Speakers @

IDM europe


28 September 2021

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Speakers @ IDM europe


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Keynote Speaker
Robert Garskamp
Entrepreneur, Advisor on Digital Identity Matters and Founder of the IDnextplatform

With the enormous speed of technological digitalisation transformation nowadays, Robert believes that it will influence, constitute and shape our society where you are able to control your identity on attribute level within a secure and privacy-regulated basis.

As an expert for 10 plus years, Robert strives to share his knowledge and experience regarding several topics about digital Identity, security, privacy, mobility, risk management and compliance with several organisations in different sectors. He also advises and consults various organisations (in the public and private sector) related to digital identity.

Robert is Founder of the IDnext platform, a pan-European open and independent platform to support and facilitate innovative approaches in the world of the digital identity, creating awareness about digital identity, providing a knowledge and networking platform for experts in IT, Business and Marketers as a European centre of expertise.

Keynote Speaker
Martin Boreham
Senior Solutions Engineer at BeyondTrust

Martin Boreham is a Senior Solutions Engineer and Technology Evangelist at BeyondTrust where he is constantly building new and existing partnerships with global customer’s, providing thought leadership and best practise to drive the BeyondTrust Universal Privilege Management capabilities to align with customer strategy while disrupting the Cyberattack Chain. Martin has worked in IT for over 25 years, primarily within finance and telco sectors, more recently primarily focusing on DevOps practise and Cloud Infrastructure capabilities.

Keynote Speaker
Manjir Sen
Solutions Architect, Nuuday

Having worked with several vendors in the Identity Access and Federation paradigm for over 12 years, Manjir brings a deep knowledge of how changes in business needs have caused the evaluation of Digital Identity and Federation as a standard for delivering identity exchanges.

As a Solution Architect, his pre-eminent role in architecting a Federated Identity broker in the enterprise makes onboarding of new applications easier and integration sustainable.

Manjir has been a part of various migration projects over the years and has expert-level experience of the challenges faced, overcome, and lessons learnt.

Keynote Speaker
Mark Vermeulen
Director for Sales Benelux, Omada

Mark is Sales Director for Omada in Benelux and has a long track record in management and sales positions in leading IT security companies such as Symantec and HPE. His main focus is on assuring successful information protection projects and he brings a wealth of expertise in DLP, CASB, IAM, IGA solutions and their best practices. In the fast-growing space of identity and access management, Mark and his team assist Omada’s Benelux customers in their journey to a successful IGA/IAM implementation with Omada’s unique approach based on a comprehensive IGA process framework.

Keynote Speaker
Matt Berzinski
Senior Director of Product Management, ForgeRock

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.

Keynote Speaker
Rod Boothby
Global Head of Identity, Digital Platform, Banco Santander

Rod joined Santander as Global Head of Identity in 2019.

Rod was co-founder and COO of npm, Inc. (now MSFT). 20 million developers use npm to share open-source code.

Rod started his career as a Fixed Income Derivatives quant at Wells Fargo.

He then joined Ernst & Young before becoming Global Head of APIs at AIG.

Keynote Speaker
Hans-Robert Vermeulen
Identity Strategist, SailPoint

Hans-Robert Vermeulen brings over 20 years of experience in the broader Governance and Identity and Access Management space, ranging from consultancy and advisory work to technical pre-sales, Hans-Robert has a wealth of experience and understands the underlying business issues and complexity associated with the security and Identity Governance challenges that businesses face in today’s complex market. Hans-Robert is the Identity Strategist in EMEA. He has been with SailPoint for over nine years and was a part of the original team that built out the European region and Eastern Europe territories.

Keynote Speaker
Annet Steenbergen
Project Lead Aruba Happy Flow 2.0, Government of Aruba

Annet is co-founder/initiator of the Aruba Happy Flow project for the Government of Aruba. The Happy Flow project was the first single token initiative that created a seamless flow of passenger facilitation from curb to gate through the reuse of biometrics and advanced cooperation through data sharing between the public and the private sector in the travel ecosystem.

Currently, the Aruba Happy Flow project is developing a second phase of innovations, with one of the aims to connect off-airport stakeholders like a hotel and a car rental to the seamless and contactless travel experience. The use of digital identity, digital health credentials and privacy and security by design will be a central part of this second phase.

In 2016 Annet took on the chair of IATA’s Facilitation Working Group (FWG) and is a member of IATA’s OneID Advisory Board.

Since 2017 IATA started the One ID task force, residing under the FWG she actively participates in several working groups on creating standards and best practices to prepare the aviation industry for cross-border seamless and contactless travel.
In 2020 Annet was awarded the Women in Biometrics Award.

Besides her work for the Government of Aruba, she is a consultant on seamless and contactless passenger facilitation with a strong focus on digital identity in the travel ecosystem, stakeholder identity management cooperation, data sharing solutions and data privacy/GDPR.

Annet has 25 years of international experience working in the field of border management (Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service) and public-private cooperation at airports to counter illegal immigration and human trafficking.

She has, besides Aruba, previously worked in i.e., the Netherlands, Suriname and South Africa.

Furthermore, she also enjoys public speaking engagements, writing articles and thought leadership on the topic of contactless travel and the use of a digital identity.

Keynote Speaker
Amit Saha
CEO, Saviynt

Amit brings over two decades of industry expertise helping organizations address identity, security and compliance challenges. As CEO of Saviynt, Amit provides strategic leadership to ensure that the mission and core values of Saviynt are put into practice. He also manages strategic customer and partner relationships. Previously, Amit served as COO of Saviynt, where he led sales, business development, alliances, and go-to-market strategy. Prior to joining Saviynt, Amit held leadership positions at Infosys and HCL.

Keynote Speaker
Elissa Fink
Former CMO at Tableau Software

Elissa Fink was Tableau Software’s CMO for 11+ years and retired at the end of 2018. She is credited with driving marketing through all stages of growth, driving the company from ~$5 million to over $1 billion in revenue. Elissa also cultivated and grew the loyal and enthusiastic Tableau fanbase from 2,000 customers to over 100,000. She now serves on boards, advises fast-growth tech companies in scaling and marketing strategy, and also teaches at the University of Washington.

Keynote Speaker
Jim Dubois
Former CIO at Microsoft Corp.

Prior to joining Saviynt’s Board of Advisors, Jim DuBois served as Chief Information Officer and Corporate Vice President at Microsoft Corporation from May 2013 to September 2017. Mr. DuBois was accountable for the company’s global security, IT infrastructure, collaboration and business applications. Jim is a tech leader with a unique view of IT innovation and digital transformation along with a deep understanding of technical strategy, cyber security, cloud computing and artificial intelligence. He brings content about these topic areas to life with stories from his 25 years at Microsoft, especially leading the digital transformation as CIO as Satya Nadella reinvented Microsoft.

Keynote Speaker
Maarten Bevers
Information Security Officer, LeasePlan

Maarten Bevers is an Information Security Officer and a specialist in IAM, which comes with the experience of working with global enterprises and a background in general safety & security management and predictive profiling/crowd control.

Within the world of information security and IAM, communication is key. Maarten focusses on translating technical and “dull” material to layman’s terms, both from a process as well as a policy point of view. This translation should be a key element in any Information security and/or IAM strategy if you want to ensure business involvement and awareness.

Together with business focussed solutions, a balance between security and ease of access can be achieved.

In Maarten’s presentation, he will focus on exactly these elements; business communication, business friendly tooling and the balance between security and ease of access.

Keynote Speaker
Manuel Garat Loureiro
Head of IAM, Booking.com

For more than 10 years, Manuel Garat was a software engineer in different defence projects where Security had a critical relevance. Following his focus on value delivery, product vision and strategic significance, he felt himself pulled towards IAM Product Management.

As a software engineer, he had the ability to define complex functionality and understand the Development Team, the problems and the intricacies they face. As a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) he understood the specifics of IAM, regarding security and regulatory compliance. As a Certified Professional Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), he could bind it all together towards delivering maximum value in an agile and waste-less way.

Leading the Corporate IAM track at Booking.com means providing secure identity management, authentication and authorization for 20,000 users, with thousands of use-cases and under heavy regulatory compliance, in order to provide a secure and compliant experience for all.

Seminar Speaker
Joseph Carson
Chief Security Scientist & Advisory CISO, Thycotic

Joseph Carson is an award-winning cyber security professional and ethical hacker with more than 25 years’ experience in enterprise security specialising in blockchain, endpoint security, network security, application security & virtualisation, access controls and privileged account management. Joe is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), active member of the cyber security community frequently speaking at cyber security conferences globally, often being quoted and contributing to global cyber security publications. 

Seminar Speaker
Yvo van Doorn
Senior Solutions Engineer, Auth0

 As Senior Solutions Engineer, Yvo van Doorn is a technical expert for Auth0 customers seeking to understand the benefits of identity and cloud. He has more than a decade of system administration experience, and manually built and configured bare-metal servers for the first part of his career. Prior to Auth0, Yvo was mission critical engineer at Schuberg Philis, where he specialised in designing and implementing public cloud/SaaS-first solutions for clients in the Benelux region. Yvo is also one of the main organisers for Devopsdays Amsterdam, which attracts more than 500 people every year. Find Yvo sipping a hoppy IPA, exploring the great outdoors, or celebrating Dutch heritage with food and sport.

Keynote Speaker
Karl Lankford
RVP Solutions Engineering, BeyondTrust

Karl Lankford is the Regional Vice President, Solutions Engineering for BeyondTrust, where he has worked for 7 years. A highly capable security leader, Karl has acquired a wide range of security experience and knowledge over the last decade, working across multiple industries. Karl is a regular speaker at industry conferences, delivering disruptive technical and strategic thought-leadership insight to the international cybersecurity community.

Seminar Speaker
James Maude
Lead Cyber Security Researcher, BeyondTrust

James Maude is the Lead Cyber Security Researcher at BeyondTrust. James has broad experience in security research, conducting in-depth analysis of malware and cyber threats to identify attack vectors and trends in the evolving security landscape. His background in forensic computing and active involvement in the security research community makes him an expert voice on cybersecurity. He regularly presents at international events and hosts webinars to discuss threats and defense strategies.

Keynote Speaker
Richard Bird
Chief Customer Information Officer, Ping Identity

Richard Bird is the Chief Customer Information Officer for Ping Identity. He is a cyber security veteran, a former chief information security officer and a former chief information officer. An internationally recognized data privacy and identity-centric security expert and global speaker, Richard presents regularly across 5 continents. He is a Forbes Tech council member and has appeared on Bloomberg Business and Yahoo Finance and is frequently quoted by Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Bloomberg, The Financial Times, Business Insider, CNN, and Fox News on topics ranging from data privacy regulations to cybersecurity enabled consumer protection. He is also the host of the podcast “Hello, USER”. Richard is widely known for wearing bow ties and while he probably isn’t the most tattooed person in cyber security today, he at least has to be in the top 5%.



Keynote Speaker
Mark Fodor
Specialist Identity & Access Management, Interhyp Gruppe

For the last 4 years, Mark has been working in the financial industry.

He has been involved in several aspects of IAM, and several IAM roles.

These include, but are not limited to, IAM Project Management, the designing of workflows that are compliant with regulations, and the migration of the organization to an IAM approach that involves new tooling and a different way of thinking about access rights.

Keynote Speaker
Craig Ramsay
Senior Solution Engineer, Omada

An Identity Management enthusiast, Craig Ramsay has more than 10 years of experience in the Identity & Access Management field. Throughout his career he has worked within Professional Services, developing and delivering Identity strategies for clients across EMEA with a focus on IAM. He has strong experience in User Lifecycle Management; Role Management; Violation Management and Identity Strategy with knowledge of complimentary Identity technologies such as PAM, UEBA, DAG and others.

Seminar Speaker
Vivin Sathyan
IT Security Specialist, ManageEngine

Vivin Sathyan is a senior technology 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.

Seminar Speaker
Craig Perrett
Global Head of Identity Architecture, WPP

Craig Perrett is the Global Head of Identity Architecture for WPP PLC. In this role, he develops the strategy and governance for the future state of the group’s Identity and Access management programs. The key focus is on designing a more secure, robust and user-friendly experience for all their colleagues and clients across every business line. The ethos of the strategy is about enabling technology to empower advanced thinking for the future of tomorrow

Seminar Speaker
Max Faun
Head of EMEA Consulting, Okta

Max Faun leads Okta’s European Value Consulting Practice. Prior to joining Okta he worked at Accenture, advising Global clients across numerous industry groups on strategic decisions. He is passionate about the business implications of modern identity from a financial, security and user productivity perspective as well as wider technology trends. Max holds an MA in Intelligence and Security as well as a BA in International Relations.

Seminar Speaker
Ian Lowe
Director of Industry Solutions, Okta

Ian Lowe is Okta’s Director of Solutions Marketing for EMEA. In his 19 year career, Ian has become a recognized product marketing and sales enablement leader having created and launched successful cloud-based security solutions that are used by top technology firms, financial services organizations and Governments around the world today; Including but not limited to the White House, Microsoft and HSBC.

Keynote Speaker
Tim Bedard
Senior Product Marketing Director, ForgeRock

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 organisations, 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!

Seminar Speaker
Maarten Decat
CTO, Elimity

Maarten is a highly-skilled Identity and Access Management professional with a demonstrated history of working in, amongst others, the financial services industry and public sector. He loves to think beyond the state-of-the-art and has gained strong technology experience with specialization in cyber security, governance and identity analytics.

Within Elimity, Maarten focuses on customer success for it’s key customers, bringing technology and business together.

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.

Keynote Speaker
Michael Bunyard
Head of Marketing, IAM, WSO2

Michael Leads WSO’s Identity and Access marketing efforts. Prior to WSO2, Michael was the Program Director of IBM Security’s IAM Product Marketing team, in addition to leading Product Marketing for Mobile Security, Data Security, and Fraud. Michael has over 20 years of experience, and has led Product Marketing and Product Management for several software companies focused on enterprises. Michael holds an MBA in Management from St. Mary’s University in California.

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