25 - 26 April 2018 / Manchester Central

Speakers

Kevin Mitnick
Kevin Mitnick

Chief Executive Officer Mitnick Security Consulting

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Kevin Mitnick
Mike Hobday
Mike Hobday

Vice President, UKI Cognitive Automation Practice Leader IBM Watson

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Mike Hobday

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.

James Akrigg
James Akrigg

Head of Technology for Partners  Microsoft Ltd

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James Akrigg
Ian Massingham
Ian Massingham

Chief Evangelist - Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Amazon Web Services

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Ian Massingham

Ian Massingham is a Technical Evangelist at Amazon Web Services and has been working with cloud computing technologies since 2008. In his role works he works to increase the awareness of AWS cloud services and works with customers of all sizes, from start-ups to large enterprises, to help them benefit from the adoption of AWS. He has a special interest in the development of Connected Device and IoT applications, and in architecture patterns for the deployment of large scale gaming platforms in the Cloud.

Ian has almost 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, covering operations and engineering within hosting, telecommunications and cloud service providers. Prior to joining AWS, he lead a systems engineering team for an integrated software and hardware company that focused on the creation of cloud computing services with telecommunications and other IT service providers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Matt McNeill
Matt McNeill

Head of Google Cloud Platform, UK & Ireland Google

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Matt McNeill
Ian Wallis
Ian Wallis

Director Chatbots and Mobile PaaS Business Development Oracle EMEA

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Ian Wallis
Jenny Radcliffe
Jenny Radcliffe

The People Hacker 

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Jenny Radcliffe
John Abel
John Abel

Head of Technology & Cloud UK, Ireland and Israel  Oracle

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John Abel
Amy Nicholson
Amy Nicholson

Technical Evangelist Microsoft

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Amy Nicholson
David Macfarlane
David Macfarlane

Managing Director – Network Solutions  Gamma

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David Macfarlane
Ken Munro
Ken Munro

Partner Pen Test Partners LLP

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Ken Munro
Paul Vlissidis
Paul Vlissidis

Technical Director & Senior Advisor NCC Group

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Paul Vlissidis

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.

Paul J Taylor
Paul J Taylor

Detective Constable, Cyber Crime Team Greater Manchester Police

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Paul J Taylor
Tom Arbuthnot
Tom Arbuthnot

Principal Solutions Architect Modality Systems

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Tom Arbuthnot
Marcus Robinson
Marcus Robinson

Technical Evangelist Microsoft

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Marcus Robinson
Rob Vanstone
Rob Vanstone

Technology Director UK XebiaLabs

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Rob Vanstone
Mandi Walls
Mandi Walls

Technical Community Manager CHEF

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Mandi Walls
Gareth Neal
Gareth Neal

Senior Manager - Cyber Security & Data Privacy  PwC

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Gareth Neal

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.

Phil Prosser
Phil Prosser

Solution Architect Red Hat

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Phil Prosser
Simon Pamplin
Simon Pamplin

Director Technical Sales EMEA  Silver Peak

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Simon Pamplin
Max Heinemeyer
Max Heinemeyer

Senior Cyber Security Specialist  Darktrace

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Max Heinemeyer
Steve Thair
Steve Thair

Microsoft Regional Director ‎DevOpsGuys

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Steve Thair
Gary Watson
Gary Watson

Founder and VP Technical Engagement Nexsan

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Gary Watson
Jon McLoone
Jon McLoone

Director of Technical Communication and Strategy Wolfram Research

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Jon McLoone

As Director of Technical Services, Communication and Strategy at Wolfram Research Europe, Jon McLoone is central to driving the company's technical business strategy and leading the consulting solutions team. Described as “The Computation Company”, the Wolfram group are world leaders in integrated technology for computation, data science and AI including machine learning. With over 25 years of experience working with Wolfram Technologies, Jon has helped in directing software development, system design, technical marketing, corporate policy, business strategies and much more. Jon gives regular keynote appearances and media interviews on topics such as the Future of AI, Enterprise Computation Strategies and Education Reform, across multiple fields including healthcare, fintech and data science. He holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Durham.

Jon is also Co-founder and Director of Development for computerbasedmath.org, an organisation dedicated to a fundamental reform of maths education and the introduction of computational thinking. The movement is now a worldwide force in re-engineering the STEM curriculum with early projects in Estonia, Sweden and Africa

Charles Adriaenssens
Charles Adriaenssens

Practice Lead, Business Analytics and IoT, EMEA Splunk

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Charles Adriaenssens
Ian Sharp
Ian Sharp

Lead Data Scientist Oracle

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Ian Sharp
Martin Wellsted
Martin Wellsted

Regional Manager Northern Territory EfficientIP

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Martin Wellsted
John Hughes
John Hughes

Enterprise Sales Director Varonis

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John Hughes
James Burchell
James Burchell

Senior Sales Engineer Sophos

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James Burchell
Mark Phillips
Mark Phillips

Senior Sales Engineer Malwarebytes

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Mark Phillips
Marc Laliberte
Marc Laliberte

Information Security Threat Analyst Watchguard Technologies

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Marc Laliberte
Jason Hart
Jason Hart

CTO Gemalto Enterprise & Cybersecurity Gemalto

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Jason Hart
Michael Cade
Michael Cade

Technical Evangelist Veeam

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Michael Cade
Sumit R. De
Sumit R. De

Senior Service Management Consultant  TOPdesk

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Sumit R. De
Kalbir Sohi
Kalbir Sohi

CEO drie

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Kalbir Sohi
Stephen Macpherson
Stephen Macpherson

Sales Director Macrium Software

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Stephen Macpherson
Carl Leonard
Carl Leonard

Principal Security Analyst Forcepoint

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Carl Leonard

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.

Kevin Ridings
Kevin Ridings

Senior Systems Engineer Veeam

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Kevin Ridings
Sean McAvan
Sean McAvan

Managing Director Navisite

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Sean McAvan
Benjamin Wootton
Benjamin Wootton

Co-Founder Contino

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Benjamin Wootton
Sean Herbert
Sean Herbert

Country Manager UK baramundi Software AG

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Sean Herbert
Bruce Milne
Bruce Milne

VP and CMO Pivot3

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Bruce Milne
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