Chairman of UKNCSA London
David has over two decades of technical and management experience in information security and cloud transformation projects.
His wealth of experience has helped many organisations by planning and implementing information security programmes and cloud solutions infrastructure. His emphasis is on enabling leadership, collaboration, and accountability.
David also works in securing OT systems by using new technologies to protect industrial control systems ranging from building automation to large scale SCADA systems. With the continued growth in smart urban solutions, David works in maintaining security across the converging IT and OT domains.
Head of Security GRC & Centre of Excellence, Nationwide Building Society
Andy is an experienced cybersecurity leader who has held specialist intelligence and security appointments in the MOD. Andy has previously held senior cybersecurity roles at a defence consultancy provider, the Bank of England and other financial sector organisations and has provided both technical security support to specialist teams, strategic security management leadership teams and business executives throughout his career.
Head ICT, The Commonwealth Secretariat
Carina Wangwe, who heads the Information Technology section at the Commonwealth Secretariat, has a special interest in the application of ICTs and Analytics in improving service provision in the public sector. Carina has in previous roles, worked in Government, Academia and the private sector, leading IT and Information Security initiatives, and promoting the use of Data and Data Governance in organisations. She has over 20 years\’ of experience as an Information Security and Data Management Practitioner and has served as a Board member for her local chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.
Lead Information Security Architect, ClearBank
Michael spent 14 years in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces as a non-commissioned officer, specialising in the maintenance, design and deployment of intelligence, reconnaissance and secure communications systems. Over the last eight years, he has developed his commercial cybersecurity experience working with high profile clients in the defence, legal, technology and financial services industries.
As the security architect at ClearBank, ranked the No1 Fintech Disruptor 2019, he is focused on utilising his experience to deliver functional security solutions to DevOps and drive the necessary cultural shift required to adopt security best practice in a native cloud environment.
Head of Information Security Engagement, Pinsent Masons
Denise Beardon is Head of Information Security Engagement at Pinsent Masons, an international law firm. Before 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 several 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.
Cyber Security Awareness Specialist, Pinsent Masons
Dr Abdul Mohib
Group Head of Risk and Assurance, Peabody Trust
Abdul is a senior professional in risk, assurance, governance and internal controls. He has particular expertise in leading and setting direction for a variety of matrix-based organisations of varying sizes from different sectors including one of UK’s top employers, embedding three lines of defence models to ensure effective risk assurance and governance frameworks. Public protection is the consistent thread throughout his career, spanning from counterterrorism, food safety, rail transport to public health, and most recently social housing. Abdul has been an active member of the Government Risk Improvement Group (RIG) sharing best practice in risk management to further enhance the field of risk management across different Government Departments whilst also being an active member of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM). His skills and knowledge extend to scientific research on naturally occurring behaviour modifying insect pheromones for crop protection, business continuity and incidents management.
Co-Founder & CTO, Jitsuin
Jon applies his expertise in cryptography, cybersecurity and blockchains to challenging issues in the Internet of Things. Jon has held senior global technical roles at Thales e-Security, Trustonic, ARM and nCipher where he built chip-to-cloud solutions for mobile, IoT, payments and smart cities while managing large global teams, integrating acquisitions and driving corporate strategy. Jon leads open standards at board committee level having served GlobalPlatform, Trusted Computing Group, OASIS and currently Hyperledger.
Director of Information Security Education and Consulting, Harvard University
Sandy Silk is the Director of Information Security Education and Consulting at Harvard University, Founder of Cyber Risk and Resilience Consulting, and a member of the Board of Advisors for the MS in Information Security Leadership at Brandeis University. She excels at bringing together executive leaders, business teams, and IT professionals to align cyber risk management with strategic priorities and culture, risk tolerance levels, and positive customer experience. Her team at Harvard consults with researchers, faculty, and departments on security risks and controls for the data, technology, and vendors they use within their projects. Sandy is also involved in several Women in Technology (WIT) organizations and programs, and she led the creation of a WIT mentoring program at Harvard. Her prior information security career included positions with Fidelity Investments, Bose Corporation, and Wellington Management Company.
Head of Information Security, Tandem
Inga is the Head of Information Security at Tandem Bank where she is responsible for shaping and embedding the information security strategy and overlooking information security practices. Her primary focus is ensuring that data and information technology are safe.
Inga is particularly interested in and is a confident spokesperson on topics such as evolving security requirements, risks and threats of data breaches, and psychology of information security.
Whilst working for other financial services companies over the past 9 years, Inga has gained hands-on experience in successful application of security controls, data and metrics analytics and lead and managed multiple IT Governance and Cyber Resilience strategic initiatives.
Head of Risk Analytics Systems, Standard Chartered Bank
Claus is currently Head of Risk Analytics Systems at Standard Chartered Bank, leading strategy for systems that support the model development lifecycle including model inventory, model risk management and development platforms for models and advanced analytics of risk metrics and data.
Prior to that he was a senior lead in JP Morgan’s Data Science team, as product manager on projects spanning the Markets’ trading and sales functions. He has broad experience in investment banking and trading technology systems, and spent several years on trading floors designing and delivering IT trading systems for commodities front office desks again with a focus on data and analytics.
Renaud Di Francesco
Director, Europe Technology Standards Office, Sony Europe BV
Renaud Di Francesco, PhD, is the Director of the Europe Technology Standards Office of Sony, supporting the Sony Group in its global standards development needs, ranging from content aspects to networks and energy consumption, security and privacy, including the substantial objective of sustainability for the Planet and its People.
He has held positions in business development and technology management with Sony and France Telecom. Before joining the private sector, he has been a national and European civil servant employed by the Ministry of PTT and the European Commission and is aware of the challenges of policy efficiency and technology neutrality. His current interests include the transformation of industry sectors such as the Automotive with a roadmap to autonomy, Industry of the Future, as well as IoT, and the use of Artificial Intelligence.
Director Enhanced Technologies UKI & DACH, Fortinet
Steve is the Business Development Director for Fortinet and Shares his experiences from Fortinet and other organisations in a rapidly changing and challenging world. He has over 25 years in Cyber security and has built a number of Companies including Arbor Networks and Isight Partners working in Cyber Intelligence.
Former Group Director of Technology, Conde Nast International; Digital Technology Advisor, News UK
Nadine leads the transformation of businesses through technology change. She has worked internationally across a range of industries including media, retail, travel and financial services. Nadine has a computer science background and couples business knowledge with deep technical understanding to help businesses evolve. She has a breadth of experience tailoring security and risk for different industries, business strategies and risk appetites. Nadine has recently worked as Group CTO Conde Nast International (Vogue, GQ) and Technology Director for Vue Cinema. She is currently consulting for News UK on their digital technology structure and operating model.
Head of IT Finance, Tullow Oil
Chris has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology, Innovation Management and Project Management working across the civil engineering and energy sectors. He holds degrees in Cultural Anthropology, Business Administration and International Business Transactions as well as certifications in Industrial Control System Security Management. His articles on information management and business strategy have been published in research forums, textbooks and mainstream business publications including CIO Magazine, Business Information Review and Knowledge Management Review.
Head of Operational Risk, EMEA at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Sam Lee is Head of Operational Risk, EMEA for SMBC. He has previously been head of operational risk at RBS, Barclays Wealth and Credit Suisse Private Banking and has ridden a number of the industry’s challenges. Sam started his career training as a chartered accountant and left the profession immediately after qualifying and entered the world of investment banking as an internal auditor before moving to operational risk and initially setting up the operational risk framework and department for CSPB – He has stayed with Operational Risk ever since and has been focused on the embedding and transformational aspects of Operational Risk.
Senior Information Security Architect, Thomson Reuters
Andy Boura has a passion for technology, science, and business. He brings technical depth of knowledge together with broad development process, business, and management experience. This allows him to take a holistic strategic view of technology, information security, and risk management. He advises on enterprise and technical security architecture of internally developed and third-party applications; and contributes to technical strategy, policies, and standards.
Thomson Reuters has over 50,000 employees in over 100 countries and is trusted by many of the biggest organisations in the world to provide business critical services and deliver accurate and timely information to professionals. As such, information security is critical in almost everything Thomson Reuters does.
IT Technical Security Lead, Shell International
An information risk management professional with 20 years’ of experience from the oil and gas industry, Randi was born in The Netherlands, gained engineering degrees in the UK and USA before embarking on an IT security career. Over the years, her roles and responsibilities have spanned technical security to governance and assurance, and she is currently working in the Joint Venture IT area.
Information Security Manager, Kennedys
David Wood has over 14 years’ experience in information security, from access control with Halifax Card Services, to non-compliance management with Lloyds Banking Group. He has worked for Kennedys for over 3 years, overseeing the ISO 27001 certification programme, and general Information Security management.
David Robinson MBE
Head of Global IT Security, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
David Robinson MBE is the Head of Global IT Security for Herbert Smith Freehills, one of the world’s leading law firms, who advise many of the biggest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe. David leads the delivery and strategy for IT security services across the firm in a flexible and responsive approach to the business. He has a wealth of experience gained from 22 years as a communications and electronics engineer with the RAF where he worked in numerous sectors including aircraft simulation, Radar, data handling & processing networks, training, procurement and information security; his military career was followed by a little over 13 years in senior security roles in the private sector with both C&W and Fujitsu where latterly he held various posts including company CSO.
Chief Information Officer, Watchfinder & Co.
Jonathan Gill has spent the last twenty years working in the IT sector, specialising in complex IT systems for the education, health, engineering, accountancy and retail industries. His experience with web front-end systems dates back to 1999, but his core focus is on developing bespoke information management systems. His most recent work has been for Watchfinder & Co., a Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track Hot 100 ‘Ones to Watch’ company, building the company’s entire IT infrastructure to support rapid growth and maintain a stock roster of well over 4,000 high-value luxury items across multiple locations whilst catering to 1 million website visitors each month.
Group Head of Information Security, RSA Insurance Group
Algy has worked for RSA for over 30 years in a variety of technology-oriented roles. He has been working in Information Security for over 10 years, developing capability from an initial basic IT Security focus into a wider Information Security framework aligned with Enterprise Risk Management practises.
UK Head of Information Security for Bank of Ireland (1st Line)
Mohsin has over 20 years of experience in Information Security from diverse sectors including Investment Banking, Defence & National Security, Central Government, Big 4 Audit Firms, Nuclear and Global Health Organisations. He is responsible for all areas of Information Security from defining security requirements for new digital programmes, advising businesses of their Cyber Risks, Technical Cyber Risk Assessment and Financial Regulatory needs.
During his career, Mohsin has worked on the Security of Satellite Communication Systems, producing key management and encryption systems, helping and advising Global Investment Bank’s with their Information Security maturity and managing large scale security of transformational programmes . He is highly technical and understands business needs.
Mohsin holds CISM and CISSP Certifications and has two Master Degrees, MSc in Defence Communications and MSc in Nuclear Science.
Title: No one is safe – Cyber Crime and the Threat Landscape
Cyber Criminals pose significant threats to individuals, organisations and nation states with devastating consequences.
The speaker will highlight the motives, means and opportunities of Cyber Criminals and the impact they are having on our society. He will show the changing threat landscape and why your business will be a target for Cyber Criminals. This session will cover identity theft, financial fraud, ransomware, organised crime and conclude with best ways to protect your business from Cyber Criminals.
Group Data Protection Officer, Balfour Beatty
Matthew holds a Masters in Information Rights Law and Practice and the BCS certificate in Data Protection. He is experienced in case handling and advising organisations on information compliance across a variety of sectors.
Matthew currently heads the Data Protection function for Balfour Beatty(c.40000 employees) overseeing the 6 Data Protection Officers across the strategic business units that the organisation operates to achieve compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) as well as the Data Protection Act 2018.
In addition to his core work he is also a member of the Data Protection Network(https://www.dpnetwork. org.uk) and a regular speaker at numerous external events on GDPR to help assist other organisations with compliance and share best practice.
He previously worked for the London Borough of Hounslow where he was organisational lead for GDPR implementation(c.2000 employees) as well as being a key member of the Information Governance Network for London.
Prior to this work Matthew worked in the audit department at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) helping organisations improve their privacy practices to reduce risk. He provided expert advice to local government, criminal justice and health organisations through on-site audits which were followed up with listed recommendations. Matthew also worked as part of a network of trainers delivering internal training to all levels within ICO.
His diverse work experience has exposed him to Information risks facing the Financial, Higher Education, Property and Transport, Emergency and Legal sectors.
Past President, ISACA London
Sarb Sembhi has been the Chair of the ISACA GRA Committee and a member of the ISACA Relations Board. Sarb began his career in the public sector as a Project Manager, and has more than 30 years of project management and consultancy experience.
He has gained this experience providing services to companies including the BBC, Travis Perkins, BP, Network Rail. Sarb is a regular speaker at Information Security Conferences around the world, including the CxO Dialogue, Gartner Summits, InfoSec Europe, RSA Europe, HITB, BCS, ISACA, IPSec, IFSEC, Security Directors Forum.
He is also a member of the Defence and Security Committee and the Cyber Security Working Group at the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Infosecurity Magazine Editorial Board, and The Institute of Engineering and Technology, The Institute of Risk Management, The Chartered Insurance Institute, and was an individual member of the Parliamentary IT Committee.