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CISO Roundtable, 15 May

Security in the Public Sector

Public sector organisations, like many private enterprises, are facing increasing security threats, from protecting citizen’s data and compliance to a fast-changing threat landscape. However, Public Sector organisations also face unique additional challenges and developing a clear strategy to ensure a more resilient, proactive approach to cyber security can be difficult.

CISO Roundtable
In this topical roundtable, facilitated by Computacenter’s CISO Phil Lea, along with security experts from ServiceNow, TeamUltra and Tenable, we will look at these unique Public Sector security challenges, and discuss how they can be addressed. Topics for discussion include:

• Security strategy and roadmap – Automation, people, insource vs outsource
• Understanding your control requirements – Securing citizen’s data in the cloud without impacting the user experience
• Cost reduction through consolidation – Reducing vendor sprawl, duplicated capability
• Automation, orchestration – Address skills shortage, cost reduction
• Dealing with change

Event details

Date: May 15th, 2019

Time: 09:00am – 11:00am

Location:  Home Office, 2 Marsham St, Westminster, London SW1P 4DF.

Please note that photo ID will be mandatory for entry.  No admission can be made to any attendee without a valid driving licence or passport.  Attendees will have to go through airport style security so please allow plenty of time for this.


  • Phil Lea, CISO, Computacenter
  • Colin Williams, CTO, Computacenter
  • Lawrie Meek, Enterprise Strategist – Field CTO, ServiceNow
  • Gavin Millard, VP of Product Marketing, Tenable

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Panelists background

Phil Lea, CISO, Computacenter

Phil Lea is the Group Chief Information Security Officer at Computacenter, the largest UK owned IT company with over 15,000 Group employees.  Phil’s role is to set the strategy and create the roadmap for security for Computacenter, supporting all group business units.

Phil has over 20 years’ experience in IT and security; former roles including Security Practice Manager at Fujitsu, Leadership Partner at Gartner, Head of Security and Compliance at Advanced and a Head of Cyber role at the Department of Work and Pensions.

He holds the C|CISO qualification from EC-Council and has hosted many roundtables and events in his previous roles with Fujitsu, Gartner and Advanced.  Phil has worked across the UK, Europe and the Middle East and lives in London, UK.

Colin Williams, CTO, Computacenter

Colin’s role at Computacenter is as Chief Technologist for Networking, Security and Unified Communications is one of strategy, demand creation, solution governance and customer enablement. Optimum alignment of business and technology outcomes are key to customer satisfaction with the Chief Technology role tightly coupled to the activity.

With 20 plus years in IT leadership roles working within organisations like Computacenter, Compaq, Action, BT, Morse and Hewlett Packard, Colin has created a reputation as an innovative technology strategist and utilises a unique perspective on the market, vendors and strategy to deliver thought provoking blogs, strategic consulting and market insight.

Gavin Millard, VP of Product Marketing, Tenable

Gavin Millard is a trained, ethical hacker who works with medium and large enterprises to address their cybersecurity challenges. With a deep understanding of how attackers plot a breach, he helps bring these companies to a trusted state of IT infrastructure. He previously worked as the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) technical director for Tripwire. He has also spoken frequently on data integrity, hacking and other key security topics.

Darren James, Office of the CISO, ServiceNow

Darren is an experienced cyber security and cloud solutions architect and has been described by his peers in the industry as a ‘technology leader and visionary’.

As an Infrastructure Solutions Architect, he has a strong technical background in design and implementation of cloud solutions, server infrastructure, Active Directory, Windows Exchange and managed desktop services.