CyNam 19.3 – Virtual threats, Operational realities

Thursday, 10 October 2019

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jurys Inn,
GL51 0TS
United Kingdom (map)

CyNam 19.3 will focus on the challenges faced by Operational Technology (OT) organisations as they come to terms with cyber security as a reality. For many, as their OT platforms become more connected, open, distributed and digitally-driven, this is becoming a shock to the system: one which many of them were not expecting to face. How will they address these challenges? And how can the UK’s cyber community support them?

Join us as we seek to answer the questions OT organisations are already asking – and some they might not have thought to ask – about digital connectivity and the cyber threat:

  • Joining the digital ecosystem: how can OT grow securely in the wide-open digital space?
  • Crossing the software and hardware boundary: what lessons can ‘connected OT’ learn from IT?
  • OT without frontiers: where will digital OT need and be able to travel across industries and supply chains?

The Speakers

Simon Townsend, Cyber Security Manager, PwC UK

Neil Madden, Security Director, ForgeRock

Tim Atkins, Managing Director – Place & Growth, Cheltenham Borough Council

Bruce Gregory, Managing Director, hub8

Thomas Ballin, Senior Security Consultant, Secarma

Cavus Batki, Design Authority Cyber Security specialist, EDF Energy

Representative, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

Senior representative, NCSC

The Sponsors

Gold Sponsor – BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence helps nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cybercrime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation and transform their operations.

Sopra Steria

Sopra Steria is a European leader in digital transformation providing one of the most comprehensive portfolios of end to end service offerings on the market: Consulting, Systems Integration, Software Development, Infrastructure Management and Business Process Services.

Sopra Steria is trusted by leading private and public organisations to deliver successful transformation programmes that address their most complex and critical business challenges. Combining added value, innovation and high-quality services, Sopra Steria enables its customers to make the best use of information technology.


Hazlewoods is one of the UK’s Top 30 independent Business Advisers and Chartered Accountants, with an established sector expertise. With over 300 staff in two offices across Gloucestershire, Hazlewoods work with clients locally, nationally and internationally.

Whether structuring your business and its innovation, securing investment or valuing and exit planning, Hazlewoods specialist Innovation and Technology team can deliver bespoke solutions, designed to take full advantage of the ever changing opportunities faced by innovation and technology enterprises.

Hazlewoods Innovation and Technology team has a depth of relevant experience and specialism in helping companies to claim tax incentives for research and development and Patent Box claims. In the year to 30 April 2018, the team generated tax savings in excess of £6.2 million.

CyNam 19.3 charity partner – GDA (Gloucestershire Deaf Association)

CyNam aims to support the local community and as part of this, we are excited to be raising money for GDA (Gloucestershire Deaf Association), who are leading the way for services for deaf people in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Swindon and South Gloucestershire.

In the run-up and throughout the event we will be grateful if you would help us in supporting this great charity, any contribution is appreciated: