GM Cyber Foundry: Defend, Innovate, Grow

  • 31 October 2019
  • 13:00 - 18:00
  • King's House Conference Centre
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About this event

Come to the inaugural Defend, Innovate, Grow conference and find out how Cyber Security can be your USP.

Cyber Security isn’t just about protecting your data. The GM Cyber Foundry will show you how to innovate and grow your business with security embedded in business practice and product development.

DIG is fully funded for all SMEs in the Greater Manchester Postcode area.

Learn from Industry, Government and Academic thought leaders in a series of interactive workshops designed to boost the Cyber innovation and resilience of the Greater Manchester business community.

Network with your peers to share contacts and best practice.

Find out how you can join the GM Cyber Foundry programme and put Greater Manchester on the map as the most innovative, secure place to do digital business in the UK.

There is no cost for the programme and it is open to all SMEs (Small to Medium Businesses) regardless of sector in the Greater Manchester Postcode area.



13:00 – 13:45 Arrival, registration and networking refreshments

13:45 – 14:00 Welcome address - Professor Emma Barrett OBE, CPsychol, FRGS

14:00 – 14:20 Opening Keynote - Andrew, Strategic Partnerships coordinator, Her Majesty's Government

14:20 – 15:40 Workshop rotation

15:40 – 16:10 Networking refreshments

16:10 – 17:30 Workshop rotation

17:30 – 18:00 Closing Keynote - Helen Williams, Cyber Protect, North West Regional Organised Crime Unit


Join us at the DIG for Cyber conference for your chance to win one of fifty VIP tickets to the Barclay's Eagle Labs first birthday/Halloween party on Albert Square!



• Cyber Crime; Protect and Prevent – The Cyber Resilience Centre for Greater Manchester/GMP and Curious frank (Scottish Business Resilience Centre)

• National Cyber Security Centre ‘Exercise In A Box’ relay - Professor Danny Dresner and the Digital Futures team from the University of Manchester

• Logging Made Easy - NCC Group

• GM Cyber Foundry showcase - meet the Foundry delivery team and hear from some of the businesses already benefiting from the GM Cyber Foundry programme

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