...one of our 2018 events...

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Cyber Security
Digital Festival Event

Business / Cyber Security / Funding / PR / Intellectual Property

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Our Key Speakers

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Managing Partner

Restoration Partners

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Senior Policy Advisor

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)




Founder and Director​

Lockcode Limited

South East Cyber

Cyber Security Switch

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XL Communications Ltd

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Owner and Director

Strategic Management Partners Ltd

 Sussex Innovation
Centre Falmer
Science Park Square


You joined us in raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

There are now 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer.

By 2030, it will be 4 million people.

Macmillan provide medical, emotional, practical and financial support, as well as campaigning for better cancer care.

Presentations, networking, cake, tea and coffee!

Samantha Sanderson

Samantha Sanderson BSc(Hons), Dip(Comp), MIET, is the owner and founder of Lockcode Cyber Security (2004), a small information security consultancy.

She is also founder and sponsor of the not-for-profit networking, training, education and awareness group, South East Cyber (2014). In 2016, Lockcode launched Cyber Security Switch, an online training, education and awareness programme for busy executives and entrepreneurs.

With over 34 years’ technology experience and over 18 years’ HMG InfoSec and cyber security experience, Samantha is a National Cyber Security Centre certified professional (CCP) Security and Information Risk Advisor (SIRA) at the highest level (Lead) and a former CLAS Consultant (2004 – 2015).

Steve Williams

Steve is the Cyber Security Sector Growth Senior Policy Adviser from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport's Cyber Security & Data Protection (CSDP) group.


DCMS’s vision includes backing our brilliant and diverse media landscape, defending a free press, and helping our citizens keep themselves safe from cyber crime. 

The department is supporting businesses through a targeted approach by improving productivity through the adoption and development of digital technology and skills and improving cyber-security to make the UK one of the most secure places in the world to do business. 

DCMS is driving economic growth and leading Europe in mobile and broadband connectivity and driving productivity in the telecommunications and digital sectors across the country - while protecting consumers, businesses and the nation from cyber-crime.

Mike Kennedy

Mike has significant C-level advisory experience with active board participation in young technology business throughout their life cycle and he is experienced in the challenges of restructuring and turnaround.

Mike spent the first decade of his career in the consumer sector with Unilever and Marks and Spencer, gaining extensive software, technology project and operation management experience in systems development and implementation including the global roll-out of SAP.

Prior to joining Restoration Partners Mike spent a decade in the venture capital industry with 3i plc, YFM Group, Electra and Acuity Capital.

Chris Bignell

Chris Bignell is director and principal consultant of XL Communications, an international communications consultancy headquartered in the United Kingdom.

Clients have included blue chip companies like Microsoft, Nokia, Toshiba, Kodak, Garmin and Intel as well as fast growing companies looking to develop quickly, including Danger (pre-acquisition by Microsoft); Actix (pre-acquisition by Amdocs); Navmii and Swytch.

Chris provides a range of services to clients including PR strategy, planning and execution, copy writing, marketing support, exhibition management and collateral creation.
Before launching XL Communications, Chris Bignell was lead communications for Motorola in the UK and Ireland.

Clive Bonny

Clive set up Strategic Management Partners www.consult-smp.com in1990.He is qualified to register and protect intellectual property, conduct background personnel security checks to government BPSS standards, advise on data protection, Responsible Business Standards, and Check-Invest services for private equity investors and fund-raisers.


He is a past member of the FraudAdvisory Panel and co-author of Business Ethics published by The Economist.

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