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Dr Lucy Green asks Auriol Stevens about the UK's cyber-security industry

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Imperial College Business School
Global IT Director of the Applied Technology Group at Unilever

Auriol is currently the Global IT Director of the Applied Technology Group at Unilever. The group brings expertise on the application of technology to new and existing business models, working globally with the IT leaders from each Geography within which the company operates. Reporting to the Global VP of IT, Auriol brings her external public and private sector network and knowledge of technology and alternative funding models, to support the exponential acceleration of the Enterprise Technology Team’s impact on the business. Auriol stepped down as CEO of the VTC Group (now trading as Inogesis) after 3.5years, following her appointment to Unilever. Inogesis helps blue-chip organisations and large government departments, predominantly within Security and Defence, harness disruptive technologies to drive new revenues or overcome challenges. The process involves intelligently connecting the “customer” with external innovation: spin-outs, start-ups and growth companies. Inogesis’ curated ecosystems span Academia, enterprise and scale up businesses across multiple verticals. Auriol is deputy chair of the Advisory Board for the Institute for Security Science and Technology, Imperial College, where she helps to shape the Institute’s strategy and connect its work to key cross-sector stakeholders and networks. Auriol supports a number of professional cyber programs such as CyLon, GCHQ Cyber Accelerator and Cyber 101; and participates in the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cybersecurity

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