Speakers

Ohad Bobrov, CTO and co-founder, Lacoon Mobile Security


Ohad Bobrov is CTO and co-founder of Lacoon Mobile Security. Ohad has nearly 15 years of experience in mobile and networks. Ohad is a recognized industry speaker, having spoken at BlackHat SP and IPExpo. Prior to Lacoon, Ohad founded the mobile mass network solution department at NICE systems and led it for 5 years. Ohad holds a BSc in Computer Sciences and an MBA from Tel-Aviv University. He was granted a number of awards both for his academic work and professional achievements.
 
James Druce, Account Director at Check Point SW Technologies


James has over 10 years of experience within IT SW Security Industry most notably within Mobile Data Protection (MDP) systems and the procedures needed for organizations to protect their private business data. He is very experienced in addressing customers regulatory and contractual requirements. More recently James’ career has seen him focusing on Customers within the Public Sector. James extensive experience and responsive personality enables him to guide clients to best-practice configurations and procedures designed for their environment. In addition James has Modernized outdated information security awareness programs for several F500 corporations, and Led comprehensive security infrastructure rationalization programs (e.g., firewall/VPN upgrades, DLP and threat emulation for various midsize and large companies.
Chris Dye, VP Alliances, Glasswall Solutions


Chris Dye - VP Alliances of Glasswall Solutions has over 25 years’ experience in technology sales and marketing focusing on managed services and product development. He has worked with customers in the manufacturing, telecoms and financial sectors delivering IT software solutions to meet a range of business challenges. Chris has been involved in all aspects of Glasswall Solutions business and works closely with the development team, sales and channel partners delivering Glasswall technology to meet a constantly challenging security landscape.
Luisa Gentile, Security Awareness Transformation Manager, Group Corporate Security, Vodafone


During a progressive 18-year career in the international telecommunications industry, Luisa has worked in Marketing, Human Resources, Customer Care, Project Management and Sustainability positions. After challenging roles in Italy, Egypt and Qatar, Luisa is currently covering the role of Senior Awareness Transformation Manager for Vodafone Group in the UK where she is leading “Protect&Secure” an innovative security awareness, change and transformation programme across 26 Vodafone markets. In 2013, Luisa founded the “Security Thought Leadership Forum”, an informal cross-industry networking group with an intense and strategic focus on the People aspect of Information Security. Luisa has been listed in the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior in Europe and the Middle East 2011 following the creation and launch of Vodafone Qatar’s award-winning Sustainability programme, “Better World”. She has passionately advocated transformational change and sustainability leadership in several conferences and university lectures in the Middle East, South East Asia and Europe.
Tony Hibbert, Chief Information Security Officer/Deputy CIO, Intrum Justitia


Tony Hibbert is the head of information security at Intrum Justitia. Tony has 15 years’ experience working in the IT and Telecoms sector. He joined Intrum Justitia in January 2007 as the Intrum Justitia Data Centre Director. Prior to joining Intrum Justitia, Tony held senior management positions in IT Operations at Deutsche Post, Sanofi Aventis and MCI Worldcom. Prior to working in the Netherlands, Germany and the UK, Tony practised corporate and contractual law in Australia. Tony has a Masters in Information Technology and Computing Law (Distinction, with a thesis on Data Protection) and First Class Honours Degree in Computer Science (Computer Programming).
Neira Jones, FBCS, Chairman, Global Advisory Board, CSCSS & Chairman, Advisory Board, Ensygnia


With 20 years in financial services, Neira believes in change through innovation and collaborative partnerships. She strives to demystify risk, information security and payments and is regularly invited to advise organisations and address global audiences on these topics. Whilst Director of Payment Security & Fraud at Barclaycard, she managed payments risk & compliance for around 95K merchants. She chairs the Advisory Board for mobile innovator Ensygnia and the Global Advisory Board for the Centre for Strategic Cybercrime & Security Science, is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and was on the PCI Security Standard Council Board of Advisors for 4 years. Merchant Payments Ecosystem nominated her Acquiring Personality of the Year 2013, she received the FStech April 2013 Compliance Project of the Year & Anti-fraud/Security Strategy of the Year award, the 2012 SC Magazine Information Security Person of the Year award, was inducted to the InfoSecurity Europe 2011 Hall of Fame and voted to the Top 10 Most Influential People in Information Security by SC Magazine & ISC2 in 2010. Neira has also worked for Santander, Abbey National, Oracle Corp. and Unisys. Neira can be contacted via LinkedIn, twitter and Google+.
Rashmi Knowles, Chief Security Architect EMEA, RSA


Rashmi is Chief Security Architect for EMEA at RSA, The Security Division on EMC. Her responsibilities include working with customers in a trusted advisor role, evangelism for emerging technologies and key spokesperson in the region for all RSA’s Solutions including Security Operations, Identity and Access Management, Fraud and Risk Intelligence and Governance Risk and Compliance. She also has a keen interest in EU Data Privacy legislation and champions the campaign to encourage more women in the Data Security industry. Rashmi has over twenty years experience in data communications, mobile communications and has focussed on Information Security for the last fifteen years. Prior to joining RSA, Rashmi has worked for Hewlett-Packard as a Network Consultant. She has also held Product Marketing and Business Development roles in Ericsson and Damovo responsible for developing key vertical solutions based on information security. Rashmi holds a degree in Computer Science from the De Montfort University and a Post Graduate in Computer Studies from the University of the South Bank, London.
Mark Hughes, CEO, BT Security


Mark is CEO of BT’s new security practice, which brings together expertise from several divisions within BT into one group. This new organisation was launched in January 2013. Mark is responsible for all elements of BT’s own security activity globally, making sure BT has the right policies and procedures to keep the company’s assets – whether physical, logical or information - secure from attack; to counter fraud and also minimise disruption in the event of an incident.  This includes BT's civil resilience obligations. Mark is also responsible for BT’s security market offer, the BT Assure portfolio. This covers capabilities and customer experience, are carefully developed in order to protect BT’s customers’ data and assets, to drive substantial global profitable revenue growth and to develop and harness security talent. Joining BT in 2002, Mark assumed responsibility for a number of ventures including a partnership with Government for the Criminal Records Bureau in Scotland and other Government contracts. He then ran the operations for a sales division in the major customer market sector, focussing on BT’s core services. Prior to BT, Mark was the commercial director of MWB Business Exchange. Mark’s interests outside of work are mainly focussed on his family.  He is also a keen skier and diver and has run seven marathons.
Stuart McKenzie, Senior Consultant, Context Information Security


As a Senior Consultant for Context Information Security I advise clients on the appropriate response in the immediate aftermath of a  compromise, usually as a result of state sponsored attacks. My role  encompasses helping organisations protect against APT type threats by understanding why someone would be interested in their data or IP and then deploying technical resources to investigate the breach. I then  work with the client to analyse their security posture and understand  where improvements can be made to make their IT security significantly more robust. I have worked extensively within the legal sector helping combat the most sophisticated targeted attacks. Prior to my current role I spent eleven years with the British Government. During my time in Government I filled a variety of roles and functions, all linked to cyber and security.
Simon Moores, Vice Chairman, Conservative Technology Forum


Simon Moores is a strategic futures and risk consultant. A Vice President of the Conservative Technology Forum, He is a Guardian newspaper contributor and a co-author of 'A Digital Plan for Britain.' He advises organisations on information security, cyber-risk and the emerging trends shaping the future of business. A Former 'Technology Ambassador' for the British Government, Simon was rated in the 'Top Ten' of UK 'Tech Thought Leaders in 2014.' A popular keynote speaker, his recent events include Gartner's identity management conference, NATO's 'Intel Fusion' security conference, Nominet's Internet Policy Forum, Harvard Business Review, Istanbul and the CIO Connect conference in London.

Ian Pratt, Co-founder and SVP of Products, Bromium


Ian Pratt is Co-founder and SVP of Products at Bromium. Prior to founding Bromium, Ian was founder and Chief Scientist of XenSource, which built enterprise-class virtualization products based on the Xen hypervisor. XenSource was acquired by Citrix in 2007, where he then served as Vice President for Advanced Products and CTO. Pratt founded the Xen project while he was a senior faculty member at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, where he led the Systems Research Group. He holds a PhD in Computer Science, is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering from which he was awarded the Academy's Silver Medal in 2009.
David Prince, Delivery Director - IT Services, Schillings


David is a highly technical, business-focused Information Security Specialist.  His initiatives directly support his clients’ business-objectives to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of organisational information and improve business efficiency. Regarded as one of the top in his field, David is frequently on the international conference speaker circuit, as a thought-leader and seasoned security evangelist.
Simon Saunders, Managing Consultant, Portcullis


Simon has operated within information security consultancies for over 10 years, working with organisations across a wide variety of sectors, large and small. Simon specialises in helping Portcullis' clients take a business orientated view of information security; moving the discussion away from the server room and into the boardroom to discuss risk, opportunity and ownership. Simon has recently concluded an 8 month term as the interim Chief Information Security Officer at a large international law firm.
John Yeo, Director, SpiderLabs EMEA, Trustwave


John Yeo is Director of SpiderLabs at Trustwave for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Trustwave, a leading provider of data security and compliance solutions worldwide investigates the top vulnerabilities, threats and compromises that negatively impact large and small businesses, law enforcement agencies and government entities. John has extensive professional information security expertise with a particular focus on large application security programs and enterprise class penetration testing service delivery. He has run and managed multiple outsourced global security assessment programs for large corporations. Prior to his management roles, John delivered technical security consultancy and led security testing assessments for major IT programs within both government and the private sector. He is passionate about dealing with the complexities of technical security within the financial services sector and has a sound understanding of financial markets including the unique security requirements those organizations face. John is an experienced and regular speaker at industry events including RSA Europe, the Merchant Risk Council, MasterCard Academy of Risk Management, and various PCI events across Europe. He is often invited to speak at closed-door security working groups and workshops on data security, sharing insights on the evolving threat landscape.