Speakers @

ECS uk

Enterprise Cyber Security

21 September 2023

Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, London

Speakers @ ECS uk


Extensive research is carried out in order to ensure that our programmes provide a platform for industry experts from the worlds most security-driven organisations are able to address the most important issues which matter to you and provide a path towards greater success

Chair & Keynote Speakers
Conference Chair
Bharat Thakrar
CISO and Principal Security Lead, Information Security Forum

Bharat has over 18 years’ experience in the cybersecurity industry and he was the cybersecurity lead and Head of Cyber Resilience at BT. He now works as a CISO/BISO and board-level advisor. He specialises in cyber risk, incidence response, threat intelligence, IAM, zero trust and engaging CXO’s on cyber scenario planning. Bharat is a regular conference chair/keynote speaker, visiting lecturer on BSc/MSc courses and was consultant and advisor on the UK Cyber Security Council (UKCSC) Formation Programme. Bharat has an MBA from Imperial College and is CISSP certified.

Plenary Speakers
Plenary Speaker
Ian Dutton
Senior Sales Engineer UK&I, Gatewatcher

An has 20+ years of experience working in the networking and security industry. He has held senior positions in engineering and architecture roles whilst working for Resellers, MSSP’s and Distributors where he has designed cybersecurity solutions, provided expertise and distilled knowledge to leading enterprises. Ian is now the Senior Sales Engineer for Gatewatcher in the UK and Ireland.

Plenary Speaker
Kevin Fielder
CISO, NatWest Boxed and Mettle by NatWest

Kevin is an innovative and dynamic security professional, with a passion for driving change by successfully engaging with all levels of the business. He is passionate about the benefits of cognitive diversity as a key ingredient of successful organisations.

He believes that security should be made a key differentiator to drive sales and customer retention, not just a cost centre.

Kevin has been a board advisor to multiple start-ups and industry groups, such as The Cybermaniacs, LT Harper, ClubCISO, and an advisory council member to ISC2 UK. He has previously been the CISO for FNZ Group and JustEat. He’s currently the CISO at NatWest Boxed, a joint venture between NatWest and Vodeno, building the UK’s premier provider of banking-as-a-service, and Mettle, a small business bank account by NatWest.

Plenary Speaker
Rebeen Salehbag
SOC & Incident Response Manager, ASDA

Rebeen Salehbag is a cyber security professional with over 6 years’ experience in the field of cyber security. Having worked in the Security Operation Centre (SOC) for several years, he has experience in incident response. He currently manages the SOC and Incident Response team at ASDA.

Plenary Speaker
Adam Saunders
CISO, Security Evangelist

Cyber evangelist with more than 20 years’ experience in Information Security, covering enterprise security management, cyber operations, and security architecture. Worked in multiple industries including Defence, Finance, and Gaming and Betting. Demonstrated expertise in establishing and implementing information security programs, designed and implemented security risk management frameworks, and set up award-winning SOC’s.


Plenary Speaker
Ian Brown
Group CISO, Spectris plc

Ian is the Group CISO at Spectris plc and is responsible for the information and cyber security at a range of unique, diverse and critical businesses across the world. He has worked in a range of industries from bluechip to charity with a track record of successful delivery in security transformation from greenfield to more mature organisations.

Plenary Speaker
Cal Brown (they/them/theirs)
Security Story Lead, BT

Cal is a child of the 70s, lured into tech in the 80s by the battle cry of ‘more women in engineering!’ and has survived as the unique one in most meetings ever since. They came out as non-binary in 2021, and are increasingly active in raising awareness of trans and non-binary issues in what is still a very male environment. They are equally passionate about their day job – ensuring BT has a coherent story on the hardest security challenges, which means not just spinning a tale but sponsoring and driving the initiatives that make it robust.


Plenary Speaker
John Scott
John Scott
Instructor, SANS Institute

John Scott is an instructor for the SANS Institute, teaching classes all around the world on managing human risk, as well as being an international speaker on security culture change. He also works as a cybersecurity researcher, using human behavioural data to drive risk management.

Previously, he worked in a senior security transformation role at BT and was Head of Security Education for the Bank of England for nearly 7 years, running an internationally recognised culture change programme for the UK’s central bank. John’s key passion is the need for security to be a champion of their colleagues, rather than just being the ‘department of NO’. He hates the phrase ‘users are the weakest link.’

Plenary Speaker
Sukh Randhawa
Sukh Randhawa
Transformation and EDI Consultant, SukhSense

Sukh is a highly driven, compassionate independent consultant with over 20 years of international experience spanning Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (EDIB), Transformation, and Coaching.

Sukh has lived and worked globally; working for and with complex, matrixed, and highly regulated organisations. Her consulting experience coupled with a varied industry background and roles held, enables her to successfully embed change in global organisations with minimal risk and disruption to the business

This experience allows her to build strong relationships at all levels of an organisation quickly regardless of geography, sector, and business function and understand the complexities and challenges surrounding international organisations and diverse workforces.

She brings extensive expertise in change management, both at the personal and organisational levels.

Throughout her entire life, she has embodied the role of an Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging (EDIB) ambassador, firmly believing that openly sharing our lived experiences, fosters vulnerability, and embraces diverse thinking. This is essential for genuine transformation. At the core of her philosophy lies a deep-rooted value in creating a sense of belonging.

Plenary Speaker
Neil Thacker
CISO EMEA, Netskope

Neil Thacker is Chief Information Security Officer EMEA for Netskope and holds over 25 years’ experience in the information security industry with previous roles at Swiss Re, Deutsche Bank and Camelot Group. Neil is advisory council member to the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and co-founder and board member to the Security Advisor Alliance (SAA).

Plenary Speaker
Neil Thacker – SEMINAR
CISO EMEA, Netskope

Neil Thacker is Chief Information Security Officer EMEA for Netskope and holds over 25 years’ experience in the information security industry with previous roles at Swiss Re, Deutsche Bank and Camelot Group. Neil is advisory council member to the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and co-founder and board member to the Security Advisor Alliance (SAA).

Plenary Speaker
Frédéric Saulet
Head of EMEA, Vulcan Cyber

With a dual technical and commercial background and more than 20 years in the IT security industry, Frédéric Saulet has worked with and represented a number of international vendors (RiskIQ, Aqua Security, LogPoint, Qualys, Trend Micro & Netskope) before joining Vulcan Cyber in 2021. He is currently leading the expansion in Europe, Middle East & Africa as the Head of EMEA Vulcan Cyber, managing a team of sales and technical professionals, as well as driving customer engagements with some of the largest companies in the region.

Plenary Speaker
Nicholas King
Head of Solutions, Orange Cyberdefense

Nick is a cyber security professional with 25 years’ experience in the legal sector and MSSPs. A specialist in data security, with experience of industry frameworks and data regulations. Nick has spent over 6 years with Orange Cyberdefense and was instrumental in the launch and delivery of the World’s First Managed Data Protection service. Since joining, Nick has used his experience from the real world of corporate IT infrastructure to create solutions and services that make a real difference to organisations cyber security. He cuts through the marketing jargon to deliver an honest and pragmatic view for our customers.

Plenary Speaker
Glenn Smith
Senior Sales Engineer, Mimecast

Glenn has worked in the Infrastructure, Messaging & Security industry for 20+ years and has gained extensive knowledge in designing, building, and securing complex collaboration solutions to enable organisations to Work Protected™ and achieve security, continuity, and data protection.

Plenary Speaker
Baldeep Dogra
Senior Director, Product & Technical Marketing, BlackBerry

Baldeep Dogra leads Technical Product Marketing within the Product Marketing Group for BlackBerry Cybersecurity. After obtaining his B.Sc. in Astronomy & Physics and postgraduate diploma in Space Technology at UCL, Baldeep has shaped his career in a variety of senior technical consultancy and product management positions in leadership roles with CWC, IBM and IXOS software prior to joining BlackBerry in 2004.  A global technology leader, regular public speaker and now also an MBA, Baldeep is passionate about innovation, emerging technologies and developing teams to achieve success. Baldeep played a pivotal role in the turnaround of BlackBerry as the company transformed from a device-centric organization to a leader in Enterprise software security, risk and privacy management solutions, and now also in Cybersecurity. Baldeep has worked closely with regulatory bodies such as the FCA, anticipating changes in the market and executing on thought leadership.

Plenary Speaker
Tariq Callus
Enterprise Sales Engineer, Rubrik

Tariq is an expert on SAN and Backup products and excels in taking a high level brief or design and turning it into a solution that positively impacts Enterprise organisations.

Plenary Speaker
Eoin McGrath
Solutions Engineer, Threatlocker

Eoin McGrath works in Solutions Engineering for Threatlocker EMEA, with over 20 years experience in the MSP and Software Development fields, bringing a breadth of experience which helps deliver robust solutions for customers. Eoin is based in Ireland and like\’s to visit historic sites to escape from IT!

Plenary Speaker
Eoin McGrath – SEMINAR
Solutions Engineer, Threatlocker

Eoin McGrath works in Solutions Engineering for Threatlocker EMEA, with over 20 years experience in the MSP and Software Development fields, bringing a breadth of experience which helps deliver robust solutions for customers. Eoin is based in Ireland and like’s to visit historic sites to escape from IT!

Plenary Speaker
Ian Wood
Senior Director Sales Engineering,Commvault

An experienced, dedicated and passionate technical professional. My 20+ year IT career has spanned several diverse roles at international software companies from field based technical sales, technical sales management and overlay sales management through to global head of solutions and product marketing.

Seminar Speakers
Seminar Speaker
Joel Brandon
Director, EMEA,  ProcessUnity

Joel has worked in the GRC and TPRM space for over fifteen years. He helps organizations understand their challenges and helps to deliver solutions.

Seminar Speaker
Mihai Butu
EMEA Channel Sales & GTM Manager, Vulcan Cyber

With a career spanning over two decades,  Mihai Butu has held a broad selection of sales, product and marketing management roles in companies such as Vodafone, Snow Software, Trend Micro, RiskIQ, Microsoft and others, leading regional/global initiatives and strategic alliances.

He has represented or worked with more than 20 vendors and benefits of a mix of industry knowledge, technical, go to market & commercial expertise.

Following the successful RiskIQ acquisition by Microsoft, Mihai has joined Vulcan Cyber early 2022 to lead the channel strategy and go to market across the EMEA region.

Seminar Speaker
Sophia Corsetti
Senior Product Specialist, ProcessUnity

Sophia is a cybersecurity risk management expert at ProcessUnity. Sophia conducts thorough research on industry best practices and has in-depth knowledge of the challenges faced by CISOs. She translates this information into engaging and impactful thought leadership to drive business transformation at leading organizations.


Seminar Speaker
Phill Toms
SASE & Zero Trust Specialist EMEA, Cloudflare

Phill Toms is a specialist in Secure Access Service Edge frameworks and works within the product team at Cloudflare. He has 20 years plus experience in network transformation, network security, governance risk and compliance projects and helps organisations mature their security position whilst embracing the benefits that SASE frameworks offer.

Seminar Speaker
Anna Webb
Head of Security Operations, Kocho

As Head of Security Operations at Kocho, Anna helped launch and now leads our Security Operations Centre (SOC). Kocho’s SOC provides Managed Security Services to new and existing clients, based on Microsoft’s Cloud Native SIEM – Sentinel.

Seminar Speaker
Sam Barfoot
Office of the CISO, Checkmarx

Sam Barfoot, Office of the CISO, Checkmarx. Experienced in designing and building complex technical solutions, Sam’s tenures at BAE Systems, Honeywell and Checkmarx have allowed him to apply in-depth technical knowledge and industry experience to deliver the most appropriate solutions, translating technical requirements to business stakeholders, ensuring transparency and understanding.

Seminar Speaker
Stuart Wilson
Senior Manager – Sales Engineering, Northern Europe, Forcepoint

With Forcepoint since 2012, Stuart has over 10 years’ experience in Sales Engineering, providing technical leadership and trusted advice to strategic customers and channel partners across the UK and Ireland. Prior to joining Forcepoint Stuart led teams in operational and engineering disciplines at global outsourcer CSC (now DXC). As an experienced leader Stuart now manages a team that helps customers deliver safe, controlled access to business information anywhere, keeping attackers out and sensitive data in.

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