‘Technology without borders: how to assert sovereignty in a connected world’ – Security & Defence SIG - London

Event Info

Tue 29 Sep, 2015 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Olswang LLP
90 High Holborn
London, WC1V 6XX, UK
Cost: This event is FREE to members of Cambridge Wireless. Tickets for non-members are £155 plus VAT. To join Cambridge Wireless as a member and attend future events for free, please visit www.cambridgewireless.co.uk/sign-up


In an era of continuing technological transformation and highly dynamic global networks, the complex challenges facing UK information flow across borders and equipment/system supply sovereignty are a critical element of national security. This context shapes the debate and discussion at our insightful half day London event, kindly hosted by Olswang LLP. Book now to network with industry professionals and listen to experts engaged in securing the future, rather than simply protecting the present. 

Register now to secure your place for this thought-provoking event featuring keynote industry speakers to be announced shortly.

Critical Defence and Security equipment/infrastructure and their components are increasingly being procured from non-sovereign sources. This is being driven by: costs; the need to inter-operate with partners; technology advancements and sharing.

However, the non-sovereign procurement could leave countries vulnerable and locked in to potentially unfriendly powers. Are we comfortable having the supply of key technologies and systems in the hands of those we cannot control?  Are commercial arrangements enough?

This Security and Defence SIG event will analyse the impact of the connected world on technological sovereignty, discussing how can we objectively assess this risk and what strategies should we employ to minimise the risk dependent upon the degree of criticality

The Security & Defence SIG is championed by: David Chater-Lea of Motorola Solutions, Tim Phipps of Cambridge Consultants, Guy Kenyon of Kenyon Consulting, Rob Quarton, Paul Tindall of Sepura and Nicholas Hill of Plextek Consulting.

We are also extremely grateful to Olswang LLP for hosting this event.

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We are keen to engage with, and foster the next generation of technologists so we have limited FREE delegate places at our events for non-members who are under 35. If you would like to register for one of these places, please register as a non-member and tick the appropriate age range under Delegate Profile. This will then bring up a box to enter your date of birth. We will then confirm if you have received a place within one week of the event.