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Cyber Summit

07 Mar 2022
HOST Social, 7th Floor, Blue Tower, MediaCity, Salford, M50 2ST
Cyber Summit

HOST will be opening the festival with the first Cyber Summit in the North West on Monday 7th March at HOST Social, its stunning seventh floor venue that overlooks the digital hub of MediaCity.

In partnership with the Greater Manchester Cyber Security Advisory Group, we will showcase the best of cyber innovation in the region with a variety of inspiring panels, networking, Q&As, expos and a VIP drinks reception. 

Cyber Summit Agenda

10:20 - 10:30am - Welcome to the Cyber Summit

10:30 - 11:30am - Jobs and Future Skills, sponsored by Roke

Looking to the future, the panel will address how the keys to a thriving future ecosystem are in the embracing of diversity and further investment in skills and education.

Panel Chair - Mo Isap, CEO of IN4 Group

Mick Gallagher, Senior Account Manager at Roke

Neil Jones, Managing Director of North West Cyber Resilience Centre

Emma Bateson, graduate from Skills City’s Cyber Bootcamp

12:00 - 1:00pm - The North West Cyber Corridor Vision, sponsored by BAE Systems

This panel will discuss how collaboration is key to unlocking the full potential, and target outcomes of the North West corridor, and what this opportunity means for the future of the geo-region.

Panel Chair – Victoria Knight, Strategic Campaigns Director at BAE Systems

Andrew Elliot, Deputy Director, Cyber Security, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS)

Sarah Kemp, Chief Executive of Lancashire Enterprise Partnership

StJohn Crean, Pro Vice-Chancellor research and enterprise at UCLan

Phil Swan, Digital Director at Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Andrew Roughan, Managing Director at Plexal

1:00 - 2:00pm - Networking lunch, sponsored by WardWiz

2:00 - 4:00pm - Greater Manchester Cyber Showcase

This panel will showcase exciting initiatives like the AI and Cyber Foundries, and accelerator programmes, as well as the innovations of the reigons SMEs. Following this, an SME and Skills Expo will be taking place with booths and presentations from North-West based SMEs and Skills City bootcamps, providing participants with the opportunity to engage directly with the ecosystem.

Panel Chair - Keith Miller, Academic Director of the GM Cyber Foundry and GM AI Foundry

Prof Danny Dresner, Cyber Security at University of Manchester

Roxana Lawton, Enterprise Fellow, Manchester Metropolitan University

Andy Beaden, Chairman of IN4 Group

Seònaid Lafferty, GM Cyber Foundry Project Manager at University of Manchester

Expo exhibitors: Skills City, HOST Cyber, WardWiz, Praeferre, In-House Health, DustID, CodeYourFuture

4:00 - 6:00pm - VIP Drinks Reception, sponsored by Plexal

Organised by In4 Group. Free to attend.


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