Bitdefender to Showcase Cybersecurity Innovation at Web Summit in Lisbon 8-10th November 2016

Bitdefender CEO Florin Talpes to speak about tech innovation drivers in Eastern Europe, mentor startups

BUCHAREST, Romania, Oct. 27, 2016 /CNW/ - Bitdefender, the innovative security software solutions provider, and one of Eastern Europe's most successful tech companies, will showcase its latest technological innovations at Web Summit, booth 749, which will bring together 50,000 tech CEOs, founders, startups, investors and political leaders in Lisbon next month.

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Bitdefender, which protects over 500 million users worldwide with both enterprise and consumer solutions, will highlight advances in smartphone security including Bitdefender BOX, the first integrated home cyber security solution.

Florin Talpes, CEO and founder of Bitdefender, will take the Breakthrough Stage on November 10, 11:50 AM to share insights into why Romania has become a technology innovation hotspot, and may become the "Silicon Valley of Europe." He will also host a mentor hour session that day for four startups, from 13:45 to 14:45 local time.

Facts about Romania:

Romania, one of Europe's hottest start-up scenes, has the highest number of technology workers per capita on the continent. Some 9,000 specialist IT workers graduate from its universities every year, adding to a pool 120,000, about 90% of whom speak English. The government encourages the sector, with incentives ranging up to and including tax exemption. Romania is a popular destination for R&D or support and service centres of IT multinationals with more than 60,000 people working in centres for large U"S technology firms. In the next five years, the industry expects to employ over 150,000 people. Romania is a major and growing hub for technology investment.

Facts about Bitdefender CEO Florin Talpes:

Florin Talpeș, Bitdefender's CEO and founder, is a visionary entrepreneur who has worked in the IT security business for 20 years. After the fall of the Soviet bloc in 1990, with his wife Mariuca, he created Softwin, one of Romania's first private software companies and the mother company of Bitdefender. Founded in 2001, Bitdefender is a global security technology company, delivering solutions protecting over 500 million users in more than 150 countries, from private individuals to employees of the world's largest corporations.

As a founder of the National Association of Software Services Industry, Florin Talpeș has helped develop a major hub in the IT World in Central and Eastern Europe by encouraging international expansion of technology start-ups. In 2016, he received the Most Admired CEO award from Business Magazin, Romania's most prominent business weekly

About Bitdefender

Bitdefender is a global security technology company that provides cutting edge end-to-end cyber security solutions and advanced threat protection to more than 500 million users in more than 150 countries. Since 2001, Bitdefender has consistently produced award-winning business and consumer security technology, and is a provider of choice in both hybrid infrastructure security and endpoint protection. Through R&D, alliances and partnerships, Bitdefender is trusted to be ahead and deliver robust security you can rely on. More information is available at http://www.bitdefender.com/ .

SOURCE Bitdefender

For further information: Media Contact: Contact: Marius Buterchi, Global Consumer PR Lead, E-mail: mbuterchi@bitdefender.com, Telephone: +1-(917)-725-4182


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