I head up marketing for SASIG Events. Over the past year I have been working hard on a refresh of the SASIG brand and website. I love working with such a dynamic and dedicated team of people. There is never a dull day at SASIG and a definite perk is our beautiful countryside office
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From customer service, social media, project coordination to account management, my work background has been very varied to say the least. I have utilised and improved my organisation skills throughout all my roles. As SASIG Administrator, I use my keen eye for detail in coordinating the smooth running of events. I’m extremely goal-orientated and people focused, except for my time spent talking about my dogs and especially when Doris, the office dog, comes to visit and requires a lap cushion.
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I am responsible for the operation of our exciting SASIG events, including coordinating the high-quality speakers the conferences attract. Previously with The Security Company, I bring substantial project and account management experience to my new role. It's great how we enable the conversation on security between world-leading organisations, developing our events in an ever-changing and increasingly digital world.
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Cyber Security Connect UK Consultant
I am responsible for coordinating the delegates of our brand-new Cyber Security Connect UK event. My previous experience as SASIG administrator has helped enormously, connecting with people who work in cybersecurity and giving me considerable knowledge of the industry. I have been fascinated by the world of fraud and security since I was a child. I am proud to also give presentations at events, based on my own experiences, sharing my knowledge as a "nerdy millennial" and online gamer
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Chairman and Founder
When I founded SASIG more than 15 years ago I would not have believed the exciting, stimulating (and, on occasion, frightening) adventure I had embarked upon. The high-quality speakers at our meetings and the engaging content that they cover are of course fundamental to our success. But it is the spirit, enthusiasm and loyalty of our members that is at the heart of all our activities. When I look back now at all that we have achieved together, then I am proud beyond words.
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My main responsibility is to coordinate our SASIG events. I have worked in the events industry since studying Events Management at university and have never looked back. I love the challenge and diversity of SASIG as no two events are ever the same. Organisation is my strongest skill, and I am determined to ensure that every event runs like clockwork.
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