Dr Alison Vincent
Dr Alison Vincent is a thought leader, and keynote speaker on disruption and technology with 30 years experience in Global Businesses holding senior level positions in Cisco, HSBC, NDS, Micro Focus and IBM
Most recently she was the Group Chief Information Security Officer at HSBC responsible for the Global IT Cyber Security Strategy and Implementation.
Prior to HSBC, as CTO at Cisco, Alison was an Ambassador and trusted advisor championing Cisco technology to Customers, Start-Ups, Government, Partners, Press and Analysts. Her roles span experience in Risk, Research and Development, Strategy Execution, Product Management and Business Development, with particular expertise in digital strategy, innovation and Mergers and Acquisitions.
Alison was announced to be one of the Top Influential Women in UK IT 2019. She has been frequently published in the press, is an active blogger and a keen social media technical influencer on twitter.
Dr Alison Vincent has a PhD in Cryptography from London University and a 1st Class honours BSc in Maths and Computer Science. She is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Fellow of the IET.
Some titles of recent talks given include :-
The Human Firewall
Global Mega-trends and Grand Challenges
Technology in Sport
Digital Culture clash
Roadmap to Super Intelligence
Women in IT
The Internet of Things
We worked with Alison as the closing keynote on a high-profile customer event and the host for an awards programme. She was a real pleasure to work with and we received some really great feedback, not only on her keynote, but on the warmth and humour of her awards presentation. We'd be delighted to work with her again and to recommend her as a keynote speaker and host.
— Katie Evans, Marketing Manager - UK: Security | UK&I | NTT
The CBI has had the pleasure of working with Alison for a number of years. When the experience of doing so ranges from insightful, knowledgeable, energising and an absolute pleasure to work with, it makes summing up our experience in a few sentences very hard! Alison has spoken at the CBI’s Annual Conference on a panel debate and been keynote speaker at both our Innovation Conference and Women in Leadership group. We happily think of Alison as an expert to and friend of the CBI.
— Deborah Fraser - Director Regions CBI