Innovation Network: Cyber Security: Impact and Opportunities
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Innovation Network: Cyber Security: Impact and Opportunities

Innovation Network: Cyber Security: Impact and Opportunities

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The Yorkshire Post

26 Whitehall Road East

Leeds, United Kingdom

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The Leeds Beckett University Innovation Network is a series of breakfast events hosted by The Yorkshire Post. Events focus on innovation as a key driver for growth and sustainability – as well as the challenges faced by businesses looking to innovate.

In addition to hearing from expert speakers, the Innovation Network offers a great opportunity for knowledge exchange and to gain new business contacts. Events are free to attend and are targeted at businesses, policy makers and anyone interested in innovation, technology and future trends. The next event will address Cyber Security: Impact and Opportunities, and is organised in partnership with Digital Catapult Centre Yorkshire

This breakfast event will give you an introduction to the impact of cybercrime and our speakers will discuss innovative solutions and opportunities that are arising from this new sector. The event will also provide you with an insight on how growing SME businesses have been affected by cybercrime and what they could learn to protect themselves.

Digital Catapult Centre Yorkshire:

Digital Catapult Centre Yorkshire is a place of innovation for start-ups and small businesses in the creative and technology sectors to develop and showcase their digital ideas and products and build their capabilities. Being part of the Digital Catapult community provides opportunities for connecting and collaborating with larger businesses, universities and public sector organisations. The Digital Catapult Centre Yorkshire has close links to the Digital Health Enterprise Zone (DHEZ), an initiative that drives innovations in digital health and social care, which is a partnership led by the University of Bradford.

Speakers:

Dr Z. Cliffe Schreuders, Director, Cybercrime and Security Innovation (CSI) Centre at Leeds Beckett University

Dr Z Cliffe Schreuders is Director of the Cybercrime and Security Innovation Center (CSI Centre), and Senior Lecturer in Computer Security in the School of Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University. Cliffe is currently leading two funded research projects, and is engaged in and coordinating collaborative research projects including: cybercrime and digital evidence in the police force; randomised capture the flag (CTF) hacking challenges VMs for computer security education, gamification applications to higher education; and designing usable mobile device security and access controls. 

Adam Beaumont, Founder and CEO at AQL

Both a scientist and an electrical engineer, Adam started his career with a PhD in Physical Chemistry and a 3 year stint as Leeds University’s youngest lecturer, before moving into Secure Mobile Communications for the Defence Evaluation Research Agency (an agency of the MoD). In 1998 Adam formed aql, offering automated domain registration services prior to the internet “boom”. He is a consistent innovator, providing one of the first integrated mobile messaging platforms and in 2006 – allowing businesses to remind their customers via SMS. He was also responsible for the first business mobile WiFi voice service and in 2007, the UK’s main landline messaging hub. Since 2012 he has been responsible for much of the data flowing in and out of Yorkshire! During his journey, he’s built datacentres, national networks, acquired several companies and has a prolific involvement in technology startups. His interest in ‘Big Data’ has also led to the hosting of The Leeds Data Mill platform at aql. The data mill is an aggregation point for organisations, public and private, to share their operational data in order to provide a dashboard for the City and to allow analysis to improve and measure City efficiency.

Lloyd Emmerson, Digital Fraud Manager for Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyd began his career working for Barclays Fraud team, an innovative and fast growing department within the Barclaycard network where he managed a computer system called 'Falcon' in aiding to assimilate cases of fraudulent activity throughout the world. The role also led to being part of the policy and rules team that formulated and implemented rules within the Falcon detection software. These rules would be based and implemented upon large quantities of transactional evidence that illustrated potential migratory patterns of card fraud. He then progressed into a role unique to Argos at the time with a vast remit involving directing the business and tackling all risk issues relating to internal and external crime. One of his key responsibilities was the development and maintenance of intelligence systems and databases that enabled accurate capture and analysis of crime risk related business data. After a long tenure within Retail gaining valuable experience, he moved back into the finance sector as the Cyber Crime and Digital Fraud Manager for Moneycorp. This role involved the management of 3 Cyber Crime Digital Fraud Analysts and encompassed the responsibility for the delivery and maintenance of the business Cyber Crime Fraud strategy. He joined Lloyds Banking Group in 2014 as Digital Fraud Manager.

Ian Sharp, CEO of the Digital Health Enterprise Zone, Bradford

Ian Sharp is CEO of the Digital Health Enterprise Zone in Bradford, a partnership between the public and private sector to create a community of businesses, academics and health professionals with a focus on digital health. Ian is keen to reach out to SMEs and entrepreneurs working in digital technologies who want to develop products that can help meet the challenges of the health and care sector. An experienced electronics engineer, Ian was President EMEA/APAC of Pace, the world's largest set top box company, before leaving start his own company. Khemeia Consulting was a small business management consultancy which provided a wrap around service for entrepreneurs and specialised in taking technology products and services to market.


Innovation Network events are free to attend.

Refreshments and pastries will be served. 

The nearest car parks are situated on Whitehall Road.


Please note this event is being run in partnership with the Digital Catapult project and data entered on this site may be shared for evidence purposes with project partners and funders.


We would like to thank our event sponsors, partners and supporters: 

The Yorkshire Post, Tech North, and Digital Catapult Centre Yorkshire 


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