TD-Info and techUK are jointly holding an Industry Engagement event with the Ministry of Defence (MOD), to update industry on MOD’s progress and plans regarding the Cirrus Programme.
The Cirrus team wish to stimulate a discussion on how collaboration with industry can support progress in the delivery and adoption of cloud capabilities. The event will be held physically at techUk’s 10 St Bride Street (EC4A 4AD) office on 22nd March at 11am to 12.30pm. The Cirrus Team will brief for 30-45mins, followed by Q&A and discussion, and a lunch and a networking opportunity afterwards.
The event will be held as a hybrid event, with the option to book physical or virtual tickets. Please register for the event using the link below. This event is open for both techUK and Team Defence Information membership to register and attend. If any TD-Info members have any issues registering for the event on the TechUK website please contact [email protected] for support.
For reference, as this event is co-hosted between techUK and TD-Info the attendance details for this session will be shared between both organisations. This information will be used for reports on member attendance and engagement at such events by both organisations and will not be processed for any other purpose.
Introduction – Kevin Brown. What Cirrus is and what it is not. Programme scope and timeline
- MODCloud O - Kye Leather: The story so far, what has been built and improved since 2020
- MODCloud S - Lucy Garven: The story for 2022
- Datacentre Rationalisation - Paul Tingey: What it is and what it is not. The story for the next 3 years
Q&A and discussion
Laura is techUK’s Head of Programme for Technology and Innovation.
She supports the application and expansion of emerging technologies, including Quantum Computing, High-Performance Computing, AR/VR/XR and Edge technologies, across the UK. As part of this, she works alongside techUK members and UK Government to champion long-term and sustainable innovation policy that will ensure the UK is a pioneer in science and technology
Before joining techUK, Laura worked internationally as a conference researcher and producer covering enterprise adoption of emerging technologies. This included being part of the strategic team at London Tech Week.
Laura has a degree in History (BA Hons) from Durham University, focussing on regional social history. Outside of work she loves reading, travelling and supporting rugby team St. Helens, where she is from.
Fred is responsible for techUK's activities across the Defence and National Security sectors, working to provide members with access to key stakeholders across the Defence and National Security community. Before taking on the role of Associate Director for Defence and National Security, Fred joined techUK in 2018, working as the Programme Head for Defence at techUK, leading the organisation's engagement with the Ministry of Defence. Before joining techUK, he worked at ADS, the national trade association representing Aerospace, Defence, Security & Space companies in the UK.
Fred is responsible for techUK’s market engagement and policy development activities across the Defence and National Security sectors, working closely with various organisations within the Ministry of Defence, and across the wider National Security and Intelligence community. Fred works closely with many techUK member companies that have an interest in these sectors, and is responsible for the activities of techUK's senior Defence & Security Board. Working closely with techUK's Programme Head for Cyber Security, Fred oversees a broad range of activities for techUK members.
Outside of work, Fred's interests include football (a Watford FC fan) and skiing.
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Freddie MacSwiney is the Programme Manager for Defence and Cyber Security at techUK.
Prior to joining techUK, Freddie worked as a Government Adviser for a firm dealing in International Relations, where he briefed Politicians, Ministers, Heads of State, Diplomats around the world on key issues from Defence, Security and other key issues and aligned them with the UK.