25 - 26 April 2018 / Manchester Central

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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
Matthew Skelton
Matthew Skelton

Co-founder and Principal Consultant Skelton Thatcher Consulting Ltd

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Matthew Skelton
Neil Henderson
Neil Henderson

CEO Safeline

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Neil Henderson
Elton Stoneman
Elton Stoneman

Developer Advocate Docker

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Elton Stoneman

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.

Michael Karliner
Michael Karliner

Developer Evangelist RedSift

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Michael Karliner
Mark Singleton
Mark Singleton

Associate Director - IM&T WWL NHS Trust

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Mark Singleton
Robbie Evason
Robbie Evason

BI Development Manager WWL NHS Trust

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Robbie Evason
Kelly Murphy
Kelly Murphy

Founder & Chief Evangelist HyperGrid

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Kelly Murphy
Rob Gregg
Rob Gregg

Consulting Systems Engineer Cisco Umbrella

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Rob Gregg
Pete Smith
Pete Smith

Senior Systems Engineer Tintri

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Pete Smith
Malcolm Murphy
Malcolm Murphy

Systems Engineering Manager Infoblox

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Malcolm Murphy
Dawid Kowalski
Dawid Kowalski

Technical Director FireMon

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Dawid Kowalski
Mark Bayne
Mark Bayne

Director of Sales Engineering, EMEA Cato Networks

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Mark Bayne
Oliver Eckel
Oliver Eckel

CEO Cognosec GmbH (Austria) Cognosec

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Oliver Eckel
Ian Wills
Ian Wills

Identity & Security Manager Entrust Datacard

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Ian Wills
Nick Williams
Nick Williams

Technical Presales Zerto

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Nick Williams
Stephen Hoy
Stephen Hoy

Director of Cloud Strategy and Applications Aerohive Networks Europe Ltd

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Stephen Hoy
Chris Butler
Chris Butler

Principal Cyber & Information Security Consultant Sungard Availability Services

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Chris Butler
Liviu Arsene
Liviu Arsene

Senior E-Threat Analyst Bitdefender

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Liviu Arsene
Richard Fenton
Richard Fenton

System Engineers Manager Nimble Storage

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Richard Fenton
Paul Holden
Paul Holden

Director of Enterprise 8x8

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Paul Holden
Paul Orchard
Paul Orchard

Global Head of Legal Services Innovation Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

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Paul Orchard

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.

Jon Nowell
Jon Nowell

Product Innovation TalkTalk Business

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Jon Nowell
Guy Miller
Guy Miller

Trading Director TalkTalk Business

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Guy Miller
Jon Hammant
Jon Hammant

Head of DevOps EPAM Systems

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Jon Hammant

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.

Joanne Bone
Joanne Bone

Partner Irwin Mitchell LLP

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Joanne Bone

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.

Tomasz Mloduchowski
Tomasz Mloduchowski

CTO & Co-Founder  Zerado

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Tomasz Mloduchowski

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.

Rockie Yang
Rockie Yang

Senior Data Engineer ThinkBig

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Rockie Yang
Jan Machacek
Jan Machacek

CTO Cake Solutions

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Jan Machacek

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 Hobbs
Michael Hobbs

Managing Director Accenture Digital

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Michael Hobbs

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.  

Cormac Hogan
Cormac Hogan

Senior Storage Architect, R&D VMware

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Cormac Hogan

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.

James Mason
James Mason

Technical Sales Engineer EMEA Datto

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James Mason
Ryan Osborne
Ryan Osborne

Head of Pre Sales 8x8

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Ryan Osborne
Jamie Graves
Jamie Graves

Founder and CEO ZoneFox

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Jamie Graves
Peter Souter
Peter Souter

Senior Pro Services Engineer Puppet

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Peter Souter
Alex Fraser
Alex Fraser

System Engineer Veeam

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Alex Fraser
Artem Philippov
Artem Philippov

System Engineer Veeam

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Artem Philippov
David King
David King

Technical Director Secon Cyber Security

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David King
Tom Glover
Tom Glover

Head of Things ThoughtWorks

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Tom Glover

Tom holds the position of Head of Things for ThoughtWorks in the UK. He possesses over 20 years IT experience, 10 years of which have been spent in the Internet of Things space. Previously working for IBM, he has extensive experience in the sales, design and more importantly, delivery of global scale complex IoT platforms and solutions for major brands. As a ThoughtWorker, he is actively involved in the evangelism of IoT from a business perspective and the value it can provide in areas such as Smarter Cities, Healthcare and Retail.

Jeremy Hendy
Jeremy Hendy

EVP Sales & Marketing RepKnight

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Jeremy Hendy
Robert Farnod
Robert Farnod

EMEA Security Specialist  Splunk

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Robert Farnod
Anish Kapoor
Anish Kapoor

CEO  AccessPay

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Anish Kapoor
Adam Hosker
Adam Hosker

Global Lead Software One

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Adam Hosker
Paul Winsor
Paul Winsor

Director EMEA Market Development Qlik

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Paul Winsor
Mike Newman
Mike Newman

CEO My1Login

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Mike Newman
Jeff Barker
Jeff Barker

Cofounder & Vice President of Product Management – Immediate Insight FireMon

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Jeff Barker
Harvey Lewis
Harvey Lewis

Director Deloitte MCS Limited

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Harvey Lewis

Harvey is a director at Deloitte in the UK and leads cognitive computing for the technology consulting practice.

Harvey has a background in aeronautics and astronautics, and over the last 25 years has successfully blended the academic rigour of ‘rocket science’ with the emerging field of ‘data science’ through data and analytics projects in financial services, public sector, technology, retail and national security. 

He is a former member of the UK’s Public Sector Transparency Board (2014-2015), chaired by the Rt Hon Francis Maude MP, which was responsible for overseeing the UK government’s open data agenda.

Gareth Henman
Gareth Henman

Chief Architect Co-operative Group

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Gareth Henman
Vassilis Sanidas
Vassilis Sanidas

VP Security Sales PCCW Global

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Vassilis Sanidas
Andy Burgin
Andy Burgin

Lead Devop Engineer Sky Betting and Gaming

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Andy Burgin

Andy has spent the last 3 years working as Lead Devops Engineer at Sky Betting and Gaming where he looks after their data analytics platform, before that worked on the web platform keeping services up and running across hundreds of nodes. The previous 20 years of his career we're spent working at design and build web development agencies being a dev/sysadmin for SMEs and Blue Chips.

Ilia Kolochenko
Ilia Kolochenko

CEO & Founder High-Tech Bridge

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Ilia Kolochenko

Ilia Kolochenko has a BS degree with honors in Mathematics and Computer Science. He started his career as a penetration tester in Geneva, the city in which he grew up. During and after his studies, Ilia was working as a security expert and team leader for various financial institutions and companies in Switzerland and abroad. His military service took place in Swiss artillery troops. At the very end of 2007, Ilia founded High-Tech Bridge to deliver efficient and effective penetration testing to companies of all sizes. In 2010 he created a concept of hybrid security assessment for web applications, called ImmuniWeb®, that was globally launched in 2014. Afterwards, Ilia designed and managed the implementation of various machine learning technologies, such as Artificial Neural Networks (ANN), to ImmuniWeb platform. Being a web application security expert and chief architect of ImmuniWeb, he is personally involved into ImmuniWeb’s daily operations, managing implementation of new features and algorithms. Ilia is a contributor to SC Magazine and CSO, he is regularly quoted in leading business journals including WSJ, CNBC, Financial Times, and BBC. In 2016 he received the "Forum des 100" award - 12th annual award for one hundred entrepreneurs, politicians and personalities who build the French speaking part of Switzerland. Ilia is a member of Forbes Technology Council and a contributing author for Forbes magazine writing about cybersecurity and cybercrime. Currently Ilia is doing his Master of Legal Studies (Juris Master) in Washington University in St. Louis.

Daniel Finneran
Daniel Finneran

EMEA Software Defined Solutions Architect HPE

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Daniel Finneran
Ricky Price
Ricky Price

Client Director Novus Group

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Ricky Price
Vipul Sharma
Vipul Sharma

Technical Architect Oracle

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Vipul Sharma
Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis

Senior Director EMEA Marketing Nutanix

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Mark Lewis
Alastair Roriston
Alastair Roriston

Public Sector Sales Manager Nutanix

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Alastair Roriston
Stefan Olofsson
Stefan Olofsson

Director of Systems Engineering, EMEA Viptela

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Stefan Olofsson
Gary Mawdsley
Gary Mawdsley

CTO  Anzen Data

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Gary Mawdsley
Phillip Nunn
Phillip Nunn

CEO Blackmore Group

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Phillip Nunn
Jason Dance
Jason Dance

Managing Director BigTec

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Jason Dance
Sabrina Castiglione
Sabrina Castiglione

Chief of Staff CheckRecipient

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Sabrina Castiglione
Richard Tuke
Richard Tuke

 Cisco Jasper

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Richard Tuke

Having spent his early career serving as a British Army Officer on leaving the Army in 2007 Richard has spent the last 10 years working for both British Telecom and EE before moving to Cisco Jasper earlier this year to run their relationship with British Telecom and the wider enterprise UK market.

Richard has spent the last 10 years evangelising the capability of mobile platforms  to UK Government and enterprise and is passionate about how technology can deliver business outcomes.
 

Mark Breed
Mark Breed

IT Services Manager WD40

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Mark Breed
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