Mike Popham

Mike is a highly experienced business professional and company Director in the consultancy and security sectors, with several technological advances in his portfolio including a patent and 4 innovation awards.  He has an MBA from Kingston University, a Ph.D from Nixon University in information governance, and a Fellowship from the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

After completing his UK Royal Air Force service as a senior officer, Mike began his commercial career in consulting.  Roles early on included quality, business development, divisional leadership, corporate recovery, military marketing, international support, governance, real-time risk and compliance.
Vocationally, and in parallel with his business career, Mike served in UK local Government as an elected representative at Cabinet level firstly in Woking.  He was then elected to Bristol City Council and, whilst in Cabinet there, spoke for the Public on Efficiency, Value for Money, and Transformation.  With a budget of some US$1.5bn he gained extensive experience developing City services towards the Smart City models.
In 2007 Mike recognised that cyber security would continue to expand as a substantial challenge, particularly with the emergence of cloud computing.  Based on Infogov's Proteus® Enterprise integrated governance, risk and compliance software engine he formed the iGRC Consortium; this consisted of HP Enterprise Services (then EDS), Assuria, Nexoir, Information Governance Limited, Loughborough University, Birkbeck College, and Cranfield Defence and Security.  The program was a UK Government-backed enterprise level real time risk management innovation.
Currently at NPDC, Mike is programme managing an integrated security operations centre within the context of ISO 27001.

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