Online Launch Event: Building a skilled cyber security workforce

21 March 2023 - 21 March 2023

The event will be an opportunity to present and discuss the results of the forthcoming OECD report, "Building a Skilled Cyber Security Workforce in Five Countries: Insights from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States". It will bring together leaders from the sector to discuss cyber security skill shortages and the strategies that should be implemented to tackle them. The launch event can be live-streamed on the 21st of March 2023 from 14h00 to 16h00 (GMT). 


14:00 - 14:10 Opening & Welcome by: 

  • Soraya Scott, Chief Operating Officer, Microsoft UK.
  • El Iza Mohamedou, Head of the OECD Centre for Skills.  

14:10 - 14:20 Oliver Dowden, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (TBD) 14:20 - 14:40 Presentation of the OECD report by: 

  • Fabio Manca, Big data coordinator, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD 
  • Marieke Vandeweyer, Senior Policy Analyst and Head of Vocational Education and Training Team, OECD Centre for Skills. 

14:40-15:40 Panel discussion 

Moderated by Marieke Vandeweyer 

  • Andrew Elliot, Deputy Director, Cyber Security Innovation and Skills, Department for Science, Innovation & Technology (DSIT) 
  • John Davies, Vice-chair of the UK Cyber Cluster Collaboration Group (UKC3) 
  • Liz McKeown, Executive Director of the Digital Community Management Office, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Government of Canada
  • Michael Houlihan, CEO of Generation UK
  • Marian Merritt, Deputy Director and Lead for Industry Engagement, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) 

15:40-16:00 Andy Elder, Security CVP. Microsoft Solutions

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