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.

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.

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.

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).


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.

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.

Ian Evans

IAM Subject Matter Specialist, Hargreaves Lansdown

Ian has lived a double life. His professional career spans information security, project management and marketing at financial sector stalwarts Lloyds, RBS, Co-op Bank, HSBC and Abbey. But he has also taught media, presentation and negotiation skills to clients from the bluest of blue chips to union leaders. Not bad for someone who started as an offshore DJ on pirate Radio Caroline. These days he employs both sides of his experience to evangelise about all things IAM at FTSE100 investment house Hargreaves Lansdown.

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.

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.


Head of Information Security Engagement, Pinsent Masons

Denise Beardon is Head of Information Security Engagement at Pinsent Masons, an international law firm. Before joining Pinsent Masons, she worked for The Security Company, a security awareness consultancy, where she was responsible for the creation and implementation of their behavioural change methodology, including qualitative and quantitative baseline research. During the past ten years, Denise has worked on many successful behavioural change programmes for several high-profile organisations.

Denise is committed to exploring the interaction between human behaviour and technology and understanding why people do what they do. This insight provides her with the ability to deliver tailored strategic behavioural change programmes that ensure the individual does not feel undermined but empowered to make the right choices. By using behavioural psychology at the heart of her programmes, Denise aims to bring positive change to any cybersecurity culture.

Prior to entering the world of cybersecurity awareness, Denise was internal communications manager for Cambridge Constabulary following a successful career in marketing communications in the private sector. She has a Masters in Crime Writing from the University East Anglia and is working on her debut novel.

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.

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!

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, developing autonomously navigating smart wheels.
Dennis is based in Oslo, Norway but originally from Germany.

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).

Andree Niebuhr

Head of IAM and SAP Compliance, Wienerberger AG 

Andree Niebuhr is the lead at Wienerberger AG for SAP Compliance, IT Auditing and Identity Access Management. Wienerberger with more than 16,000 employees operates in 33 countries and is a publicly listed supplier of building materials and infrastructure solutions. Andree has more than 20 years of experience in IT Auditing, SAP Compliance, Finance Management and deployment of SAP solutions for large enterprises.



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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ralph Loewen

CEO, Itergy

Ralph Loewen is the founding CEO of Itergy, a specialized IT services firm established in 2001, with one goal in mind – help companies maximize their investments in Microsoft technology to achieve operational excellence. Ralph’s strong leadership skills have led Itergy through 19 years of consistent growth.

Today, Itergy serves large and multi-site customers from its four offices located in the UK and Canada. Ralph brings together a solid entrepreneurial background and an ability to communicate how technology can benefit organisations in today’s business climate, this ‘new normal’ where there is an ever-stronger focus on security, identity management, cloud, collaboration, and communication.

Vilma Blomberg

IAM Solution Design Owner, KONE

Vilma is an IT/Business professional working in Cybersecurity at the KONE Corporation as IAM Solution Design Owner. She has gained three University degrees as a “hybrid” manager from International master’s in management of IT -program (IMMIT).

At her work, she is specialized in delivering value from digital Identity and Access Management (IAM) using DevOps practices and automation. Vilma is responsible for gathering business and technical requirements, planning roadmaps and designing global solutions for IAM and Cybersecurity.

She has experience from managing a large legacy IDM replacement project. Now, her main focus is leading the agile IDM system development team. Acting as a Product Owner, she is ensuring that the solution is continuously developed, customized and configured to match the enterprise environment. She is more than eager to share her learnings and thoughts on practising DevOps & IAM.

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.

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.



Cyber Security Awareness Specialist, Pinsent Masons

Hannah Tufts is an independent strategic communications consultant specialising in cyber security awareness, as well as marketing and brand strategy for businesses in the cyber security industry across Europe. Hannah has been supporting Denise Beardon at international law firm, Pinsent Masons, throughout the last two years to develop educational content for colleagues with simplicity and empathy at its core. Hannah most recently delivered a comprehensive communications programme to support the global roll out of Pinsent Mason’s phishing simulation programme and is presenting alongside Denise to share the insights and results from this truly innovative case study.

Hannah possesses a coveted mix of technical cyber security knowledge, expertise in behaviour change, as well as 10 years’ experience in strategic marketing and communications for organisations in cyber security, finance and tech. Hannah graduated with Consciously Digital in 2019 to enhance her understanding of the neuroscientific impact of our relationship with technology, which became the focus of her collaboration with Pinsent Masons.

Hannah is also a keen advocate for diversity in cyber security, continues to work with organisations and schools to encourage young talent into the industry, and runs immersive programmes designed to enable people to exist, survive and thrive in our highly connected world.

Previous Speakers

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,

Katryna Dow

Founder & CEO, Meeco

Katryna Dow is the founder and CEO of Meeco; a personal data & distributed ledger platform that enables people to securely exchange data via the API-of-Me with the people and organisations they trust. Katryna has been pioneering personal data rights since 2002 when she envisioned a time when personal sovereignty, identity and contextual privacy would be as important as being connected. Now within the context of GDPR and Open Banking, distributed ledger, cloud, AI and IoT have converged to make Meeco both possible and necessary.

For the past three years, Katryna has been named as one of the Top 100 Identity Influencers. She is the co-author of the blockchain identity paper ‘Immutable Me’ and co-author/co-architect of Meeco’s distributed ledger solution and technical White Paper on Zero-Knowledge Proofs for Access, Control, Delegation and Consent of Identity and Personal Data. Katryna speaks globally on digital rights, privacy and data innovation.

She is a founding member of The Council of Extended Intelligence (CXI), a joint initiative between the IEEE Standards Association and MIT Media Lab. CXI was created to proliferate the ideals of responsible participant design, data agency and metrics of economic prosperity prioritizing people and the planet over profit and productivity.

In addition, Katryna currently serves on two IEEE standards working groups; Co-Chair for the Personal Data and Privacy Committee, part of the Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in the Design of Autonomous Systems, and Chair for the new P7006 – Standard for Personal Data Artificial Intelligence (AI) Agent.

Prior to Meeco she founded and operated a strategy consulting practice, with extensive global experience in strategy to execution roles in start-ups to major corporate change and implementation and projects. Katryna has held leadership positions and delivered projects in the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, the United States and India. Her industry sector experience includes information technology, financial services, health services and human resources. Katryna currently splits her time between Australia and Europe, where Meeco has offices and development teams.

Vinny Sagar


Vinny Sagar has more than 12 years experience in designing and implementing IAM solutions in large complex environments and has worked in many roles from development, delivery to Solution Architect.

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, standardization and good practice. Kantara operates Trust Frameworks to assure digital identity & privacy-oriented service providers, manages grant funds 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.

Darshana Gunawardana

Senior Technical Lead, WSO2

Darshana is a key member of WSO2 Identity Server team. He mainly focuses on the domain of identity management and computer security. He is also interested in the areas of distributed computing and embedded systems. Darshana has worked with many customers on providing solutions and technical consulting specializing in the identity and access management space. He has been a speaker at WSO2’s flagship event WSO2Con and other conferences.

Stefan Bosnjakovic

IAM and Corporate IT-Security Architect, Deutsche Kredit Bank

Since 2016, Stefan has been an IAG Architect in the “IT Readiness Project DKB” at DKB Deutsche Kredit Bank. The emphasis of his professional activity during the last fifteen plus years has been on Identity and Access Management and Governance, Risk and Compliance projects.

He has also undertaken related project activities including Segregation of Duties methodology development, Requirement Engineering, role modelling and design of standardised access and role-models, workflow and associated process modelling and BPAM business process analysis and modelling in consideration of relevant security norms.

Before DKB Deutsche Kredit Bank, Stefan was based with several banks and financial institutions working on IAM and GRC projects.

Richard Horne

Cyber Security Partner, PwC UK

Richard is a recognised leader in the field of cyber security. He brings deep industry knowledge and expertise of delivering successful cyber risk management from the Board down through the whole of a global organisation. Prior to joining PwC, Richard was the Managing Director of Cyber Security at a FTSE 100 multinational financial institution, where he was largely credited as the driving force behind significant improvements made across the institution. Richard also has hands on experience helping the UK government shape and drive its cyber security strategy and plans. He has represented the UK on security matters to the OECD, the European Commission and the International Standards Organisation, and has advised governments, law enforcement and regulators globally.

Derek Gordon

UK IAM territory leader, PwC UK

Derek joined PwC through the acquisition of Praxism, a business he helped grow into a multi-national Identity and Access Management consultancy.

He helps clients with cyber strategy and architecture for numerous identity management and access governance solutions. Derek works across many sectors with a primary focus on large Financial Services organisations.

He is passionate about cyber challenges and opportunities, in particular the integration of technology to provide enhanced services and capabilities.

Cherry O’Donnell

Product Service Owner, Identity and Access Management, Parliamentary Digital Service

Cherry has been with the Parliamentary Digital Service for coming up to 2 years after joining in June 2017. She started as an Active Directory Specialist until being awarded the Role of Product Service Owner in June 2018. Cherry manages the engineers in the team and reports into the Head of Identity and Access Management. As a team, she manages all aspects of ‘Identity’ within Parliament. Maintaining the onsite Directory and PKI infrastructure, in addition to their Azure presence.

She recently oversaw the domain upgrade to Server 2016, upgrading all domain controllers, Schema and DFL with no downtime for users.
Before her current role, she spent almost 15 years contracting throughout the UK and Europe, enjoying roles with the COOP, Mediacom (part of WPP), Getronics, IBM, Barclays Bank and Unisys. Cherry has been in the Identity / AD fields most of her career.

Govind Yadav

Senior Sales Engineer, Omada

Govind has 13+ years’ of information security pre-sales consultant experience which includes working in different geographies and having worked with some of 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 ‘how to establish fool-proof secure physical identities’.

Hans Zandbelt

IAM Architect, OpenID Foundation

Hans is a Founder and IAM Architect at ZmartZone IAM. He holds an MSc. degree 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.

David Doret

IAM & Data Protection Manager, BNP Paribas

David is a cybersecurity expert with a passion for sharing good and bad experiences with the InfoSec community. He held twice the CISO position, served as Corporate Risk Committee board member for financial institutions and spent several years leading a consulting practice for all sizes of clients in diverse industries. Today, he works as IAM manager for a global bank.

Petteri Ihalainen

Senior Specialist, National Cyber Security Centre, Finland

Mr Ihalainen has extensive information security background having worked for organisations like SSH Communication Security, Ubisecure, EU Commission, Gemalto and GlobalSign. During his career, he has participated in cutting edge initiatives and digital identity programs in various roles.

He’s currently working as a senior specialist at the National Cyber Security Centre, Finland (part of Traficom) in a team that supervises and advises organisations deploying digital identity solutions. He also acts as one of the country representatives at the EU-level in eIDAS related tasks and programs.

Jon Hawes

Head of Detect & Security Innovation, Photobox

Jon runs the Detect function at Photobox Group, which encompasses Security Operations, Incident Response, Red Team Testing. He also leads the security team’s Security Innovation Hub, running projects that support data-informed decision making and process automation.

Prior to Photobox, Jon worked at a global energy company, running strategy, architecture, and operations for a big data program focused on threat detection and continuous control monitoring.

This followed on from his work as the Head of Product Strategy for Data Analytics at Panaseer, where he worked with the data science team and client CISO teams to answer the question ‘What is our next best action to reduce cybersecurity risk?’ using logs, telemetry and alerts.

Before this, Jon worked at Pharos Security, a boutique consultancy, where he co-developed a Red Team methodology to both measure firms’ security control effectiveness, as well as deliver a business case at security control and strategic security program level for improving value from security investment.

Jon has presented on topics including security metrics, data analytics strategy and Artificial Intelligence at forums that include BSides Las Vegas, SiraCon, Infosecurity London, and the e-Crime Congress.

Aisling Connolly

Cryptography and Privacy Researcher, Information Security, École Normale Supérieure

Aisling is an Irish mathematician and cryptographer based in Paris.

Aisling has written and co-authored several research papers in the areas of symmetric cryptography, public key cryptography, digital signatures, post-quantum cryptography, and privacy.

Ultimately, her goal is to continue to tie the theoretical questions of life to the practical needs of society.

Charles James

Account Director, OneLogin

Charles James is an IT professional with almost 20 years’ experience in IT software solution sales including the dark art of Microsoft licensing and software asset management. Charles comes to OneLogin from AirWatch, where he joined the Enterprise Mobility Management revolution as one of the first sales people in the UK.

A strong believer in the sales process Charles has delivered consistently year on year within the Finance, Legal and Insurance sectors working with companies including HSBC, Lloyds Bank, BLP, AXA Insurance and Admiral.

Charles is always happy to share his enthusiasm for doing business the right way.

David Terrar

David Terrar, Director and Deputy 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.