Sofitel, Singapore City Centre

Speakers for the 3rd CISO 360 Asia & Oceania – Singapore 2023  

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The 2023 international speaker panel includes

A background of exercising top security protocols in banking and insurance, Anuprita Daga was CISO at Reliance Life Insurance and Reliance Capital Limited before her current position at YES Bank. Daga’s exercise ranges from business development, operations management and pre-sales to Management Information Systems.

In Arran’s current role as Director of Detection & Response at WithSecure, he is responsible for the technical development and service output of WithSecure Countercept, a world leading Managed Detection & Response (MDR) service. Currently, this involves constantly refining and improving Countercept’s MDR offering to ensure consistent detection of the most advanced threats. During his time at WithSecure, now more than 6 years, Arran has led the response to countless incidents involving a variety of threat actors and differing levels of attack sophistication.

Outside work, you can find Arran pursuing his main interest, jogging through the parks and streets of East London.

Bo is the Founder and Managing Director of AI Club Asia, an AI-dedicated ecosystem engaging different stakeholders in AI and focusing on leading-edge AI applications & deployment solutions across various industries to facilitate AI innovations and implementation across borders between Europe & Asia. She has worked in different leading roles in MNCs such as Alcatel-Lucent, L‘Oréal, Procter & Gamble, and LVMH Group in Europe and the Asia Pacific. She has led various projects in EMEA and APAC regions, including but not limited to digital transformation & change management globally and regionally. Bo has been the mentor, start-up coach & judge for different competitions, and she is passionate about empowering the young generations in AI with different leading initiatives and programs launched by AI Club Asia. Bo is currently the Chair of the Tech Committee and the Board Director of Belgium Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, and an active member of different European – Asian AI & hi-tech communities in Asia & Europe. Bo holds a Master’s Degree from Ecole de Management Grenoble, France, and an Executive Program Certificate in Leadership & Negotiation from Harvard University, Boston, USA.

Chris, now based in Kuala Lumpur following a decade of success in Europe; balances expanding HANDD’s APAC profile with continuing to oversee a successful Sales, Consultancy and Service Delivery outfit across EMEA and beyond.

With previous Sales and Management role experience both within the HANDD organisation and other UK IT Security firms, Chris’ career has been closely entwined with the Data Security, Data Exchange and Managed File Transfer areas since graduating from Brighton University.

Chris and his team have developed close working relationships with technology leaders at major corporations in sectors such as Finance, Manufacturing & Energy providing expert and often impartial advice when it comes to keeping data safe and moving it in a secure manner. Chris is a self-taught expert in secure file movement, having worked closely with almost all major vendors across this space over his tenure at HANDD Business Solutions.

Damir Savanovic is a Cloud Controls Lead at WTW, leading a team of subject matter experts to address cloud security in a global financial institution.

As a security evangelist and subject matter expert in the areas of security governance, risk and compliance, data protection with over 19 years of experience in cyber security, he has vast experience and knowledge of cyber security and privacy standards, laws and regulations.

Damir worked as a Senior Innovation Analyst and Program Manager at Cloud Security Alliance, CISO and IT Quality Manager in SKB, Société Générale Group, and as a Head of IT Risk Advisory at EY. Damir graduated from University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) in Information Technology and holds CCSK, CISM, CISA and ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor certifications.

A French and Swiss citizen, Dimitri Chichlo started his career in Ukraine in 2004, then moved to Switzerland in 2009, working mainly for international financial institutions in the fields of operational risk and cybersecurity. In 2017, he completed an Executive MBA at INSEAD. In 2019, he joined the Supervisory board of Ukreximbank, the third largest and state-owned bank in Ukraine, as vice-chairman and chair of the Operations and Digital Committee, where he remained until May 2023. In 2020, he founded his consultancy practice in cybersecurity and digital transformation, AndSecure. Since February 24th, 2022, he is actively involved into providing humanitarian support to Ukraine. He currently lives in Geneva.

The next phase of my working life I am becoming a “River Guide” for leaders who are looking to inject multi Unicorn exit knowledge into their company at a price point that suits you. I can coach leadership teams or act as a safe pair of hands for any Executive. I have a passion for helping people develop and their success is more important that monetary reward. I am a strong Board member and Executive with more than two decades of experience in global CISO, CIO and COO roles, I work with all sized companies in translating business strategy into target operating models that transform and ready a business for the next level of growth, acquisition integration or purchase. Advising a number of leading global organisations, I have deep knowledge in the processes and structures required for scaling teams – at pace. Voted as one of New Zealand’s top CIO’s for three years running and runner up in CIO of the year. My specialism is deeply understanding how to grow companies globally with velocity. I have been a Global CIO for a $1 Billion FinTECH private sale and a $1 Billion MedTech IPO, I have COO experience in a global leading SaaS company. I am experienced in the entire company lifecycle from Sales, Product Management, Engineering, Customer Success, Implementation & Consulting, Customer Support and IT. I have been fortunate to work in exceptional companies with over 10 years top level consultancy experience (KPMG), 8 years as a Global CIO and 2 years as a Global COO. I have over 24 years of Cyber experience and have working in several industries such as Software, Payments, Military, FinTech, MedTech, Education, Banking, Oil & Gas and Government, mainly as a consultant. My consulting experience allows me to look at problems pragmatically and using decades of analysis experience to provide solutions. I have an energetic leadership style is based on dedication, good humor, openness, trust and respect; driving for results and delivering improvement. I have been told I am an excellent communicator with staff, colleagues, and stakeholders to Board and national levels. I am direct in my responses but fair and constructive in my criticism. I don’t believe is massaging peoples ego’s and prefer to work on solutions to problems. I have been a Chairman of leading Executives tackling country wide issues, I also act in an advisory Board member to validate strategies and provide plans to maximise value creation. I have also been involved in buying and selling many companies (over 20) completing and reviewing due diligence reports.

Derek is an experienced leader with over 20 years of professional experience in cyber security and risk management. He is currently the CISO for Deliveroo, where he is developing and implementing a security strategy and roadmap to support the company’s ambitious goals.  Prior to Deliveroo, Derek was the Chief Security Officer for TalkTalk, where he joined post their cyber attack in 2015 to rebuild the brand and protect TalkTalk’s critical infrastructure, assets, and customer data. He is also currently the CISO Advisor for Square Enix West, where he is helping build and steer their cyber security programme, and on the Advisory Panel for AND Digital overseeing their Cyber Security strategy.

Previously, Derek was the Global Head of Security and Risk Management (CISO) at Electronic Arts (EA) where he led a large, global team to protect EA’s intellectual property and sensitive data. Prior to EA, he spent over 6 years at Deloitte where he managed and performed a multitude of information security and risk management engagements for global Fortune 500 companies across various industries.

Dr. Eduardo Solana is Senior Lecturer of Cryptography and Security at the University of Geneva. Amongst others, Dr. Solana has worked for IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was Global Subject Matter Expert for authentication solutions. He has more than twenty five years of experience in the fields of cryptography and information security both in the private sector and the academia. Dr. Solana is a deeply experienced security practitioner, technical writer and regular speaker at the most relevant conferences and symposia in the field. During his extensive career, he has provided consulting services to multinational organizations and states in security related issues.

As the Chief Information Security Officer at DSP Asset Managers, Fal is responsible for ensuring the security and integrity of the organization’s information assets and systems. He oversees the development and implementation of cyber security policies, processes, and best practices, as well as the management of information security audits, risk assessments, business continuity planning, and disaster recovery drills. Fal also leads and mentors a team of information security professionals, fostering a culture of security awareness and excellence.

With over 18 years of experience in the IT and cyber security field, Fal has a proven track record of delivering innovative and effective solutions for various business needs and challenges. He has achieved multiple certifications and honours, such as Certified Cloud Security Professional, 100 Top CISOs, and keynote speaker at The European Information Security Summit. Fal’s mission is to leverage his techno-managerial acumen and domain expertise to drive tangible organizational growth objectives and protect the organization from cyber threats.

JJ currently serves as Security Awareness Advocate for the APAC region for KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness and simulated phishing platform.
She has mastered the art of communication and influence with 25+ years of experience as a conduit between people and technology. Previously, JJ led a successful cybersecurity education and awareness program that changed behaviour and created a security culture.
Her insights on the human condition and how to engage at all levels in this space are invaluable. JJ is not your usual presenter; you will enjoy her energy and ability to create links with people and technology.

Respected and leading CISO, awarded the CISO of the year for 2019 in Luxembourg,  Sentinel CISO Global 2020, EU CISO 2020,  and recently Ambassador of the year 2021 in Luxembourg. Versatile and innovative Cybersecurity professional with emphasis on cyber security risk management, policies and procedures creation, IT/IS security, IT Operations, audit, risk mitigation, business process improvement, IT governance. Passionate about participation and encouragement of women in cybersecurity and in STEM programs.

Prior to current role, served as the Senior Operational Risk and ISO manager for another EU Institution. Earlier in career, managed IT Audit and Compliance for Sobey’s, one of the two national grocery retailers in Canada and Audit, Corporate Development, M&A and growth strategies and IT Audit for George Weston, one of the Canada’s largest publicly traded food processing and distribution companies.

Kawin has over 20 years of experience across business management and information technology and security roles, with expertise in building information security programs across the North America and Asia region. He has previously served as Chief Cyber Technologist at Booz Allen Hamilton, CEO of Cybertron in Thailand and Managing Director, APAC at Qualys. Kawin has dedicated his free time serving as co-founder and Executive Committee Member on the (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter. Recently, he is also the co-founder of the Singapore CIO Network (SCION), a group that strives to build a community of like-minded information and cybersecurity professionals in Singapore. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Master’s degree in Business Management and Systems from New York University and had performed his Ph.D. studies and research at Singapore Management University.

Leong Boon is currently the Head of IT Security at NUS Information Technology, responsible for security governance, risk management, security operations, incident response and user awareness across the entire University.
He has 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, with a keen interest in security incident handling and response. During his 12 years in NUS, he has led many investigations for major cybersecurity incidents, including an APT attack on local universities in 2017.
As a passionate advocate of the subject, he is also an adjunct instructor at Advanced Computing for Executives (ACE) under NUS School of Computing, and a mentor for cybersecurity startups with the ICE71 Accelerate Programme. He also enjoys speaking and has presented at major security conferences such as RSA Conference.

Leong Boon is an alumnus of NUS, having graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering. In 2021, he received the CSO30 ASEAN Award, recognizing him as one of the top 30 senior cybersecurity executives in the region.

A recovering Silicon Valley lawyer turned Singapore ecosystem builder, Linda was formerly the Programme Head of ICE71 (“Innovation Cybersecurity Ecosystem at BLOCK71”), the region’s first cybersecurity entrepreneur hub.

She is currently Director of the AI Competence Center (Asia) and Head of Ecosystem & Partnerships for German Entrepreneurship Asia.

German Entrepreneurship Asia is a leading global innovation provider specialized in building collaboration structures between governments, corporates, investors and start-ups in major innovation hubs around the world.

At the AI Competence Center (an initiative funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action of Germany), we help empower AI innovators and foster a global AI ecosystem.

I am a passionate leader with over 15 years of experience in the field of Information and Cyber Security. My genuine enthusiasm and energy for this industry fuel my drive to protect organizations from evolving threats and foster a culture of security.

With a strong technical and business background, I have operated on strategic, tactical, and operational levels, enabling me to understand and address security challenges from multiple perspectives. I firmly believe in the value of transparency, open communication, and continuous learning, as they are essential in building robust security programs.

My leadership approach emphasizes factual decision-making, persistence, and effective execution. I thrive on delivering tangible results that positively impact organizations, helping them navigate the complex landscape of cyber threats and compliance requirements.

One of my key strengths lies in my ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders at all levels. I tailor my communication style to suit diverse audiences, making technical concepts accessible and actionable. By fostering collaboration and understanding, I ensure that security initiatives align with business objectives and garner support from key stakeholders.

Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of positively influencing people and organizations. I take great pride in guiding teams toward achieving their full potential and creating a security-conscious culture that safeguards critical assets.

If you are looking for a dedicated and results-driven CISO who values continuous improvement and is committed to securing your organization’s future, I invite you to connect with me. Let’s collaborate and strengthen our collective defenses against cyber threats.

Head of Poste Italiane CERT. It works in the field of information security and network for more than twenty years’ experience gained in international environments.

In the security area he was involved in encryption design and network security, also working in complex infrastructure like mobile and 3G networks.

He has collaborated with several magazines in the computer industry as a journalist contributing to the dissemination of issues related to security and legal technical aspects.

Teaching Security, since 2005, at the Master in Network Security of the Sapienza University.

Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) since 2004 and promoter of technological innovation, collaborates with several start-ups in Italy and abroad.

Lady Olga Maitland, Founder, Defense and Security Forum and Chairman, Copenhagen Compliance – has wide experience in all major Governance, risk Management and Compliance issues in general and global Fraud and Corruption problems in particular. She is a special adviser to a number of dignitaries and a widely sought after speaker at all Major Conferences on several Corporate Governance issues. Lady Olga is a former British MP for the Conservative party. Prior to her political career she was a reporter for the Fleet Street News Agency, a columnist in the London.

An experienced Senior Leader & Corporate Executive, Security & Risk Professional, Ray is a globally acknowledged and well-known thought leader; recognised and highly respected as someone who delivers. Ray has sat on global programmes for the World Economic Forum on Cyber Resilience and the Advisory Board for the Information Security Forum. Ray has held Group CISO/CSO & EVP roles for BT, National Grid, Interoute, Redwood Technologies and Airbus UK.  He has been fortunate enough to have held global accountability, ranging from consultancy, through to design, build and run of managed services; including full profit and loss ownership for multiple business lines, while combining this experience with protection of Critical National Infrastructure in the Energy and Communications industries.

Runli, CISSP, CISM, PhD in Artificial Intelligence, is the CISO (Corporate) at Worldr, a global technology company enabling enterprises to continue using their existing collaboration platforms whilst meeting ever-evolving and complex cybersecurity, privacy and data sovereignty challenges. Runli is evolving the cyber resilience strategy of the business as Worldr grows rapidly in the UK and the Americas.

Prior to joining Worldr, Runli was the CISO of Gett, a global ground transportation platform. She was also the Global Head of Digital Cybersecurity Initiatives at Marsh McLennan, a Fortune 500 global professional services firm. She is an experienced transformational leader who enjoys problem solving and building cyber security functions from the ground up leveraging emerging technologies. She is passionate about supporting women in cyber and tech initiatives.


Peter Kobs brings more than 20 years of B2B sales experience to his role at RiskRecon. Before joining RiskRecon, Kobs served as the CRO for FireMon from 2016 – 2018, was the Vice President of Global Accounts at CommVault since April 2015, and prior to that held the title Vice President of America Sales at the same company.

Throughout his career, Mr. Kobs has led high-performance sales organizations at B2B enterprise companies including McAfee, Pedestal Software, KVS, Informatica, Allaire and Platinum Technology. Mr. Kobs holds a B.A in political science from Loyola University Chicago.

Phoram Mehta is the CISO for PayPal’s Asia-Pacific region. A seasoned professional and technical leader with over two decades in Information Security, Mr. Mehta has been instrumental in building secure technology solutions for multiple companies across a spectrum of sectors including financial services, healthcare, telecommunication, and government in North America and Asia-Pacific regions.

Mr. Mehta also oversees PayPal’s  Technology and Information program for Latin America. He currently serves on the board of Washington DC based Cyber Risk Institute, has served ISACA Singapore as chapter President and advises cybersecurity startups in Singapore, India and US.

Mr. Mehta is an active participant in Cybersecurity forums across Asia-Pacific and North America.

Dr Leivesley has experience in catastrophic risk, global media commentary, government and private sector incidents, exercising and advising on loss prevention and recovery. Her prime focus is on the protection of life and critical infrastructure from extreme threats. She has worked with global USA corporations on risk strategy for catastrophic incidents using exercises with Boards and facilitating executive meetings. In 2021 she presented to the Baker Institute, Rice University on vulnerabilities in the energy sector and nuclear conflict risks in the South and East China seas. In 2015 she presented to the Electrical Infrastructure Security Council’s conference in the Capitol Building on Black Swan risks.

Dr Leivesley Chairs the Permanent Monitoring Panel for Mitigation of Catastrophic Risk for the WFS (CERN) and has led 12 remote multinational science meetings on Covid-19 Mitigation and the Panel has also met on Engineering for Resilience in Infrastructure; Nuclear Conflict Mitigation Risk Management and Planetary Defence against Near Earth Objects (NEOs).

Communicator since 2001 on many international television news outputs including BBC World Service describing live international and UK incidents and all major forms of threat – cyber, terrorism, aviation, Polonium-210 and Novichok poisonings, Chechen terrorist Beslan child hostages, security issue with Iran, DPRK, USA Presidential security, Covid-19, and unexplained incidents such as MH370 leading to media stories in all countries on novel concept of cyber hijack as new risk in civil aviation.

Dr Leivesley received Scientific Advisory Training from the British Home Office to become a Scientific Advisor for national survival from nuclear, chemical and biological weapons effects and in the Cold War she held an appointment as a Scientific Advisor for operations in civilian nuclear bunkers under London.

PhD London University on catastrophic risk across all industry sectors, awarded in field of Economics. Innovator of technological solutions to improvised terrorist devices for chemical and explosives weapon’s effects. Specialist in CBRN for the British Register of Security Engineers and Specialists RSES, Member 25 years of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI) and Member of the Royal United Services Institute, Member of the Australian College of Education.

Sounil Yu is the CISO and Head of Research at JupiterOne. He created the Cyber Defense Matrix and the DIE Triad, which are reshaping approaches to cybersecurity. He’s a Board Member of the FAIR Institute; co-chairs Art into Science: A Conference on Defense; is a visiting fellow at GMU Scalia Law School’s National Security Institute; teaches at Yeshiva University; and advises many startups. Sounil previously served as the CISO-in-Residence at YL Ventures and Chief Security Scientist at Bank of America. Before Bank of America, he helped improve information security at several Fortune 100 companies and Federal Government agencies. Sounil has over 20 granted patents and was recognized as one of the most influential people in security in 2020 by Security Magazine, Influencer of the Year in 2021 by SC Awards, and a 2021 Top 10 CISO by Black Unicorn Awards. He has an MS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a BS in Electrical Engineering and a BA in Economics from Duke University.

As Ground Labs co-founder, Stephen Cavey leads a global team empowering enterprise partners to discover, manage and secure sensitive data across their organizations. Stephen has deep security domain expertise with a focus on electronic payments and data security compliance. He is a frequent speaker at industry events such as PrivSec Global, and his expert analysis has been featured in media outlets including the Financial Times, Entrepreneur, SiliconANGLE, among others. He is also a member of the Entrepreneur Leadership Network and Forbes Technology Council. Prior to Ground Labs, Stephen held leadership positions at Paycorp, an integrated electronic payments solution provider owned by KKR. Stephen also served in engineering roles with Webpay, a payment services provider later acquired by Fidelity, and Webtel, an early Australian ISP.

Steve is CISO at The Global Fund – to defeat HIV, TB and malaria and ensure a healthier, safer, equitable future for all. He is responsible for cyber security strategy, cyber resilience, digital innovation across private, public sector and non-profits focusing healthcare and education. Passionate for advancing entrepreneurship and innovation in cyber security, frontier innovation technologies, web3, blockchain, AI, advanced encryption and quantum. Voluntarily support education for the University of Geneva SDG Olympiads / Summer School to seek global youth leaders, to solve local problems through grassroots open innovation and sustainable social business models involving sport and nutrition and scaling up UN sustainability development goals awareness across “Global South”.  Fund raising for non-profits, schools, charities, universities and social impact programs. Supporting under privileged for a world with greater equity, social inclusion and planetary health. Previously a former Government Cyber Security / Information Assurance advisor for the protection of national critical infrastructures.

Tarun is a seasoned professional with 23+ years of ‘exclusive’ experience in areas covering Cyber / Information Security, IT Risk Management, Data Protection and Privacy.  In his leadership roles, he has had the distinction of building Cyber Security capabilities (people, process & technology) grounds up for organizations (with extensive experience in managing large teams).

Currently he is CISO with a large global automobile major.  In his past roles, he has been Director – Cyber Security with Big 4 firm; Global CISO with a leading global Business Process Management (BPM) organization & General Manager – Global Security Services with a large global IT Services organization

Tarun has extensively been involved in providing Cyber / Information Security services to domestic (India) and international clients representing broad industry sectors.  He brings a 360 degree experience in Cyber / Information Security as a Provider (Consulting) and Consumer (as CISO) of services.  He has extensive experience in establishing Road-Map and Investments for Cyber / Information Security, Security Governance and IT Risk Management practices.  His proficiency covers Cyber Security Strategy & Roadmap, Governance, Risk, Compliance & Controls, Threat & Vulnerability Management, Operations, Data Privacy and Business Continuity

Tarun brings in experience of playing an effective change agent by managing cross-functional teams to deploy Cyber / Information Security programs (enterprise-wide) and maturing them

He has been recognized with various industry honours (in India) viz., Visionary CISO Award 2022; Top 100 Infosec Maestros Award 2021, 2014; Top 100 Defenders Award 2020; Top 100 CISO Award 2014, 2012.  He brings worldly recognized credentials of CRISC, CISM, CISA, CISSP and ISO27001 LA

More than two decades of professional experience in information management and governance, with particular focus on information security, risk management and assurance for large multilateral public sector organizations with global presence. Actively contributing to inter-organizational working groups for establishing policies, standards, and guidelines in the area of information security, personal data protection, awareness programs, risk analysis and metrics. Conducting research in cryptography, data protection regulation, and risk management. I’ve started professional career in information technology in the year of the release of Mosaic Web browser, Intel Pentium CPU, Microsoft Windows NT, Debian Linux, Doom computer game… Since the Internet bubble, teaching computer science and telecommunications courses as adjunct faculty at Computer Science Department of Webster University in Geneva. Actively contributing to academic program advancement as a member of the Scientific Committee for Advanced Studies in Information Security at the Department of Management Studies of the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences at the University of Geneva. Advocating advancement in information security as an author in journals and as a speaker at professional conferences.

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