Digital Dialogue: A Roundtable for Courageous Executives
Digital Dialogue: A Roundtable for Courageous Executives

An executive breakfast event designed for the business leaders of UK North

Bringing together who’s who of the North, to exchange ideas, build networks and gain insight into future strategies. Join our exclusive community to hear thought provoking insight from exceptional speakers exploring the current challenges and opportunities faced by today’s digital businesses.

About Thoughtworks Digital Dialogue

Digital Dialogue is a pragmatic discussion forum that brings together senior leaders from diverse sectors, to explore the key aspects of organisational reinvention and find out ways to build business agility.

We will see how the role of technology is shifting from the one that creates and manages “digital assets” to one that is deeply enmeshed within a truly “digital business”. What it takes to set up a culture where the most creative market opportunities are shaped and enabled by technology.

Securing Trust for Strategic Advantage

Why digital safety has become business-critical

Tuesday 12 November 2019

Radisson Edwardian

Free Trade Hall, Peter St, Manchester M2 5GP

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The rapid advance of new technologies presents organisations more opportunities than ever to learn about and forge connections with their customers - but also unprecedented risks that can no longer be addressed by out-of-the box solutions or a single team. Today, the impacts of cyber attacks aren’t just measured in terms of monetary losses. They can erode customer trust and cause reputational fallout from which an organisation may never truly recover.


The evolving nature of cyber threats makes security a strategic imperative, and a collective responsibility. Today’s business leaders have a duty to set the tone from the top, taking steps to ensure security extends beyond technology to become part of organisational culture.

Digital Dialogue was a morning of insightful discussion of the changing security demands facing business leaders, and the strategies and tools that underpin a safe and sustainable digital enterprise while elevating the customer experience. 

Latest Event Content

Graeme Cantu-Park explains why security is no longer just an IT issue.

Dave Elliman explores a strategic approach towards building long lasting cyber resilience.


8:30 AMRegistration and networking breakfast
9:00 AMWelcome addressAngela Bishop, Head of Solutions, Thoughtworks
9:10 AMMaking best-in-class security ubiquitousGraeme Cantu-Park, Global Head of Security Operations at a major Ecommerce retailer
9:40 AMSecurity by default - Building continuous cyber resilienceDave Elliman, Global Head of Technology, Thoughtworks
10:10 AMRoundtable discussion - Building and maintaining a positive security cultureAngela Bishop, Head of Solutions, Thoughtworks
10:40 AMClose and networking

Host and speakers

Angela Bishop

Head of Solutions

Angela is Head of Solutions for the Thoughtworks UK business with over 15 years of experience in consulting, software delivery and transformation. 

Angela works with client executives and TW teams to bring disruptive ideas into reality. Her focus is on shaping innovative, highly relevant and strategic value propositions generating real business impact.

graeme park global head of security

Graeme Cantu-Park

Global Head of Security at a major Ecommerce retailer

Graeme is the Global Head of Security Operations at a Northwest Based E-Commerce Giant; tasked with protecting, detecting and defending a vast technology estate.

A Former Special Forces Officer, he previously worked at Mason Advisory where he provided services to ASTO; a Santander powered FinTech start-up in the capacity of Head of IT Security and worked across a range of public sector engagements.

He holds a GCHQ accredited Masters’ degree in Cyber Defence and Information Assurance and is an avid speaker on the NW circuit.


Dave Elliman

Global Head of Technology, Thoughtworks

Dave has 35 years of professional technical experience in a wide variety of industries through consulting as well as specialisms in banking, finance, media and software methods tooling. 

He is deeply immersed in technology and its impact on business and society - from development through architecture, analytics, infrastructure, emergent ideas and prototyping as well as large scale program management, implementation & planning. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, advises board C-suites and executive committees and sits on technology advisory groups for Government, independent companies, funded startups as well as standards bodies.

Who can attend?

This event is exclusively for C-level executives, VPs, Directors and Heads of Department whose responsibilities include: digital transformation, digital platform and automation, data analytics, change management, innovation, user experience, strategy and technology.

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Thoughtworks Manchester

Federation House

4th Floor

2 Federation St


M4 4BF

Greater Manchester

United Kingdom

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