Sam Trendall, Editor, PublicTechnology
Sam Trendall is editor of PublicTechnology, the UK’s leading source of daily news and analysis for anyone interested in how the public sector is using technology and digital platforms to transform citizen services. Sam has been a technology journalist for over 10 years and worked for various IT and business publications before joining PublicTechnology in June 2017.
Shelton Newsham, Cyber Protect Lead, Yorkshire and Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit
CSO Online named Shelton as one of the UK’s Top 30 Chief Security Officers at the CSO30 awards 2020. Cyber Law Enforcement Individual of the Year 2020 at the National Cyber Awards and Digital Person of the Year 2020 by Computing magazine.
He is a subject matter expert in many disciplines including process improvement. He has also sat on working groups for the NCSC and NCA.
The National Matrix Challenge 2020 created by Shelton and his team delivered the highest impact for a police-led engagement project of this type to date with over 65,000 11 to 17yr old’s taking part.
With over 19 years’ experience in law enforcement, extensive experience in incident response, physical and digital security, critical incident management, intelligence assessments, threats to life, incident investigation.
Shelton is also director and founder of Newsham Business Solutions Ltd, enabling access to a specialist without cost becoming a barrier to security.
Tony Stower, Director of External Engagement, 5Rights Foundation
Tony Stower is the Director of External Engagement at 5Rights. He has a background in complex policy development and communication in the public sector at the Home Office, Foreign Office and IPSA. Most recently he led work at the NSPCC to keep children safe online.
Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom, Chairman of the Information Security Advisory Council
Lord (James) Arbuthnot is Chairman of Electricity Resilience, a new venture to improve resilience in the event of power outages, and of the Advisory Board of Thales (UK), a defence and technology company, and a director of Gusbourne Estates, an English wine company.
He is Chairman of the Nuffield Trust for the Forces of the Crown, of the Information Assurance Advisory Council and of the Airey Neave Trust and an Advisory Board member of Montrose Associates and of RUSI. From 1987 to 2015 he was a Conservative MP, serving as a Government Whip, Pensions Minister, Minister of State for Defence Procurement, Opposition Chief Whip, and from 2005 to 2014 Chairman of the Defence Select Committee. He became a member of the House of Lords in 2015.
Before becoming an MP James practised at the Chancery Bar. He is married to Emma, the Senior District Judge of England and Wales.