After more than 30 years working in information technology and (cyber) security I have developed a passion for ensuring customers get what they need from the technology products and services they invest so heavily in. I believe very strongly that customers should be entitled to expect systems to be secure, resilient and should have performance, sustainability, security and privacy designed in from the earliest concept stages.
I can and will help you see through the snake oil, smoke and mirrors to turn your aspirations into achievable, structured and fully costed strategies, tactics and plans on whatever scale is appropriate to your business. I want to help you articulate why you do what you do, help you enthuse and captivate your people and external stakeholders to deliver tangible, beneficial growth. I am particularly interested in working with B Corporations where purpose has an equal priority to profit.
I have seen the benefits of this approach on numerous occasions during my career, but sadly it is not always compatible with corporate objectives prioritising shareholder value over customer success and employee wellbeing. I happily admit that initial costs for most projects would increase, but know from experience that the lifetime costs will be dramatically lower.
The experience for team members in this approach is also massively and demonstrably improved as they have fewer fires to fight and errors to correct so can spend their time and energy making the small and regular improvements that keep our products and services delivering success for our customers.
If you want to talk about how to make this inclusive, aware and people-focused approach to delivering customer success - let’s talk. I am open to part-time advisory and non-executive roles at flexible rates.
Bringing together people, processes and technology to deliver business outcomes is my prime speciality and I am looking to share my experience as a board advisor or NED with technology-dependent organisations needing to grow without compromising the safety, security, resilience or wellbeing of their staff, customers and suppliers
- Information technology
- Risk management
- Business continuity and operational resilience
- Security architecture
- Cloud security
- Network security
- Application Security
- Identity and Access Management
- Infrastructure Security
- Data Protection & Privacy
- Coaching and mentoring
- Professional services
In terms of professorial credentials, I am a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Information Security and the Business Continuity Institute, a Chartered Engineer, Chartered IT Professional, Fellow of the RSA, Certified Information Security Manager and Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer.
I have been published by the British Computer Society (BCS), the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), Continuity Insurance and Risk, and IT Week amongst others and has spoken at conferences and seminars on Information Security, Risk Management and Business Continuity for organisations such as the CBI, the BCI, the BCS, IAAC, SASIG, the Superyacht Security Forum, and the Public Policy Exchange.
Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Speaking
Travels From: Oxford, United Kingdom
Speaking Topics: cybersecurity, sustainability & resilience, risk management
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