CDW & Partners

Cyber Resilience Strategy Event

The statistics are alarming – last year, nearly a third of businesses in the UK were victims of a cyber-attack or breach. Yet many organisations only begin their security journey after an attack occurs, fighting fires with costly new tools and solutions. There must be a better way…


  • Date and Time

    Wednesday, 6th March 2024

    From 10:00am to 4:00pm

  • Venue

    Building 1 Bradbourne Drive,
    Milton Keynes,
    MK7 8BJ

Meet the Speakers

25919 01 Greg

Greg Van Der Gaast

Chief Technologist - Security

Greg has a diverse 25-year background in Information Security, with a range of engaging stories and insightful perspectives from his career: A former teenage hacker that achieved notoriety by breaking into a nuclear weapons facility, an undercover FBI and DoD operative, a cutting edge technical consultant, a business-minded CISO building Information Security programs for startups and Fortune 500's alike, an author, and an international speaker.

25919 01 Rob Sims

Rob Sims

Chief Technologist – Hybrid Platforms

With an impressive track record spanning over two decades in the tech sector, Rob has held many diverse roles, ranging from internal IT positions to professional services, architecture, and finally, his current position as Chief Technologist for CDW. Throughout his career journey, Rob has demonstrated a unique talent for simplifying complex challenges into clear and actionable business outcomes. As a seasoned leader, coach, mentor and inspirational speaker, he brings a wealth of experience and a broad perspective that extends across countries, sectors and industries. His engagement with C-Suite executives ensures that he effectively communicates the business value inherent in technology products and services.

25919 01 Scott

Scott Manson

Director of Cyber Security for UK and Ireland, Cisco

As the Director of Cyber Security for UK and Ireland, Scott – with more than 18 years ICT experience – leads a team focused on Cisco's vision to deliver intelligent cyber security for the real world, providing one of the industry's most comprehensive advanced threat protection portfolios of solutions across the broadest set of attack vectors. Manson's role also focuses on empowering customers to securely create and deliver value as every country, city and company becomes digital.

6 Reasons To Attend

  • Top thought leadership speakers – from Red Bull, CDW Chief Technologists and our partners.

  • Zero product pitches.

  • Customer panel – Hear directly from our customers on their cyber landscapes and how they have overcome their challenges.

  • A different approach to security – It's time to change the trend and make spend actually reduce incidents.

  • The outcome – Tangible takeaways and action points to help mature your cyber posture!

  • F1 fan or not, MK7 provides an unbelievable experience at the home of Oracle Red Bull Racing.

The Content

It’s time to stop doing cyber security – and start doing business securely.

Resiliency should not just be about how fast you can recover but rather a holistic journey where security is built into the fabric of your business - reducing exposure and avoiding the breach altogether. Truly uncovering the root cause and not just deploying more tools to cover the gaps. It’s a fundamentally different approach

The Agenda 

Discover a fundamentally different approach to security.

  10:00am – 10:30am

 Guest arrival - pastries and refreshments

  10:30am – 10:40am

 Welcome from CDW Executive

  10:40am – 11:10am

 KN1  Oracle Red Bull Racing CISO

  11:10am – 11:30am

 KN2 – CDW Greg Van Der Gaast

  11:30am – 11:50am

 Networking break

  11:50am – 12:10pm

 KN3 – Cisco

  12:10pm – 12:30pm

 KN4 – Arctic Wolf



  1:30pm – 1:50pm

 KN5 – CDW Rob Sims

  1:50pm – 2:10pm

 KN6 – Cohesity

  2:10pm – 2:50pm

 Customer panel 

  2:50pm – 3:00pm

 CDW update

  3:00pm – 4:00pm

 Networking & departures

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