Andrew Smith, CTO, Nucleus Financial

Andrew is the CTO of Nucleus Financial, a role he has held since January 2015. In this role he is responsible for the Technology, Change Management and Proposition for the Nucleus wealth management platform. Andrew holds extensive experience in integrating security into overall change management infrastructure and aligning security alongside technological innovation...more

Paul Chapman, Head of Public Sector Cyber Resilience, Scottish Government

Paul has worked in the civil service for almost 15 years, predominately working in the areas of critical infrastructure resilience, emergency planning, and finance with a particular focus on energy resilience over the past 5 years. Paul joined the Scottish Government's Cyber Resilience Unit as Head of Public Sector Cyber Resilience earlier this year.

Mark Howell, VP UK & Ireland, Attivo Networks

Mark Howell has worked in senior roles within Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Meru Networks and most recently at Attivo Networks during a 20 year career in Networking and Security. Mark is passionate about bringing exciting, new,  but proven solutions to the UKI & European Markets.  Attivo Networks’ detection and incident response platform is...more

Arunava Banerjee, Cybersecurity Manager, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Arun is the IT Security Manager at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, a role he has held since 2017. In this role, he is responsible for: Information Security Governance, Risk and Compliance, Cyber Incident Response, Cyber Awareness and Training. Arun has vast experience in managing infrastructure and security in the public sector, having worked at the NHS since 2011...more

Andrew Dillin, Threat Intelligence Cyber Lead, RBS

Andrew leads the Cyber Threat Intelligence function at the Royal Bank of Scotland. He is a well-respected industry leader in the Security Intelligence field with an extensive international network of reliable contacts who boasts strong strategic and technical skills to assist in creating effective strategies to mitigate cyber threats. 

Chris Ulliott, CISO, RBS

Chris has a career that spans over 25 years in technology and has held a number of roles in both the public and private sectors.  With experience ranging from micro electronics through to international telecoms systems and large, online transactional systems, his experience has resulted in him advising on how to secure some of the countries... more

Craig Potter, Detective Constable, Specialist Crime Division, Scottish Police

Detective Constable Craig Potter has worked with Police Scotland since 2008. He has worked in the Specialist Crime Division looking a  high level criminality since 2012. He has extensive experience in Economic Crime Investigations and now works in Cybercrime Investigations. He is a Financial Investigator and Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist. He has also completed...more

Kate Forbes MSP, Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy for the Scottish Government.

Kate Forbes was appointed Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy in June 2018. She is from Dingwall, although has spent part of her upbringing in Glasgow and India. Until she was elected as MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Kate was employed as an accountant in the banking industry. Prior to that she studied History at the Universities of Cambridge and...more

Chris Paterson, Privacy Engineer, CIPP/E, OneTrust

Chris serves as a Privacy Engineer at OneTrust – the leading privacy, security and third-party risk technology platform with more than 3,000 clients. In his role, Paterson advises many of the world's leading organizations on GDPR and ePrivacy (Cookie Law) solution implementations, focused on formulating efficient and effective responses to data protection requirements...more

Ian Chisholm, Director, Information Security (Operations), Charles River Laboratories

Ian has over 20 years’ experience in IT and information security leadership roles. He is currently Director of Information Security Operations in a pharmaceutical research organisation, managing incident handling and response, and controlling security from cloud, through perimeter and down to servers and endpoints.

Matt Walmsley EMEA Director, Vectra

Matt has 30 years’ experience in helping organisations deploy and secure their network infrastructure having worked in a variety of pre-sales consultancy and technical marketing roles for global technology companies such as Endace, Hewlett Packard and 3Com. A self-professed “network guy” Matt joined Vectra four years ago as part of their initial European...more

Mark Gale, Head of Global Fraud Risk Management, Citi

Mark Gale is Head of the Global Independent Fraud Risk Management function at Citi. Global Independent Fraud Risk (GIFR) is an enterprise level independent risk management function responsible for leadership and oversight of fraud risk management across all business lines and geographies. The GIFR team has responsibility for Fraud Policy, Fraud Risk Appetite,...more

David Creighton-Offord, Senior Security Consultant at the University of Edinburgh

David is Senior Security Consultant at the University of Edinburgh, a position he has held since 2018. David made his start in cyber security within the civil service, working for DWP then DFID. For the last 2 years he has worked in the University of Edinburgh’s Information Security team focusing on third party assurance, security policy and information security...more

Damien Behan, IT Director, Brodies

Damien has worked in legal IT for 20 years in a variety of roles, and has been with Brodies as IT Director for 10 years. As Scotland’s largest independent law firm, Brodies takes client security very seriously, and a large part of Damien’s role is ensuring the firm is protecting its data and that of its clients. He has led projects to achieve and maintain ISO27001:2013...more

Nick Brownrigg, Security Consultant, SecureData

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Tony Povoas, CISO, Aegon UK

Tony joined Aegon UK as Chief Information Security Officer in July 2019. He has an extensive and valuable background with over 20 years experience in information security. Before Aegon, Tony spent 7 years at Tesco Bank in a number of senior positions ( Head of Information Security, Head of IT Security, Head of IT Risk and Control, Enterprise...more

Fiona Kelly, Manager Information Security & Resilience, Operational Risk Oversight, TSB

Fiona Kelly has worked within Financial Services for over 20 years through a variety of Operational, Information Security, AML and Risk based roles across several different size financial Organisations. Fiona is an Security Professional who specialises in DLP deployment in complex environments with. Fiona’s past roles have included Information Security Consultancy,...more

Stephen Roostan, VP EMEA, Kenna Security

Steve 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. Steve has a passion...more

Ashish Patel, VP Sales UK & Northern Europe, Zimperium

Ashish has more than 20 years experience in cybersecurity. Today, he leads the business unit across Northern Europe for Zimperium, the global leader in mobile threat defense (MTD), offering real-time, on-device protection against Android and iOS threats. In his role, Ash is addressing the critical security gap challenges today’s enterprise organizations and...more

James Warriner, EMEA Channel Sales Manager, BitSight Technologies

James is a cyber security professional focused on helping organisations make informed and effective decisions concerning cyber security risk. James has over 30 years experience in IT and security having started his career in the research and development of safety and business critical systems for BAE Systems (formerly GEC Avionics) and IBM. As EMEA Channel Manager,...more