Speakers

Mark Jones, CISO, Allen & Overy


Mark is an award winning CISO and risk management and security professional operating at executive level for the last 15 years with experience of leading large teams on both a global and national basis. His work has often focused on strategically defining and delivering Cyber and Information Security change. Somewhat unusually for a CISO his career experience...more


Valerie Jenkins, Chief Information Security Officer, Clyde & Co LLP


Valerie has been part of the information security profession for more than 25 years. While working in UK Government, Valerie represented the UK at Western European Union security working group and has held information security leadership positions in several global companies in the Automotive, Financial Services, and Pharmaceutical sectors. Valerie’s career has...more


Ethan Duffell, Head of Information Security, Clifford Chance LLP


Ethan is a highly accomplished executive in the field of cyber security. He is a specialist in cyber security, cyber governance, enterprise risk, technology risk and business resilience. Ethan has a wealth of real-world hands-on leadership experience, with a track record of problem solving.  He is currently serving as Head of Information Security at Clifford...more


Steve Davies, Head of Cyber Security, DLA Piper


As the Head of Cyber Security at DLA Piper, I lead a global team of security professionals who are responsible for protecting the firm's data, systems, and reputation from cyber threats. With over 10 years of experience in the information security field, I have successfully developed and executed cybersecurity strategies and initiatives that align with the firm's...more


Jonathan Root, Head of Information Security, Mishcon de Reya


John is Head of Information Security at Mishcon de Reya. He provides information security governance, risk management and business and technical security strategy for the Mishcon de Reya Group and clients. His focus is the material reduction in business risk whilst avoiding undue overheads. John worked in the field of Technology and Information Security for more than...more


Francisco Sanches, Director of Cyber Consulting, Mishcon de Reya


Director of the Cyber Consulting team at MDR Cyber, the cyber practice at Mishcon de Reya. He has over 20 years' experience in advising clients on cybersecurity, data protection and resilience issues. His experience includes cybersecurity governance, risk management, cyber strategy, cloud security, technical security assessments and data privacy. He is a firm...more


Jas Bassi, Head of Solutions Delivery, Gateley Legal


Jas is an experienced Technology & Transformation leader with over 20 years of experience in delivering to a Professional and Financial Services audience. He is currently Head of Solution Delivery for Gateley, where he’s responsible for Innovation, Development, and change, including delivery of security projects and programmes. He has a keen interest in all...more


Allan Bell, Group Information Security Officer, Ampa


With more than 20 years IT and Security experience, Allan currently holds the role of Group Information Security Officer at Ampa, the UK’s leading group of legal and professional services companies. A certified information systems security professional and certified information security manager, Allan has specialist knowledge in information security governance,...more


Marco Cinnirella, Professor of Applied Social Psychology, Royal Holloway


Marco Cinnirella is a Professor of Applied Social Psychology at Royal Holloway, one of the UK’s leading Psychology Departments. He has published widely in peer-reviewed scientific journals on a diverse range of topics such as attitudes, behaviour change, group dynamics and cyber psychology, and uses a diverse range of qualitative and quantitative techniques in his...more


Manit Sahib, Ethical Hacker, The Global Fund


Manit is an experienced offensive security expert who is certified by UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) as well as His Majesty’s CESG Check scheme (HMG CHECK). He has over ten years professional experience in both UK Government and private offensive security operations. Formerly, Manit was the Head of Penetration Testing & Red Teaming... more


Dhruv Bisani, Head of Adversarial Attack Simulations, Starling Bank


Dhruv is a leading cybersecurity professional with a key interest in leading & delivering Adversarial Attack (Red/Purple Team) simulations. He is currently the Head of Adversarial Attack Simulations at Starling Bank and formerly established and served as the Head of the Red Team at Resillion. Dhruv’s core focus has been on developing the red team (attack simulation)...more


Tim Collinson, Head of Information Security, Walkers


Tim is a security leader with a passion for pragmatic, effective solutions that actually work for the people and businesses who use them. Currently at Walkers, one of the leading offshore firms, he previously headed up information security for British Land and Bird & Bird and additionally has experience working in broking, insurance, channel distribution and the...more


Jonathan Freedman, Head of Technology & Security, Howard Kennedy


Jonathan Freedman is the Head of Technology & Security 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 focus is now on leading in technology architecture and cyber cybersecurity. ...more


Matt Finn, Information Security Director, DLA Piper


Over 20 years’ experience in senior level IT leadership and Information Security at a leading international law firm. Experienced at building high-performing security teams, with a strong reputation for developing and delivering transformation and cyber protection strategy.


Ross Anderson, In-House Lawyer, Clyde & Co LLP


Ross is a magic circle trained lawyer and Certified Information Privacy Professional (Europe) whose international career has seen him work in Monaco and Prague. Supporting Clyde & Co’s in-house function, Ross has significant experience in negotiating the challenges posed by commercial agreements, data protection and the increasingly technological nature of legal...more


Regina Bluman, Cyber Security Advisor, Pinsent Masons.


Regina Bluman is a Cyber Security Advisor at Pinsent Masons. Her focus is supporting organisations in maturing their cyber security posture and addressing their security risks in a pragmatic way. Previously, Regina has held roles in Deloitte, Algolia, and Kaspersky, and has had experience working across a broad range of sectors.
Regina has been named one of...more


Petri Kuivala, Strategic Advisor, Hoxhunt


Petri Kuivala is an experienced CISO who led the establishment of the function at Nokia Corporation in 2008, where he later became CSO until 2012. He then established and oversaw the CISO function at NXP Semiconductors until 2021. Petri has considerable experience in Mergers and Acquisitions, having worked with companies including Microsoft, Qualcomm, and Siemens....more


Trish Almgren, Senior Product Marketing Manager & Field Evangelist, Infoblox


Trish has had a diverse career in technology, spanning the globe, including assignments in North America and now Europe. She brings a strong networking background to Infoblox with more than six years in telecommunications. She has launched award-winning networking products, produced countless whitepapers and eBooks, and delivered keynotes in key international markets.


Tim Wadhwa-Brown, Senior Consulting Engineering Technical Leader, Cisco


Tim joined Cisco as part of their acquisition of Portcullis for whom he worked for almost 12 years, primarily focussed on UK CNI. Since joining Cisco, Tim has contributed to a number of Cisco’s services programmes relating to risk and compliance, secure development and threat-informed defence. This year, Tim has been focussed on developing Cisco's strategic approach...more


Seamus Lennon, Solutions Engineer, ThreatLocker


Seamus is a Solutions Engineer at ThreatLocker. With over 20 years of experience working within the IT sector, Seamus has a vast knowledge of wealth which allows him to help businesses implement solutions to protect and secure their environments. Prior to ThreatLocker, Seamus has had a number of roles including IT Technical Manager for an MSP providing the latest...more


Richard Meeus, Director of Security Technology and Strategy - EMEA, Akamai


Richard Meeus is Akamai’s EMEA Director of Security Technology and Strategy. With more than 20 years of experience, Richard is responsible for designing and building secure solutions for some of the world’s most influential organisations.
Richard is an industry expert in cloud computing, enterprise software, and network security. During his time at Akamai,...more


Simon Cuthbert, Former Advisor to the UK Government on Cybersecurity, on behalf of Seppmail


Simon boasts three decades of experience in the Cyber Security industry, demonstrating an extensive and in-depth understanding of the Data & Cyber Security landscape. His expertise has positioned him as a sought-after speaker at security events throughout the UK and Europe. Additionally, he actively contributes as an expert on LBC Radio and BBC News. Simon's career...more


Steve Wills, Senior Systems Engineer, Abnormal Security


Steven is an experienced systems engineer, with over 10 years experience within the email security industry.  He has experience of working with large, international organisations, supporting their requirements within the cloud email environment.


Jason Price, Solutions Engineer, Red Helix


Jason Price manages the onboarding and running of Red Helix’s Security Awareness Training and Testing managed service. He tailors the service to meet the objectives of individual clients and ensures they meet their security awareness targets.


Jorge Montiel, Sales Engineers EMEA, Red Sift


Jorge is the Head of Sales Engineering for Red Sift in EMEA, with a focus on matching business requirements with technical ones in order to solve critical business initiatives for our enterprise customers. Prior to joining Red Sift, Jorge worked in the ID verification industry with leading AI solutions to address use cases such as matching live faces with photos on...more


Lee Dzendrowski, Solutions Director, Fortem IT


Lee is dedicated to transforming the legal sector through strategic and cutting-edge IT solutions. With a career spanning over two decades, Lee is committed to serving as a trusted technical advisor, adept at navigating the complexities of transformative technology, regulation, and governance. In the role of Solutions Director, Lee is as a sought-after figure,...more


Edward Patmore, IT Manager, SE Solicitors


Ed Patmore is a seasoned IT professional with over 20 years of extensive experience in legal systems and driving IT strategy for SE Solicitors. As the IT Manager, Ed plays a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless operation and optimisation of the firm's technological infrastructure. Ed has been at the forefront of technological advancements within SE-Solicitors,...more