Together with Emerson Garcia Velasquez and Paul Colwell, we welcomed our guests for a morning of Building security resilience in the age of digital working at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh.


Building Security Resilience in the Age of Digital Working

Date: Wednesday 22nd of November 2023

Time: 9am – 12pm

Location: Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh

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Digital Safety in the Modern Workplace

As the rate and dependence on digital working grows, so do the threats against our home and business lives. According to Quocirca last year, 68% of organisations experienced data losses due to unsecure printing practices*. Our speakers shared invaluable insights on how organisations can protect their data, and uncovered the threats a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) should be aware of and their origins.
Emerson Garcia Velasquez Head of Product Security at Canon

Our speakers

Emerson Garcia Velasquez

Emerson currently holds the role of Head of Product Security at Canon, where his responsibilities encompass global incident response coordination. As a highly motivated, confident, and self-starting professional in the fields of IT, computer networks, and data communications, Emerson possesses over two decades of extensive experience. Emerson has previously served as the Global Head of Networks and Security and held the position of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at a Fintech organisation, in addition to fulfilling various roles in the realms of cybersecurity and digital transformation.

Our speakers

Paul Colwell

Paul is the Chief Technology Officer at Wavenet and has over 20 years’ experience seeking ways to exploit technology, to deliver real benefits for business. Working closely with the leading technology brands including: Microsoft, WatchGuard, AlienVault, Carbon Black, VMware and CrowdStrike, he has been instrumental in positioning CyberGuard at the forefront of the technology industry.

In more recent years, he has focused on developing leading-edge cloud technology solutions and pioneered innovative ways to maximise the potential of IT infrastructures, to deliver strategic objectives, as well as driving the implementation of cutting-edge cyber security solutions to tackle the growing issue of cyber-crime amongst UK businesses.

Paul Colwell Chief Technology Officer at Wavenet

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