Innovation Talks | The Future of Cyber Crime and Resilience

Innovation Talks | The Future of Cyber Crime and Resilience

What Your Business Needs to Know for 2018

The last year has seen major cyber attacks that have paralysed private and public organisations including the NHS, Tesco, Lloyds, Talk Talk and Three. In 2016, 2.9 million British companies were hit by cyber crime at a total cost of £29.1 billion. While cyber crime has historically often been seen as a peripheral issue by management, it is now increasingly recognised as one of the greatest threats to businesses, posing fundamental information, reputational, security and financial risks.

Join us for this breakfast briefing and our last Innovation Talks for 2017 to hear from our experts on:

  • The evolving nature of cyber threats and attacks;
  • The risks it poses to business and enterprise; and
  • How to build cyber resilience within your organisation.

With experts:

  • Bruce Wynn OBE FCBS CITP, Special Advisor for Cyber to the Commissioner of the City of London Police and former Chief Technology Officer to the Royal Air Force (Keynote speaker)
  • Jonathan Luff, Co-Founder, CyLon and Former Innovation Advisor to No.10
  • Richard Wilding, Director of New Ventures, Applied Intelligence, BAE Systems
  • Emily Orton, Chief Marketing Officer & Co-Founder, Darktrace
  • Tom Upchurch, Director, WIRED Consulting (Moderator)

Emily Orton, Chief Marketing Officer & Co-Founder, Darktrace

At Darktrace, Emily is responsible for worldwide marketing and communicating innovative approaches to cyber security based on fundamental new technologies. Darktrace is the world’s leading machine learning company for cyber security and uses AI algorithms to automatically detect and take action against threats within all types of networks.

Emily has worked in technology marketing for over seven years, previously serving as Head of Marketing EMEA at enterprise software company Autonomy, senior associate at Invoke Capital, and held editorial and business development roles at media company Emap.


Thomas Upchurch, Director, WIRED Consulting

Thomas runs the division of WIRED which helps organisations prepare for strategic changes brought about by new technologies. He has a particular interest in how the development of artificial intelligence is impacting businesses and societies around the world.

Prior to joining WIRED, Thomas was a writer and editor for The Economist. He was also a Managing Editor at Euromoney Magazine, where he focused on the emerging sector of Financial Technology (FinTech).


Bruce Wynn OBE FCBS CITP, Special Advisor for Cyber to the Commissioner of the City of London Police

Bruce has more than 34 years of military cyber experience including as CTO for Cyber to the Royal Air Force. Bruce now works as an independent consultant with a range of commercial organisations and government departments.

He is the Special Advisor for Cyber to the Commissioner of the UK’s City of London Police, supporting the Economic Crime Directorate and National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, and their nationwide responsibility for the UK’s “Cyber Protect” program.

Jonathan Luff, Co-Founder, CyLon

Jonathan Luff is a former diplomat and advisor to the British Prime Minister on innovation and international issues. At 10 Downing Street, Jonathan served as the first Director of the ‘GREAT’ Campaign, the British government’s global communications campaign to promote inward investment, exports and enterprise.

Jonathon co-ounded Epsilon Advisory Partners in 2013, providing advice on strategy, partnerships, and policy to senior executives and fast-growing technology companies. In 2015 he co-founded Cyber London (‘CyLon’), Europe’s first accelerator programme dedicated to cyber security startups.

Richard Wilding, Director of New Ventures, Applied Intelligence, BAE Systems

Richard is responsible for driving the future portfolio of Applied Intelligence (AI) at BAE Systems, leading their work in exploring future market trends, new business models and industry collaboration.

Richard has led the design and implementation of AI’s innovation model and structures over the past 2 years. He now chairs the Innovation Board which governs the business’ internal Venturing projects which are about validating new business lines, AI’s engagement with start-ups and the broader investment community, and the Innovation Exchange which is AI’s internal ideas scheme.

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