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Whirlwind ICT Events

Safeguarding Your Business

Identifying your business challenges in today’s stormy climate and helping you safeguard against tomorrow’s threats.

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Speakers

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Stephen Dracup

Managing Director, Chess

Stephen has more than 25 years’ experience in the telecoms and IT industry. He began his career with accountancy firm Lister and Co Plc, rising to head of the IT department, before founding his own business, Hoodpoint Communications, specialising in providing business phone systems. Following eight years' growth, he sold Hoodpoint to Chess in 2005, joining us as Head of Business Development. Stephen's passion for technology and unrivalled business acumen secured him Managing Director in 2012, he’s since steered the company to its best ever financial results.

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James Miller

Managing Director, Chess Cybersecurity

James is the Divisional MD at Chess Cybersecurity (formerly Foursys) the award-winning Network Security Specialists. James has 20 years’ experience in providing cyber security to public sector, small and medium-sized businesses, corporate, and enterprise organisations. His role at Chess is to deliver complete cyber threat protection and outstanding customer support.

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Martin Bacon

Cloud Telephony Specialist, Chess

Martin has 20 years’ experience in the IT and telecoms industry, having started his career as a junior engineer. His expertise is in Fully Managed IT Services, Cloud IT, Enhanced IT Solutions and Cloud Telephony. He employs a consultative approach to understanding a customer's business and ensures the solutions fit with the right budget and functions required. His aim is to enable businesses to maximise their potential and their return on investment.

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Kate Wood

Head of Knowledge, Culture and Office Experience, Chess

Kate is Chess’ Head of Knowledge, Culture and Office. Culture is at the heart of everything she does. She has launched several initiatives including our Leadership Academy, Customer Passion training and, most recently, the Empowering Women programme. Her strategic engagement plan has led to Chess securing a place in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For, and achieve 2nd place in 2017 after eight consecutive years in the top 100. She is also heavily involved in community and charity work. Last year she led the Chess Million Makers team, winning the North West Regional Finals by raising an amazing £43,000 for the Prince’s Trust.

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Nick Capper

Head of Quality and Compliance, Chess

Nick is the Head of Quality and Compliance for Chess – responsible for group compliance, audit, risk and security. Nick has over 10 years’ experience as a senior compliance manager working across IT, telecoms and financial sectors, both in the UK and overseas. His role at Chess is to deliver an audit and risk governance programme across the group to ensure that we meet all our legal and regulatory requirements and to head up the Group Risk committee.

Stephen Dracup

Managing Director, Chess

James Miller

Managing Director, Chess Cybersecurity

Martin Bacon

Cloud Telephony Specialist, Chess

Kate Wood

Head of Knowledge, Culture and Office Experience, Chess

Nick Capper

Head of Quality and Compliance, Chess
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Agenda

What to Expect

08:45

Registration & Breakfast

Morning tea, coffee, breakfast and networking with early arrivals and staff
09:00

How Chess ICT Can Help in the Midst of the Cyber Storm

Stephen Dracup, Chess MD & event chair, Chess ICT
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Event chair and Chess MD Stephen Dracup will introduce the day. Explaining the communication, security, compliance and growth challenges Chess has faced and how using the latest technology has helped overcome it's hurdles.

09:15

Weathering the Cyber Storm with Synchronised Security

Nick Ross, Sales Engineer, Sophos
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Chess acquired Cybersecurity specialist Foursys in May this year, which will form the newest division of Chess. With close to 25 years experience they’ll explain how they help protect over four million business users in the UK before passing over to their top technology partner, Sophos, which will take a look at the threats in today’s landscape and consider whether organisations in the UK have ransomware under control.

Sophos will be displaying some of their most advanced technology including intercept X, synchronised security and machine based learning to help defeat the cyber criminals and threats of tomorrow.

10:00

Protecting Your Network from the Insider Threat

James Miller, Cybersecurity MD, Chess Cybersecurity
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With ever expanding, boundless networks it’s never been more important to have full visibility of devices and users. The insider threat, responsible for 43% of data breaches in the UK, is on the increase. These challenges are becoming ever harder to overcome. This presentation explores the latest technology that can help access security posture and mitigate these risks.

10:30

Live Hacking Demonstration: Why SMB Signing Is Important

Carl Williams, Enterprise Security Architect, Chess Cybersecurity
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Our top ethical hackers will show you how they take advantage of systems that have SMB Signing disabled - which is a Microsoft default - allowing them complete control of your systems as an administrator.

10:45

Break

A quick coffee break to check emails or chat further with our speakers and vendors
11:15

The Future of Microsoft, Decoded

Steve Bryant-Brown, Technology Strategist, Microsoft
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See a vision of the digital business of tomorrow, with the tangible advice you need to drive your business forward today, by utilising Microsoft’s product suite. Learn how digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud and digital skills can pave the way for business success.

12:00

How the Second-Best Company to Work for in the UK Utilises Technology to Generate Growth, Culture and Empowerment

Kate Wood, Head of Knowledge, Culture and Office, Chess ICT
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Kate Wood, shortlisted for Woman of the Year awards by both PwC and Barclays, will showcase how Chess harnesses Microsoft’s latest technology to not only create an award-winning culture but how it’s transformed communication, both internally and externally, to drive sales success and propel business growth.

12:30

Lunch

Grab some food whilst networking with peers or have 1-2-1s with any technology partners that catch your eye
13:15

Why You Should Have Your Head in the Telephony Cloud

Martin Bacon, Cloud Voice Specialist, Chess ICT
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With ISDN slowly being phased out, next-generation telephone systems are high on the agenda of IT teams across the UK. Martin Bacon will explore life after ISDN and demonstrate why you should head towards a cloud-based telephony system, busting myths about Skype for Business, flexibility, functionality and value for money.

13:45

Cloud Ready Connectivity – SD-WAN, MPLS or just simple Internet Access

Lance Spencer, Director of Data Networking & Next Generation Services, TalkTalk Business
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TalkTalk will discuss the importance of high quality, high availability connectivity to support existing applications, as well as the best way to connect to Cloud based applications.

14:15

GDPR – 7 Point Checklist to Compliance and Ask the Expert Q&A Session

Nick Capper, Head Of Compliance, Chess ICT
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Official GDPR auditor, Nick Capper, will draw on his experience to break down, simplistically, your 7 point checklist for being ready for May 2018.

14:45

Closing Remarks

Stephen Dracup will summarise the day before drawing the lucky winners of our four prizes and closing the event.

Storming Prizes up for Grabs

Join us on the day for your chance to win one of our giveaways.

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Potensic Navigator Drone

Navigate the skies and capture video footage from a new perspective.

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1 Day GDPR Consultancy

Let Nick Capper guide you through the requirements of the new legislation.

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Free Network Security Assessment

Minimise network security risks with our comprehensive health check.

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One Day Ethical Hacking Course

Learn the techniques and tools used by hackers to help secure your organisation from attacks.

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Locations

Where to find us

cambridge

Cambridge

Duxford Imperial War Museum

glasgow

Glasgow

Hilton, Grosvenor

london

London

Hilton, Park Lane

manchester

Manchester

Hilton, Deansgate

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Locations

Where to find us

cambridge

Cambridge

Duxford Imperial War Museum

glasgow

Glasgow

Hilton, Grosvenor

london

London

Hilton, Park Lane

manchester

Manchester

Hilton, Deansgate

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Sponsors

Our event partners

The worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realise their full potential. Over the last three decades, Microsoft has consistently transformed the way that people live, work, play and connect through great technology. Driving advances in cloud computing, developing new ways for people to interact with technology at home, at work and on the move, while transforming education and public services and supporting the UK economy.

Sophos products allow you to secure every end point of your network, from laptops to virtual desktops and servers, to web and email traffic and mobile devices. With Sophos, your network is secured through the one thing no one else can deliver: Simplicity.

One of the UK’s fastest growing B2B telecoms providers, offering a full range of business-grade communications products and services, spanning internet access, data, voice and mobile. TalkTalk Business serves the needs of over 180,000 UK businesses, from national retailers to sole traders and public sector customers, plus 800+ Partners. They offer a wide range of services spanning internet access, voice and mobile, to help business customers deliver both now and in the future.

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