Nicola Millard, Senior Intrusions Specialist, Electronic Arts (EA)

Nicola is a Senior Intrusions Specialist at EA, she has worked for the company since November 2016. In this role, she plays an important part in intrusion detection and prevention. Nicola's previous five years’ experience in the Cyber Security industry have placed her in numerous SOCs, building new IR teams and performing detailed international cyber forensic investigations....more

Paul Richards, Head of Information Security Governance, Rank Group

Paul has been working in the IT & Security industry ever since memory in PC’s was measured in `K`. In his time in IT & Security, he has been involved in projects in multiple industries in the public and private sector, both as a consultant and an end user. Paul’s approach to security has always been based around the premise of “it’s all about the people”...more

Simon Wood, VP Cyber Investigations Manager, Barclays

Simon is VP Cyber Investigations Manager at Barclays, a role he has held since June 2017. In this position, he plays an integral part in fraud investigation, cyber-defence, regulation, and other aspects of securing the business and its customers. Before Barclays, Simon held a number of senior positions across both private and public sector. Simon... more

Lluis Mora, CISO, GVC Holdings

Lluis has inside out understanding of the cybersecurity challenges faced by the online gambling sector. Having lead information security teams for GVC Holdings, bwin and S21ESC, he has sat on either end of the consultancy table. Thanks to this well rounded expertise spanning over two decades, Lluis has accumulated focused specialisation in team... more

Thomas Pernot, Online Business - Fraud and Billing Manager, Square Enix

Thomas is an online gaming and e-commerce specialist offering more than 10 years' experience in the gaming industry. He started as a QA tester at Ubisoft Shanghai on the critically acclaimed Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: double agent back in 2006. He then studied Web and digital design in Thailand for a year where he created his own e-commerce website and...more

Matt Arnull, Head of Enterprise Architecture, Arcadia Group

Matt Arnull is currently the Head of Enterprise Architecture and Security for Arcadia. This has involved developing a new Enterprise capability for the Group, and now also includes responsibilities for leading IT Security, Integration and Collaboration. He has experienced creating and managing digital competency centres for major retail retailers, to driving...more

Christina Thakor-Rankin, Principal Consultant, 1710 Gaming

Christina has over 25 years’ experience in the global betting and gambling sector, including 15 years at Director level and above. Starting out in the pre-dotcom era, she has a career spanning land, online and mobile, covering all aspects of gaming operations with some of the world’s best known brands responsible for managing multiple business disciplines, functions...more

Ashraf Aboukass, Global Head of Security Architecture, Schroders

Ashraf has over 15 years' experience in the industry and has worked in an number of sectors including finance, transport and broadcasting. Ashraf left BAE Systems in 2016 as a Cyber Security Consultant where he worked with a number of high profile organisations such as SWIFT and Talk Talk on technical engagements post high profile cyber security incidents. Ashraf...more

Jennifer Craven, Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons

Jennifer has acted on cases involving breach of fiduciary duties and trust, breach of directors' duties, fraudulent misrepresentations, employee fraud, deceit and conspiracy. Jennifer is also experienced in advising clients on internal investigations and crisis management. Most recently she has advised victims of cyber and online fraud scams, including invoice hijacking...more

Jules Pagna Disso, Group Head of Cyber Risk Intelligence at BNP Paribas

Dr Jules Pagna Disso achieved his PhD in 2010, then went onto achieve his Certified Ethical Hacker qualification. In 2012, Jules headed up the Cyber Security Research Labs EADS (Airbus) Innovation Works UK. After 2013, Jules moved to QA ltd working as a Cyber Security Technical Consultant with particular focus on consultancy, training on malware and ICS. In his most...more

Alex Booroff, Head of Information Security, Travelopia

Alex Booroff is currently the Head of Information Security at Travelopia, a position he has held since March 2018. Alex has extensive cross-sector experience leading Information Security teams: developing strategies, tools and approaches to meet specific business requirements. In a market where cybersecurity has become a key priority of the board, Alex has...more

Munaf Kazi, Senior Security Specialist at Liberty Global / Virgin Media

Munaf Kazi is Senior Security Specialist at Virgin Media, a position he has held since September 2016. In this role, he is responsible for working within the Global Security Threat and Vulnerability Management Team where he is responsible for Threat Intelligence and advises on Vulnerability management and incident response. Before this role, Munaf held a number of...more

Tudor James, Solution Architect, Imperva

Part of the recent acquisition of Distil Networks by Imperva, Tudor brings decades of IT and security experience to Imperva where he helps our EMEA customers and prospects understand the nature of malicious automation and the threat it poses to their businesses. An expert across verticals, Tudor excels at understanding the business risks that bad bots pose and...more

Gabriel Dezon, Group Audit Manager, Technology, Dentsu Aegis Network

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Steve Jackson, Head of Financial Crime & MLRO, Covéa Insurance

Following more than 22 years of service as a police officer, Steve has spent over 19 years working in counter-fraud. As Head of Financial Crime for Covéa Insurance, Steve leads the development of Covéa Insurance’s internal and external counter-fraud strategy, encompassing both claims and underwriting fraud. 

Steve was appointed as Chair...more

Alphus Hinds, CISO, Standard Bank International

Alphus Hinds has over 15 years’ experience and is recognised as a leading authority in undertaking lead roles in assessing, reviewing and managing security and public safety risk, including for major sporting events, rail transport and boarder security. He has proven his expertise through a number of high-profile projects and events including United... more