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Richard Benham

Richard Benham

Global Expert in Data Management, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Richard is best known globally as a pioneer in the world of Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Warfare.

As an academic in 2014 he created the first MBA in Cyber Security that was launched at a cross party event at The House of Commons and received the personal support of the Prime Minster.

In 2016 he formed the charity The Cyber Trust to help protect vulnerable groups using technology. In 2017 he was nominated for the UK Digital Leader of the Year for his Cyber4Schools initiatives which has been adopted nationally by the National Police Chiefs Council.

He is a council member of The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, an Ambassador for The Diana Awards and the co-author of the Cyberstrike series.