Programme

With all the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, Data Governance experts maintain that the UK will adopt similar stringent data protection regulations as proposed by the EU. The consequences of a data breach and the probability of experiencing a breach has never been greater. We have ensured a high quality agenda this year with the help of our VSEC Advisory Board, made up of leading VARs & MSPs who have selected the conference program. We aim to deliver sessions that are highly topical, relevant and of value to you and your business.

The format and programme is designed to create thought-provoking discussions and equip attendees with the practical resources and constructive tools to sell and deploy cutting edge IT security solutions.

With more than 20+ sessions presented by international cybersecurity leaders, experienced CISOs (Gatwick Airport, Boden Clothing, CBRE, Risc Credivel, One Stop Stores etc) and experts from our award-winning vendor portfolio, the conference is not to be missed! Register now!

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  • 08:30 - 09:30
    Registration & Breakfast
    Murray Pearce Infinigate UK
    09:30 - 09:45
    Welcome to VSEC 2018
    Murray Pearce, Managing Director, Infinigate UK
    James Ketchell
    09:45 - 10:30
    Opening Keynote: The Power of Persistence (click to view abstract)
    James Ketchell, Serial Adventurer, Motivational Speaker
    On 1st February 2014, James became the first and only person to have rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, successfully summited Mount Everest and cycled 18,000 miles around the world.

    Seven years prior to all this, he was recovering from a serious motorcycle accident that left him with broken legs as well as a severely broken and dislocated ankle. The prognosis was that he was likely to suffer a permanent walking impairment and would certainly not be able to continue the active physical lifestyle he had enjoyed up to that point.

    Having also survived two mid ocean rescues, James found himself clinging to a rope ladder on the side of a 100,000-ton crude oil tanker as he climbed to safety in storm force winds. No stranger to overcoming adversity and dealing with setbacks, James’ lectures include the importance of Risk Management, personal resilience and dealing with setbacks.

    James describes his approach to these extraordinary tasks, how he continuously set incremental and achievable goals, how he drew upon a capacity for making and cementing contacts to secure the necessary support and how he prepared for and experienced the physical effort these challenges demand. As James tells his story, the listener will often find it easy to believe that they too could achieve the extraordinary.

    James is also passionate about the places he has been and the people he has met and talks with knowledge and affection of their lives, culture and beliefs and of the debt he owes them. He is particularly grateful to the Sherpas who assisted him on Everest, as they were instrumental in helping him off the mountain when he succumbed to a severe lung infection on the descent.