Q&A

Please meet... Gemma Moore

08 July 2021

Gemma Moore, director and founder of Cyberis

Gemma Moore, director and founder of Cyberis

What was your big career break?
Getting into cyber security was a bit of a revelation, but that happened very early on in my career! I did my degree in Computing at Imperial College, and even by the time I had graduated, I really wasn’t sure where to go with it. Development, architecture, systems administration, networking - I thought about lots of possibilities but none of them felt quite right for me. Specialism in cyber security wasn’t on my radar until I saw a job advertisement for a trainee penetration tester. It sounded like great fun, so I applied and was lucky enough to get the job. I’ve never looked back - I absolutely love working in this field, and penetration testing gave me exposure across all the disciplines I’d been interested in. It’s fast-paced, ever changing, and I never get bored.

Looking back, I don’t think there was a single ‘big break’ which pushed my career forward once I was in the field, but what I have benefitted from throughout is the supportive and collaborative atmosphere in the teams I’ve worked in.

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Is there a ‘best’ critical comms solution or is it always a combination?

08 July 2021

Networking+ caught up with the biggest players in the critical communications space to get their views on the current critical comms space and the technology that makes it possible

What are key critical comms issues, considerations for the UK marketplace?

Tony Gray, chief executive, TCCA

Tony Gray, chief executive, TCCA

Tony Gray, chief executive, TCCA: The UK is currently working to replace the Airwave TETRA network used by all the emergency series. Whilst still functional and still very good for voice communications, the decision to move away from a narrowband network to a standards-based 4G LTE network is aimed at allowing the seamless integration of voice and broadband data, greater choice of devices and a clear roadmap forward as technology evolves. A system more aligned with the MNO model should allow for greater competition in the provision of the network aspects, by separating it away from the functionality provided to run over the top. By splitting the functionality and allowing competition the costs can be reduced.

 

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Meet the boss of Infovista

18 June 2021

José Duarte, CEO, Infovista

José Duarte, CEO, Infovista


What was your big career break? 

• Back in 1993, I was offered the opportunity to establish SAP in Portugal. I took it, starting as a consultant in a small part of what was this gigantic company. Through hard work, we established a foothold in the market. I evolved to become SAP’s president of Latin America, later President of EMEA and, finally, global president services and corporate Officer. It was the ride of a lifetime. I worked 20 years at SAP and have been privileged to meet with talented people and witness technological revolutions. That experience has shaped me as both an executive and on a personal level.

Who was your hero when you were growing up?

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