On Monday 16 April, 14new partners were officialy welcomed to the HSD community during the weekly HSD Campus lunch. The expertise of these partners reflects the wide variety of the security cluster. Richard Franken (executive director HSD) introduced the new partners to the community in the presence of Wim Kuijken (chairman HSD board).
The new partners DongIT, HackersHub, Hiscox, ICT 2.0, Verint, Pointer Corporate Finance, Recorded Future, Leap, Kivu, E2Labs, Strict Cyber Security, Nuctech, BW Ventures and SAS NL were invited to pitch themselves to the community. During their pitches, the new partners briefly introduced their organisation and talked about the added value for them to join HSD.
Winston Krone, Global Managing Director at Kivu: “I’m impressed by the amount of companies that are connected to HSD. This cluster is in someway comparable to Silicon Valley: it's an inspiring community for innovation which offers a lot of useful connections and network possibilities. According to my experiences, collaboration between multiple parties is a trend, it is becoming of increasing importance. I see huge potential in this cluster."
From left to right: Joris den Bruinen (HSD), Mirella Tijhaar (HSD), Alex van Eesteren (Startmail.com/Startpage.com), Winston Krone (Kivu), Mick Gesner (HackersHub), Nander Hokwerda (HackersHub), Alex Shopski (Kivu), Wim Kuijken (chairman HSD Board), Daniël Wongsodikromo (ICT 2.0), Sander de Jong (Verint), Steven Naarding (Recorded Future), Patrick Jagusiak (DongIT), Thijs Bakker (Leap), Waheed Rahman (ICT 2.0), Hidde de Lange (Pointer Corporate Finance), Rob van Schaik (Pointer Corporate Finance), Hans Leenards (Hiscox), Richard Franken (HSD).
Richard Franken: "I'm pleased to see that a variety of organisations find their way to the HSD Community and want to participate in our ecosystem. This first quarter of 2018 already results in 14 new partners who see the importancy to collaborate in this community for a more secure society. This also leads to more focus for future security talent and more business activity."