The highly anticipated Bristol & Bath Cyber Conference is back for 2023. After connecting the most influential movers and shakers of the South West cyber sector at last year’s conference, we can’t wait to recreate the day with the most up-to-date industry knowledge.

Join us on Wednesday 11 October at the Watershed for a jam-packed day of learning and connecting by grabbing your Early Bird ticket here.

With a blend of workshops, panel debates, and 20 industry-leading speakers, this is the region’s largest cyber collective. Bristol & Bath Cyber Con is designed to support people working in the industry and celebrate the most innovative cyber startups.

Bristol & Bath Cyber Conference is back

Once again, Cyber Con will also be returning as part of the Bristol Technology Festival, taking place on Wednesday’s Awareness Day. We’ll be bringing together 350 delegates at the Watershed to learn, share and connect on all things cyber. 

Last year marked the conference’s return after a few hiatus years. It proved to be an invaluable day, representing the community’s commitment to spearheading vital innovation in the sector. Following its success, we’re super excited to be holding the event again with new ideas and learnings in this fast-paced cyber world. 

Whether you’re new to cyber and want to meet more of the community, or you’re an industry veteran looking to burnish your skills, as long as you have a keen interest in cyber, the conference will have something for you. 

Meet the speakers

We believe Cyber conferences should be fun and engaging – and open to all regardless of experience. At the Bristol & Bath Cyber Conference we will explore the industry through fun social engineering & gamification activities, encouraging everyone to participate through interactive events and real-world challenges.

With the full schedule to be announced shortly, here’s a flavour of what you can expect:

Chris Pritchard

Adversarial Engineer


Chris has worked in a range of industries, most notably Critical National Infrastructure, and leading edge design and manufacturing (Dyson). Doing so has given Chris a very varied array of knowledge, from pen testing robot vacuum cleaners, to designing and testing secure ICS/OT networks.

Craig Francis

Web Developer

Craig has been developing websites for over 20 years, with a particular focus on improving security for at least 10 years. He gave early feedback on CSP, TrustedTypes, SameSite cookies, and SiteIsolation developments.

Dan Conn

Senior Security Engineer


With over a decade of experience in tech, Dan has spoken at the The Beer Farmers BeerCon events, BSides Lancashire, DTX London, Devoxx Greece, DevOps Days Geneva, State of Open Con, OWASP London and many more. He has also written pieces on AI within tech...

David Varney


Burges Salmon

David is a partner in the Technology and Data team at leading law firm Burges Salmon and advises on a range of cybersecurity, data protection, technology and intellectual property matters for clients across a range of sectors including technology, financial services, media, retail, energy and...

James Woollam

Managing Director

Hayes Parsons

James is the Managing Director and owner of Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers. James has experience providing insurance and risk management advice across a range of sectors and in recent years has built a specialist tech and cyber insurance team within Hayes Parsons.

Jenny Seaborne

Principal Software Engineer


Jenny is a founding member of the Ladies of Cheltenham Hacking Society which runs technical security meet ups and provides support and networking for women in cyber security. She presented last year at Bristol and Bath CyberCon on bridging the gap between software and security.

Mackenzie Jackson



Mackenzie is a developer and security advocate with a passion for DevOps and application security. As the co-founder and former CTO of the health tech company Conpago, he learned first-hand how critical it is to build secure applications with robust developer operations.

Roman Zhukov

Product Security Manager


Cybersecurity veteran with 13+ years' experience, (ISC)2 CC certified. Expertise spans SDL, DevSecOps, Incident Response, and business development. Led Pentest, Appsec teams; drove Intel's SW Security, product programs. Open Source advocate, public speaker, mentor, Intel Brown belt, OpenSSF contributor, university trainer.

Shubham Dubey

Security Researcher


Shubham is a Security Researcher at Microsoft, committed to securing the windows ecosystem by protecting costumers from different vulnerability targeting Windows kernel, specifically that aims toward processors and enclaves. His expertise is in low level security which includes reverse engineering, exploitation and firmware security.

Stephen Robinson

Senior Threat Intelligence Analyst


Stephen ensures organisations have the information they need to react effectively in the current information security landscape. With a degree in Cybernetics and Virtual Systems, with 20 years of experience working in IT, 10 of which have focused specifically on cybersecurity & threat intelligence.


South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit


The South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit (SWRCCU) investigate cyber crimes affecting South West organisations. We also help organisations become more cyber resilient through free guidance and workshops, and deter people from engaging in cyber crime.

Toni-ann Grant

Principal Security Architect

BT Group

A career spanning nearly 20 years in BT with a several years heading up the Cyber Assessment Labs and having the fun element of being the “Voice of the Future” for BT Global Security Portfolio.

Interested in sponsoring and supporting the Bristol & Bath Cyber Conference? Speak to a member of the team today.