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IDM uk

Identity Management

9 November 2021

Business Design Centre, London

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
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
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.

Keynote Speaker
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.

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
Hannah Tufts
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.

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
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.

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
Denise Beardon
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.

Keynote Speaker
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.

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
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.



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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