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Ethnicity & Diverse Founders Reception

The latest event in BVCA's Diversity & Inclusion series will bring together senior professionals in PE and VC to share their perspectives on how our sector can improve its approach to attracting, and retaining, people from a wide range of backgrounds. Network with professionals from across the industry and join the debate on how we can improve diversity at all levels and make our working environments more inclusive.

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8:30am   Registration and standing networking breakfast

9:20am   Welcome address from Gurpreet Manku, Deputy Director General and Director of Policy, BVCA

9:25am   Interview with Oz Alashe MBE, CEO & Founder, CybSafe

9:40am   Further refreshments and networking

10:30am   Event close


Charlotte Street Hotel, London

Oz Alashe MBE, CEO & Founder, CybSafe

Oz Alashe MBE is CEO and Founder at CybSafe, a behavioural science and data analytics company that builds software to better manage human risk. A former UK Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel, Oz is focused on making society more secure by helping organisations address the human aspect of cyber security.

He has extensive experience and understanding in the areas of intelligence insight, complex human networks, and human cyber risk & resilience.

He’s also passionate about reducing societal threats to stability and security by making the most of opportunities presented through advancements in technology.

Oz was made an MBE in 2010 for his personal leadership in the most complex of conflict environments.

Oz chair’s the UK Government’s (DCMS) Cyber Resilience Expert Advisory Group. He also sits on the Advisory Board for the Research Institute in Sociotechnical Cyber Security (RISCS). He’s an Expert Fellow at The Security, Privacy, Identity and Trust Engagement Network Plus (SPRITE+), as well as the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).