As an organisation with a history of technological firsts with security and compliance always in mind, The Bunker is excited by the transformations currently taking place in finance, technology and business. The product innovations and industry developments that used to come from large corporations and institutions, are now being created by entrepreneurial individuals around the world who are working with increased speed to disrupt the business models of the past.
These programmes will foster long-term mutually beneficial relationships, designed to scale new business models into live products and services. The Bunker, working with our Partners brink you world-class innovation programmes where with best and brightest will develop, collaborate, and scale together.
Position yourself at the heart of a leading global financial centre and booming tech industry to form innovative partnerships across sectors.
Join the movement and engage with fintech for good. London’s diverse fintech scene encompasses everything from mobile payments and digital currencies to other sub-sectors of financial services. These include retail and investment banking, money remittances, investor relations and virtual currencies.
Our partners include:
Dec: Launch [insert All partner logos]
Feb: Analyst – Understanding fintech and the fintech landscape [Bloor logo]
March: Consultant – Finding and matching funding [Deloitte logo]
April: Strategic partner – Big data and data analytics [Evalue logo ]
May: Client – Monetisation of data [Tectrade logo]
June: Client – Payments [TCC, Recordsure logo]
July: Accelerator – Business growth at pace [Digiseq, Barclays Rise logo]
Gone are the days when audits were a one off event where companies could get away with treating regulations as a tick box exercise. Today a failure to appropriately manage risk when using and storing data can result in disaster. Continual, auditable assurance, is an operational culture that The Bunker has adopted throughout its business.
The Bunker is committed to continual service improvement, and has imbedded ISO 27001 throughout its operations and fully adopts it as its management standard. We operate transparently and are ready for independent audit at any time by existing or potential customers.
With a strong heritage with Fintech customers, The Bunker works with some of the most security conscious and highly regulated businesses. As the GDPR approaches, it will be necessary for all organisations, no matter their industry, to take security, compliance and good governance more seriously. Every organisation will need to be completely satisfied that suppliers are managing risk around data security and privacy appropriately, and can prove this on an ongoing basis. This is Auditable Assurance.
Phil has helped build multiple successful managed services businesses and is now CTO at The Bunker and responsible for leading The Bunker’s technical development through its future growth and evolution. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and experience of working across a broad range of technologies, industries and clients, both within the UK and internationally.
He is a passionate exponent for basing cloud deployments on sound information security and management principles, seeing this as the foundation for achieving the anticipated business and operational improvements, without introducing new risks or vulnerabilities.
His past senior level experience spans roles in the UK and Germany across Telecoms, Managed Security and Managed Services, always with a keen focus on ensuring that his clients’ technical infrastructure and processes are properly aligned with the wider business objectives. His CV includes spells at NTL, Nortel Networks, Vistorm (now part of HP) and most recently Bluechip, where he was responsible for consolidating the company’s infrastructure and identifying new revenue streams.
Chris is a board level Director who has worked within the I.T industry for over 18 years where his career has evolved around the management and delivery of secure I.T services for a large portfolio of blue chip companies in a number of sectors including retail, financial, blue light, medical, and government etc. As Programme Director for The Bunker he has executive responsibility for all of the programmes of work within the business which he leads through his Project Management Office. Chris is also responsible for managing and maintaining The Bunker’s security standards which include PCI DSS v3.0, ISO 27001, IGSoC and IL official.
Chris has enjoyed a number successes within the industry which has included implementing the vision of becoming one of Europe’s first OBS service providers, led and implemented the vision of achieving “Managed Services Hosting Provider” status whilst becoming one of four MSPs registered on the Visa Merchant agent list. As part of a product steering committee and compliance lead Chris has created a number of services including; compliant cloud, DRaaS, BaaS as well as developed a number of professional services.
Chris believes that cyber security is evolving from niche to need. With most organisations online 24/7 and the recent well known vulnerabilities, exploits and hacks, customers are thinking more seriously about how their data is secured and protected. It is Chris’ belief that cyber security should not be intrusive to businesses or seen as a barrier. It should be invisible to the customer whilst working tirelessly in the background to protect the confidentially, integrity and availability of the customer’s information.
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