Speakers

Greg van der Gaast, Head of Information Security, University of Salford


Greg has over two decades of technical and management experience in Information Security, starting as one of the most notorious hackers of the late 1990’s. A frequent speaker about bringing visibility, care, and accountability to the Information Security profession, he is an expert in building efficient InfoSec organisations by enabling leadership, addressing root...more


Andrew Fleming, Global FCR MI Senior Risk Reporting Manager, HSBC


Andrew Fleming was a career detective with the Metropolitan Police investigating international fraud, money launder, terrorist financing and cybercrime in partnership with regulatory and investigatory bodies from around the globe. During this time he took on cyber-crime, fraud and money laundering and in the process identified funds being used to finance terrorism....more


Mark Davidson, Director of IT, Birkett Long


Mark is a Senior IT professional with a track record of providing high-level analytical and creative management of large-scale end-user computing, applications, infrastructure, service delivery and software development projects. He is an expert in troubleshooting, developing and delivering end-to-end technology improvement and transformation initiatives with...more


Matthew Bryant, CISO and Data Protection Officer, Monese


Matthew has a career spanning 15 years in the design, delivery and management of secure systems for the private sector and UK Government & intelligence agencies.He is currently the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Data Protection Officer at Monese, a digital challenger banking service. Prior to this he was the CISO of 3i, a FTSE 100 private equity...more


Shane Scott, IS Director, Shoosmiths


Shane is an IT Executive with experience across a number of industry sectors, including; FMCG, Computing, Pharmaceutical, Professional Services Retail and Logistics; delivering large transformation, technology and digital programmes. He has operated at Senior Executive and board level across the UK, US, Europe and Far East. Since joining Shoosmiths just over six years...more


Rob Shapland, Head of Awareness, Falanx Cyber


Rob Shapland is an ethical hacker, specialising in simulating advanced cyber attacks against companies, combining technical attacks with his other hobby of dressing up and tricking his way into company headquarters using social engineering techniques. He is also a regular speaker at events and conferences around Europe, and has appeared on both BBC and ITV as a...more


Funmilayo Kolaru, Compliance & Data Protection Officer, Stewarts


Funmilayo is the Compliance manager and Data Protection Officer at Stewarts. Prior to joining Stewarts, Funmilayo spent a number of years at the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Funmilayo is responsible for regulatory compliance and risk management as well as being the firm's data protection compliance specialist. She works closely with specialist lawyers and...more


Sue Diver, Head of Information Security and Data Protection, Clarke Willmott LLP


Sue moved to the Legal Services arena when she joined Clarke Willmott in April 2016. Prior to that she spent most of her extensive career within major financial services organisations creating holistic and cross-functional teams to provide strategic information security services and the provision of intelligent advice enabling the fulfilment of strategic business...more


Dale Hodgkinson, Strategy and Architecture Manager, Slaughter and May


Dale Hodgkinson is a Strategy and Architecture Manager with over 20 years' legal tech experience.  Previous roles have been expert witness, forensics, and compliance consultant. His current role is adviser to the CIO, enterprise architect, and manager of the business analysts.He recently worked on a number of AI solutions, presently delivering a security...more


Thomas Plumer, Customer Success Manager, Wandera


Tom is currently a Customer Success Manager at Wandera. Tom has been working closely with our customers to secure and enable their mobile enterprise for the past 5 years. Throughout this time, the mobility and security landscape has evolved exponentially. Tom has been at the frontline helping organizations adapt to these changes by ensuring employees' endpoints remain...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


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... more


Neil Palmer, European Business & Information Security Specialist, Canon Europe


Neil has been involved in the Information Assurance space for over 15 years and has built and maintained long-standing relationships with leading industry bodies, partners and clients. Acting as a trusted adviser, he has taken a lead role for information security risk management and governance to ensure that clients have the best information security/governance...more


Gerard McGowan, Third Party Risk Specialist, OneTrust


Gerard McGowan serves as a consultant for OneTrust VendorpediaTM – a purpose-built software designed to operationalise third-party risk management. In his role, Mr McGowan advises enterprise companies throughout their third-party risk management implementations to help meet requirements relating to relevant standards, frameworks,...more


Sudeep Venkatesh, Chief Product Officer, Egress Software Technologies


Sudeep Venkatesh is a noted expert on data protection, bringing two decades of industry and technology experience in this area. His expertise spans the protection of data in both structured and unstructured data ecosystems, with an emphasis on solving real-world business problems through encryption, authentication and key management.... At Egress, Sudeep works as Chief Product Officer with responsibility for product strategy, product management and the delivery of pre and post-sales technical services to customers. Prior to this, he was the Global Head of Pre-sales for the Data Security division of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), leading a global team of Sales Engineers. Sudeep joined HPE through its acquisition of Voltage Security, where he was part of the executive team. more


Allan Campbell, CISO, Withersworldwide


Allan Campbell is the Global Information Security Manager at Withersworldwide. 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...more