Dr. Simon Moores is a security and technology futurist, a disruptive technologist and risk consultant.
He advises organisations emerging trends which are shaping the future of business.
A visiting lecturer in the Applied Sciences & Computing department at Canterbury Christ Church University he is an international keynote speaker and chair of the annual international eCrime Congress.
“Insightful and thought provoking talk by Simon Moores an exciting future ahead and don’t expect it to slow down”
Simon Meredith – CIO IBM UK & Ireland
A former ‘Technology Ambassador’ for the British Government, Simon was rated in the Top Ten of UK Tech Thought Leaders in 2014.
His areas of expertise are eclectic and include technology, politics, social media, information security and transformational government. He specialises in emerging technologies and predicting the future for business in a digital age.
Simon Moores is regarded as an authority on ‘disruptive technologies’; the introduction of any technology that has the potential to rapidly disrupt, collide with and displace an earlier technology with consequential market and societal implications.
He writes extensively on Information Security, the impact of new technology on society and increasingly on the topic of ‘Big Data’. The latter topic is becoming an increasingly important management challenge for corporations, as expanding information sources converge with the introduction of powerful analytics tools, Cloud Computing models and processor speeds.
A former Chairman of The Research Group, Simon Moores has chaired and delivered speeches at many well-respected IT User Groups and Forums and conferences, which include:
- Visa’s Annual Payment Card Industry (PCI/DSS) Europe
- The Emirates Forum in Dubai
- The Middle-East e-Government and eCrime Conferences.
- IDG Europe’s security conference in Milan
- Free Software World in Spain
- The Ministry of Justice’s conference at the QE II Centre in London.
As a technology and eGovernment ‘Ambassador’, Dr Moores has assisted The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and UK Trade Invest and in 2000-2002, represented the British government’s Office of The e-Envoy, (Cabinet Office) presenting and speaking at Middle-East, European Union and International Government events across the globe.
Acknowledged as an authority on Microsoft and as an original ‘Futurist’ thinker, he has appeared regularly on the BBC News and Sky News and is frequently called-upon as an analyst and technology expert on Channel 4 News, ITV, CNN, CNBC and Bloomberg television and radio.
Simon Moores is a Guardian newspaper contributor and has made frequent contributions to a number of leading publications in the IT industry and national press, which have included eGov monitor, The Economist, The New Statesman and The Observer newspaper. Simon has also written for The Times, Arab News, The Saudi Economic Review and many other national and international publications.
Simon Moores – Keynote Speaker
As a keynote speaker, Simon builds each presentation to suit the conference theme. He provides fascinating insights into the world of rapid technological innovation and how this will effect the future of business and society.
Speaking topics include:
- Big Data
- Cloud Computing
- Disruptive Innovation
- Social Media
- The Internet of Things
- Internet and Digital Risk
- The Future of Technology