The day kicked off with Ivana Bartoletti, Technical Director, and author of An Artificial Revolution: On Power, Politics and AI talking about AI and the ethical affects that it can have on society. Followed by more of the Deloitte Cyber team talking about their experiences and roles. The speakers pathways into cyber were varied from ex-military to those who joined as school leavers, members of the summer vacation scheme, graduates as well as from outside the UK.
After the initial talks by the speakers, the attendees then had the opportunity to network with each speaker in break out rooms. Insightful questions were asked, with our learners appreciative of this opportunity to get advice and insight.
The afternoon session focused on the Crypto Challenge, created by Elfin, Jevon and Trupti. For many this was the highlight of the day with each task getting more and more challenging. The students in their groups sought to solve these, some by discovering the strengths of each member of their team and deploying them to a task, others by working collaboratively.
The teams then reported back. Groups A, B and E were awarded prizes for the fastest, most ingenious and the best collaboration by Mark Ward, the Head of Cyber. Groups A and B were made up largely of our Independent CyberEPQ Learners and Graduates, with Group E from Watford UTC. Well done teacher, Lynne Norman, for coordinating this so successfully in your classroom.
Qufaro would like to say a big thank you to Androulla Karanicola for putting this day together as well as the Deloitte Cyber team for providing such a rewarding and enjoyable experience for the next generation of cyber professionals.
Thank you for making a difference; Ivana Bartoletti, Stephen Downer, May Randall, Rasini Ranawake, Rez Ehiyah, Gijs Reusken, Jevon Law, Elfin Lei, James Plowman, Trupti Singh and Mark Ward. A special thank you also goes out to those of you at Deloitte who have provided continued support to Qufaro and our students.