Jo-Ann Smith, Absolute’s Director of Technology Risk Management & Data Privacy, joined a panel yesterday at the #BCTECH Summit, BC’s largest technology conference. The event brought together tech entrepreneurs, anchor companies, and business leaders to exchange ideas around innovation and growth.

Absolute partnered with Microsoft during #BCTECH to showcase our innovative Application Persistence product, helping demonstrate the power of self-healing endpoint security. Application Persistence was recently recognized by Cyber Defense Magazine as the Editor’s Choice Winner for Application Security Solution.

Jo-Ann’s panel —  “Grappling With Privacy and Security in the IoT Age: Aiming to Win” — discussed the deep-reaching social, economic and security impacts of digital technology and the need to foster a strong public-private partnership to combat cybersecurity threats.

The panel was led by Gary Perkins, executive director & chief information security officer, Province of British Columbia, and also included Keith Cerny, chief technology officer at ACL, and Richard Wilding, director, new ventures at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence.