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Sarb Sembhi

Past President, ISACA London

Sarb Sembhi has been the Chair of the ISACA GRA Committee and a member of the ISACA Relations Board. Sarb began his career in the public sector as a Project Manager, and has more than 30 years of project management and consultancy experience.

He has gained this experience providing services to companies including the BBC, Travis Perkins, BP, Network Rail. Sarb is a regular speaker at Information Security Conferences around the world, including the CxO Dialogue, Gartner Summits, InfoSec Europe, RSA Europe, HITB, BCS, ISACA, IPSec, IFSEC, Security Directors Forum.

He is also a member of the Defence and Security Committee and the Cyber Security Working Group at the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Infosecurity Magazine Editorial Board, and The Institute of Engineering and Technology, The Institute of Risk Management, The Chartered Insurance Institute, and was an individual member of the Parliamentary IT Committee.

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Sonal Balachandran

Senior VP leading regulatory remediation of privileged access

Sonal is an Information security professional with more than 10+ years of experience with a special focus on Identity and Access. She has worked with a number of large financial services organisations in the UK. Within DB her role is to ensure the controls deployed around Identity and Access help achieve tangible and sustainable risk reduction and meet audit and regulatory requirements.

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Rob Otto

EMEA Field CTO/Solutions Architect, Ping Identity

Rob is a Senior Technical Architect for Ping Identity in the UK and also the EMEA representative to the Ping Identity CTO Office. Rob holds a BSc (Computer Science) degree from Pretoria University and has nearly 20 years experience in identity and access management.

He has worked on complex implementation projects in the UK, USA, Europe and South Africa. His current area of focus is on applying industry standards like OpenID Connect and OAuth 2.0 to enable businesses to interoperate and securely expose data and API’s.

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Emma Harvey

Head of Product Management, NHS Digital

Emma has over the last 19 years developed a wide range of skills working in ‘digital’ in its various guises, spanning marketing, service design, games and software. Clients she has worked with include BBC, Channel 4, NHS, The Design Council, P&G, Gatwick Airport, and many more. She has been privileged to work in senior roles including Client Services Director at one of the north’s biggest digital agencies, and as Managing Director at one of the north’s most respected boutique digital agencies. She also set up Hózhó, specialising in digital products, service design and capability building; which led her to working with NHS Digital, where she is now Head of Product Management.

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Markku Rossi

Chief Technology Officer, SSH

Markku Rossi has close to 25 years’ software engineering and architecture experience. At SSH.COM he is responsible for R&D and directs the company’s technology strategy. Markku has extensive knowledge and experience with SSH Communications Security products, having served the company from 1998 through 2005 as a Chief Engineer and a major contributor to the SSH software architecture. Prior to re-joining the company in 2015, he co-founded several companies such as Codento and ShopAdvisor and served as CTO at Navicore and as Chief Architect at Nokia. Markku has a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Aalto University.

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Nick Mothershaw

Co-Chairman, Open Identity Exchange

Nick is responsible for the strategic development of Experian’s fraud and identity solutions for both the public and private sectors. The Identity Solutions portfolio includes traditional ID verification, challenge questions and document verification. Experian now also offer a full Identity as a Service solution, including ID proofing and strong credential management, and is an identity provider within the GOV.UK/Verify scheme.

Nick has been with Experian for over 15 years. Previously Nick was a director of a company providing global solutions within the broader Criminal Justice arena. Here he architected the Scottish Intelligence Database: the only cross force intelligence sharing and matching solution in the UK. He also exported best of breed UK crime management systems to Australia and the US. Nick has also worked for IBM in the healthcare and utilities sector, and began his career as a mainframe systems analyst with a large UK brewer and pub company. He has a degree in Computer Science.

Nick has three children, and is into amateur dramatics in his spare time. In the last 12 months he has played Man Friday and a shell-shocked army medical officer in the hard hitting WW1 drama Hamp.

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Chris Clarkson

Senior Solutions Engineer, BOMGAR

Chris Clarkson is a Senior Solutions Engineer with Bomgar, a leader in Privileged Access Management solutions. Chris has worked at Bomgar for 3 years after previously being with SCC, Europe’s largest System Integrator. Chris has acquired a wide-range of security experience and knowledge working with companies during the last 10 years across multiple industries and is a regular speaker at industry conferences.

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Professor Steven Furnell

Professor of Information Security, University of Plymouth

Steven Furnell is a Professor of Information Security and leads the Centre for Security, Communications & Network Research at the University of Plymouth. He is also an Adjunct Professor with Edith Cowan University in Western Australia and an Honorary Professor with Nelson Mandela University in South Africa. His research interests include usability of security and privacy, security management and culture, and technologies for user authentication and intrusion detection. He has authored over 300 papers in refereed international journals and conference proceedings, as well as books including Cybercrime: Vandalizing the Information Society and Computer Insecurity: Risking the System. Prof. Furnell is the current Chair of Technical Committee 11 (security and privacy) within the International Federation for Information Processing, and a member of related working groups on security management, security education, and human aspects of security. He is also a board member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals, and chairs the academic partnership committee and southwest branch. He can be found on Twitter via @smfurnell and further details are at www.plymouth.ac.uk/cscan.

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Ros Smith

Senior Product Manager, Identity and Access Management, BBC

Ros Smith is new to the world of IAM. She has worked at the BBC for over 18 years. Until 6 months ago she worked in Production and Editorial, having been a Radio Producer for Science Radio, Woman’s Hour and The Big Toe Radio Show, Deputy Editor of the award winning BBC News School Report, Project Manager at BBC Media Action and most recently Acting Head of BBC Weather. She is now Senior Product Manager in Identity and Access Management and has learnt more acronyms in the last 6 months than she ever imagined possible.

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Stephen Williams

Founder and Managing Director of Atlas Identity

Stephen Williams is the Founder and Managing Director of Atlas Identity, which is a British consultancy that delivers Cloud-based Identity and Access Management (IdAM) solutions. With over 15 years of experience of being an customer, vendor, and consultant, he has a great perspective of what it takes to successfully deliver tangible and positive IdAM change, including the common pitfalls to avoid. Stephen’s presentation will specifically focus on giving attendees his honest guidance with a ‘straight bat’ regardless of industry, region, or technology.

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Barrie Millett

Head of Group Security, Wesleyan

Barrie is Head of Group Security for Wesleyan where he has developed and implemented a new operational and strategic approach for Resilience covering – Cyber and Physical Security, Business Continuity, Crisis Management and Data Protection as the Groups Data Protection Officer. Joining Wesleyan after 8 years with EON UK as Head of HSSE & Resilience and 5 years with GE in senior regional resilience roles. Prior to his corporate roles Barrie was a consultant providing risk management leadership to a variety of corporations across the globe. Barrie started his career as a Royal Marines Commando serving with 40 Commando RM and HQ Commando Forces. Barrie is Honorary Life Vice President of ASIS Int. UK Chapter.

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Gal Helemski

Co-founder & Chief Innovation & Product Officer (CIPO), PlainID

Gal is recognized as a specialist in cyber security with specific focus on identity and access management. In the past 16 years she has defined solutions to customers, wrote the project specs, technical documentation, presentations and training. Gal holds a B.Sc in Physics & Computer Science from Bar-Ilan University. In the IDF, she served for 6 years in the prestigious computing unit Mamram.

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Martin Ingram

Product Owner, Identity and Access Management, Royal Bank of Scotland

Martin Ingram is the Identity & Access Management Product Owner for RBS, in charge of transforming identity & access management for RBS to support new customer digital journeys and requirements such as PSD2.

Prior to RBS he has had a broad experience in security both from a vendor and a client organisation perspective having consulted or worked for organisations in Europe, America and Australia. As such he has been involved in IAM, Crypto systems, Content Security and malware amongst many other security domains.

Martin has a background in engineering and has been on the board of several start-up technology companies.

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Manoj Kumar

Lead for Identity and Access Management, KPMG UK

Manoj heads the Identity & Access Management Services at KPMG. He has spent over ten years delivering IAM Strategy, Service Transformation Initiatives, Technical Implementation Projects and Governance and Operating Models for clients across a broad range of sectors including Banking, Investment Management, Utilities, Telcos and Retail. At KPMG, Manoj not only provides leadership to IAM service development efforts EMEA wide, but also heads the delivery of some of KPMG’s most complex IAM engagements. He is a recognised specialist in the Identity & Access Management space and is actively involved in thought leadership initiatives including speaking events that help the industry and his clients leverage IAM not just as a Security Imperative but also as a business enabler.

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Gabe Chomic

President, Information Systems Security Association – UK Chapter (ISSA-UK)

Gabe Chomic is a technologist at heart who has been tinkering with things from an early age. He currently leads the information security and architecture efforts at a large national charity and also serves as President of the ISSA-UK Chapter. In various past lives, he has performed in-depth security engineering in heavy industry & SCADA environments, analysed international business and security processes in fourteen countries, and dabbled in government IT. His current passions involve the economic drivers behind insecurity, the cascading effects of small business failure, and the changing perception of information security in the public eye.

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Karthik Selvaraj

Consultant Platform Architect, British Gas

Karthik Selvaraj is a seasoned technologist has spent last 15 years in creating new business values through technology adoption.

In his current role, leads a technical team responsible for delivering next generation platforms at British Gas related to Identity and API Management, Security Integration and mobility solutions.

Karthik is passionate about building world class, secure and scalable solutions in Cloud.

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Tom Eggleston

Managing Director, ProofID

A seasoned identity management veteran, Tom has been involved in all aspects of delivering identity management solutions for over ten years. As Chief Technology Officer at Salford Software Ltd, a specialist provider of identity management solutions to universities, Tom gained a deep understanding of what makes the Higher Education sector tick. Now, as Managing Director of ProofID, Tom is focused on helping ProofID’s customers unlock the benefits of next-generation identity management.

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Don Thibeau

Chairman and President, The Open Identity Exchange (OIX)

Don is President and Chairman of the Open Identity Exchange (OIX) a non-profit organization of leaders from competing sectors, including enterprise, data services, telecommunications, consulting services, SaaS, banking, retail and government. OIX has become a global center of excellence for the identity trust layer of online transactions serving as a test bed for business, legal and governance policies in the emerging identity ecosystem.

Don is also the Executive Director of the OpenID Foundation, where he directs a standards development process for Internet identity. The foundation’s membership is comprised of leaders from key industry organizations that collaborate on the development, adoption and deployment of open identity standards. He blogs at donthibeau.com

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Cyril Gollain

Chief Executive Officer, Brainwave

Cyril is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Brainwave. Under Cyril’s leadership, Brainwave has grown from a collection of unique and innovative ideas into a market recognized leader in the identity analytics & intelligence software market.

Cyril drives the overall vision and strategy for Brainwave, which is re-enforced by his passion for building performing teams, creating an innovative work environment, and focusing continuously on the customer’s pains and needs.

Before Brainwave, Cyril held management and consulting positions at Oracle, BT Global Services and Cap Gemini. Cyril is a popular speaker at IT Security events and contributor to IAM groups and blogs. He holds degrees from Chimie Paris Tech and Imperial College of London.