Richard Merrygold, Director of Group Data Protection, Homeserve

An experienced Data Protection practitioner, Richard has spent the last 9 years working across healthcare, pharmaceutical, technology and financial service sectors. A firm believer in engaging on an operational level in addition to key stakeholders in Compliance and Legal he takes pride in building sustainable privacy frameworks, providing real world, workable solutions...more

Charles Husbands, PCI Programme Manager, Vodafone

In 2008 Vodafone launched their global PCI programme and Charles has led this from inception. The payment evolution provides Vodafone with challenges & opportunities, maintaining security in existing products, being an early-adopter/innovator & providing best-in-class secure payment methods in a omni-channel age.  As a Merchant Vodafone operate across...more

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...more

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...more

Thomas Goodhead, Partner, SPG Law (UK office of Sanders Phillips Grossman)

Thomas is a Dual Practice Barrister practising from Chambers in London and Liverpool. Tom is a specialist in group litigation, consumer protection, product liability, private international law and clinical negligence. He is at the heart of the class action suits that have been launched in relation to the British Airways and Cathay Pacific data breaches and is...more

Dan Chapman, GDPR Manager, bet365

Dan has worked in Information Security and Data Protection for coming on 20 years, and during that time he's made a bit of a reputation for himself.  Normally for being disruptive, but occasionally for being an expert.  He's worked on ISO27001, PCI DSS, computer forensics, and fraud investigation.  He keeps busy.  There are quite a few letters...more

Gemma Evans, Accounts Receivable Manager, PCI DSS Compliance Officer, Dermalogica UK - Unilever

Gemma is an experienced Accounts Receivable Credit Manager working in the skincare and distribution industry with a track record of streamlining processes and a passion for FinTech and innovation. She has extensive experience in Credit Management, Sales Ledger, Simplification, RPA, Project Management and Delivery, PCI DSS Compliance, Staff Training. Sales, Retail...more

Paul Fletcher, Technology Architect, CTO, Sainsbury's

Paul is an Enterprise Technology Architect in the Chief Technology Office of Sainsbury’s Supermarkets.  Having graduated from the University of Plymouth in the late 90’s, he moved to London before settling in Coventry to take on his first serious IT role and, like many others, the challenges of Y2K.  Since then he’s worked in the Public Sector,...more

Paul Holland, Information Security Leader, Hiscox

Paul is a seasoned information security and risk expert of over 15 years and a CISSP. He has worked in a number of different businesses, giving him a wide breadth of knowledge and experience to draw from. Some of these include KPMG, BP, Lloyd's Bank, Ford Motor Company, Pearson, Lloyd's of London and NS&I. At Hiscox he is the Information Security Leader and is...more

Stuart Wright, Principal Programme Manager, lastminute. com

Stuart is an experienced Senior Programme, Portfolio and Change Management Practitioner with a wealth of international technology and business experience in B to B and B to C markets. He has a proven background of delivering complex large-scale programmes (£5m+) through the Agile and Scrum methodologies to global organisations. Working with satellite offices...more

Simon Brady, Managing Editor, AKJ Associates Ltd

Simon is a former journalist, editor and publisher specializing in wholesale financial markets, particularly the technology intensive areas of derivatives, securities trading, cash management and FinTech. He has sat as an Executive Director on the main board of a FTSE-250 listed media company and has spent a lifetime travelling the globe talking to CEOs, CFOs and...more

Alex Hollis, GRC Practice Director, SureCloud

As SureCloud’s GRC Practice Director, Alex Hollis is responsible for leading the team who configure our simple, intuitive and flexible Platform that compliments process in our clients’ organizations, through:

  • IT Risk Management: talk about...
  • Vendor Risk Management: gain a holistic view of third-parties
  • Compliance Management: devolve responsibility for richer information
  • Data Privacy Management: support, regardless of your maturity
With over 16 years’ experience in IT, mobile technology and software development, Alex has spent the last seven years specializing in governance, risk, and compliance (GRC). After just six months in the industry, Alex received a platinum-level excellence award for his work around risk bow-tie modeling, Solvency 2 and Basel 3. Now focusing primarily on operational risk, Alex has analyzed, designed and implemented GRC technology and IRM solutions into 60 companies, including some of the largest and most complex environments. His experience spans multiple sectors, including telecommunications, aviation, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, retail, public sector, financial services, and insurance. A keynote speaker at prestigious industry conferences, Alex is also currently writing a book on end-to-end GRC. more