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Poppy Gustafsson OBE
CEO at Darktrace


Poppy is CEO of Darktrace, which under her leadership has reached a $1.65 billion valuation in under five years, was named Europe’s 9th ‘Fastest Growing European Company’ by The Financial Times, and named ‘Fastest Growing Super Scale-up’ by Tech Tour. Poppy is a qualified chartered accountant and previously served as the company’s CFO. Prior to Darktrace, Poppy held financial controller positions in the technology and venture capital sector. She was the winner of the ‘Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Awards 2019,’ and recognized in Management Today’s ‘30 Women under 35’ list in 2018, whose alumnae include Martha Lane Fox and Karen Blackett. In the Birthday Honours 2019, Poppy was awarded an OBE in recognition of her services to cybersecurity.

Agenda Sessions

  • Cyber Security and the Future of Work