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Enterprise Security & Risk Management

24 March 2022


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Andrew Lintell
VP EMEA, FireMon

Andrew Lintell joined FireMon, the leading network security policy provider, as Vice President & Managing Director EMEA in July 2019. With 20 years of IT security experience under his belt, Andrew has held senior EMEA management positions for established software vendors including Tufin, Microsoft, HID Global and Kaspersky.

As Vice President & Managing Director, Andrew’s focus is driving business growth, increasing market share and lead the FireMon team across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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Dr Gilad Rosner
Founder, IoT Privacy Forum

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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Andy Giles
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.

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James Blake
Strategic Accounts Director, BeyondTrust

As Strategic Accounts Director at BeyondTrust James works with some of Europe’s largest enterprises to identify and address their strategic security challenges. With 20+ years experience in the Technology sector James as developed a significant understanding of the security landscape and more importantly those strategic approaches that organisations can take to mitigate against todays ever expanding threat landscape.

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Mariana Pereira
Director of Email Security Products, Darktrace

Mariana is the Director of Email Security Products at Darktrace, with a primary focus on the capabilities of AI cyber defenses against email-borne attacks. Mariana works closely with the development, analyst, and marketing teams to advise technical and non-technical audiences on how best to augment cyber resilience within the email domain, and how to implement AI technology as a means of defense. She speaks regularly at international events, with a specialism in presenting on sophisticated, AI-powered email attacks. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, and speaks several languages including French, Italian, and Portuguese.

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Matt Berzinski
Senior Director, Product Management, ForgeRock

Matt Berzinski As a Senior Director of Product Management, Matt is responsible for building product strategies in bringing the ForgeRock product portfolio to market. Matt works closely with customers and partners to understand the current market demands and bring them to the product teams to deliver the most modern and comprehensive platform in IAM. Prior to joining ForgeRock, Matt has over 20 years experience in the Identity Management and Security space working with companies such as Oracle, Symantec, Unisys and Passlogix.

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Dharmesh Morar
Regional Third-Party Risk Management Lead, Takeda

Dharmesh is responsible for Takeda’s TPRM activities across the EMEAR region concerning Information and Data Security risks.

Prior to his appointment in Takeda, he spent a number of years at AstraZeneca and Fujitsu building extensive experience in the Biopharmaceutical industry, global business, and third-party supply chain.

His background covers Risk, Compliance and Assurance and brings over 15 years in TPRM, Operational Risk Management and Information Security Management.

He is passionate about partnering with businesses to manage risks and help enable safe, successful, and impactful business outcomes from third-party relationships.

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Stephen Owen
CISO, Esure

Stephen Owen is the CISO and Head of Data Governance for Esure a leading UK insurer where is he known for his pragmatic advice.

Stephen has supported a range of companies throughout EMEA on multiple high-profile cloud digital transformations and legacy transition projects.

Capping his data privacy and security expertise, Stephen was also recognised by the industry and awarded a Fellow of Information Privacy from the International Association of Privacy Professionals in 2016.

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Trevor Dearing
Technical Director, EMEA, Illumio

Trevor is an experienced technology expert, who has been at the forefront of new technologies for nearly 40 years. From the first PCs through the development of multi-protocol to SNA gateways, initiating the deployment of resilient token ring in DC networks and some of the earliest use of firewalls. Working for companies like Bay Networks, Juniper and Palo Alto Networks he has led the evangelisation of new technology. Now at Illumio he is working on the simplification of segmentation in Zero Trust and highly regulated environments.

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Jacob Serpa
Senior Product Manager, Bitglass

Jacob is a cybersecurity expert working as a Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Bitglass in Silicon Valley. He is passionate about helping others to protect their personal information and earned his MBA at San Jose State University where he graduated at the top of his class. He has worked in product marketing at Bitglass for four years.

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Monica M. Minkel
VP, Executive Risk Enterprise Leader, Holmes Murphy & Associates

As a Vice President and the Executive Risk Enterprise Leader in our Property Casualty division, Monica Minkel oversees the Executive Risk strategy at the enterprise level.

Her team provides assessment, review, and execution on client strategies for large and complex Executive Risk opportunities. Our Executive Risk Enterprise educates and provides thought leadership (both internally and externally) related to Executive Risk policies. Executive Risk products include Directors & Officers, Employment Practices, Fiduciary Liability, Crime, Kidnap & Ransom, Employed Lawyers, Professional Liability, Cyber, and Transactional Risk.

Prior to joining Holmes Murphy, Monica held Senior Vice President positions at both USI and Poms & Associates. She was also an Assistant Vice President, Financial Services at Lockton, and a Management Liability underwriter at AIG. Additionally, Monica spent five years in commercial banking prior to joining the insurance community.

Active in the industry, Monica was the Chair of the Southwest Chapter of PLUS until 2019 (serving on the committee from 2014 to 2019). She also served on the FinTech Advisory Board for the University of South Florida.

An accomplished writer, Monica has published two books: “Five Secrets of Million Dollar Producers” and “Tracking Turtles.” She has frequently written or interviewed for articles in publications like Property Casualty 360, Corporate Responsibility, Westlaw, and the Wall Street Journal. Monica regularly teaches insurance-related CE classes and hosts webinars.

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Ange Johnson de Wet
Head of Technology Change Risk, Lloyds Banking Group

Prior to working at Lloyds, Ange worked At Deutsche Bank in the Cloud, Anti-Financial Crime Analytics, Data Quality and Finance Risk and Regulatory Reporting change and transformation teams.

Before joining Deutsche Bank, Ange worked as a Senior Manager at EY across Asia Pacific and EMEIA within the Financial Services Organisation focusing on Corporate Banking and Capital Markets transformation and advisory programmes. Ange started her career at IBM in Australia working as a developer, tester, designer and then business analyst and project manager.

Ange has an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics / Robotics) and Computer Science from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

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Lydia Payne-Johnson, JD, CIPP
Director, Information Security, Identity & Access Management and Risk, The George Washington University

Lydia Payne-Johnson is the Director of IT Security, Identity Management and Cybersecurity Risk at The George Washington University. In this role, Lydia is responsible for her teams’ service delivery, including alignment with the university’s digital transformation strategy. She is a dynamic, multi-talented executive with more than 35 years’ experience in regulatory compliance, risk, information security, data management, and consumer marketing across financial services, health information management, and higher education. She is a published subject matter expert, noted industry panellist, speaker, and mentor. She is an exceptional communicator and a culture change agent.

An effective leader, Lydia has been a Chief Privacy Officer and successfully led teams at Freddie Mac, Morgan Stanley, PwC, Verispan and CIT Group. She designed and led the implementation of privacy and cybersecurity policies, standards, risk and controls frameworks, and data classification schema, risk monitoring measures, data loss prevention, incident response, as well as privacy impact and third-party assessments. In addition, Lydia is adept at forging partnerships across businesses, IT, and service lines.

Early in her career, Lydia was Senior Vice-President and Global Advertising Director with Dean Witter Reynolds Inc. At Dean Witter, she was the primary driver overseeing creative processes for the firm’s highly successful, and globally recognizable media campaigns.

Lydia has a J.D. from New York Law School, is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and holds a certification for GIAC Law of Data Security & Investigations (GLEG). She is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program of the Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business and holds certificates from KPMG’s Executive Leadership Institute for Women and the Securities Industry Institute of the Wharton School of Business.

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Ed Thomas
Senior Vice President of Marketing, ProcessUnity

Ed Thomas leads ProcessUnity’s marketing team and is responsible for the company’s awareness, demand generation and thought-leadership programs. In his marketing and sales operations roles at ProcessUnity, Cura Software Solutions and OpenPages (now IBM), Ed has helped hundreds of organizations streamline their risk and compliance programs using next-generation automation tools.

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Pavel Mucha
Senior Sales Engineer, Cybereason 

Pavel Mucha is a Senior Pre-Sales Specialist at Cybereason and one of the good guys working tirelessly to give our customers the upper hand against adversaries. His experience with Cybereason and McAfee makes him a valuable asset for anybody needing to understand how to defend their organisation against the next generation of cyber threats. A fluent Russian speaker, in his spare time Pavel collects old Saab cars – we guess somebody has to.

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Scott Bridgen
GRC Consulting Director OneTrust GRC

Scott Bridgen serves as a GRC Consulting Director for OneTrust GRC– a purpose-built software designed to operationalise integrated risk management. In his role, Scott is responsible for driving the development and delivery of OneTrust\’s integrated risk management product as well as driving the refinement of the toolset and offerings. He advises companies throughout their risk management implementations to establish processes to support operations and align with their enterprise objectives, including adopting industry best practices and adhering to requirements relating to relevant standards, frameworks, and laws (e.g. ISO, NIST, SIG and more). Scott works with clients to realise the extent of their risk exposure, helping clients to map their digital infrastructure, assess risks, combat threats, monitor ongoing performance, and document evidence throughout the risk lifecycle.

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Tim Bedard
Senior Director, Product Marketing ForgeRock

Tim Bedard Tim is Sr. Director of Product Marketing at ForgeRock and is responsible for the company’s identity management, identity governance and autonomous identity solutions. He is a cybersecurity expert who has held leadership positions in product strategy, product management, and marketing at leading security organizations, including: SailPoint Technologies, RSA Security and CA Technologies. Tim is an active security evangelist at industry leading trade shows and in his free time works towards becoming a scratch golfer!

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Lee Elliott
Director, Solutions Engineering; BeyondTrust

Lee Elliott is the Director, Solutions Engineering, for BeyondTrust. A highly capable security leader with 20+ years’ experience, Lee has acquired a wide range of security and identity management experience and knowledge, working across multiple industries in both vendor and client-side organizations. As a regular speaker at industry conferences, Lee delivers disruptive technical and strategic thought-leadership insight to the international cybersecurity community.

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