ERI Shares Examples of Innovative Partnerships as Part of Cyber Investing Summit Panel

, 05/17/2018
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NEW YORK – May 17, 2018— David Hirschler, Director of OEM, Sustainability and Legislative Affairs for ERI, the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste and the world’s largest cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, shared insights about effective partnerships in the age of digital security threats as part of a panel discussion at the Cyber Investing Summit Tuesday at Convene – Financial District in New York City.

Hirschler joined a group of other noted cybersecurity partnering experts including James Patchett, President & CEO of the New York City Economic Development Corporation; and Mary Dickinson, CEO of Artemis Cyber,  for the panel titled “Cybersecurity Sector Partnerships.”

Attendees at the third annual Cyber Investing Summit explored the financial opportunities, trends, challenges, and investment strategies available in the high growth cyber security sector. Participants included more than 200 of the leading cyber professionals, technology analysts, venture capitalists, fund managers, investment advisors, government experts, and more.

“In this age of rampant cybercrime, identity theft and hardware hacking, it’s time for government agencies, businesses and individuals to find ways to come together and create innovative partnerships to help secure digital data as a crucial top priority,” said Hirschler. “It has been an honor to be asked to present at this vitally important conference and as part of the partnering topic alongside such knowledgeable and insightful co-panelists.”

During the discussion, Hirschler shared some of ERI’s own recent partnership success stories including innovative work co-creating the ecycleNYC residential e-waste collection program as part of an alliance with the City of New York and participating electronics manufacturers. He also discussed ERI’s successful partnership with Staples helping provide data destruction services to its B2B clients.

“Digital security continues to be a red hot topic and forward-thinking organizations are working to find ways to collaborate to solve the problem,” said Cyber Investing Summit Co-Founder Lindsey Lachman. “We decided to provide a panel discussion this year in exactly that, and having leading players like ERI, Artemis and the City of New York’s Economic Development Corporation discussing cyber security and innovative partnerships made sense.”


About ERI

ERI, the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste and the world’s largest ITAD and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, is certified to de-manufacture and recycle every type of electronic waste in an environmentally responsible manner. ERI processes more than 275 million pounds of electronic waste annually at eight locations, serving every zip code in the United States. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-ERI-DIRECT or visit

About the Cyber Investing Summit

The Cyber Investing Summit is an all-day conference focusing on the financial opportunities and trends in the rapidly growing cyber security industry. Additional information regarding the Cyber Investing Summit can be found at

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