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HTS uk

Health Tech Summit

28 November 2024

Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, London

Speakers @ HTS uk

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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

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Federico Iaschi
Head of Cyber Security Resilience and Observability, Virgin Media O2

Federico is a multilingual Cyber Security and Resilience Leader with 20+ years’ experience. As Head of Cyber Security Resilience and Observability of Virgin Media O2, he is building the Resilience and Observability practice from the ground up, and finding vulnerabilities, risks, and limits in both company Cloud environments and wider systems before they lead to large-scale issues. Federico holds multiple certifications, including CISSP, CISM, CRISC, CCSK, and CCISO, and is a speaker and author on information security topics. His experience in leading cultural changes in various environments is key for the development of a secure “Left-shifting” mindset.

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Ed Thomas
Senior 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.

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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!

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Andrew Dillon
Sales Engineer, Mimecast

Having worked with various email security solutions for the past 4 years, Andrew’s passion lies in sharing valuable insights to fortify defenses against the ever-evolving landscape of sophisticated threats targeting users’ inboxes, as well as how organizations can prevent threat actors using their brand and reputation against those that trust them.

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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.

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Tom Ryan
Solution Engineer Director, Diligent Boardbooks

Tom Ryan has been helping risk & assurance teams evaluate their maturity and information technology needs for nearly 10 years. He has enabled many GRC teams to take advantage of digital technology and has worked with various GRC functions of all sizes located around the world. At Diligent Tom is responsible for engaging and advising GRC functions teams through consultations.

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Owen Miles
Field CTO, CEM Business Solutions, Everbridge

Owen Miles as worked for Everbridge for over 12 years and within the operational resilience and Critical Event Management space for over 20 years. Owen has spent 7 years focused on the delivery of the Everbridge Critical Event Management platform to customers. Having worked with over 800 customers across multiple industries, Owen brings years of experience in enhancing operational resilience.

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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.

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Alex Noble
Cloud Security Lead EMEA, Rapid7

Alex has over 20 years leading teams in IT and cyber security, working as both a consultant and an account director. Having started his career with IBM and then Cisco, he has subsequently worked with specialist cyber security vendors and hyper-scale cloud. A Fellow of the British Computer Society, he joins Rapid7 from AWS to lead the Rapid7 EMEA Cloud Security Team.

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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!

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Tom Christophers
Global Head of Risk, Convatec plc.

Tom is an established and recognised leader in risk management. Tom has worked within the FTSE100 for over 16 years in risk positions and is currently the Global Head of Risk at Convatec plc.

Tom specialises in designing, implementing, and embedding new risk management frameworks that are practical, engaging, flexible for all areas of the business, and aligned to active business processes. This approach ensures that risk becomes part of decision-making and strategy throughout the value chain.

Tom has hands-on extensive experience in global enterprises and provides senior leadership and knowledge in responding to the complexities of the modern business environment.

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Jack Summerfield, Principal Cyber Security Risk Management Specialist, Collins Aerospace
Jack Summerfield
Principal Cyber Security Risk Management Specialist, Collins Aerospace

Jack started his career on an IT helpdesk, and for the best part of a decade was a hands-on engineer within various industries (including education, insurance, agriculture and construction).

Since specialising in cyber security in highly-regulated industries Jack has had a few responsibilities, including network architecture, security architecture, security assurance, security awareness training and now risk management.

Jack holds a Bachelors’ degree in Forensic Computing from Staffordshire University, as well as CISSP and CRISC.

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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.

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David Terrar
Director and Chair, Cloud Industry Forum

David is a well-known strategist, keynote speaker and influencer on cloud computing, digital transformation, social collaboration and ERP software. He is a Director and Deputy Chair of the Cloud Industry Forum, judges the UK Cloud Awards, and is the Founder & CXO of digital strategy consultancy Agile Elephant. He is a specialist in sales, marketing and operations in the technology sector, and guest lectures on digital and social media at Henley Business School and on INSEEC’s MBA programme. David is an advisor and non-exec director for several companies, and a regular host on the tech TV channel Disruptive. Live.

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Dragana Radisic
Global Head Internal Controls & Policy, Lipton Teas and Infusions

Dragana Radisic is a risk, internal control, and audit professional. She possesses 15+ years of working experience working in all 4 lines of defence in overseas projects in Europe, America, Asia, and Africa. Currently, she is leading a global team of risk and internal control at the biggest tea company in the world: Lipton Teas and Infusions, as Global Head of Risk and Internal Control. She manages 85 global tea entities across 15 departments including IT and IT Security from risk and control perspectives. She has enriched her professional cybersecurity knowledge by attending Harvard University.

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Carolyn Kirwin
Director of Technology Services and Security, Euromonitor

Carolyn began her career running Information Security and IT Operations programs for Defense and Intelligence agencies in Washington, DC. After earning her MBA in International Business, she moved to Munich where she developed DevOps frameworks and built SRE Teams from the ground up, and later lead Global IT Operations Teams focusing on the stability, reliability, and availability of a global ecommerce platform. She moved to London 5 years ago to take on responsibility over regional and global technology teams emphasizing the use of industry best practices to encourage high performing teams and cost efficiencies.

Her experience includes working in the Defense and Intelligence industry, financial services, e-commerce, and data analytics. In her current role, she is responsible for 8 functions including Information Security, Data Protection, IT GRC, Cloud Engineering, Data Platform Engineering, Infrastructure Engineering, Global Support, and Service Delivery.

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Sean Esmonde
Chief Product Owner – Customer Data, Nationwide Building Society

Sean has always had an interest in being involved in the financial services sector, and what better place to start that journey than at Nationwide? He is delighted to have been given the responsibility of shaping out data & analytics strategy, helping to make sure that we put our society’s data to best use by supporting our Cornerstone ambitions and delivering value to our Members.

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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.

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Dimitri Chichlo
Vice-chairman, Ukreximbank

A French and Swiss citizen, Dimitri Chichlo started his career in Ukraine in 2004, working for French industrial and banking groups, then moved to Switzerland in 2009, working mainly for international financial institutions and holding various roles in the fields of risk management and cybersecurity.

In 2017, he completed an Executive MBA at INSEAD.

In 2019, he joined the Supervisory board of Ukreximbank, the third largest and State-owned bank in Ukraine, as vice-chairman and chair of the Operations and Digital Committee.

In 2020, he founded his consultancy practice in cybersecurity and digital transformation, AndSecure (www.andsecure.ch).

Since February 24th, 2022, he has been actively involved in providing humanitarian support to Ukraine and created a fund dedicated to humanitarian demining (www.demine.foundation).

He currently lives in Geneva.

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Sadaf Vaziri
Head of Risk Management, University of East London

Whilst starting her career in technology risk and SAP ERP rollouts over 15 years ago, Sadaf has become increasingly involved in Board-level, enterprise-wide operational and strategic risk management. She is ever grateful for the governance, risk and compliance (GRC) golden thread that has run through all of her roles and seen her transfer her experience to multiple industries from mining and resources, banking and insurance to higher education; and to multiple regions including UK, Australia, Hong Kong, China and USA.

Sadaf currently heads risk management at the University of East London. Holding multiple professional accreditations in risk management, training and project management, and degrees in business and IT, her professional aim is to bring practical, fit-for-purpose risk maturity to organisations, rather than cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all risk management.

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David Mansilla
Head of Cyber Risk & Compliance, Vodafone

David Mansilla is a professionally qualified Engineer with over 15 years of exposure to various Cyber domains.

He has spent over 10 years working for Telco leveraging security practices across many IT delivery domains.

He is currently leading Cyber Risk reduction programmes across Vodafone Group Technology & Functions areas, strategically assessing the business areas to help align their business priorities while ensuring Cyber risks are managed within tolerance and according to policies.

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Stefan Gershater
Director of Risk, Burberry

Stefan is a former Royal Navy officer and scientist. Realising that risk was his calling, he sought to take the best of each of his worlds and combine them to help people take better decisions, faster. This has led to a near obsession with how risk is done versus how it could be; incorporating psychology, decision theory, machine learning, and many other disciplines.

Stefan is a complex PTSD and pulmonary embolism survivor and as well as risk, talks on mental health and leadership (but then doesn’t everyone these days?). He rides very fast motorbikes, and makes chopping boards out of wood- see note on mental health.

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Boris Taratine
Head of Competencies & Skills, UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge

Boris Taratine, currently a Partner with ECSA International, is a passionate visionary and an influential ambassador of cyber security and cyber defence.

He is an active participant in various industry forums influencing global cybersecurity development.

Being often at odds with the conventional wisdom he actively promotes industry collaboration to take proactive actions for improvements and collective defence.

He was honoured to judge at the Atlantic Council’s Cyber 9/12 UK Strategy Challenge competition since its inception.

Boris graduated with the highest honour at the Saint-Petersburg State University, where he also continued his PhD studies.
He is an author of a number of scientific publications and dozens of patents granted and pending.

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