Identity Management

6 November 2019

Business Design Centre




Dr Gilad L. Rosner

Founder: IoT Privacy Forum; Expert in Public Policy of IoT & Identity Management; Privacy and Technology Policy Researcher

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,

Faisal Syed

Global Head of Access Management, UBS

With over 15 years’ experience in identity and access management, from engineering solutions to managing global programs that deliver complex products and business solutions, Faisal has gained unique insights into what it takes to deliver successfully.

At UBS he manages a 100 strong global team consisting of program managers, architects and engineers – working closely with CISO to address both compliance and innovation challenges. Faisal is also accountable for managing almost 8 million entitlements for over 100,000 people across applications and infrastructure.

The complex and highly regulated environment at UBS has given its own unique opportunities to allow Faisal to define roadmaps to deliver Cloud, Robotics, XAAS and new regulatory requirements for access management.

Faisal has an MSC in Information Technology (with Distinction) from Queen Mary’s College, University of London, and prior to his 17 years at UBS, worked at Oracle as a consultant implementing bespoke Java and database solutions.

Saritha Arunkumar

Security Leader and Master Inventor, IBM Security

Saritha Arunkumar, BE MBA PhD is a Security Leader and Master Inventor. Saritha has 19+ years’ experience all being in IT Security space and has been working in wide span of roles such as Security Lead, Consultant, Specialist, Senior Architect and now Security Leader.

Saritha has gained deep expertise in Identity and Access Management solutions, Blockchain Security, Web Services security, and Public key Infrastructure, Cryptography, Privacy solutions and Internet security.  Her vast experience with major banks, insurance firms, social security organizations, telecommunications, trading organizations, retail has made her Subject Matter Expert in defining end-to-end security architecture, high level and detail security designs and Infrastructure security solutions.

She has presented in a number of conference proceedings,  has published papers on Security and has a big list of patents. Her research contribution to the wider community has been demonstrated from time to time by chairing and presenting at Internal security seminars/workshops. She has worked on a number of Biometrics projects including EEG biometrics for authentication and invariant age progression of faces. She has enhanced her personal eminence through external collaborations and connections and is a Fellow of the British Computer Society.

Saritha has received a number of awards, including: 2018 SC award of ”The 50 most influential women in cyber-security UK”, Winner of Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech 2018, 2018 Highly Commendable Disruptor and Top 100 most influential BAME tech leaders in the UK, 2017 Winner of TechWomen50, IBM Outstanding Innovation Award winner 2017 and Runner up of Women of the Future 2013.


Martin Ingram

Identity & Access Management Product Owner, 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, Cryptosystems, 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.

Sami Ahvenniemi

Chief Customer Officer, SSH.COM

Sami is a software industry veteran with over 20 years’ experience in global sales, business development, and product management.

Sami knows SSH well, having worked at SSH in executive positions in 1998-2002 and 2012-2015 both in Finland and the US.
Sami has also served as an executive, chairman, or board member in several successful technology companies such as Behaviosec, Bluegiga Technologies, Neo4j, Sensinode, and as a co-founder at Kontena.

Sami has also been a partner and board member in one of the most successful Finnish venture capital firms, Conor Venture Partners.

Colin Wallis

Executive Director, Kantara Initiative

Colin is the Executive Director of Kantara Initiative Inc, the global non-profit trade association unique in its scope and mission to improve trustworthy use of both digital identity and personal data through innovation, standardisation and good practice. Kantara operates Trust Frameworks to assure digital identity and privacy-oriented service providers. It also manages grant funds in both sides of the Atlantic and is home to two open-source specifications in the top 5 trends for 2018 noted by Kuppinger Cole – UMA and the Consent Receipt.

Colin’s combined public and private sector background in online identity and privacy builds on 15 years of contribution to international standards and consortia, Colin maintains leadership positions in OECD ITAC and ISO SC27 in topics around Information Security, Privacy and Trusted Identity.

Tim Barber

Senior Vice President, EMEA, ForgeRock

Tim has over 30 years’ experience in the tech industry, working across a variety of management roles and disciplines. He joined ForgeRock as VP for Telecoms and Media in 2017, before taking on the role of Senior Vice President for EMEA in 2019. Prior to ForgeRock, he spent three years as EMEA VP for Pitney Bowes Software, where he was responsible for leading the transformation of a software business that combined Customer Engagement, Location Intelligence and big data analytics.
During Tim’s previous four years at Experian, he also held a number of senior roles including Sales & Marketing Director for Experian Decision Analytics in EMEA.


Govind Yadav

Senior Sales Engineer, Omada

Govind has 15+ years’ information security pre-sales consultant experience, which includes working in different geographies and having worked with leading IAM vendors like CA technologies, SafeNet, Entrust etc.

From his stint with a Certifying Authority, he brings in relevant experience from publicly trusted identities perspective as well, which is crucial to understand challenges with some of Government projects.

Outside of focusing on Identity Governance and Administration in Omada, in leisure time, Govind is passionate about researching topics like ‘Data Protection Against Quantum Computing based attacks’, ‘fool-proof secure physical identities’ etc.

Tim Purkiss

Senior Identity Management Analyst, University of London

Tim has worked in the Higher Education IT sector since 2001, with a lot of that time spent working on various aspects of Identity and Access Management, both operationally as an identity application team lead, and as technical lead on IAM projects. He is currently working at the University of London as a Senior IAM Analyst to extend identity management from student provisioning to the myriad other types of user found in the University environment.

Stephen Mowll

UK Sales Engineering Manager, SailPoint

Stephen is a leading expert in Identity & Access Management and the broader cybersecurity industry with over 17 years’ experience. He has worked with many global organizations to help define their Identity and Access Management strategies and advise on Identity Management best practice. He has over 14 years’ experience in the Identity market including senior roles as Product Management Lead & Principle Identity Sales Engineer at RSA and Identity Services lead in JPMorgan Chase.  He now leads the SailPoint UK Pre Sales Engineering Team.

Jeremy Rohrs

VP Global Channels & Alliances, SecZetta

With nearly 15 years’ experience in physical security, consulting and cybersecurity roles, most recently Senior Director, Client Solutions at Optiv, as well as Senior Manager, Advisory in Security & Risk Consulting at KPMG. As a successful thought leader and executive in the identity and access management space, Jeremy has accelerated existing technology relationships, opened up new avenues for partnerships and driven the ability to help partners identify ways to build a business around our products and joint offerings.

Carlos Trigoso

Lead Architect – Identity & Access Management, BBC

Carlos Trigoso is the BBC Identity and Access Management Lead Architect. Carlos started in the “user management” area when this speciality was in its beginnings. He moved through all Identity Management specialities in the past 20 years, including software development, pre-sales, consultancy, service delivery, project management, enterprise architecture, information security, business consultancy and audit, role and attribute-based access controls, identity data management and governance. Carlos has worked in a wide variety of industries and the public sector in Europe, Asia, America and the Middle East. He finds himself at home in the challenging but extraordinarily dynamic and professional BBC Design and Engineering division.

Eduardo Helering

Head of Solutions Engineering EMEA, OneLogin

Eduardo is the EMEA Head of Solutions Engineering at OneLogin. He is highly experienced in the Identity, Access, Governance & Security fields having successfully fulfilled roles in Support, Consulting, Architecture, Solutions Strategy,  Sales & Pre-Sales internationally at many lead IAM Vendors during the last 25 years.  Eduardo also holds a CISSP and has spent time in the PenTesting market.


Hans Zandbelt

CTO/IAM Architect, OpenID Foundation

Hans is a Founder and IAM Architect at ZmartZone IAM. He holds an MSc in Computer Science, Tele-Informatics and Open Systems from Twente University (1993). He has over 20 years’ experience as a technical leader in research and innovation projects, including digital identity initiatives. In 2007 he joined SURFnet as the Architect and Technical Product Manager of SURFfederatie, the national infrastructure for federated Single Sign-On for the research and higher education community in the Netherlands.

In 2011 he joined Ping Identity as an expert on Single Sign-On, Cloud Identity & Access Management and large-scale deployment of federation technology, representing the CTO Office in Europe. In 2017 he founded ZmartZone IAM to provide Identity & Access Management consultancy and to contribute to standards and open source development in the broader field of IAM. He is an active member of the OpenID Connect Certification team in the OpenID Foundation.

Haim Koschitzky


Mr. Haim Koschitzky has over 20 years’ experience in building complex technology solutions and has served as an advisor to several start-up companies. After a number of years working with start-up enterprises, Haim joined Mercury Interactive, a company that invented software testing automation, Application Performance Management and IT Governance and served in a number of R&D positions.
Shortly before Mercury Interactive was acquired by HP, Haim and two peers, Gal Berg and Omry Koschitzky founded XPLG.

Previous Speakers

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.