SOURCE: Executive Alliance

October 04, 2007 01:13 ET

Standard Chartered Bank Leader Wins Information Security Executive (ISE) United Kingdom and Ireland Award 2007

ISE Awards Programme Honours Nominees in London, England

Colin Clark, Head of Corporate Business Control at Somerfield Stores Limited, Wins ISE United Kingdom and Ireland Project Award for 2007

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - October 4, 2007) - Executive Alliance, creator and provider of premium leadership-recognition forums and events worldwide, announced today the winners of the ISE United Kingdom and Ireland Awards 2007.

Dr John Meakin, Group Head of Information Security at Standard Chartered Bank was selected by the judges to win the United Kingdom and Ireland 2007 Executive of the Year Award. Dr Meakin was recognized for his leadership and innovative approach to information security. He and eleven other nominees from Great Britain were honoured at a ceremony held during the ISE United Kingdom and Ireland Awards Gala in London, England.

Colin Clark, Head of Corporate Business Control at Somerfield Stores Limited, was named the ISE United Kingdom and Ireland Project Award Winner for 2007. He received this accolade for his outstanding achievement and leadership while successfully completing an IT security project in the last 12 to 18 months.

Three ISE Finalists, including Dr Meakin and Mr Clark were showcased during the evening event. The other finalist was Adrian Asher, Global Head of Information Security, Betfair.

The awards gala was preceded by the ISE Executive Forum, an interactive platform that allowed the executives to discuss issues at the forefront of their business priorities. The ISE Forum was moderated by prominent industry leaders from Idaho National Lab, USA -- Michael J. Assante, Infrastructure Protection Strategist / Business Manager, National & Homeland Security and Aaron Turner, CISSP, CISM, Cyber Security Strategist, National & Homeland Security.

"The stature of the ISE Award is validated by the prominent class of finalists and winners whom I had the pleasure to meet in London," said Marci McCarthy, CEO of Executive Alliance. "The judges did not have an easy task to choose a winner from the great lineup of nominees; however, what made their job difficult is exactly what makes the ISE Award Gala a resounding success."

About the ISE United Kingdom and Ireland 2007 Sponsors

The ISE United Kingdom and Ireland Forum and Awards 2007, a property of Executive Alliance, Inc., was brought to the business community by the following sponsors: Gigabyte Sponsors -- Symantec; Kilobyte -- ArcSight, Courion, e-DMZ Security, GuardianEdge, Ounce Labs, Passlogix; Exclusive Media Sponsor -- Infosecurity Magazine.


About Executive Alliance and the ISE Awards

Executive Alliance is the creator and provider of premium leadership-recognition forums that honour and celebrate outstanding achievement of executives worldwide. These forums facilitate deep relationships within a network of peers; provide visibility for executives and their companies, and offer access and insight into the leaders of industries. Through an extensive platform of collaborative events, which include Industry Award Events, Summits, Executive Forums, Private Receptions and Customised Programmes, Executive Alliance creates interactive assemblies for bringing together top executives and innovators in their field.

Recognised by Morgan Keegan as the largest and most widely recognised awards programme for IT security executives, the ISE Award Programme Series includes the ISE Southeast Award (Atlanta, GA), ISE Central Award (Dallas, TX), ISE Mid-Atlantic Award (Washington, DC), ISE United Kingdom and Ireland Award (London, England), ISE West Award (San Francisco, CA), ISE Northeast Award (New York, NY), and the ISE US National Award (Washington, DC). For more information on this prestigious award series, visit www.infosecaward.com.

Contact Information

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    Executive Alliance, Inc.
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