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Bristol & Bath Cyber Conference to return in October

Bristol & Bath Cyber Conference will be returning to Bristol in October as part of the annual Bristol Technology Festival, organisers techSPARK have announced.

The event will bring together over 350 delegates to Bristol’s Watershed.

Following 2022’s success, which connected the most influential individuals from the South West’s cyber sector, 2023 will feature a mix of workshops, panel debates, hackathons, keynote speakers, and a 20-strong panel of industry leaders.

Bristol & Bath Cyber is an initiative from techSPARK and is a not-for-profit community dedicated to connecting, educating, and strengthening the cyber ecosystem in the West of England.

It helps to sustainably grow the cyber cluster in the area through connections, upskilling and knowledge sharing. Bristol & Bath Cyber Conference is the next step in its mission to promote, support and encourage people to work in the cyber industry in the region.

The full programme for the 2023 event will be announced in due course, but currently confirmed speakers include Mackenzie Jackson, Shubham Dubey, and Roman Zhukov.

Mackenzie is a developer and security advocate, with a passion for DevOps. He is the co-founder of health tech outfit Conpago, the host of The Security Repo podcast, an established security thought leader and a global speaker on the issue.

Shubham is a Security Researcher at Microsoft, his expertise lies in low-level security and internals. Prior to joining Microsoft, Shubham was a researcher at Mcafee. Shubham regularly shares his knowledge and insight within the cyber community, through his own blog

Roman is a serial technology entrepreneur with a strong software engineering, architecture and product development background. He is currently responsible for SW security at Intel, helping teams to grow and manage product security programs. Within Intel’s own security culture, Roman is recognised as a leader within the organisation, as the Intel Brown Belt.

Ben Shorrock, managing director of techSPARK, said: “We’re really excited about the upcoming Bristol Technology Festival, and Cyber Conference within that programming.

“In Shubham, Roman and Mackenzie we have three de facto cyber security leaders and with more still to come, this promises to be a hugely engaging and informative event.”

The Bristol & Bath Cyber Conference and Bristol Technology Festival are both organised by techSPARK, the South West’s largest tech network.

As a non-profit dedicated to the constant improvement of the South West tech cluster, techSPARK drives connection and collaboration from Swindon to Swansea, working with tech and digital businesses of all sizes to help them thrive.

techSPARK currently connects with over 35,000 people monthly, highlighting the best tech in the West and bringing people together through a regular schedule of events and programmes.