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IDM uk

Identity Management

8 November 2023

Victoria Park Plaza, London

Speakers @ IDM uk

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Chair & Keynote Speakers
Keynote Speaker
Julia Legge
IAM Product Lead, Hargreaves Lansdown

Julia brings seven years of IAM experience across financial services, with a focus on implementing or embedding IAM and PAM improvements. Her key areas of expertise include Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) controls, automating employee lifecycle events and governance activities, and Privileged Access Management (PAM).

Conference Chair
Dr Gilad Rosner
Digital Identity, Privacy and Regulatory Consultant

Dr. Gilad Rosner is a digital identity, privacy and regulatory consultant, and Data Protection Officer. Gilad is a published academic, and his research has been used by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, the UK Verify.gov programme, and the Welsh Government.

Gilad is a member of the UK ICO Technology Advisory Panel, was part of the Privacy Guidelines Expert Group of the OECD, and is an expert on the regulation of digital identity. He is a Visiting Researcher at the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, and he founded the non-profit Internet of Things Privacy Forum. Gilad consults on and researches a broad range of issues including the GDPR, digital wallets, age assurance, emotional AI, children’s privacy, biometrics, and de-identification.

Keynote Speaker
Cal Brown
Security Story Lead, BT

Cal has had a varied career, from optical research to mobile services to agile software development to running all of BT’s physical networks.  They’re currently in possibly their favourite role to date – ensuring BT has a coherent story on the hardest security challenges, which means not just spinning a tale but sponsoring and driving the initiatives that make it robust. They are creating and accelerating a sea change in IDM within a company that has done things one way for a long time, and changing the narrative on how we see transformation.

Keynote Speaker
Annet Steenbergen
Advisor/SME Digital Identity and Travel, EU Digital Wallet Consortium (EWC)

Since co-founding/initiating the Aruba Happy Flow project in 2013 after many years working in international border management, digital Identity and innovation for the travel eco-system has been at the centre of her work. She is currently a consultant for the travel and tourism industry and works on projects with focus on implementing digital identity, the (EU) digital wallet, ICAO DTC. Creating true Seamless Travel while preserving data privacy and data protection.

SInce 2016 Annet has been actively involved in IATA OneID working groups and in 2020 she was awarded the Women in Biometrics Award.

Keynote Speaker
Aditya Kumar
IOT Lead Solution Designer, Vodafone Business

Aditya, an IoT Lead Solution Designer at Vodafone, is responsible for transforming Identity and Access Management (IAM) for the Vodafone’s IoT Platform. With over 20 years of experience in IoT Products & Security, IAM, Enterprise Mobility Management, Networks, and BSS/OSS domains, he is a recognized expert across a wider range of technology and has a deep understanding of the industry. His primary responsibility is to design and drive IAM integrations with customers, and he is also responsible for the overall strategy for IAM solutions.

Aditya is a seasoned speaker on key trends in IAM.

Plenary Speakers
Plenary Speaker
Matt Connors
CISO Southern New Hampshire University

Matt Connors serves as Chief Information Security Officer for Southern New Hampshire University. He has diverse experience identifying, planning, and delivering solutions to strategic business problems through process change and technology transformation. He meets unique challenges in both IT and Business Policy development, implementation, and management. Matt has formal education and certification in Project Management, PMP, Master of Science Project Management, ITIL, and consumer and enterprise technologies (cybersecurity, risk, compliance, cloud infrastructure, identity, and collaboration).

Plenary Speaker
Robert Block
Senior VP, Global Alliances & Business Development, Strivacity

Robert Block, Senior Vice President of Global Alliances & Business Development, is responsible for managing Strivacity’s channel partners, technology alliances, and leading the client solutions architects and advisor teams. Robert has over 25 years of Information Security Leadership, including CSC, Booz Allen, and Optiv. Robert advises clients, and partners, on the continued transformation of the IAM industry with a focus on Customer Identity. Robert has an in-depth understanding of various Information Security and business challenges across multiple industries with a diverse set of clients ranging from Global Fortune 500s to privately held small businesses. Robert is a founding member in the Identity Defined Security Alliance and has authored a number of white papers and spoken at many conferences on topics related to the transformational role identity play in solving critical security & business needs.

Plenary Speaker
Rob Otto
EMEA Field CTO, Ping Identity

Rob is a Principal Architect for Ping Identity in the UK and also the EMEA representative to the Ping Identity CTO Office. Rob has 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. He is specifically focused on using Mobile Applications to deliver elegant Strong Customer Authentication solutions within financial services and other verticals.

Plenary Speaker
Craig Ramsay
Senior Solution Architect, Omada

A seasoned Senior Solution Architect at Omada, Craig is equipped with over a decade of experience in the Identity space. As a Computer Science graduate in 2008, Craig embarked on a journey to carve out a successful career in the industry. He honed his skills working for prominent Financial Services organizations, and later as a consultant in Professional Services. Through these roles, Craig has amassed a wealth of knowledge in defining and delivering on Identity and security strategies. Craig is a firm believer in the pivotal role of identity in the wider cybersecurity industry. His passion for the subject has become a driving force in his current role, where he’s responsible for providing technical support to Omada’s prospects and customers. By aligning their business requirements with the right technical solutions, Craig helps them appreciate the importance of Identity as an essential component of their overall security strategy.

Plenary Speaker
Lee Morton seminar
Solutions Engineer, BeyondTrust

Lee is a Solutions Engineer at BeyondTrust, the worldwide leader in Privileged Access Management (PAM), offering the most seamless approach to eradicating risks lurking within your identities. Having worked in the IT industry for over 20 years Lee has gained a wealth of experience in infrastructure and applications that integrate PAM solutions effectively into organisations in order to secure their environment. Lee combines extensive real-world experience with a depth of both the PAM market and product landscape.

Plenary Speaker
Paul Squires
Lead Identity Strategist, SailPoint

Paul is SailPoint’s Lead Identity Strategist in the UK and has more than 20 years’ experience in cybersecurity and identity management. Paul brings this experience as he advises customers on how to meet security and governance goals with IAM programmes. Paul is committed to ensuring that robust identity processes, aligned with the right technologies provide real-world value to customers. He believes that making complex concepts simple to understand for non-specialists is key to allowing these benefits to be realised by all types of organisations.

Plenary Speaker
Mark Lillywhite
Senior Sales Engineer, Delinea

Mark Lillywhite is a renowned expert in the field of cybersecurity and insurance, with a focus on helping businesses mitigate risks and navigate the evolving landscape of cyber threats.

As a cybersecurity consultant, Mark has advised numerous organizations on enhancing their security posture and implementing effective risk management strategies.

He has worked closely with businesses of all sizes, from small startups to large enterprises, helping them understand and address the challenges posed by insider cybercrime and external cyber threats.

Plenary Speaker
Lee Morton
Solutions Engineer, BeyondTrust

Lee is a Solutions Engineer at BeyondTrust, the worldwide leader in Privileged Access Management (PAM), offering the most seamless approach to eradicating risks lurking within your identities. Having worked in the IT industry for over 20 years Lee has gained a wealth of experience in infrastructure and applications that integrate PAM solutions effectively into organisations in order to secure their environment. Lee combines extensive real-world experience with a depth of both the PAM market and product landscape.

Plenary Speaker
David Hitchen
Senior Solutions Architect Semperis

David Hitchen is a Senior Solutions Engineer and veteran in the IT world. Specializing 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
Nicholas Colin
UK & Eire Sales Director, Silverfort

Nicholas Colin has been involved in the Enterprise Identity market for the last 12 years. Starting with Least Privilege on the Wintel platform in the days when giving out administrator rights was commonplace. He then progressed gaining experience within the datacentre extending identity, least privilege and audit. Moving from the datacentre to the cloud Nick also had first hand experience of the SaaS SSO, adaptive MFA and PAM as a service. It was this deep understanding of authentication and identity that has led him to Silverfort.

Seminar Speakers
Seminar Speaker
Adam Evans
Senior Manager, Identity Specialists, Okta

As the Senior Manager for the Identity Specialist team, Adam is responsible for leading a professional team that partners with Okta prospects and customers to assist them with their identity strategy and guide them to the most appropriate solution based on their requirements, pain, deliverables and timescales. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience working with organisations, helping them design and implement solutions that address a number of key business areas, including internal, external, and regulatory compliance mandates through the effective use of technology.

Seminar Speaker
Stephen Williams
Founder and Managing Director, Atlas Identity

Stephen Williams is the Founder and Managing Director of Atlas Identity, with a career spanning over 15 years in the Identity Management space. Stephen possesses a strong technical background built from delivering a wide range of Identity solutions for global organisations, and has the ability to clearly articulate the powerful business value that can be achieved by ensuring strong Identity processes. In 2016 Stephen sought to build his own practice from scratch – so Atlas Identity was born. Atlas Identity has over 50 active customers – delivering advisory, consulting, solution delivery and managed service, and covering all aspects of Identity (Customer, Partner and Employee). Atlas Identity has been recognised in 2023 as Okta’s Delivery Partner of the year for the EMEA region, and one of the UK’s Top 100 fastest growing private firms

Seminar Speaker
Bharat Halai
Global Head of Identity & Access Management, The Adecco Group

Bharat heads up operations and engineering IAM at The Adecco Group and fulfilled a similar role at Maersk for 7 years. His career began with Microsoft Active Directory, first as a technical lead at BT before moving to a global business support role at Microsoft.

Seminar Speaker
Tom Urwin
Senior Identity Architect, Kocho

Tom is a dynamic and enthusiastic Identity & Access expert with a proven track record in technical implementations, solution design, and governance and compliance. He has fifteen years of experience in many different aspects of IT, including seven years in IAM and cloud security. Tom’s broad range of industry experience has seen him working within the consultancy, legal and computer games sectors, across the UK, NZ and Australia.

Seminar Speaker
Martyn Gill
Senior Identity Architect, Kocho

Martyn is Kocho’s multi-talented Senior Architect and Microsoft Technology Evangelist. He provides the latest visionary best-in-breed solutions to our client’s business problems, with specific expertise in Identity and Access Management (IAM) and cloud technologies. He has over 10-years’ experience and a proven track record of architecture delivery for a range of enterprise organisations.

Seminar Speaker
Brooks Wallace
SVP of Sales, EMEA, Saviynt

Brooks has more than 20 years’ experience building successful international sales teams delivering cloud and information security services to organisations across EMEA. Prior to Saviynt, Brooks was VP Sales EMEA at Deep Instinct, where he was responsible for establishing their EMEA presence, growing the sales organisation to over 35 people and $40M in pipeline in just under two years. Brooks has held sales leadership roles with start-ups Trusted Knight, Trustwave and Intellispace, all focused on growth across EMEA. Brooks moved to the UK in 1996 from St. Louis, Missouri and lives in London with his wife and two teenage children.


Seminar Speaker
Alan Radford
Field Strategist, One Identity

Alan Radford is a technology strategist responsible for EMEA field strategy at One Identity, with 20 years’ experience in Identity Access Management. An experienced business owner and subject matter expert in Identity Governance and Privileged Access Management, he has worked with organizations across the globe facing unique challenges in the IAM space, bringing innovation and thought leadership to successful IAM strategies.

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