About the event

From early stage start-ups to The Big 4; building secure, scalable cloud platforms and processes is top of the agenda for organisations of all shapes, sizes and stages.

👀 *Red Hat’s 2023 Global Tech Outlook revealed that cloud security is the leading funding priority for 38% of IT Leaders worldwide.

Whether you're at the start of your cloud journey, looking for innovative security strategies to protect your data in the cloud, or building cloud security processes that can scale with the needs of your business, security is the responsibility of everyone - and it's one of the most in-demand skills in the UK tech market.

We were joined by four experienced speakers who shared their practical tips and stories to maximise your cloud security from start-up, scale-up to enterprise level.

Lawrence Jones, Lead Engineer @ incident.io
'Getting Cloud Right From the Start for Early-Stage Companies'
Shaojing Lei, Cyber Security Lead @ giffgaff
'Embedding Security into DevOps via Shifting Culture'
Greg Smith, Principal Product Security Engineer @ GoCardless
'Oceans Not Aquariums for Cloud Security'
Yasmin Benjamin, Lead Multi Cloud Architect @ PwC
'The Importance of Implementing Security & Automation'

🎤 You can catch up on all the talks from the evening below:

Getting Cloud Right From the Start for Early-Stage Companies - Lawrence from incident.io

Embedding Security into DevOps via Shifting Culture - Shaojing from giffgaff 

Oceans Not Aquariums for Cloud Security - Greg from GoCardless

The Importance of Implementing Security & Automation - Yasmin from PwC

Guest speakers

Lawrence Jones

Lead Engineer @ incident.io

Lawrence spent his early career at GoCardless, watching the company grow from start-up to unicorn. Having joined incident.io as employee #1, his focus is now on establishing foundations to help the start-up build a world-class engineering team.

Shaojing Lei

Cyber Security Lead @ giffgaff

Shaojing is a Cyber Security Lead at giffgaff UK, and previously a Senior Cyber Security Consultant at one of the Big 4. Having been in the Security industry for 5 years, Shaojing is currently focusing on DevSecOps. Her passions lie within innovation and diversity initiatives, where she participates in Women in Cyber & Cyber First School mentorship to name a few.

Greg Smith

Principal Product Security Engineer @ GoCardless

Greg is a Principal Product Security Engineer at the FinTech GoCardless where he helps product development teams build the secure and scalable platform powering the world's bank payment network. Prior to joining GoCardless, he worked in a broad range of roles in the government building, breaking and securing services and infrastructure. 

Yasmin Benjamin

Lead Multi Cloud Architect @ PwC

Yasmin is a Lead Multi Cloud Architect for Big 4 organisation, PwC. Her expertise lies within Cloudtech, AI, Robotics, Engineering, NLP and the craze over Chabot’s. Yasmin is currently consulting a range of companies on how to integrate cloud and DevSecOps into everyday appliances and situations seamlessly. She's passionate about encouraging young women to pursue roles within the STEM field and enjoys sharing her experience as a woman of colour navigating through the tech world.


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