Handsworth Innovation Hub’s recent event Innovate Yourself – was a huge success for everyone involved.

Curated by Taran3D & Nishkam Centre, the event was organised for people of all ages to learn about cybersecurity and understand the importance it has in today’s world.

It’s clear that many isolated and diverse communities aren’t getting the support they need to break into tech & innovation, resulting in missed opportunities for many people. We developed Handsworth Innovation Hub to help bridge this divide by bringing insightful, educational and welcoming events direct to the local community. 

We thoroughly enjoyed meeting & listening to our panel of expert speakers, who shared their experiences across the various cybersecurity areas they work in. 

Our Expert Speakers

Daljinder Mattu of the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) spoke about the opportunities and various initiatives available to kickstart your career in #cybersecurity

Ian Vickers, CEO of Birmingham-based cybersecurity & cloud service provider METCLOUD, discussed the importance of protecting ourselves against cybercrime – not just globally but in space as well! 

Dr Anitha Chinnaswamy, Associate Director of the Cyber Security Innovation Centre at Aston Business School and an Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity Management stressed the need to redress the balance & encourage more girls/women into cybersecurity. 

Professor Prashant Pillai, Associate Dean, Professor of Cyber Security and Director of Cyber Quarter –The Midlands Centre for Cyber Security shared his positive thoughts on the growth of new tech & the subsequent attacks, but also the opportunities it can bring. 

Dr. Harjinder Singh Lallie discussed the rising demand he sees for cybersecurity professionals through his role as Associate Professor at Warwick University. He also touched on seeing cybersecurity as a noble profession where we can fight the good fight. 

Dr Anil Lamba speaks about the benefits of building a career in cybersecurity & how employers are looking beyond qualifications to find the right individuals for today’s roles. He encouraged everyone to continue to evolve their skills to grow their career & opportunities in cyber.

In addition to our brilliant speakers, we also welcomed an enthusiastic audience and received amazing feedback including…

“We all found it incredibly useful and interesting.”

“Absolutely brilliant. Loved it. Very informative.”

“Very good event insightful with great passionate speakers.”

Our next event for Handsworth Innovation Hub is on NFTs/Blockchain and will take place Wednesday 27th July 6-8pm. Simply follow us on Twitter for all our news and updates @taran3d and @NishkamCentre