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.

Katie Gallagher | Managing Director, Manchester Digital

Katie Gallagher is the Managing Director of Manchester Digital, the largest trade body for technology and digital businesses in the North. She has also been recently appointed as Chair of the Education Trust, which supports students from disadvantaged backgrounds into digital careers.

She has over 20 years of experience working in the digital and technology industry which has included setting up and running a digital and creative workspace, economic development and creating and delivering industry-led interventions to improve the quality and quantity of the industry’s talent pipeline. She lobbies at both a regional and national level on behalf of the businesses she represents and is an advisor to the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Digital Steering Group.

Under Katie’s leadership Manchester Digital has made a significant impact on the success of the tech and digital industry in the region, taking a lead on the development of innovative talent and skills projects and currently working to improve the regions’ cyber security capacity through the Digital Security Centre.

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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