Pitch on the Ship Event
ISSA-UK Annual Summer Conference – Pitch on the Ship
The bustling city of London is renowned for its dynamic tech scene, where innovation and collaboration thrive like nowhere else. It’s a place where startups and established companies converge, sharing their ideas, connecting with industry leaders, and forging the future of technology. Amidst the array of events that contribute to this vibrant industry, one truly exceptional gathering stands out: The Pitch on the Ship event aboard the luxurious Sunborn Superyacht.
This exclusive event, made possible by the generous sponsorship of prominent cybersecurity industry leaders, brought together a diverse assembly of professionals, entrepreneurs, and experts for a day that was nothing short of spectacular. The agenda was packed with electrifying pitches from cutting-edge cybersecurity businesses, enlightening keynote speeches from industry visionaries, and heartfelt celebrations of outstanding achievements.
Our deepest gratitude extends to our invaluable sponsors, whose support was instrumental in making the Pitch on the Ship event a resounding success. Without their unwavering commitment, this remarkable journey would not have set sail as smoothly as it did.
The formidable lineup of participants included:
We Fight Fraud
And the contenders who battled it out for the prestigious titles of “Best Product” and “Best Speaker” were nothing short of exceptional.
Culture Gem, one of the participating businesses, secured the coveted Best Product award, a testament to their groundbreaking contributions to the cybersecurity sector. We extend our wholehearted congratulations to Culture Gem for this well-deserved accolade.
But the accolades didn’t stop there. The title of Best Speaker was bestowed upon Solomon Gilbert from We Fight Fraud, a recognition of his exceptional communication skills and insightful presentation. Solomon’s ability to captivate the audience and deliver a compelling message undoubtedly left an indelible mark on all attendees.
One of the undeniable highlights of the Pitch on the Ship event was the exceptional roster of keynote speakers. These industry luminaries shared their wisdom, experiences, and insights, leaving all on board inspired:
Scott Pounder: Delving into the realm of Fraud and Crypto Asset Investments, Criminal Tactics, and Recovery Options, Scott opened our eyes to contemporary scams.
Anton Angione: Guiding us on a “Cyber Odyssey: A Mindset Evolution,” Anton’s keynote journeyed into safeguarding undersea communication cables from 21st-century threats and beyond.
Nicola Whiting MBE: With her presentation on “Destigmatizing Difference – A New Model for Diversity,” Nicola challenged the status quo of hiring for ‘sameness’ and encouraged us to embrace diversity for growth.
Haydn Brooks: Untangling the supply chain problem, Haydn unraveled the complexities of contemporary challenges.
Chris Denbigh-White: In a fascinating talk, Chris drew parallels between the mighty Vasa ship’s sinking and the potential pitfalls of crushing Information Security with the weight and speed of innovation.
Craig Wooldridge: Shedding light on maritime crime and the underworld, Craig provided insights into effective prevention measures.
Drew Perry: With a retrospective AI “Cyber” Discussion, Drew invited us to contemplate whether AI is a tsunami or a friendly wave in the realm of cybersecurity.
As the day unfolded, attendees were not only treated to a feast of knowledge but also to a literal feast. The Sunborn Superyacht provided an exquisite setting for the event, and the evening culminated with a delightful reception on deck. Even the occasional London rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of those in attendance as they savored drinks and canapés while soaking in the breathtaking views of the city.
The Pitch on the Ship event aboard the Sunborn Superyacht was an undeniable success. It was a day where innovation and collaboration set sail, forging new connections and inspiring the cybersecurity community to aspire to greater heights.
As we bid farewell to this remarkable event, we eagerly anticipate the continued growth of London’s cybersecurity industry and look forward to the next voyage of the Pitch on the Ship event. Until then, we extend a heartfelt thank you to all who made this day one to remember.