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Skills Festival 3 Agenda

Tuesday 22 February 2021

9am – 5pm

(All times GMT)

Festival platform opens at 9am

9am – 10am

Arrival and networking

Introduction and welcome

10am – 10.15am

Martin Smith MBE Chairman and Founder, The SASIG
Simon Hepburn CEO, UK Cyber Security Council


The making of a cybersecurity leader

10.15am – 11.45am

Edmund Rogers Cyber security Engagement Specialist, Ford, and Chairman, SASIG Gateway
Hannah Thomas Security Consultant, Capgemini Invent
Oscar O’Connor Founder and Chief Storyteller, Oscar O’Connor & Co
Helen Rabe Global CSO, Abcam

In this insightful opening session, we interview four cybersecurity professionals, each with their own story to tell. Get an exclusive look into the lives of cybersecurity professionals (both those new to the industry and veterans), how they found their way into the industry, and how they reached the top echelons of our industry.


Industry-impacting factors, stewardship, and delivering the UKCSC mission

11.45am – 12.30pm

Dr Claudia Natanson Chair of the Board of Trustees, UK Cyber Security Council

The number and type of security breaches are increasing, and the fallout still dominates the media spotlight. Breaches remain in the top 10 risks for the World Economic Forum. We look at the cybersecurity profession and why the UK Cyber Security Council must provide stewardship for the highest possible standards of expertise, excellence, professional conduct and practice in the profession. This presentation shares how the Council delivers its mission as the profession’s voice.


12.30pm – 1.30pm

Neurodiversity in cybersecurity

1.30pm – 2pm

Cheryl Winter Director of Operations, Creased Puddle



An introduction to the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge

2pm– 2.30pm

Ben Wainwright Organising Team Member, UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, and Co-Founder, VIVE
Sofia Liemann Escobar 2021 Champion, UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge

The UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge is an annual competition for university students, designed to foster the next generation of cyber policy and strategy leaders. In this session, previous competitors share their experience of the competition and explain how you can get involved – whether that’s as a student, a seasoned professional or an organisation.


Meeting a cyber success story

2.30pm – 3pm

Joanna Goddard Partner, Business Resilience International Management (BRIM)
Hania Mohiuddin Aerospace Systems Engineer, Leonardo

Those who break through glass ceilings don’t always make noise. Join us to hear and understand what it is like to design highly technical aircraft, and to lead thinking and exploratory operations within one of the largest and most prominent companies operating today. Hania is an outstanding role model for any young people wishing to understand where the field of technology can take them. She will explain what ambition has meant for her in her career, what has helped her as a young person within such a technically expert field, and what she would like other young people and women to consider when thinking about their own career progression.


Dream big: The stars are achievable

3pm – 3.30pm

Dave Evans CEO, OKO

Dave Evans, CEO of OKO, will share why and how you should be thinking big and achieving your dreams. He will also outline the importance of having a mentor who thinks and feels like you. You’ll also hear from computer science graduate Eli Markham, who had applied for over 90 jobs with no success until he went through the OKO program.


Using visualisation to train your brain

3.30pm – 4pm

Ben Wainwright Co-Founder, VIVE
Maya Raichoora Co-Founder, VIVE

Take your wellbeing and performance to the next level with this VIVE session. Learn the science behind active visualisation, how it helps you rewire your brain, and improves many aspects of your life – such as your physical, mental and emotional health or performance and confidence at work. We’ll finish with a live guided visualisation.


Thank you and conference close

4pm – 4.15pm

Martin Smith MBE Chairman and Founder, The SASIG
Joseph Wise Community Maker, The SASIG, and Founder, SASIG Gateway

Networking on jobs fair

4.15pm – 5pm



End of Festival


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