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Enterprise Security & Risk Management

24 November 2021

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Keynote Speaker
Sukh Randhawa
Global Privacy Transformation & ED&I Lead, Unilever

Sukhdeep Randhawa has over 15 years of international work experience and is a lifelong student. Sukh has a passion for leadership, people and self-development. She is a qualified Accountant, Management Consultant, Transformation Professional, qualified NLP Practitioner, Coach, ED&I ambassador, strategic advisor and Mental Health First aider; and has recently completed a Building Organisational Cultures accreditation from Harvard business school and is currently training to become a mindfulness coach.

Sukhdeep has also been shortlisted as a finalist for 2 awards in 2021: Global Role Model of the Year by Women in GRC and Consumer Goods Businesswoman of the year by The Great British Businesswoman Awards.

She has held senior positions across industries including management consulting, financial services and fast-moving consumer goods. Her transformation experience spans all business functions and has also partaken in 2 international Post-merger integrations. She has a track record of unlocking value by changing behaviour and improving performance for both organisations and individuals on their transformation journey and understands the importance people development brings to operating a successful business.

Sukhdeep has been an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ambassador her whole life and believes in order to truly change we must embrace diverse thinking. She provides a safe space to have courageous catalyst conversations whilst at the same time providing guidance to organisations on their ED&I journeys and facilitates ED&I and unconscious bias training.

Keynote Speaker
Stuart Phillips
Product Marketing Direct for Cyber, Interos

Stuart Phillips is the product marketing director for cyber at Interos, the leader in operational resilience. He is responsible for working with the CISO community focused on supply chain security. Stuart has over 25 years of experience in cybersecurity, networking, and unified communications working with end-users worldwide in the military, government, and financial markets, covering all security aspects. He completed his B.S. in Computer Science in California and MBA in Singapore. Stuart has previously held leadership positions with prominent security vendors and ran a U.S. Air Force sub-contractor for Lockheed Martin developing software to optimize highly degraded military satellite data networks.

Keynote Speaker
Luke Watts
Head of Enterprise Risk Management, RSA

Luke Watts was until recently Head of ERM within RSA and now works across both risk and compliance providing specialist support.

He has over 20 years of risk management experience primarily in the insurance sector.

Recently his focus has been on Operational Resilience, Diversity and Inclusion, and Risk Appetite.

He is also a Director on the Board of ORIC.

Keynote Speaker
Jonathan Ehret
CISSP, CISA, CRISC, VP Vice President, Strategy & Risk, RiskRecon

Jonathan has been a third-party risk practitioner since 2004. He is co-founder and former president of the Third-Party Risk Association.

He has deep experience building and running third-party risk programs in finance and healthcare. He started with RiskRecon in April, 2020.

Keynote Speaker
Kamel Heus
Regional Vice President, EMEA Sales, ThycoticCentrify

Kamel Heus has over 15 years experience in IT Security and has held different leadership positions with Sophos before joining Centrify in 2014, where he led the EMEA Sales and Marketing team. He spent the last 7 years promoting and evangelising best security practices for big enterprises in EMEA, protecting them against Data Breach and enabling digital transformation at scale by enforcing Identity-Centric Privilege Access Management based on Zero Trust principles. Kamel Heus holds a PhD in Computing and Applied Mathematics from the University of Grenoble, France and is a regular speaker in security focused conferences.

Keynote Speaker
Nicola Crawford
Chief Risk Officer, National Bank of Kuwait International

Nicola is a highly accomplished/qualified Board-Level Global Risk & Compliance Leader with CRO experience across various sectors. She has been responsible for designing, driving and implementing enterprise risk management frameworks from strategy, data, operations and technology perspective, prudential risk, compliance and operational business change to minimise corporate and commercial risk across multiple portfolios from small scalable businesses to multi-billion-dollar organisations across banking, healthcare, energy, government, asset/wealth managers and insurers (Life and GI).

Nicola has exceptional communication skills, able to influence and advise at the senior stakeholder level, identifying financial and non-financial risk exposure and creating data and business blueprints that provide organisational resilience and success, both quantitively and qualitatively. She is described as “an excellent change catalyst” with the ability to inspire people to deliver results today that also succeed tomorrow”

Nicola is a regular board advisor of and trainer in enterprise risk management, data governance, risk information management and broader change/project risks for various organisations with her current focus on the risk oversight of NBKI in her role as CRO. Nicola is an active contributor to the development of the risk management profession.

Seminar Speaker
Joseph Byrne
Principal Solutions Engineer, OneTrust Vendorpedia

Joseph Byrne serves as a Privacy Solutions Engineer at OneTrust – the #1 most widely used privacy, security and trust technology platform. In his role, Joseph advises companies large and small on EU GDPR, California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Brazil LGPD, and hundreds of the world’s privacy laws, focused on formulating efficient and effective responses to data protection requirements as well as building and scaling privacy programmes. Joseph is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT) and earned a degree in Engineering from the University of Leeds.

Keynote Speaker
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.

Seminar Speaker
Ed Thomas
Vice President, 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.

Keynote Speaker
Geethy Panicker
Head of Enterprise Risk

I am a ‘Public Banker’, with 17.5 years of experience in corporate banking and Risk management across leading public, private and foreign banks.

As the Head of Enterprise Risk, HSBC Bank Singapore and COO for Risk Function, I drive initiatives for aggregating risks, unlocking human potential, process efficiencies, innovation, Business Analytics and digitalisation.

Employee and Community Engagement is my twin focus areas, to ensure a ‘ Safe and Great Place to Work’

Keynote Speaker
Matt Gregory
Head of Security Operations, Penguin Random House

Of the last two decades employed in the IT sector, Matt has spent over 15 years focusing specifically on Information Security.  Within this area, he has a wealth of experience in multiple disciplines ranging from operational security management to information governance, across industry sectors including healthcare, central government, service delivery, legal and publishing.

Matt has an MSc in Information Security from Royal Holloway with strong experience in delivering and auditing standards including ISO27001 and JSOX.

Keynote Speaker
Les Correia
Executive Director, Enterprise Cybersecurity & Risk (ECR), Global Head of Application Security, Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Les Correia leads the evangelization of Estée Lauder’s Application Security to support strategic initiatives in application modernization, DevSecOps, AI, and multi-cloud adoption. He wears many hats with a mission of protecting Estée Lauder’s critical assets from the risk of a security breach.

Before joining Estee Lauder, he held Senior/Advisory roles providing thought leadership at AT&T, Lucent, INS (now BT Professional services), Vis.align/Forté, Mannai, Digital, and numerous other organizations in the US, Canada, Qatar, Germany, Brazil, and India.

Previous roles have encompassed security-related Advisory/Consulting, Architecture, Engineering, Design, Audit, Governance, and Operational Support. His experience through the years also covered Systems analysis, Programming, Systems/Network integration, Project/engagement support, IT Strategy assessments, Service/Methodology development, Security practice start-up, and Business to Technical alignment reviews.

He is regularly invited to speak at various security conferences as a thought leader, has written several security papers, and contributed to and authored several security books.

He serves on the Rutgers University, Pace University, and VCs Cyber Security Advisory Boards. He continues to broaden his knowledge pursuing forums, exhaustive certifications, professional development, and training in the field, including CISSP, CISM, CISA, CBCP, CIPP, CIPP/C, CDPSE, GCFA, GLEG, NSA-IAM/IEM, CCSK, CSWAE, CEH, COBIT, ITIL Expert, Six Sigma Green belt, PMP, etc.

Keynote Speaker
Sandy Silk
Senior Director of IT Security Workshop Delivery, Info-Tech Research Group

Sandy recently joined Info-Tech as a Senior Workshop Director with nearly 25 years of experience in information security, primarily in financial services and higher education. She specializes in aligning information security programs to business strategy and outcomes, risk tolerance levels, culture, and positive customer experience.

Prior to joining Info-Tech, Sandy was Director of IT Security Education & Consulting at Harvard University for six years, where she led a team of specialists that advised leaders across the college, professional schools, and institutes on security risk decisions to support strategic teaching, learning, and research activities. This broad portfolio of work included annual security assessments, research data and vendor security reviews, awareness campaign creation and delivery, policy governance, and training. Sandy’s experience from earlier roles with Fidelity Investments, Bose Corporation, and Wellington Management further includes business continuity management, disaster recovery planning and testing, incident response, privacy and security policy development, and secure application development programs.

Sandy holds a bachelor’s from Brandeis University and a master’s from Harvard University in Germanic Languages and Literatures, as well as graduate certificates in Adult and Organizational Learning from Suffolk University and Leadership Decision Making from Harvard Kennedy School of Government


Keynote Speaker
Monica Minkel
VP Enterprise Risk 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.

Before joining Holmes Murphy, Monica held Senior Vice President positions at 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.

Keynote Speaker
Jamie Hughes
CIAM Product Manager, Beyond Identity

Senior Solutions Engineer at Beyond Identity. Jamie has spent the last 5 years working for early stage Identity and Access Management companies helping to drive success in the EMEA region. Software/DevOps Engineering background now advising and enabling clients on all things identity with a strong focus on Consumer Identity Management.

Keynote Speaker
Bryan Littlefair
Chief Executive Officer, Cambridge Cyber Advisers.

Bryan Littlefair is the Chief Executive Officer of Cambridge Cyber Advisers.  He has over 20 years’ experience leading teams within information and cyber security. He specialises in advising executive teams and boards of some of the world’s largest organisations on their security strategy as well as providing security consultancy, guidance and mentorship to the Chief Information Security Officer community.

Bryan is also very active in the start-up community working with both the London Office for Rapid Cyber Acceleration (LORCA) and Cyber London (Cylon) working with the start-ups and scaleups to ensure they have the right approach to cyber security as well as working with more mature start-ups on embedding an effective but practical approach to cyber security with the supporting policies and governance.

He has most recently been the Global Chief Information Security Officer at the Multinational Insurer Aviva, transforming their security capability as the organisation changed to a fully digital way of interacting with its client base.  Before Aviva Bryan was the Global Chief Information Security Officer at Vodafone Group he created the Information Security function within the Global telco, created and embedded their security strategy and oversaw day to day security operations for over seven years.

He also directed the Security Research Lab for British Telecom, participating in Global, EU and academic based research studies as well as driving relevant business transformation studies on behalf of BT.


Conference Chair
Dr Gilad 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.

Keynote Speaker
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.

Keynote Speaker
Carina Kabajunga
Head of ICT, The Commonwealth Secretariat

Carina Kabajunga, 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.

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