Ian Dalby, Global Information Security & Governance Manager, Dentons

Ian Dalby is the Global Information Security & Governance Manager for Dentons, prior to this Ian worked for number of public and private organisations in governance, risk, compliance and security roles. This included roles in Ford of Europe’s general counsel department, handling technical risk and compliance in M&A programs, more recently Ian worked in the...more

Karen Jacks, CTO, Bird & Bird

Karen is CTO at international law firm Bird & Bird providing strategic planning, delivery and support of IT solutions, information security and telecommunications to 30 offices in Europe, Middle East, US, Asia and Australia.     Karen has overseen the rapid expansion of Bird & Bird and has built the international team and solutions to support...more

Erez Liebermann, Data Solutions, Cyber and Privacy Co-Chair and Partner, Linklaters

As a federal prosecutor, Erez spent 10 years investigating and prosecuting global cyber and white collar crimes. He served as Chief of the Computer Hacking and IP Section and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division of United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, where he oversaw over 40 prosecutors. As Chief Counsel, Cyber and Privacy for Prudential...more

Steve Davies, Senior Manager - Cyber Security, DLA Piper

Transformational Cyber Security leader with a bias for action and ownership | Demonstrable track record in delivering game changing improvements which allow organisations to move fast safely | CISSP, CCSP, CISM, CISSP-ISAAP, GDPR, ISO27001

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

Sue Diver, Head of Information Governance, Simmons & Simmons

Sue has spent most of her working career in the financial and legal services sectors working at all levels across information governance, data privacy, information security, and financial crime disciplines. She is currently responsible for all aspects of information governance at Simmons & Simmons including (inter alia) maintaining compliance with international...more

Dean Armstrong QC, Head of Chambers, The 36 Group

Dean is a leading authority in the UK on cyber law, with a growing reputation in all areas of the subject. He has advised international banks, large financial institutions, blue chip companies, and major institutions in the not-for-profit sector. He is co-author of Cyber Security Law and Practice (Lexis Nexis: 2017), an authoritative and thorough textbook. He is also...more

Allan Campbell, CISO, Withersworldwide

A Certified Chief Information Security officer, Allan brings to the firm a wealth of data protection and information security experience from a number of industries. Allan’s sector experience has covered finance, manufacturing, media, retail and critical infrastructure. Representation on the Bank Of England cyber resilience working party was testament to his breadth...more

Rhiannon Jones, Director, UK Data Protection & Privacy Lead, EY

Rhiannon is a Director leading Data Protection and Privacy for the UK EY Cyber Security team. She has worked in Privacy and Cyber Security for over 11 years, and joined EY after spending 3 years as Global Data Protection Officer for a FTSE 250 insurance company. She has significant experience in managing data protection and privacy programmes and operations for global...more

Nathan Hayes, IT Director, Osborne Clarke

Nathan is a senior executive with over fifteen years of experience in the strategic delivery of IT into numerous law firms including Osborne Clarke, CMS Cameron McKenna and Bevan Brittan amongst others. He is an active member of the Legal IT community and makes regular contributions at conferences and to a range of legal publications. Prior to moving into the legal...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, now focusing on information and cybersecurity.
Working closely with teams from across the firm, his role includes both the selection,...more

Hans Allnutt, Partner and Head of Cyber and Data Risk Team, DAC Beachcroft

Hans leads DAC Beachcroft's multi-award winning cyber risk and breach response team. They can be contacted in the event of a cyber incident or data breach on 0800 302 9215 or DataRisk@dacbeachcroft.com. They have responded to hundreds of breaches and cyber incidents, helping clients of all sizes, from SME to Global Corporates....more

Dougie Grant, Senior Incident Coordinator, National Cyber Security Centre

Dougie Grant is a Senior Incident Coordinator at the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in GCHQ. He has responsibility for coordinating the cross-agency and cross-government response in mitigating the impact of significant national Cyber incidents attributed to terrorism, hostile nation state, hacktivism and serious criminal activity. He has led the development...more

Ben Sigler, Partner, Stephenson Harwood LLP

Ben is a partner in Stephenson Harwood's commercial litigation team and heads its contentious data protection practice. He has extensive experience in all aspects of dispute resolution including arbitration, litigation, and regulatory investigations, and has a particular focus on the financial and technology sectors. Ben's data protection practice is wide ranging,...more

Mark Ampleford, Managing Director, Barclay Simpson

Mark has been in the cyber security talent /resourcing industry for over 20 years having joined Barclay Simpson in 2001 to establish the Security Recruitment Division.Barclay Simpson specialises in the recruitment of cyber security professionals covering information security, cyber security, IT security, technology risk and information risk. The long-established team...more

Ryan Rubin, Senior Managing Director, Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics and Incident Response, Ankura

Ryan brings over 23 years of global Big 4 and boutique experience to help clients holistically manage complex cyber and tech challenges from the boardroom to the network. He has a passion for helping others reduce their risks and is curious about making the digital and physical world safer to live in. Ryan has partnered with many global information security, risk,...more

Tanya Gross, Senior Managing Director, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics & eDiscovery, Ankura

Tanya has spent the past decade managing investigations and disputes that involve data (unstructured, structured, and semi-structured formats). She has led large scale evidence and disclosure management exercises in the UK, France, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Japan, the Middle East, and the US. She leads the team’s client delivery and practice development efforts across...more

Brett Raybould, EMEA Solutions Architect, Menlo Security

Brett Raybould is EMEA Solutions Architect at Menlo Security, a leader in cloud security. In this role, he is responsible for technical sales, product demonstrations, installations, solution proposals and evaluations. Brett joined Menlo Security in 2016 and discovered how Isolation technology provides a new approach to solving the problems that detection-based systems...more

Brett Ayres, Services Director, Teneo

Brett Ayres is Services Director globally for Teneo. He has over 15 years of experience in working with customers on network and security transformational projects. Brett has held a range of commercial and technical roles during his time with Teneo. Recently he developed Teneo’s SD-WAN practice, securing Certified Delivery status and picking up a Technical Partner...more

Jason Steer, Principal Security Strategist, Recorded Future

Jason is a techie at heart and has built and broken computers and networks since 1996! Jason has worked at a number of successful technology companies over the past 15 years, including IronPort, Veracode & FireEye. Jason has worked as a media expert with the BBC, CNN & Al Jazeera  and has worked with both the EU and UK Governments on cybersecurity strategy.

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

Steve Sandford, Senior Director - Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics and Incident Response, Ankura

Steve is a knowledgeable cybersecurity professional with more than 12 years’ experience from within law enforcement as well as in the private sector. Steve has experience in the investigation of cybersecurity incidents as well as assessing organisations readiness for such incidents. He has helped large, medium, and small corporate organisations with digital forensics...more

Mike Schuricht, SVP Product Management, Bitglass

Mike has led the product management and techpubs teams since joining Bitglass in November 2013. Prior to Bitglass, Mike was at Palo Alto Networks leading security management and UI strategy. Before that, he held technical marketing and engineering roles at Mentor Graphics. Mike earned an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering and BS in Computer Engineering from...more

Mike Duff, CSO, Harneys

Mike is the Chief Security Officer (CSO) for Harneys Westwood & Riegels, a global offshore law and fiduciary firm. Offering advice to an international client base which includes the world’s top law firms, financial institutions, investment funds as well as private individuals. Harneys have locations in major financial centres across Europe, Asia, the Americas...more

Mark Lendon, Senior VP Of Sales, Egress

Mark Lendon joined Egress in 2019 and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Global Sales. Mark takes strategic responsibility for all aspects of sales operation, ensuring that customers and partners receive the best possible service working with Egress. Egress has built a reputation in the market based on technological excellence and the ability to help customers...more

Mark Forrest, Chief Executive Officer, Cryptshare

As Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mark Forrest has led Cryptshare AG since 2010 taking responsibility for the company's financial performance and management as well as for team development, and international business. Together with Dominik Lehr, the founder of the company, they form the executive board.
Forrest has many years of experience in the IT market...more

Geoff Russell, Head of Litigation, Nottinghamshire County Council

Geoffrey Russell joined Nottinghamshire County council Legal Services as an inhouse barrister in 1997 where he specialised as an employer lawyer for 13 years. In 2010 he became the  Team Manager for Litigation where he oversees all county litigation from coroner’s court through to care proceedings. With a self-described unhealthy interest in IT – he sought...more