Cyber-security top of the agenda at Channel Live

Leading experts from IBM, Larato, Lyons Leeming, HighNet and the Fraud and Cybercrime Prevention office, will discuss the implications of security breaches, attacks and how the Channel can protect itself as part of the forthcoming Channel Live seminar programme (12 – 13 September 2017, NEC, Birmingham).

Dr Lucy Green, MD at Larato will lead a panel debate looking at the recent Ransomware attack and how businesses can protect themselves in future. She is joined by DC Joe Giddens, Financial Crime, Fraud and Cybercrime Prevention and David Alldritt, Technology and Innovation Director at HighNet. Cyber security expert Cal Leeming will share his unique perspective on cyber risk management drawing on his experience as the UK’s youngest hacker through to his leadership role today. Martin Borrett, CTO at IBM will discuss AI and cybercrime – looking at how cognitive security can combat the issue.

Dr Lucy Green commented: “It’s essential for the Channel to protect themselves against threats like Ransomware that we saw earlier in the year. I’m looking forward to leading a lively debate with the panel on what the key issues are, and offering advice to visitors on what they need to do next.”

They are joined by the likes of Neil Muller, CEO of Daisy Group, Duncan Gooding, COO at TalkTalk Business and James Marshall, CTO for Small & Medium-Sized Businesses at Microsoft UK as part of the free seminar programme. Visitors can choose from thirty free seminars split across two theatres covering topics such as: the future of the workplace, using digital to transform customer experience, SD-WAN, the future of IP and implications of GDPR.

David Dungay, Content Director at Channel Live added: “This is the biggest free seminar programme we have ever staged for the Channel. We are thrilled to welcome so many big names to the event and excited to cover so much ground in the seminar content. It promises to be a packed couple of days, and we would urge visitors to plan their visits in advance so they don’t miss out.”

Running alongside the seminar programme, sponsored by Knight Corporate Finance, is an exhibition featuring 150 suppliers. The brand new event, which is sponsored by TalkTalk Business, promises to help resellers, VARs and other Channel partners meet, network and discuss opportunities face to face with vendors and solution providers.
Registration is free at