Growth Tech Event: Finding, Funding and Analysing Cyber Start-Up’s

27th June 2023 from 6:00pm — 8:00pm • Information Technologists' Hall

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A “Fireside Chat” and open discussion, jointly hosted by the WCIT Entrepreneurship Panel and the Information Security Panel

Cyber Security is a hot topic and effects every one of us. As such, we are delighted to welcome 3 outstanding speakers for our June Event. Professor Victoria Baines (Chair of the Information Security Panel) will host the guest speakers and moderate the open forum discussion and conversation.

The Discussion

Professor Victoria Baines will open the discussion and then moderate the speakers in this unique “fireside chat” approach to the Cyber Security market here the UK. The support, nurturing and mentoring for Security start-up’s is fundamental to the success of the UK market. This forum will offer the attendees the ability to gain an invaluable insight into the UK Cyber security world, the ongoing innovation, the topical issues and the future direction for the crucial cyber protection of our businesses.

There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and discuss with the presenters their views on this crucial market for the information technology landscape here in the UK

The Moderator and our Speakers

Professor Victoria Baines

Victoria is Professor of IT at Gresham College. Her current series of lectures is focused on Humanising Cyberspace and putting citizens back at the heart of IT policy. Her areas of research include digital ethics, electronic surveillance, cybercrime, and the politics of security. She also provides research expertise to a number of international organisations including Interpol, the United Nations, the Council of Europe and the European Commission. For several years Victoria was Facebook’s Trust & Safety Manager for EMEA. Prior to this, Victoria led the Strategy team at Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), where she was responsible for the EU’s cyber threat analysis, and the ground-breaking cybersecurity futures exercise, Project 2020.

Stav Pischits

Stav is a cybersecurity entrepreneur and investor with a particular passion for supporting new, innovative cybersecurity startups to succeed and thrive. Stav co-founded CCL (Cyber Club London) in 2021 to do just that, identifying promising cybersecurity startups to invest in, and providing added value through mentorship and industry connections. Stav also founded Cynance, a cybersecurity consulting company, supporting large and small organisations along their security posture enhancement journeys.

Kevin Isaac

Kevin has held senior positions in cyber security organisations for 25 years including time as Chief Revenue Officer of Forcepoint, Senior Vice President at Symantec and most recently Senior Vice President at Sophos. A 30-year industry technology veteran, he has established a legacy of strong, diverse, and dynamic leadership teams. Mr Isaac is currently advisor to a number of start-ups located in London, Silicon Valley, and Europe

 

Tickets: £12 (inc VAT). Refreshments will be provided. Any surplus will be donated to the WCIT Charity.