Speakers

Mike Fell OBE, Director of National Cyber Operations, NHS England


Mike has spent 15 years in range of security roles for the UK Government and is currently Director of National Cyber Operations for NHS England. He is responsible for the security of NHS England’s data and systems, as well as leading work to enable the resilience of the whole Health & Social Care System in defending and responding to cyber-attacks.   Prior...more


David Ferguson, Deputy CISO, Bank of England


Technical Cyber Security Leader with over 17 years of experience within startups, management consulting and top-tier financial organisations. With a passion for brokering relationships between the business and cyber, Dave delivers pragmatic operating models with a proven record of increasing simplicity, promoting accountable visibility and reducing risk.


Becky Pinkard, Head of Cyber Operations, Barclays


Becky is Head of Cyber Operations at Barclays where she previously worked as Global Head of Attack Monitoring, before moving on to various roles managing large security functions at BlackBerry, Pearson and Digital Shadows. Most recently she was Head of Global Cyber Defence at Vodafone. Becky is also an active advocate for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion...more


Mal Smyth, Global Head of Cyber Governance, Risk and Control, Vodafone


Over a 30-year career in Technology, Mal Smyth has led governance, risk and controls functions and programmes involving strategic and operational change at leading international companies including Vodafone, JP Morgan, AXA and UBS. At Vodafone since 2015, he is responsible for developing the Cyber Security policy, control and risk framework and also leads Third Party...more


Claire Davies MBE, Partner & Chief Information Security Officer, John Lewis Partnership


Claire cut her teeth in the security industry whilst serving in the British Military. She left just over ten years ago and has since worked in multiple sectors building and improving information security and privacy capabilities for European companies. She is currently the CISO for John Lewis Partnership. Claire's particular passion is mentoring individuals to help...more


Group Captain Robert Wright, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff J6, UK Strategic Command, PJHQ


Group Captain Robert Wright has enjoyed a wide and varied career in operational communication systems and information security, characterised by regular, close engagement with sister services, NATO, other allies, and industrial partners. Latterly he has focussed on cyber resilience and digital transformation in RAF Air Command and the UK Strategic Command, Permanent...more


Steve Kinghan, Head of Cyber Operations, Hiscox


Steve Kinghan is the Head of Cyber Operations within Hiscox Insurance’s information security team. Steve has been at Hiscox for two years, with his life prior being within military intelligence and offensive cyber operation


Hayley Trezel, Head of CNI Policy, Cyber & Supply Chains, Critical National Infrastructure & Systems Resilience Directorate, Cabinet Office


Hayley has been a UK civil servant for the past 16 years, working across a broad range of areas including policy, transformation and project delivery. She is currently Head of Critical National Infrastructure and Critical Supply Chains in the Resilience Directorate of the Cabinet Office. In her role she oversees the security & resilience of cross-cutting CNI policy,...more


Mark Osborne, CISO & Head of Security, GoHenry


Mark is the CISO and Head of Security at GoHenry. Prior to this he headed up the KPMG security practice for many years and subsequently built several security businesses.  He has held many security leadership and CISO positions including Interoute, HP, Cognizant and Jones Lange LaSalle and is a veteran of numerous successful remediations, turn-arounds and security...more


Danielle Sudai, Security Operations Manager, Deliveroo


Danielle leads Cloud Security Operations and SOC teams at Deliveroo, in her main role she is managing all of the Cloud Assets and SaaS solutions security monitoring in identifying real-time threats and security breaches.
Danielle is also a cloud security engineer, in her roles she co-engineered CSPM internal solution, reviewed and governed different cloud services...more


Jonathan Armstrong, Partner, Punter Southall Law


Jonathan is an experienced lawyer with a concentration on technology and compliance. His practice includes advising multinational companies on matters involving risk, compliance and technology across Europe. He has handled legal matters in more than 60 countries involving emerging technology, corporate governance, ethics code implementation, reputation, internal investigations,...more


Quentyn Taylor, Director of Information Security, Canon (EMEA)


Using the power of stories and his own experience of testing products to destruction; Quentyn has embraced building business relationships across the world whilst driving Canon’s strategy and educating business customers to minimise their security risk. Before joining Canon, Quentyn has worked in a variety of industries such as Internet service providers as well...more


Matt Finn, Information Security Director, DLA Piper


Over 20 years’ experience in senior level IT leadership and Information Security at a leading international law firm. Experienced at building high-performing security teams, with a strong reputation for developing and delivering transformation and cyber protection strategy.


Rob Flanders, Head of Threat and Incident Response, BAE Systems


Rob has 10 years’ experience in Cyber Security, covering Threat Intelligence, Incident Response, Security Architecture and Risk Management. Rob's experience is in Defence and UK Government, delivering technical security focussed capabilities including leading GBEST assessments on behalf of government departments and supporting development of Threat Intelligence...more


Samuel Wheeler, Information Security Analyst, Hiscox


Samuel is an Information Security Analyst at Hiscox, where his time is split between operating in the SOC and other security tasks/projects. He specialises in incident response, SOC processes development and project management. He has a BSc First Class degree in Computer Science from the University of Kent. Outside his work his main interest is automotive.
 


Richard Price, Chief Security Officer, Vorboss


Richard will admit to having worked in technology and security for over 20 years but dissembles when asked for a more exact estimate. He has worked in technical and commercial roles, with a transformation focus. These include leading security and transformation initiatives at Telecom New Zealand and security product development & management at Vodafone Group based...more


Richard Plumb, Senior Manager Cyber Threat Intelligence, Element Materials Technology


Richard is an experienced cyber threat specialist having just taken up a new role as Global Cyber Threat Lead at Element Materials Technology. Richard worked for many years in front-line Policing before specialising in physical security consultancy within the Police. He transitioned to cyber security consultancy as a consultant manager at KPMG before building and...more


Goher Mohammad, Head of Information Security, L&Q Group


Goher made his mark as one of the youngest IT leaders at Omnicom Group back in 2004, and has a huge passion for Technology, Information and Cyber Security with a drive not just do things well but in an innovative and better way. Having over 20 years experience shared across Technology and Information Security in global organisations dealing with more comprehensive...more


Ian Thompson, Head of cyber threat intelligence, BP


Ian Thompson is head of cyber threat intelligence at BP. He is a highly experienced cyber security expert with a diverse background spanning government, military, private industry, and intelligence sectors working in multiple countries, and is recognized as a thought leader in my field.
Throughout his career, he has excelled in enhancing security practices,...more


Dhruv Bisani, Head of Adversarial Attack Simulations, Starling Bank


Dhruv is a leading cybersecurity professional with a key interest in leading & delivering Adversarial Attack (Red/Purple Team) simulations. He is currently the Head of Adversarial Attack Simulations at Starling Bank and formerly established and served as the Head of the Red Team at Resillion. Dhruv’s core focus has been on developing the red team (attack simulation)...more


Manit Sahib, Ethical Hacker, The Global Fund


Manit is an experienced offensive security expert who is certified by UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) as well as His Majesty’s CESG Check scheme (HMG CHECK). He has over ten years professional experience in both UK Government and private offensive security operations. Formerly, Manit was the Head of Penetration Testing & Red Teaming... more


Ben Trethowan, CISO, Brit Insurance


Ben is a senior technology leader of some 18 years’ experience and is currently the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Brit Insurance. He is an accomplished hands-on Cyber Security leader, with extensive experience working in the FinTech, Entertainment, Transport and Defence sectors. Ben has led Cyber Security activities at all levels, from governance...more


Dave Philpotts, Sales Engineer, Varonis


Dave Philpotts, Sales Engineer at Varonis, has over 20 Years experience in IT working in various roles inside organisations and MSPs. In his 7 years at Varonis, he has worked with Enterprise and Strategic customers, helping them and their partners on data governance projects as well as managing and securing data.


Brett Taylor, SE Director, UKI, SentinelOne


Brett is the SE Director at SentinelOne, responsible for the UK&I, and brings with him significant experience of network and security management.  He has developed cyber protection strategies for small, medium, and large enterprise businesses, as well as national scale projects. Before joining SentinelOne, Brett was a Senior SE Manager for Palo Alto Networks...more


Ian Wood, Senior Director and Head of Technology, Commvault UK


As Commvault Head of Technology, Ian is responsible for the technical strategy, presales and solution engineering for the UK and Ireland. He heads a team of technical specialists, who work throughout the solution lifecycle as subject matter experts to solve complicated information management challenges. Ian and his team partner with organisations to help them accelerate...more


Jain Joseph, Solutions Architect, SUSE


Jain, is a Solution Architect at SUSE with a deep understanding of container orchestration and cloud-native technologies. Jain works closely with organizations to design, deploy, and manage Kubernetes-based solutions that improve operational efficiency, enhance scalability, and streamline application development. Whether building new Kubernetes environments or migrating...more


Trish Almgren, Senior Product Marketing Manager & Field Evangelist, Infoblox


Trish has had a diverse career in technology, spanning the globe, including assignments in North America and now Europe. She brings a strong networking background to Infoblox with more than six years in telecommunications. She has launched award-winning networking products, produced countless whitepapers and eBooks, and delivered keynotes in key international markets.


Glyn Worrall, RVP, Technical Account Management, Tanium


Glyn has worked in the IT industry for over 23 years spanning local government, systems integrators, security vendors and for the last 7.5 years at Tanium. Formally in professional services and Technical Account Manager roles, he is now a Regional Vice President and leads a team of Presales engineers and TAMs covering the North of Europe supporting some of the largest...more


Joe Michael, Director and Co-Founder, EndpointX on behalf of Tanium


As the Director and Co-Founder of EndpointX, Joe brings over a decade of experience in technology and cybersecurity, with a focus on enhancing companies' cyber resilience through improved cyber hygiene practices. Previously, he held key roles at IPsoft and Bank of America, where he led technical architecture and automation teams. With a background in computer science...more


Rob Pocock, Technology Director, Red Helix


Rob Pocock is a stalwart employee of Red Helix, working at the company for over 25 years. During this time, Rob has worked upward through company ranks, joining the Red Helix team as Product Manager in 1999, to now working as Technology Director.  
 


Oli Venn, SE Manager, Northern Europe, WatchGuard Technologies on behalf of Red Helix


Oli Venn is the SE Manager, Northern Europe at WatchGuard Technologies. Prior to joining WatchGuard in 2018, Oli was an Infrastructure and Security Lead for one of the largest privately owned car dealer groups in the UK. Oli specialises in Network Perimeter Security, Wi-Fi Security, Multi-Factor Authentication and Endpoint Security. 


Jorge Montiel, Head of Pre-Sales, EMEA, Red Sift


Jorge is the Head of Sales Engineering for Red Sift in EMEA, with a focus on matching business requirements with technical ones in order to solve critical business initiatives for our enterprise customers. Prior to joining Red Sift, Jorge worked in the ID verification industry with leading AI solutions to address use cases such as matching live faces with photos on...more


Haydn Brooks, CEO, Risk Ledger


Originally a big 4 cyber risk consultant Haydn experienced the day to issues that came with running a supply chain assurance programme. He found that current programmes were far from frictionless and actively caused clients and their suppliers' headaches. These pain points led him to found Risk Ledger. Risk Ledger is a technology platform that combines a security...more


Alistair Mills, Director, Sales Engineering, Northern Europe, Proofpoint


Alistair Mills is a Cyber Security Expert with over 15 years’ experience. He enjoys the challenge of running teams who work on complex technical solutions that help organisations to protect their people and secure their data. Prior to Proofpoint, Alistair worked at Forcepoint, Symantec and Sophos. 


Ian Dutton, Senior Sales Engineer UK, Gatewatcher


Ian has 20+ years of experience working in the networking and security industry. He has held senior positions in engineering and architecture roles whilst working for Resellers, MSSP’s and Distributors where he has designed cybersecurity solutions, provided expertise and distilled knowledge to leading enterprises. Ian is now the Senior Sales Engineer for Gatewatcher...more


François Normand, Cyber Threat Intelligence Manager, Gatewatcher


François Normand is the Head of CTI and one of the co-founders of LastInfoSec. Before founding LastInfoSec, he worked for CERTs/ CSIRTs to solve security incidents in multiple sectors (finance, energy, IT, ...). He also helped to improve the level of intrusion detection for financial organisations. It is during these different missions that he realised that Cyber...more


Jim Simpson, Director of Threat Intelligence, Searchlight Cyber


Jim Simpson has been working in technology and cybersecurity for more than a decade, with experience in public sector, ecommerce, and FTSE100 companies before moving vendor-side at Cylance in 2017. He worked in threat research as a Principal Threat Researcher at Cylance / BlackBerry Cybersecurity, before becoming Director of Threat Intelligence. Jim joined Searchlight...more


Robert Fitzsimons, Senior Threat Intelligence Engineer, Searchlight Cyber


Robert Fitzsimons is a Senior Threat Intelligence Engineer at the dark web intelligence company Searchlight Cyber, having previously served as a Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst with the UK Ministry of Defence and at the government and CNI software provider, Telesoft. Fitzsimons applies his experience in military intelligence and knowledge of adversary behaviors...more


Ravi Pather, Vice President Sales EME, Ericom Security by Cradlepoint (Ericsson)


Ravi Pather serves as Cradlepoint’s Vice President of Europe region for its Cybersecurity business unit. Cradlepoint is part of Ericsson Group.
Ravi is responsible for establishing and driving the regional Go-to-Market strategy, sales and marketing activities including channel partner development and sales for Cradlepoint’s Security solutions. ...more


Lee Elliott, Director, Solutions Engineering, Beyond Trust


Lee Elliott is the Director, Solutions Engineering, for BeyondTrust. A highly capable security leader with 20+ years’ experience, Lee has acquired a wide range of security and identity management experience and knowledge, working across multiple industries in both vendor and client-side organizations. As a regular speaker at industry conferences, Lee delivers disruptive...more


Adam Matthews, Senior Solutions Engineer, Okta


Adam is a Senior Solutions Engineer at Okta, working with some of the UK's largest organisations across Media, CPG and Public Sector. Adam has spent 10 years in the Identity and End User Computing industry in both pre and post sales roles.


Bernard Montel, EMEA Technical Director and Security Strategist, Tenable


With over 20 years in the security industry, Bernard Montel is Technical Director at Tenable. His expertise includes cryptography, Identity & Access Management, and SOC domains. Bernard has published numerous articles and is regularly invited to speak about cybersecurity providing insight into current cybersecurity threats, cyber risk management, and cyber exposure....more


Lukas Vaivuckas, Intelligence Solutions Consultant, Silobreaker


Lukas Vaivuckas is a seasoned Intelligence Solutions Consultant at Silobreaker. With a strong background as an intelligence analyst Lukas advises clients from major enterprises, governments, and military bodies. He provides valuable advice on implementing best practices to develop comprehensive intelligence programs, streamline workflows, and deliver actionable reports...more


Arunava Banerjee, Cyber Risk Consulting Lead, Zurich Resilience Solutions.


Arun is the Cyber Risk Consulting Lead for Zurich Resilience Solutions. He is responsible for leading the cyber risk consultancy in the UK. He is also the chair of Zurich’s Global Risk Engineering Technical Centre for Cyber. With a career spanning over 16 years, he brings in extensive cyber risk and resilience consultancy experience across both public and private...more


Andrew Insley, Cyber Risk Consultant, Zurich Resilience Solutions


Andrew works for Zurich Resilience Solutions providing consultancy and cyber risk assessment services that enable customers to make well informed decisions that allow effective management of their cyber risk. He has held IT Security and leadership roles both in the commercial and governmental sector. Andy is a CISM and holds a Masters in Information Security....more


Chris Pace, CMO & Solution Advocate, RangeForce


Chris has 15 years experience in building and marketing cybersecurity solutions, he has worked in everything from endpoint security and privileged access management to threat intelligence and now cyber team readiness. Prior to his career in cyber Chris trained as a broadcast journalist.


Christian Have, CTO, Logpoint


Christian is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Logpoint, bringing two decades of cybersecurity expertise to his role. Christian leads technology innovation and research and collaborates with clients across Europe to address their security needs. With a background as the former Head of Network Security at the Danish National Police, Christian is also a guest lecturer...more


Brett Ayres, VP of Product, Teneo


Brett Ayres is VP of Product for Teneo. He has over 16 years of experience working with customers on network and security transformation projects, balancing technical, operational, and commercial requirements to deliver secure, optimised, and highly visible networks. Brett has held a range of commercial and technical roles during his time with Teneo. Recently he has...more


Bradley Rossi, Senior Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco


Bradley is a Senior Technical Solutions Architect, specialising in security within Cisco for the past ten years. Throughout his career, he has worked across multiple roles, including Technical Support, Customer Consultancy and Firewall subject matter expert. Bradley is currently aligned to the UK&I, and advises on the most critical and technically challenging...more


Dr Kiri Addison, Senior Manager Product Management, Mimecast


Dr Kiri Addison leads Mimecast’s Threat Detection and Data Science Product Management Team. Collaborating closely with engineers, researchers and data scientists, she ensures Mimecast’s security products evolve and adapt to defend against new threats. With previous experience as Mimecast’s Head of Data Science for Threat Intelligence, Kiri brings a wealth of...more


Peter Hall, Cloud Security Specialist, Tenable


Peter is a results-driven IT professional with over 15 years of experience in delivery technology solutions to reduce business cyber risk.  Passionate about mentoring colleagues and helping them develop new skills, Peter uses his broad technical knowledge and strong communication skills to support security initiatives within digital transformation projects.


Ziv Gadot, CEO, Red Button


Ziv Gadot is the founder and CEO of Red Button, a boutique shop offering end-to-end DDoS protection services to organizations worldwide. The developer of the DDoS Resiliency Score (DRS) standard, he is also a frequent speaker at global security conferences. Prior to Red Button, Ziv worked at Radware, where he established and managed a 24x7 emergency response team...more


Parthi Sankar, Technical Director N.Europe, Anomali


Parthi is responsible for overseeing technical operations at Anomali and helps clients understand the importance of threat intelligence within their organisation. His work involves assessing an organization's cybersecurity maturity level to identify the most effective solutions and processes to detect and prevent attacks from skilled adversaries. These solutions could...more


Rich Ford, CTO, Integrity 360


Richard Ford was appointed Chief Technology Officer in 2022 having previously held the role of Technical Director for Integrity360. He brings over 15 years’ experience of the IT sector, with the majority of his career spent directly in the IT security channel, the last 9 of which spent with Integrity360 overseeing the growth & development of Integrity360’s...more


Tim Thorne, Product Evangelist, Binalyze


Before joining Binalyze, he worked at Cellebrite/BlackBag as a Senior Solutions Expert and Trainer. This followed a 30-year career with the Metropolitan Police in London. He was a leader involved in significant investigations, including those related to drugs, murder, and robbery. He later focused on covert internal corruption investigations and managed the Anti-Corruption...more


Richard Orange, Regional Vice President, EMEA, Abnormal Security


Richard is an experienced Cyber Security professional with over 20 years experience in the information security arena, partnering with some of the largest global brands to solve some of the complex issues faced by the modern enterprise.  He is passionate about delivering positive outcomes for clients, ensuring the  best customer experience along the way.


Andrew Dillon, Sales Engineer, Mimecast


Having worked with various email security solutions for the past 4 years, Andrew’s passion lies in sharing valuable insights to fortify defenses against the ever-evolving landscape of sophisticated threats targeting users’ inboxes, as well as how organizations can prevent threat actors using their brand and reputation against those that trust them.


Ian Ashworth, EMEA Channel Director, Akamai


Ian Ashworth  is the EMEA Channel Director for the Akamai Security Group, based in the UK. This team’s main focus is to help the channel ecosystem fully understand how Akamai's comprehensive offerings can enhance their customers Zero Trust programs and increase cyber resiliency to meet their security needs. With over fifteen years of cyber security experience...more


Anthon Johnson, Solutions Engineer, ThreatLocker


Anthon Johnson, a Solutions Engineer at ThreatLocker. With experience of working within the IT sector, Anthon has a vast knowledge of wealth which allows him to help businesses implement solutions to protect and secure their environments whilst hardening their security posture.


Ahmed Aburahal, Technical Product Manager, Integrity360


Ahmed Aburahal is a cybersecurity professional with 12+ years of experience in IT, networks, and security, working for global system integrators, and managed security service providers.
Throughout his career, he played multiple roles in security engineering, design, consultancy, architecture and product management, serving organisations across all industries...more


Scott Flower, Sr. Solutions Engineering, EMEA, RangeForce


With over 30 years of experience in IT, including 20 in Network and Information Security, and 3 years providing training prior to joining RangeForce, Scott has extensive experience of training from both sides of the fence. 


Gareth Packham, CISO, Save the Children, on behalf of Abnormal Security