LORCA Live: Connected Everyone

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Plexal, Here East

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park


E20 3BS

United Kingdom

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Cybersecurity will affect everyone and everything. Join us at LORCA Live to be at the forefront of this shift.

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LORCA (the London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement), is hosting its flagship event, LORCA Live, on Thursday 19 March.

The event will feature debates on some of the biggest issues facing industry, business and society – including disinformation, connected mobility and protecting tomorrow’s digital citizen.

We'll explore the role of cybersecurity in creating a safer society and enabling technological leaps, while showcasing some of the most exciting emerging solutions.

This is an opportunity to hear from some of the leading figures in the sector, including Poppy Gustafsson, CEO of Darktrace, Dr. Mariarosaria Taddeo, research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, Hussein Kanji, founder of Hoxton Ventures and many more.

Cybersecurity is about to move from the back office to the heart of societal, political, economic and technological change.

Join us on 19 March to be at the forefront of this tectonic shift.

If you've got questions or have any accessibility requirements, you can reach the LORCA team on

We look forward to welcoming you in March!


9.00AM Welcome to a Connected Everyone present

Andrew Roughan, managing director at Plexal, on the transformative impact of cybersecurity on society, businesses and individuals.

9.10AM The cyber report

Saj Huq, LORCA's programme director, on the findings from our research into Britain's cyber ecosystem, and insights from our programme.

9.40AM Cybersecurity and society debate

Are failures in cybersecurity leading to the disruption of democracy? How is misinformation creating societal disruption, and what can we do about it?

10.20AM national security in the digital age

How is technology changing the nature of war, what will tomorrow's cyber attacks on nation states look like and how prepared are we?

10.40AM Digital You: our shifting digital identities

We share information about ourselves online every day – information that can be used to transform everything from transport to healthcare. But how are cyber attacks affecting people's trust in these data transactions, and what does this mean for industry?

11.30AM Networking and meet the innovators in our exhibitor zone

12.10PM When cybersecurity becomes a matter of life and death

In the age of driverless cars, robotics in healthcare, connected cities and digital transport systems, cyber attacks can kill.

This panel will bring together cybersecurity experts, automotive industry leaders and healthcare experts to discuss a new era of resilience.

12.40 PM Meet the innovators: cyber solutions from the bleeding edge

Meet the cyber scaleups from the LORCA programme who are developing solutions to the challenges explored throughout our event for both industry and individuals.

1.10PM: Lunch and networking

2.00PM: The UK's cyber innovation ecosystem: what's next?

What opportunities do we have to foster closer international links and become known as a leader in cyber innovation? Where is innovation flourishing, and what challenges – from talent to funding – does the UK need to overcome?

2.25PM Sheltered Harbour: creating a resilient financial services sector

Customers, businesses and public confidence could all be affected by major cyber attacks on our financial services sector. This panel will bring together Jim Shook, director of cybersecurity and compliance practice at Dell Technologies, and Carlos Recalde, president and COO at Sheltered Harbour, to discuss a new partnership that's protecting the sector.

2.55PM Supporting our cyber startups and scaleups

The UK has emerged as a global centre for tech innovation, but how can we nurture our cybersecurity startup ecosystem, as well as enable industry, academia and government to collaborate more deeply with both startups and scaleups?

3.25PM Investing in cyber success

We'll hear from the VCs about their priorities...and what advice they'd give British entrepreneurs looking for investment.

3.55PM Generation cyber: inspiring tomorrow's innovators

As our lives become more connected and digitised, will young people be more aware of the importance of cybersecurity, and care more deeply about safeguarding their digital identities?

How do we inspire and galvanise tomorrow's talent pool around our big technological challenges and ensure industry has a steady pipeline of top talent?

4.25PM Going global: transcending geopolitical divisions to keep everyone secure

Cybercrime is borderless, so how can we foster closer international ties between cybersecurity hubs?

What are the barriers to information sharing, and what role can the UK play as a catalyst for collaboration?

4.55PM Close: where do we go from here?

Godfrey Gaston, director of LORCA delivery partner CSIT (the Centre for Secure Information Technologies) will reflect on the day’s discussions and share some suggested action points for individuals and the sector.

Close and networking

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Plexal, Here East

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park


E20 3BS

United Kingdom

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