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Access-2-Market, 21 November 2023, Rennes (France)

The newest ECCC Access-2-Market Matchmaking Event is set to take place on 21 November in Rennes, France. 

The newest ECCC Access-2-Market Matchmaking Event, co-organised with the French National Coordination Centre (NCC-FR), the Women4Cyber Foundation, Sopra Steria, Pole d’Excellence Cyber, Région Bretagne, and Klecha & Co., and powered by the European Cybersecurity Community project (ECCO), is set to take place on 21 November as part of the European Cyber Week in Rennes, France. 
This event aims to provide a customised platform for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and corporate leaders to connect with some of Europe’s most distinguished cybersecurity providers. Join us in Rennes to engage with fellow stakeholders from the European Cybersecurity Community and participate in the exchange of insights and ideas revolving around one of the most critical topics in cybersecurity today: “Critical Infrastructure”. 

Besides the pitches and outstanding networking opportunities, experts have been invited to dig deep into the dedicated theme of the day, offering invaluable insights through keynote speeches. 

For European scale-ups and large-growth companies: Ambitious to pitch on a European stage?

Cybersecurity companies that have developed innovative solutions or products are encouraged to apply to pitch in this event. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your expertise and share your insights with an audience of enthusiastic cybersecurity buyers and market participants (such as CISOs, integrators and investors).   

To be eligible for the event, your company should submit a 13-slide pitch deck illustrating how it aligns with the selection criteria. Applying companies are required to have their main headquarters in Europe and a minimum of 51% European capital in their ownership structure.  

The selection criteria may be found HERE

To express your interest in pitching, please send an email to Stephane Grousseau at stephane [dot] grousseauatsoprasteria [dot] com (stephane[dot]grousseau[at]soprasteria[dot]com), attaching your 13-slide pitch deck (pdf, maximum 1 MB in size). When preparing your application, strive to make it compelling and concise. The selection committee will choose 10 European providers to present during the ECCC Access-2-Market matchmaking event. 

The submission deadline is 27 October 2023 by Close of Business (COB). 

The Judging Panel: The Access-2-Market event will feature a Judging Panel consisting mostly of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs). This time the Panel will include prominent figures in the cybersecurity field, including Jacques BODILIS (ARKEA), Jean-Pierre BOURBIGOT (EDF), Gwenaelle QUEMENER (ComCyber), François MASSARDIER (DGA), Quentin BESNARD (Tikehau Capital), Lucie POIRAUD (Groupe ATLANTIC), and other European CISOs who will complete the Panel. 

Call for CISOs, business leaders and other enthusiasts

Are you an investor, industry expert or other cybersecurity enthusiast interested in joining the ECCC Access-2-Market matchmaking event as an attendee? Attendance is open to all who have registered for the European Cyber Week. Have you not registered yet? We welcome you to register on their website.

Programme of the event:

13:30 – 13:45: Opening remarks by Geoffroy HERMANN (NCC-FR). 
13:45 – 15:00: 1st pitch session. 
15:00 – 15:30: Intermission. 
15:30 – 15:45: Keynote speech by Jacques BODILIS (ARKEA CISO). 
15:45 – 16:45: 2nd pitch session. 
16:45 – 17:00: Closing keynote by Jean-Pierre BOURBIGOT (EDF CISO). 

For more information about the event, please visit HERE

  • cybersecurity
  • Tuesday 21 November 2023, 13:30 - 17:00 (CET)

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Tuesday 21 November 2023, 13:30 - 17:00 (CET)