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Thought leadership webinars covering controversial topics.

The Dark Net, AI and Automatic Facial Recognition, Space Technology and more coming soon for 2022


The Dark Net, Offenders idea of Paradise? March 2021. See the recording of this fascinating webinar with The OSPAs and Perpetuity Research held on Wednesday 24th March 2021. The esteemed panel touch on the this mysterious topic explaining how it all works, the risks associated with monitoring it wthout the right expertise, how machine learning and AI detect stolen data, regulation and the fascinating workings of the marketplaces, abuse of brands, and trust models in operation in Dark Net ecommerce. Chaired by Professor Martin Gill
The webinar features esteemed leaders in their field,
Gary Hibberd – The Professor of Communicating Cyber at Cyberfort Group
Pauline Norstrom – CEO at Anekanta Consulting
Dr. Victoria Wang – Reader in Security and Cyber-crime at University of Portsmouth.
Digital Entities: how secure are they? February 2021. See the recording of this fascinating webinar with The OSPAs and Perpetuity Research held on Tuesday 23rd February 2021. The esteemed panel touch on the security of online digital identity data, secure authentication methods, bank grade security standards, multi-modal biometrics and automated facial recognition, also a key element in all this trust (or lack of) in big tech’s handling of our digital identity through uncontrolled data sharing.
Chaired by Professor Martin Gill
Richard Marshall – Director of Sales, EMEAR at Identiv (UK)
Andrew Churchill – Security Consultant & Researcher at Technology Strategy (UK)
Pauline Norstrom – CEO at Anekanta Consulting


British Security Industry Association Broadcast November 2020: Hear from the esteemed panel of speakers who debate this often controversial topic of the ethical use of Automatic Facial Recogniton (a form of aritifical intelligence). Nick Fisher – Facewatch, Jake Parker – Security Industry Association, Pauline Norstrom – Anekanta Consulting, moderated by Tom Ford, BSIA, discuss the issues and stress the importance of the BSIA’s ethical guide.
Investor Ladder Oct 2020: This is a short talk for the Investor Ladder event. it’s about AI and its dark side, touching on Automatic Facial Recognition, Ethics and Cyber Security.
World Space Week October 2020: An honour to be moderating the panel discussion about Space-based Applications, a collaboration between the Institute of Directors, European Space Agency, Satellite Applications Catapult and UK Space Agency
Thought Leadership Webinar June 2020: Professor Martin Gill, Perpetuity Research and The OSPAs
Making security technologies work: The scope and limits of AI and Automatic Facial Recognition

Interview with Jutta Devenish Managing Director, Zeitgeist Communication June 2020: AI for supply chain forecasting? Listen to the interview with Pauline Norstrom, the founder of Anekanta Consulting on the use of artificial intelligence to improve your supply chain forecasting. Pauline also shares very thought-provoking insights into how AI can be used during a health pandemic such as COVID-19.

Security Industry Association Cybersecurity Advisory Board: Risk and Exposure webinar 12th November 2020. A series of discussions from esteemed panelists on the subject of end point security, governance and horizon scanning (deep fakes, AI and convergence). Click through the image above to reach the recording of the webinar.

CONXTD Thinking with Pauline Norstrom April 2020 (recorded pre-lockdown 2020).This week, Chris and Tom speak to Pauline Norstrom, Founder and CEO of Anekanta Consulting, an innovation company specialised in AI, ethics and governance in the defence and security sectors. Pauline talks about her role in the marketisation and adoption of digital based recording, a groundbreaking step in the development of video recording in today’s security landscape. We also hear of her influence on the standardisation and regulation of the security industry in her tenure at the BSIA as the Chair of the Board. She also talks of her passion for motorsport and her success in experimental vegan cooking.

Interview with Holly Grace Williams, Managing Director of Secarma Ltd, January 2020
According to the BSIA’s report on CCTV surveillance, there is approximately 6 million cameras in the UK. But who owns these cameras and how is the data being stored and used? Pauline Norstrom, the Founder & CEO of a boutique consultancy focusing on technology for video surveillance, joins us to discuss facial recognition and the future of AI in the industry.


British Security Industry Association Annual AGM and Luncheon 2015 – Chair’s annual address to the Membership


British Security Industry Association Annual AGM and Luncheon 2014 – Chair’s annual address to the Membership


British Security Industry Association CCTV Statistics Launch – Pauline Norstrom discusses the public perception of CCTV