Jeremy King, International Director - Europe, PCI Security Standards Council
Mr. King leads the Council’s efforts in increasing adoption and awareness of the PCI security standards internationally. In this role, Mr. King works closely with the Council and representatives of its policy-setting executive committee from American Express, Discover, JCB International, MasterCard, and Visa, Inc. His chief responsibilities include gathering feedback... from the merchant and vendor community, coordinating research and analysis of PCI SSC managed standards through European markets, and driving education efforts and Council membership recruitment through active involvement in local and regional events, industry conferences, and meetings with key stakeholders. He also serves as a resource for Approved Scanning Vendors (ASVs), Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs), Internal Security Assessors (ISAs), PCI Forensic Investigators (PFIs), and related staff in supporting regional training, certification, and testing programs.
Lesley Roe, Data Protection Officer, The Institute of Engineering and Technology
Having joined the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) just under 7 years ago, as a Compliance Officer, Lesley quickly became the ‘go to’ person for all thing data protection. Now acting as the IET’s full time Data Protection Officer (DPO), she is passionate about providing practical advice and guidance which supports the... IET’s overall aims to inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community, which in turn supports engineering a better world. PCI compliance was given to her originally as part of her Compliance Officer role. Outside of work, she can generally be found strolling happily to and from parklands, in the picturesque town of Harrogate; 2 trusted rescue greyhounds sashaying along by her side.
Dave Whitelegg, Group Cyber Risk and Intelligence Officer, Capita
Dave Whitelegg is a Cyber Security Expert, overseeing Information Security and Payment Security at Capita plc, a UK leading provider of digital services delivering innovative solutions and simplifying the connections between businesses and customers, governments and citizens. Dave is a cybercrime and PCI DSS subject-matter expert, in 2007 guided Capita Pay360 to be... the first PCI DSS compliant level 1 Payment Processor in Europe to be listed as compliant by both Visa and MasterCard. Dave is credited with creating Europe's First Satellite VPN in 2003 and is an active figure in the global information security community. Dave has been working as cyber and information security professional for over 20 years and holds a number of security accreditations including CISSP, Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), PCI Internal Security Assessor (PCI-ISA) and ISO27001 lead auditor.
Michelle Griffey, Chief Risk Officer, Communisis
Michelle is an experienced leader with 30 years’ experience across a wide range of disciplines including Risk and Governance, Lean Sigma, Project and Relationship Management. She places strong emphasis on doing what is right for the end customer, creating trust and so enabling business growth and resilience through a pragmatic approach to risk... mitigation. Starting her career in branch banking Michelle's experience includes EWRM, incident management, relationship & supplier management, regulated and non-regulated sales, people coaching and development, banking product and policy governance, implementing process improvement through the use of Six Sigma & LEAN methodologies, project management and business process development & governance. Michelle joined Communisis in 2016 to build a risk function for the Customer Experience division focussed on supporting clients within strongly regulated markets. She has subsequently moved to the role of CRO for Communisis group bringing together a number of specialist areas to create a team focussing on Business Resilience.
William James, Head of Payments Team, Addleshaw Goddard
William is a Partner based in the corporate/commercial division. He specialises in payments and leads the firms' payments team. William is recognised as a payments specialist in Chambers with clients commenting that he has a "genuine proactive interest in the payments space". He has... advised on some of the most significant payment transactions and innovations in the UK over the last ten years and regularly works for banks, technology companies and payments processors on a wide variety of corporate and commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), partnerships, joint ventures and commercial arrangements. His experience includes the joint venturing and disposal of HSBC's payment processing business to Global Payments. He has advised two high-street banks on their payment processing arrangements and ongoing relationship with their processors. He has spent time in-house with a major UK card issuer and was involved in the first implementation of a mobile payment device in the UK. More recently he has assisted on the legal implementation of digital mobile payments for a major UK bank with various technology and payment network providers. He has significant expertise in the card affinity space and has advised in relation to various card affinity and loyalty schemes for banks working with large UK retailers. Recent M&A transactions have included the acquisition of the peer to peer encryption business owned by Logic Group for Barclays, and the disposal of Smart Card Software Ltd to Rambus Inc. He has also done regular work for a US technology companies in relation to payment technology.
Neira Jones, Independent Advisor & International Speaker
More than 20 years in financial services and technology made Neira believe in change through innovation & partnerships. She is regularly invited to advise organisations of all sizes on payments, fintech, regtech, cybercrime, information security, regulations (e.g. PSD2, GDPR, AML) and digital innovation. She always strives to demystify the hype surrounding current... issues and also enjoys her work as an expert witness. She likes engaging on social media and regularly addresses global audiences as a keynote speaker or chair person. She is a Non-Executive Director for Nasdaq listed cyber security firm Cognosec and payments innovator Comcarde. She also chairs the Advisory Board for mobile innovator Ensygnia and is a partner for the international Global Cyber Alliance. She is an Advisor and Ambassador for the Emerging Payments Association and is on the Thomsons Reuters UK’s top 30 social influencers in risk, compliance and regtech #TRRiskUK30 2017, on the Jax Finance Top 20 Social Influencers in Fintech 2017, the Richtopia Top 100 Blockchain Insiders List and the Innotribe Femtech Leaders List. Tripwire nominated her “Top Influencer in Security To Follow on Twitter” in January 2015, CEOWorld Magazine nominated her Top Chief Security Officer to Follow on Twitter in April 2014, she is the Merchant Payments Ecosystem Acquiring Personality of the Year 2013, the SC Magazine Information Security Person of the Year 2012 and is an InfoSecurity Europe Hall of Fame alumni since 2011, as well as being voted to the Top 10 Most Influential People in Information Security by SC Magazine & ISC2 in 2010. She has previously served on the PCI SSC Board of Advisors for four years, is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and worked for Barclaycard, Santander, Abbey National, Oracle Corp. and Unisys.
Michael Luck, PCI DSS Compliance, McDonald's
Michael is an independent consultant who has been advising McDonald’s UK and Ireland on all aspects of cashless payment since 2010. He has many years of PCI-DSS experience, and more recently has advised on GDPR. Michael began his career in IT when it was still called Data Processing and he has seen many changes and advances in technology since then. ... Prior to his current role Michael spent 21 years in IBM’s Retail Store Solutions business working with many High Street retailers in the UK on all aspects of instore IT, including cashless payment. He has worked in several other countries while with IBM on retail related projects, including loyalty card projects and ‘pay at pump’ devices for petrol retailers.
Joseph Okonkwo, Security Consultant, Aviva
Joseph is a security architect and technology enthusiast with an MSc in Data Telecommunications and Networks. He was as a consultant and an internal PCI-DSS analyst, working with various QSA companies and supporting other standard’s including SOX, ISO, Bank of England. He... currently works daytime with different countries ensuring secure data communications by providing solutions that are flexible and effective; to detect, mitigate and prevent cyber-attacks and payments frauds across the network with focus on compliance to various standards.
Ian Olliffe, Global Compliance Officer, Quintessentially
After working in IT for over 20 years, Ian transitioned to an Information Security position managing ISO 27001 and PCI DSS compliance. In March 2018, Ian moved to Quintessentially, a luxury lifestyle management group, as the groups full time Data Protection Officer. Ian is passionate about providing data protection advice and guidance in a continually changing environment... which is well suited due to the sensitivity of the personal data Quintessentially collects and processes. Quintessentially's PCI compliance program covers worldwide offices and they operate as both a merchant and a service provider. Outside work, Ian enjoys experiencing other cultures and is lucky to be able to expand his travels through his current position.