Adam Hembury, Director of Innovation, DLA Piper

Adam Hembury's career spans 30 years and centres on delivering innovation and transformation through strategy and change management across professional services, finance, retail and manufacturing industries, for companies including Ashurst LLP, QBE European Operations, Barclaycard, Barbon Insurance Group, Aviva Investors, Northern Rock, Marsh and PA Consulting. As...more

Simon Jenner, Chief Information Security Officer, Booking.com

Simon is an experienced and forward-thinking CISO and has lead security at some of the world's most prestigious organisations.  His reputation for innovation, pragmatism, and execution excellence has seen him lead security in some of the world's leading financial services organisations in the role of CISO at both UBS and JP Morgan for over a decade.  More...more

Peter Jackson, Chief Data Officer, Southern Water

Peter is Chief Data Officer at Southern Water and is tasked with developing and delivering a data strategy for the organisation. Previously Peter was Head of Data at The Pensions Regulator. Peter is the co-author of ‘The Chief Data Officer’s Playbook’ published by... more

Nigel Brown, Lead for Resilient ICT Strategy, Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Cabinet Office

Dr Nigel P Brown works for the Cabinet Office at the centre of UK government in the Civil Contingencies Secretariat. The Secretariat works in partnership with government departments, the devolved administrations and key stakeholders to enhance the UK's ability to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies. Nigel focusses on security and resilience policy...more

Finbarr Joy, Group CTO, Superbet

Finbarr Joy is Group CTO for Superbet, a new entrant into the online betting & gaming industry. His prior roles have included stints driving digital transformation at global operators such as BT, William Hill and Lebara, and he also co-founded and ran a UK-wide e-commerce software development... more

James McKinlay, CISO, Barbican Insurance Group

James McKinlay currently heads up the Information Security function at Barbican Insurance Group, a position he has held since 2017. That was preceded by various senior positions, including a term of SOC maturity assessment and transformation, as well as CISO level cyber risk advisory in Information Security management systems, Security Operations dashboards and incident...more

Ajwad Hashim, VP Innovation and Emerging Technology, Barclays

Ajwad Hashim is the Vice President Emerging Technology and Innovation at Barclays. Ajwad has been at Barclays since 2013, in a number of senior positions across business and technology. Ajwad is passionate about the implementation of digital innovation and technology in the financial services, and how digital transformation can impact and change mainstream business...more

Kris Blamires, Detective Sergeant - Investigation & Compliance Manager, Metropolitan Police

Kris is an established investigations, compliance and information security leader with over 15 years’ experience in highly sensitive and complex worldwide investigations. He is currently Detective Sergeant - Investigation & compliance Manager at the Metropolitan Police. In this role, Kris is responsible for a wide remit, including... more

Stefano V. Albrecht, Assistant Professor, Artificial Intelligence, School of Informatics at The University of Edinburgh

Dr. Stefano V. Albrecht is Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence in the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, where he is affiliated with the Centre for Intelligent Systems and their Applications (CISA). His research interests are in the areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and game theory,... more

Noura Al Moubayed, Assistant Professor in the department of Computer Science, Durham University

Dr Al Moubayed is an Assistant Professor at the department of computer science in Durham University. Her main research interest is in unsupervised deep learning, natural language processing, and optimisation. Dr Al Moubayed obtained her PhD from the Robert Gordon University,... more

J. Mark Bishop (PhD), Director of TCIDA (The Centre for Intelligent Data Analytics) and Professor of Cognitive Computing, Goldsmiths, University of London

Prof J. Mark Bishop (PhD) is Director of TCIDA (The Centre for Intelligent Data Analytics) and Professor of Cognitive Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London. At TCIDA Mark has led a team that have successfully developed commercial state-of-art analytic systems for procurement (e.g. SpendInsight - a system he co-developed with colleagues at... more

Subhajit Basu, Associate Professor in Information Technology Law (Cyberlaw), University of Leeds, Chair, British and Irish Law, Education and Technology Association (BILETA)

Dr Subhajit Basu is an Associate Professor of Information Technology Law where he teaches and researches on the regulation of the internet, including issues relating to privacy, data protection, freedom of expression and also e-commerce. Subhajit aims to explore the challenges that the Internet has created in transforming our lives, especially in the area... more

Stephen McGough, Senior Lecturer, Data Science, Newcastle University

Stephen McGough is a Senior Lecturer in Data Science within the Scalable Computing Group in the School of Computing Science at Newcastle University. Stephen researches in the areas of Cloud Computing, Big Data and Energy Efficient Computing. Before joining Newcastle in 2017, he was an Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer)... more