This evening event at Northumbria University will focus on building security into business and dealing with the ethics of cyber as it grows.

At the event you will hear Pam Briggs of Northumbria University talk about the launch of Not Equal, a network that aims to foster new collaborations in order to create the conditions for digital technology to support social justice, and develop a path for inclusive digital innovation and a fairer future for all in and through the digital economy.

This will be followed by a discussion on ethical behaviour in an increasingly technological world and its role in the future of business skills, employment and entrepreneurship. Chaired by Phil Jackman; the group will include Charlotte Windebank from FIRST, Caroline Theobald from the North East Initiative on Business Ethics and Paul Lancaster from Plan Digital.

The evening will end with an opportunity for the audience to ask questions of all of the presenters.

Charlotte Windebank

Charlotte is a trustee of Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums and co-founder of FIRST (www.firstnetwork.co), a skills provider and network of services committed to connecting young people, professionals and startups to their wider business community. Since 2014, and alongside her business partner Caroline Theobald CBE, she has directed over 80 education and business engagement activities and worked with all 5 regional universities, colleges and schools to deliver business skill programmes to equip learners with the confidence they need to kickstart a career or business.

She organises the If We Can You Can Challenge: a startup business competition celebrating its 11th year that works in partnership with national and local business partners to engage and give much needed publicity to early stage businesses and organisations across the North East: www.ifwecanyoucan.co.uk.

Phil Jackman

Guerrilla Worker, strategic thinker, occasional maverick and reluctant over-achiever with an interest in culture change, creative opportunities and regional development.

Director of Guerrilla Working Ltd consultancy working at the point where technology meets the organisation’s people, Dynamo North East an industry-led initiative focusing on growing the tech sector in the North East, North East Initiative on Business Ethics, working to make the North East the most ethical place to do business.

Leading on CyberNorth cyber cluster including the delivery of #CyberFest. Experience of working in both the private and public sectors. Find out more at https://guerrillaworking.com/about-me/

Pam Briggs

Prof. Pamela Briggs holds a Chair in Applied Psychology, delivering innovative research and consultancy around issues of identity, trust and security in new social media.

Her research seeks answers to three main questions: Why and when do we feel secure in disclosing sensitive identity information about ourselves? What makes us trust an electronic message? How and when do we seek to protect our privacy?

In the last five years, Pam has published over forty articles on human perceptions of trust, privacy and security in computer-mediated communication and has recently developed, with colleagues, an innovative model of health advice-seeking online (ESRC funded).

Caroline Theobald

Caroline Theobald is co-founder and chair of FIRST Face to Face Ltd, the successor to Bridge Club Ltd, which she established in 2000 to connect early stage growth entrepreneurs to money, management and new markets.

FIRST is a network of services connecting young people, startups and professionals to their wider business community. The company is expert at engaging and communicating with audiences, supporting young people and startup companies and developing business relationships that are based on best practice, process and results.

Caroline is a passionate advocate of gender equality and responsible/ethical business and a founding director of The North East Initiative on Business Ethics (NIBE). She also chairs the Advisory Board at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University and is an associate of Teesside University Business School.

Caroline’s international interests are covered through her roles as Trustee of Newcastles of the World, honorary consul for Sweden and chair of the North East Chapter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. Caroline was honoured with a CBE for her services to business and entrepreneurship in 2016 and is also holds a lifetime Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Paul Lancaster 

Paul is an award-winning ‘SuperConnector’ working to make the North East of England the best place to start or grow a business in the UK.

After spending over 15yrs helping other people start & grow their businesses in the North East & across the UK whilst working for Generator, Project North East, Shell LiveWIRE, Sage & Tech North (part of Tech City UK, now known as Tech Nation), Paul launched his own ‘Plan Digital’ business in 2016.

With a particular focus on accelerating the growth of tech/digital/creative businesses in the North East of England through Inbound Marketing, Community Engagement & Events, Paul was voted ‘Collaborator of the Year’ at Dynamo North East’s Dynamites awards in 2016 & 2017.

Paul is the Founder & Event Producer of the hugely successful annual 5-day Newcastle Startup Week festival which has taken place in May every year since 2017 & the monthly Founders’ Friday events which launched in July 2018.

He is also a regular columnist for The Journal newspaper, co-author of the ‘Small Business Marketing For Dummies’ book published by Wiley, Founder of the annual global #NoEmailDay & a Senior Consultant for the ANGELFYSH Brand Communications Collective.

Find out more by Following Paul on Twitter @lordlancaster#

Full programme and further information here> #CyberFest Northumbria pack


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