Steve Byrne, Information Security Officer, DWF
Steve Byrne is currently the Information Security Officer at DWF, where he is responsible for the Group information security strategy and risk framework. Steve is an information security and risk professional with over 20 years' experience in information risk, privacy and security and a further 9 years in information technology for a number of financial... institutions and legal services. His recent roles have included implementing and managing risk frameworks and providing information risk governance. Steve’s experience spans across countries in Europe, Australia, South America, Canada and the U.S., covering retail, corporate, credit card, insurance and legal services businesses, combining the disciplines of information risk and security, data privacy, PCI DSS, records management, business continuity, disaster recovery and supplier risk management.
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... causes, and harnessing human potential. He is currently the Head of Information Security at the University of Salford in addition to his own consultancy, CMCG, which helps others deliver effective and accountable information assurance.
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.... In the private sector Andrew has worked with a number of banks and private bodies managing and investigating transaction monitoring, money laundering, fraud and sanctions and addressing the risk issues attached to each. He has also provided training to governments, public sector bodies and private entities on terrorist financing, money laundering, fraud risk and cybercrime.He is passionate about financial crime and the need to embrace AI and Machine Learning to counter the threats of cybercrime and the growth of criminal financial activities.
Mark Davidson, Director of IT, Birkett Long
Mark 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. Mark is an expert in troubleshooting, developing and delivering end-to-end technology improvement and transformation initiatives with full... strategy planning and execution, project management and continuous improvement. He is well versed in leading multi-skilled teams, vendors and partners to implement IT roadmaps and has excellent negotiation skills and an unparalleled ability to communicate at all levels to understand and manage stakeholders’ objectives and expectations. he came to Birkett Long because they are a local firm with aspiration and ambition. They recognise that making the right use of technology now and in the future are key elements of being able to meet those ambitions and provide the best levels of client service. He has specialised in Legal Technology Services & Applications. He is a Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS CITP), a Prince II Practitioner and am ITIL-certified.
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... company, in addition to providing consultancy services to multinational organisations in the finance, investment and professional services sectors.At the communications regulator Ofcom, Matthew led investigations into major security breaches at multinational UK based PLCs on behalf of UK regulators. He also represented the UK on EU security working groups and at European Network and Information Security Agency pan-European security initiatives.Matthew is a Chartered Engineer, a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and the co-author of several legally mandated UK and European security standards
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 Fer East. Since joining Shoosmiths just over six years... ago Shane has developed and managed a transformation programme that has enabled the firm to implement a digital workspace comprising a paperless operating environment and agile workspace.
Neil King, Business information security and risk specialist, Canon
Neil King is a business information security and risk specialist at Canon. He has many years of experience working as a central contact between the business and IT areas, specialising in the information security arena. He has worked in both finance and manufacturing companies and has a keen interest in the areas where data meets people.
Annette Brown, IT Manager, Milbank LLP
As the IT Manager 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. ... IT projects Annette has worked on have included the move of core infrastructure to a co-location, upgrade to Windows 10, Office 365, migration of Office phones in Europe and has recently deployed various IT solutions.
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 bring the firm's data protection compliance specialist. She works closely with specialist lawyers and... the information security team at Stewarts to advise the firm and its clients on privacy and data protection solutions. Funmilayo is responsible for delivering risk and compliance training and disseminating guidance as well as designing and implementing compliance based projects.With over 20 years of experience in the legal sector sector, Funmilayo's approach to compliance is very much one of encouraging collaboration between teams, people and technology.