Adam Hembury, Director of Innovation, DLA Piper
Adam Hembury's career spans 30 years and centres on delivering innovation and transformation through strategy and change management across professional services, finance, retail and manufacturing industries, for companies including Ashurst LLP, QBE European Operations, Barclaycard, Barbon Insurance Group, Aviva Investors, Northern Rock, Marsh and PA Consulting. As... Director of Innovation at DLA Piper, Adam champions and drives innovation and change throughout the International firm, helping to initiate genuine innovation and continuous improvement, and enhance the firm's ability to take ideas and develop them into tangible outcomes that add value and create profit. As part of this remit, he also directly leads the service delivery function consisting of Legal Project Managers, Legal Delivery Centre, Legal Technology, Knowledge Management and the establishment of a firm-wide Portfolio Management capability
Allan Campbell, Global Information Security Manager, Withers Worldwide
Allan Campbell is the Global Information Security Manager at Withers Worldwide. A Certified Chief Information Security officer, Allan brings to the firm a wealth of data privacy 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 of security knowledge. Allan’s focus is to continue to strengthen the firms resilience to ongoing cyber threats and to assist in protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of client and business data
Mohsin Choudhury, UK Head of Information Security, Bank of Ireland
Mohsin has over 20 years of experience in Information Security from diverse sectors including Investment Banking, Defence & National Security, Central Government, Big 4 Audit Firms, Nuclear and Global Health Organisations. He is responsible for all areas of Information Security from defining security requirements for new digital programmes, advising businesses... of their Cyber Risks, Cyber Incident Management, Technical Cyber Risk Assessment and Financial Regulatory needs. During his career, Mohsin has worked on the Security of Satellite Communication Systems, producing key management and encryption systems, helping and advising Global Investment Bank’s with their Information Security maturity and managing large scale security of transformational programmes . He is highly technical and understands business needs.
Mike Worth, Head of IT, Phillips Solicitors
Mike is a Head of IT within the legal sector and has been working as an IT Professional for over 16 years. Mike is a people person who does IT and concentrates on improving the client’s experience and on IT strategic leadership where he can take the business’ technology forward to be an industry-leading business enabler and organically enhance the... business’ reputation. With a career that spans across local and central Government, manufacturing and legal IT with various job roles from hands on, to management of IT & telecom services, Mike also works closely with IT specialist security firms and project work with the NCSC.
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... and Cyber Essentials Plus certifications, and to implement the latest technology to address the myriad risks that affect the modern law firm. However, he is also responsible for security more widely and for educating colleagues and promoting a culture of security throughout the firm.
Graham Horsham, Head of Information Systems and Technology, Carpmaels & Ransford
Graham is an IT professional with almost 30 years of experience in Legal and Finance sectors. Graham and the IS&T team are focused on delivering seamless IT services for the firm. Ensuring these services provide the capabilities that are required, and work when they are needed, forms a fundamental part of the team’s DNA. With an ever increasing diverse... and complex world of technology, the IS&T team strive to provide innovative solutions that align to the firm’s strategic business plan, whilst continuing to review and improve core IT services.
Chris Walmsley, Head of IT, Foot Anstey
Chris is an experienced and dynamic IT professional with a strong background in the Professional Services environment. He has a long and excellent track record of taking full responsibility and delivering on all aspects of IT including Budgeting, Strategy and Project Management. Chris is currently the Head of IT at Foot Anstey, a position he has held for 7 years.... Previously to Foot Anstey, Chris was IS Manager at D Young & Co., intellectual property company. When not involved in Legal IT Chris can be found on some of the UK's top racing yachts
Nick Galt, IT Director, Boodle Hatfield
With over 40 years' experience in IT, Nick has worked in technical consultancy, systems design and operational management for suppliers as well as end-user clients across a wide range of industries including healthcare, insurance, pharmaceuticals and education. He was a member of the team that introduced EDI standards into supply chain management in the retail... and healthcare markets in the early 80's and designed some of the early computer-based, drug trial data collection systems for GP practices. A relative newcomer to the legal market, Nick brings an outsider's perspective to the delivery of IT services in a law firm. He works closely with the Partnership Management team to decide and execute Boodle Hatfield's technology strategy while dealing with operational responsibilities and developing processes and solutions to improve their security posture.
Rebecca Ditchburn, Information Security & Risk Manager, Bevan Brittan
Rebecca is the Information Security & Risk Manager at Bevan Brittan, a role she has held since 2017. In this role, she is integral in the management of the cybersecurity strategy and its relationship with overall risk and governance strategy. Managing and improving information security controls through testing, raising awareness and analysis. Before... Bevan Brittan, Rebecca held senior positions in IT and information security management, where, amongst other responsibilities, she designed and implemented an integrated management system (IMS) for ISO27001 and ISO9001 to manage sensitive assets, increased operational excellence, engaged staff and demonstrated credibility to clients, managed the risk assessment and analysis of all existing and new assets, identified threats and vulnerabilities, managed the risk register and improved controls accordingly to budget and priority and upheld continuous review and improvements of security controls to ensure IT infrastructure, software development and containment of data is compliant with policies, procedures and legislation
Ozzie Kavcar, Head of IT, Joseph Hage Aaronson
Ozzie is the Head of IT at Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP, a boutique law firm specialising in commercial litigation, arbitration, contentious tax and investigations. He has built the security and infrastructure of the firm from ground up, and formed the team as well, having brought in his experience from working as a consultant in San Francisco and Los... Angeles for over ten years - his clients ranging from law firms to finance and architects, from schools to insurance companies. Ozzie believes in interconnectedness and the necessity of different disciplines of Technology to function together as a single cohesive team. This holistic approach, he states, would create a higher chance of success - with the sum being greater than the parts - and a more positive perception of this unit being a business partner and driver, offering rather Technology as a Service, as opposed to being confined to the more classical roles and somehow loosely affiliated interrelations between IT, DevOps, IS, Data Science, etc.
Paul Holland, Information Security Leader, Hiscox
Paul is a seasoned information security and risk expert of over 15 years and a CISSP. He has worked in a number of different businesses, giving him a wide breadth of knowledge and experience to draw from. Some of these include KPMG, BP, Lloyd's Bank, Ford Motor Company, Pearson, Lloyd's of London and NS&I. At Hiscox he is the Information Security Leader and is... responsible for Information and Cyber security. Paul is a keen advocate of overall security and risk awareness and behaviour change.
Dan Chapman, GDPR Manager, bet365
Dan has worked in Information Security and Data Protection for coming on 20 years, and during that time he's made a bit of a reputation for himself. Normally for being disruptive, but occasionally for being an expert. He's worked on ISO27001, PCI DSS, computer forensics, and fraud investigation. He keeps busy. There are quite a few letters... after his name, but he isn't overly impressed by any of them. Dan pushes things until they break, for the pleasure of putting it back together better. That elephant in the room - Dan probably came in riding it and blowing a trumpet. He's been called disrespectful, arrogant, and a range of other things that are probably fair but he believes the most dangerous thing in a board-room is a "yes man" and he has no problem saying the Emperor has no clothes on.
Stijn Paumen, VP of BD, Wandera
Stijn is responsible for EMEA & APAC sales at Wandera helping enterprise customers across this region implement optimal mobile security strategies to achieve increased productivity and reduced operational risk for their businesses. In addition, Stijn is responsible for global BD leading Wandera's ecosystem integrations with UEM & Security vendors,... and go-to-market partnerships with mobile operators and market-leading mobility SIs such as Mobliciti.