June 23– Atlanta—for immediate release-The British Consulate-General, Atlanta Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford is pleased to announce a CyberSecurity Roundtable hosted by UK Trade & Investment to take place at the Georgia Tech Research Institute Wednesday, June 24th. The event will be closed to the media. There will be an opportunity immediately following the roundtable for media to speak with guests.
UKTI-Atlanta is hosting the discussion to present an opportunity for UK and US cyber leaders to discuss the strategic challenges faced by our respective countries in addressing the global cyber threat and to explore potential collaboration opportunities.
British Ambassador to the US, Sir Peter Westmacott will attend the roundtable and UK CyberSecurity Envoy Andy Williams and Georgia CIO Calvin Rhodes will moderate the discussion among executives of Georgia’s leading Fortune 500 companies, UK cybersecurity companies, academics, researchers and government and security officials.
With a strong heritage in information security, governance and signals intelligence (GCHQ, Bletchley Park, London finance centre, Nobel award winning science and innovation, 3 of the world’s top 10 universities, 13 funded cyber research centres of excellence, the UK has the largest market for Cyber Security in Europe and is home to more than 2,000 companies. 80% of US cyber companies in Europe have their HQ in the UK and the UK tops the ease of doing business rankings among the top 10 economies in Europe. The US and UK are the biggest investors in each other’s economies and are ranked in the top three countries in the world for cyber innovation.
Immediately following the roundtable, several UK CyberSecurity Companies will participate in discussions with local media outlets to discuss UK/GA collaboration and UK cybersecurity initiatives.
For any inquiries please contact:
Press & Public Affairs Office Amanda Silva @ 678.815.4076 or email @ Amanda.Silva@fco.gov.uk