DSEI 23 Full Programme


How can we address the war for talent in data, digital, technology and cyber security to ensure Defence has the skills it needs for the future?

14 Sep 2023
Strategic Command & Keynote Forum
Developing the CyEM domain

The tech industry accounts for 5.5% of the UK economy; an estimated £82.7bn and, by the government’s own estimates, it could bring an additional £41.5bn to the economy by 2025. Like the National economy, Defence will not fulfil its potential, and deliver its purpose, unless we can leverage the power of data and digital systems-of-systems. Many initiatives have already started, such as the Digital Skills passport, but they are dotted around Defence and lack ambition. They must be connected and scaled – the panel will consider how this can be achieved. Defence must address both specialists and generalists, make the most of our existing talent, and attract more people from communities who might not previously have thought about a career in Defence and Security, attracted by our uniquely exciting mission and the offer of unparalleled training.

Claire Fry, Director Functional Integration, Defence Digital - Strategic Command
Mr Thomas Beautyman, Deputy Director Government Digital Capability - UK Cabinet Office
Jack McGuinness, Ahead Pan Defence Skills Framework Talent, Skills Learning and Development - Defence People
Dr. Mart Noorma, Director - NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE)
Ed Parsons CISSP, Regional Director UK & Europe - (ISC)2

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UK Strategic Command

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