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Wednesday, 10th November
4:00pm – 7:00pm GMT

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Hosted at
The McLaren
Technology Centre

Celebrating Darktrace’s partnership with McLaren, as their official AI Cyber Security Partner, we are thrilled to be hosting this closed-door event at McLaren Technology Centre.

McLaren operate at the pinnacle of the most technologically advanced racing series in the world, continually championing innovation in a fast paced and technical environment. Any disruption caused by cyber-attackers could be the difference between winning and losing. Darktrace’s AI autonomously defends McLaren’s lifeblood – their data and digital systems – allowing them to focus on what they do best: racing.

Keynote: Lando Norris

We are delighted to announce that Lando Norris, Britain’s youngest ever Formula One driver, will open the event. Dialling in live from Mexico, he will discuss the technologies that keep him racing, joined by his Race Engineer, Will Joseph.

Darktrace Technology Forum will bring together world-class speakers to discuss current trends in technology, why Self-Learning AI represents the future of cyber security, and predictions for the 2022 threat landscape.

Closing remarks: Emerson Fittipaldi

For motorsport fans, the Fittipaldi name needs no introduction. In 1972, at the age of 25 years and 273 days, driving a Lotus 72, he became the youngest ever Formula One World Champion – a record that would stay unbeaten until Fernando Alonso took up the mantle 33 years later.

And in 1974, Emerson won the Formula One World Championship again, this time aboard the iconic and all-conquering McLaren M23, becoming McLaren’s first ever World Champion in the process.

Emerson will be closing the Forum with stories from his experience racing with McLaren, and will open the floor to the audience for a Q&A.

Why attend?

Exclusive Q&A
Hear directly from Lando Norris on his experience driving with McLaren
Hear from world-class speakers
Including representatives from Sky, Ithaca Energy, and McLaren’s IT leadership team
Discover AI innovations
Learn how Self-Learning AI has delivered autonomous cyber defence to security teams
Network with industry leaders
Come together with peers from all industries for rich discussion and knowledge sharing

Agenda

4:00pm

Opening Remarks

Technology is at the heart of every company. From state-of-the-art data collection systems to supply chain management, no aspect of a business is left untouched by technology, and no organisation can operate efficiently without it.

Every organisation strives to be a digital leader and to stay ahead of the curve, and the rapid pace of recent technological advancement and digital transformation has created a new era of opportunity for IT teams – as well as a new era of risk.

With sophisticated cyber-attacks on the increase and more at stake than ever, how can security leaders balance resilience and agility with creativity and innovation?

As cutting-edge business technology and artificial intelligence continue to transform the way we work, no organisation can afford to get left behind.

4:05pm

The Technology That Keeps McLaren and Lando Norris Racing

Lando Norris is the youngest ever British Formula One driver. With a remarkable rookie F1 season under his belt, he began his second full season in Formula 1 with McLaren in 2020. Lando has had a fantastic 2021 season so far, most recently securing P2 in a memorable race at Monza.

Supporting Lando behind the scenes is a highly sophisticated technology ecosystem that is constantly evolving and innovating. No matter how good the driver, without the best technology their success would not be possible, and McLaren pride themselves on having the best technology in the business.

Hear directly from Lando on his experience driving with McLaren. He’ll provide insight into what has fuelled his success so far, the reality of racing at the pinnacle of the most technologically advanced sport in the world, and how McLaren have continued to innovate since he joined in 2018.

Lando Norris
F1 Driver
McLaren Racing
4:20pm

Customer Fireside Chat with Sky’s Group Head of Cyber Security Engineering

The rapid, accelerated and wide-scale digital transformation that organisations were forced to undergo during the pandemic altered the face of modern business. The perimeter of the network is no longer easy to define, cloud-based collaboration tools have become ubiquitous, and legacy tools are proving incapable of defending organisations against sophisticated cyber-attacks that are evolving daily.

Ryan Du Plessis (Group Head of Cyber Security Engineering, Sky) and Mike Beck (Global CISO, Darktrace) take an in-depth look at how Sky navigates the challenges of defending a complex technology ecosystem in today’s landscape — and how Self-Learning AI has been vital in protecting their dynamic workforce, wherever they are.

Discover:

  • The unprecedented breadth and depth of coverage that Self-Learning AI provides Sky’s security team
  • The challenges of securing infrastructure at such a large scale, and how Sky’s SOC team tackles these
  • How Sky keeps up with the evolving nature of today’s threat landscape and stay ahead of sophisticated attacks
Ryan Du Plessis
Group Head of Cyber Security Engineering
Sky
Mike Beck
Global CISO
Darktrace
4:30pm

AI Innovations: An Exclusive Insight Into Darktrace’s Technology Roadmap

AI is transforming the way we perform myriad tasks within our business and personal lives. But not all AI is created equal.

Join Darktrace’s Director of Technology, Andrew Tsonchev, as he discusses the latest innovations from Darktrace’s R&D labs in Cambridge – and teases what’s next for the evolution of Self-Learning AI. Andrew will give unparalleled insight into integrating AI into security stacks, how Autonomous Response mounts precise, rapid responses, and the future of AI Red Teaming.

Andrew Tsonchev
Director of Technology
Darktrace
4:40pm

Executive Panel: Accelerating Security at the Pace of Business

Among rapidly evolving technological advancements, the emergence of AI-enhanced malware is making cyber-attacks exponentially more dangerous, and harder to identify. As AI-driven attacks evolve, they will be almost indistinguishable from genuine activity, and conducted at an unprecedented speed and scale. In this new era of threat, a fundamentally different approach to cyber defence is needed.

This expert panel draws together security and industry experts to discuss how artificial intelligence, Autonomous Response and intelligence augmentation technology is being used to secure complex digital environments across the globe.

How are CISOs and security leaders establishing a security strategy that is an enabler for digital business rather than an obstacle? How has the risk changed? And how can AI augment human security teams in their fight against increasingly advanced cyber-threats?

You are welcome to submit your questions for this panel ahead of time.

Andrew Tsonchev
Director of Technology
Darktrace
Adam Jeffries
Group CIO
JTC Group
Malcolm Brown
IT Operations Manager
Ithaca Energy
Robin Smith
Head of Cyber and Information Security
Aston Martin
Toby Lewis
Head of Threat Analysis
Darktrace
5:05pm

McLaren Panel: Winning the Race with Self-Learning AI

McLaren operate at the pinnacle of the most technologically advanced racing series in the world, with connected technologies powering the team. Any disruption caused by cyber-attackers – whether that is access to world-leading IP, racing strategy, or data from connected sensors on race cars — could be the difference between winning and losing.

In this session, discover how Darktrace’s AI autonomously defends McLaren’s lifeblood — their data and their digital systems — with unparalleled agility to allow McLaren to focus on what they do best: racing.

Mike Beck
Global CISO
Darktrace
Ed Green
Head of Commercial Technology
McLaren Racing
Dan Keyworth
Director, Business Technology
McLaren Racing
5:30pm

Closing Remarks

As we look ahead into 2022, what does the next year in technology look like? What will be the biggest innovations – and, consequently, the greatest risks – to emerge, and how can businesses prepare for all the changes and challenges they will face?

Speakers

Lando Norris, F1 Driver, McLaren Racing

Following his success in F3 Lando became the official test and reserve driver for McLaren in 2018, as well as making his debut in F2 with Carlin Racing. It was to be a busy and productive year for the teenager. He began it by contesting the Daytona 24 Hours with United Autosports, gaining valuable experience in a line-up that included Fernando Alonso. His F2 season got off to a superb start when he won the opening feature race in Bahrain, and thereafter he was a regular frontrunner, fighting for the title with fellow Briton George Russell. His progression towards an F1 seat continued when he enjoyed productive FP1 outings in Belgium and Italy, and in September it was announced that he would partner Carlos Sainz at McLaren in 2018. He then finished a remarkable year in Abu Dhabi by securing runner-up spot in the F2 series, shortly after his 19th birthday. With a remarkable rookie season under his belt, the 21-year-old began his second full season in Formula 1 with McLaren in 2020. 17 races and a podium-finish later, Lando helped the team clinch P3 in the Constructors’ Championship.

Dan Keyworth, Director, Business Technology, McLaren Racing

Dan heads up the technology portfolio across the McLaren Racing business; one of three divisions that falls under the globally recognized McLaren brand. He is responsible for the development and definition of the technology roadmaps that make up the core platforms and differentiated services that run and innovate the business. Dan works closely with the racing leadership team to ensure the technology strategy is aligned to the team’s vision. In his free time, you’ll find him traveling, horse riding and volunteering.

Ed Green, Head of Commercial Technology, McLaren Racing

Ed Green works in the Architecture practice within the Information Technology function at McLaren Technology Group, as well as being responsible for the successful integration of their Technology Partners into the McLaren ecosystem. Ed joined McLaren in March 2018 after spending 5 years working for Block Solutions, a specialist network consultancy. In previous roles, he led the Consultancy division at a UK Solution Integrator operating across the public, enterprise, and commercial sectors. Ed has driven innovative engagements with organisations such as Harrods, intu, The Francis Crick Institute, and Barts Health NHS Trust. He has also spent seven years on the council at Great Ormond Street Hospital representing the views of patients at a Board level, and he continues his work at the Hospital School as a Governor and supports the school with STEM initiatives.

Ryan Du Plessis, Group Head of Cyber Security Engineering, Sky

Ryan is currently the Group Head of Cyber Security Engineering at Sky, where he leads all Cyber Engineering, Oversight and Cyber Data Science teams for Sky group. His previous experience includes heading up Enterprise Technology, Tooling and the Command and Control Centre for A.P. Moller Maersk, as well as running a number of NOCs and SOCs in both private and public sector businesses. In his spare time, Ryan is a massive McLaren and F1 fan.

Robin Smith, Head of Cyber and Information Security, Aston Martin

Robin is a CISO and expert policy analyst, focusing his work on the future of cyber-crime. Robin has worked across UK law enforcement, nuclear industry and automotive, promoting lean cyber security as a strategy for corporate transformation. He is the author of four books and numerous articles on privacy management, cybernetics and future studies. His recent feature documentary, ‘Machina; Building the Immortal Technologies’, won the Gold Award at the New York Sound and Vision Film Festival 2020.

Adam Jeffries, Group CIO, JTC Group

Adam is the Group CIO at JTC, joining the firm in 2013. Adam oversees the Group’s information technology and security services across all jurisdictions. Adam’s main areas of responsibility are IT operations, project planning and management, budgets, information security, IT governance and driving the Group’s digital strategy. Prior to joining JTC, Adam was Global Head of IT Operations for Appleby, where he developed a Group IT strategy to centralise all IT systems. Adam began his career with Abacus Financial Services in 1996 and has spent the last 25 years working in the financial services industry in various technology roles.

Malcolm Brown, IT Operations Manager, Ithaca Energy

Malcolm has 30+ years’ experience in industry as an IT professional, mainly centred within the oil and gas E&P sector. Prior to that he was an electronics engineer and made the transition into IT in the late 1980’s. His expertise and knowledge are continuously iterating as IT evolves. In his current role he is responsible for the day to day IT and security operations. Having participated as a member of senior management within various organisations Malcolm is able to visualise business strategy and translate that into the IT requirements needed to underpin it. In today’s uncertain and ever-changing threat landscape security is very much at the forefront of and integral to all of the decisions he makes.

Mike Beck, Global CISO

Mike has spent 18 years working in technology, security and risk operations. He started his career as a software engineer on GCHQ’s technologist programme, and progressed to support military operations. He has conducted intelligence analysis and assessment in operational theatres across the world, becoming a senior intelligence officer. In 2010, Mike merged his intelligence and technology experience to run cyber defensive operations for UK government, including working on the implementation of the national cyber security strategy and protecting the London 2012 Olympic Games. Joining Darktrace at its early stages in 2014, Mike developed the cyber analyst operation that supports thousands of Darktrace customers with 24/7 support and since 2020 oversees Darktrace’s internal security program as Global CISO. He holds a first-class degree in Computer Science from the University of Plymouth.

Toby Lewis, Head of Threat Analysis

Prior to joining Darktrace, Toby spent 15 years in the UK Government’s cyber security threats response unit, including as the UK National Cyber Security Centre’s Deputy Technical Director for Incident Management. He has specialist expertise in Security Operations, having worked across Cyber Threat Intelligence, Incident Management, and Threat Hunting. He has presented at several high-profile events, including the NCSC’s flagship conference, CyberUK, the SANS CyberThreat conference, and the Cheltenham Science Festival. He was a lead contributor to the first CyberFirst Girls Competition, championing greater gender diversity in STEM and cyber security. Toby is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and holds a Master’s in Engineering from the University of Bristol.

Andrew Tsonchev, Director of Technology

Andrew is a technical expert on cyber security and advises Darktrace’s strategic customers on advanced threat defense, 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. His comments on cyber security and the threat to critical national infrastructure have been reported in international media, including CNBC and the BBC World.

Following his success in F3 Lando became the official test and reserve driver for McLaren in 2018, as well as making his debut in F2 with Carlin Racing. It was to be a busy and productive year for the teenager. He began it by contesting the Daytona 24 Hours with United Autosports, gaining valuable experience in a line-up that included Fernando Alonso. His F2 season got off to a superb start when he won the opening feature race in Bahrain, and thereafter he was a regular frontrunner, fighting for the title with fellow Briton George Russell. His progression towards an F1 seat continued when he enjoyed productive FP1 outings in Belgium and Italy, and in September it was announced that he would partner Carlos Sainz at McLaren in 2018. He then finished a remarkable year in Abu Dhabi by securing runner-up spot in the F2 series, shortly after his 19th birthday. With a remarkable rookie season under his belt, the 21-year-old began his second full season in Formula 1 with McLaren in 2020. 17 races and a podium-finish later, Lando helped the team clinch P3 in the Constructors’ Championship.

Lando Norris
F1 Driver
McLaren Racing

Dan heads up the technology portfolio across the McLaren Racing business; one of three divisions that falls under the globally recognized McLaren brand. He is responsible for the development and definition of the technology roadmaps that make up the core platforms and differentiated services that run and innovate the business. Dan works closely with the racing leadership team to ensure the technology strategy is aligned to the team’s vision. In his free time, you’ll find him traveling, horse riding and volunteering.

Dan Keyworth
Director, Business Technology
McLaren Racing

Ed Green works in the Architecture practice within the Information Technology function at McLaren Technology Group, as well as being responsible for the successful integration of their Technology Partners into the McLaren ecosystem. Ed joined McLaren in March 2018 after spending 5 years working for Block Solutions, a specialist network consultancy. In previous roles, he led the Consultancy division at a UK Solution Integrator operating across the public, enterprise, and commercial sectors. Ed has driven innovative engagements with organisations such as Harrods, intu, The Francis Crick Institute, and Barts Health NHS Trust. He has also spent seven years on the council at Great Ormond Street Hospital representing the views of patients at a Board level, and he continues his work at the Hospital School as a Governor and supports the school with STEM initiatives.

Ed Green
Head of Commercial Technology
McLaren Racing

Ryan is currently the Group Head of Cyber Security Engineering at Sky, where he leads all Cyber Engineering, Oversight and Cyber Data Science teams for Sky group. His previous experience includes heading up Enterprise Technology, Tooling and the Command and Control Centre for A.P. Moller Maersk, as well as running a number of NOCs and SOCs in both private and public sector businesses. In his spare time, Ryan is a massive McLaren and F1 fan.

Ryan Du Plessis
Group Head of Cyber Security Engineering
Sky

Robin is a CISO and expert policy analyst, focusing his work on the future of cyber-crime. Robin has worked across UK law enforcement, nuclear industry and automotive, promoting lean cyber security as a strategy for corporate transformation. He is the author of four books and numerous articles on privacy management, cybernetics and future studies. His recent feature documentary, ‘Machina; Building the Immortal Technologies’, won the Gold Award at the New York Sound and Vision Film Festival 2020.

Robin Smith
Head of Cyber and Information Security
Aston Martin

Adam is the Group CIO at JTC, joining the firm in 2013. Adam oversees the Group’s information technology and security services across all jurisdictions. Adam’s main areas of responsibility are IT operations, project planning and management, budgets, information security, IT governance and driving the Group’s digital strategy. Prior to joining JTC, Adam was Global Head of IT Operations for Appleby, where he developed a Group IT strategy to centralise all IT systems. Adam began his career with Abacus Financial Services in 1996 and has spent the last 25 years working in the financial services industry in various technology roles.

Adam Jeffries
Group CIO
JTC Group

Malcolm has 30+ years’ experience in industry as an IT professional, mainly centred within the oil and gas E&P sector. Prior to that he was an electronics engineer and made the transition into IT in the late 1980’s. His expertise and knowledge are continuously iterating as IT evolves. In his current role he is responsible for the day to day IT and security operations. Having participated as a member of senior management within various organisations Malcolm is able to visualise business strategy and translate that into the IT requirements needed to underpin it. In today’s uncertain and ever-changing threat landscape security is very much at the forefront of and integral to all of the decisions he makes.

Malcolm Brown
IT Operations Manager
Ithaca Energy

Mike has spent 18 years working in technology, security and risk operations. He started his career as a software engineer on GCHQ’s technologist programme, and progressed to support military operations. He has conducted intelligence analysis and assessment in operational theatres across the world, becoming a senior intelligence officer. In 2010, Mike merged his intelligence and technology experience to run cyber defensive operations for UK government, including working on the implementation of the national cyber security strategy and protecting the London 2012 Olympic Games. Joining Darktrace at its early stages in 2014, Mike developed the cyber analyst operation that supports thousands of Darktrace customers with 24/7 support and since 2020 oversees Darktrace’s internal security program as Global CISO. He holds a first-class degree in Computer Science from the University of Plymouth.

Mike Beck
Global CISO
Darktrace

Prior to joining Darktrace, Toby spent 15 years in the UK Government’s cyber security threats response unit, including as the UK National Cyber Security Centre’s Deputy Technical Director for Incident Management. He has specialist expertise in Security Operations, having worked across Cyber Threat Intelligence, Incident Management, and Threat Hunting. He has presented at several high-profile events, including the NCSC’s flagship conference, CyberUK, the SANS CyberThreat conference, and the Cheltenham Science Festival. He was a lead contributor to the first CyberFirst Girls Competition, championing greater gender diversity in STEM and cyber security. Toby is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and holds a Master’s in Engineering from the University of Bristol.

Toby Lewis
Head of Threat Analysis
Darktrace

Andrew is a technical expert on cyber security and advises Darktrace’s strategic customers on advanced threat defense, 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. His comments on cyber security and the threat to critical national infrastructure have been reported in international media, including CNBC and the BBC World.

Andrew Tsonchev
Director of Technology
Darktrace

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