Managing Director, Cyber Cheltenham (CyNam)
Richard is one of the founding Directors of Cyber Cheltenham (CyNam), a Community Interest Company focused on the development and growth of the Cyber ecosystem in the Cheltenham and Gloucestershire region.
Richard’s career in the Cyber and National Security industry spans over 15 years, most recently as a business leader at CACI Ltd following their 2019 acquisition of Deep3 Software, a software engineering company which Richard co-founded in 2014 and led as Director and CEO. Under Richard’s leadership, Deep3 grew successfully through the delivery of mission-critical data processing and analytics platforms for customers in the National Security, Cyber and Law Enforcement sectors.
Prior to founding Deep3, Richard held positions at the Cabinet Office’s e-Government Unit delivering pan-government services such as the Government Gateway, after which he worked for Atos as a Programme Manager responsible for the delivery of capability for customers in the National Security sector.
As a Cheltenham resident, where he lives with his wife and two children, Richard’s passion lies in supporting the development and growth of the thriving cyber community in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and the wider UK through collaboration, innovation and knowledge exchange, particularly where he can share his own experiences and learning with fellow entrepreneurs.
He is a member of the Golden Valley Cyber Leadership Board (CLB) and is Chair and Co-founder of the UK Cyber Cluster Collaboration (UKC3), a recently established national body representing UK based cyber clusters and focused on supporting their work to develop the sector.
keynote: 12:25 – 13:10
Backing Innovators Solving the Unsolveable
Disruptive innovations in science and engineering have the power to change the world but require collaboration to make it a success. This panel of industry experts will discuss the unique nature of deep tech innovations, including longer R&D cycles and tackling the unsolvable. Dialling in on everything from deep tech clusters to university spin outs, this panel will pull back the curtain on the UK’s growing deep tech ecosystem.