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Phil Venables, Goldman Sachs, Receives the 2019 SINET Impact Award

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SINET, a purpose driven organization focused on advancing Cybersecurity
innovation through public-private collaboration, unveiled the winner of
the 2019 SINET Impact Award during their ITSEF
Forum
 at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley on April 11.
Recognized by the SINET Cybersecurity community for his notable
contributions of outstanding significance to this critically important
industry sector, Phil Venables, Senior Advisor (Risk & Cybersecurity)
and Board Director, Goldman Sachs, is the 2019 honoree.

“Phil is a trusted and respected voice in our industry and exemplifies
SINET’s core values and commitment to the advancement of Cybersecurity
innovation,” said Robert Rodriguez, Chairman and Founder of SINET. “Phil
is a believer in the importance of Public Private Partnerships (PPP) and
supports these important efforts. We are proud to recognize Phil as the
2019 recipient of the SINET Impact Award for his contributions to the
Cybersecurity field.”

Established in 2018, the SINET Impact Award was created to recognize a
Cybersecurity professional who has dedicated their professional life to
creating and building a successful community and contributing to the
growth and success of the Cybersecurity industry globally. Recipients of
the annual award are instrumental in the formation and growth of the
Cybersecurity ecosystem and have consistently set high-performance
standards for the industry as a whole.

Each year, SINET founders Robert and Heather Rodriguez honor the
recipient of the award with a $10,000 donation to the charity of their
choice and challenge the SINET Community to pay it forward and match the
gift. Venables has chosen Girls
Who Code
 to be this year’s charitable organization.

Girls Who Code is an international nonprofit organization working to
close the gender gap in technology, and leading the movement to inspire,
educate and equip young women with the computing skills needed to pursue
21st-century opportunities. Girls Who Code started in 2012 with 20 girls
in a New York City conference room. Today, Girls Who Code has taught
185,000 girls how to code. Graduates from their programs are not only
going on to major in computer science and related fields at 15 times the
national average, but they have become change agents in their
communities.

About SINET

SINET is a purpose-driven community whose mission is to advance
innovation and enable global collaboration between the public and
private sectors to defeat Cybersecurity threats. SINET is a
super-connector within the ecosystem of the entrepreneur; bringing
together innovators with executives from the private industry, venture
capital, investment banking, system integration, policy, legal,
academia, science communities as well as the Federal Government’s
civilian, military and intelligence agencies. Our forums and PPP Dinners
take place in Silicon Valley, New York, Toronto, London, Singapore,
Tokyo, Scottsdale, and Washington DC.