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Qi3 organises Network & Grid Security meeting

Qi3 is pleased to announce that registration for the PPARC KITE Club Network & Grid Security meeting is now open. It is being held at Pewterer’s Hall, London on the 14th October 2004.

The meeting should provide valuable information, discussion and networking activity for companies and academic groups facing significant security challenges in managing distributed applications on the Internet and Grids.

Registration for this meeting is free at: www.qi3.co.uk/security

Qi3 is organising this meeting on behalf of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC), as part of ongoing work to increase the level of collaborations between the physics community and UK industry and academia.

Qi3 specialises in the commercialisation of technology, working with government departments, universities, multinational organisations, and large and small technology companies. Qi3 has built a reputation for effective technology translation between public and private sectors, spinout creation, licensing, and sales and marketing for high-tech corporations.

Nathan Hill, Managing Director of Qi3, said “This meeting came about directly as a result of the DTI GlobalWatch mission to CERN that we organised earlier this year. We found out that academia and industry share significant security challenges in managing distributed applications on the Internet and in Grids. Security, authentication and trust are some of the main hurdles to acceptance of distributed applications for inter-enterprise computing.”

John Manley, Director of Utility Computing Research, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Bristol said the following at a conference in May 2004 organised by Qi3 to promote CERN’s openlab in Datagrid Applications to the UK ICT industry: “What seem to be extreme and specialised requirements today become mainstream in 3 – 5 years. To have the right technologies in 3 – 5 years it is necessary to engage with the owners of those extreme requirements today. CERN is the owner of extreme requirements – requirements that are central to the evolution of Utility/Grid Computing. That is why HP is a long-term and active CERN collaborator. Relationships with CERN have to be strategic – things won’t happen in 3 months. The quality of expertise at CERN is world-class – from users, to application authors, to system architects and implementers. If you engage strategically with them, they will engage strategically with you. They have a real and pressing task to execute. CERN is a pioneer in the larger community. Where they go, others follow. CERN’s reach is global … and CERN has a track record”.

For further information on this event please visit the PPARC website at: http://www.pparc.ac.uk/In/N&GS141004.asp

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