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Gerry Cantwell, Chief Technology Officer, UKCloudX

GerryCantwellGerard Cantwell is the Chief Technology Officer of UKCloudX. Gerry has spent his entire career in the Intelligence, Security, Defence and Law Enforcement environments across HMG working with senior customers, Board Members and partners, both at home and overseas. Most recently he was CIO at the National Crime Agency for 4.5 years, prior to that was Dir. of ISS (MOD) for 2.5 years and prior to that spent 26 years at GCHQ in Cheltenham, latterly as Head of IA Services. As Director ISS in MOD, Gerry led the transformation of MOD’s IT supply chain through the DCNS programme, and started the transformation of ISS into a SIAM and Towers based construct. He was responsible for IT operations in 1,200 locations across the globe, both in the business and battlespace. He managed the delivery of 486 parallel projects ranging from HF systems, to microwave comms, to satcomm, to desktops, to gateways, to deployed radios, to application hosting, to cyber and crypto security. At NCA, Gerry put in place the first Information and Technology Strategies to underpin NCA’s overall transformation agenda. He then mobilised a delivery programme and reduced operating costs by 22%, enabled greater mobility of the NCA workforce through provision of software VPN enabled laptops, smartphones, wi-fi , VTC, underpinned reduction of physical estates by 30%, gained complete GDPR compliance, modernised the applications estate and gripped the management of data across the Agency. Gerry has put in place and re-negotiated some of the biggest contracts in HMG, led UK and 5 Eyes peer groups at CIO/CTO level. 

Sue Daley, Associate Director, Technology and Innovation

Sue DaleySue leads techUK's technology and innovation work which includes work programmes on cloud, data protection, data analytics, AI and Internet of Things as well as emerging and transformative technologies and innovation policy. She has been recognised as one of the most influential women in UK tech by Computer Weekly and as a key influencer in driving forward the Big Data agenda in the UK Big Data 100. Sue has also been shortlisted for the Milton Keynes Women Leaders Awards and was a judge for the Loebner Prize in AI. In addition to being a regular industry speaker on issues including AI ethics, data protection and cyber security, Sue was recently a judge for the UK Tech 50 and is a regular judge of the annual UK Cloud Awards.

Prior to joining techUK in January 2015 Sue was responsible for Symantec's Government Relations in the UK and Ireland. She has spoken at events including the UK-China Internet Forum in Beijing, UN IGF and European RSA on issues ranging from data usage and privacy, cloud computing and online child safety. Before joining Symantec, Sue was senior policy advisor at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Sue has an BA degree on History and American Studies from Leeds University and a Masters Degree on International Relations and Diplomacy from the University of Birmingham. Sue is a keen sportswoman and in 2016 achieved a lifelong ambition to swim the English Channel.

Dan Patefield, Head of Programme, Cyber and National Security

DanPatefieldDan joined techUK in August 2017 as the Programme Manager for Defence and Cyber.

Before joining techUK he worked as Forum Lead for the Westminster eForum. In this role he led a programme of conferences in the technology and telecoms space, on issues ranging from Broadband and Mobile Infrastructure, the Internet of Things, Cyber Security, Data and Women in Tech. Dan has a BA in History from the University of Liverpool.

Julian David, CEO, techUK

Julian DavidJulian David is the CEO of techUK, the Digital Technology Trade Association. Julian leads techUK's 60 strong team in representing 850 member companies, comprising Global and National Champions and more than 500 SMEs. He is a member of the UK Government and Industry Cyber Growth Partnership and the Digital Economy Council. He is also the Vice President for National Trade Associations on the Executive Board of DIGITALEUROPE and Vice President representing Europe on the board of WITSA the Worldwide IT Association. He is also a Member of the Board of the Health innovation Network, the South London Academic Health Science Network.

Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, President, techUK 

JDRPresident@techUK | President@digileaders | Co-Chair@Institute of Coding

Non-Exec: Rightmove plc | Costain Group plc | FDM Group plc

Business Advisor & Mentor at Merryck

Advocate for diversity and inclusion in all its forms. Passionate about redressing the gender balance via advisory positions at @TheYouthGroupHG, @accelerate-Her and the @girlguiding association.

"If we are to thrive in a digital future, we must ensure that we have all of our voices heard when it comes to designing technology. If we do not, we risk creating a world which is for the few and not for the many."

In 2016 she entered the @Computerweekly Hall of Fame after being voted Computer Weekly's Most Influential Woman in IT 2015; she was listed on Debretts 2016 500 People of Influence and named in Europe’s Inspiring Fifty most inspiring female role models for 2017. She was presented with the 2017 Catherine Variety award for Science and Technology and the 2018 Women in Tech Award for Advocate of the Year acknowledging her contribution to diversity. Awarded the Digital and Technology Award at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards in 2019. Listen to her life and music choices on Desert Island Discs podcast March 2019.

Jacqueline was awarded CBE for Services to International Trade in Technology in the Queen's New Year Honours list 2018.

Happily married to Roger Andrews, they have three children and a baby grandson. Meditation and yoga is how she finds her balance...

James Gray, Managing Director, Cyber & Intelligence, Raytheon UK 

James Gray PicJames Gray is the Managing Director of Raytheon UK’s Cyber & Intelligence organisation - a growing business in cyber security, defence intelligence solutions, information exploitation and space systems.

The Cyber & Intelligence business is Raytheon’s focal area for software engineering services, cyber operations, cyber security risk advisory services and incident response and recovery . Primarily focused on serving Government customers, it also has a new growing business pillar providing cyber capabilities into the commercial and international markets. Spread across seven geographic locations, it’s the fastest growing business area in Raytheon UK.

James joined Raytheon’s Programme Leadership function in 2009 on the e-borders programme. In 2015 James was asked to take a senior Programme Manager role on a new Delivery Framework into UK Government and ensure it mobilised. His team delivered a successful business while maintaining good control and governance. The framework has been successful in delivering over 30 programmes of work bringing over 300 qualified staff to the customer’s mission and working with 10 subcontractors. In 2016, James became the programme director.

For the past two years James has been leading a team of over 150 people delivering revenues of £40m, through the execution of 30+ contracts.

James has an engineering background with a Bachelors of engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from Henley business school.

Andrew Tsonchev, Director of Technology, Darktrace

Photo-Andrew-Tsonchev-DarktraceAndrew is Director of Technology at Darktrace, the world’s leading Cyber AI company. Andrew is a technical expert on cyber security and advises Darktrace’s strategic customers on advanced threat defence, AI and autonomous response. He has a background in threat analysis and research, and holds a first-class degree in Physics from Oxford University and a first-class degree in Philosophy from King’s College London.

Minister for Digital Infrastructure, Matt Warman MP

s465 Matt Warman gov.ukMatt Warman was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on 26 July 2019.

He was an Assistant Government Whip from 23 April 2019 to 25 July 2019.




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