Global Head of Security Architecture, Operations and Engineering
Ashraf has over 16 years’ experience in the Information security industry and has worked in a number of sectors including finance, transport and broadcasting. Ashraf left BAE Systems in 2016 as a Cyber Security Consultant where he worked with organisations such as SWIFT and Talk Talk on technical engagements post high profile cybersecurity incidents.
Ashraf studied for his Software and Security Engineering MSc at the University of Oxford. He is currently the Global Head of Security Architecture, Engineering and Operations with a strong mandate from the board to defend the organisation.
Enterprise Security Architect, AXA
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Global Head of Cybersecurity and Technology Regulatory Affairs
Fox Ahmed is the Global Head of ICT Regulatory Engagements at BNP Paribas. He has over 20 years’ experience working for Tier 1 banks with global responsibilities. Fox is responsible for ensuring the Group has an effective risk based approach in integrating Governance, Compliance and Regulatory requirements into programmes and digital initiatives with focus on Cybersecurity and Technology Risk Management. He is playing a crucial role in supporting the key digital strategies of the Group by enabling the management of risk at the speed and scale required in today’s digital world.
Prior to this, Fox has a proven track record in successful implementation of target operating models related to Technology and Operational Transformation.
Dr Gilad L. Rosner
Founder: IoT Privacy Forum; Expert in Public Policy of IoT & Identity Management; Privacy and Technology Policy Researcher
Dr Gilad Rosner is a privacy and information policy researcher and the founder of the non-profit Internet of Things Privacy Forum, a crossroads for industry, regulators, academics, government and privacy advocates to discuss the privacy challenges of the IoT. The Forum’s mission is to produce guidance, analysis and best practices to help industry and government to reduce privacy risk and innovate responsibly in the domain of connected devices.
Gilad’s broader work focuses on the IoT, identity management, US & EU privacy and data protection regimes, and online trust. His research has been used by the UK House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report on the Responsible Use of Data and he is a featured expert on O’Reilly and the BBC. Gilad is an internationally invited speaker and has given talks at industry conferences, universities, and government agencies, including the US National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Gilad has a 20-year career in IT, having worked with identity management technology, digital media, automation and telecommunications.
Gilad is a member of the UK Cabinet Office Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group, which provides independent analysis and guidance on Government digital initiatives and is a member of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems.
He is a Visiting Researcher at the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, an Affiliate Researcher at UC Berkeley’s Centre for Long-Term Cybersecurity and has consulted on trust issues for the UK government’s identity assurance programme, Verify.gov.
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Director of Events, Cloud Security Alliance UK; Head of Security Architecture & Strategy, HSBC Global Banking and Markets
I’m Francesco, a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and cybersecurity advisor who specialises in strategy and cloud security. Fuelled by passion, curiosity and dissatisfaction for the status quo, I believe in protecting identities in cyberspace and creating a safer, more connected world for future generations.
I’m currently helping ELEXON and HSBC build their cybersecurity practices.
In my spare time, I love to give back to the cybersecurity community. As part of that, I am Director of Events for the Cloud Security Alliance UK and an active member of ISC2. I’ve launched the #MentoringMonday community together with the support of Jane Frankland and Tanya Janca. The mentorship community is inclusive with a focus on empowering women in cybersecurity.
MD Cyber, 6point6
Michael brings with him over 20 years of experience within the cybersecurity, governance, risk and compliance (GRC) industry. He is responsible for the cyber portfolio of services as well as leading the team of cyber specialists at 6point6, helping companies to establish an industry-leading cyber maturity.
Prior to joining 6point6, Michael was the VP for Global Compliance and Risk at a large cybersecurity and managed security services provider based in the US and the CISO for a leading payment and commerce solutions provider.
Customer Engineer, Google
Helen Hosein is a Customer Engineer for Chrome Browser, and has worked with several large customers to help them uphold best practice and compliance by making use of Chrome’s management capabilities. Helen is considered an expert on Chrome Browser security both within Google and externally.
Head of Information Security, British Heart Foundation
Ian is a business-focused information security professional, holding positions in complex, international companies where safety is critical. He is currently working for the nation’s heart charity, founding the information security department and transforming the use of security and data with a focus on long-lasting change and getting “the basics” right.
EMEA VP of Enterprise Sales, comforte AG
Anna has over 20 years in the security industry and has helped some of the largest organisations in the world to successfully execute enterprise-wide security transformation projects. Her proven track record shows that she knows how to deliver value to her clients as a trusted advisor continually. For the past five years, Anna has focused exclusively on helping companies harness the full potential of the new data-centric security model.
Anna can often be found at security events or working with large enterprises across EMEA evangelising her firm belief that a data-centric approach to security is the only way to truly keep a company’s data safe in today’s digital society where data privacy matters more than ever before.
Professor John Walker
Visiting Professor, School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University
Professor John Walker is a specialist providing consultancy to Middle East-based organisations, government, and military clients. He served 22 years in Royal Air Force Security/Investigations and Counterintelligence operations within a SCIF/Comint/Sigint environments, working alongside GCHQ, CESG, UK and US Agencies.
He is a ITSO and Systems Security Manager for CIA Accredited Systems, Visiting Professor School of Science/Technology – Nottingham Trent University, Mentor to Tallinn University (Estonia) Masters Students Cyber Research, Practicing and Registered Expert Witness, Certified Forensics Investigator Practitioner [CFIP], Editorial Member at MedCrave Research for Forensics & Criminology, ENISA CEI Listed Expert, Editorial Member of the Cyber Security Research Institute [CRSI], Digital Forensics/Cyber Security Listed Trainer in Dubai for Certified courses, Fellow of Royal Society for the Arts [FRSA], and a Belkasoft (Digital Forensics) Partner.
Lead Threat Intelligence analyst, Revolut
Vladimir is leading the CTI function at Revolut. His primary focus is merging manual and automated collection to provide all-source threat intelligence used to boost the companies cyber defence.
Previously Vladimir worked for a digital-risk protection company in London and has private consulting experience. He was involved in projects related to digital risk protection, HVT exposure management and data-leak prevention.
Graduated from the University of Cambridge, his interests include cyber threat intelligence, privacy and social psychology.
Agile Delivery Lead - Login Squad, Sky Betting & Gaming
With a career spanning software engineering, business analysis and digital transformation, Tom coaches a wide range of teams, weaving together agile values, language and psychological safety to build high performing, sustainable teams.
A host at Agile Sheffield and a regular speaker at agile and product meetups, Tom enjoys presenting case studies, research and insights into successful agile transformations, team working and their metrics.
CTO & Co-Founder, SecureData
Etienne Greeff is one of the early pioneers of the information security industry. He has spent over 20 years promoting the innovative use of technology and services to solve complex customer issues: founding, growing and successfully exiting a number of information security businesses.
Senior Enterprise Architect, Lloyds Bank
Simon is a senior enterprise security architect with multi-sector experience across defence, public, telecommunications and most recently financial services.
Last year, Simon completed an MSc at Lancaster University in Cyber Security.
Over the past 12 months, Simon has been working at Lloyds Banking Group to transform the delivery of their Cyber Security Programme to being threat intelligence-led.
Lead Chrome Customer Engineer, EMEA
Pritam Pabla, Lead Chrome Customer Engineer at Google EMEA, is a business-focused expert in end-user device management technologies, and in this position he has EMEA responsibility for providing IT consulting around Chrome Browser/OS security, management and Chrome lifecycle best practices for all of Google’s large enterprise and government customers. Prior to Google, Pritam worked for notable corporations such as Microsoft, Lenovo and IBM.
CEO & Founder, CybSafe
Oz Alashe is CEO & Founder at CybSafe, a British cyber security company based in Canary Wharf. A former UK Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel, Oz and his team have developed a software platform that leverages advanced data analytics and cognitive technologies to measure and improve cyber security awareness, behaviour and culture. He is also a keen advocate of social investment and has worked with several mentorship schemes and charities that aim to help young people from all walks of life to fulfil their potential. Oz was made an MBE in 2010 for his personal leadership in the most complex of conflict environments.
Head of Information Security Engagement, Pinsent Masons
Denise Beardon is Head of Information Security Engagement at Pinsent Masons, an international law firm. Prior to joining Pinsent Masons, she worked for The Security Company, a security awareness consultancy, where she was responsible for the creation and implementation of their behavioural change methodology including qualitative and quantitative baseline research. During the past ten years, Denise has worked on many successful behavioural change programmes for a number of high-profile organisations.
Denise is committed to exploring the interaction between human behaviour and technology and understanding why people do what they do. This insight provides her with the ability to deliver tailored strategic behavioural change programmes that ensure the individual does not feel undermined but empowered to make the right choices. By using behavioural psychology at the heart of her programmes, Denise aims to bring positive change to any cybersecurity culture.
Prior to entering the world of cybersecurity awareness, Denise was internal communications manager for Cambridge Constabulary following a successful career in marketing communications in the private sector. She has a Masters in Crime Writing from the University East Anglia and is working on her debut novel.