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CISO 360 Asia & Oceania Chaired by

Marcus Alldrick
Digital Risk Management, Security and Compliance Advisor

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 and sits on the Cymmetria Advisory Board as Chief Risk Officer.

International speaker panel

Aloysius Cheang is a senior corporate executive with extensive experience running global businesses.  In his line of work, he had managed large multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary team spread across 5 continents and 4 major time zones in a highly heterogeneous and demanding environment, many a time building up the business from scratch. Aloysius is Board Director and EVP Asia Pacific for globally respected not-for-profit UK based cyber leadership think tank, the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace + International Studies (CSCIS).  He is also a Director with AC3Labs where he provides his expertise advising companies in emerging technology projects, framework agreements and investment and a Co-Founder of IoT security startups, iSyncGroup Technology Inc and Doqubiz Technology Inc. Aloysius was most recently Co-Founder, EVP and Managing Director for the Cloud Security Alliance Asia Pacific. As a globally recognised cybersecurity expert and influencer, Aloysius’s professional opinions and viewpoints are highly valued by major media globally such as the BBC, Times, Wall Street Journal, ZDNet, CIO-Asia, IDC, Xinhua News, Phoenix News, CCTV, The Hindu, The Times of India, The Daily Star, China Times, Digitimes, UDN, SCMP, The Nation, Bangkok Post, Zaobao, Today, The Straits Times and CNA.

Cesar Cabrera is a Manager at Darktrace, responsible for increasing the adoption of Darktrace’s award-winning Enterprise Immune System. He engages with CISOs and IT experts to understand their security challenges and address how the Enterprise Immune System provides a unique approach in detecting advanced persistent threats, insider attacks and other live threat scenarios.  Prior to joining Darktrace, Cesar worked at World Fuel Services and started his career in the Financial Services Industry, working for Citigroup and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He holds a BA in Psychology from Columbia University in the City of New York.

Hoo Chuan Wei enjoys working with both MNCs and the public sectors to help strategise cybersecurity architecture and solutions. With more than 20 years of regional experience in information security and telecommunications, banking and the information technology sectors, he is dedicated to provide advice from both an advisor and practitioner perspective. As an active speaker, he is also an adjunct lecturer with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Institute of Systems Science-National University of Singapore (ISS-NUS) and Temasek Polytechnic, authorised instructor with (ISC)² and a guest lecturer with the Business Continuity Management Institute. He serves as an authorised instructor and a Technical Advisor for (ISC)² APAC. (ISC)² is an international non-profit membership association (International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium) focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. BCCE, CFE, CISA, CISSP, ITIL
2010 IDG Chief Security Officer (CSO) ASEAN Awards
2012 ISC2 Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements (ISLA) honoree
2012 ISC2 Asia-Pacific Community Service Star – special recognition for the most outstanding honoree
2013 ISC2 Asia-Pacific Senior Information Security Leadership Achievements (ISLA) honoree
2014 ISC2 Asia-Pacific President’s Award honoree
Specialties: Computer forensics investigation, Audits, IT Security Consultancy, Project Management, Information Security Management

Darren is an accomplished executive with close to 20 years international cyber risk and security experience. He was recently appointed as Ambassador for the Global Cyber Alliance in recognition of his collaborative work advising small businesses on critical measures they can apply to defend against cyber-attacks. Darren is also currently serving on the executive advisory board for cyber at Australia’s Deakin University and is the Global CISO for business lines at Standard Chartered Bank, based in Singapore.

He is the former Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Qantas Airlines and, before coming to live in Australia, the former Chief Security Officer at IHS Markit, a global FinTech headquartered in the UK. He has also held various senior international cyber security leadership roles at Symantec and IBM.

In 2016, Darren featured on the front cover of SC Magazine (an award-winning cybersecurity media publication) then, in 2017, was named in the top 100 Chief Information Security Officers globally, and, in 2018, was listed in the top 100 IT security influencers globally.

This year he co-founded and launched a new business called Cyber Resilience, which delivers executive cyber leadership programs to support the next generation of cyber leaders and emerging CISO’s.

Darren can be found online on Twitter D_Argyle and LinkedIn

Retired FBI Agent with over 25 years of Federal Law Enforcement experience including over a decade working in Southeast Asia as the FBI Attache to Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.     He has extensive experience working corruption, terrorism, fraud, and intelligence matters.  Mr Smith was awarded the FBI Director’s Award for Excellence in 2017, the National Intelligence Medal Unit Citation, and the US Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in 2018.

Daryl is Partner and Head of the Cybersecurity Consulting practice at KPMG in Singapore. He leads a team focusing on cyber security, IT risk management, outsourcing governance, cyber resilience, and privacy laws. He has over 23 years of consultancy and industry experience helping clients with their strategic change and risks by working at the intersection of business and technology.

Before joining KPMG, Daryl spent 9 years in investment banking in Australia and Singapore where he led various functions including information security governance, IT programme governance, COO business management, and IT internal audit. Prior to this, he also worked as an IT Consulting Manager with Big 4 firms in Australia.

Daryl is the Past President of ISACA Singapore, the international professional association for cyber security and IT risk professionals. He is certified as a CISM, CISA, CRISC, and CPA (Australia), and holds a MBA from Manchester Business School and a Master of Information Technology from the University of Canberra.

Edvinas Pranculis is a business management professional, who has helped a number of local and international companies develop new lines of business, penetrate new markets and ensure strong business growth. With 15+ years of experience in IT service and information security management he has repeatedly demonstrated his qualities of a pragmatic problem solver and a critical thinker. Edvinas earned his Master of Management (MM) degree in BI Norwegian School of Management and ISM University of Management and Economics and also holds recognized CISA, CISM, CRISC and ITIL certifications.

Gerry Sillars is the Vice President of Asia Pacific at Skybox Security, a global leader in cybersecurity management. In his role, he heads the APAC operations, focusing on the continued expansion of Skybox’s footprint in India, ASEAN, Japan, Korea and Australia, while evolving the company’s channel business. Sillars is also responsible for increasing hiring in APAC to further support the needs of customers and build on the company’s foundation of business. In addition, he aims to expand regional distribution through resellers, system integrators, and managed security service providers. Sillars has more than 15 years of experience building scalable software businesses in APAC. Prior to joining Skybox, he had played pivotal roles in companies such as CommVault Systems, Alcatel Lucent, and UpGuard. Specifically at CommVault, he built the company’s presence in Australia and New Zealand, and went on to solidify the business in Asia—driving significant double- and triple-digit growth during his tenure. Sillars also served as the worldwide Vice President of CommVault’s Cloud Solutions Group in his last two years with the company. During which, he established a Global Systems Integrator (GSI) group in India, building the regional cloud and GSI business from the ground up. Sillars lives in Singapore and is married with one adult son.

Dr Guan Seng Khoo has over 28 years’ of experience in the design and implementation of enterprise wide investment, banking and risk management models, systems and processes. He gained deep practical insights from a career spanning across financial institutions in the USA, Canada, UK and Singapore, including the Man Group where he was the Principal Scientist, designing and running an algorithmic AI-based hedge fund, at American Bourses Corporation which provided robo-based analytical solutions and financial info-utilities to traders and investors in the USA and N Asia, at ATOS Origin, RHB Capital, Singapore Exchange, Standard Chartered Bank, Temasek Holdings, Alberta Investment Management Corporation and CAI, the global airport investment arm of Changi Airport Group (CAG). Dr Khoo holds a PhD in Computational Physics (Material Science) from the National University of Singapore, with post-doc R&D in AI-based data mining and applications in Japan and America. He recently spoke at the 8th World Pensions Forum in Brussels (May 23-24, 2019) on “AI applications in Investment Management and Late Stage Venture Investing”. Currently, he also advises and teaches on Digital Risk Management, encompassing infosecurity, data lifecycle and governance, incl. data loss prevention, privacy and other related op risk areas, to banks, asset management firms and government agencies in SE Asia.

Ian has worked in IT Security for over 25 years and has built his career with large organizations such RSA/EMC, Cisco, Sun MicroSystems, Silicon Graphics/Cray Research and Macquarie University. Ian is the worldwide security subject matter expert at Gigamon and leads the worldwide security team of specialist sales engineers. He and his team works closely to evaluate and engage with customers whose security needs require a deep level of expertise. He is a key contributor to guiding the development of of next-generation security solutions and capabilities, working closely with the teams from product management and engineering. Ian has had experience designing, deploying and evaluating network security architectures in government agencies, enterprises and service providers worldwide. Ian is based in Sydney, Australia and has a B.Sc degree in Computer Science from Macquarie University.

Irene is responsible for the execution of the ADSIC Information Security Programme, Security Governance, Risk and compliance to IT Security Policy. She offers 27 years of combined and diverse experience in IT (Security, Operations and Strategy), Quality & Excellence. She has worked in various industries and region and led strategic initiatives in Asia, Middle East, Europe and America. An emerging seasoned speaker on Information and Cyber Security Conferences, Irene has spoken in a number of conferences in Asia, Middle East and Europe.  Irene acquired her Masters of Science in IT from University of Wales, and holds the following certifications: ITIL V3, PMP, ISO (QMS and 27k) Lead Auditor and EFQM Assessor.

Jenny Reid is the CEO of iFacts, one of the leading online employee screening & engagement service providers in South Africa today. Based on the premise that removing the people risk will ultimately help organisations to prosper, iFacts ensures that companies thrive with honest, ethical and productive employees and services providers.

In 1995 Jenny joined the security industry at an investigations firm, where she was ultimately appointed as Managing Director. During this time she was also the first woman to ever be appointed as President of the Security Association of South Africa. iFacts started in 2001 and Jenny bought it out 100% in.

Never content to rest on here laurels, Jenny has taken the iFacts brand to new heights and is constantly looking for new and innovative ways to ensure companies maintain true value in their organisation and enhance it.

Jenny’s strong leadership style and outspoken views on corporate crime and political corruption have made her a highly sought after local and international conference speaker and NLP coach. She is also part of the Cheri Blair Foundation Mentee Alumni.

Jenny is also the founder of Adventures for Love, an organisation made up of like-minded women who embark on a number of physical adventures around the globe to raise awareness and funds for various charities and conservation efforts. Jenny lives in South Africa with her husband, Neil.

Leonard has over 19 years of experience in Information, Cyber and Corporate Security gained in telecommunication, enterprise, banking, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. He is the Group Chief Information Security Officer for Fullerton Health, a leading vertically integrated healthcare platform in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to this, he led Governance, Risk Management, Compliance (GRC) service for Asia Pacific region in MSD International (also known as Merck & Co., Inc.).  In his earlier career, He was with Barclays Capital as the Head of Global Information Security Risk & Operation, Asia pacific. Leonard has been volunteering in a number of security associations since 2003.    His longest service is with ISACA Singapore Chapter where he has been elected as Chapter President for two consecutive terms.  Leonard has also served ASIS International Chapter as Honorary Chairman for 3 years.  He is still serving in various councils and committees at global level. Leading information security associations, such as (ISC)2 and ASIS International, have recognized his efforts. He was awarded Information Security Leadership Achievement (ISLA) in Senior Information Security Professional category in 2011 and Professional Certification Board (PCB) Regional Award in 2014.  Previously, National Infocomm Competency Centre (NICC) has awarded Leonard with ‘IT Specialist of the Year’ in 2005.  He was instrumental in achieving K. Wayne Snipes 2013 award for ISACA Singapore Chapter being the best very large chapter in Asia. International Data Group (IDG) and CEO|CIO Club recognized Leonard with Chief Security Officer (CSO) ASEAN Honoree award in Hanoi, Vietnam on 16th September 2015.  Following that, in 2016, He was presented with ISACA’s Paul Williams Award for Inspirational Leadership. Leonard holds Master of Computing from National University of Singapore (NUS) and Bachelor of Engineering, Industrial Engineering from Universitas Trisakti. Leonard regularly delivers presentations in the region and beyond.

Linda is the Programme Head of ICE71 (Innovation Cybersecurity Ecosystem at BLOCK71), Asia Pacific’s first cybersecurity entrepreneur hub (a joint initiative by Singtel Innov8 and NUS Enterprise). ICE71 supports the cybersecurity ecosystem through a range of programmes — namely ICE71 Inspire, ICE71 Accelerate and ICE71 Scale — designed to assist individuals and startups from idea development to the creation, acceleration and scaling of cybersecurity companies. Linda was born and raised in Silicon Valley, and is an attorney by training. She is a board member of a women’s nonprofit (AWA), and a member of Women Corporate Directors (the largest global community of women corporate board directors, with a focus on increasing boardroom diversity). She also volunteers with primary and secondary students in Singapore, teaching entrepreneurial skills to inspire and prepare today’s youth to succeed in the global economy.

Manan in his previous tenures has worked in leadership roles both on the management consulting side and on the consumer side across APAC, Middle East, Europe and North America managing multi-country portfolios across Cyber ,Organisational Resilience and GRC in a range of verticals including Finance, Defence, Telecom, Government and R&D.
In his previous Role as CISO at Riyad Bank – Manan lead the seismic shift in their Cyber Security and Organizational Resilience program – and was instrumental in driving convergence across both silos.
He also participated in Digitalization Roadmap of the organization that had stringent regulatory requirements of a cross-geo operations Manan has worked on both sides of the aisle – both on the consulting side and the consumer side. At KPMG, Devoteam and Accenture where he was also focused on leading engagements relating to Enterprise Risk Management, Cyber Resilience, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery, Crisis Management, Governance Risk and Compliance across Financial, Aviation, Oil & Gas, Telco & Defence Sectors.
On the consumer side in Societe Generale, HSBC and Riyad Bank – Manan lead multi-country portfolios covering Cyber & Organisational Resilience- Dealing with PCI-DSS, ISO31000, ISO27K1 and ISO22301 Certifications along with elevating the programs to a higher posture of maturity. Manan speaks regularly on the speaking circuit across various leading global forums
– the last three being the CISO Conference in Dubai, Emerging Cyber Threat Summit in Australia and the RiskSec Conference in Toronto. Manan holds his Bachelors in Computer Engineering from Cyprus- along with other industry specific academic accreditations.

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.

Professor Dr. Robert Coles is a Visiting Professor at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he is conducting his research into security culture change. He also runs his own consulting business. Prior to this, Robert was the first Chief Information Security Officer at GSK from 2013 to 2018. Robert held several CISO roles prior to joining GSK. He was the first CISO at National Grid and Merrill Lynch before that. In all these roles, he owned the information security risk and was responsible for providing global leadership. He was accountable to the Executive and PLC Boards for establishing information security strategy and direction. Building global information security capabilities and overseeing all of the information security initiatives across the organisations has been his primary career focus. Robert has been working in the field of Information Security for over 30 years, including “head of” roles at Royal Bank of Scotland, and the lead partner in KPMG’s Information Security Services for EMEA. Robert has extensive links with major industry information security networking groups and government security agencies.  He also has links with a number of universities and participates in leading edge research, particularly with Royal Holloway where he is an Executive Sponsor for the Institute of Information Security Innovation, and Cranfield University where he is a External Advisory Board member. He was awarded a PhD in psychology at the University of Leeds in the perceptions of information and IT risk and has published and presented on this and other topics.

Rajeev Kumar is part of the Mastercard’s Franchise team and responsible for managing Dispute resolution & Account Data Compromise events for AP region and Customer Engagement & Performance for South Asia division. He has over 13 years of work experience in areas of Fraud Risk Management, Financial crime prevention & investigation in Banking and Financial services sector. His career to date has primarily focused on formulating risk management strategies, implementing fraud/security/Chargeback control initiatives, including promoting usage of risk management tools and driving Safety & security awareness through regular engagements with customers, regulators and third party service providers.
Rajeev is based in Mastercard’s Bangalore office in India.


Dr Leivesley leads Newrisk Limited, which specialises in catastrophic risk identification, mitigation, exercise testing and response across industries, supply chains, governments and populations with a current focus on emerging risks to smart cities.  She is chair of an international scientific permanent monitoring panel on catastrophic risk and megaterrorism which meets annually in Erice, Sicily.  Dr Leivesley collaborates with a number of specialists groups on aviation threats and distributed energy systems sustainability with publications on strategic analysis in the operating environment (ICNS2015), Safety vs Security (NATO SAS-106  2014), and Resilient Core Networks for energy substation distribution for advanced energy grids (IEE PES General Meeting, 2014).

Dr Leivesley is a founding partner of The Exercise Group 7, TEG7 LLP ( which provides training courses for skills development and education on the rapidly changing demands from technology and risk to business systems and security.

Dr Leivesley researches human factor failures, terrorist and hostile nation state threats across physical and cyber security.   Dr Leivesley was the first to publicly identify cyber-hijack as one of the possible forensic causes of MH370 flight loss and she participated in documentaries such as the Discovery Channel ‘Flight 370: The Missing Links’ and in a five year anniversary documentary in March 2019. . Since 9/11 Dr Leivesley has provided regular television, radio and print media commentary and live broadcast assistance during high threat events within the UK and for international broadcasting to Europe, USA, ME and Australia.  Events include the London 7/7 and 21/7 bombings, Westminster and London Bridge/ Borough Market attacks,  North Korean nuclear threats, Iranian threats, the Oslo bombing, Wikileaks and Snowden’s data leaks, ISIS and Al Qaeda inspired attacks, militia style attacks on cities and hostage events including Beslan.

Dr Leivesley undertook her Doctorate at the University of London, focusing on catastrophic loss events and trained as a Scientific Advisor with the British Home Office on nuclear, chemical and biological threats. In the UK Dr Leivesley has presented on solar storm effects on system critical control devices and was a member of the technical committee for the first UK guidance document on Resilience and Cyber Security of Technology in the Built Environment published by the IET under sponsorship of the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI)

Dr Leivesley is a Member of the Register of Security Engineers and Specialists (Institution of Civil Engineers); a member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI), the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI); the Information Assurance Advisory Council Community of Interest (IAAC); and the Australian College of Education. She holds Fellowships with the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management and the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce. Dr Leivesley has undertaken research into a new generation of communications in response to catastrophic risks in cyber security and development operations for innovation in financial services.


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 such as Cloud Security Alliance congress, Chief Information Security Officers summit, (ISC)2 congress.

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