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 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... 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 is 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 Far 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.
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... cyber security adviser.
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... 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.
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... plans. Her most recent previous roles were the Group Financial Crime, Information Security, Business Resilience, and Data Protection Director, and then UK Chief Information Security Officer for FTSE 100 financial services companies. Continuing with Sue’s holistic and collaborative ethos she currently has a wide role encompassing information security assurance and governance and she is also the appointed Data Protection Officer for Clarke Willmott.
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... governance model whilst reviewing other technologies like RPA and augmented reality. In 2013 he completed a MBA in Technology Management, producing a paper on virtual law firms. He is married with 5 children, practices kung-fu and loves music and films.
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... protected from threats while also helping to increase productivity. Wandera is a cloud security company that protects modern enterprises beyond the traditional perimeter. When remote users access applications from their smartphones or laptops, anywhere in the world, Wandera’s unified security cloud provides real-time threat protection, content filtering, and zero-trust network access.
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... and leading the firm’s cyber security/cyber awareness programs. In addition, he is jointly managing the firm's internal GDPR compliance program. He holds multiple industry certifications including CCNA Security, Certified Ethical Hacker, TOGAF, and ISO27001, with special interests in cyber security, ethical hacking, data protection, cryptography, secure systems design, mobile device security and technology innovation.
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.
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... posture. He has a history of providing strategic direction, understanding and articulating business trends, standards (local UK and international) and offering guidance to ensure that the client’s needs are fulfilled.
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,... and laws (e.g. ISO, NIST, SIG, GDPR and CCPA). Mr McGowan works with clients to centralise their third party information across business units, assess risks and performance, and monitor threats throughout the entire third-party relationship, from onboarding to offboarding.
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.... He has an in-depth understanding of regulatory compliance standards, including the EU GDPR, PCI and NYDFS, etc. Sudeep has worked on numerous data security projects with Fortune 500 firms in the US, the UK and globally. 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.
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... 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 firm's resilience to ongoing cyber threats and to assist in protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of client and business data