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19 May 2021

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Keynote Speaker
Jon Lehtinen
Board Member, IDPro

Jon Lehtinen is an identity & security professional with 16 years of experience driving global-scale organizations like Thomson Reuters & General Electric to mature their identity & security postures.

He advocates for the adoption of standards-based protocols, automation, and self-service while reducing barriers to adoption through continuous customer engagement.

Jon is dedicated to the growth and maturity of IAM as a profession and is eager to mentor early career professionals to inject new voices into the industry.

He is a member of the OpenID Foundation, the Kantara Initiative, Women in Identity, and is a founding member of IDPro where he currently serves on the Board of Directors.

Keynote Speaker
Dr Andrew Aken
Zero Trust Lead Architect, Twitter

Dr Andrew Aken is an entrepreneur, consultant, professor, speaker, cybersecurity SME, and software engineer.

Andrew started his career at IBM focusing on internationalization & globalization. Andrew earned his PhD in Business Administration, developed, taught, and designed University programs for MIS & Cyber Security degree programs, founded and ran a successful consulting company servicing the IT, application development, and cybersecurity needs of small & medium-sized enterprises as well as a telephone company and ISP.

He has also been a leader in the development of a Zero Trust strategy for one of the Big Four accounting firms.

Dr Aken is currently the Zero Trust Lead Architect for Twitter.

Keynote Speaker
Raul Lapaz
Cloud security engineer Blue Team, Roche

Raul Lapaz has more than 20 years of IT experience and works as a cloud security engineer at the Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche.

His primary role is to design, implement, and deploy a secure cloud environment for health care digital products in AWS.

He writes articles for such publications as Admin Network and Security, and in the past, he also wrote articles for Windows NT Magazine.

He holds several IT certifications, like Splunk Architect, GIAC SANS, RedHat, CEH, Microsoft and others.

Keynote Speaker
Saru Tumuluri
India Ambassador, Women in Identity

Saru Tumuluri is the CEO Khosla Labs and is currently focused on scaling Veri5Digital, a leading Global Digital Identity and Customer On-Boarding SaaS platform from India.

With over two decades of experience pertaining to entrepreneurship in India and the United States, Saru is focused on bringing new technology-driven opportunities to entrepreneurs, with an aim to solve large-scale problems in India and across the globe.

Saru is currently the country Ambassador for Women in Identity (WiD), a registered non-profit membership organisation, run by volunteers whose purpose is to champion a more diverse workforce, inclusive of all, to enter, and work, and advance in the growing industry of Digital Identity.

Keynote Speaker
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 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.

Keynote Speaker
Oliver Briese
IAM Project Lead & Head of SoD, Deutsche Kreditbank AG (DKB)

Oliver has gathered extensive experience in domestic and international rollouts of IAM processes and technical solutions within the European financial industries whilst being part of the German practice of EY. Since joining the DKB he is now responsible for the implementation of a new IAM-framework, the rollout of business roles and risks from the segregation of duties in the DKB-Group.

Keynote Speaker
Markus Duda
External Project Manager, Deutsche Kreditbank AG (DKB)

Markus has been working in managing roles in financial institutions for more than 20 years; responsible for Operations, IT, and Internal Audit. Since 2017, he has been co-managing the IAM stream of an IT security project of Germany’s largest direct bank. The focus of his professional activity during the last years is to advise financial institutions on the implementation of IT security regulations especially regarding GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) and IAM (Identity and Access Management).

Seminar Speaker
Heiko Hütter
CEO, Service Layers GmbH, Service Layers

Heiko Hütter is CEO of Service Layers, which provides a globally distributed, highly scalable Identity & Access Management Platform in a Private Software as a Service Model. This platform allows for complex, individual use-cases and at the same time enabling an “as-a-service” delivery method. With this approach, Heiko helps the Global 500 clients of Service Layers to realize business value fast within their IAM programs and to keep up with the ever-growing security demands around digital identities.

Heiko has well over a decade of experience in the identity and access management industry with a focus on product development and scientific background in agile methodologies and cooperation models for large scale organizations.

Seminar Speaker
Andre Priebe
CTO, iC Consult Group

Andre Priebe is CTO of the iC Consult Group, a vendor-independent system integrator at the leading edge of Identity & Access Management. With more than 10 years of experience in managing IAM projects, he is responsible for product portfolio management and ensures that iC Consult continuously extends its position and contributes major advancements for its customers in the field of IAM. Andre Priebe holds a diploma in Computer Engineering and an MBA.

Conference Chair
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.

Seminar Speaker
Abdullah Ahmad
Senior Solutions Architect, One Identity GmbH

Abdullah Ahmad works as Senior  Solutions  Architect  at One Identity GmbH. He focuses on Identity and Access Management (IAM) for  Active Directory, Azure Active  Directory,  SAP ERP, SAP S/4HANA, and cloud solutions. Prior to that, he worked for nine years at SAP Deutschland SE as a Senior Technology Consultant and advised his clients in national and international projects in the areas of identity and access management, compliance and authorizations as well as ABAP Custom Code Security and technical security. Mr. Ahmad  graduated from the Technical University of Darmstadt as a graduate computer scientist with a focus on IT security and cryptography.

Seminar Speaker
Vivin Sathyan
IT Security Evangelist, ManageEngine

Vivin Sathyan is a senior technical evangelist at ManageEngine, a division of Zoho Corp. He presents POCs, and takes care of implementation as well as product training in the domains of ADSolutions and IT security. He is also a regular speaker on the latest trends and best practices in Windows infrastructure management, in international seminars and user conferences conducted by ManageEngine.


Keynote Speaker
Allan Foster
Chief Evangelist, ForgeRock

Allan Foster is currently Chief Evangelist at ForgeRock. As one of the founding team, he has helped build ForgeRock into a multinational identity software vendor. Allan has over 25 years of experience in the software development, internet, and Identity management spaces and has served in leadership positions in several organizations, including DIACC, Kantara Initiative,  IEEE-ISTO, and IDPro. Prior to joining ForgeRock, Allan has worked for Apple, Netscape, AOL, Guru Associates, and Sun Microsystems. In his spare time, Allan likes to cook, and drink fine wines and is currently exploring sourdough bread. And oh,  He likes to sail!

Seminar Speaker
Steffo Weber
Director Customer Engineering, ForgeRock

Steffo studied computer science in Bonn with a focus on ‘theoretical computer science’ (Dipl. Inform.) and received his doctorate in Leipzig in 1998 (Dr. rer. nat.). He worked in various IT roles at T-Systems, Sun Microsystems and Oracle with a focus on highly available and scaleable web architectures and identity and access management before he joined ForgeRock in 2015 where he is Director Customer Engineering for the German speaking region.

Seminar Speaker
Sebastian Drees
Major Account Executive, ForgeRock

Sebastian has a master degree in business administration and is the eHealth and insurance expert at ForgeRock. He consults large insurance and healthcare organisations how to improve and secure the user experience with IAM. He will bring a business perspective to our seminar and will discuss different aspects with his technical counterpart Steffo Weber.

Keynote Speaker
Jason Goode
Regional Director, Ping Identity

Jason Goode has over two decades specialising in Identity and Access Management including multi-factor authentication, single sign on (SSO) and Identity Governance. A track record of success, and a proven ability to establish and grow new businesses in EMEA, nurturing new and existing business relationships. Jason has vast experience across all vertical markets, supporting enterprises in large and complex IAM projects from inception through to closure. Striving every day to help clients and partners derive value from the technology, ultimately to drive business value.

Seminar Speaker
Ian Pitfield
Senior Solutions Engineer, BeyondTrust

With more than eight years’ experience of international consultancy and training delivery, Ian has worked with Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 organisations, helping them to achieve compliance and regulatory pressures via user friendly security protocols. He has over seven years’ experience with Endpoint Privilege Management solutions and helped hundreds of organisations to enable least privilege across their user base. His specialist sectors include Finance and Consultancy, Defense, Pharmaceutical, Public Sector and Commercial markets.

Keynote Speaker
Charlie Wood
Regional Sales Manager, BeyondTrust

With over 6 years experience in the Cyber Security industry Charlie has developed a value driven, outcomes based, consultative approach to sales enabling him to connect technology with business needs. Charlie is responsible for leading Enterprise sales of BeyondTrust’s Universal Privilege Management portfolio into key strategic verticals including Telco, Energy, Utilities & IT Services across the UK & Ireland.

Keynote Speaker
Gerhard Zehethofer
VP IoT and New Technology, ForgeRock

With more than 25 years in enterprise tech, Gerhard has a wealth of experience working across a wide variety of industries and markets. He is passionate about the role technology can play in improving people’s lives and businesses. For ForgeRock, Gerhard is focused on helping customers and partners to realise the benefits of modern digital Identity solutions, while anticipating and mitigating the potential security risks. Before joining ForgeRock in 2017, Gerhard held management positions in technology companies such as Kontron, Intel, AMD and Siemens.

Keynote Speaker
Thomas Müller-Martin
Global Technical Lead, Omada

An Identity Management enthusiast, Thomas Müller-Martin has more than 15 years of experience in the Identity & Access Management field. Throughout his career he has contributed to developing Omada’s modern IGA solution as well as having participated in large-scale implementation projects. In the position as Global Technical Lead he supports the technical aspects of Omada\’s worldwide sales activities and the transition to a SaaS first company that brings a highly flexible solution with short time-to-value for customers.

Keynote Speaker
Ben Bulpett
EMEA Marketing Platform Director SailPoint Technologies

Ben is the SailPoint EMEA Marketing Platform Director, working across the region he supports the local SailPoint teams, partners and customers in helping define their strategy and adoption of an integrated Identity Governance platform. He also works closely with product management and the CTO office in inputting in future product development.With over 25 years’ experience in the software industry; where he has led teams,in the development and implementation of complex IT Security solutions in areassuch as; Access Management, Identity Management, Data Governance and Database etc across multiple verticals. Ben has travelled extensively throughout Europe, Middle East, Africa & America through his work responsibilities. He has spoken at numerous events on matterssuch as Security, Identity Governance and various related privacy issues.

Keynote Speaker
Daniel Kramer
Customer Developer, Cloudflare

Daniel Kramer is Customer Developer at Cloudflare, the leading performance and security company helping to build a better Internet. Daniel focuses on helping companies become faster and more secure online. He enjoys discussing technology in its entirety and has a particular interest in application security. Daniel helps companies transition from traditional, on-premise systems to a cloud-based security solution.

Seminar Speaker
Chris Owen
Director of Product Management, Saviynt

Chris is currently responsible for helping to drive Saviynt’s product innovation, roadmap,  go-to-market messaging and competitive intelligence. 


He has acquired a wealth of experience in Identity & Access Management (IAM) and Privileged Access Management (PAM) over a 15-year career in various technical and leadership roles at Quest / One Identity, CyberArk, BeyondTrust and Centrify.


Chris began his career as a technical lead of one of the largest transformation projects in Europe at that time.

Seminar Speaker
Jens Sabitzer
Senior Solution Architect, Venafi

Jens Sabitzer is a Senior Solution Architect at Venafi, where he helps users to establish effective machine identity management programs that help them drive digital transformation efforts. With nearly 20 years of technology experience, Jens believes no one should do the same thing twice when it comes to IT security. Jens knows that digital transformation is at the heart of secure communications, and he is dedicated to managing machine identities that are often overlooked.

Keynote Speaker
Niamh Muldoon
Global Data Protection Officer and EMEA Trust & Security Leader, OneLogin

Niamh Vianney Muldoon, award-winning information security thought leader with extensive expertise in creating and leading global security initiatives across multiple industries. Muldoon is OneLogin’s Global Data Protection Officer and EMEA Trust and Security Leader. Based in Dublin, Ireland, Muldoon heads-up all things trust, security, and privacy for OneLogin’s EMEA operations. This includes driving sales, engineering and customer service activities across the region.

Seminar Speaker
Ruben Rodriguez Perez
Sr. Solutions Engineering, Auth0

As a Sr. Solutions Engineering, Ruben is responsible for technically supporting the sales cycle when engaging with Auth0 prospects and customers to understand their technical requirements and guide them to the most appropriate identity solution based on their requirements. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience working with organisations to help them design and implement solutions that address internal, external, and regulatory compliance mandates through the effective use of technology.

Ruben has more than 10 years of experience in the IT industry, having worked for both large corporate organisations, and software analytics vendors. Prior to Auth0, he held senior consulting and presales roles for enterprise and strategic accounts at Capgemini and Qlik.


Seminar Speaker
Tobias Urban
Partner Solutions Engineer, Auth0

As a Partner Solutions Engineer, Tobias focuses on educating and enabling Auth0 partners in building modern and scalable CIAM solutions and in using Auth0 to create the best value possible for their customers. He is specifically focused on Cloud-native applications and Cloud Transformation and helping architects to design great solutions for their internal and external Identity needs.

Prior to Auth0 Tobias worked with major cloud providers and held roles in System Architecture and Product Development in the broader Identity landscape.

Seminar Speaker
Stephane Dorchin
Commercial Director – Continental Europe, Venafi

Since more than 20 years Stephane helps European companies to transform their IT, their business and their security. As leader of Venafi in Continental Europe, Stephane became the trust advisors of CISOs, CIO and Security Professional in the IAM strategy with a focus on Machine Identity Management. Guiding them to identify their key challenges and the path to realize benefits in very short time.

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