Our Advisory Group

The Cyber Resilience Centre for the East Midlands has established an Advisory Group featuring a range of industry professions from all backgrounds to help support the growth of the centre.

 

As members of the East Midlands cyber community, our Advisory Group Members provide guidance, advice and influence the direction of the centre.

 

You can find out more about our Advisory Group Members below.  

TOBY STEPHENSON

NEUWAYS

Derby-based Neuways, is a security-focused managed service provider (MSP) that delivers bespoke IT solutions with cybersecurity at the heart of everything we do. With decades of cybersecurity industry experience supporting over 300 companies worldwide, Neuways helps organisations of all sizes reach their growth potential with secure, effective implementation of technology. Neuways offers cutting-edge security from its IT services, support, and strategies with integrity, honesty, and outstanding expertise.

We provide bespoke IT solutions that are right for your business, including industry-leading IT security. Neuways take the time to understand your business’ needs and requirements, giving you the right advice to keep your business cybersecurity safe. We make IT accessible, by not confusing our customers with industry jargon. We explain and help you to understand how IT can be used as both a security and developmental tool to push your business forward, rather than hold you back.

Chief Technology Officer, Toby Stephenson, will be joining the board. 

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CHRIS HOBSON

EAST MIDLANDS CHAMBER

Chris is Director of Policy and External Affairs at East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire), leading the information and representation teams, with responsibility for all work areas relating to the development of Chamber policy and lobbying activity.

He has a background working in policy in both the private and public sectors, at local, regional and national levels with a range of stakeholders and building effective partnerships.

DARREN CHAPMAN

CYBERSCALE LTD

Darren Chapman is the Owner/Director and Principal Security Consultant of CyberScale Ltd.

 

Darren has been working in the IT industry for over 20 years.  He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), an ISO27001 Lead Auditor and co-founder and director of the Norfolk & Suffolk Cyber Security Cluster.

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PRI ALAGODA

NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY

Pri has over 25 years of experience in the technology industry, with 12 of those years focused on leading, designing and implementing comprehensive organisation wide security programs and transformation projects. He also has a successful track record of achieving and maintaining security certifications for businesses across numerous sectors.

As a pragmatic security leader, his key personal aim is ensuring that the benefits  and aspirations of enhanced cyber security be clearly understood at all levels of the organisation, not just at board level.

Pri is a firm believer that robust security protection can be achieved whilst maximising budgetary efficiencies, and that fostering an organisation wide ethos of good security practices and improved cyber awareness can continually drive innovation and growth.

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TRACY POUND

MAXIMITY LTD

Tracy has over 35 years’ experience working in tech and has successfully implemented business systems and training programmes across many different industries from service and professional sectors through to retail, education and manufacturing. 

An active member of the global tech trade association CompTIA, Tracy is a member of the Education Faculty delivering training, webinars and talks for CompTIA members around the world.  In 2015 Tracy joined the CompTIA Board of Directors, after previously being part of the UK Executive Council, and was voted Community Member of the Year in 2019. CompTIA is a global not for profit trade association with annual revenues around $80 million. 

She founded Maximity, an IT training and consulting business specializing in end user education and awareness, in 2000 and co-founded Prizm Solutions, an insurance brokerage, with her husband in 2006. 

Tracy is a member of the Chartered Management Institute, a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting, a PRINCE 2 practitioner and a member of the FSB and Chamber of Commerce. 

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JAZ GREER

ENTERPRISING4CHANGE

With a Business Development, Business Growth Specialist and Business Adviser career spanning over 25 years, Jaz has the Business Knowledge and the understanding of Social Media and Digital Marketing coupled with a Direct Sales background to assist businesses to create, build and develop a Social Presence that will dramatically increase Business Success.​

As a Top 10 Social Selling Global Influencer, Jaz is passionate about teaching the skills of Social Selling and helping you embed these into Marketing and Sales strategies for Businesses and also giving a competitive advantage over others in your Sector.


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DANIEL HAYES

VRCO LIMITED

Daniel is one of the Co-Founders and the CEO of VRCO LTD and is passionate about technology, aviation, transport, and driving the adoption of a circular economy.  ​

He has over 20 years’ experience in technology within the asset management, investment, and private banking sectors, which has seen him work in key cities across the world, including London, (HSBC Asset Management), Tokyo (Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein), and Geneva, (HSBC Private Bank).  

In HSBC Private Bank he established and led a global quality assurance team for all development and systems hosted into the Swiss Data Centre. This capability became a blueprint for the larger group. He is a qualified IT Test Manager, Risk-Based Project Manager, and Systems & Data Analyst.  ​

He returned to the UK in 2010 and established his own venture and he has been involved in helping a number of other projects and gaining valuable corporate SME experience. In 2016 Daniel met Mike Smith and together they started the NeoXcraft project. ​

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PETER ROBINSON

PRIZM SOLUTIONS LIMITED

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Prizm Solutions was formed in November 2006 when Peter Robinson (& Tracy Pound) saw an opportunity to radically change the way insurance is transacted. They formed Prizm Solutions to provide a high value, low cost, ethical & professional approach to handling commercial insurance. They now have 13 staff & turnover £5 Million per annum primarily looking after SME, micro & corporate businesses.  Amongst their specialities is Cyber Insurance and in 2019 they were shortlisted for UK Cyber Insurance Broker of the Year. They’ve also won numerous other awards including West Midlands Insurance Brokers of the Year in 2017, UK Community Insurance Brokers of the Year 2017 & UK Regional Insurance Broker of the Year 2018.

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ADVISORY GROUP

Our Advisory Group ensures the relevance of our services and benefits for all our members.

We are currently establishing our Advisory Group – please send your expressions of interest! 

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