Steve Davies, Head of Cyber Security, DLA Piper
Transformational Cyber Security leader striving to be the nexus between risk and innovation. Demonstrable track record in delivering game changing improvements which allow organisations to move fast safely.
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 this. She... has led the Firm through a number of technology and business projects and is a regular and active contributor to articles and conferences particularly in legal IT, legaltech and emerging technologies. She is involved in a number of advisory boards including ILTA and a keen supporter of diversity in technology and part of the DELTAs driving forward diversity in IT and related topics.
Karl Knowles, Head of Cyber and Service Delivery, HFW
A well-established security leader with extensive experience and views on cyber security. Karl has presented thought provoking and meaningful content to a wide range of different audiences. After a long career, with a multitude of experience, he is very well respected in the industry. Karl began his career as a communications engineer in the British Army. In 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, Deloitte LLP. It was during this time that Karl quickly established himself as a subject matter expert, advising private and public clients towards the development of improved cyber and privacy strategies. He is a champion of veteran's employment, a full member of the Chartered Institute of Information Security and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
Hans Allnutt, Partner & Cyber & Data Risk Practice Leader, DAC Beachcroft
Hans leads DAC Beachcroft's multi-award winning cyber risk and breach response team. He has responded to hundreds of breaches and cyber incidents, helping clients of all sizes, from SME to Global Corporates across all sectors. He is a true specialist and trusted advisor, guiding clients through their crisis and defending any regulatory investigation and privacy... litigation that follows. Hans has also advised on cyber and data protection compliance programmes, as well as responding to information rights requests (e.g. DSARs). As a litigator, Hans advises on disputes and injunctive relief. His practice includes national and international litigation, arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution
Annette Brown, Head of IT, Milbank
As Head of IT for Milbank in Europe, Annette is responsible and accountable for the smooth running of the firm’s information technology systems in the London, Frankfurt and Munich offices. Annette manages the IT team, who are responsible for delivering day to day IT/helpdesk support, IT Training, System Management and IT Infrastructure & Projects. The London... office has recently moved to 100 Liverpool Street where Annette managed the move through the difficulty of the pandemic, working closely with the Network and Infrastructure team in New York. Recent projects Annette has worked on include the migration to Office 365 online, laptop refresh and the migration to InTune.