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North Rhine-Westphalia and Greater Manchester Connecting Regional Cyber Clusters

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North Rhine-Westphalia and Greater Manchester

Connecting Regional Cyber Clusters – Online Forum

Greater Manchester – North Rhine-Westphalia are pleased to invite you to our first online forum hosted by Professor Dr Andreas Pinkwart, Minister of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester in the United Kingdom.

This event marks the start of a closer bilateral relationship between Greater Manchester and North Rhine-Westphalia where both regions have made a commitment to working together more closely to promote new business and exchange in our key sectors.

Join us for our first event to learn more about the cyber ecosystems in Greater Manchester and North Rhine-Westphalia and the opportunities for your business or institution!

Date: 22nd March

Time: 16:00 – 17:30 (CET); 15:00 – 16:30 (GMT).

Platform: Via Livestorm

The event includes keynote speeches from the British Consulate in Dusseldorf, MIDAS and NRW.Global Business as well as panel discussions with experts and successful companies from within the cyber security sector in both regions.

Key speakers include:

  • Felix Neugart, CEO, NRW.Global Business
  • Rafe Courage, British Consul-General, Düsseldorf
  • Michael Kordus, General Manager, NRW.Global Business
  • Tim Newns, Chief Executive, MIDAS
  • Ollie Whitehouse, Global CTO, NCC Group
  • Ralf Benzmüller, Executive Speaker Security Labs, G DATA CyberDefense AG
  • Phil Swan, Digital Director, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • Victoria Knight, Strategic Pursuits Director, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence and Co-chair of Greater Manchester Cyber Advisory Board
  • Professor Dr Thorsten Holz, Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security (HGI)
  • Christian Schmickler, Cluster Manager, Cyber Security Cluster, Bonn
  • Sue Daley, Director Tech and Innovation, TechUK

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
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    Rafe Courage

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    Andreas Pinkwart

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    Victoria Knight

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    Sue Daley

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    Christian Schmickler Cluster Manager @ Cyber Security Cluster Bonn e.V.

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    Michael Kordus

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    Ralf Benzmüller

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    Andy Burnham

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    Tim Newns Chief Executive @ MIDAS

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    Professor Dr Thorsten Holz

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    Phil Swan

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    Andy Burnham

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    Felix Neugart

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    Ollie Whitehouse

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