Marcus Alldrick, CISO Luminary
Born at a very early age and growing up in a culture where cyber was a prefix for anything automated, menacing and malevolent (how history has a tendency of repeating itself), Marcus entered the world of Data Processing as it was known back then after graduating from university. Lured by the flashing console lights (it was also the disco era), the whirl of the magnetic tape and the click clack of the keypunch machine (TSO was still a dream), Marcus became a COBOL programmer, becoming prolific in Michael Jackson’s structured programming methodology (who would have known what future lay ahead for Michael). Having moved into analysis and then data architecture Marcus became the first devolved Information Risk and Security Manager for Barclaycard. After seven years in that role he moved banks and became Head of Information Security for Abbey National plc, now Santander UK. After six years at Abbey and a move into consulting for a large UK utilities company Marcus joined KPMG as a Principal Advisor. Eighteen months later he joined Lloyd’s of London as its CISO and subsequently became its Head of Digital Risk Management and Compliance, also embracing responsibility for data protection and privacy, during his 10 years tenure there. Having worked in IT for over 40 years, specialising in information risk, protection, security and compliance for the latter 27 years or so, Marcus decided to leave full-time corporate life and move to the South Coast of England in mid-2017, ever the seafaring Fisherman’s Friend. As well as being a proud member of the Pulse Conferences family, Marcus now undertakes advisory engagements, provides pro bono consulting and volunteering services.
Meyli Chapin, Founder and CEO, Trauma Brace (U.S.)
Meyli is a Stanford graduate whose career has spanned consulting and technology, first at Bain and then Google. After spending 17 hours in a terrorist attack while traveling for business, she dealt with heavy fallout in the form of PTSD. Once having overcome PTSD herself, she began to focus on helping others heal. She created an app called Trauma Brace that is actively treating PTSD sufferers across the globe. As the CEO of Brace, Meyli oversees Research and Development, Product Implementation and Marketing. She has also published a book about her experience, called Terrorist Attack Girl, and she often speaks about the intersection between mental health and technology.
“In January of 2019, I was trapped in a hotel room in the DusitD2 in Nairobi for 17 long hours while Al-Shabaab terrorists attacked the property. I was completely alone and certain I was going to die. However, thanks to the incomprehensibly brave men who fought to get us out, led by now-retired SAS operator Christian Craighead, hundreds of us were extracted to safety. After the attack, though, PTSD made me so miserable that I started to wish I had died after all. Aside from the terrorist attack itself, PTSD is the hardest thing I have ever dealt with in my life. So many of us know those stories about extraordinary resilience. Or at least we think we do. But what we usually know is actually just a tiny fraction of the story, a beginning and an end: This person went through something terrible, and now they are amazing. This story is the middle. It’s the nightmares and the flashbacks and the million times I wanted to quit trying, at therapy, at relationships, at life. It’s the dark, ugly truth that we usually try to keep locked away because it’s so painful and embarrassing to drag it into the light. But I wanted to pay tribute to all the other people who are struggling or who have ever struggled. And the only way to do that is to tell the whole truth, middle included, and offer that little bit of empathy, and the flicker of hope. The tunnel may be incredibly long, it may feel bleak and gruelling and insurmountable, but at the end of it, there is light.”
Sounil Yu, CISO and Head of Research, JupiterOne (U.S.)
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.
Michael Colao, Global Chief Underwriting Officer – Direct and Indirect Cyber Risks, AXA XL (UK)
Experienced CSO/CISO with than 20 years experience in financial services. Has a strong side-interest in computer forensics and in the management of digital evidence. Graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1987 where he studied Mathematics and Computer Science. He has since lived in three continents and has lectured globally on security technology issues. Since 1996 has been working in Security and Technology in Financial Services primarily in London.
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Alan was formerly Group CISO at Babcock International, UK CSO at CSC and T-Systems, an Associate Partner at IBM Security, and served in the Royal Air Force for 21 years.
Mr. Ohanian is the Information Security Officer for Los Angeles (LA) County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), the largest child welfare institution in the nation. He has 20 years of experience in information technology, cybersecurity and defense strategies, risk management, forensics, privacy, compliance, cloud security, business continuity, and software engineering in the private and public sectors. Before DCFS, he served as the first Information Security and Privacy Officer at LA County Counsel. He established an Information Security and Privacy program and ensured compliance with legal mandates.
As a scholarly-practitioner, visionary, and innovative Information Security Officer, Mr. Ohanian has architected and implemented cybersecurity and privacy programs from the ground up, interwoven cybersecurity into the business culture, creating a security-conscious enterprise, and assertively achieved the organization’s mission of service excellence through outstanding leadership, governance, strategic planning, business acumen, and cost-saving transformation initiatives.
Mr. Ohanian is an active member of various Cybersecurity taskforce and workgroups, leads and oversees the Countywide Risk Management Cybersecurity Team responsible for developing and implementing administrative, technical, and tactical strategies to assess and reduce cybersecurity risks to County information assets.
Mr. Ohanian has been a keynote speaker and panel member in numerous private and public sector conferences. He is a Ph.D. Dissertation Committee Member for Cybersecurity using Artificial Intelligence at Center for Information Systems & Technology Claremont Graduate University.
Mr. Ohanian has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Cal Poly Pomona (magna cum laude) and obtained his dual Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity and Business Administration at the University of Maryland (UMUC). He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology program.
A life-long hacker and highly experienced security executive, Alyssa Miller has a passion for security which she advocates to fellow business leaders and industry audiences both as a high-level cyber security professional and through her presence in the security community. She blends a unique mix of technical expertise and executive experience to bridge the gap that can often form between security practitioners and business leaders. Her goal is to change the way we look at the security of our interconnected way of life and focus attention on defending privacy and cultivating trust.
Alyssa has always had a driving curiosity to understand how technology works and how existing technologies can be hacked to function in new ways. At the young age of 12, Alyssa got her start by taking a job as a paper carrier to save up enough money to buy her first computer. From the time she brought that computer home from Best Buy, she has taught herself new skills and pushed the capabilities of digital technologies.
A native of Milwaukee, Alyssa began her IT career as a programmer for a Wisconsin based provider of financial software and services. Her passion for security quickly shaped her career as she moved into a leadership role within the ethical hacking team, conducting penetration testing and application assessments along with her team.
Later, Alyssa would expand her view of the security industry by moving into consulting. With her programming background, Alyssa was able to focus her efforts on Application Security. Her continued role as a leader in multiple consulting organizations allowed her to work with high level business leaders to address security at a strategic level.
Today, Alyssa directs the security strategy for S&P Global Ratings as Business Information Security Officer (BISO), connecting corporate security objectives to business initiatives. Additionally, she shares her message about evolving the way people think about and approach security, privacy and trust through speaking engagements at various conferences and other events. When not engaged in security research and advocacy, she is also an accomplished soccer referee, guitarist and photographer.
Aubrey Turner has extensive background successfully delivering strategic, enterprise cyber security solutions to Fortune 1000 companies that addresses business problems, strengthens organizations, reduces risk and delivers positive business outcomes. Aubrey has demonstrated rapport and consensus building with key stakeholders. Additionally, he has proven leadership, communication, management, collaboration and sales skills. Aubrey’s background is comprised of the following:
- 20 years of cyber security experience comprising
- Over 12 years in identity access management starting in the early 2000’s through the present (Deloitte/FishNet Security/Optiv/Ping Identity)
- Five years of experience in data security (governance/DLP) and privacy
- Multi-domain experience also includes risk management, BCP/DRP, network/software security, application security, threat and vulnerability management
- 20 years of customer facing strategic advisory consulting, implementation and solution sales experience
- Experience covering financial services, healthcare, retail, software, telecom and other sectors
- Hold the following certifications: CISSP, CIPP, CISA and CRISC
Barry has over 30 years’ experience in energy, finance, public sector and is an internationally recognized cyber security expert and advisor. Most recently, Barry was the Cyber security advisor for Scottish Power’s Offshore renewables, where he was responsible for the security management, operations and maintenance of their European offshore windfarms, working with multinational teams primarily in the UK, Germany and Spain. He was also part of the Industry Advisory Group for the Cyber Essential Scheme in conjunction with UK’s Department of Business, Energy and Industry Strategy; and as are research advisor to the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology(POST) on Big data, Ethics and privacy. He has also written a number or articles and is currently working on two forthcoming books.
Bev Allen is an information security professional with more than 30 years of experience in delivering operational and strategic privacy, information security and information risk management, including the development and delivery of security and privacy policies, standards, and security training, in a variety of culturally diverse organisations and industries. Currently working with tools to analyse and produce data-based metrics and management reporting, using that data to measure and monitor control performance and gaps, underpin and drive corrective action for security control failures, and to support information security assurance reviews.
Carole has worked in the world of Information Security since the turn of the century, first in Royal Mail as the Compliance, Communications and Awareness manager for the whole Group, having spent the 20 years ‘learning the business inside out’. She then spent 6 years at Prudential Group Head Office working on group-wide Information Security compliance. Carole then worked at BMJ Publishing Group as their Information Governance and Data Protection Lead. She joined Metro Bank in May 2019 as Information Security Manager – Awareness and Behaviour Change.
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. 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.
Dr. Eduardo Solana is Senior Lecturer of Cryptography and Security at the University of Geneva. Amongst others, he has worked for IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was Global Subject Matter Expert for authentication solutions. He has 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.
IT and cyber security became my unavoidable destiny after falling into this world post-degree. Whilst my knowledge back then extended to ‘you need to shake the mouse to wake your PC up’, I am pleased to say that my 8 years in the industry have seen me come a long way!
Having started at a Chinese SaaS company I was quick to learn about cultural differences, never more so than when I was placed in Copenhagen with a team of Chinese colleagues with pressured and ambitious deadlines. I was defiant in proving that this would be an important experience. I embraced the international cuisine and work ethic and after a rather dubious taxi ride across Shanghai that I would sooner rather forget – I was confident that I had ticked the ‘try different foods’ bucket list box!
Currently serving as Group CIO of Petrofac (FTSE 250) and In this remit, i am leading the Digital transformation of the Company, building best in class Cyber capabilities and develop Digital products to deliver better business outcomes for Customers . I am also driving the Cloud transformation program in the Company where we are upgrading our technology landscape (1000+ Applications) and also implementing ERP Fusion Cloud. I am leading a Global team of 500 IT professionals to support a global work force of 12000 employees based across US to Asia Pacific.
Before joining Petrofac, i spent 13 years with General Electric (GE) where I had an accelerated and diverse career with experience in multiple international executive leadership roles in Cybersecurity, Digital transformation and Technology space. My most recent role at GE was heading Cybersecurity practice for GE International regions ($60B revenue) as a CISO with a team of 100 employees.
George is a graduate of GE IT leadership program (ITLP), GE Six Sigma Black Belt program and graduate of GE Corporate Audit Staff (CAS), a fast track Executive leadership program of GE
George is an International speaker on multiple Cyber Security conferences including IBM Think 2020, Microsoft Ignite 2019, RSA 2022.
George is also Board of Advisor for IBM Security, Continuity Software and Seed Group.
A former entrepreneur in the Cloud Native space, Gerald Crescione is one of the founders of the open source driftclt tool, and recently joined the DevRel team at Snyk, leading Program Management and the active community of Snyk Ambassadors.
Gérald Vernez studied geology, meteorology and then security policy. After a first career as an engineer and risk manager in industry, he joined the General Staff of the Swiss Armed Forces in 1996. He prepared and trained the Federal Crisis Staff for the Y2K problem, planned the Command & Control organization of the armed forces and developed the Information Operations area. In 2009 he became Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Joint Staff and in 2011 Deputy Director for the development of the first national strategy for the protection of Switzerland against cyber risks. As the Chief of the Armed Forces’ delegate for cyberdefence since 2013, he planned and coordinated the development of this area. In 2016, while leading the task force that managed the cyberattack against RUAG, he became the DDPS delegate for cyberdefence for which he developed and implemented the first cyberdefence action plan in 2017, ensured its revision in 2018, and then led the development of the new strategy in force since 2021. Expert and trainer in security policy for our digitally mutating society, Gérald Vernez is founder and director of the digiVolution Foundation (www.digivolution.swiss), a new force for strategic thinking and action created at the end of 2020.
A successful senior Chief Information Security Officer and Operational Risk Director with a proven track record in multi-cultural and multi-national organisations. Able to bridge technical and business disciplines and communicate at all levels. Extensive knowledge of Information Security, Cyber Security, Physical Security, BCDR, Operational Risk, Crisis Management, Data Protection, Financial Crime and Compliance. The first 16 years of Graham’s career were spent in the Diplomatic Service engaged in technical security for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He then moved to the financial services sector where he has held senior security posts with Abbey National, Standard Chartered, Barclays, RBS, HBOS and ING. Through these roles he has developed a holistic approach to risk management and security, holding responsibility for information risk, IT security, physical security, fraud, money laundering, business continuity planning, compliance, crisis management and intelligence. He has also worked outside of the banking industry as the Group Head of Information Risk for Centrica. He then held the position of Director of Data Security at Nationwide Building Society before taking the role as Head of Information Security at Camelot Lottery Solutions. Graham is currently Interim Head of Cyber Security at Yorkshire Water. He has a master’s degree in Information Security from Royal Holloway.
Ian is the former CSO of Cimpress, the world leader in Mass Customization, with over 15 businesses worldwide and remote teams. Before Cimpress, Ian held senior leadership positions with Amazon, ZeroFOX, IOActive and has over 25 years of experience in the security industry as a practitioner. Ian is also the co-founder of DC9723 – the Tel Aviv DEFCON group-and serves as a BSides Las Vegas board member. He is also the creator and co-CEO of The CISO Track – a series of CISO centric curated events.
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.
Jeff has more than 25 years’ experience in Information Security and Cyber Risk Management, currently serving as Chief Information Security Officer for one of the first licensed Crypto Banks in Switzerland. Previous roles have included: CRSO, Chief Risk & Security Officer for a Blockchain Accelerator, successfully completing multiple tokenization platforms raising over 500m Euros, Group Security Expert for France telecom, Led the Financialization of Cyber Risk & IT Governance workstreams, as well as Article 29 Work Party representative on GDPR; Global Director of Security, Risk & Compliance built dedicated functions to manage and mitigate supply side risk, negotiated effective contract controls & reporting, successfully implemented enterprise-wide security programs for many of the largest Telecom outsourcing contracts between 2001-2018 (from 100M- 3.4B Euros in value). In addition to his Security experience and certifications, he has a background in UK & EU law, Privacy Law, Financial Regulations, Cyber Risk Management, Negotiation & Conflict resolution. Additionally, he can tell you just how hard you have to hit the ground to get a good bounce (Skydiving), how far you have to sink before you get into trouble (SCUBA diving) and just how close you have to get, to get kicked at by a Giraffe or charged by a Gorilla. Ask him the question “did you see the snake that bit you?” you will find out the real reason why doctors ask this question.
Jonathan is the co-founder of CyLon, which has supported the growth of 100+ cyber security startups across Europe, Asia and the Middle East to a collective valuation of $1bn+. Before founding CyLon, Jonathan was a senior British Diplomat, serving in a variety of roles for the UK Government, including as an advisor to UK Prime Minister David Cameron. He also co-founded Epsilon Advisory Partners, a strategy and growth firm working with world-leading global technology companies and investors.
For over 35 years, Julia has been a noteworthy leader in the information security space. You may know her from her work at various financial institutions, telecommunications providers, media companies, charities, a big 4 consultancy, gambling, a government business and now the Travel Industry. Julia can also be credited with contributions to the industry as a speaker at many Global and UK based conferences, such as Infosec at Olympia / Earls Court, Pulse Conferences and at the Information Security Forum’s global congress. Julia tends to specialise in governance, policy, risk and the human aspects of information security.
Julia is passionate about Information Security, and likes to have fun at work and home. She is a member of a number of mentoring platforms and groups to help bring more women into the Information Security profession. Julia is now supporting Flight Centre’s corporate clients in all things infosec.
Julia was a council member for the UK within the Information Security Forum (ISF) for 3 years. She sat on the committee of the British Computer Society (BCS) Information Security Specialist group for many years, and also sat on the Data Protection Expert Panel for the BCS.
Lucas von Stockhausen is Senior Director Solutions and Sales Engineering at Synopsys SIG (Software Integrity Group). He has close to 15 years’ experience in Application Security with a deep knowledge of Static, Dynamic and Interactive Application security testing, as well as Software Composition Analysis and Runtime Application Self Protection technologies. He also brings over two decades worth of IT experience in several other roles such as Developer, Consultant, Project Manager and Security Professional.
With his experience, Lucas built a Solution Center of Excellence in Synopsys SIG to work with customers on a successful implementation of their Application Security initiative. Synopsys SIG achieved to be a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing the fifth time in a row in 2021, as well as being a leader in Forrester Wave for Static Application Security Testing and Software Composition Analysis.
Manoj Bhatt is a recognised cyber security leader and awarded in the top 30 cyber security leaders in 2021. Manoj is the Director for Cyber Security and Networks for Telstra Purple in EMEA and is an Advisory Board member for ClubCISO. ClubCISO is a free to join community with over 600+ CISOs worldwide.
Over a decade of post-graduate experience in Industrial Control and Automation/SCADA/Telemetry. Experience gained across various industries, including oil and gas production, water/sewage treatment, steel production, broadcast, building management and industrial product development. I take a thorough approach to problem solving and attention to detail. I strive for perfection in every piece of work whether it be electrical panel design, technical documentation or PLC programming. Solidified my underpinning theoretical knowledge through a part time (distance learning) MSc in Applied Instrumentation and Control. My interest in the industry goes beyond work commitments, as a member of the IET I’ve attended lectures in Sheffield on a wide variety of industrial sectors and keep up with engineering developments around the globe. I am also a registered STEM ambassador, so if you are a representative for a school in Sheffield then please feel free to contact me.
Matthias is a dedicated and highly qualified IT Security Professional with a consistent track record of success spanning over 22 years of diversified experience developing and implementing IT security processes as well as leading IT security governance programs. He brings demonstrated expertise at identifying and mitigating security risks by conducting comprehensive business process reviews and developing appropriate plans and solutions to meet the highest of network protection standards. His leadership, interpersonal communication and negotiation skills allowed him to lead and manage diverse, cross-functional teams in international and multicultural environments, and maintain effective relationships with key project stakeholders as well as C-level decision makers. Main areas of expertise are in the development and implementation of solid IT infrastructure and network security systems, polices, governance and crisis response, with especial skills in security infrastructure, analysis, response, compliance and ISMS according to ISO 27001. Matthias works currently as SecurityBear (CISO) at HARIBO in Grafschaft and is responsible for global information security management in more than 25 countries. After studying Network Computing at the Technical University of Bergakademie Freiberg, he worked as Senior IT Security Consultant and IT Security Trainer in several companies, among others, at Verizon, NESEC GmbH and Kabel Deutschland (Vodafone). Before HARIBO, Matthias worked as Chief Information Security Officer of HELLA and Schaeffler in Germany being responsible for the complete Information Security Management. He holds the following credentials and certifications: ISO 27001 ISMS Manager, CISM, CISSP, PRINCE2 Practitioner, CoBIT Practitioner, EC Council – Certified Ethical Hacker, Checkpoint CCSE PLUS (NG/NGX).
Michael has collected experience in various roles at different companies in a variety of technologies over the last 21 years in the Telco, Enterprise Security space.
He has been successfully involved in and leading projects of different sizes from a presale’s perspective over the last 11 years.
Michael owns a Masters equivalent degree in Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering of the Technical University of Munich and has acquired several industry relevant certifications over time i.e. Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).
Nathan Green is a Sr. Subject Matter Expert in cybersecurity risk at Dataminr, a New York-based company that specializes in artificial intelligence to provide real-time information alerts to public and private sector clients. He received an MA in technology & national security studies from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and a BA from the University of Maine. He also serves on the State Department’s OSAC cybersecurity committee.
For the past 5 years Neatsun led some of the key innovations in Check Point, where he was the internal founder of Checkpoint’s cloud initiative and is now leading the cyber division of checkpoint. Prior to this, he was the CEO of a cyber security start-up named Vanadium dealing with insider threats and vulnerabilities for 7 years. Previously he worked for MOD, Motorola and Scitex. He holds a BA in math & computer science and an MBA.
Nick is an IT leader with experience in wide range of both technical and non-technical IT Silos. Specific areas of expertise include Enterprise Cyber Security, Medical Device Cyber Security, Secure SDLC, Risk Management, IT compliance activities (SOX 404, HIPPA, GDPR, etc), Enterprise IT service delivery, program management, physical and virtual infrastructure, networking, and SQL oriented databases (development, querying, and management). Prior to his current role, Nick was Director, Global IT Services & Deputy Chief Information Security Officer with the Insulet Corporation and he was also a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University.
Owais is currently working as Senior Associate Director – ISO & DPO for Amsterdam, Brussels, Madrid and Vienna branch of a Mizuho Bank Europe N.V. in Amsterdam. Prior to this , he worked in MUFG Bank Europe as Assistant Vice President – IT SOx & Controls Specialist. He also served a leading role as European Information Security Officer EMEA in Kyocera Document Solutions Europe (Group). Owais has presented and attended prestigious business and industry events in the past across the globe. Before pursuing his Double Masters in Cyber Security / Information Security and Privacy at University of Twente in Netherlands and TU Darmstadt in Germany, he was working as a Senior Information Systems Auditor within KPMG’s Information Risk Management Advisory practice. As part of the leadership team, he helped deliver assurance and advisory services to clients in the areas of information technology, enterprise applications, business process control, IT governance, enterprise risk, information security and regulatory compliance.
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.
Paul Baird is an IT veteran with over 25 years’ experience, and has spent the last seven years focusing his efforts in cybersecurity. Paul’s background has included building a security ethos and security operations centre (SOC) from scratch for several leading enterprises in the UK housing and automotive industries. Having moved to the vendor side to join Qualys as their Chief Technical Security Officer (CTSO) in 2021, he now drives Qualys’ vision for cybersecurity at C-Level across customers and partners in the UK and North EMEA. He is a people-focused leader and passionate about supporting his team. Paul was awarded a fellowship by the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISEC) last year for his continued contribution to cybersecurity.
With 28 years’ experience in the Cybersecurity space, Peter is a seasoned global practitioner and technology pioneer, having created numerous offerings in this space. His background spans from operational security response management, systems engineering, and complex technical vendor integrations — to strategic alliances throughout the security and risk markets. His areas of expertise are in Public Key Cryptography (PKI), Secure Communications, Endpoint Protection and Threat & Risk management. He has developed and brought dozens of security products to market internationally and is on a constant journey, assisting partners and clients as the Cybersecurity market continues to meet the challenges of the day.
Paul Raines is the Chief Information Security Officer for the United Nations Development Programme. In that capacity he is responsible for managing the cyber-security and disaster recovery planning for the Organisation’s 177 locations around the world. His unit is the first and only United Nations unit to be ISO 9001, ISO 20000, ISO 27001 and ISO 22301 certified. His information security unit has won international awards for outstanding performance including an Honors Laureate award from Computer World magazine in 2013 and a 7 time winner of the CSO50 award from CSO magazine—more than any other organisation since the award was established. The CSO award honors the top 50 cybersecurity organisations in the world for business value and thought leadership. In 2020 his unit won a Future Edge 50 award from CIO magazine for technological innovation in developing an incident response and threat hunting platform. Finally, Computer World magazine has twice selected Mr. Raines for its Premier 100 award for being among the 100 most influential IT leaders in the world.
Prior to UNDP, Mr. Raines worked for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) where he, as well as other members of the organisation, was a joint recipient the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. Prior to working for the United Nations he was the Chief Information Security Officer for Bloomberg LP, Barclays Capital and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. For relaxation he enjoys opera, Shakespearean plays, French wine and sometimes just sitting in a cafe with an espresso and pain au chocolat reading a good book on Roman history.
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 Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Gett, a global technology company providing the ground transportation management (GTM) platform for business travel used by around one quarter of Fortune 500 companies. Runli is evolving the cyber resilience strategy of the business as it grows rapidly in a ripe-for-disruption corporate ground transportation management (GTM) market – estimated to be worth more than $100 billion a year.
Prior to joining Gett, Runli was the Global Head of Digital Cybersecurity Initiatives at Marsh McLennan, a global professional services firm. She is an experienced transformational leader who enjoys problem solving and building cyber security functions from the ground up leveraging technologies, such as big data analytics and artificial intelligence.
In addition to her bachelor’s degree in computer science, Runli holds a PhD in artificial intelligence; she is also a keen promoter for Women-in-Cyber and Women-in-Tech agendas.
Robert is the Director of Cumberland House Consulting Ltd, specialising in audit, risk and cyber security strategy, programme delivery and Non-Exec and Board Advisory roles. He holds a number of commercial board positions including Chair of the Crossword Consulting Ltd Board, Non-Executive Director of Crossword Cybersecurity PLC, and Chair of the Board at Think Cyber Ltd and advisor to the Government of Singapore Ministry of Health. He is also a Governor/Trustee and Audit Committee Member of the University of Brighton. Robert has over 35 years of audit, risk and cybersecurity experience and has held a number of senior leadership positions, including CISO for the NHS and health & care system, GSK, National Grid, and Merrill Lynch and Head of InfoSec at Royal Bank of Scotland, and he was a partner at KPMG. Robert is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Assurance Research and Engineering at George Mason University, Washington DC. He is also an Honorary Professor at UCL. He was awarded a PhD in psychology by the University of Leeds for his work on the perceptions of information and IT risk and has published and presented on this and other topics. He continues to undertake research in these areas. He was also awarded an MBA from Manchester Business School.
Robert served over twenty-two years as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service. He is the founder of the Security Innovation NetworkTM (SINET) whose mission is to advance innovation and enable global collaboration between the public and private sectors to defeat cyber security threats. SINET serves as the nucleus that connects builders, buyers, researchers and investors in the cyber security domain. His executive protection experience spanned 10 years at the White House serving Presidents Ronald W. Reagan, George H. Bush, William J. Clinton and numerous Heads of State. During his career he held a number of leadership roles within the Executive Protection, Protective Intelligence, Inspection and Criminal Investigation Divisions. SINET accelerates business opportunities for both small and large companies through their strategic advisory services, community – building activities and networking events. The annual IT Entrepreneurs Forum (ITSEF) at Stanford University, the Innovation Summit at Columbia University, New York and SINET Showcase in Washington D.C. Are supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate, public and private sponsorships and an elite steering committee. Robert is the catalyst who leads and builds global collaboration models that advance innovation and connects the ecosystem of the entrepreneur; academia, science, private industry, investment banking, system integration, policy, innovators, law enforcement, venture capital and the Federal Government to include the civilian, military and intelligence agencies. He is known for building communities of interest and trust between disparate groups. SINET initiatives and advisory services accelerate both large and small companies business growth, increase awareness of innovative Cybersecurity technologies and helps develop relationships between the system integration, industry and Federal Government markets to collaborate on addressing IT Security challenges, needs and opportunities.
In 2001, Robert spearheaded the development of the Secret Service’s first public-private partnership Cybersecurity initiative in Northern California. Since 2005 he has been coordinating the public private sector outreach for the DHS – SRI International Cyber Security R&D Center and the Computer Science Department at Stanford University. He is an advisor to Stanford University Computer Science Department. He served on the US Air Force Advisory Board that helped design a public private construct relative to Cybersecurity and has been called upon numerous times by the Federal Government to help coordinate their private sector outreach. Mr. Rodriguez believes in mutually beneficial relationships that are top down-bottom up and trust based. He serves on the Board of Advisors for The Chertoff Group, as Director Emeritus for the San Francisco Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, National Cyber Security Hall of Fame Board of Directors and is a certified graduate of the Federal Government’s Senior Executive Service Program. He is a recipient of the 2009 CSO Magazine Compass Award in recognition of outstanding leadership in the security field.
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.
Samuel Ubido is an Innovative Information Security professional and speaker, with expert knowledge in cyber and physical security in Industrial Automation and Control Systems. He leads the Operational Technology security transformation programme for a Global Energy Company, providing strategic guidance and implementation strategies to mitigate cybersecurity challenges for its UK assets. Sam frequently speaks at international conferences on conversations including cyber security, blockchain, Educational Technology and Diversity and inclusion. He is a D&I and STEM ambassador and an MSc candidate (Software and System Security) at the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford. Sam is an advocate for inclusive leadership and believes that diversity creates a culture where difference is embraced.
Cyber & Tech Risk @ BNP Paribas – Crypto / blockchain, AI, Cloud, & Threat Intelligence
– A highly experienced and innovative leader with versatile cyber security, risk, and compliance experience in global Financial Services institutions
– Significant experience in leading large multi-year cyber and risk programmes by proactive engagement with board level business, technology, and RISK executives
– Start-up mind set with proven experience in developing and implementing innovative cyber security solutions in F500 organizations
– Proven experience in hiring exceptional talent in offshore locations to setup Centre of Excellence (COE) capability
– Global mindset: Experience of building and leading multi-cultural teams in Asia, Europe, and USA
– Exceptionally well connected in the industry- strong network of customers, partners, technology providers, and subject matter experts across the globe
– Known in the industry for: Passion, Integrity, Honesty and Technical Knowledge
– Specialties: Security Strategy, Cyber Roadmap, Security Architecture, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Cloud Security, Security Operation Centre, Identity and Access Management, Data Protection (Structured and Unstructured), Social Media Monitoring, External Attack Surface, Vulnerability Prioritization, Cyber Fraud, Financial Crime, Cyber Rating, Digital Risk Analytics, Insider Threat, Incident Response, Merger & Acquisition Due Diligence, Technology Audit and GRC
– Stakeholder coverage: CEO, COO, CFO, CDO, DPO, CTO, CIO, CISO, Risk Management, Compliance, Fraud, Credit Risk, Legal and HR
Recognised cyber security MD with over thirty years of industry experience implementing successful programmes in demanding global environments including investment banking, retail, media and FMCG. Simon provides strategic vision, leadership and technology expertise with a proven track record for effective risk management, change delivery and exceptional impact. He has a strong track record of creating and leading sector wide initiatives. Prior to his current position, Simon was regional CISO at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for 9 years, where he had responsibility for all aspects of cyber security in the EMEA region working closely with business and technical leaders. A member of the bank’s information security senior leadership team that directs the enterprise wide prevention and response activities, Simon had an active role in defining the global strategic operating model and setting strategic long-term goals. Previous sector positions have included Bank of England’s industry chair of the Cyber Coordination Group and Chair of CPNI’s Financial Services Information Exchange (FSIE) and Global Head of IT Security at Thomson Reuters.
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.
Thomas leads the strategic intelligence portfolio at Dragonfly, a global political risk intelligence firm. His background is in intelligence. He has extensive experience providing business-enabling security and political intelligence and analysis to some of the world’s most influential organisations. In recent years, he has increasingly worked with CISOs and other cyber professionals to help them understand how the geopolitical threat environment affects the cyber domain. Thomas holds a MA in International Relations from the University of Melbourne.
Tim has worked in IT for more than 20 years in consulting and corporate IT with organisations including Logica, PA Consulting, and was previously Global Head of IT for the cyber division of BAE Systems (Detica). Tim studied Computer Science with AI at the University of Leeds, holds an MBA from the Open University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship from Cambridge University.
Tor has spent the last 10 years helping organisations build high performing Information Security teams. His experience spans from the development of large-scale recruitment and training programmes to helping Start-ups make the right security hire. His insight is from first hand experience of the real Cyber Security Skills Market.
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.
Xander drives the Product Security programs and initiatives for Personal Health businesses worldwide. Digital Computatonal Pathology & Global Brand Licensing. Solution include Internet of Things (IOT), AI, ML, Mobile Apps, Cloud IAAS, PAAS , SAAS and Big data are crucial parts of the Products and Services delivered by Philips. He has been responsible for Corporate Security, Enterprise Information Security, Information Risk Management and Product Security on strategical, tactical and operational level in different type of organisations and contexts. With over 30 years of experience in all aspects of Information Technology ranging from Consulting, Security, Architecture, Performance, Design, Development, Coding, Testing and Operations, Xander has held different roles and positions at Oracle, Orient Overseas Container Lines (OOCL) ltd, Hong Kong Government, Everett, Ricoh and at 50+ companies in consulting roles. He taught training classes for Oracle University on Architecture, Security, Performance, High Availability and Identity Management and has been with his feet in the mud, but also working on getting the “mud-hole” organised!