Fordway Event

Practical Guidance for Innovation


A high-level security discussion for IT Directors and CIOs looking to transform IT


3rd April, 16:00 – 19:30

Oxford Circus, London

 Complimentary attendance


Event Details

Today, successful organisations require a clearly defined and understood IT strategy to clarify long-term direction while enabling dynamic change and innovative practices. However, security is too often an afterthought when it should be a fundamental part of the strategy, given the legal obligations, reputational risk and fines associated with data breaches, quite apart from the business disruption caused by cyber-attacks.

Driving innovation while ensuring organisational data security is complicated, most organisations need help.  This is an operational issue central to both secure provision and use of internal IT services and the delivery of external facing digital services for the whole organisation.


Join us in this afternoon event to learn more and get practical insight on:

  • the changing security landscape and the risks to your organisation
  • harnessing new technologies to secure your diverse IT environment
  • defining a risk appetite that works
  • how standards and compliance regulations drive the development of trusted services
  • proven risk mitigation and security incident management techniques

Confirmed Speakers:

Richard Blanford, CEO, Fordway

Richard’s session will provide insight into driving innovation and harnessing new technologies to secure your diverse IT environment. Richard founded Fordway in 1991 and over twenty-eight years has built it into one of the UK’s most respected managed cloud and infrastructure transformation companies.

Neville Armstrong, Security and Compliance Manager, Fordway

Neville brings more than 16 years’ experience in governance, risk and compliance, business IT strategy and cloud intermediation services to provide solutions that deliver business value and align with strategic objectives. In his presentation, Neville will explain how your organisation can consolidate compliance and security process to drive business advantage.

Steve Jeffery, PhD, Pre-Sales Engineer UK, Clearswift

Steve is an IT professional with over 20 years' experience gained through varied IT roles. His security knowledge spans encryption, PKI, MFT and boundary security. Having been Head of IT for a 6000 user organisation he understands the complications of implementing and managing IT security. In his previous role he deployed Clearswift's Email and Web solutions as part of the security and infrastructure mix.


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Date: 3rd April 2019



15:30: Registration

16:00 – 18:00: Sessions

18:00 – 19:30: Networking reception & Tee off



Swingers West End
15 John Prince’s Street
London W1G 0AB

Nearest tube station: Oxford Circus

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