This virtual event will feature pitches from 4 Ontario & 4 UK leading cyber technology companies who will pitch to a panel of leading cyber defence procurers from both the UK & Canada.

 Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear about the opportunities and challenges facing the UK/Ontario in terms of transatlantic trade, building on the deep ties between the UK/Canada as as the recently agreed FTA. Cyber security cooperation is already strong, and attendees will discuss how this platform can be built upon going forward, both at the national strategic level and for industry.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Debbie Goodleff, Sector Lead, Defence & Security, Department for International Trade
  • Philipp Kornitzky, Sr. Account Executive - Cyber Secuirty, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

Pitching Companies to be announced in due course.

The panel of judges will consist of:

  • Richard Holmes, VP, UK Cyber Security Services, CGI
  • Jason Rose, Director of IT, General Dynamics - Mission Systems Canada
  • Matthew Albans, Technical Director, L3Harris
  • Andrew Nicholson, Head of Open Innovation, Thales UK


To register to attend the session please follow the Book Now button.

Dan Patefield

Dan Patefield

Programme Head, Cyber and National Security, techUK

Dan leads the techUK Cyber Security programme, having originally joined techUK in August 2017 as a Programme Manager working across the Cyber and Defence programmes. He is responsible for managing techUK's work across the cyber security eco-system, bringing industry together with key stakeholders across the public and private sectors. Dan also provides the industry secretariat for the Cyber Growth Partnership, the industry and Governmnet conduit for supporting growth across the sector. A key focus of his work is to strengthen the public-private partnership across cyber security to support further development of UK cyber security policy.

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

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020 7331 2165

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Charlie Wyatt

Programme Assistant, techUK

Charlie joined techUK in March 2018 as Programme Assistant for Defence, Cyber Security, Justice and Emergency Services, Local Government and Health and Social care 

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020 7331 2009

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Jill Broom

Programme Manager, Cyber Security & Central Government, techUK

Jill is techUK’s Programme Manager for Cyber Security and Central Government, supporting the work of both programme teams and promoting better engagement between the public and tech sectors.

Prior to joining techUK, Jill worked as a Senior Caseworker for an MP, advocating for local communities, businesses and individuals, so she is particularly committed to techUK’s vision of harnessing the power of technology to improve people’s lives. Jill is also an experienced editorial professional and has delivered copyediting and writing services for public-body and SME clients as well as publishers.

With an MA(Hons) in American Studies from the University of Edinburgh, Jill continues to be fascinated by the history and politics of the USA. Otherwise, outside of work, she can be found up a hill, swimming in a loch or curled up with a good book.

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Freddie MacSwiney

Programme Manager - Defence & Cyber, techUK

Freddie MacSwiney is the Programme Manager for Defence and Cyber Security at techUK.

Prior to joining techUK, Freddie worked as a Political Adviser for a boutique Public Affairs firm in Westminster where he briefed politicians in Westminster from issues such as finacial services, medicinal cannabis, to private litigation work. He also advised Foreign Governments and their leaders on key issues and aligned them with the UK on those key matters. He also worked directly with a peer in the House of Lords overseeing a regular roundtable on Fintech and Financial Inclusion.

Freddie holds a BA (Hons) Degree in History of Art from Oxford Brookes University.

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