Mark St John Qualter, Head of Artificial Intelligence, Commercial and Private Banking, RBS
Mark is currently Head of Artificial Intelligence, Commercial & Private Banking at RBS. Prior to this he designed and led a project which successfully transformed the Bank’s SME real estate lending proposition. Mark has held a number of other roles since joining RBS in 2001 including Head of Strategy of the Customer Solutions Group (“CSG”) the specialist... product division of RBS’s Corporate Banking Division, Director of Strategy for RBS Invoice Finance, UK Head of Corporate Invoice Finance, Managing Director North of England Real Estate and Regional Director, Corporate Banking for Yorkshire and Humberside. He is currently a governor of Manchester Metropolitan University, Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominations and Governance Committee. Mark was also a member of the Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Council for the CBI.
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 organisations in the role of CISO at both UBS and JP Morgan for over a decade. Simon currently... leads security at Booking.com the worlds largest online travel platform (Nasdaq: BKNG) a company which the Economist described as one of the 2 best run internet firms (the other was Amazon). With a reputation for technical excellence and a solid data driven ethic, the company as stated by Forbes magazine 'bested many better known tech industry names, including Apple, Amazon and Netflix, in earnings.. Simon also supports and mentors a number of 'cyber security startups' to channel his passion for driving continuous improvement and excellence in this space.
Subhajit Basu, Chair of British, Irish Law Education and Technology Association
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... of governance and in our legal framework. Understanding and making sense of the increasing amount of “data” that is out there is central to his research. “Big data” can control our lives, and Subhajit is particularly interested in how we can better inform and empower consumers. He is also keen to examine how we can update our legal framework to protect privacy and equip the public with the knowledge needed to make informed choices.
J. Mark Bishop (PhD), Professor of Cognitive Computing, University of Goldsmiths
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... the University of Reading and @UK plc – famously being deployed by the UK National Audit Office to highlight potential savings in the UK National Health Budget of over £500m per annum. This project was entered as a REF Impact Case Study in REF2014 by Goldsmiths, where it achieved a 4* rating). Mark has also led research using web-analytics for fraud detection and steered basic research into the theoretical foundations of analytics for procurement, which has led to notable advances in state-of-art address parsing, restructuring, deduplication and matching.
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... leading and managing a team of detectives through team-building and staff development, and immediate response and management of critical incidents, Kris is passionate about the collaboration of AI and combating fraud cyber-crime.
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... for the information and communications technologies and energy sectors. He has previously worked for technical and management consultancies, BP Exploration and the Health & Safety Executive. He is a chartered Chemical Engineer and holds BSc, PhD and MBA degrees from Imperial College, London.
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... infrastructures.
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... Director of Innovation at DLA Piper, Adam champions and drives innovation and change throughout the International firm, helping to initiate genuine innovation and continuous improvement, and enhance the firm's ability to take ideas and develop them into tangible outcomes that add value and create profit. As part of this remit, he also directly leads the service delivery function consisting of Legal Project Managers, Legal Delivery Centre, Legal Technology, Knowledge Management and the establishment of a firm-wide Portfolio Management capability
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... company through the 2000’s. Finbarr’s early experiences included two years with Netscape, as a member of the team who brought the Internet to the world, and established the enduring model for digital innovation, now the standard amongst the best of the Consumer Internet.
James McKinlay, Information Security Officer, 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... response plan improvement at a leading security projects specialist. This built on his 10 years in PCIDSS and ISO27001 environments. At Manchester Airport he was responsible for group level development and delivery of the IS Assurance Plan – an Information Security audit plan supporting PCIDSS, ISO27001, DPA98 and COBIT activity. Experienced at liaising with senior leadership teams to CX and board level to educate key stakeholders on the benefits of good security practice, changing cyber threats and a risk based approach to committing resource. An 18 year career in IT, with over seven years in roles within financial services. Specialist knowledge of producing working information security policies from international standards and frameworks such as CIS, NIST, SANS, NSA, AusDSD and NESA-IAS.
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)... at Durham University (2013-2017), he managed the Digital Institute at Newcastle University (2009-2013), Senior Research Associate University College London (2009), and Senior Research Associate London e-Science Centre, Imperial College London (2000-2009).
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... that they can pose organisations. Anne's most recent experience includes partnering with a RegTech to test and deploy globally an innovative financial crime surveillance solution at a leading financial services organisation. Anne has previously been seconded to the Financial Conduct Authority working within the Financial Crime Specialist Supervision team. Anne’s research paper titled “Ethical Innovation in Finance” was recognised by the head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, at the 2015 award of the Robin Cosgrove Prize for Ethics in Finance. Prior to joining Accenture, Anne worked as a Forensic Accountant where she undertook numerous regulatory and compliance assignments including a S.166 Skilled Persons review. She is a Chartered Accountant (ACA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and holds the Diploma in Investment Compliance (MCSI).
Dave Palmer, Director of Technology, Darktrace
Dave Palmer is the Director of Technology at Darktrace, overseeing the mathematics and engineering teams and project strategies. With over ten years of experience at the forefront of government intelligence operations, Palmer has worked across UK intelligence agencies GCHQ & MI5, where he delivered mission-critical infrastructure services, including the replacement... and security of entire global networks, the development of operational internet capabilities and the management of critical disaster recovery incidents. He holds a first-class degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Birmingham.
Staffan Truvé, Co-founder & CTO, Recorded Future
Staffan co-founded Recorded Future in 2009. Previous to that, he was CEO of the Swedish Institute of Computer Science and Interactive Institute. Before that, he was CEO of CR&T, a research-oriented consulting company and technology incubator. Staffan has co-founded or helped launch more than a dozen high tech start-ups, including Spotfire, Appgate, SmartEye, PilotFish,... Makewave, Gavagai, Peerialism, Axiomatics, and Recorded Future. He has been on the board of several other high-tech startups, and has acted as a senior advisor to InnovationsKapital, a leading Swedish VC fund. Staffan holds a PhD in computer science from Chalmers University of Technology. He has been a visiting Fulbright Scholar at MIT and holds an MBA from Göteborg University. His research interests include parallel and distributed computing, artificial intelligence, information visualization, and open source intelligence. Staffan is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, and is currently chair of division XII of the academy, Information Technology.
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... of the CBEST security assurance framework and is now responsible for security innovation. David holds an MSc in Advanced Methods in Computer Science and is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Information Security Manager. His book contributions include Analysis for Knowledge-Based Systems, A Practitioner’s Guide to International Money Laundering Law and Regulation, Corporate Fraud and Handbook of Research on Information Security.
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... understands the importance of building data governance to help improve and maintain its quality for organisations and 3rd parties.
Chiranjit Chakraborty, Data Scientist, Bank of England
Chiranjit Chakraborty is a Data Scientist at the Bank of England, a position he has held for the last 3 and a half years. Chiranjit has a wealth of experience in data science and analytics both within and outside the financial services. Chiranjit is passionate about the impact of data analytics on mainstream business operations and the effect of... AI and machine learning on data management.