Jessica Figueras

Founder , Hither Strategy

Jessica is a strategist specialising in cybersecurity and trust, governance, and the role of tech in civil society. She works with start-ups and scale-ups on growth strategy, and advises UK Government on technology and policy issues relating to online harms and cyber crime. She is also Vice Chair of the UK Cyber Security Council, which is the self-regulatory body for the UK's cyber security profession.

Previously Jessica led multi-million pound research and data programmes for companies including Dods, GlobalData and Ovum, and has advised senior executives in large established tech companies as well as many VC-backed scaleups. She is a sought-after speaker and commentator, and has published extensive research on the application of emerging technologies across government, telecoms and other regulated industries.