Dan Burns, Head of Cybersecurity Operations, Next

Dan is currently the Head of Cyber Security Operations at Next, a position he has held since 2016. In this role he is responsible for the day-to-day running of Next's Cyber Security Operations team as well as involved in the development, delivery and oversight of Next's Information Security programme. This includes providing expert advice in all areas of... more

Daniel Klatt, Director of IT Governance & Risk Manager, Commerzbank

Daniel is an IT Governance and Risk Manager at Commerzbank in London. He has gained experience working in financial services in different functions for 20 years and is keen to learn new things every day. In his role he is strongly supporting the London CIO in governance and oversight in a global agile organisation, bridging the gap between speed of implementation,...more

James McKinlay, Group Information Security Officer, Barbican Insurance

James has over 20 years career in IT, with nine years in roles within financial services. He has specialist knowledge of producing working information and security policies and procedures from international standards and frameworks such as CIS, NIST, NSA, AusDSD. A passion for promoting Cyber Defence based on knowledge of offensive techniques, James is constantly...more

Milen Mihnev, Head of Technology Governance, Risk and Control, M&G

A result driven, resourceful and meticulous leader, possessing in excess of 10 years executive experience and a master’s degree in Information Security. Milen has taken roles across the three lines of defence as well as an expert witness on digital and computer crimes. He has gain his operational and executive level experience in technology, cyber and information...more

Luke Hebbes, Head of Risk and Cybersecurity, HSBC

Luke Hebbes is a passionate information security leader with 20 years of experience ranging from building high performing teams to delivering cutting-edge research. He promotes innovative, risk-based solutions rather than the formulaic application of industry standards or vendor solutions. Luke believe that it is essential to view security from the perspective of...more

Nick Truman, CSO, JATO Dynamics

Nick Truman is Chief Security Officer at JATO Dynamics ltd, JATO is a global supplier of automotive business intelligence with its HQ just outside London in Uxbridge.  Nick is a major petrol head who has spent the last 20 years managing all aspects of information security. Nick has worked in many industries, telecommunications, construction, retail, automotive...more

Karl Lankford, Director Solutions Engineering, BeyondTrust

Karl Lankford is the Director, Solutions Engineering, for BeyondTrust, where he has worked for 6 years. A highly capable security leader, Karl has acquired a wide range of security experience and knowledge over the last decade, working across multiple industries. Karl is a regular speaker at industry conferences, delivering disruptive technical and strategic...more

Ashish Shrestha, Head of Information Security, Clear Channel International

In Ashish's 10+ years in Information Security, he has lead information security teams in different business verticals - Gaming, Telco Media & Advertising, and operating at a multinational and global scale. An advocate of “Secure by Design” over “Secure by Default” Ashish has lead the creation lean global program with hyper focus on delivering a disruptive...more

Diana Moldovan, UK Cyber Operations Lead, Aviva

Diana Moldovan is currently the UK Cyber Operations Lead for Aviva, where she leads the Incident Response and Threat Hunting team. Previously Diana worked for Deloitte where she was a manager in the Cyber Incident Response team and collaborated with several blue chip clients working on multiple areas of security including incident response, memory forensic analysis,...more

Gary Miles, Detective Superintendent, Head of Economic Crime for the Metropolitan Police

A/DSU Gary Miles has over 34 years’ experience in the Metropolitan Police Service. He is a career Detective who has investigated all traditional forms of criminality. In 2004 he began his career within the Fraud arena investigating a corruption enquiry in relation to a complex diversion fraud. He was then responsible for the creation of Operation Amberhill....more

Jonathan Freedman, Chief Technology and Information Security Officer, Howard Kennedy

Jonathan Freedman is the Chief Technology and Information Security Officer of London law firm Howard Kennedy, with a background in Enterprise Architecture and systems engineering within the UK professional services sector spanning more than 18 years.  His current role is focused on both the development and implementation of new technology within the organisation...more

Justin Shaw-Gray, Account Director, Synack Inc.

Justin Shaw-Gray is the UK&I Sales Director for Synack, the hacker powered security platform. Justin has been in the IT industry for over 20 years and has worked for several startups including Blue Coat, Zscaler and Netskope. In 2018, shortly after joining Synack, Justin was recognized as runner-up in the Security Serious Best Cyber Security Sales Leader...more

Mark Walmsley, CISO, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Mark Walmsley is an experienced chief information security officer. He studied law before joining a number of small boutique private investigation agencies. The majority of Marks professional career has been spent within the legal industry, working within litigation before moving to business services where he managed high-value, complex programmes of work. Mark...more

Chris Owen, Director of Product Management, Centrify

Chris joined Centrify in 2019 as Director of Product Management. Chris has over 15 years’ experience in Privileged Access Management (PAM), having started his career at CapGemini where he was an integral part of the team that, at the time, worked on the world’s largest PAM deployment. Since then Chris has worked at various PAM and ID Management organisations such...more

Ilia Sotnikov, Vice President of Product Management, Netwrix Corporation

Ilia Sotnikov is responsible for Netwrix product vision and strategy. He has over 15 years of experience in IT management software market. Prior to joining Netwrix in 2013, he was managing SharePoint solutions at Quest Software (later acquired by Dell).

Jan Tietze, Director Security Strategy EMEA, SentinelOne

Before joining SentinelOne in 2020, Jan Tietze served in senior technical and management roles ranging from engineering to CIO and CTO roles for global IT and consultancy organisations. With a strong background in enterprise IT and an early career in senior field engineering roles in Microsoft and other security and consulting organisations, Jan understands...more

Deborah Haworth, CISO, Penguin Random House

Deborah has twenty years experience as an information security professional across multiple industries and has been at the sharp end of changing attitudes to this discipline. With a gift for telling it how it is, Deborah celebrates the highs, revels in lessons learned and is not afraid to face the pain points. Deborah is an ISACA Certified Information Security...more

Ste Watts, Head of Security Operations, Aldermore Bank

Ste Watts, Head of Security Operations, Aldermore Bank has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, the majority of which have been spent in information security. Working primarily in the finance and critical national infrastructure sectors, Ste’s previous roles include VP Cyber Threat Intelligence and VP Incident Response for Bank of America Specialising...more

Richard Davis, International Cyber Security Strategist, Proofpoint

Richard Davis is International Cybersecurity Strategist at Proofpoint, where advises customers on how to build and integrate a People Centric Security Program. He provides insights and expertise, country by country, on cyber resilience and defences such as people-centric security, security awareness training and risk management. Davis is a seasoned cybersecurity...more

Raif Mehmet, AVP of EMEA, Bitglass

Raif Mehmet is an exceptional business leader who has successfully driven multimillion $ growth in both privately held and publicly quoted companies. Experienced in sales leadership and partner channels to support high growth. Extensive experience in bringing disruptive technologies to market within networking and security. 

Kevin Butler, CISSP Regional Principal Solutions Engineer, Okta

Kevin Butler is a Regional Principal Sales Engineer for the EMEA region, based in the UK. He provides trusted advice and guidance to Okta customers and prospects, bringing to Okta over 15 years of Identity and Access Management experience across many industries and organisations.  He has worked in the IT industry for over 25 years, designing and delivering solutions...more

Tom McVey, Solutions Architect, Menlo Security

Tom McVey is an EMEA Solutions Architect at Menlo Security, where he works to achieve his customer’s technical requirements and architects web and email isolation deployments for organisations across many different industries. Coming from a background in UEBA & insider threat - he provides expert cybersecurity advice and strategic guidance to...more

Rupert Collier, Director of Sales – EMEA and APAC , RangeForce

Rupert Collier is Sales Director, International at RangeForce, and, over the last 20 years, has worked in product management and commercial roles at many leading companies in the cybersecurity and wider technology industries. Bilingual in German and English, Rupert is responsible for RangeForce’s business development activity outside of the United States and will...more

Mariana Pereira, Director of Email Security Products, Darktrace

Mariana Pereira is the Director of Email Security Products at Darktrace, with a primary focus on the capabilities of AI cyber defenses against email-borne attacks. Mariana works closely with the development, analyst, and marketing teams to advise technical and non-technical audiences on how best to augment cyber resilience within the email domain, and how to implement...more

Ronald Pool, Senior Solutions Engineer, CrowdStrike

Ronald is a frequent speaker at events, giving insights into the movements of attackers or a broader threat landscape. With over a decade of experience in Cyber Security, Ronald has advised customers on their Cyber Security challenges for several vendors as a trusted security advisor. He advises enterprises on a daily basis on their protection and detection...more

Alex Kirk, Global Principal, Suricata, Corelight

Alex is a veteran open source security technologist, and currently serves as Corelight's Global Principal for Suricata. Previously, he spent 10 years with Sourcefire Research (VRT), where he wrote the team’s first malware sandbox and established its global customer outreach and intelligence sharing program. He has spoken at conferences across the globe on topics...more

Theo Zafirakos, CISO Coach and Professional Services, Security Awareness Speaker Terranova Security

Theo is an experienced security leader, trusted advisor and domain expert in security awareness strategy, governance and privacy and cyber security. He works with CISOs and security leaders globally to help identify, evaluate and manage security awareness risks and is considered a thought leader in security awareness strategy and programs, governance, information...more

Abdelkader Cornelius, Threat Intelligence Analyst, Recorded Future

Abdelkader is an industry leading Threat Intelligence and Cybercrime Researcher.  Over the last 15 years he has collaborated with numerous enterprise organisations, investigative authorities and law enforcement agencies to identify and eliminate cyber-threats across Europe. He has real-world experience of working on blue, red, and purple teams to test the...more

Craig McEwen, Global Head of Cyber Operations, Anglo American

Craig McEwen is the global Head of Cyber Operations at Anglo American, a position he has held since 2017. Before this role, Craig held a number of senior roles in threat intelligence and cybersecurity at Vodafone and other internationally established institutions. Craig has worked primarily in the defence sector, and has experience and expertise in managing large...more

Stephen Roostan, VP EMEA, Kenna Security

Roostan has over a decade of experience in cyber security and transformation projects, his role at Kenna is to rapidly grow the EMEA organisation to meet the customer demand for risk-based vulnerability management. Prior to Kenna he held senior sales roles at Forcepoint, Citrix and Imperva, focusing on IT solutions for complex, enterprise requirements. Roostan has...more

Neil Webster, Solutions Engineer, Yubico

Neil Webster is a solutions engineer at Yubico where he helps UK customers across various industries address and solve their authentication challenges. Neil is a veteran of the technology industry with experience in identity and access management, protective monitoring SIEM & SOC, vulnerability scanning and monitoring, endpoint protection, and secure remote access....more

Benjamin Bell, Senior Security Specialist, Google Cloud Security

Benjamin Bell is a Senior Security Specialist at Chronicle Google Cloud, with 20+ years' experience in the Managed Service Provider space, delivering complex services to large Enterprise clients. Prior to joining Google cloud, Benjamin has been working at the cutting edge of Cloud services, architecting one of the world's first multi-tenant cloud based end-user compute...more