ISE® Central Sponsor Information

On behalf of T.E.N., thank you for being a sponsor of the ISE® Central Executive Forum and Awards 2020. We look forward to working with you on this exciting event and want to help you take full advantage of your sponsorship.  Feel free to contact T.E.N. if you have any questions.

Information Security Executive of the Year Awards

Your ISE® Programs Primary Contact:   Samantha Caplan

Senior Director of Corporate Communications & ISE® Nominations:   Kimberly Martin

Key Dates and Deliverables

Nomination Deadline: July 17, 2020
White Paper(s) for website due August 12, 2020
Verify your passport-for-prizes item August 12, 2020
Submit sponsor booth items August 19, 2020
Submit Zoom information August 21, 2020
Submit Demo Video August 19, 2020
Banner Ad for website and app due August 14, 2020
Business Intelligence Survey Complete August 21, 2020
Registration of your attendees August 26, 2020
ISE® Central Executive Forum & Awards September 2, 2020

Your Digital Lounge Sponsor Booth

During the Digital ISE® Executive Forum & Awards Program, T.E.N. will host an unobstructed, concurrently-running ISE® Digital Lounge where executives can visit virtual booths for sponsors, read banners of information, visit links, enter a Zoom session hosted by the sponsor for deeper conversations and more. The ISE® Digital Lounge runs from 1:00pm to 5:00pm local time via GoExhibit, a digital event space with realistic sponsor booths customized for each individual sponsor. GoExhibit’s capabilities allows the T.E.N. team to keep track of which executives visit your booth to help your team understand who you encountered during the event.

As part of your sponsorship you will be able to provide the imagery, text, and links to customize your ISE® Digital Booth. Your booth has three banners, one welcome podium, two text panels, and two link panels for customizing. GoExhibit will work with T.E.N. to tailor your booth to these provided materials to provide the best experience for your team and visiting executives.

Please provide the following information no later than Wednesday, August 19th by 5pm ET.

Digital Booth Deliverables

Please contact Samantha Caplan for banner image specs and an example image of an ISE® Digital Lounge Booth to help your team visualize what your booth requires.

URL Recommendations

We recommend three options for your two URLs:
- Zoom Session: Sponsor-hosted Zoom session where you may invite executives to join your team and chat. Video chat is welcome, as is using your session’s Chat window to send private chats to specific executives in your session. This is a benefit included in your sponsorship, and as such it is strongly recommended you utilize this option for one of your links. Please see the next page about details for this session.
- Website Homepage: A link to your company’s website so visiting executives can click through to your website.
- A Downloads Page: A sponsor-hosted downloads page where executives can view digital brochures, white papers, research, and other materials to help an executive learn more about your company and share the information with their team.

Sponsor-Hosted Zoom Session

Your sponsorship includes the option to host a Zoom session as one of your URLs for your booth. This is a Zoom session launched and hosted by your team, wherein your team can further engage with executives at the event who seek more in depth discussion with your team.

This Zoom session would be open for the duration of the ISE® Digital Lounge from 1:00 to 5:00pm local time. However, should you choose to continue conversations with executives currently in your session at the conclusion of the ISE® Digital Lounge, your session may stay open after the event for as long as you like—however, access for new attendees via the ISE® Digital Lounge Booth would be closed.

T.E.N. can provide a Zoom session in your stead if necessary, but with limitations—a T.E.N. Zoom session will only be open from the 12:00 to 6:00pm local time window. At the conclusion of the ISE® Digital Lounge, this session would be emptied and closed. Further conversations with any remaining executives in the session would not be possible. Only team members delegated in your deliverables as representatives in the ISE® Digital Lounge will be permitted to engage with executives in these Zoom sessions.

Sponsor-Hosted Zoom Session Deliverables

Should you choose to provide a Zoom Session for one of your ISE® Digital Lounge Booth URLs, please provide the following information by Wednesday, August 21st by 5pm ET.
- Zoom Session URL
- Zoom Session Password

Zoom Sessions during the event should disable the waiting room feature.

Website Banner Ad Specifications

A benefit of the exabyte sponsorship is inclusion of a spotlight banner ad on the homepage of the T.E.N. website. We must receive your ad by August 14, 2020 to be included in the application.

Exabyte sponsor’s website banner ad specs
220w x 220h pixel JPG or PNG banner (please also provide the URL you would like the banner ad to link to)

Verify Your Passport for Prizes

The Passport-for-Prize item (valued at $100 or more) is raffled off on behalf of your company at the end of the event and winners will be announced the following day via T.E.N.’s social media platforms. In your post event items, you will also receive the contact information of the executive who won your passport.Please let us know what item you will be offering by August 12th.


A benefit of sponsorship is inclusion of your whitepapers in the ISE Knowledgebase web portal and provided to executives in the post-program communications. These whitepapers are due by August 12th, 2020.

  • Exabyte Sponsors may send up to three (3) whitepapers for inclusion
  • Kilobyte sponsors may send two (2) whitepapers for inclusion
  • Supporting sponsors may send one (1) whitepaper for inclusion

Business Intelligence

We are thrilled to have you on board as a sponsor! In order for us to fulfill the business intelligence aspect of your sponsorship contract, we would appreciate your response to the survey link below. I realize some of you may have done this previously for other regions—we have slightly altered the survey in an effort to better match sales leads so it is important that you do it one more time! This will enable us to provide you with the most relevant intelligence in order to make your investment worthwhile. Please have this survey completed by August 21st 2020. Please click here to take the survey

About the Executive Forum

The ISE® Central Awards are held in conjunction with an Executive Forum which includes a keynote address from the previous year’s executive winner as well as interactive roundtable discussions. In addition, the program includes interactive roundtable discussions and hot topic panel discussions. The program offers the opportunity to meet with peers and leading IT executives from across the region to discuss and share insights into today's issues and solutions. Visit our website for the detailed agenda.