LUNCH AND LEARN

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

March 26

***LUNCH AND LEARN IS NOW A VIRTUAL MEETING***

Join by zoom along with fellow members and like-minded Business owners, start up entrepreneurs and visionaries to take in the experience and knowledge of two highly respected, invited guest speakers, mentors and experts in their field.

This month we are excited to welcome.

Speaker #1 – Steve Dalton

Steve is a local Gold Coast Technologist and founder of Refactor… A Software & Hardware Consultancy specializing in Cloud Software, IoT & AI. Refactor has a pretty large field of clients from local startups, right up to ASX listed corporations. Refactor’s corporate work has led to a specialization in InsurTech and Smart Building/Cities and some more recent forays into AgTech.

Aside from Refactor, 9 years ago, Steve also founded Gold Coast TechSpace – the Gold Coast’s original maker-space and the first coworking space on the Gold Coast. The club continues to grow from strength to strength and is an active GCHub Partner focused on hard technology and less of the fuzzy stuff.

Steve loves to give back to the entrepreneurial community and is a mentor for GCHub, Cohort and the Birmingham Enterprise Community (BEC) back in the UK. BEC is a collaboration between the 4 main Universities around Birmingham, the UK’s 2nd city and Steve is an alumni of one of these (the best one of course!) The University of Birmingham. They are about to start their 2nd cohort of their successful “Forward” Accelerator program and are in the process of raising their first £1M fund.

TOPIC:
security for “the masses” – simple security awareness that can protect you from the dangers that are lurking out there that can severely impact the unready!

Find Steve here:
Website: https://refactor.com.au
Twitter: https://twitter.com/spidie
LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/dalton

Speaker #2 – Paul McCarty

Paul McCarty: from SecureStack based here on the gold coast and in Melbourne.

The SecureStack platform allows companies of all sizes to secure their important workloads in the public and private cloud. We save our customers time and money by filling the role of a large IT team with our CloudBuilder product. Our technology is protecting the backbone of the Australian internet as we are deployed in the NBN’s major data-centres in Victoria, NSW and South Australia.

Achievements: Named one of the 12 hottest startups at RSA USA 2019 (the world’s biggest cybersecurity conf). Graduated from the CyRise (https://cyrise.co) cybersecurity accelerator in 2019. Came in 2nd at the RSA 2019 Singapore Launchpad pitch contest, won the 2018 Cyber in Business pitch contest in Sydney. Been a speaker at RSA USA 2019, the Australian Computer Society (ACS), and the Australia Federal Cybersecurity Center in Canberra. We also won a QLD Ignite Ideas grant in 2018.
TOPIC:
How to secure your company and employees that work in the public cloud.

Check Paul out here:
Website: https://securestack.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/securestack
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/securestackco/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/securestackco