Supply chains: Balancing efficiency and resilience | SASIG
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Thursday 23 May 2024, 9.30am – 3pm (BST)

In person only – Oxford

In association with


Supply chains are a fact of life for all of us. They are the manifestation of human collaboration, the ability to work together, and have been around from the moment we left our hunter-gatherer past behind us. Organisations and individuals depend on an ever more complex network of suppliers in the physical and digital world to get things done. But supply chains are not only the enabler – too often they are the vulnerable back door to an organisation. A point our adversaries have recognised for some time.

We are delighted to host this event with Oxford Brookes University, which focuses on managing supply chain risk by identifying who is critical to our business delivery, improving the efficiency of managing physical and digital suppliers, and helping small businesses become more secure. Because despite being the least likely to have the resources, time or knowledge to improve their digital resilience, small and micro businesses constitute so much of our supply chain. We will also explore why ensuring the integrity of our supply chain is a team sport and why collaboration is the best way to reduce the potential for our suppliers to be an inadvertent latter-day fifth column, undermining us from within.

Please note, this event can only be attended in person – there will be no live stream or recording available.

Presentations on the day include:

Welcome and introductions
Tarquin Folliss OBE (info), Vice Chairman, The SASIG
Dr Anna Cartwright (info), Associate Professor, Principal Lecturer in Accounting, Finance and Economics, Oxford Brookes University

Opening keynote: Striking the balance – efficiency and resilience in supply chains
Dr Anna Cartwright (info), Associate Professor, Principal Lecturer in Accounting, Finance and Economics, Oxford Brookes University
Edward Cartwright (info), Professor of Economics, De Montfort University

Panel session: Understanding your supply chain – who could kill your business?
Facilitated by Tarquin Folliss OBE (info), Vice Chairman, The SASIG
Dr Amool Raina, Senior Manager, Production and Industrialisation, Oxford Space Systems
Matt Watson (info), UK Director of Product Management, BlueVoyant
Mark Brown (info), Global Managing Director Digital Trust Consulting, BSI

Future-proofing supply chains: Security, efficiency, innovation
David Fairnie (info), Principal Consultant Supply Chain Security, Risk Management and Resilience, EMEA, BSI

A new way to understand and address third-party risk management
Haydn Brooks (info), CEO, Risk Ledger

Building cyber resilience: Adopting a breach-ready mindset
Rob Demain (info), CEO and Founder, e2e-assure

Panel session: Helping SMEs to help themselves
Facilitated by Dr Ismini Vasileiou (info), Associate Professor in Information Systems & Director, East Midlands Cyber Cluster
Helen Barge (info), Cyber Security Representative, Federation of Small Businesses
Tom Russell (info), Head of System Engagement, NHS England
DI Chris White (info), Head of Cyber & Innovation, South East Cyber Resilience Centre

We look forward to welcoming you to this event.

All SASIG events operate under the Chatham House Rule and there is no charge to attend. Refreshments and lunch will be kindly provided by our hosts.

Places at this event are limited, so please register early to avoid disappointment. All applications will be reviewed, and a confirmation email with full venue details will be sent to those who are eligible within 3 working days of application.

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