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.... Her specialties include MS Windows forensics, email analysis and creating detection rules for both common and advanced cyber-attacks.
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”... and that means stopping people doing what they shouldn’t be doing and helping people continue to do what they are allowed to do.
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... is passionate about improving anti-fraud defences and securing customers and the business against social media compromise and other forms of digital fraud.
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... management, R&D and application security among many others.
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... business consulting company. In 2009, he joined Square Enix Europe as a Game Master reaching the senior position within 2 years. He has the opportunity to work on ones of the most successful subscription based MMORPG in the world: FINAL FANTASY XI & FINAL FANTASY XIV. During this time, he specialised in fraud prevention and created fraud prevention procedures to fight Bot /Cheat and RMT activities in game. After spending 5 years as a Game Master, he moved to the online business development department. For the past 6 years in the online business development Thomas has been working on Fraud prevention, Billing support and digital distribution. He has developed a solid knowledge in online fraud prevention, studying the fraud trends, implementing fraud prevention methods and strategies for the European and Oceanian markets. He also has an extensive experience in billing and e-commerce, managing high volume of transactions and payment inquiries. Thomas is also an experienced speaker specialized in Fraud prevention and Billing in Online gaming.
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... multi-million pound development programs, digital innovation programmes, and more recently, developing Enterprise-level architecture and technical roadmaps within both Hospitality and Retail. Increasingly Matt’s role has become focused on driving change within organisations, both from a Technology perspective (IT transformations, development of Architecture and Security capabilities) and as part of wider Business Transformations, working to form the bridge between technology and business strategy and change. As part of Matt's role, he is involved in developing the concept of "Security By Design", building security seamlessly into the solutions and processes his teams develop.
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... and teams across a range of channels, products and customers, including regulatory compliance, responsible gaming and money laundering.
She is currently Principal Consultant at 1710 Gaming Ltd working with start-ups, investors, operators, regulators, law enforcement and industry groups across the world, advising on all aspects of the betting, gaming and gambling cycle – from developing legislation and regulation to business strategy to full operational set-up and business re-engineering. She continues to work as an active Compliance Officer and MLRO for licensed operators in a number of jurisdictions.
She is a committee member of the National Council on Problem Gambling, advisory board member of the All-India Gaming Federation and Co-Founder of the All-In Diversity Project and a regular contributor to industry publications and events.
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... and push payment scams, and the commercial strategy involved in eliminating online risk, as well as tracing and identifying those responsible. Jennifer specialises in issuing applications in England, and offshore jurisdictions, for worldwide freezing injunctions including in the Isle of Man, Channel Islands and the US Virgin Islands. She is also experienced in tracing assets and issuing applications for disclosure orders against third parties including banks and money brokers for information to understand the fraud, locate assets, enable claims to be commenced or defended, and to achieve settlement. Jennifer was recently appointed Secretary of the Female Fraud Forum. She is also a member of the Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association, and the Fraud Advisory Panel.
Danielle Papadakis, Product Specialist, Segasec
A well seasoned Product Specialist at Segasec, Danielle Papadakis holds a BSc in computer science from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel. With expertise in cyber security and deep insight into customer-facing phishing, Danielle is taking a major role in Segasec's global growth.
Goher Mohammad, Head of Information Security, L&Q Group
Making his mark as one of the youngest IT leaders in Omnicom Group back in 2004, Goher has a huge passion for Technology with a drive not just do things well but do things better. Having had to deal with more comprehensive but secure and controlled structures in Citibank and Merrill Corporation to more agile environments within Omnicomgroup and Photobox... Group Security, the next step for him is how to combine the best of both. Now at L&Q, his goal is to bring information and cyber security to the next level to meet the demands and ambitions of the organisation. A keen diver, traveller keen to explore the world, Goher also loves play retro video games and not so secretly is a complete tech geek. Deep down, his inquisitive nature is always looking to understand the inner workings of everything that’s around and in turn, how can it be made better.
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... how to mitigate that risk using the most advanced techniques available today.
Terry Bishop, Technical Director, EMEA, RiskIQ
Terry has over 20 years of experience in IT Security & Networking working with both private and public sector organisations to deploy and manage security solutions, in both technical and leadership roles. His experience ranges from the endpoint to enterprise wide monitoring for security and compliance. Terry... is currently EMEA Technical Director at RiskIQ, delivering a unique approach to security, providing an outside in view of its customers external attack surface.
Nick Ioannou, Head of IT at Ratcliffe Groves
Nick Ioannou is currently Head of IT at Head of IT at Ratcliffe Groves, renowned British architecture firm whose clients include Eddie Stobart, Starbucks and Next among others. He has held this role since 2002. Nick is also an IT professional, blogger and author on Cloud and Security issues, with over 20+ years’ corporate experience, including 16... years using cloud/hosted software as a service (SaaS) systems. As an early adopter of cloud systems, including BPOS, the first iteration of Office 365, he has been paying for the privilege of bug testing them ever since. Security bugs that aren’t fixed end up becoming magazine articles in an attempt to get the vendor to take notice.
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... Nations associate expert advisor on security & public safety during major events, and integral involvement as Head of Security for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and London 2012 Olympics.
Alex Hinchliffe, Threat Intelligence Analyst, Palo Alto Networks
Alex Hinchliffe is an analyst with Unit 42, the Threat Intelligence team at Palo Alto Networks. Based in the UK his main responsibilities include research into threats and the groups behind them to better understand their behaviours and to disseminate the findings with the industry, public sector organisations, and the wider public. Alex regularly speaks and authors... publications on such topics, and contributes to various industry and government working groups helping to bridge the gap between the private and public sector and to promote information sharing. Previously a malware researcher at McAfee Labs, Alex then went on to run the EMEA operations team where he co-created the industry's first cloud-based Anti-Malware reputation system, Artemis. Later, as part of Intel, he ran the mobile threat research team in California researching threats to mobile and IoT platforms with a primary focus on Android.
Ofer Wolf, COO, Guardicore
As COO for GuardiCore, Ofer runs Sales in EMEA, LATAM & APAC as well as WW operations. Ofer is a recognized leader in the technology space having served in several senior management roles at leading firms over the past 15 years. Before joining GuardiCore, Ofer was CEO at Sentrix, a cloud-based Web application security company. Ofer has also held leadership positions... in publicly-traded enterprises including VP of Worldwide Technical Services and part of the Senior Management Team at Check Point Software and VP and GM positions at Comverse, a leading value-added services & billing supplier. Ofer has a BA in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University and is a graduate of Stanford GSB Executive Program.
Kevin Fielder, CISO, Just Eat
Kevin Fielder is the CISO of Just Eat. In this role he is responsible for global security across all areas of this dynamic FTSE100 company. Kevin has transformed security by building capability from the ground up, raised the profile of security to ensure it is a key consideration for all areas of the business, created security strategy tailored to the needs of the... global business, with a strong focus on monitoring, understanding, detection and response. This has enabled him to provide security while remaining agile and minimising the need for excessive process and governance, and built a high performing team across multiple sites to deliver the strategy.Kevin’s key priorities include: ensuring security and risk are represented at board level, and understood across all areas of the business, developing and delivering clear vision / mission / strategy gaining full executive support for group wide programme, creating board level reporting on security maturity and risk posture along with industry comparisons and planned end state, automating and integrating security into DevOps processes. All while working to remain relatively technical to be able to engage with technical as well as non technical teams!