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WELCOME TO LORCA LIVE

MONDAY 14 SEPTEMBER
16:30 to 17:30


With an opening from LORCA’s director Saj Huq and an update from the government, we explored how the UK’s cyber ecosystem has evolved, what the future holds and how COVID-19 has impacted the sector.

Introduction from Plexal
Andrew Roughan, Plexal

The UK’s cyber ecosystem
Matt Warman, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

Making of an ecosystem: the impact of COVID-19 and industry’s innovation agenda
Stephen Wray, Deloitte
Sonya Mathieu, Dell Technologies

BREAKING THE MOULD

TUESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER
16:30 to 17:30


What next-generation technologies will define the future of cyber, and how will they impact society?

On day two, we were joined by experts such as Dr. Mariarosario Taddeo, senior research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, and Robert Hannigan, executive chairman of Europe at BlueVoyant (and chair of LORCA’s Industry Advisory Board) for an in-depth debate.

Debate: what next-generation technologies will define the future of cyber?
Dr. Mariarosaria Taddeo, Oxford Internet Institute
Tracey Follows, FutureMade
Robert Hannigan, BlueVoyant
Paul Dabrowa, Biome.ai

The global cyber ecosystem
Nick Coleman, IBM

SCALING CYBER STARTUPS

WEDNESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER
16:30 to 17:30


In part one, Andrew Roughan, managing director at Plexal, was joined by Henry Whorwood, head of research and consultancy at Beauhurst, as well as leading investors from Beringea, Paladin Capital and Accel, to analyse the state of the cybersecurity investment landscape.

Next, we heard from one of the UK’s leading cybersecurity scaleups. Digital Shadows founder James Chappell spoke about his growth journey and the opportunity digital transformation presents cyber startups now.

Analysis of investment activity since lockdown
Henry Whorwood, Beauhurst

Investor Q&A
Will Sheldon, Accel
Karen McCormick, Beringea
Kenneth Pentimonti, Paladin Capital

Entrepreneur keynote
James Chappell, Digital Shadows

Future innovation keynote
Dr Jessica Barker, CISOClub

COVID-19 AND THE NEW RISK LANDSCAPE

THURSDAY 17 SEPTEMBER
16:30 to 17:30


The BBC’s Ben Thompson explored the impact the pandemic has had on the national cybersecurity landscape with Ciaran Martin, former CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre, and Lord Jonathan Evans of Weardale, who is the former director general of the British Security Service.

In part two, Sharon Barber, chief security officer at Lloyds Banking Group, and Mivy James, head of consulting at BAE Systems, discussed industry’s evolving security priorities – and the solutions they want to see from the innovation community.

National security during the pandemic Q&A
Ciaran Martin, former National Cyber Security Centre
Lord Jonathan Evans of Weardale, former MI5

Emerging industry challenges Q&A
Sharon Barber, Lloyds Banking Group
Mivy James, BAE Systems
Paul Crichard, BT

The role of startups Q&A
Ian Savage, SureCert
Tim Ward, Think Cyber
Jamie Snedden, Zamna

FUTURE SKILLS AND THE TALENT PIPELINE

FRIDAY 18 SEPTEMBER
16:30 to 17:30


Russell Gundry, Plexal’s head of innovation strategy, explored answers to questions such as:

Does cybersecurity have an image problem, and is this putting off potential talent?

Can cyber apprenticeships solve the talent shortage and help reboot the economy?

How can the sector attract more diverse talent?

Finally, LORCA’s director Saj Huq closed our event with a rallying call to the sector to support its cyber innovators and startup community.

Cyber has an image problem: how can we tackle it?
Oz Alashe, CybSafe
Ruby Pope, Darkbeam
Suki Fuller, Miribure

How can cyber help to solve the talent shortage and reboot the economy?
Dr Godfrey Gaston, CSIT
Emily Turner, Lloyds Banking Group
Matt Swinden, BT
Henry Dodd, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

LORCA Live 2020 closing session: where do we go from here?
Saj Huq, LORCA