Keynote: Rik Ferguson
CmdR ScotSoft2020

Rik Ferguson

Global VP, Security Research, Trend Micro

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Rik Ferguson is one of the leading experts in information security. He is a Special Advisor to Europol, a project leader with the International Cyber Security Prevention Alliance (ICSPA), and Vice Chair of the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace & Security Science. In April 2011 Rik was inducted into the Infosecurity Hall of Fame. Rik is actively engaged in research into online threats and the underground economy. He also researches the wider implications of new developments in the Information Technology arena and their impact on security both for consumers and in the enterprise.

With over nineteen years experience in information security, Rik has been with Trend Micro since 2007. Prior to assuming his current role he served as Security Infrastructure Specialist at EDS where he led the security design work for government projects related to justice and law enforcement and as Senior Product Engineer at McAfee focused on network security, intrusion prevention, encryption and content filtering.
Rik Ferguson holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Wales and is CISSP-ISSAP in good standing.

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9.00

9.15

 

Welcome from Cabinet Secretary for Finance

Opening Keynotes

Rik Ferguson, Global VP, Security Research, Trend Micro 

Colin Cook, Digital Director, Scottish Government 

Kate Forbes MSP

10.05

 

Session 1

Open source tools to find security vulnerabilities within applications

Building an Enterprise Data Marketplace to Shop for Data as a Service

Organisation Refactoring and Culture Hacking – Lessons from Software

Skills Development Scotland Report Launch: Neurodiversity in Digital Tech

 

 

Mark Goodwin

Mike Fergusson

Andrew Harmel Law

Bev Harrow, Lee Hutchinson and Chris Hughes

11.00

 

Session 2

In the Midst of Fire – The Chaos of Ransomware Attacks 

Towards Application Driven Infrastructure

How inclusion can drive economic growth? 

Restart and Prosper: Tech trends emerging from the pandemic

Chris Yule

Kief Morris

Janet Onyia

Richard Marshall

11.50

 

Session 3

AI for Good Mapping land cover to support Natural Capital Asset Index tracking in Scotland 

Collaborating across clusters

Look! There’s a Threat Model in my DevOps

Sharpening the saw – how tooling can make us better developers

 

 

Dr Murray Collins

Dr Poonam Malik, Ben Shorrock, David Dunn, Jane Morrison-Ross

Alyssa Miller

Chris Heilmann

13.20

 

Session 4

Ten Traits that Differentiate the most Trusted Advisors

Getting value from data – productionising data science

Innovating with Immigration.

 

 

Austen Mulinder

Dr James McMinn

Jamie Kerr

Tech challenges coming out of Open Banking and the GOFCoE project

50% of AI is easy, we just don’t know which half

 

Gavin Littlejohn

Alex Bell and Petur Einarsson

14.10

 

Session 5

Overcoming and handling bias in data: ethical and practical considerations 

Building brand awareness for your tech company 

Start up, scale up

(fun)ctionality

Navigating Venture Capital

 

Olivia Gambelin, Joseph Crispell

Kathryn Strachan

Peter Proud

Brian Baglow

Paul Neeson and Andrew Noble

15.30

Session 6

A Fyne future for graphical development

Launching terrestrial tech into the space marketplace

Tales from the Crypt(o)

Serverless Architecture

 

Andrew Williams


Dr David Alexander

Matt Summers

Julian Wood

16.15

 

Closing Keynote

Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President – AI & ISV Engagement at Microsoft Corporation 

17.15

Young Software Engineer of the Year Awards

The YSE Awards recognise the best undergraduate software projects, drawn from across all students studying computing science and software engineering in Scotland.

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