Speakers @

GOVSEC & CyberGov

Government IT and Cyber Security

30 November 2023

Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, London

Speakers @ GOVSEC & CyberGov

Featured Speakers

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

Chair & Keynote Speakers
Keynote Speaker
Mike Fell OBE
Executive Director – National Cyber Operations, NHS England

Mike has spent 15 years in range of security roles for the UK Government and is currently Director of National Cyber Operations for NHS England. He is responsible for the security of NHS England’s data and systems, as well as leading work to enable the resilience of the whole Health & Social Care System in defending and responding to cyber-attacks.

Prior to this Mike spent six years as the Head of Cyber Security Operations and latterly as Deputy Chief Security Officer for HMRC. He’s filled his CV with roles in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in Afghanistan, in National Security and in helping to secure the 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games. He is proud to be a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Information Security.

Mike is passionate about helping people protect themselves from cyber threats, regularly talking about the topic including on national TV and Radio. His teams have won Digital Leaders, Government Security and IT Industry Awards for their innovative work keeping the UK public safe. His work isn’t limited to the UK, providing voluntary help to build capacity and capability in a range of overseas organisations.

Keynote Speaker
Michelle Corrigan
Programme Director – Better Security Better Care, National Care Association

Michelle is the Programme Director for Better Security, Better Care Programme – a National Care Association delivered, NHS Transformation Directorate funded, cyber security programme delivered to the adult social care sector. The aim of the programme is to increase the cyber resilience of adult social care providers in England by supporting them to publish and implement the DSPT.

Starting her career in public health Michelle’s career has wound its way all over the health and social care sector. In fact, there are not many services in social care she hasn’t been involved in, from working in large national charities who ‘do it all’ to small bespoke local providers and everything in between. She has built her experience working in operational roles, business development and fundraising, and organisational leadership.

Michelle has led the Better Security Better Care programme since its launch in April 2021 and has more than quadrupled the number of ASC organisations who have published their DSPT since then which means the sector is more ready to tackle cyber issues than ever before. Under Michelle the team won not one but three Cyber Associates Network awards this year and are finalists for 3 x UK Cyber awards including the Cyber Awareness award which really captures the essence of what the Better Security Better Care programme is set out to do.

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Ravinder Singh
Modernising Technology Programme Manager, Cabinet Office - Central Digital and Data Office (CDDO)

Ravinder has a successful background in digital consulting/ transformation, AI/ ML, IoT , RPA, Blockchain, enterprise architecture, sustainability, standard, assurance and audits, cyber and information security, program/ project management with budgets up to £1.5bn with broad ‘C-level’ experience in both public & private sectors including World Bank, UK government, Switzerland, Thailand, Colombia, Ukraine, Rwanda, India and other governments, Defence, Big-4 consulting, BFSI, software houses, R&D, telecom & Oil/utility sectors.

Ravinder has 2 Copyrights of Software, published 14 research papers, Nominated for  Shri Dewang Mehta National Award for Innovation in Information Technology, India; Listed in Who’s Who in the WORLD 2020, 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014 (32nd and 31st Edition) and Who’s Who in ASIA (1st and 2nd edition) published in 2006 and 2012, by Marquis Who’s Who, USA;  Co-Author of book on “Model Driven Business Process Engineering” by Amazon (2016), & Bentham Science (2014)., Accredited IPA Reviewer; Certified PMP, Prince-2, ITIL, Lead Auditor-ISO 27001. CMMI, ISO 9001; Editor of PG, UG and Certificate course material, Board of Studies, Curriculum Design, & Visiting Faculty to various universities and colleges.

Conference Chair
Dr Gilad Rosner
Digital Identity, Privacy and Regulatory Consultant

Dr. Gilad Rosner is a digital identity, privacy and regulatory consultant, and Data Protection Officer. Gilad is a published academic, and his research has been used by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, the UK Verify.gov programme, and the Welsh Government.

Gilad is a member of the UK ICO Technology Advisory Panel, was part of the Privacy Guidelines Expert Group of the OECD, and is an expert on the regulation of digital identity. He is a Visiting Researcher at the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, and he founded the non-profit Internet of Things Privacy Forum. Gilad consults on and researches a broad range of issues including the GDPR, digital wallets, age assurance, emotional AI, children’s privacy, biometrics, and de-identification.

Keynote Speaker
Andy Simpson, Chief Information Security Officer, Houses of Parliament: Restoration and Renewal Delivery Authority
Andy Simpson
Chief Information Security Officer, Houses of Parliament: Restoration and Renewal Delivery Authority

Andy leads the Cyber and Information Security strategy at the Houses of Parliament Delivery Authority. Prior to joining the Parliament Programme he was Head of Security at Rolls Royce SMR, the new build nuclear division of the Rolls Royce Group. He has worked as Head of Security Practice and client CISO at Marathon Managed Services, who are a trusted proud partner Microsoft UK. The bulk of Andy’s background is with the Ministry of Defence where he accomplished a career in information security and technology across global operations.

Andy is a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and a member of the ISACA London branch. Privately he is an active Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists in the City of London.

Keynote Speaker
Adrian Warman
Threat and Vulnerability Management Lead, UK Ministry of Justice (Digital and Technology)

Adrian is enjoying the third age of his career, having moved into the public sector by joining the Ministry of Justice in 2017.

He has the intriguing and fascinating role of Principal Cyber Security Consultant, specialising in security policy and culture. He tries to avoid giving a “Computer Says No” response to security questions.

Prior to becoming a Civil Servant, he worked in industry, including 17 years with IBM, and before that working in the telecommunications and retail banking sectors. He began his career as a University Lecturer, researching Information Systems and Computer Security.

Keynote Speaker
Stuart Frost, BEM
Head of Enterprise Security & Risk Management, UK Government (Senior Civil Service)

Stuart Frost, BEM, is head of Enterprise Security and Risk Management within the UK Civil Service.

A vastly experienced, highly certified Security and Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) professional with extensive sector knowledge and significant experience in delivering successful risk-based security programmes, across large-scale, multi-disciplined, and geographically dispersed organisations. He is also a leading voice on managing the risks faced by the burgeoning use of interconnected supply chains.

Stuart has won multiple industry global awards for his work in the GRC space and is adept at integrating all security disciplines to enable a holistic approach in support of business objectives.

He was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in 2017 for his services to the local community.

Plenary Speakers
Plenary Speaker
Dominic Trott
Director of Strategy and Alliances, Orange Cyberdefense

Dominic Trott is UK Director of Strategy and Alliances at Orange Cyberdefense, Europe’s largest managed security services provider. He is passionate about connecting innovative security solutions with tangible business outcomes. He joined the company in October 2020 as UK Product Manager and progressed quickly to Head of Strategy and then Director of Strategy. Most recently Trott was appointed Director of Strategy and Alliances in March 2023. Prior to joining Orange Cyberdefense, Trott obtained extensive experience in security market analysis, attaining the position of Research Director of Security & Privacy, at IDC Europe. This followed his stint as lead UK analyst for cybersecurity at PAC.

Plenary Speaker
James Duggan
Solutions Architect, Synack

At Synack, I partner with customers to understand their cyber security testing requirements and provide them with solutions that meet their strategic testing needs. Collaborating with the sales, engineering, customer success and delivery teams to ensure a smooth and successful customer journey, from pre-sales to post-sales support.

Plenary Speaker
Eoin McGrath
Solution's 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
Stuart Wiggins
Strategic Threat Advisor, CrowdStrike

Stuart is CrowdStrike’s Counter Adversary Practice Lead for Central and Northern Europe. He has spent over 14 years working in cyber intelligence and is a champion for using threat intelligence to improve cyber defences and reduce the impact of malicious cyber activity. His role at CrowdStrike is to be an intelligence evangelist, helping to guide customers through all aspects of operationalising cyber threat intelligence. Prior to CrowdStrike, Stuart started his career as an intelligence analyst in the UK Intelligence Community and has worked in a number of operational, tactical and strategic roles covering a variety of national security and cyber security related topics, including a three year posting to the United States where he worked with several U.S. Federal Government agencies.

Plenary Speaker
Andrew Gogarty
Chief Technology Officer, Secon

Andrew helps organisations understand the business value of security. By taking on the challenging role of educating organisations on how to improve their cyber security maturity, he enables companies to achieve their desired business outcomes securely. He aims to raise general awareness of security issues, the evolving threat landscape, and how organisations can go about even the most complex situations. Andrew’s twenty-two years of cybersecurity experience enables him to engage in detail across multiple levels including IT Admins, Sysadmins, Security Admins and the C-suite to build relationships, be a trusted partner, and communicate best practices.

Plenary Speaker
Eoin McGrath – Seminar
Solution's 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
Paul Fryer
Senior Manager, Sales Engineering, BlackBerry

Paul leads BlackBerry’s Sales Engineering Organisation across the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Africa; his team, spread across the region, evangelise BlackBerry’s Cyber Security Portfolio and help BlackBerry Customers to identify and successfully execute their Cyber Security Strategies. At the heart of this is BlackBerry’s philosophy that Prevention is Possible and, through taking a Prevention First approach to Cyber Security, Customers can eliminate the noise and focus their efforts efficiently and effectively.  Paul has been in the Cybersecurity industry since 2016, initially specialising in Data Protection before leading multiple Sales Engineering teams across Europe.

Plenary Speaker
Phil Williams
Senior Systems Engineer, Illumio

Phil Williams is a Senior Systems Engineer at Illumio, where he helps secure some of the world’s largest enterprise networks. With a diverse range of experiences Phil shares his unique insights, experiences, and focuses on maintaining the highest ethical standards in information security. His talks are not to be missed for anyone seeking a refreshing perspective on the intersection of passion, integrity, and security expertise.

Plenary Speaker
Romana Hamplova
Cyber Security Expert & Presales Manager, Thales Data Security

Romana is an industry expert, helping customers with understanding their business objectives and architecting the cyber security solutions that address those requirements. She also enables market driven innovation and expanding of our solution reach. Romana is passionate about data security trends and market changes.

Seminar Speakers
Seminar Speaker
Rob Byrne
Field Strategist, One Identity

Rob Byrne, a Field Strategist at One Identity, has worked in IT for more than 20 years in various roles – including development, consulting and technical sales. The majority of his career has focused on identity management. Rob frequently interacts with public sector organizations, in particular discussing how Identity can act as a rallying point for Cybersecurity initiatives. Prior to joining One Identity, Rob worked for Oracle and Sun Microsystems.

Seminar Speaker
Chris Thorpe
EMEA Cloud Solutions Architect, Quest Software

Chris Thorpe is a Cloud Solutions Architect at Quest. He has been working in the SharePoint space for 10 years and has 15 years of SQL consulting experience before that. He specialises in privacy and security discussions around the Microsoft enterprise environment. Chris has travelled the world speaking at events in Europe, Africa and APAC and has worked with some of the biggest users of SharePoint in the industry.

Seminar Speaker
Erick Thek
Cyber Threat Intelligence Manager, Trend Micro

Erick is responsible for analyzing emerging threats facing public and private sectors. Assisting organisations along their security journey to a point where they feel secure in knowing they are doing their best. Assisting and initiating public and private sector collaborations.

Erick started his career within the US military and then moved into the burgeoning field of cyber investigations. He has led multiple military / governmental digital intelligence and computer forensic teams. Additionally, he has collaborated across multiple governmental and non-governmental entities mentoring, collaborating, and building digital security teams.

Favorite quote: “To solve a problem we must understand the challenge but recognizing that we may never fully comprehend the issue. It is the recognition that there is a challenge which begins journey of comprehension and from that recognition paths towards a solution presents itself.” ~unknown

Seminar Speaker
Richard Cassidy
Field CISO, Rubrik

Richard Cassidy, is a “Forbes Technology Council” member, consulting to businesses on cyber security, resilience and risk management strategies for more than 22 years, working across highly regulated industries. During his career, Richard has been helping organisations to mature their security response, compliance, risk management, automation & orchestration practices.    Richard’s security operations experience includes managing breach response, threat intelligence & threat hunting teams, as well as teaching customers a practical understanding of how their data and assets are targeted by cyber-criminal groups, in a bid to drive effective security practices and mitigation strategies in the industry. Richard has led major breach investigations across CNI (Critical National Infrastructure), Finance, Military and Educational institutions over the past decade   Richard is well versed in showing organisations how to better design, implement and navigate a highly complex threat landscape, in tandem with achieving (and maintaining) regulatory, compliance and data assurance mandates. Richard is an active industry contributor, having delivered speaking sessions at events including SANS, ICS2, BlackHat, IP Expo, InfoSec, FS-ISAC, Gartner and security seminars EMEA-wide.

Seminar Speaker
Max Linscott
Director, Market Strategy

Max Linscott has worked in email security for almost 10 years with a variety of organisations of all shapes, sizes and locations. At Mimecast, Max has served the Customer Success Team before joining the Market Strategy team. For the last 4 years his role has been to run a research team focusing on understanding the threat landscape, the solutions market and how organizations use technology, people and processes to protect themselves. Max’s goal is to guide our product strategy to ensure Mimecast keeps delivering systems and solutions that enable organizations to work protected.

Seminar Speaker
Erick Thek – seminar
Cyber Threat Intelligence Manager, Trend Micro

Erick is responsible for analyzing emerging threats facing public and private sectors. Assisting organisations along their security journey to a point where they feel secure in knowing they are doing their best. Assisting and initiating public and private sector collaborations.

Erick started his career within the US military and then moved into the burgeoning field of cyber investigations. He has led multiple military / governmental digital intelligence and computer forensic teams. Additionally, he has collaborated across multiple governmental and non-governmental entities mentoring, collaborating, and building digital security teams.

Favorite quote: “To solve a problem we must understand the challenge but recognizing that we may never fully comprehend the issue. It is the recognition that there is a challenge which begins journey of comprehension and from that recognition paths towards a solution presents itself.” ~unknown

Previous Speakers
Previous Speaker
Dr Bettina Mavrommatis
Cyber Security Strategy Lead, NHSX

Since 2019, Betti is the cyber security strategy and policy lead in the NHS Transformation Directorate, formerly NHSX.

In this role, Betti leads the development of a Cyber Security Strategy for Health and Care and has learned a new appreciation for the complexity and challenge that is cyber security in large, interconnected systems, such as the NHS.

Prior to joining the cyber security team, Betti held several roles across the civil service and life sciences sector developing, leading and delivering scientific and policy outcomes, including in immunology, genomics and rare diseases. It is in these roles that Betti developed her passion for cybersecurity, keeping patient data secure while enabling transformative research.

Previous Speaker
Anulka Clarke
Head of Assurance, Information Commissioner's Office

Anulka is the Head of Assurance for the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). She has 18 years of regulatory and audit experience.

Anulka has responsibility for the Information Commissioner’s audit programme, leading a department of regulatory auditors who conduct both compulsory and consensual audits across the private, public and third sectors to assess compliance with a range of legislation including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA), Freedom of Information Act (FOI), Network and Information Systems Regulations (NIS) and Investigatory Powers Act (IPA).

Previous Speaker
Andy Wall
Chief Security Officer, Office for National Statistics

Andy is a Cyber, Information Security and Assurance Leader with over 25 years of experience within global and national commercial organisations and the UK Government providing business-focused security advice and management.

In his current role as the Chief Security Officer at the Office for National Statistics, he is developing new approaches to secure the operations of leading-edge, big data analytics that support the organisational mission of statistics production on a range of key economic, social and demographic topics that are for the benefit of society and the economy generally.

His previous roles have been as Head of Cyber Security at Atkins supporting Government clients within the intelligence and military sectors and critical national infrastructure organisations including nuclear, water and transportation; and with Capgemini as Security Accreditation Manager, leading outsourced security risk services for a major Government department.

For ten years before that, he was an independent security consultant undertaking security roles for a wide range of national organisations.

Andy has been around the security block a few times. He has a host of security qualifications in risk, architecture and audit. He is a commentator on cyber security issues and a regular speaker at conferences.

Previous Speaker
Purvi Kay
Head of Cyber Policy, Outreach & Business Operations Team. Home Office

Purvi Kay is a Chartered Aerospace Engineer with 14 years of experience in various Government Departments and the UK Intelligence Community. The last 10 years Purvi has been working as a Senior Leader in Cyber Security with her current role being in the Home Office as Head of Cyber Policy. Purvi has extensive experience in dealing with complex and high priority National Security issues and leading security teams to deliver positive security outcomes.

Purvi has a keen interest in embedding a security culture within organisations and is passionate about developing the right talent pipeline of security professionals, ensuring they are empowered and equipped with the necessary career and learning and development frameworks to progress their security careers successfully.

Purvi is an active mentor for security professionals and an influential advocate of diversity and including across the Civil Service.

Previous Speaker
Jude McCorry
CEO, Scottish Business Resilience Centre

Jude McCorry is the CEO of SBRC and Chair of Cyber Scotland, Jude has over 20 years’ experience in the Technology sector and started her career with Dell computers in Ireland, she joined SBRC in April 2020 from The Data Lab where she was Director of Business Development working with industry and academia to maximise the value of data for Scotland.

She is one of the founders of the UNICEF Data Hub for Children, she also sits on the board of the Edinburgh Data Driven Innovation Hub at Edinburgh University.

Jude is very passionate about data for good and also inspiring the next generation into Cyber and technology – particularly looking at female participation.

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