Vanessa has a range of experience in delivering improved performance and raising standards in a number of different departments. This has included working hand in hand with the Professional Standards department to improve cultures within a department of nearly 1000 people, improving Diversity and Inclusion in a number of sections across the organisation and successfully gaining an uplift in officers and staff for a high-risk crime portfolio.
Throughout her career Vanessa has been passionate about prevention of crime. This was in roles such as Offender Management, Neighbourhood Policing where she was the Cybercrime lead for a quarter of Birmingham and then more recently as Director of the West Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre.
As a Detective Superintendent within the Regional Organised Crime Unit for the West Midlands Vanessa aims to reach as many businesses as possible to help them become cyber safer. This is through an innovative partnership of Business, Academia and Policing. The Centre is a part Government funded, not for profit Police led business set up as part of a National strategy to help businesses get safer on line.
Hall 5 Big Zero Lectures
Net Zero in a digital age needs to be cyber safe
Detective Superintendent within the Regional Organised Crime Unit for the West Midlands Vanessa aims to reach as many businesses as possible to help them become cyber safe. She will outline why going net zero can have hidden dangers for your organisation if you don't keep the hackers at bay. Don't miss this talk!