Speaker Selection Panel

Default Image


Chris Parker MBE, MA CMgr FCMI

Chris Parker MBE, MA CMgr FCMI

Director Major Accounts, Fortinet

Chris Parker MBE is Director, Major Accounts at FORTINET UK leading on Central Government & Defence. He joined in 2020 having sold his consultancy company, Cyberplus Ltd (est.2014) who served Government & Public Sector, Insurance Markets and Corporations.

Chris was previously Chief Operating Officer of Terraseis, an international, oil & gas exploration company, leading $100M of success in Middle East & Africa. Chris previously worked in construction, notably as Project Director for the $1.3B Infrastructure at the Burj Khalifa mega-project in Dubai for Hyder plc, serving as Operations Director in London and Regional Director Middle East. Prior to that Chris served in the British Army, completing 9 combat and operational tours. Chris was awarded the MBE by Her Majesty The Queen in 2003 for his wartime role as Chief of Staff of 7th Armoured Brigade, The Desert Rats. At 35, he became the youngest Lieutenant Colonel of his generation.

Chris has a master’s degree in Defence Technology from Cranfield University and holds 3 Strategy Post Graduate qualifications; he is a Chartered Manager (CMI), a Fellow of the Tällberg Foundation and an Associate of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. A frequent conference chairman and speaker, Chris is a well-known, TV commentator on cyber security and security strategy on Sky News Live and other media. Chris is volunteer Chairman of his Regimental Association of 20,000 veterans, a Charity Trustee and a Founding Patron of Forces Diversity, assisting ethnic minority service personnel. He is a field hockey player and coach but also enjoys football, golf, cricket and art.




Platinum Sponsors


3CDSE Official Shelter Partner


Gold Sponsors


3CDSE Cafe Sponsor


3CDSE Networking Zone Sponsor


3CDSE Media Partner


Silver Sponsors


Event Partners


Please note: 3CDSE and its trading company 3CDS (Trading) Ltd do not sell or pass on any 3CDSE contact details to third parties other than those that are expressly authorised to have access to that data for the proper functioning of their roles.

We work with Cyber Quarter, the Midlands Centre for Cyber Security/Univ of Wolverhampton, to ensure that our systems are safe, secure and robust. We are pleased to be rated in the top 10% of organisations for cyber security in the Aerospace and Defence & Security Industry. 

On occasion we are made aware of unscrupulous external actors who claim to hold data from exhibitions such as 3CDSE. Please be advised that any person offering such data and purporting to be acting on behalf 3CDSE is fraudulent. Any such perpetrators will be pursued by our sister company, Harrison Clark Rickerbys (hcr), a Top 100 law firm.

Our Security and IT experts advise that it is best not to respond to such emails as by doing so, you may be unwittingly verifying your own email address. If you have any concerns in this regard, please contact Anna Roby-Welford, Director, 3CDSE anna@3cdse.co.uk