Mon, 07 Mar

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Salford

Cyber Summit

Join us as part of the Digital City Festival for our Cyber Summit!

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Cyber Summit

Time & Location

07 Mar, 10:30 – 21:00

Salford, Floor 7, HOST, MediaCity UK, Salford M50 2ST, UK

About the event

Innovation hub HOST, the Home of Skills & Technology at MediaCity, has been announced as the lead sponsor of Skills and Technology at Digital City Festival 2022, where it will be hosting three flagship events.

This is the second consecutive year HOST has sponsored the festival, which is taking place as a week-long celebration from 7th-11th March to showcase Greater Manchester as a world-class destination for the digital community.

A diverse range of events will be taking place at the festival, with HOST focusing on the three key themes of skills, technology and innovation - brought together by the Cyber Summit, the India Pavilion as part of the Digital City Expo and its Esports Festival.

HOST will be opening the festival with the first Cyber Summit in the North West on Monday 7th March at HOST Social, a stunning seventh floor venue that overlooks the digital hub of MediaCity.

The Cyber Summit will feature a series of inspiring panel discussions, networking, Q&As, expos and conclude with an invite-only drinks reception from 6pm until 9pm.

In collaboration with key partners, including the Greater Manchester Cyber Security Advisory Group, it will be a celebration of Greater Manchester’s outstanding cyber security capabilities and the inclusive economic growth that this brings to the digital-city region.

Cyber Summit Agenda

10:20 - 10:30am - Welcome to the Cyber Summit

10:30 - 11:30am - Panel session: Jobs & Future skills (Sponsored by Roke)

Looking to the future, the panel will address how the keys to a thriving future ecosystem are in the embracing of diversity and further investment in skills and education.

12:00 - 13:00pm - Panel session: The North-West Cyber Corridor Vision (Sponsored by BAE Systems)

This panel will discuss how collaboration is key to unlocking the full potential, and target outcomes of the North-West corridor, and what this opportunity means for the future of the geo-reigon.

13:00 - 14:00pm - Networking lunch

14:00 - 16:00pm - Greater Manchester Cyber Showcase

This panel will showcase exciting initiatives like the AI and Cyber Foundries, and accelerator programmes, as well as the innovations of the reigons SMEs. Following this, an SME and Skills Expo will be taking place with booths and presentations from North-West based SMEs and Skills City bootcamps, providing participants with the opportunity to engage directly with the ecosystem.

17:00 - 19:00pm - VIP reception

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