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Identity Management

18 June 2024

Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, London

Speakers @ IDM

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Chair & Keynote Speakers
Keynote Speaker
Arijit Banerjee
IGA Platform – Product Owner, bp

Over 15 years of experience working across various domains of Information Security , Arijit has extensive experience in leading and running complex programs around application security, ERM/GRC programs of work, IGA platforms and technologies, automations, and risk assurance around IT Internal controls in SOX space. His areas of interests are mostly around how the new age digital technologies are contributing towards new dimensions of digital risks. With a global exposure of working out of various geographic locations, Arijit is also deeply passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion and acts as school governor in his local borough to support the cause and care for the next generations upbringing.

Keynote Speaker
Andrew Briercliffe
Head of Child Safety Online, Protection Group International

Andy is currently the Head of a Child Safety Online Team involved with threat detection and intelligence research for various clients, identifying critical trends and patterns to assist in improving content moderation techniques and enhancing the knowledge areas to tackle the threats and impact on platforms.

Andy has been in the landscape of Online Safety for over 12 years, with a background in specialist Law Enforcement (NCA) dealing with the myriad of harmful reported content. Liaising with all global organisations, law enforcement agencies, charities and NGOs to identify victims and offenders and enhance the capabilities of tackling the prevalence of reported content. His work has included dealing with cyberbullying, hate, graphic content, suicide and self-harm, with a specific knowledge focus on Child Safety and the online sexual exploitation of children. Andy was a CSE Lead at a major global social media company tackling the problems on the front line, including working cross-functionally with other departments, such as product design, legal and policy implementation.

Andy has worked as a Consultant with charities, organisations, law enforcement and tech development companies across the whole landscape of Trust and Safety topics, both on a National and International level.

His knowledge and experience is highly sought after and he currently sits on various committees and forums within the T&S/Child Safety environment and is privileged to liaise with most of the organisations in the UK dealing with Online Safety, such as Ofcom, DSIT, NCA, NSPCC amongst many many others.


Keynote Speaker
Tony Allen
Executive Director, Age Check Certification Scheme

Tony is a Chartered Trading Standards Practitioner with over 25 years experience in age-restricted sales, law and practice. He is the Chair of the UK Government’s Expert Panel on Age Restrictions and Executive Director of AVID Certification Services Ltd, a UKAS-accredited conformity assessment body specialising in age and identity assurance testing and certification. AVID operates the only scheme of its type approved by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office. Tony is also the Technical Editor of the current international standard for Age Assurance Systems.

Keynote Speaker
Raj Rajarajan
Professor of Security Engineering, Director, Multidisciplinary Centre of Cyber Security for Society (MOBS), School of Science & Technology

Professor Rajarajan (Raj) is the founding Director of the Centre for Cyber Security for Society at City University of London and the Cyber London Cluster which is recognised by the Department of Science and Innovation in Technology. Raj’s expertise is in the areas of identity management, Cloud Security, network security, privacy enhancing technologies and IoT security.  Raj has led several cyber security and privacy related research and commercialisation projects in the UK and internationally. He has published more than 350 conference and journal papers, four books and holds four international patents in the area of data privacy, continuous authentication, IoT security and cloud security.  He continues to work closely with many deep tech start-ups by translating his fundamental research into commercial security products. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), advisory board member of the Chartered Institute of Information Security and also a Visiting Scientist at the British Telecommunications Cyber Security labs, Ipswich, UK.

Keynote Speaker
Sarah Aalborg
CISO & Head of IT Governance, Tivoli

After working in IT for over 25 years, Sarah has become the CISO of Tivoli, a Danish amusement park. Her experience spans from IT support over Security Program Management to IT security.

Over the years, Sarah has been involved in multiple IAM implementations. She specializes in using her knowledge of the human brain and behavioural sciences to gain traction and engagement during the implementation and rollout of IT security controls.

Keynote Speaker
Gareth Narinesingh
Identity Development Director, Open Identity Exchange

Gareth Narinesingh is a digital identity evangelist with a strong conviction that reusable identity will transform people’s lives for the better. He has 5 years of experience in digital identity sales and product management and before this built his career in regulatory consulting, FCA supervision and various market roles in banking. Gareth now works at the Open Identity Exchange to promote digital identity through a unified voice that represents the OIX membership community. His objective is to support OIX members as they develop early-stage ecosystems and build use cases under new trust frameworks.

Keynote Speaker
Mikolaj Maciejak
VP/Executive Director, Core IAM Services, Leading International Investment Bank

IT Security professional specializing in Enterprise wide adoptions. Modernizing cybersecurity landscape. oAuth 2.0, OIDC, SAML, Authentication, Identity and Access Management. Web and Mobile Application security, Ping Identity products, Okta, SailPoint products, Directory Services. Software development in Java, Python, JavaScript and C/C++/C#.

Keynote Speaker
Ros Smith
Senior Technologist, Ofcom

Ros Smith is a Senior Technologist in Digital Identity at Ofcom. She has worked at the organisation since September and has previous IAM and PAM roles both as a contractor and as an Executive Product Manager at the BBC. Prior to working in Identity, she worked in Production and Editorial, roles at the BBC, having been a Radio Producer for Science Radio and Woman’s Hour; Deputy Editor of the award-winning BBC News School Report; Project Manager at BBC Media Action and most recently Acting Head of BBC Weather.

Keynote Speaker
Peter Crumpton
Information Security Assurance Manager, NFU Mutual

Peter is a passionate and dedicated security manager, he strongly believes in the sharing of information and approaches to help each other and the industry progress, to protect ourselves against the common threats we face. He started by implementing an ISMS to comply with ISO27001, and grew into all aspects of information security management over more than 15 years working in various industries such as government, telecoms and finance sectors, implementing risk management and control effective across the organisations. He holds CISSP, CISM and CRISC certification. 

Keynote Speaker
Madeleine Parish
Head of Identity and Access Management, RSA Insurance

Madeleine is the Head of IAM at RSA, having recently made the move to industry from consulting. She has led large IAM transformations across multiple sectors and organisation sizes to drive maturity and effective change. 

Plenary Speakers
Plenary Speaker
James Maude
Director of Research, BeyondTrust

James Maude is the Director of Research 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.

Plenary Speaker
Paul Walker
Field Strategist, Omada

With over 25 years of global experience in cybersecurity and a focus on Identity & Access Management, Paul Walker is a seasoned professional known for his exceptional communication and problem-solving skills. Currently serving as a Field Strategist at Omada, he brings a wealth of expertise in value selling, product growth, and IAM solution evangelism. Paul has held key positions at Clear Skye, One Identity, and Dell, consistently driving technical strategy and maintaining impactful relationships with customers and partners throughout his distinguished career.

Plenary Speaker
Scott Shields
Senior Security Engineer, Delinea

Scott Shields is an experienced security engineer on a mission to help Enterprise organisations protect their business, get the best Privileged Access Management experience and make the most of seamless security for the modern, hybrid enterprise. Scott is an active member of the cyber community and has worked globally in a variety of IT fields and major enterprise projects. Specialising in PAM, Scott understands the ongoing balance between security, compliance, and productivity – and how the right technology and expertise can help customers realise the value they deserve.

Plenary Speaker
Jason Goode
VP, Southern & Western Europe, iC Consult

Jason Goode is a veteran of the identity and access management industry. He’s spent the last 25+ years helping organisations across EMEA understand how identity can deliver tangible business value.

Plenary Speaker
David Hitchen
Senior Solutions Engineer, Semperis

David \’Hitch\’ Hitchen is a Senior Solutions Engineer and veteran in the IT world. Specialising in automation and cyber-security, and with a philosophy of making a positive change in the world, he has held senior positions in companies such as Microsoft, Tanium, and now Semperis.

Plenary Speaker
Mo Joueid
Advisory Solutions, SailPoint

Mo Joueid is a seasoned professional in Cloud and Identity/Access Management, boasting over 25 years of experience in the field. At SailPoint, he serves as an Advisory Solutions specialist, leading clients through comprehensive identity security programs, and implementing robust identity security solutions. His career includes significant tenures at HCLTech, Kin + Carta, and HID Global, where he has demonstrated exceptional skill in Cloud (IAM), security, and identity management. An influential thought leader, Mo is known for his strategic vision and commitment to advancing industry best practices through his work and public engagements.

Seminar Speakers
Seminar Speaker
Sebastien Faivre
CTO and Head of Product Management, Radiant Logic

Sebastien is Chief Technical Officer and co-founder at Brainwave GRC, responsible for product vision, features and design. Sebastien is a seasoned Product Management expert with more than 20 years of expertise. In the course of his professional experience he has designed and launched several products on the market including Access Management products, Identity Management products, Capacity Management products and Business Activity Monitoring products. He holds an engineering diploma from Paris XIII university, with a specialization in telecommunications.

Plenary Speaker
James Maude
Director of Research, BeyondTrust

James Maude is the Director of Research 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.

Seminar Speaker
Keri Bowman
Senior Director, Product Marketing, Pathlock

Keri has 14+ years experience leading risk management solutions, governance program implementations and performance improvement initiatives. This includes 12+ years in management consulting, translating business needs and requirements into project scoping, staffing, execution and training for IT programs, ERP implementation, GRC tool selection and implementation, etc. Keri is a subject matter expert in SAP security design, Separation of Duties and Sensitive Access risk ruleset creation and customization, end to end user access redesign and remediation and various GRC tool implementations.

Seminar Speaker
Andy Brown
 Product Director, Kocho

Andy previously headed up the global mobile engineering team at one the world’s largest banks. Now as Kocho’s Product Development Director, Andy is responsible for ensuring his teams keep up to date with the market and continue delivering industry-leading technologies, services, and solutions for our clients.

Previous Speakers
Previous Speaker
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.



Previous Speaker
Steven Furnell
Professor of Cyber Security, University of Nottingham

Steven Furnell is a professor of cyber security at the University of Nottingham.  He is also an Honorary Professor with Nelson Mandela University in South Africa and an Adjunct Professor with Edith Cowan University in Western Australia.  His research interests include usability of security and privacy, security awareness and culture, and technologies for user authentication and intrusion detection.  He has authored over 360 papers in refereed international journals and conference proceedings, as well as various books, book chapters, and industry reports.  Prof.  Furnell is the UK representative to Technical Committee 11 (security and privacy) within the International Federation for Information Processing, and a board member of the Chartered Institute of Information Security.

Previous Speaker
Manoj Kumar, Director: Identity and Access Management, Philip Morris International
Manoj Kumar
Director and Global head of Identity and Access Management, Philip Morris International

Manoj is a keen student and follower of the Identity & Access Management space, right since the day when he set up a boutique consulting firm focused on this domain, back in 2012. Five years at KPMG and a global role at Philip Morris International has taken him through the scars and stripes of rolling out IAM Programmes at a global scale. Manoj writes and speaks regularly about his experiences as an Information Technology leader and a Cyber Security/Identity Management practitioner.

Previous Speaker
Amardeep Ginday, Identity & Access Management Analyst, HS2
Amardeep Ginday
Identity and Access Management Lead, Vanquis Bank

Amardeep comes with over 9 years of experience in Identity and Access Management.

He has built teams and raised awareness of IAM within businesses to highlight the importance of IAM.

Amardeep is a freelance contractor with team lead and IAM background.

Previous Speaker
Ellice Birch
Identity & Access Manager, Motability Operations

An experienced Identity and Access Management professional with a real passion for driving change and promoting cloud transformation. Ellice is responsible for overseeing the IAM function at Motability Operations and establishing the strategic vision for the organisation. Ellice is also committed to promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. She has spearheaded various initiatives that have had a significant impact on the organisation’s culture and employee engagement.

Previous Speaker
Gbola Gbadamosi
Head of Identity Management, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Gbola Gbadamosi is a leader in Identity and Access Management with a technical background. He has led implementations of IAM projects at many public and private sector organisations in the telecoms and finance industries as a senior consultant. He currently heads the IAM function at The London School of Economics and Political Science, driving delivery of forward-looking Identity and Access security and automation solutions.

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