Bringing the best in security and compliance to Manchester

22nd May 2019

UK Manchester

100 Participants

5 Sessions

2 Panel Debates

Keynote and world-renowned industry speakers



Helping Secure Digital Business

Manchester S.COM is designed to help organisations to better understand, plan for and implement sustainable security strategies that meet the pace and scale of today’s security challenge.

This is an educational event, creating thought-provoking open discussion, challenging vendor claims and equipping attendees with the practical resources and constructive tools to meet demands for a more secure digital business.

Most importantly there will be no product or sales pitches, this event will put the vendors in the hot seat.

Comments From Previous S.COM Events

I would say that the event was very well run, with a host of interesting and very knowledgeable company representatives. The technology used, and on display was excellent, and the informal atmosphere created enabled relaxed approach to networking and vendor discussions. I would certainly attend another event in the future.

Internal Audit Manager

Global Brewer

All the vendors were very agreeable, they didn’t push sales, they were enthusiastic about their products and the two different panels were fantastically well selected to gel together to produce excellent overall security coverage. Everyone was friendly and helpful and the location was perfect.

Data Protection Officer

Account Firm


Wednesday 22nd May

9:30 am Registration, tea and coffee, networking

10:00 am Opening & Introduction

10:15 am Panel Debate: Bridging the cybersecurity skills gap and reducing the workload with automation.

11:15 am Keynote Speaker: Amar Singh – Are you ready for the next data breach?

12:15 pm Q & A

12:30 pm Lunch Break. One to One Discussions.

1:30 pm Panel Debate: Ensuring Compliance without impacting on your organisation’s productivity. 

2:30 pm The Power of Automation – Brett Walmsley CTO, Bolton NHS Foundation

3:30 pm  Richard De Vere: Exposing human and technical weaknesses.

4:15 pm Refreshments & networking

5:30 pm Securonix Sky Lounge – Continue networking in the venue’s rooftop bar with complimentary canapés and drinks.


Amar Singh

Amar Singh

Founder of the Cyber Management Alliance

Amar Singh is returning to host our SCOM Manchester event. Are you now ready for the next data breach?

In his keynote Amar will talk about how to reduce organisational risk exposure to cyber threats by adopting the right processes, and technologies to provide businesses with the right solutions.

Brett Walmsley

Brett Walmsley

Chief Technology Officer Royal Bolton Hospitals

During 2017, Hospitals and GP surgeries in England and Scotland were among at least 16 health service organisations hit by a ransomware attack, using malware called Wanna Decryptor. with reports potentially dozens more were affected. Operations and appointments were canceled and ambulances diverted at up to 40 hospital trusts.

Royal Bolton Hospitals were not affected, no appointments were cancelled or operations cancelled due to the attack.

Brett Walmsley – Chief Technology Officer, Royal Bolton Hospitals will be discussing the days of Wannacry and the power of innovation and automation with Cyber Security within an extremely sensitive environment. Secure your spot to our event in May.

Richard De Vere

Richard De Vere

Social Engineer

Richard has an extensive background in penetration testing and social engineering, including ‘red team’ exercises, information gathering assessments and phishing campaigns for financial institutions and some of the UK’s largest companies – Exposing human and technical weaknesses. Richard’s passion is to reduce cyber-enabled crime and helping to secure and improve defences against these common types of attack.

Vendor Panels

Chris Beckett

Chris Beckett

Cloud Security Architect

Chris is Cloud Security Architect for UK and Ireland at Check Point, focusing specifically on the CloudGuard IaaS and Dome9 product sets. He is a 20-year veteran of the IT industry and has worked in many verticals including healthcare, higher education, financial services and consulting.

Lee Meyrick

Lee Meyrick

Head of Partner Success, Nuix EMEA

Lee helps organisations and regulatory bodies discover facts within data, with a primary focus on Discovery and Compliance. Having repeatedly seen the effects of poor information management (bad decisions, time wasted, regulatory fines), Lee is a proponent of data minimisation techniques, and is the author of “The Good Shepherd Guide to Cyber Security”.

If Lee could have one message, it is “Technology will not solve the problems caused by people’s behaviour. But it can help. Let me show you how.”


Paul Ducklin

Paul Ducklin

Senior Technologist

Paul Ducklin has been many things at Sophos: programmer, malware analyst, technical supporter, public speaker, security evangelist, and now proselytiser. (That’s like an evangelist, but more so.)

These days, Paul spends most of his time writing for Sophos’s award-winning community website, Naked Security, where he has built up a global reputation as the go-to guy for explaining even the most technical issues in plain language.

Philip Brining

Philip Brining

Data Governance Specialist

Data is the life blood of business and ensuring that it is being processed securely and in accordance with the law has never been more important than it is today, especially with GDPR. In his presentation Philip will talk about how he is helping organisations solve data-related challenges, focusing on data protection and privacy.

Nick Nieves

Nick Nieves

Lead Solution Architect EMEA

After serving in the US Marine Corps, Nick started his cyber security career at Microsoft in 2012.
A four year STEALTHbits employee, Nick moved to the UK last year to lead the solutions engineering efforts in EMEA.
His responsibilities include helping organisations understand, detect, and mitigate the complex and ever changing security challenges surrounding credentials and the data they secure.

Matt Walmsley

Matt Walmsley

EMEA Director at Vectra

Matt has over 25 years’ experience in helping organisations deploy and secure their network infrastructure having worked in a variety of pre-sales consultancy and technical marketing roles for global technology companies such as Endace, Hewlett Packard and 3Com. A self-professed “network guy” Matt joined Vectra with a remit to help organisations transform their security response capabilities by using AI powered advanced threat detection and security automation solutions. Matt is based in the United Kingdom, and holds a Masters in Business Administration.

Sam Oliver

Sam Oliver

Senior Product Specialist

Sam helps to support and grow the CybSafe community by connecting the various CybSafe teams and working with them to deliver a market-leading product and experience to our clients.

As a Senior Product Specialist, Sam is responsible for helping new and existing customers and partners identify their business needs and ensuring CybSafe succeeds in addressing those requirements.

Richard Walters

Richard Walters

CTO, Censornet

Richard is CTO of CensorNet, an award-winning cloud-based security software firm. Richard has 30 years of experience in the IT industry from blue chip to start-up, with a strong technical background, and over 15 years in C-level positions focused on information security. Knowing the challenges of the industry inside out, Richard pushes CensorNet to continually adapt and innovate its cloud-based security offering to help businesses manage the challenges of the modern threat landscape.

Aviv Cohen

Aviv Cohen

CMO, Pcysys

Aviv Cohen, 3 times VP Marketing, animator, speaker and blogger has over 16 years of product and marketing leadership experience, building global brands and driving growth from the ground up in Enterprise software businesses. Prior to joining Pcysys, Aviv built the Earnix Analytics Insurance brand and founded the global financial service Summit and CEO forum. Aviv also led product and marketing roles at Nexar, Mellanox (NASDAQ: MLNX) and Amdocs (NASDAQ: DOX).
Aviv holds a B.Sc in Electronics and Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University and an MBA from Bar-Ilan University.

Matt Pearson

Matt Pearson

EMEA Channel Director

Matt has over 20 years of experience serving starts ups and supplying them with information for security, risk management, and compliance. Matts direct touch work has seen him bring big opportunities to potential partners. His channel work has seen Matt enable and enthuse new channels to promote and sell complex solutions. Matt has personally worked with UK Cabinet Office, NAG, RWE, John Lewis, SABIC, AON, AXA, Lloyds Bank, ARM and Tesco.


S-COM Manchester 2019 will end with a fun networking event which is being held at the Double Tree Roof Top Bar. An evening of networking, great canapés and enjoyable entertainment. It presents an excellent opportunity to wind down and network after the conference. The event is exclusively for conference attendees, speakers and sponsors.


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Manchester is located in the heart of Manchester City Centre within comfortable walking distance from any cultural and tourist attractions and easily accessible from all major routes.

The hotel is 20 minutes from Manchester’s International Airport via Train/Car and just 2.5 hours via train from London Euston Station, with services approximately every 20 minutes.

by Hilton Hotel

One Piccadilly Place,
1 Auburn St,
M1 3DG

T:0161 242 1000

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel~
One Piccadilly Place, 
1 Auburn St, 
M1 3DG


Register Today to get your place! Discover, Defend and Respond to the latest threats.

S-COM Manchester

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

9:30am - 4:00pm

Manchester S.COM is designed to help organisations to better understand, plan for and implement sustainable security strategies that meet the pace and scale of today’s security challenge.

This is an educational event, creating thought – provoking open discussion, challenging vendor claims and equipping attendees with the practical resources and constructive tools to meet demands for a more secure digital business.

Most importantly there will be no product or sales pitches, this event will put the vendors in the hot seat and give you a chance to get them to answer all your questions.

Event Location

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
One Piccadilly Place
Manchester, M1 3DG

Event Fees

Event Ticket


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