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Securing Tomorrow Today

Secure and effective collaboration in an increasingly contested world

  • 2nd May 2024
  • 13:00 -17:00 (GMT)
  • Victory Services Club, Marble Arch, London

Join us on 2nd May 2024, at the historic Victory Services Club for an afternoon of expert speakers and live technology demonstrations.

This event offers insights for navigating the evolving challenges of the Defence sector. Led by General Sir Richard Barrons and supported by industry experts, the event will cover:

  • Secure By Design
  • Zero-trust
  • Secure Defence Collaboration
  • Data Driven Decision Making

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Why Attend? 

An increasingly contested world poses complex challenges for defence, requiring nations to adopt a comprehensive and adaptive approach to safeguard their security interests in an ever-changing geopolitical landscape.

This event has been carefully curated to give you insights directly relevant to navigating these challenges, fostering a deeper understanding of the evolving geopolitical dynamics and equipping nations with the knowledge and strategies essential for maintaining security and stability in the face of uncertainty.

Who should attend?

This event is designed for government officials, military leaders, security experts, and industry professionals who are keen on staying abreast of the latest developments, exchanging ideas, and collaborating on effective strategies to address the multifaceted challenges posed by an increasingly contested world.

Additionally, professionals and individuals with a vested interest in defence, and security issues will find this event valuable for enhancing their understanding and hearing about how technology is shaping the future of Defence.

The Victory Services Club


13:00 Arrival, lunch and refreshments

Keynote: Sir Richard Barrons

Navigating a contested world: defence perspectives and MOD priorities.

Session 1: SC+ & Dell

Guardians of integrity: ensuring security through ‘secure by design’ methodologies.

Session 2: SC+ & Forcepoint

Never trust, always verify: why adopting a zero-trust security model is particularly important today.

Session 3: SC+ & Arqit

Quantum-proofing tomorrow: how Arqit’s ground-breaking symmetric key agreement platform, which guards against current and future cyber threats including spoofing, harvesting and tampering.

Scene setting – Secure Defence Collaboration


Live demos

Demo 1: Data Driven Decision Making – Virtual Airfield & Logistics

Demo 2: Secure collaboration at the edge

16:30 Closing wrap up – Drinks

Meet your speakers

General Sir Richard Barrons

Richard Barron

Richard served as Commander Joint Forces Command until April 2016, one of the six ‘Chiefs of Staff’ leading the UK Armed Forces, where he was responsible for 23,000 people worldwide and a budget of £4.3Bn, delivering intelligence, Special Forces, operational command and control, surveillance, reconnaissance and information systems and communications, operational logistics, medical support, and advanced education and training across the Armed Forces.

His military career included the last decade of the Cold War and leadership from Captain to General on military operations in Bosnia, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan – often as part of US-led coalitions and in NATO. He was responsible for Military Strategy and Operations in the MoD as a Lieutenant General 2011-13 and President and Colonel Commandant of the Honourable Artillery Company 2013-2019.

Session speakers to be confirmed.

The venue

Victory Services club

Below are the answers to our most frequently asked questions about the event and location, along with links to pages on the website that provide more information.

Victory Services Club, 63-79 Seymour Street, London W2 2HF

Travelling by Public Transport

The nearest mainline station is London Paddington (10 minutes by car to the VSC or 20 minutes’ walk). For the nearest Underground station, head to Marble Arch on the Central Line. If you require step-free access, Bond Street Station is your best option, taking 10 minutes to reach the VSC via Oxford Street.



Discounted parking at Q-Park Marble Arch (Park Lane, London, W1K 7AN) – 50% off with pre-bookings. No need for tickets or contactless cards; your vehicle registration is recognised by the ANPR system. Visit q-park Marble-arch, enter code VSCQP50 for the discount. Valid at both Marble Arch and Park Lane entrances/exits.

Please note guests are responsible for checking their route does not pass through the congestion zone.

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Private Functions & Events
Members and non-members of the Club attending a private event with no specified dress code, may wear Informal Dress when using the Club’s conference and banqueting facilities.