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Corporate Donors - Platinum Level

P&T Luxembourg is the leading postal and telecommunications services operator in Luxembourg. P&T also offers a wide range of postal financial services, in particular its CCP Connect e-banking solution. With over 100 post offices and postshops, 4 sales outlets (Luxembourg-Gare, Luxembourg-Cloche d’Or, Luxembourg-Centre and Ettelbrück), call centres for residential customers (freephone: 8002 8004) and professionals (freephone: 8002 4000) and numerous commercial partners, P&T is in close proximity to its customers. P&TLuxembourg is the leading Internet access provider in Luxembourg.

Corporate Donors - Gold Level

Headquartered in Luxembourg, IEE is a global leader in automotive safety sensing systems for occupant detection and classification. The company also provides people and object sensing solutions that enhance building safety, security and management. IEE operates worldwide and employs about 1,400 people. IEE also offer customized input sensing solutions for the car interior, consisting of sliders, scrollers, touchpads and proximity sensors, allowing easy and intuitive navigation. IEE’ strategy for success is based on three principles: close customer collaboration, world class research and development, and optimized manufacturing approach.

SES S. A., headquartered in Luxembourg, is a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of 51 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organisations worldwide. The SES global satellite fleet is complemented by a network of teleports allowing customers to reach 99% of the world's population.

Corporate Donors - Silver Level

BCEE is the Luxembourgish state savings bank providing all the functions of a commercial bank, including retail banking and private banking. BCEE's research interests include access control policies and cloud computing, role-based access control policies, address maintainability problems with roles, agents, resources and permissions.

Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies since the company's inception. This tradition of innovation continues with industry-leading products in the core areas of routing and switching, as well as advanced technologies in areas such as Unified Communications, Network Security, Video, Virtualisation and Cloud Computing.

Google Inc. is an American multinational corporation that provides Internet-related products and services, including internet search, cloud computing, software and advertising technologies. The company was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while both attended Stanford University. Google has been estimated to run over one million servers in data centers around the world and process over one billion search requests and about twenty-four petabytes of user-generated data every day.

IBM is a values-based enterprise applying technology to make the world work better. More than 400.000 IBMers around the world invent and integrate hardware, software and services to enable forward-thinking enterprises to succeed on a smarter planet. IBM is working to develop new business designs and technical architectures that allow our clients' businesses the flexibility required to compete in the global world. Go to http://www.ibm.com/us/en/ (or any of its country-dedicated website components) for more information.

With a staff of over 500, Sogeti Luxembourg is main provider of IT services in Luxembourg. Sogeti works with clients from the public sector and with large and medium-sized private companies and provides a broad range of IT services in different domains of expertise. Sogeti Luxembourg is part of the Sogeti Group, with headquarters in Paris, France, which employs about 20 000 consultants in 15. Sogeti is a world leader in innovative, business-driven quality assurance and testing services. As independent and objective testing specialists, our clients call on us when they need long-term strategic testing solutions, as well as the more immediate pragmatic delivery of testing programs. Our staff members' passion for IT, skills and professionalism are highly valued by our clients. We take pride in our staff's commitment and help them in every way we can to achieve their career objectives.

Corporate Donors - Bronze Level

Microsoft gives an important place to the research. Indeed, its department of research, Microsoft research, is one of the most active research organization in the world. Microsoft research is dedicated to conducting both basic and applied research in computer science and software engineering. Researchers focus on more than 55 areas of computing and collaborate with leading academic, government and industry researchers to advance the state of the art.

Smartesting is a leading independent software provider of an innovative solution that guarantees and certifies the alignment of information system applications with the business processes of the organization. The solution provides a certification approach that automates the production of required functional tests and helps reduce the risks of testing the most critical business applications. Smoothly integrated with mainstream test management solutions, the Smartesting solution accelerates the industrialization of current test practices and enables greater agility for the IT teams. Today deployed by major organizations and system integrators for all business activity sectors, Smartesting extends traditional quality assurance and offers Information System certification capabilities.

The verification and testing of software is constantly gaining in importance, and the stakes in safety-critical areas such as medicine and aviation are high. Therefore software testing experts from Luxembourg have come together in the Luxembourg Testing Board (LTB) to develop and define standardized contents for training in software testing. The LTB is part of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB). The LTB and the ISTQB are both internationally recognized, independent and non-profit organizations.

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, business solutions and outsourcing organization that delivers real results to global businesses, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT and IT-enabled services delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™(GNDM™), recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata Group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 254,000 of the world's best trained consultants in 45 countries. The Company generated consolidated revenues of US $ 10.2 billion for year ended 31 March, 2011 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India.

UBS draws on its 150-year heritage to serve private, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland. They combine their wealth management, investment banking and asset management businesses with their Swiss operations to deliver superior financial solutions. Headquartered in Zurich and Basel, Switzerland, UBS has offices in more than 50 countries, including all major financial centers, and employs approximately 63,520 people.

*Supported by the Fonds National de la Recherche, Luxembourg FNR/12/ISC/47.

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