Simon Beeching, Director, Syntec

Simon Beeching is Business Development Director of Syntec, the UK’s leading ‘integrated contact centre systems’ specialists and the service provider behind CardEasy 'keypad payment by phone' PCI DSS solutions for contact centres & call recordings. After studying Modern Languages at Oxford University and Business Management at INSEAD in France, Simon spent...more

Bruna Bonomi, Programme Delivery Director, Metropolis Group

Bruna Bonomi is the Programme Delivery Director for Metropolis Group.  In her role, Bruna is responsible for the set-up and delivery of the GDPR programme.  Bruna is a highly accomplished Head of Projects/Programme Delivery Director, delivering multi-million pound complex transformation change programmes and projects.  She has a proven track record...more

Manoj Bhati, Pre-Sales Consultant, Gemalto

Manoj has been with Gemalto, formally SafeNet for over 12 years. He has a strong technical background across the entire Enterprise and Cybersecurity portfolio and has worked on many customer deployments across our key customers. 

Paul Brennecker, Principal QSA, SRM

Paul is Principal QSA within SRM and was one of the founders of the PCI service we offer today. Paul joined SRM in March 2008 from Barclaycard, where he was the PCI Compliance Manager. In his tenure at Barclaycard, Paul worked extensively with the card schemes and major retailers overseeing data breach investigations and compromises and was extensively involved with...more

Michael Christodoulides, VP, Payment Security Product, Barclaycard

Michael Christodoulides has over 10 years of subject matter expertise in the field of payment card industry security together with wider experience across a range of information security disciplines. Michael represents Barclaycard as a Board of Advisor to the PCI SSC, is Co-chair of the PCI SSC Small Merchant Taskforce and also a PCI SSC licensed Internal Security...more

Jon Forrow, Chief Information Security Officer, Mapfre Abraxas

Jon Forrow is the Chief Information Security Officer of insurance firm Mapfre Abraxas.  He has experience of leading successful teams of network and security analysts and a strong background in PCI DSS and payment security, having previously worked as a Security Operations Manager and Technical Services Manager for PrePay Solutions.  Jon has over 20 years...more

Crispin Edwards, VP, Barclaycard

Crispin Edwards is a Principal Consultant for Barclaycard Payment Solutions. Crispin is an experienced payment acceptance implementation professional and former Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) with over 15 years’ experience in helping merchants securely take electronic payments. Specialising in eCommerce and Card Not Present payment integrations as part of Barclaycard’s...more

Anne Godbold, Compliance and Regulatory Change Specialist, Accenture

Anne Godbold specialises in Compliance and Regulatory Change management at Accenture. She focuses on providing solutions including strategic design to technology implementation to her clients. Anne takes a keen interest in how new technology capabilities and innovations across AI, analytics and blockchain can support her clients as well as the corresponding risks...more

John Greenwood, Consultant, Pay360 by Capita

John Greenwood is a passionate speaker on customer contact compliance and leads Capita Pay360’s new COMPLY proposition. Pay30 COMPLY is being launched specifically to help public and private sector entities take a more wholistic and long-term view of meeting their payments compliance obligations, reducing the time, cost and effort of maintaining PCI DSS compliance....more

Sarah Harvie, Head of Information Security, Merlin Entertainments

Sarah Harvie is the Head of Information Security at Merlin Entertainments.  Sarah is a delivery-focused and proactive information security professional, with a wide range of experience that includes physical and personnel security and risk management supporting an enterprise security model.  She has experience in delivering effective governance and information...more

Nicholas Howard, Head of Information Security, First Rate Exchange Services

Nick Howard is the Head of Information Security at First Rate Exchange Services.  Nick was hired in August 2017 in order to oversee the implementation of PCI DSS, GDPR and ISO 27001.  Nick was previously a Cyber Security IT Project Manager at Worldpay, where he completed an information security review throughout all major business...more

William James, Head of Payments Team, Addleshaw Goddard

William is a Partner based in the corporate/commercial division. He specialises in payments and leads the firms' payments team. William is recognised as a payments specialist in Chambers with clients commenting that he has a "genuine proactive interest in the payments space". He has...more

Neira Jones, Independent Advisor & International Speaker

More than 20 years in financial services and technology made Neira believe in change through innovation & partnerships. She is regularly invited to advise organisations of all sizes on payments, fintech, regtech, cybercrime, information security, regulations (e.g. PSD2, GDPR, AML) and digital innovation. She always strive to demystify the hype surrounding current...more

Kurt Hagerman, Chief Information Security Officer, Armor

As chief information security officer (CISO) for Armor, Kurt Hagerman is responsible for all aspects of security and compliance for both corporate and customer facing products. He is accountable for helping the company attain ISO, PCI, HIPAA and other certifications, which allow Armor customers to more easily achieve the necessary compliances for their own businesses.

David Mason, Senior Risk Manager, BGL Group

David Mason is an experienced senior executive with expertise in managing risk, governance, legal, commercial & operational functions, designing systems & processes & creating business efficiencies.  David is currently a Senior Risk Manager at BGL Group, a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services.  Prior to this,...more

John Noltensmeyer, Privacy and Compliance Solutions Architect, TokenEx

John Noltensmeyer is an information security and privacy professional with over 20 years of experience in information technology. John is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E), Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), and a PCI Internal Security Assessor (ISA) with extensive knowledge...more

Ninva Ponsonby, Former Group Head of Technology Compliance, OCS Group

Ninva is the Former Group Head of Technology Compliance for OCS Group.  Ninva’s role was as the internal information security compliance implementer, consultant, risk assessor and auditor.  She has 16 years of consulting experience in the information security and compliance industry, having assisted multiple clients with...more

Geoff Smith, Head of IT, The Works Stores

Geoff Smith is the Head of IT at The Works Stores.  He is an experienced Head of IT, originally from a network infrastructure background.  He has over 25 years of experience in IT, and also has management experience covering application development and operations.  Geoff is in charge of IT, including PCI DSS compliance,...more

Tony Smith, Director of Sales, EMEA, PCI Pal

Tony’s experience in customer management and IT spans over 25 years – years that have been shaped by rapid change, the rise of digital channels, the emergence of cloud computing and a re-writing of the rules for customer engagement in an increasing and diversely regulated environment.   Tony’s career has tracked these developments and brought him to...more

David Porter, Head of Innovation, Security and Privacy Division, Bank of England

David Porter has over 25 years of experience in computer security and risk management.  Originally an artificial intelligence researcher, he has worked in fraud and money laundering detection, information security, incident response, accident investigation and threat intelligence.  At the Bank of England he worked on the development... more

Rob Stubbs, Director of Sales, EMEA, Cryptomathic

Rob Stubbs is an experienced professional within the global cybersecurity industry. He has over 17 years of experience in cybersecurity, spanning both the commercial and defence sectors, with a particular focus on cryptography, key management and encryption of data at rest and in motion. Rob has participated in technical working groups for the UK Crypto Developers...more

Graham Thompson, VP Sales & Marketing, DataDivider Inc

Graham brings over 30 years of sales and marketing experience much of this in early technology startups. Graham leads the charge in DataDivider’s sales and marketing effort embracing the early adopters of DataDivider’s innovative solutions. For the past 15 years Graham has focused his career in early stage startups tackling compliance for both PCI DSS and Sarbanes...more

James Turrell, Business Information Security Manager, John Lewis Partnership

James Turrell is a Business Information Security Manager for the John Lewis Partnership. James is an experienced information security professional and has excellent technical knowledge in both Cloud and time honoured technologies. A depth of knowledge in Data Privacy, IT governance, compliance and risk management. Prior to working at John Lewis, James has held roles...more

Sandip Zala, Director of Information Technology, Bulgari Hotels

Sandip is the Director of Information Technology for Bulgari Hotels, responsible for driving and developing the IT strategy of the hotel chain in London.  He ensures that the hotel is technologically advanced and efficient with all matters relating to hospitality information security.  Prior to this, Sandip held the role of Executive...more

Dilshad Hussain, CEO Universal Data Protection

Dilshad has implemented data compliance for Telco, Financial Services, Public sectors and many other organisations dating back 20+ years. She is an expert in compliance implementation from audits to staff training. She... more