Bharat Thakrar
Head of Business Resilience Services
BT Global Security


Bharat is Head of the Business Resilience Services for the BT Global Security Practice. He has over 14 years experience in designing, implementing and managing end to end security, continuity, risk, governance and crisis management solutions and systems. Prior to joining BT, Bharat held roles in systems design, project/programme management and business analysis and was also the head of security, continuity and risk for a specialist consultancy. Bharat’s current focus is on identifying for organisations how robust security, risk and resilience processes and systems can mitigate against the increasing levels of uncertainty and at the same time contribute to the value, reputation and the bottom line. He has led strategic programmes in several industry sectors in Europe, Middle East, Latin America and Asia. Bharat regularly conducts Resilience and Cybersecurity workshops and training events. He is a frequent conference speaker and has also been a visiting lecturer on university masters programmes. He is an MBA from Imperial College, London, and is CISSP and CBCP practitioner.

Presentation: Improving security by converging cyber security incidence response and crisis management