(This post is also available in Japanese on our Japan website.)
Over 1,200 people attended Palo Alto Networks Day at the Prince Park Tower in Tokyo yesterday, underscoring how security continues to be a top, strategic priority for organizations and the industry at large in Japan.
The morning session of the conference kicked off with a welcome speech by Hiroshi Alley, chairman and president of Palo Alto Networks K.K.
Mark McLaughlin, chairman, president CEO of Palo Alto Networks, then delivered his keynote on protecting our way of life in the digital age and our prevention-based approach to doing so.
Other speakers include René Bonvanie, chief marketing officer and executive vice president of Palo Alto Networks and Heizo Takenaka, Director of the Global Security Research Institute at Keio University, and Japan’s former Minister for Internal Affairs & Communications and Minister of Economic/Fiscal Policy. Rene talked about the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform as well as recent enhancements made to Global Protect, updates to WildFire and AutoFocus and PAN-OS Panorama 7.1 release.
Professor Takenaka delivered a keynote speech on how the economy – global and in Japan – is interconnected and only security can make them robust and successful.
Check out some of the pictures below from the successful event, which also featured Mihoko Matsubara, CSO, Japan, Palo Alto Networks.
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* Event photos taken by Tsugunori Sugawara from Palo Alto Networks, and Hiroshi Haneda, official photographer for Palo Alto Networks Day 2016.