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15 June 2021

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Speakers @ IDM uk

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Keynote Speaker
Daniel Le Hair
Solutions Architect, Ping Identity

Daniel is a Solutions Architect at Ping Identity.  He works with Sales in the EMEA region and covers all Ping’s platforms, from on-premise workforce and customer solutions to cloud and private-tenant architecture and zero trust.  Daniel has a background in finance and banking technology and has been heavily involved at Ping in security and MFA for Open Banking in the UK and PSD2 more broadly.

Keynote Speaker
Jayanta Debnath
Head of Identity and Access Management, Standard Chartered Bank

Jayanta Debnath (Jay) is a thought leader and innovator who currently heads the IAM Strategy for one of the largest global banks out of Singapore.

He has close to two decades of IT experience spanning across major sectors such as Banking and Finance, Retail & E-Commerce, Public Sector, Technology and Services to name a few.

Jay specialises in Cybersecurity and Cloud and is an out of the box thinker who believes that “Experimentation is the only way to Innovate”.
Throughout his career, he has led many Digital Transformation projects for large Enterprises and FSIs.

Keynote Speaker
Kumud Dubey
Senior ASIC verification Engineer, Boeing

With over 18 years of experience in the software industry with leading MNCs like Alcatel Lucent, Mentor Graphics and Cadence Design Systems, Kumud has been a part of senior management and recognised as a thought leader within these organizations.

At present, she is working with Boeing India as a Senior ASIC Verification Engineer.

Being a prominent speaker and a well sought-after name in national and international conferences, she has been regularly quoted in Indian print and digital media on global issues. She has been invited by various Indian government bodies, including its defence forces to train their cyber workforce.

Along with her team, she has devised and conducted various events for capacity building and cyber safety awareness in association with state police departments and UNICEF.
She has supported various government initiatives in their technical reviews and audits, especially the smart city initiatives of the Government of India.

She has been involved actively in the Cadence Design System for solving complex design problems using Machine Learning Algorithms.


Keynote Speaker
Nelson Cicchitto
Founder and CEO, Avatier Corporation

Nelson is instrumental in evolving the identity management industry for decades. He holds over 12 identity management patents. He was the first to pioneer and patent integration an IT shopping cart / service catalog with identity management. He also patented automatic workflow while building out the identity store. He was the first to modernize identity management as a container (IDaaC) and provide it as a service. Nelson graduated cum laude with a computer science degree and business science minor from UNT. Prior to starting Avatier in 1997, Nelson worked for Chevron Information Technology Company and Pacific Bell where he set corporate direction for networking, backup, remote access, and common operating environment.

Keynote Speaker
Yash Prakash
Chief Operating Officer, Saviynt 

As Saviynt’s COO, Yash works closely with customers, partners and employees to successfully deliver an intelligent Identity Governance and Cloud Security solution. This includes taking Saviynt’s unique solution approach from inception to delivering the right capabilities so Saviynt customers can effectively manage security and protect business-critical assets. As a key member of the executive team, Yash leads several strategic initiatives to drive company growth and deliver on the company’s mission of enabling smarter security for its customers. Prior to taking up this role, Yash led several key functions within Saviynt including product management, marketing, analyst relations, information security, and professional services. He brings over two decades of experience in product management, consulting, business development, and executing complex engagements for leading enterprises across the globe. Prior to joining Saviynt, Yash held leadership positions at IBM and Infosys.


Keynote Speaker
Lydia Payne-Johnson
Director, Information Security, Identity & Access Management and Risk, The George Washington University

Lydia Payne-Johnson is the Director of IT Security, Identity Management and Cybersecurity Risk at The George Washington University. In this role, Lydia is responsible for her teams’ service delivery, including alignment with the university’s digital transformation strategy. She is a dynamic, multi-talented executive with more than 35 years’ experience in regulatory compliance, risk, information security, data management, and consumer marketing across financial services, health information management, and higher education. She is a published subject matter expert, noted industry panellist, speaker, and mentor. She is an exceptional communicator and a culture change agent.

An effective leader, Lydia has been a Chief Privacy Officer and successfully led teams at Freddie Mac, Morgan Stanley, PwC, Verispan and CIT Group. She designed and led the implementation of privacy and cybersecurity policies, standards, risk and controls frameworks, and data classification schema, risk monitoring measures, data loss prevention, incident response, as well as privacy impact and third-party assessments. In addition, Lydia is adept at forging partnerships across businesses, IT, and service lines.

Early in her career, Lydia was Senior Vice-President and Global Advertising Director with Dean Witter Reynolds Inc. At Dean Witter, she was the primary driver overseeing creative processes for the firm’s highly successful, and globally recognizable media campaigns.

Lydia has a J.D. from New York Law School, is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and holds a certification for GIAC Law of Data Security & Investigations (GLEG). She is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program of the Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business and holds certificates from KPMG’s Executive Leadership Institute for Women and the Securities Industry Institute of the Wharton School of Business

Keynote Speaker
George Rogers
Enterpise Account Manager, BeyondTrust

With over 8 years experience in the Cyber Security industry George has developed a value driven, outcomes based, consultative approach to sales enabling him to connect technology with business needs. George is responsible for leading Enterprise Sales of BeyondTrust’s Universal Privilege Management portfolio into key strategic global accounts across all major verticals.

Seminar Speaker
Karl Lankford
RVP Solutions Engineering, BeyondTrust,

Karl Lankford is the Regional Vice President, Solutions Engineering EMEIA, 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.

Keynote Speaker
Chris Eckl
Chief Technical Officer Condatis

Chris Eckl, Chief Technical Officer, leads a team of over 30 identity specialists at Condatis. He is an internationally acknowledged subject matter expert in identity systems and their application in healthcare, government, and commercial settings. Chris has been the Chief Architect of several substantial public and private sector identity projects. He sits on the Sovrin Governance Board, helping to shape the future of decentralized identity technology.

Keynote Speaker
Johann Dilantha Nallathamby
Head of Solutions Architecture for IAM, WSO2

Johann is the Head of Solutions Architecture for IAM at WSO2. With more than 9 years of industry experience he is an in-house Subject Matter Expert (SME) for IAM, in which capacity he works with many global enterprises. Previously, he was the lead architect for WSO2 Identity Server. He has been a speaker at international conferences such as IDM Whitehall UK, a regular speaker at WSO2Con, conducted several meetups, workshops and technical webinars around the globe. He holds a First Class BSc (Hons.) degree in Computer Science and Engineering, from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

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
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
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).

Keynote Speaker
Matt Bersinski
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
Mark Vermeulen
Regional Director, 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 key 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 customers and partners in their journey to a successful IGA/IAM implementation with Omada’s unique approach based on a comprehensive IGA process framework.

Keynote Speaker
Marcin Zimny
Identity and Access Management Architect, London Stock Exchange Group

Marcin has worked within multiple security domains, for over 20 years in both government and non-government organisations, from offensive security operations to security governance and management.

He designed and authored a wireless, rogue access point detection tool in response to PCI DSS compliance requirements for Cardholder Data Environments.

He is currently working within the Identity and Access Management domain, designing authentication and authorisation solutions for a leading global provider of financial market data and infrastructure

Keynote Speaker
Hans-Robert Vermeulen
SaaS Solution Specialist, EMEA, SailPoint

Hans-Robert has been with SailPoint Technologies for over seven years and was a part of the original team that built out the European region and Eastern Europe territories. Currently, Hans-Robert is the Solution lead in EMEA for SailPoint’s cloud offering. Bringing over 18 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 complexities associated with the security and Identity Governance challenges that businesses face in today’s evolving market.


Keynote Speaker
Niamh Muldoon
Senior Director, Trust and Cybersecurity, EMEA OneLogin 

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

Keynote Speaker
Sara Farmer
Identity & Access Management Governance Lead / Risk Manager, Thomson Reuters

Sara Farmer specializes in the marrying of identity governance strategy, implementation and subsequent evidencing as required by industry auditing trends.

Sara has more than 15 years of experience in the Identity & Access Management space and has primarily focused on Access Operations protocols. Throughout her career,q she has worked with several industry-leading international organizations such as Thomson Reuters, Bank of America & American Insurance Group (AIG) on the re-design of critical access request lifecycle processes.

In her free time, Sara is invested in supporting the youth in her community by volunteering at her local 4-H chapter in the areas of technology and raising poultry. Sara is also committed to continuing her professional development as an active member of the Executive Women’s Forum and Women in Identity

Keynote Speaker
Tim Bedard
Senior Director Product Marketing, 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 organizations, 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!

Keynote Speaker
Dennis Haake
AI Architect, ForgeRock

Dennis Haake is a senior solutions Architect at ForgeRock, with focus on AI and Autonomous Identity.
His experience spanning multiple domains, including: IoT, machine learning, and cloud-native architectures at scale.

Previous to joining ForgeRock, he was the CTO of an Oslo-based robotics startup Wheel.me, developing autonomously navigating smart wheels.
Dennis is based in Oslo, Norway but originally from Germany.

Keynote Speaker
Jamie Hughes
Lead Solutions Engineer, UKI, Middle East & South Africa, Auth0

Jamie is a Lead Solutions Engineer at Auth0 and played a key role in establishing Auth0\’s success in the EMEA region. Using his software engineering background Jamie enjoys advising and enabling clients on all things identity with a strong focus on Customer Identity Management (CIAM).

Keynote Speaker
Robert Byrne
Sales Engineer, One Identity by Quest

Rob Byrne, a field strategist at One Identity, has worked in IT for more than 15 years in various roles – including development, consulting and technical sales – the majority of his career has focused on identity management. Prior to joining Quest, Rob worked for Oracle and Sun Microsystems. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and computing.

Keynote 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
Murtaza Hafizji
Senior Go To Market Advisor, RSA

Murtaza leads the go to market strategy for RSA SecurID® Access, RSA’s industry-leading Identity and Access Assurance solution. In his 9 years at RSA, he has served in both marketing and sales roles helping customers to effectively address their toughest information security challenges. Murtaza takes a special interest in BYOD and BYOI practices and how they impact information security overall. He loves to travel and has been to more than 26 countries and speaks 5 languages. Murtaza holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and recently completed his MBA.

Keynote Speaker
Tim Norris
Solutions Strategist, RSA

Tim Norris is a Solution Strategist who is focused on helping organizations address the security and risk management challenges that come from digital transformation. His diverse background has centered around translating technical jargon and hype into tangible real-world solutions that span technology, people, and process. At RSA, Tim has focused on cyber-attack risk research, customer engagement and analyst relations to help public and private sector organizations identify solutions that address their security and business risk challenges associated with their modernizations initiatives.

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