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Chief Executive Officer,
Mitnick Security Consulting
Kevin is the world's most famous hacker, bestselling author, and the top cyber security speaker. Once one of the FBI's Most Wanted because he hacked into 40 major corporations just for the challenge, Kevin is now a trusted security consultant to the Fortune 500 and governments worldwide. Kevin and The Global Ghost Team™ now maintain a 100 percent successful track record of being able to penetrate the security of any system they are paid to hack into using a combination of technical exploits and social engineering.
Kevin's presentations are akin to "technology magic shows" and include live demonstrations the latest hacks and cyber threats.
Head of Technology for Partners ,
James has worked in and around the IT industry for over 29 years, which includes the last 14 years at Microsoft in the UK. His passion for technology and what it can do to deliver real value and benefit to businesses of all sizes and to individuals is clear to see when he presents and meets with Microsoft partners and customers. James is able to simplify how to use a mix of technologies to deliver solutions in today’s challenging business environments.
Chief Evangelist - Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA),
Amazon Web Services
Head of Google Cloud Platform, UK & Ireland,
Matt is Head of Google Cloud Platform business for the UK & Ireland, responsible for the business development, sales and account management teams. We are focused on helping our customers in adopting and using Google’s Enterprise Cloud technologies, including Google Compute Engine, App Engine, BigQuery, Machine Learning and Big Data solutions.
Joined Google Enterprise in 2009 as UK & Ireland Industry Head for Retail, and worked with foresighted customers such as Burberry, Specsavers and Ocado to be the first of many retailers to adopt Google Apps for Business. In 2011 Matt took up the EMEA lead for Enterprise Business Solutions, and led the launch of the Google Cloud Platform compute and Big Data business in EMEA. Matt then spent 2 years leading the account management for Google Cloud Platform in EMEA and responsible for managing the largest customer deployments and ongoing relationships in the region.
Previous 10 years experience in IT industry, managing CxO consultancy engagements, leading programme turnarounds, delivering offshore projects and designing and developing systems within the healthcare, telecommunications and space technology sections for Logica, the largest European IT Services vendor.
The People Hacker
Jenny Radcliffe - aka “The People Hacker” is an expert in Social Engineering, negotiation, persuasion and influence, non-verbal communication and deception, using her skills to help clients from global corporations and law enforcement, to poker players, politicians and the security industry.
Jenny speaks, consults and trains people in the skills of “people hacking” and explains how “Social Engineering” using psychological methods can be a huge threat to organisations of all sizes. She reveals how that same knowledge is a valuable tool for security professionals of all types in the prevention of these attacks, scams and cons of all kinds.
Using a blend of anecdotes, science and humour, Jenny is an exceptional and highly impactful speaker. A regular keynote at major security events (Infosec, Rant, DISA, Nordic IT Security, ICS2, Trend Micro, Cisco, NTT, Bright talk, Cyber Security Week, London Fraud Forum, SC Congress,ITWeb) and multipleTEDx contributor, Jenny has been a guest expert on security, scams and social engineering for various television and radio shows as well as online media.
Jenny is the host of the internationally successful podcast “The Human Factor” (Itunes) which interviews people from all walks of life about social engineering, security, business and life.
Amy Nicholson is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft UK having obtained a degree in Computer Science specialising her final research in machine learning. She is passionate about Data Science, Machine Learning and IoT. Amy helps customers to envision, design and build their cloud solutions. You will find her sharing content online and at in person events.
Managing Director – Network Solutions ,
David joined Gamma in 2012 following Gamma’s acquisition of his managed services business Varidion Limited and now heads up Gamma Network Solutions, our enterprise solutions division. Prior to the, David was CTO at Sirocom and laterally the Group CTO at Azzurri Communications. He has over 25 years’ experience in creating and delivering managed services.
Pen Test Partners LLP
Ken has been working in IT security for over 15 years. He writes for various newspapers and industry magazines, and regularly advises the broader press and news broadcasters. He works at Pen Test Partners who specialise in helping organisations understand and quantify risk to their business. In an effort to get beyond the unhelpful FUD put about by many security vendors Ken speaks widely on computer security, the Internet of Things, and takes great pleasure in highlighting vulnerabilities.
Technical Director & Senior Advisor,
Paul is technical director and senior advisor at global cyber security and risk mitigation specialist NCC Group. He is responsible for communicating with and advising boards on the cyber risks facing their organisation and the threats specific to the sector in which they operate.
Paul has led the cyber team on Channel 4’s Hunted for the last two years, working with ex-military personnel and former police detectives in order to track down voluntary fugitives who were on the run. The programme’s cyber team was made up of NCC Group consultants including Doug Ipperciel, Chris Mayhew and Richard Warren.
Detective Constable, Cyber Crime Team,
Greater Manchester Police
Detective Constable Paul Taylor is an investigator working in the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) Cyber Crime Team. The Team are a dedicated resource put in place in November 2014 to deal with the rising threat of cyber crime and investigate all reports of Computer Misuse Act offences and online extortion reported to GMP.
Over the last two years GMP have dealt with over 9,000 reports of cyber enabled crime which is ever increasing and affects most crime types including harassment, blackmail, fraud and emerging crime coined as sextortion and revenge porn.
Paul has investigated a number of denial of service attacks against online retailers, website hacking & defacements and an increasing number of ransomware reports. Paul believes that prevention is key to reducing the affect cyber crime has on the public and businesses and is passionate about sharing real life experiences of cyber crime victims and the tales told by those that get arrested for such offending.
Principal Solutions Architect,
Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger at tomtalks.uk, podcaster and speaker at global events including Microsoft TechEd and Microsoft Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London and online MSUC.Chat community.
Marcus Robinson is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft with a focus on writing and talking about DevOps practices to technical audiences throughout the UK.
For 12 years prior to joining Microsoft Marcus was the manager of an managed IT services company based in Leeds. In recent years Marcus has assisted many organisations with the migration of services from traditional on premises environments to the public cloud. He has become a recognised expert in technologies such as Windows Server and Microsoft Azure and has also authored numerous training courses for Learning Tree International.
Joining Microsoft provided the ideal opportunity for Marcus to concentrate on what he enjoys - working with and talking about the latest technologies.
Technology Director UK,
Rob is Technology Director for XebiaLabs. With an engineering background in consulting and automation Rob helps many organisations to optimise their delivery of business ideas to the customer. Rob has spent over 10 years integrating test, development and operational tooling to increase efficiency, quality and productivity for application development. Rob is a thought leader at XebiaLabs specialising in the DevOps, Cloud and Continuous Delivery space.
Technical Community Manager,
Mandi Walls is Technical Community Manager, EMEA at Chef. For Chef, she travels the world helping organizations increase their effectiveness using configuration management and modernizing IT practices. She is a long-time sysadmin focusing on large complex web systems.
Senior Manager - Cyber Security & Data Privacy ,
Gareth leads the PwC Data Privacy and Cyber Security team in the North Risk Assurance practice. He has 10 years’ experience in the field of data protection and cyber security across industry and the public sector. Gareth is a former Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Data Protection Audit Leader. Gareth has in depth working knowledge and experience of the UK Data Protection Act 1998 / GDPR, ISO 27001 and many supporting industry information security standards such as the Cyber Essentials Scheme, HMG Security Policy Framework, CESG guidelines, and PCI DSS compliance. Since joining PwC in 2014 Gareth has led the delivery of a significant number of data protection and cyber security related projects including engagements around GDPR assessments, privacy impact assessments, cyber strategy and policy development, Threat and Vulnerability Management and cyber crisis management. Gareth also delivers data protection and cyber security training sessions. Gareth is PwC's Regional subject matter expert on GDPR and the international standard for information security - ISO 27001:2013 and he has successfully implemented eight accredited certified ISO 27001 information security management systems for companies varying in size from FTSE100 to SME’s. Gareth has a wealth of experience specifically within transport, financial services, retail, and health, with significant projects including: an interim CISO secondment, GDPR and cyber strategy development for a FTSE retail giant, cyber security GRC framework implementation for a building society, and development of a cyber security training programme for a telecommunications company to name a few.
Director Technical Sales EMEA ,
Simon Pamplin is the EMEA Technical Sales Director for Silver Peak and a regular speaker at events on topics ranging from the latest storage technologies and server virtualization to the current shift in Data Networking towards SD-WAN. With over 20 years’ experience in enterprise IT Simon has worked for IP, SAN and hyper-convergent companies and is driven by new technology and the business benefits it can bring.
Cyber Security Account Executive ,
Hayley Turner is a cyber security account executive in Darktrace’s commercial division. She has several years of experience working in operational and investigative roles with the Australian government, specifically on national security matters. Hayley’s expertise lies in investigative analysis and security risk assessment. As a member of the Darktrace team, Hayley works with a range of large and small companies to advise on the application of Enterprise Immune System technology to a range of cyber vulnerabilities faced my modern, interconnected organisations.
Microsoft Regional Director,
Steve has twenty five years of IT experience working for top government and corporate organisations in Australia and the UK, including BNP Paribas, Vodafone and Credit Suisse.
Prior to co-founding DevOpsGuys, Steve was the Web Operations Manager for Totaljobs and was responsible for running their online job board platform.
Steve’s passion is creating operationally excellent platforms for web applications that are secure, scalable and manageable. He is an expert across a wide range of technologies, with Microsoft web server infrastructure being a specialism.
In recognition of this expertise, Steve Thair has been made a “Regional Director” by Microsoft. Established in 1993, the program consists of 150 of the world’s top technology visionaries. Regional Directors are expert advocates who promote Microsoft products, services, and solutions by sharing their deep knowledge with groups such as customers, the press and industry analysts.
Steve blogs extensively and presents regularly at numerous meetups, webinars and conferences around the world to evangelise the benefits of DevOps. In 2014 he co-founded the WinOps Conference and Meet-Ups which are dedicated to promoting DevOps in Windows environments.
Founder and VP Technical Engagement,
Gary co-founded Nexsan in 1999 and is currently its VP of Technical Engagement. An experienced speaker, with an extensive career, Gary’s talks are best described as being ahead of the curve, highly technical, and containing revolutionary industry insight, warnings to be heeded, and lessons to be implemented. When Gary isn’t working on technology you can find him trying to finish one of his screenplay projects.
Regional Manager Northern Territory,
A 20-year veteran in the industry, Martin brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in security and telecommunications, having previously held business development positions at HP and BT. Joining EfficientIP from IBM – where he held the role of GTS Sales Manager – Martin is based in the company’s Theale office. His focus is on driving new business acquisition in the UK, Benelux and Nordics, supporting existing customers, and working to grow the team.
Enterprise Sales Director,
John has over 15 years’ experience in data security. Specialising in risk assessment, risk management, policy compliance, security reviews, John now leads Varonis’ Enterprise Sales team in the UK, Ireland and Middle East, ensuring the team is helping customers and partners from a range of sectors in data governance projects, and organizing, securing and managing their unstructured data.
Senior Sales Engineer,
James is a passionate, multidisciplinary security specialist who has the ability to de-mystify the complexity that shrouds many IT security challenges. With many years of experience in both military and corporate cyber security worlds, he has the knowledge to help you protect your brands reputation, data and intellectual property. The battle for IT security won’t end any time soon, James strives to make sure that everyone understands the challenges and are equipped to protect themselves from the most advanced modern threats.
Senior Sales Engineer,
Mark joined Malwarebytes in January 2016 as the UK & Ireland's first Sales Engineer. He has worked in Information Technology for 20 years, spending the last 12 focused solely on IT Security. Previous to Malwarebytes Mark held a number a number of Senior Presales and Technical Account Management & Management positions at leading security vendors Trend Micro and most recently FireEye. Mark has worked across industry sectors such as Finance, Retail, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Government and from Mid to Large Enterprise customers throughout his security career, so understands the challenges companies face in today’s continual and rapidly changing threat landscape.
Information Security Threat Analyst,
Marc Laliberte is an information security threat analyst at WatchGuard Technologies. Specializing in network security technologies, Marc's industry experience allows him to conduct meaningful information security research and educate audiences on the latest cybersecurity trends and best practices. With speaking appearances at IT conferences and regular contributions to online IT and security publications, Marc is a security expert who enjoys providing unique insights and guidance to all levels of IT personnel.
CTO Gemalto Enterprise & Cybersecurity,
Jason is a global award-winning cyber security expert and chief technology officer for Gemalto’s data protection solutions. He is a former ethical hacker with 20 years’ experience in the information security industry and has created technologies to keep organizations one step ahead of evolving cyber threats, including the world’s leading cloud-based authentication platform. He is also deeply interested in reducing and researching the risk of password theft, and is globally known for exposing a large number of major password vulnerabilities. You might even find him popping up on the BBC and CNBC, and reading his regular contributions to publications such as the Financial Times, The Guardian and Time.
Michael Cade is a Technical Evangelist for Veeam Software. Based in the UK, an IT Professional with over 14 years of industry experience with a key focus on Data Center technologies including Virtualisation, Storage and Data Center.
Michael is very active around the social media sphere blogging and tweeting technical content. Michael is also a member of several community programs including VMware vExpert, NetApp A-Team and Cisco Champions.
Senior Service Management Consultant ,
Sumit R. De is a Senior Service Management Consultant for TOPdesk. Through his years in the industry, he has worked with organisations all over the world to help empower the services they deliver. He specialises in process design, shared services, and customer satisfaction with the belief that these are key elements to the future of the industry.
Kalbir Sohi is the CEO of drie, a startup focused on making it easy to build secure services on the cloud. Before that he was head of cloud platforms at HMRC, where he built the Tax Platform, a scalable cloud platform that runs the personal and business tax accounts for all UK taxpayers. A long time ago he did a PhD in philosophy.
Stephen is a very successful IT professional with 19 years of experience in consulting services, and channel sales leadership. Most recently he headed the Channel and Enterprise Sales teams at Telindus and the UKI channel team at Veeam Software.
At Macrium Software Stephen is leading a major revamp to an up and coming backup vendor, taking on a new channel structure, marketing team and global sales push. Stephen is passionate about providing great products that are easy for partners to sell, and provide focused and trust worthy solutions for IT Administrators. With the last 5 years immersed in the backup and disk recovery industry, Stephen has a very good understanding of the key drivers, and a clear vision of the opportunities for Macrium Software.
Stephen is aligning Macrium to build on the four key pillars of success; great products, channel focused sales, effective marketing and great value for money. 2015 and 2016 years are huge years for Macrium Software.
Principal Security Analyst,
Focusing on protecting companies against the latest cyber attacks that can lead to data theft, Carl advises customers on the state of the threat landscape and how to enhance their security posture. Carl is an active international spokesperson and an expert speaker, regularly contributing to externally-facing blogs and research papers. Carl has over 10 years’ experience in the security research arena.
Senior Systems Engineer,
Kevin Ridings is a Senior Systems Engineer for Veeam Software. Based in the UK, Kevin is an IT Professional with nearly 20 years of experience in the industry focusing on virtualisation, storage and service provider technologies.
Sean McAvan is responsible for directing the growth of Navisite, LLC. through active development of channel and partner programs and building the direct channel through targeted new business development and marketing activities.
Sean has over 15 years work experience in complex IT solution provision, with a proven track record in the Hosting and Cloud Computing industry. He has demonstrable skills in building and motivating teams to exceed targets, to increase client service levels and to both build new partnerships and to actively develop these for mutual gain. He has consistently been highly successful in the management of his business.
Prior to his second tenure at Navisite, Sean was the Chief Commercial Officer at Global Nexus Telecom in the Bahamas and Vice President EMEA Sales for Datapipe.
Benjamin is the co-founder of Contino, a global Enterprise DevOps consultancy. Benjamin has worked with over 50 of the worlds largest global brands on DevOps, digital and cloud transformation initiatives.
Country Manager UK,
baramundi Software AG
Sean Herbert is responsible for customer engagement in the UK. Experienced in developing strong relationships with clients in various countries from small businesses to global enterprises, he is well aware of the varying challenges IT departments face today keeping their infrastructure up-to-date, safe and under control. Specialised in efficient methods for endpoint management and security, he has an in-depth knowledge of the baramundi Management Suite and how it can be used to address the ongoing problems faced by IT departments today.
VP and CMO,
Bruce is a visionary technology executive who brings over 20 years of marketing and products experience to Pivot3 as Chief Marketing Officer. Over the course of his career, he has helped innovative software companies establish their vision and execute their go-to-market strategy. Prior to joining Pivot3, Bruce played an instrumental role in the success of companies such as Socialware, Hyperformix, and OpenText (formerly Vignette). An avid outdoorsman, Bruce volunteers as a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America, which provides him the opportunity to pursue his interests in boating, sailing and camping while giving something back to the community.
Co-founder and Principal Consultant,
Skelton Thatcher Consulting Ltd
Matthew Skelton has been building, deploying, and operating commercial software systems since 1998. Co-founder and Principal Consultant at Skelton Thatcher Consulting (http://skeltonthatcher.com/), he specialises in helping organisations to adopt and sustain good practices for building and operating software systems: Continuous Delivery, DevOps, aspects of ITIL, and software operability. Matthew is co-author of the books Database Lifecycle Management (Simple Talk) and Continuous Delivery with Windows and .NET (O’Reilly).
Neil had a long and successful career at Royal Mail operating at board level with an outstanding track record in leading and transforming organisational, team and individual performance. He has extensive experience of operating both in executive and non-executive roles with organisations of all sizes, in the private, public and not for profit sectors.
For personal reasons, the charitable sector had always had significant meaning for him, and in particular, those charities that support vulnerable children and young adults.
Although he continued to work with various CEO’s of private organisations to successfully design and deliver Business Development strategies and transformational change across a broad range of issues, more of his time was devoted to working with charities, using his commercial experience to help them deliver their aims and objectives in what was a very challenging economic, political and social environment. Charities he has worked with include Barnardo's, Cystic Fibrosis, Save the Children, Action for M.E and Acorns Children’s Hospice.
He is now CEO of Safeline, a Warwick based charity that exists to prevent sexual abuse and rape and support those affected by it. Last year, the charity was honored with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.
Elton is a Microsoft MVP, Pluralsight Author, and Developer Advocate at Docker, Inc. He has been architecting and delivering successful solutions with Microsoft technologies since 2000, most recently Big Data and API implementations in Azure, and distributed applications with Docker.
Currently Elton is interested the expansion of the Microsoft stack outside of the normal boundaries; exploring the great opportunities opening up with .NET Core running on Linux, .NET Framework apps running in Windows Containers, and Docker running on Azure.
Elton is a regular speaker at events and user groups – in 2016 he spoke at Microsoft’s Future Decoded and TechDays Online, at the WinOps Conference, Docker London and London DevOps. In 2017 he will be speaking at NDC London, DevSum, NDC Oslo, SDD London, and DockerCon.
Mike has over 40 years experience in the software industry, in a career which spans everything from aerospace and blast furnaces to language and operating system design.
He was the original CTO at the music recognition company, Shazam, and has managed many other cutting edge technical teams before and since.
He is currently Developer Evangelist at RedSift and Technologist in Residence at TrueStart accelerator in London, and still find time to make strange things in the shed.
Associate Director - IM&T,
WWL NHS Trust
Mark is an Associate Director - IM&T for Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.
Mark recently lead a two year transformation programme, changing the way information is produced, shared and used across the Trust.
Mark has 13 years experience in the NHS, Business Intelligence (BI) and Health Informatics, working in Acute, Mental Health, Community Services & Commissioning organisations.
Mark is a Qlik Luminary.The Qlik Luminary Program brings together the best and brightest customers, partners and enthusiasts in the Qlik ecosystem. With deep drive, passion and expertise, Qlik Luminaries champion the vision of turning data into insights that lead to transformative discoveries.
BI Development Manager,
WWL NHS Trust
Robbie has worked with Qlik for the last 7 years and has led his team at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust to numerous national awards for producing cutting-edge Qlik apps that support hospital operations.
Founder & Chief Evangelist,
Kelly Murphy has 19 years experience founding and leading disruptive venture backed technology companies. In 1998 Murphy founded Marrakech, the first SaaS platform that offered on-demand procurement and supply chain systems to over 30,000 trading partners including some of the world’s largest retailers, consumer food producers, packaging companies and utilities. After selling Marrakech in 2007, he turned his sights on the storage industry. In 2009, Murphy co-founded HyperGrid — a pioneer of software-defined storage, Hyper-converged Infrastructure and the first HyperConverged Infrastructure as a Service that is set to disrupt the traditional IT infrastructure industry. Currently, he serves on HyperGrid's Board of Directors and is also the Chief Evangelist. Originally from Canada, Murphy obtained his BS in Computer Science from Michigan Technological University.
Consulting Systems Engineer,
Cisco Umbrellas speaker Rob Gregg is a Consulting Systems Engineer on the Cisco Umbrella team. Having joined Cisco through the OpenDNS acquisition he is an old hand when it comes to Umbrella and the approach’s they take to identification of malicious infrastructure
• Session Title - Automating Security using Big Data and DNS
• Session Synopsis - Cisco Umbrella use big data and some advanced analytical techniques to identify malicious infrastructure across the internet to protect their customers. Join our engineer, Rob Gregg, as he brings you on a journey in to the data they see and how they crunch it to keep their users safe.
• 4 Takeaway Bullet Points
o Learn how malicious actors are using novel means to hide from the security companies that are working against them
o How Visibility of global DNS traffic puts Umbrella in a unique position to identify these threats
o Learn about some of the algorithms Umbrella uses to extract meaningful intelligence from the sea of traffic that hit their resolves
o Learn how you can protect your network from these threats in minutes
Senior Systems Engineer,
Peter Smith is Senior Presales Engineer at Tintri UK & I, where he works to challenge the storage quo. Day to day that involves engaging in all stages of delivering the storage solution, from working with the pre-sales team to managing technical relationships with a strong customer focus. He champions the power and productivity of VM-level storage. Peter has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry and is an expert at using his technical skills alongside his professional qualifications to identify customers’ storage needs.
Systems Engineering Manager,
Malcolm leads a team of Infoblox consultants who help organisations large and small improve the robustness and security of their networks.
In a previous life, he was responsible for the management and security of network infrastructure at one of the UK’s largest Internet Service Providers.
Director of Sales Engineering, EMEA,
Mark Bayne is an IT Security Professional, with 19 years’ industry experience. Having started as a Security Administrator in a small IT consultancy, Mark learned the trade in a small dynamic environment where IT security requirements were only beginning to be understood. Continuing his specialisation, Mark spent most of the following 6 years working in the Security Pre-Sales team at Nokia, progressing to running the Greater China region, focusing on security appliances running CheckPoint and VPN technologies. As network security appliances began to dominate and saturate the market, Mark joined Imperva to focus on the new Application and Data Security space, pioneered by Shlomo Kramer.
After 9 years, where Imperva developed from small start-up to a leading public Security vendor, Mark joined Cato Networks in 2016. An extremely exciting move to a company that is redefining and disrupting the approach to Networking and Security. At Cato Networks, Mark runs the EMEA Sales Engineering team to bring value to companies with a solution providing a software-defined and cloud-based secure enterprise network, reducing MPLS costs, eliminating branch appliances, and providing secure internet access everywhere.
CEO Cognosec GmbH (Austria),
As CEO of Cognosec GmbH (Austria), Oliver expedites global customers' security strategies. Key member of the Agiliance Global Advisory Council.
Accomplished, dedicated and certified audit and security executive with a proven international track record of successfully completing highly complex enterprise-wide security projects, developing, implementing and improving risk management, security, internal control and internal audit processes, effectively managing and mentoring solutions-oriented, multi-disciplined, multinational teams in the telecommunications, defense, insurance, banking and gaming industries, as well as in the public sector.
Governance, Risk and Compliance Management. Defining a strategy that implements controls to monitor and record current business activities, identifying potential risks and prioritising the tolerance for risk based on the organisation’s business objectives, implementing the appropriate measures to ensure compliance with legislative or industry rules as well as internal policies providing for corrective action in cases where regulations or policies have been ignored or misconstrued.
Information Security Management. Implementing an Information Security Management System based on internal, legislative and regulatory security requirements as well as the risk appetite of the business. The ISMS includes the aligning of corporate security objectives to business objectives, the development of policies procedures and guidelines, the implementation of a security monitoring and incident response system, an identity management system to ensure access on the least privilege principle and the establishment of IT auditing comprised of network and firewall, system vulnerability, application source code, access right audits and penetration tests. Internal Audit. Assuring the board of directors and the audit committee that the organisation’s risk management, control, and governance processes, as designed and represented by management, are adequate and functioning and that significant legal, regulatory, internal or contractual compliance issues impacting the organization are recognized in a timely manner and addressed adequately.
Principal System Engineer,
Darren Swift is a Principal System Engineer covering EMEA for Zerto, prior to being at Zerto Darren was a systems engineer for EMC and has a wealth of experience covering 8 years in SAN\NAS, Virtualization, Disaster Recovery & Cloud technologies with a particular focus on Disaster Recovery technologies, Virtualization and cloud consultancy. Over his career Darren has helped many fortune 500 companies achieve their goals with his qualifications and knowledge on these technologies. Attend to see why and how Darren can help simplify, improve and future proof your disaster recovery strategy with Zerto 4.0 aka "Master of Disaster".
Identity & Security Manager,
Ian Wills is an accomplished IT security professional with over 20 years' experience working with Government and Financial Services organisations.
Ian is responsible for the growth of the Entrust Datacard identity-based security business in the UK.
Software Solutions Manager,
Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Cloud and Applications,
Aerohive Networks Europe Ltd
Principal Cyber ＆ Information Security Consultant,
Sungard Availability Services
As principal consultant for cyber resilience and security at Sungard AS, Chris Butler leads the development of services that integrate traditional information security products within a wider framework of organisational and cyber resilience.
Following a 20-year Army career in aviation, security and counter-terrorism, Chris moved into consulting. Initially with major oil/gas firm helping major projects to close out and learn from experience; then into the nuclear sector. Working in security and resilience, Chris provided expert consultancy covering crisis, emergency and incident management; policies and plans for preparedness and response. He has further experience in strategy execution consultancy, including programme and risk management, and executive coaching in the legal, financial and health/nutrition sectors.
Senior E-Threat Analyst,
Liviu Arsene is a Senior E-Threat Analyst for Bitdefender, with a strong background in security and technology. Reporting on global trends and developments in computer security, he writes about malware outbreaks and security incidents while coordinating with technical and research departments. His passions revolve around innovative technologies and gadgets, focusing on their security applications and long-term strategic impact. When he's not online, he's either taking something apart or putting it back together again.
System Engineers Manager,
Richard has been in the Storage industry for over 20 years, starting his career managing the storage and backup environment for Goldman Sachs before moving to the vendor community to be a Senior SAN consultant at StorageTek, NetApp and Nimble Storage. For the past 2 years, Richard has been leading the UK and Ireland Systems Engineering team at Nimble Storage.
Director of Enterprise,
Paul has worked in the communications industry for over 25 years and has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience within the IT and communications sectors. Having worked for large global organisations as well as start-up businesses, Paul has seen the industry from many different angles and this has given him a strong understanding of the market place. Paul is currently leading the enterprise sales team for global cloud communications leader 8x8. Paul is a self-proclaimed advocate of cloud based technology and knows first-hand the benefits it can bring to companies.
Global Head of Legal Services Innovation,
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Paul has worked across a number of different industries in business transformation roles, and has spent the last 8 years at leading ‘Magic Circle’ Law firms, transforming the way that lawyers deliver their services to clients through a combination of people, process and technology.
Leading product innovation at TalkTalk Business, Jon has extensive knowledge from the industry with over twenty years success in developing and operating profitable business growth in the ISP, telecoms and managed services sectors.
Guy has been in the telecoms industry for 15 years and is currently the Trading Director for TalkTalk Business. He has run IT & Telecoms Departments for large organisations, built and sold his own reseller business and recently ran tIPicall, a SIP trunking provider which was purchased by TalkTalk Business in 2013. He is also Director of Next Generation Voice at TalkTalk Business and has been on the council at the Internet Services Providers Association for four years.
Head of DevOps,
Jon is Head of Cloud & DevOps for EU for Epam Systems. He leads a large team across Europe and is responsible for multiple Cloud & DevOps transformation engagements with a wide variety of clients.
He has a deep understanding of both the high level strategy as well as the hands on practicalities of moving large, complex enterprises from traditional IT to a flexible modern approach of delivery using best of breed technology.
Prior to joining Epam he has been in a number of senior management, architecture & engineering roles across multiple tier 1 financial service organisations.
Irwin Mitchell LLP
Joanne advises businesses across all sectors on intellectual property (IP) and IT issues both nationally and internationally. She has been advising businesses and other lawyers on data protection for almost 20 years, including specialist advice to a number of international brands on the new General Data Protection Regulations since 2015.
CTO & Co-Founder ,
Tomasz is Zerado's CTO and Co-Founder. He’s been involved in the Bitcoin and Blockchain space since late 2009. Tomasz studied physics at MIT where he focused on computational physics and supercomputing. At Harvard, he audited a number of lectures at the Berkmann Centre. He is an alumnus of the Clinton Global Initiative University programme, and founder of the Warsaw Hackerspace, where he explored the NGO and local governance segment.
Senior Data Engineer,
Jan helps companies achieve exceptional growth and success through use of modern computing technologies; specifically large-scale machine learning and big data systems, particularly those that interact with IoT, wearables, mobiles as well as modern web applications. His experience and expertise allows him to advise on future technical strategies.
Naturally, Jan is a passionate technologist; he has hands-on experience with delivering large-scale systems—particularly those that bring together the data science and mathematics with modern engineering practices. He regularly contributes to open source projects, and regularly speaks at technical conferences.
Michael is a Managing Director in Accenture Digital, leading our Mobility and Internet of Things activities in the UK and Ireland.
He has a background in mobile technology that includes large business and start-ups. He remains divided as to which he prefers, loving the innovation and focus of start-ups and also the reach and scale of working for a major company. Above all he’s excited by how to get new things started. He has a fascination for which propositions will work and which will ultimately fail and how to tip that balance.
Recent client work has focussed on: mobile banking and payments; the vexed question of app adoption; the application of IoT in both consumer and industrial contexts; voice agents and Artificial Intelligence.
Senior Storage Architect, R&D,
Cormac currently works in the Office of the CTO in the Storage and Availability Business Unit (SABU) at VMware. He joined VMware back in April 2005, and had previously held roles in VMware’s Technical Marketing and Technical Support organizations. Cormac has written a number of storage related white papers and given numerous presentations on storage best practices and vSphere storage features. He is also the co-author of the “Essential Virtual SAN” book published by VMware Press.
Technical Sales Engineer EMEA,
James Mason is Datto's resident ransomware expert!
James is best known for educating others on how best to save your business from this malicious programme, he is also our primary technical resource within Datto EMEA for our European, Middle Eastern and African Distribution Partners and Managed Service Providers, instrumental in setting up the channel for our expansion into the EMEA territory.
James is a regular speaker at Conferences and events, he is most famous for his Live Disaster Demo’s. His latest disaster demo is CryptoLocker- Live! Don’t miss it!
Head of Pre Sales,
Founder and CEO,
Jamie is a data security and enterprise software entrepreneur and is the CEO at ZoneFox. He attended the prestigious Ignite course at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School, and the Entrepreneur Development Programme at MIT.
Jamie has a PhD in Computer Science, extensive security and digital forensics experience and was recently recognised as the 'Champion of Champions' at the inaugural Scottish Cyber Security awards for his contribution to the industry.
ZoneFox protects business-critical assets; data and IP and has a proven track record protecting reputation, sales revenue, and competitive advantage for its growing client base.
Professional Services Engineer,
Mike Hobday leads IBM’s Cognitive Automation Consulting Practice in UK and Ireland
The practice offers a portfolio of advisory, build and operate services for clients who seek to transform their digital customer experience, their industries and platforms, breaking new ground in operational effectiveness and productivity through automation.
Disciplines include Cognitive (incl. Watson technologies), Big Data and Advanced Analytics; automation solutions including Robotic Process Automation, new leading solutions to exploit the potential of “Internet of Things” and Blockchain technologies.
In IBM Mike has led the UK Banking Practice and been Financial Services Leader in Asia Pacific. He has advised Banking and FS cients globally on cognitive automation and was formerly Global Lead Account Partner for clients Barclays, Maybank and ABN AMRO.
Prior to joining IBM Mike enjoyed an early formative career at Barclays, ultimately leading Operational Strategy for Retail and Commercial Banking, joined PwC as a Director in their Banking Strategy Practice later Prudential as Transformation Design Director and immediately prior to joining IBM was CEO of Atos Consulting UK, Americas and Asia Pacific.
Married with two grown children, Mike is an enthusiastic follower and collector of the works of Elvis Costello.
Secon Cyber Security
GDPR will soon be upon us whether we like it or not. One of the key aspects in preparing for GDPR is Data Protection Impact Assessment (Article 35) and proper record keeping (Article 30). In order to properly assess the risks of business processes and provide visibility, data must first be audited, mapped and classified.
David King is a data classification champion and GDPR Practitioner. He has a Master's in Cyber Security and is working on a paper about data classification, its problems and potentials solutions which he hopes to publish later this year.
Head of Things,