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...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 organisations in the role of CISO at both UBS and JP Morgan for over a decade.  Simon currently...more

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... more

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... 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

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

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

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

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, 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...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

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

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...more

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,...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

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

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... more