Host: James Sproule, Chief Economist and Director of Policy, IoD
James Sproule has been Chief Economist and Director of Policy for the Institute of Directors since January 2014. Prior to joining the IoD James lead Accenture’s UK Research and global Capital Markets Research where he focused on Thought Leadership. He started his financial career as a merchant bank economist working with both Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank and Dresdner Kleinwort, and eventually helped to found the boutique bank Augusta and Company.
Before embarking on a career in economics, James was a signals officer in the Royal Navy.
Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture
Matt Hancock was appointed Minister of State responsible for digital and culture policy at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on 15 July 2016. He was elected Conservative MP for West Suffolk on 6 May 2010. In addition to cyber security and cyber resilience, his responsibilities include the arts, broadband rollout, culture, the creative industries, data protection and the Government’s digital strategy.
In September 2012 Matt was asked to become Minister for Skills in the Department for Business and Department for Education. In September 2013 he was promoted to become Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise, and served as Minister of State for Business, Enterprise and Energy from July 2014 to May 2015. Matt then served as Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General from May 2015 until July 2016.
Professor Richard Benham, Chairman, The National Cyber Management Centre
Richard Benham was the world’s first formal Professor of Cyber Security Management, lecturing at Coventry Business School and at the UK’s National Cyber Skills Centre where he is Professor in Residence. He is also a Visiting Professor in Policing at Staffordshire University and also in Cyber Security Management at the University of Gloucestershire. Professor Benham has 30 years’ experience in banking, law enforcement and cybernetics. In 2013 he published “The Cyber Ripple Theory®” which is widely recognised as the World’s first Cyber Management Theory and includes the human elements of Cyber Security. He is the author of The National MBA in Cyber Security, The National Cyber Awareness Course and Cyber in the Boardroom®.
Emma Carr, Head of Technology, Hanover Communications
Emma provides strategic political and public affairs advice to Hanover’s technology, media and telecoms clients. She also leads on Hanover’s cyber security offering, helping companies navigate the strategic and reputational challenges that a cyber attack can bring. Previously Emma was Director of the privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch, where she led the NGO’s campaigns. She regularly appeared in the media, including on Sky News, BBC News, BBC Newsnight and Radio 4 Today. Emma was also named one of PR Weeks 30 under 30 in 2015.
Joe Lynam, Business Presenter/Correspondent, BBC
Joe joined the BBC as a junior 'meet ‘n greet' in 2001 but has risen to become one of the most respected correspondents for business and economics news across all the BBC’s national and global outlets. Joe features regularly on the main One, Six and Ten O’clock TV news bulletins, BBC World News, Radio Five Live as well as regularly presenting the business news on Radio 4’s flagship Today programme. Joe was awarded the prestigious ‘Wincott Prize’ for journalism in 2016. He was was shortlisted for the ‘Journalist of the Year’ award by the Royal Statistical Society as well as ‘Broadcaster of the Year’ at the Headline Money Awards.
Troels Oerting, Group Chief Information Security Officer, Barclays
Troels is the Chief Information and Security Officer at Barclays. He has more than 35 years’ experience in Law Enforcement - the last 15 in senior management positions in Danish and International police organizations with a focus on ICT security. He is the former Director of Danish NCIS, National Crime Squad, SOCA and Director of operations in Danish Security Intelligence Service. Assistant Director in Europol's IMT Department, Assistant Director in Europol's Operational Department and Head of European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and acting Head of Europol's Counter Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Centre.
Sir George Zambellas, Founder and CEO, CobWeb Cyber Security
Sir George Zambellas is Founder and CEO of CobWeb Cyber Security. As former First Sea Lord, he set the Royal Navy's cyber policy to prepare the Service for the acquisition of many billions of pounds worth of leading edge technical equipment, including new carriers and nuclear submarines, as well as the personnel data and operational IP that directly supports delivery of capability. So, he knows the risk. Sir George will outline the mechanisms that best allow business to grip the challenge without being overwhelmed, to hold CEOs to account for their cyber leadership, and to recognise that only a whole-of-business approach in the expanding world of the Internet of Things is enough to protect the most precious and valued components of an enterprise.
Dr Jessica Barker, Director, J L Barker Ltd
Dr Jessica Barker specialises in the human side of cyber security. Running her own consultancy business, Jessica is engaged by organisations of all sizes, from large multi-national companies to SMEs, across the defence, health, financial and retail sectors. She advises organisations how they can keep their information safe while getting the most out of it. Jessica’s consultancy work involves leading and delivering information security audits, from which she develops roadmaps which take organisations on a journey of improved cyber security maturity. Jessica also specialises in learning and development packages which raise cyber security awareness and improve behaviours.
Richard Kelly, Senior Cyber Underwriter, Hiscox
Richard became a senior underwriter in the Hiscox specialist technology and cyber team in 2016, following seven years with another technology insurer. Richard’s role at Hiscox includes reviewing and refreshing the Hiscox technology and cyber proposition in a rapidly changing environment; educating underwriters, brokers and clients of the role of cyber and data risks cover through training and seminars; managing the performance of the Hiscox technology and cyber portfolios; and assessing and underwriting risks. Hiscox is proud to now insure over 40,000 clients within this sector in the UK and Ireland.
Ian Dyson, Commissioner, City of London Police
Ian Dyson joined the City of London Police as Commander in September 2010 leading initially on organisational change, and later as the chief officer lead on Economic Crime, expanding the force’s national fraud responsibilities. He was also the National Police lead for Contact Management and led the national roll out for the 101 non-emergency number. Two years later he was promoted to Assistant Commissioner leading cultural change, leadership and development within the Force. His portfolio covered Performance Management, Business Continuity, the Transformation Programme and Strategic Development. He is the National Policing Lead on Information Assurance. He was promoted to Commissioner on 3rd January 2016.
Emma Green, Head of Wider Economy and Society Engagement, Cyber Security - Department for Media, Culture and Sport
Emma Green is Head of the Cyber Security Economy and Society Engagement Team in Department for Culture, Media and Sport. She has responsibility for the Government’s work to improve cyber security across the economy and ensure all organisations have in place appropriate measures to detect cyber attacks and to protect themselves and their customers from malicious online activity. Emma has extensive experience as a policy professional in departments including the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
Etienne Greeff, CTO, SecureData
Etienne Greeff is one of the early pioneers of the information security industry who has spent over 20 years promoting the innovative use of technology and services to solve complex customer issues. Having joined the company in 2001, he has overseen its transformation from an $8million business to a circa $50million operation and has a strategy in place to grow the business through the development of proprietary security intelligence alongside innovative technology and expert services.
Prior to SecureData, Etienne has founded, grown and successfully exited a number of information security businesses. He is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa with a BSc in Electrical Engineering.
Tom Saunders, Group Chief Information Officer, BSI
Tom recently joined BSI (British Standards Institution) as Group Chief Information Officer and is currently responsible for leading BSI’s technology organization, delivering IT systems, services, infrastructure, development and governance to the entire business.
With extensive experience in performance improvements, transformations and recoveries, Tom also has a wealth of technical and managerial knowledge. Tom’s senior level information security and technology roles over the last twenty years have included business change, IT and Information security, and technology leadership for numerous high-profile public and private sector organizations. Prior to becoming Group CIO at BSI, Tom held senior positions in UK and global organizations including Barclays, HBOS, the Home Office, UK Ministry of Defence and the Co-op Bank.
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