The future of safety technology – creating a safer online world for all

Hosted by The Safety Tech Innovation Network, Crisp & DCMS

“Cybersecurity focuses on protecting data, information, networks and systems.

Cyber safety, or safety tech, focuses on protecting what it is to be human online. It focuses on protecting people online.” 

– Professor Mary Aiken, Cyberpsychologist


Across the world a new wave of companies are developing a huge variety of innovative products and services that help businesses better protect their online users from harm. As our online digital life continues to grow, Safety Tech products and solutions that protect us when we use online services and communities will soon become vital and central components of innovation in digital and online technology. 

But what should the future look like for this to be a success?

In this session run by the Safety Tech Innovation Network, Crisp and DCMS, we’ll discuss and highlight the future benefits of a well-established safety tech sector. Where are we on this journey? Where are we heading? What does the ideal world really look like for the sector from both the provider and the end-user perspective? What difference will it make to the online lives of UK and global citizens?

During the event you will have a chance to discuss some of the key themes for the safety tech sector’s future and speak directly with other businesses during the networking session.


Who should attend:

– Entrepreneurs and teams from digital business that create and deploy online communities and forums.

– Anybody from the Safety Tech Sector that provides solutions and technologies to protect from online harms.


There will be a chance to meet the speakers and other delegates in an online networking session. More details to follow.



10:00Welcome and housekeeping


10:10Introductions and objectives:

Safety Tech Innovation Network Ryan Jackson, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Online Safety Tech

Crisp – Kirsten Brumfitt, VP of People

Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport – Graham Francis, Senior Policy Lead


10:20Discussion panel


John-Orr Hanna – Chief Intelligence Officer, Crisp


Ian Stevenson – Chair of Online Safety Tech Industry Association (OSTIA) and CEO of Cyan

Dr Anna Vartapetiance CEO and Co-Founder of Securium

Melina Sánchez Montañés Managing Director, Innovation Fund of Alfred Landecker Foundation.


10:40Questions to the Panel


10:50 Workshop briefing


10:55 Breakout rooms discussions:

– The challenges and opportunities of AI (Chair: John-Orr Hanna)

– Getting the talent and experience the sector needs (Chair: Kristen Brumfitt)

– Expanding Safety Tech as a brand (Chair: Andy Curtis)


11:25Feedback from breakout rooms


11:45 Closing remarks


11:50 Event ends


12:00 – 13:00 Online networking (Optional)

Networking: After the main event, there will be an opportunity for 1:1 networking to help you make new connections. You will be sent information to create your profile on our online system (Meeting Mojo) once registered.

AI & Machine Learning, Community & Society, Cyber Security
The future of safety technology – creating a safer online world for all
23rd Sep 2021 10:00am - 1:00pm
Hosted by The Safety Tech Innovation Network, Crisp & DCMS

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