Security Summit North is delighted to announce that the following speakers will be attending this year’s event:

Carl Miller

Carl Miller is a researcher of the often hidden influences of digital technology on modern society. His debut book, The Death of the Gods: The New Global Power Grab (published by Penguin, Random House August 2018) investigated the changing nature of power in the digital age, and won the 2019 Transmission Prize.

For the last 8 years, Carl has been the founding Research Director at The Centre for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM) at Demos, the UK’s leading cross-party political think tank. Carl leads a team examining how the rise of the digital world affects politics, society, crime, journalism, warfare, business and our everyday lives.

Carl has written for The Economist, The Sunday Times, Wired, New Scientist, The Telegraph, the Times Literary Supplement, and the Guardian. He sometimes presents programmes for the BBC’s flagship technology show, BBC Click.

You can find his work at and he tweets @carljackmiller.

Jude McCorry

Jude McCorry is director of business development at the Data Lab in Scotland, where she is responsible for delivering collaborative data science projects between industry and academia. Previously, Jude worked in the public sector on Data for Good projects like delayed discharges and safe homes. Jude has over 15 years’ experience in sales and marketing in the technology sector and has worked with B2B and public sector for companies like Dell, Firefly Communications, and Xnet Data Storage. Jude also worked at Edinburgh Napier University, where she set up the school’s commercial arm, the Edinburgh Institute, which provides leading-edge practice-based executive education to Scottish executives.

Scott Helme

Scott is a security researcher, award winning entrepreneur and international speaker who specialises in web technologies.

Scott has founded and, is a Pluralsight author and BBC hacker in residence.

You can find out more about Scott at

Henry Ajder

Henry is Head of Communications & Research Analysis at Deeptrace, a company developing deep learning technologies for detecting deepfakes and AI generated synthetic media

He is an expert on deepfakes and the disinformation ecosystem, specialising in communicating the threats they pose to businesses, governments, and society. He is also the author of Tracer, an acclaimed weekly newsletter covering the latest developments with deepfakes, disinformation, and social engineering.

Henry tweets @HenryAjder

Chelsea Jarvie | Cyber Security Consultant

Chelsea is a cyber security consultant who is passionate about driving forward modern security practices and ensuring security is an enabler to business delivery. She recently developed and ran security operations for Social Security Scotland, the new agency responsible for delivering devolved benefits to Scottish citizens.

She was named as a “Woman of the Future” by Equate Scotland in their “Leading Women of Scotland” publication and chosen as Code First Girls: One to Watch 2017. Chelsea has been a judge at the Scottish Cyber Awards since 2018 and is a keen STEM ambassador.

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