15 May 2017


News for release, London, 15 May 2017: Infosecurity Europe, Europe’s no.1 information security event, is delighted to announce Rt Hon Lord Sebastian Coe CH KBE, president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and former chairman of the British Olympic Association, will deliver the show’s final opening keynote presentation on Thursday 8 June at Olympia, London. This follows the recent announcement that Dame Stella Rimington and Jeremy Paxman will deliver opening keynotes on Tuesday 6 June and Wednesday 7 June respectively.

In his keynote speech, Cyber, Risk and Resilience in Sport and Business, Lord Coe will share his unique perspective on cyber risk, discuss his experience of managing risk and reputation in sport and business, and explain how challenges in the lead-up to the 2012 Olympics were overcome.

Lord Coe said: “Risk comes in many forms, tolerance levels differ greatly which means there are a myriad of handling strategies and solutions. I hope by sharing my experiences across sport, politics and business at Infosecurity Europe next month I will provide a different perspective for attendees as they tackle the challenges facing their own industry.”

Victoria Windsor, Content Manager, Infosecurity Europe, said: “Lord Coe is no stranger to the challenges of managing risk, building resilience and reaching goals that require exceptional levels of performance, dedication and strategic planning. We are honoured that Lord Coe has accepted our invitation to speak, and look forward to hearing about the lessons he has learnt throughout his diverse career, from being a world record breaking athlete to delivering a project of such enormous logistical complexity at the 2012 Olympics. I am sure it will be a very inspirational session for the Infosecurity Europe audience, and provide a fresh outlook on how to address some of the challenges our industry faces.”

Set against a backdrop of global economic and political uncertainty, the theme of this year’s Infosecurity Europe is Cybersecurity at the Speed of Business.

The event will welcome the industry’s leading thought-leaders, practitioners, policy-makers and analysts in its Keynote Stage seminar programme. Speakers will include representatives from companies including Camelot, Costa Coffee, Department of Work & Pensions (DWP), HSBC, KPN Telecom, Marks & Spencer, Microsoft, Metropolitan Police Service, Network Rail, The Economist Group, Telephonica UK, Trainline, Vodaphone and more.


Lord Coe will be speaking at Infosecurity Europe, Keynote Stage Theatre on:

Thursday 8 June, 10.00-10.50

The full Keynote Stage seminar programme can be viewed here:


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Infosecurity Europe takes place at Olympia, London 6-8 June 2017.

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Strategically held annually in London, Europe's centre for technology start-up businesses, Infosecurity Europe is Europe’s largest and most comprehensive Information Security event. Featuring numerous analysts, policy experts, journalists and over 345 exhibitors, Infosecurity Europe presents an invaluable business platform, as well as staging the world’s largest complimentary conference programme containing eight specialist seminar streams, which have been accredited by leading industry associations (ISC)² and ISACA since 2012. The event attracts over 18,000 unique information security industry professionals attending from every segment of the industry from over 70 countries and presents the most important date in the calendar for information security professionals across Europe. www.infosecurityeurope.com


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