Event: Maryland USA Midlands Cyber UK Lunch and Networking
Date: 7 June 2019 at 11.45am
Venue: Malvern Hills Science Park, Worcestershire, UK

A Maryland cyber security delegation will join the Midland Cyber network on Friday 7 June. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the Maryland Midlands MOU, commercial opportunities and the growing ecosystem in Cyber Valley. 

We will hear from guest speaker Dan Turner CEO, Deep Secure. A senior commissioned Officer in the Royal Air Force, Dan served as interim CEO for QinetiQ and as COO for Vistorm, before forming HP Enterprise Security Services. Dan has advised Fortune 500 businesses on the global threat environment and cyber risk strategy. Dan’s talk will focus on new emerging cyber solutions.


11:45 Arrival

12:00 Lunch

12:30 Maryland USA Midlands UK Cyber Commercial Collaboration – Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of Worcestershire LEP & Linda Smith, Chief Executive of BetaDen

12:45 Kenneth McCreedy, Senior Director, Division of Cyber and Aerospace, Maryland Department of Commerce

13:00 Dan Turner, CEO of Deep Secure

13:15 Speed Matchmaking/Networking

14:15 Ends

Background to the Event

In June 2017 Sir John Peace, Chair of the Midlands Engine and Larry Hogan, Governor of Maryland signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on behalf of Midlands Engine Cyber and the state of Maryland Department of Commerce which was led by Worcestershire LEP.  This MOU recognised the Midland’s regional excellence and international reputation for cyber security. This history began in the 1940s when Winston Churchill selected Malvern in Worcestershire as a safe place away from the London bombings to test radar technology to support our WW2 efforts. This led to the establishment of the Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE) from which the global security and technology company, QinetiQ grew.  The area is now home to 20% of the UK’s top cyber companies and known nationally as ‘Cyber Valley’, due to this cluster and proximity to GCHQ, QinetiQ and the Special Services in Hereford. Equally, Maryland has a similar cluster due to its proximity to the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Defence headquarters. This shared expertise provided the platform for what has been to date a very successful MOU, spearheaded by Worcestershire LEP on behalf of the Midlands Engine, promoting both trade and investment opportunities.

For more information and to book visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/maryland-usa-midlands-uk-cyber-networking-tickets-62044682315.

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