Sarah Armstrong-Smith

AI Speaker & Author

Sarah Armstrong-Smith is a leading authority within the cybersecurity industry, best known for becoming the Chief Security Advisor at Microsoft. Having been appointed in 2020, Sarah has already transformed the organisational practices, she is utilising her previous industry to push the boundaries of the world-renowned organisation. Recognised on the ComputerWeekly longlist of the UK’s Most Influential Tech Leaders, Sarah is now highly sought-after to share her specialist knowledge and experiences at events internationally. When looking to hire a passionate technology speaker, look no further than Sarah today.

An inspiration to audiences globally, Sarah has secured numerous high-profile roles throughout her illustrious career, including becoming the Group Head of Business Resilience & Crisis Manager at The London Stock Exchange Group, and the Head of Continuity & Resilience, Enterprise & Cyber Security at Fujitsu. In 2020, Sarah was selected to become the Chief Security Advisor in Microsoft’s Europe sector, a role which allows her to develop the company’s digital transformation and cloud adoption. Admired for her career-driven mentality, Sarah’s professionalism has been recognised by being named in the Top 30 Female Cybersecurity Leaders by SC Media and becoming a finalist for the Cyber Citizen of the Year by The National Cyber Awards in recent years.

What sets Sarah apart is her work on multiple major cyber security incidents, including the Millenium Bug. Esteemed for learning on the job throughout these difficult scenarios, she has become well respected for her professionalism and ability to work under pressure. Keen to share her expertise with audiences globally, Sarah released her debut publication ‘Effective Crisis Management’ in 2022 and has most recently published ‘Understand the Cyber Attacker Mindset’, two books which aim to educate audiences on a wide range of important topics. As one of the most influential women in cyber security, Sarah has become a must-see speaker for audiences working within a wide range of industries.

A leading authority in her field, Sarah Armstrong-Smith is now highly sought-after to attend speaking engagements internationally. In her speeches, Sarah shares the importance of the human aspects of technology, as well as explains why effective crisis management is crucial for a business to succeed in today’s workplace environment. Her commitment to the industry has earned her the recognition of being named a ‘Distinguished Speaker’ by Microsoft, whilst also becoming one of the Most Influential Women in UK Tech and one of the Most Influential Women in Cyber Security.