AFBE-UK Gala 2018

The AFBE-UK Scotland Gala Dinner and Awards celebrates the impact of AFBE-UK on the engineering landscape and our contributions to diversity in the industry over the last 11 years in the UK and 7 years in Scotland.

This black-tie event brings together business leaders, government officials, professionals and students for an evening of inspiration, celebration, networking and multicultural entertainment.

The event which will begin with a drinks and networking reception. It will also include a keynote address from Deirdre Michie, CEO Oil and Gas UK, a three-course meal accompanied by wine and soft drinks, and the AFBE-UK Scotland Awards recognising individuals and organisations making a significant contribution to the engineering industry in Scotland.

Guest Speaker
Deirdre Michie was appointed CEO of Oil & Gas UK in May 2015. She has an LLB Hons in Scots Law and has extensive experience as a senior business leader in the oil and gas industry covering upstream, downstream and globally. She is a member of MER UK – a government and industry forum – and is also on the UK Treasury’s Oil Industry Fiscal Forum. Deirdre is a board member of Opportunity North East, a non-executive board member of Scottish Water and chair of Common Data Access Limited. Deirdre is also a member of the Women’s Business Council – a UK Government body focused on increasing women’s contribution to economic growth – and is also sponsor of AXIS. In June 2018 she was recognised as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her services to the industry and made an OBE.

Before joining Oil & Gas UK, Deirdre worked for Shell’s downstream operations in various roles before moving to Shell’s upstream operations as a senior commercial negotiator. Her next roles were as external affairs manager for Shell’s UK upstream operations and communications manager for its European business, contracting and procurement manager for Europe, and from 2011 to 2013 she managed a global team delivering a multi-billion annual strategic sourcing programme.

Deirdre is married with two sons and enjoys reading, cycling, skiing, running, watching ballet and rugby.

Note: Early Bird Ticket sales end on 30th September 2018.

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Transition is a career workshop designed to equip students and recent graduates with the skills required to scale through the employment process at the most sought after companies.

Iain Lewis, Finance Director at TAQA Europe will be sharing his Transition story at this event which will also include a CV review session, a mock interview session and an assessment center. Lunch will be provided on the day.

Please note that registration is required to attend this event.

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Join us at this Real Projects event as we review the state of industrial cyber security and offer recommendations for organizations to improve their cyber security posture in a holistic and sustainable model.

In this presentation we will share insights on the ways governance, technology, and business requirements intersect and illustrate ways organizations can leverage digitalization opportunities to better manage increasing risks. We will also break down these risks to help your organization address these sometimes overwhelming challenges.

Guest Speaker
Ben Dickinson is a Cyber Security Consultant with ABB and helps clients secure their systems from the threat of cyber-attacks. He joins ABB from the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), part of GCHQ, a world leader in the field of Cyber Security, where he spent time building an excellent reputation with owners and operators of the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) by advising them in preparing for, detecting, responding and recovering from cyber-attacks.

Ben brings a wealth of experience from his time with GCHQ and specialises in understanding the unique challenges posed by securing Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS). He also holds a Master of Science Degree in Computer Security from the University of Liverpool and has studied courses such as “Assessing and Exploiting Control Systems” by Justin Searle, “SANS 515: Industrial Control System Active Defence and Incident Response” by Rob Lee and “Hardware Hacking” by Grand Idea Studio.”