Protecting Data in Healthcare

Hear from leading experts in healthcare IT and data management about the threats they face and the actions they are taking in mitigation.

Healthcare professionals need the right information to hand to provide the high levels of service demanded across today’s health sector.

Data is moving constantly, on paper and in systems that don’t talk to one another and its increasingly clear we need to integrate those systems and can generate better outcomes if we do. Data is moving to the cloud, but this exposes us to new threats, how can we ensure that data is secure?

The legalities of healthcare have sometimes stood in the way of innovation, but the response to the pandemic has accelerated changes that were perhaps being trialled slowly before, i.e. remote patient consultations, and now look to become standard practice. So, what do we need to go back to and ensure its safety? What do we need to let go from our old ways of working that will never be the same again?

In this free event, hear from leading experts in healthcare IT and data management about the threats they face and the actions they are taking in mitigation.

This event is part of the newly developed Health Tech Cluster at Dynamo where we aim to bring together industry experts to connect and collaborate on unmet healthcare needs through technology.

This event is aimed at: CCIOs, CISOs, IT Directors and SMEs working in healthcare.



Abi Dakin – Cyber Assurance & Compliance, Local Authority & Health, Leeds.

Abi is a Cyber Security professional from the Governance side. A semi-tech. 20 years in local Government and Social care, moving from Rotherham to a Joint role in Leeds for both the Council and the CCG. Qualified to HCISPP, PCI-ISA, TOGAF and ISO27001 lead auditor. She enjoys outdoor activities, from caving to climbing, kayaking and cycling and is currently harbouring a deep interest in virology.. (Aren’t we all)




Tony Burgess – Information Security & Systems Manager, NHSBSA.Tony is an experienced Cyber Security professional with over 20 years’ experience working in both the public and private sectors. During this time, he has provided a range of security service including implementing risk management practices to a wide range of Organisations, he is also a qualified CCP Lead SIRA, Tony is currently the Head of Technology operations for NHS BSA and is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the Organisations Cyber Operations function. Prior to joining the BSA Tony spent 12 years with the NHS Counter Fraud service and was responsible for all aspects of Information Security.

Phil Jackman – Director, Dynamo North East and Guerrilla Working

Guerrilla Worker, strategic thinker, occasional maverick and reluctant over-achiever with an interest in culture change, creative opportunities and regional developmentDirector of Guerrilla Working Ltd consultancy working at the point where technology meets the organisation’s people. Director of Dynamo North East an industry-led initiative focusing on growing the tech sector in the North East.  Leading on CyberNorth cyber cluster including the delivery of #CyberFestDirector of North East Initiative on Business Ethics, working to make the North East the most ethical place to do business.


Andrew Besford – Non Executive Director, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Director, Dynamo North East

I specialise in business change, particularly around digital, data, and cyber-security. I have broad experience in both in-house and consultancy roles, in public- and private-sector organisations.  I have recently been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. My early career was in software and technology, building on my strong computer science background. I worked in several industries, with a particular focus on mobile/telecoms.



Richard Holmes – Head of Cyber Security Services, CGI UK

Richard leads cyber security services for CGI in the UK. The group provides a balanced portfolio of services across a broad range of sectors from Defence and Intelligence, Energy and Utilities, as well as the commercial sector. Engagements include the design and delivery of major transformational programmes, consultative assignments, and the provision of a range of operational security managed services. Previously, Richard was responsible for the development of significant elements of CGI’s cyber business in the UK National Security Sector.  He has over 20 years’ of experience in the development and provision of secure IT systems and capabilities.


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