John Davies is the Managing Director of Pervade Software, an award-winning independent software vendor with strong roots in the capital of Wales. John is a Welsh speaker and is also the Co-founder and Chair of the South Wales Cyber Security Cluster, the largest cluster of its kind in the UK, pro-actively supporting the UK National Cyber Security Strategy to make the UK the safest place to do business in cyberspace. John is a member of the Executive Committee of Airbus Group Endeavr Wales, a joint venture between Airbus, Welsh Government and Universities in the role of Small Business Champion and is committed to helping to close the skills gap in cyber security by participating on the Curriculum Advisory Boards of both the University of South Wales and Cardiff University and regularly runs sessions for the National Cyber Security Academy. He is a certified GDPR Practitioner has recently been invited onto the Steering Committee of the GDPR Alliance committed to ensuring that businesses are aware of and compliant with the new EU data protection laws. Leveraging his military background, John plays an active role in helping military personnel and their families as the Chairman of the Regional Employer Engagement Group for the Armed Forces in Wales as well as raising money for armed forces charities through his passion for cycling.