexity, taking a microservices approach is the first step toward DevOps and continuous improvement / development. Integrating system-level analysis with microservices makes it easier to change and add functionality to applications at any time without the increase of risk. Before you start big transformation projects or a cloud migration, make sure these changes won’t take down your entire organization.
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
In the first article of this three-part series on hybrid cloud security, we discussed the Shared Responsibility Model and examined how the most common attack strategies persist, are amplified, or are mitigated as assets move from data centers to the cloud. Today, we’ll look at some of the unique security challenges that are introduced by public cloud environments. While cloud computing delivers many operational, cost-saving and security benefits, it takes place in a public, shared and on-demand ...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sudarshan Krishnamurthi, a Senior Manager, Business Strategy, at Cisco Systems, will discuss how IT and operational technology (OT) work together, as opposed to being in separate siloes as once was traditional. Attendees will learn how to fully leverage the power of IoT in their organization by bringing the two sides together and bridging the communication gap. He will also look at what good leadership must entail in order to accomplish this, and how IT managers ca...
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).