John Noble, Director, NCSC
John Noble was a Director at the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) from its launch until 2018. The NSCC was tasked with protecting the UK’s critical services from cyber-attacks, managing cyber incidents and improving the underlying security of the internet. In his role as the Director of Incident Management, Noble has established and led the response to nearly 800 significant cyber incidents.
Currently, Noble is a non-executive director at NHS Digital, where he chairs the Information Assurance and Cyber Security Committee. He is also a senior adviser to McKinsey.
From 2012-16 Noble was posted to the British Embassy in Washington where he led on engagement across a range of issues including cyber and joint-technology development.
Noble is an experienced senior leader with a strong track record for operational delivery and strategic business change.
Dr Chris Folkerd, Director of Enterprise Technologies at UKFast
With over a decade of IT experience and a doctorate in national-scale systems development, Chris is responsible for the management and evolution of UKFast’s cloud infrastructure, as well as the development of new products. A specialist in the development and deployment of large scale VMware infrastructure, Chris has a particular interest in high-performance storage solutions and cloud optimisation.
Holly Grace Williams, Technical Director, Secarma
Holly has 10 years of experience within Information Security, with a Master’s degree in Information Security with Privacy. Her time is split between management and penetration testing, although she regularly speaks at conferences and expos about new threats to security.
Arlene Bulfin, Director of People Development, UKFast
After four years teaching at schools in Greater Manchester, Arlene joined the Training, Education and Development team at UKFast to help transform IT education in the North West. In three years the team has gone from strength to strength, now working with 60 schools and more than 60,000 students in the region to promote IT careers and digital education. The programme that Arlene and the team are building includes a double award-winning apprenticeship scheme and has developed UKFast’s own workforce into one of the most qualified cloud technology teams in the country.