Dr Christopher Richardson

Dr Christopher Richardson

Dr Christopher Richardson

Founder & Chief Executive Officer | Digital Smart Solutions Limited (DSSL)

Christopher is currently building a global platform service that will securely deliver digital learning modules with micro-accrediting, personalised online education, which will disrupt the growing $500Bn continuous professional, personal development and higher education market sector.

He is a global Information Assurance (IA) Practitioner, systems engineer, university lecturer and Qualified Teacher (QTS). Previously Head of Bournemouth University Cyber Security Unit (2012 to 2018) and a collaborative researcher across Socio-Technical Systems (STS) and Nano-Smart Learning, he has diverse knowledge of trusted STS, IA Architectures (IAA), OT/IT, digital ledger technologies, Blockchain and smart contracts, data protection, enterprise risk management, security operation centres and information technology.

He has supervised PhD, MSc and BSc students at Bournemouth University and the Defence College of Communications and Information Systems (DCCIS). Having 30 years of experience in the telecommunication, satellite and information technology industries, he has designed and built global telecommunication networks. He was an RAF Engineer Officer (AS) from 1980 to 1989.

Talk synopsis

“Crisis, What Crisis”

Given the nature of our digital, hyperconnected world; its diversity, creativity, ingenious use of technology, copious adaptation of code, intelligent automating machine learning and the ever developing AI towards Singularity we rely on our contextual understanding and maintaining of controls – that overtax the best and they are mostly the Bad Guys!

So how do we understand, cope, behave and robustly manage under the duress and impact of a crisis to keep our systems in a Good State?