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The Importance of Managing and Securing Your Network in the New WFA world

Virtual Round Table Event

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January 14th 2021

The Importance of Managing and Securing Your Network in the New WFA World

with Vijay Mistry, Cisco




With the WFA (work from anywhere) culture expanding, PAV i.t. services have brought together a consortium of organisations who have significant insight or provide key technologies that we believe are essential for all organisations such as yours at this point in time. The consortium includes CISCO, Comstor, Gauntlet Group as well as Wells Technology and Pentest People. The consortium represents an organisation focusing on CISO / CIO guidance, the insurance industry and world-wide suppliers of networking and security products. Additionally, @PAV is an IT services company which has more than 250 customers and brings a unique service first approach to the technology considerations as outlined within this campaign.

Over the coming weeks, the consortium will provide you with tailored blogs and webcasts where our sole intention is on the provision of knowledge that helps you to formulate a plan that addresses the following key questions:

  • How can your organisation maintain effective communications between applications, clouds, staff when more often than not, your staff are increasingly working from anywhere (WFA)?
  • How can high levels of organisational collaboration be secured within an online / digital world?
  • How can your organisation provide efficient management of networking solutions in this ever more complex IT environment?
  • Should your organisation be worried about the costs of being breached?
  • What are the legal ramifications of being breached and having proprietary / sensitive / PII information exposed?
  • What are the key recovery considerations following a breach?
  • What are leading / innovative organisations doing and what lessons should less WFA aligned companies learn?

These are significant questions at any time but right here and right now, these questions are of profound importance to all organisations.

Our consortium believe that by not addressing these questions you will be delivering the wrong IT service. This will at best result in a less competitive organisation with modern workplace efficiency issues affecting ability of an organisation to collaborate in a secure manner. We feel that there would be a sizeable and negative impact on organisational trading profits as a result. However, at worse if your IT service has not adjusted to the modern work practices and Work from Anywhere then you are at a greater risk of being exposed and eventually succumbing to a business closure event that is triggered by a security or networking shortcoming and external actors exposing it.

Virtual Round Table

Concluding this campaign is our virtual event on the afternoon of Thursday the 14th of January with Vijay Mistry from Cisco. This virtual round table will include our subject matter experts who will drill into their respective area of expertise with full Q&A provided at the end. The event will also provide all attendees with a culinary experience that I guarantee will surprise, intrigue and will also improve your awareness! If you wish to attend this event then we respectfully ask you to register for the event below.


Fractional IT Director, business owner and a veteran IT Director with 17 years of board experience within the Financial Services, Legal and Professional Services industries. Determined to make IT easy for everyone.

Passionate about change management and delivering enduring programmes of work and making technology productive and fun. Commercially savvy, and driven to deliver lean operations and highly performing teams.

Experienced in consultancy, relationship/stakeholder management, IT strategy definition, risk mitigation, data governance and security, compliance and programme management, systems development, all delivered with a sharp commercial focus.

An advocate for the development of future working practices, like speech recognition, artificial intelligence and business intelligence, a regular contributor, author, thought leader and speaker about the future of service provision. Chairman of Alternative Legal IT and Podcaster of The Homework Podcast to support legal IT workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

A keen adventurer and expedition leader, I also provide public speaking at functions and inspirational talks and after dinner speeches for networking events.

As a sales professional, throughout my career I have always been passionate about building relationships and adopting new concepts that better myself, my company and my client's experience.
During this time, I have had the privilege of working alongside talented individuals at major companies. Proven track record of successful vertical proposition development across various sectors and multiple consumption models.

I started working in Networking over 25 years ago, working as a front line support engineers for DHL and then BskyB. Working my way upwards to managing mixed teams of Network, Server and DBA engineers. I have worked for Comstor, one of the big three Cisco distributors for about half of this time. My main love at the moment is teaching, mentoring and passing on knowledge and experience. I have focused on the Security pre-sales side of the Comstor business for the last three years.

Gauntlet Group have grown from a small new start business 26 years ago to a thriving Commercial Insurance Broker and Risk Management Consultancy providing friendly and professional service to businesses large and small throughout the UK.

As members of the Willis Commercial Network we have tremendous buying power.

Our network of Appointed Representatives is growing at a healthy pace and enables us to give the local, personal service that our customers enjoy.

Alex is a Writer, public speaker and passionate Penetration tester, specialising in Web Application & API security. Alex has spoken at multiple conferences, including B-Sides London and ISACA CSX.

Pete possesses a wide and deep skillset bringing years of IT and IS experience to bear on today’s fast paced enterprise environment having worked in both government and financial services organisations. He’s passionately enthusiastic about retaining hands-on technical skills and working with market leading technologies to resolve customer problems, regularly being the “go to” person for them and his own team within PAV i.t.

Pete has proven experience in transforming IT operations, innovation, supporting and enabling businesses across multiple sectors as well as specialising in Enterprise Security Management, Threat Intelligence, Vulnerability Management, Compliance and right-fit Security Architecture.

Board level leader with significant experience impacting corporate performance through the development, enhancement and orchestration of sales and marketing strategies. Proven track record for delivering successful outcomes in new start companies as well as companies or business units that have needed someone to architect a turnaround in fortunes.

Analytical mind that can gather insight to lead necessary organisational change through establishing appropriate strategies and processes and which are executed through communication with all affected lines of business.

Recorded Webinars

We have also released 2 recorded discussions that are facilitated by Martyn Wells of Wells Technology. These discussions involve our subject matter experts from CISCO, COMSTOR, Gauntlet Group, Pentest People and PAV i.t. services. We believe these discussions provide unique insight and are designed to augment the detail that each expert has provided within their personalised blogs and are also an indication of the value that attendees of the virtual round table will receive.

You can view the webinars below:

Tasting Experience

In amongst the presentations we will be involving a food tasting experience (wine, cheese, charcuterie etc…) complete with a Sommelier to provide tasting notes. All attendees will have a package shipped to them a couple of days prior to the event.

The menu for the round table is:

  • 2 half bottles wine
  • 2 Artisan British cheeses
  • 2 British charcuterie
  • Chutney
  • Cheese biscuits
  • Part-baked demi baguette
  • Tasting notes

A Vegan option similar to above is also available.


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PAV have held similar round table events recently, here's what our attendees have to say:


Gavin Searley | ICT Manager | Devonshires

Thanks to you and the team for putting on the event which certainly provided more of an insight into the areas that PAV cover.  


Roger Gaunt | Managing Director | Gauntlet Group

Thanks for hosting the event today. Great format. Speakers were good with interesting topics and the wine and charcuterie were fab – good work


Global Technology Category Manager | Law Firm

"A good balance between business related content and more informal discussions, paired nicely with the tasting menu segment as well keeping it more interesting than the standard video conference that has become a staple over the past 8 months."