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Committee turns its attention to cybersecurity and risk

24 October 2014

As part of its investigation into information and communications technology, competitiveness and skills in the UK, the Committee will hear from cybersecurity experts, as well as representatives from regional digital hubs such as London’s Tech City UK, and Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for the Creative Industries.


Tuesday, 28 October, Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 10:15am

  • Hugh Boyes, Cyber Security Lead, The Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Nick Coleman, Global Head of Security Intelligence, IBM Services
  • Stephanie Daman, CEO Cyber Security Challenge.

At 11:15am

  • Angela Harrington, Head of Regeneration, Manchester City Council
  • Gary Warke, Board Member and Business Development Board Member, Humber Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Gerard Grech, Chief Executive Officer, Tech City UK

At 12:15pm

  • Dinah Caine, Chief Executive Officer, Creative Skillset (Sector Skills Council for the Creative Industries)
  • Saint John Walker, Head of Development, Creative Skillset (Sector Skills Council for the Creative Industries)

Possible questions

Questions which the Committee will put to the witnesses are:

  • What is the security skills shortfall?
  • What is the Government’s role?
  • Are those lacking security knowledge and expertise at more risk?
  • How important is the digital economy to your area?
  • What role should stakeholders such as LEPs, local government and local business organisations play?
  • Can growing regional hubs help reduce inequality?
  • How can flourishing regional hubs be developed across the UK?
  • How important is creativity to the digital economy?
  • How can creative industries be supported?
  • Should we be prioritising creativity and the arts in the curriculum?

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