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Smarter Cities

A centre of excellence for the development, testing and deployment of technology to enable effective delivery of local, national and international business in an integrated secure environment is the focus. The Committee’s work areas include smart interconnectivity, communications, open data, maintaining privacy and cyber security and offering opportunities for members to share best practice, network, partner and do business.

Smarter Cities Events and Updates

Roundtable with Commissioner McLaren

8 June | 10.00am - 11.00am

Members are invited to join this interactive roundtable, with Commissioner McLaren who will discuss the City of London priorities, best practice around evidence capture, cybercrime protection and engagement and security with the police.

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Cyber Security Advice

Issued on February 2022

Increasingly sophisticated cybercrime and warfare techniques do not discriminate between large or small companies. Ensure you know how to pretext yourself in today’s connected world.

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Meet the Smarter Cities Committee Members

Brett Lovegrove

Committee Chair. Managing Director, Valentis Bridge Ltd

Brett is former Head of Counter Terrorism in London and now a defence and security consultant. He is also Chairman of a US corporation, a member of the APPG on AI, a Barclays Accelerator mentor and Chairman of the LCCI Smarter Cities programme.

Eileen Buck

Commercial Director, Assurity Systems Ltd

Eileen has been immersed in security solutions for the last 30+ years across the broadest client sectors: Government, Healthcare, Energy and corporates. She works closely with technical specialists applying the best technological IT/Cyber solutions, in the highly dynamic IT and OT environment.

Claire Holford

Dispute Resolution Partner, HCR Law

Claire is a dual qualified commercial litigation lawyer in both England and Wales and Australia. She is Head of HCR Defence and Security Sector for London and the South. Claire’s clients range from defence SMEs, primes and directors in a range of commercial company disputes.

Anne Lewis-Olsson

Director Future Programmes, Saab UK Technologies

Extensive international experience, responsible for stakeholder communications in successful fighter aircraft acquisitions in Sweden, Brazil, Thailand, South Africa, Czech Republic and Hungary. Currently responsible for industrial relations and co-operation with international organisations such as EU, NATO and the UN.

Amerdeep Riat

Chief Information Officer, CIBC Capital Markets, Europe & Asia

Amerdeep is responsible for technology and governance for the Europe and Asia of a major Canadian Bank. Amerdeep has over twenty five years in senior roles in financial services delivering large scale business, regulatory, operations and technology transformation across Europe, US and Africa.

Greg Robertson

Regional Executive Director, Corporate Security, CIBC

Greg manages security across Europe and Asia for a major Canadian bank. His experience also covers oil and gas, construction and governments. He has worked extensively in Africa and the Middle East and is the 2021 ASIS UK Chapter Secretary.

Mark Stamford

Chief Executive Officer, OccamSec

Mark has worked in information security for over 20 years. He founded OccamSec 10 years ago with a focus on providing organizations with security expertise that actually solves their problems.

Trenham Ian Weatherhead

Director of Strategy and Marketing, Harod

Harod combines traditional and legal Investigation and Intelligence techniques with proprietary cutting edge Cyber Technology. Together with our worldwide networks and an extensive background in UK Law enforcement, Harod can identify, investigate and resolve the most complex issues.

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