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CyberTalks Manchester: Cloud Security

Join us at our first CyberTalks Manchester event, in partnership with Microsoft, bringing together infosec professionals for an informal evening of insight and networking with top security minds from across the North West.

With Cloud Security insights from Cyber Security experts, the first CyberTalks Manchester event will be an opportunity to network with security peers over pizza and drinks.


  • Microsoft and Security
  • Modern Cybersecurity
  • Securing Microsoft Datacentres
  • DevSecOps in Azure
  • Securing Azure for Government
  • Brief tour of new Azure Security Features


Ruth Bacci

Ruth joined Microsoft in 2011 as an Exchange consultant, providing architecture designs and guidance on recommended practices to Microsoft’s enterprise customers. In 2015, she was curious to understand how Microsoft Azure fitted into the journey to cloud and decided to take the first Microsoft Azure exam. She passed and then decided to join the very new UK Azure Team.

Ruth has worked in public cloud space for over eight years - across both SaaS, PaaS and IaaS solutions. At Microsoft, she is now a Senior Cloud Solution Architect, helping enterprise customers understand and develop to fully exploit Microsoft’s Azure to deliver impact and value to their individual organisations.

Olivier Subramanian

Olivier is a Strategic Advisor with a focus on the business value of public cloud and how Azure Technology can provide effective solutions to modern day business challenges. Olivier has significant experience in Strategy, Digital Transformation, Enterprise and IT Infrastructure consulting, technical leadership, project management and Cloud technologies in the Public Sector. Olivier leads the UK Azure Security Champions team providing customer guidance on how to achieve secure workloads in Azure.

Ben Hanson

Before joining Microsoft, Ben led the Cybersecurity practice for an Atlanta-based management consultancy. At Microsoft, he is the Cybersecurity Architect for the UK, and a leader within the overall Global Cybersecurity Practice.

Ben's approach to cyber security is business-centric, with 3 core principles: cultural transformation, strategy, and sustainability. His background is intentionally holistic, with experience in business transformation, Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC), identity, and enterprise architecture.

Please note, we expect this event to be fully booked, if we are over-subscribed, priority access will be given to those currently working in Cyber Security roles.

Venue Details

Charlotte Street
M1 4ET

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