Dr. Timo Wandhöfer, Group CISO, Klöckner & Co
Currently Dr. Timo Wandhöfer works as Group CISO at Klöckner & Co and is responsible for the group-wide... information security. The wealth of experience as CISO goes back 8 years. During this time, he has gained extensive insight into the sectors of the public sector, the state, banking, and industry. In the process, different framework conditions have emerged as drivers for information security. Even if the goal of protection targets for confidentiality, integrity and availability are overriding, the structure is often also very stringent based on regulation or IT driven. The greatest insight of the time as CISO is the holistic view from business, requirements, and tool support for a lean and goal-oriented governance. Prior to this Timo worked for Klöckner & Co, the Xella Group, the Deutsche WertpapierService Bank AG and the Ministry for the Interior of NRW, he worked for 10 years in a non-university research institution (GESIS) in the area of machine learning and use of automatic data aggregation for political decision processes. These activities, as well as the doctoral thesis, were carried out within the EU's Seventh Research Program included publications in peer-reviewed articles as well as international technical presentations. The course of study was in computer visualistics with a degree in computer science.
Sonia Neffati, Regional Chief Security Officer, Europe, Mastercard
Sonia Neffati is Mastercard’s European Regional Security Officer based in Waterloo, Belgium. Her primary focus is strengthening Mastercard’s external cybersecurity cohorts, driving Central Bank resiliency engagements, and supporting Mastercard’s newly established Mastercard European Cyber Resilience Center (ECRC) in Waterloo. Prior to her current role, Sonia... served as Mastercard’s European Crisis Manager and managed some of the largest crises in Mastercard’s history. She joined Mastercard in 2019 after developing an extensive experience in Business Continuity, IT Disaster Recover and Crisis Management, specifically in the payments technology and financial industries. Throughout her career, she has developed strong methodologies for assessing and identifying solutions for tackling enterprise-level pain points under high-stress conditions. Sonia holds a master’s degree in Marketing & International Business Negotiation and several certifications in Business Continuity and Security.
Dominik Mauer, Analyst & Cooperation Manager, Federal Criminal Police Office/Bundeskriminalamt, Cybercrime Division
Dominik Mauer works as an Analyst and Cooperation Manager in the Cybercrime Division of BKA where he moved to in 2021 from the department of serious and organised crime. Before BKA he worked within the political sphere in state parliament. He studied Political Science and Civil Law at University.
Chuks Ojeme, Global Chief Information Security & Compliance Officer, Brenntag
Chuks has over... 15 years of experience in balancing agility with governance while building innovation, people, processes, and a technology-focused digital security ecosystem. He is engaged in providing transformation and strategic leadership in managing information security risks with regard to adaptive and proactive threat intelligence insights, risk appetite/tolerance adaption, technical and organizational countermeasures as the enterprise’s digital boundaries become blurred.
Gulnara Hein, CISO, Chintai
With over 17 years of experience in information security and risk management, Gulnara developed her expertise at global institutions such as Deutsche Boerse Group, Cargill Inc. and PwC. Her fundamental expertise is backed by a PhD in Mathematics, where she specialized in cryptographic protocols research. While at Deutsche Boerse, she led the design of an overarching... security risk landscape and piloted the implementation of Open FAIR-based security risk quantification. Gulnara now serves as CISO at Chintai, an innovative blockchain-based tokenization and digital asset management platform
Moona Ederveen-Schneider, Executive Director Europe, FS-ISAC
FS-ISAC's Executive Director Europe, Moona Ederveen, is responsible for two thirds of EMEA, as ambassador for members of key financial institutions and other stakeholders. Moona speaks four languages and after graduating with distinction from the University of Amsterdam, she joined ABN Amro as Information Security Officer. Moona built expertise as cyber security and... risk management consultant throughout her international career at Deutsche Bank, Nomura, JPMorgan Chase, and UBS.
Dr. Jesus Luna Garcia, Cybersecurity Governance – Cloud and AI, Robert Bosch GmbH
Dr. Jesus Luna has worked in the field of cybersecurity since 1995, both in America and Europe. He holds a PhD degree in Computer Architecture from the ”Technical University of Catalonia” (Spain), and has co-authored more than 50 cybersecurity-related publications including scientific papers, standards, and a patent. He previously worked as research director for... the Cloud Security Alliance EMEA (U.K.), and currently for Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany) in areas relating to security governance for cloud and Artificial Intelligence. In 2020, he was nominated by ENISA as one of the 20 experts to develop the new European cybersecurity certification scheme for cloud services. Furthermore, Dr. Luna is technical manager of EU-funded flagship projects on automated cybersecurity certification.