• 8 Dec 2023
  • In-person

Cliveden Breakfast Power of procurement

Breakfast meeting on cyber threats in the supply chain, held at Cliveden House

Sponsored by Darkbeam

Cyber threats are an ever-growing risk for businesses; join us at this session to learn about the power of a supply chain resilient against such threats.

More than ever the world around supply chains is changing at unprecedented speed. Businesses are facing increasing costs and disruption driven by world events, with a workforce facing many of these challenges for the first time.

At this insightful event you will firstly hear from Chris Ward, the Deputy Commercial Head of the Ministry of Defence and then our second speaker, Charlie Clarke founder of Darkbeam, will enlighten you on the vulnerabilities within every supply chain and how to mitigate potential risks.

A delicious full English breakfast is included. 


Charlie Clarke, Founder of Darkbeam

As an experienced professional and successful leader, Charles comes with a strong track record in creating innovative opportunities for business growth. He co-founded Roslyn Data Technologies and Darkbeam, bringing with him a key focus on technology, cyber security and digital risk in the supply chain. Charles is also a mentor for ex-servicemen and actively supports charity work, strongly believing in the human spirit of “giving”.

Chris Ward

Chris Ward is Deputy Commercial Head of the Ministry of Defence's Defence Infrastruction Organisation Commercial Team and Chair of the Thames Valley Branch of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.

Currently responsible for the largest alliance of it's kind investing over £5bn in the miliary estate, over the years Chris has procured everything from from stationary and IT equipment to flood defences and Critical National Infrastructure whilst developing and mentoring procurement and commercial professionals. Chris is looking forward to unpacking the value of what procurement and supply chain professionals can bring to organisations and beyond.



Darkbeam enables organisations to manage their exposure to cybersecurity risks through suppliers.

With an automated platform and expert service; your business can protect itself, its employees and its customers from the damage caused when a supplier is attacked. Without adding to your team's workload.

Manage supply chain cyber risks, detect data breaches and protect your business in one powerful platform.

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