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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

Prior to his current role with Petrofac, George was responsible for defining Cyber Security strategy for Enterprise IT & OT for the region and provide strategic leadership to IT Security related projects & initiatives for all GE businesses in the region. George was also responsible for protecting GE critical assets in a growing region which spans 18 countries and 7000 work force George joined GE in 2006 with GE Healthcare in India and has since held roles of increasing responsibilities and progressed to his most recent role as Chief Information Security Officer for MENAT. During his tenure with GE, George worked in multiple domains (Product Life cycle management, ERP, Infrastructure, Supply Chain & Commercial IT) and multiple businesses (GE Healthcare, GE Appliances, GE Capital, GE O&G, GE Aviation and GE Corporate) George is a graduate of GE IT leadership program (ITLP), GE Six Sigma Black Belt program and graduate of GE Executive leadership program (CAS).

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.

Manan is a senior global Cyber/Organizational Resilience, Information Security, GRC executive with over 14+ years of experienceleading teams delivering strategic and operational cyber security, business continuity and disaster recovery services to financial institutions and customers worldwide.

In his past tenures he has been based in Singapore & APAC, Europe, Middle East and North America with firms like Accenture, KPMG, Devoteam, HSBC and SocGen and currently manages Cyber + Organizational resilience across operations in North America, UK, Middle East and Singapore.

Manan has been involved in managing service lines, recruiting, growing and retaining talent and introducing innovation across projects of a geo-diverse nature spread across diverse legal and technical jurisdictions.

He is known for his technical brilliance and ability to communicate and deliver to internal and external clients at all levels.

Manan is a thought leader, international speaker and an evangelist on Cyber Resilience, Organizational Resilience and GRC as well as innovative and disruptive technologies.

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.


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.


The ILO is a specialized agency of the United Nations. Viktor’s 25-year career in the IT spans different roles across financial, humanitarian, standardization and development multilateral public sector organizations (ITU, UNCC, UNHCR). Viktor conducts research in cryptography, data protection regulation, and risk management. Since the Internet bubble, he is teaching computer science and telecommunications courses as adjunct faculty at Webster University in Geneva. Viktor is a member of the Scientific Committee for Advanced Studies in Information Security at University of Geneva. He advocates for advancement in information security as an author in journals and his personal blog (, and as a speaker at numerous international security conferences.  Viktor holds a Ph.D. in Cryptography and Advanced Protection Systems, MA in Computer Resources and Information Management, and BSc in Computer Science. He is a member of (ISC)2, ISACA and IACR.

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 We are always looking for:

  • keynote insights, cutting-edge ‘live’ demos
  • new best practice corporate case studies, fresh ideas, forward thinking topics on security and governance matters
  • sessions with actionable takeaways and positive contributions to the output reports
  • the world’s smartest thinkers and doers in security, cyber, privacy, resilience, risk, governance, compliance

We welcome your input into shaping the agenda and speaker panels.

Our programmes are highly researched with practitioners who do the job day in and day out. They are organic to ensure that we remain agile to meet the most current requirements.

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