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Chief Executive Officer Mitnick Security Consulting
Vice President, UKI Cognitive Automation Practice Leader IBM Watson
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.
Head of Technology for Partners Microsoft Ltd
Chief Evangelist - Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Amazon Web Services
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.
Head of Google Cloud Platform, UK & Ireland Google
Director Chatbots and Mobile PaaS Business Development Oracle EMEA
The People Hacker
Head of Technology & Cloud UK, Ireland and Israel Oracle
Technical Evangelist Microsoft
Managing Director – Network Solutions Gamma
Partner Pen Test Partners LLP
Technical Director & Senior Advisor NCC Group
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
Principal Solutions Architect Modality Systems
Technical Evangelist Microsoft
Technology Director UK XebiaLabs
Technical Community Manager CHEF
Senior Manager - Cyber Security & Data Privacy PwC
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.
Solution Architect Red Hat
Director Technical Sales EMEA Silver Peak
Senior Cyber Security Specialist Darktrace
Microsoft Regional Director DevOpsGuys
Founder and VP Technical Engagement Nexsan
Director of Technical Communication and Strategy Wolfram Research
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
Practice Lead, Business Analytics and IoT, EMEA Splunk
Lead Data Scientist Oracle
Regional Manager Northern Territory EfficientIP
Enterprise Sales Director Varonis
Senior Sales Engineer Sophos
Senior Sales Engineer Malwarebytes
Information Security Threat Analyst Watchguard Technologies
CTO Gemalto Enterprise & Cybersecurity Gemalto
Technical Evangelist Veeam
Senior Service Management Consultant TOPdesk
Sales Director Macrium Software
Principal Security Analyst Forcepoint
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 Veeam
Managing Director Navisite
Country Manager UK baramundi Software AG
VP and CMO Pivot3