Kat Quinton, Head of Information Security & Data Protection, Clarke Willmott

Kat is a Partner and Head of Information Security & Data Protection at Clarke Willmott LLP. Prior to moving into this central firm role this year, Kat had over 22 years’ experience of risk, compliance, quality and case management development as Systems Support Manager for Clarke Willmott’s leading Debt Recovery Team. She successfully managed the operational...more

Martyn Styles, Head of Information Security, Bird & Bird LLP

Martyn is an IT professional with many years of experience in security, networking, desktop and server management. He has extensive information security experience within the legal industry and is currently the Head of Information Security at Bird & Bird LLP, a role he has held since June 2020. Prior to this role, Martyn was responsible for the global information...more

David Bish, Head of Research and Analysis, Solicitors Regulation Authority

David is the Head of Research and Analysis at the SRA and manages their work on Research, Horizon Scanning, Behavioural Economics and Data Science. With a background in Economics and Behavioural Science, David has worked with regulators and law firms to better understand why people fall victim to cyber-attacks, and identify what can be done to strengthen the ‘human’...more

Razvan Cretu, Director of IT, CMS

Razvan is a senior technology leader with broad experience in large scale transformation, data centre consolidation, enterprise systems architecture, user experience design, and technology road-mapping. With over 20 years IT experience, Razvan has a proven track record in delivering innovative and effective IT solutions that enable business transformation through...more

Jas Bassi, Head of Solution Delivery, Gateley

Jas has over 20 years of experience in the delivery of technology and transformation projects to a Professional and Financial Services audience. He is currently Head of Solution Delivery at Gateley, leading a team that is delivering Technology and Business Change programmes and projects. He has a keen interest in all things Legal Tech and sits on the Birmingham Law...more

Burak Agca, Mobile Security Advisor UK/I, Lookout UK

Burak Agca brings more than 10 years of experience in IT, specialising in the area of IT Security. Prior to joining Lookout he worked at LANDesk (now Ivanti) focussed on systems management and at Citrix leading enterprise mobility management opportunities in the U.K. In his current role, he is a trusted advisor for mobile security, helping multiple customers...more

Karl Knowles, Global Head of Cyber, HFW

Karl began his career as a communications engineer in the British Army. At the second half of his career he was employed within multiple information security roles, advising senior military leadership on the global deployment of information and communications systems. He then built upon this successful 25 year military career moving to consultancy at BSI and then,...more

Richard Walters, CTO, Censornet

Richard Walters is Chief Technology Officer and responsible for Censornet’s current and future integrated set of cloud based security services. Richard has 30 years of experience in the IT industry, starting with blue-chip vendors such as Digital, Dell, and Panasonic. He was previously Senior VP of Security Products at cloud services provider Intermedia, Inc....more

Steve Byrne, Information Security Officer, DWF

Steve Byrne is currently the Information Security Officer at DWF, where he is responsible for the Group information security strategy and risk framework. Steve is an information security and risk professional with over 20 years' experience in information risk, privacy and security and a further 9 years in information technology for a number of financial... 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

Joshua Pool, Detective Sergeant, Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit

Detective Sergeant Joshua Pool of the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit, has been an investigator with the Met Police since 2013. Through this role, DS Pool has gained years of investigative and digital policing experience and has a strong understanding of the key cyber issues facing the legal sector today. His passion for cyber crime... 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

Emma Shaw, Founder and Managing Director, Esoteric

Emma Shaw is the founder and Managing Director of Esoteric Ltd, a well-established counterespionage and counter-eavesdropping company based in Surrey, UK. An MBA graduate, and a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP), Emma’s early career was spent with the Royal Military Police, followed by a career in the Ministry of Defence. Emma is a Vice President of the Security...more

Max Faun, EMEA Head of Business Consulting, Okta

Max Faun leads Okta’s European Business Consulting Practice. Prior to joining Okta he worked at Accenture, advising Global 20000 clients across numerous industry groups on strategic decisions. He is passionate about the business implications of modern identity from a financial, security and user productivity perspective as well as wider technology trends. Max...more

Nour Fateen, Pre-sales Consultant, Recorded Future

Nour Fateen is a cybersecurity specialist with over seven years of experience in the industry. Currently at Recorded Future, Nour has spent the last three years helping some of the largest businesses in the world improve their security posture using security intelligence. He has previously held positions in Cisco Systems and Goldman Sachs. Nour received a Master in...more

Zeki Turedi, CTO, Europe, Middle East and Africa, CrowdStrike

Zeki Turedi has extensive experience working within Private Sector, Law Enforcement and Government, consulting on Incident Response, Endpoint and Network cyber security throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa. In his current role as a Technology Strategist for CrowdStrike, Zeki works with organisations to incorporate and streamline Threat Intelligence and Endpoint...more

Bobbie Darrock, Information Security Specialist, Egress Software Technologies

Bobbie specialises in helping legal firms share sensitive data securely and prevent the insider threat, particularly when it comes to misdirected emails. Having worked with Egress for over three years, Bobbie has played a pivotal role in helping the legal sector with comprehensive email tools to improve data security, particularly with GDPR compliance. Egress'...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