Woburn, MA, August, 1, 2017 – Kaspersky Lab North America announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab, to its 2017 list of Top 100 Executives – Top 25 Innovators.
CRN’s annual Top 100 Executives list singles out the IT channel’s most effective CEOs—leaders who play an integral role in shaping the industry, whether by driving huge cultural shifts or forging innovative new routes to success. As part of CRN's Top 100 Executives of 2017 list, the publication has highlighted Eugene Kaspersky as one of the Top 25 Most Innovative Executives, those who recognize today's biggest business challenges and find the most creative ways to solve them.
As the CEO and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab, Eugene Kaspersky leads the world’s largest privately-held vendor of endpoint protection, operating in almost 200 countries and territories worldwide with over 3,700 employees. As CEO of an organization that is considered one of the developers of cybersecurity, the company celebrates its 20-year anniversary this year, which is a significant milestone for Eugene.
Throughout his career, Eugene has earned a number of international awards for his technological, scientific and entrepreneurial achievements. He was voted the World’s Most Powerful Security Exec by SYS-CON Media in 2011, awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Plymouth University in 2012, and named one of Foreign Policy Magazine’s 2012 Top Global Thinkers for his contribution to IT security awareness on a global scale.
“Today’s IT ecosystem is undergoing major changes, from a disruptive, technological innovation boom to the unprecedented shift to a services-driven market,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “For both technology suppliers and solution providers, navigating these uncertain waters and maintaining a competitive edge requires strong leadership and vision. CRN’s 2017 Top 100 Executives actively embody these qualities, providing the exemplary guidance their companies need to thrive in this new environment and move the IT channel forward.”
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is a global cybersecurity company celebrating its 20 year anniversary in 2017. Kaspersky Lab’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky Lab technologies and we help 270,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.
About the Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com
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