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106 London Based Cyber Security Influencers You Should Be Following

A significant portion of an infosec pro’s workweek is devoted to keeping up with all things cyber, from new threats to new tools. Following influencers on their blogs, social media, and other online presences helps us stay up-to-date with the latest in infosecurity.

Tim Sadler

Job Title: Co-Founder & [email protected] Tessian

Tim is the CEO and co-founder of CheckRecipient, a next generation email security platform which uses machine learning to predict when emails are being sent to the wrong people. Some of the world’s largest organisations across the financial and legal sectors are using CheckRecipient and in the past 6 months the company has been crowned “Best Security Startup” by WIRED, “Best Machine Intelligence Startup” by Legal Geek and “Best Startup – Gold Category” by Info Security Products Guide. Tim was recently listed as one of Forbes “30 Under 30” in European Technology for 2017.

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Oliver Oram

Job Title: Founder & [email protected] Chainvine

CEO & Founder of Chainvine, a Blockchain/DLT a next-gen enterprise FinTech platform for the private & public sectors. Oliver & his team have created a platform that increases productivity/transparency in the supply/value chain and helps organisations connect SDGs with the issuance of bonds and ESGs areas of growing importance. Oliver is also a technology advisor to the Common Wealth Central Bank governors, helping them to better understand the implications of Blockchain & Cryptocurrency. He has worked for some years in the financial technology sector. He has a strong interest in developing current and future decentralised technology, especially in the areas oh where the government can help private enterprise more efficient and competitive. Oliver speaks internationally about technology at organisations/events such as the OECD & Money2020.

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Zia Hayat

Job Title: Founder and [email protected] Callsign

Zia is Chairman, CEO and founder of Callsign. With a PhD in Information Systems Security from the University of Southampton, he has served in various roles in the cybersecurity industry. From research engineer at BAE Systems to internet banking security architect at Lloyds Bank. Zia oversees the overall direction and strategy of the company while contributing to innovation and design of the service.

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Jon Bradford

Job Title: [email protected] Dynamo

Jon Bradford is a highly experienced early-stage investor, having launched the first bootcamp accelerator outside of the US in 2009 that subsequently merged with Techstars to become Techstars’ first international program. He also founded the Ignite100 Accelerator in the UK, the Startup Wise Guys Accelerator in Estonia and the Eleven Venture Accelerator in Bulgaria. Alongside this, he helped to launch a further nine accelerators from Montreal to Moscow earning him the title “Godfather of European Accelerators”. Jon is also a cofounder of F6S, one of the world’s largest networks for entrepreneurs with over 1.5 million users, as well as a cofounder of Tech.eu, Europe’s premier tech news site. Jon was recently inducted into the Europas’ “Hall of Fame”, Europe’s premier startup awards. Finally, Jon was recently appointed as an Executive Advisor to Dubai Future Accelerator and the Director of the John Bradfield Centre based in Cambridge, one of the largest startup incubators in the UK.

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Jason du Preez

Job Title: CEO, [email protected] Privitar

As Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, Jason is responsible for Privitar’s vision, strategy, culture and funding. He is passionate about the benefits of data to society and Privitar’s vision of building a centre of excellence around privacy engineering products. He is a serial entrepreneur who brings proven start-up and enterprise software experience to the business. Prior to founding Privitar he held global leadership roles across technology and data management at Thomson Reuters. Before that he co-founded and led the growth of data management software company, m35, up to a successful exit through sale to Thomson. Jason has a Bachelor of Business Science degree from the University of Cape Town.

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Ian Smith

Job Title: Founder and [email protected] Gospel Technology

Ian is an entrepreneur and a vastly experienced enterprise technology executive, having worked in various consulting and in-house roles within the sector over the last 20 years. Before founding Gospel Technology in 2016, Ian was the founder and CTO of Butterfly Software, a data analytics and migration software company acquired by IBM in September 2012. After which he took on a worldwide Vice President of Product Management role for IBM. Prior to Butterfly, Ian was involved in solving some of the largest and most complex infrastructure and data problems in enterprise business. He built HSBC’s enterprise infrastructure and worked for the likes of Dell, Deutsche Bank and Lloyds TSB Group. While gaining a wealth of experience working in enterprise business, Ian noticed a clear disconnect between how enterprise businesses use their data and how they collaborate. He founded Gospel Technology to help solve this issue and enforce the fundamentals of ethics in business through the ethical use of data. Ian holds a BSc Geology from University of Sheffield

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Ron Atzmon

Job Title: Managing [email protected] AU10TIX

Ron Atzmon is Managing Director of AU10TIX Limited, pioneers of multi-channel ID Authentication and record generation. Mr. Atzmon has led the company to the position of technology leader and provider of choice of the world’s major players. Under Mr. Atzmon’s leadership AU10TIX introduced the concept of Secure Customer Onboarding enabled by next generation technology solutions that redefine performance, efficiency and best practices of customer acquisition in regulated markets. Ron Atzmon’s track record includes stretches across 20 years of leading startups and developing business in the areas of technology, internet and finance. Ron hold a MBA from Imperial College London and a bachelor’s degree in Management & Marketing from The college of Management- Academic Studies, Rishon, Israel.

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Oz Alashe

Job Title: CEO & [email protected] CybSafe

A former British Army and UK Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel, Oz has a successful track record of developing and leading the specialist application of intelligence, cyber and risk management capability to tackle sensitive challenges in business and government. He has extensive experience and understanding in the areas of intelligence insight, complex human networks and the human component of cyber security risk. He is also passionate about helping to reduce societal threats to stability and security by making the most of opportunities presented by advancements in technology. Oz sits on the Board of TorchlightGroup, a global counter threat company and is a keen advocate of social investment. He has worked with several mentorship schemes and charities that aim to help young people from all walks of life fulfil their potential. Oz was made an MBE for his personal leadership in the most complex of conflict environments.

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Martin Sweeney

Job Title: [email protected] Ravelin

Martin is the CEO of Ravelin, which prevents fraud for online businesses around the globe.Martin’s background is in software and Physics, and he believes in harnessing the power of technology to solve real world problems. He started Ravelin to use cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence in the fight against fraud. When not spending time with his three children, Martin is a keen fisherman, cricketer and rock climber.

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Andrew Bud

Job Title: Founder and [email protected] iProov

Andrew Bud is Founder and CEO of iProov, the UK-based provider of online authentication based on face verification, whose patented One Time Biometric technology delivers uniquely strong resilience to spoofs, replays and hacking. iProov has been recognised, adopted and supported by UK Government agencies and has won numerous prizes from global corporations, and its remote KYC solution has received regulatory recognition. Andrew is also Global Chair of the Mobile Ecosystem Forum, an international industry association serving the whole mobile value chain. He was formerly CEO and Executive Chairman of mBlox Inc., the world’s largest provider of enterprise-to-consumer text messaging services worldwide, which he founded in 2000 and on whose Board he served until its sale in 2016. Until 1998 he was SVP Marketing for Azlan, Cisco’s largest distributor in Europe. In 1994 he was member of the leadership team founding Italian mobile operator Omnitel Pronto Italia (now Vodafone Italia). Named in 2009 as one of the top 40 telecoms executives worldwide, he is a Fellow of the IET and has a first class degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge.

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Rajiv Mathur

Job Title: Co-Founder & [email protected] Chainvine

Dr Rajiv Mathur is the co-founder chief technologist at Chainvine – Blockchain/DLT technology company headquartered in the UK. Dr Mathur has 20 years of extensive industry and academic research experience with numerous years in technology leadership roles both in the UK and internationally with some of the best known companies in the world such as Vodafone, Telefonica, Lloyds Banking Group, HSBC, Nationwide Building Society etc. His experience in the industry has been in technology architecture, fraud detection and security of payments, digital transformation and agile delivery. In addition to his work in the industry, Dr Mathur also comes from an academic research background with his last academic position at Distributed Systems Engineering Research Group within the Computer Science Department at Imperial College London. Dr Mathur has a PhD in Mobile Communications Architecture from University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK.

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Serge Alleyne

Job Title: Co-Founder & [email protected] Shipfix

Serge Alleyne is a co-founder and CEO at Shipfix.

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Omar Yaacoubi

Job Title: Co-Founder & [email protected] Barac

Omar Yaacoubi is IT Entrepreneur. He have more than 9 years of experience in Big Data & Analytics in International environments.

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Mike Butcher

Job Title: Editor At [email protected] TechCrunch

Mike Butcher MBE is Editor-at-large of TechCrunch. As a writer, editor, interviewer, moderator and columnist in the tech media world he covers everything the smallest tech startups and the largest tech giants. Lately, he’s been writing a lot about Blockchain and Crypto. Mike has been named one of the most influential people in European technology by various newspaper and magazines. He founded The Europas Awards, the non-profit Techfugees and has advised the UK government on tech startup policy. He was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2016 for services to the UK technology industry and journalism. As well as being a long-time Writer, Broadcaster and Editor Mike is also co-founder of TechHub.com, a project to merge a thriving community with office space for fast-moving startups; co-founder of the UK’s Coadec.com lobbyist for startups; the non-profit TechVets for UK military veterans, and the UK event series ThePathfounder.com. Mike has written for UK national newspapers and magazines including The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph and The New Statesman. He is a former editor of New Media Age magazine, the leading new media weekly in the UK, and the European edition of The Industry Standard magazine. In 2000 he was nominated as NetMedia’s European Internet Journalist of the Year. In 2004 he was voted ‘One of the 100 Innovators of the UK Internet Decade’ by GfK NOP, the fourth-largest custom research business in the world. In July 2008 he was put at No. 47 out of the Top 100 people in London’s creative industry by The Independent newspaper and The Hospital Club. In August 2008 TechCrunch Europe was awarded the best “Web 2.0 and business blog” in the UK, by the readers of Computer Weekly magazine. In 2009 it was named as one of the Top 10 blogs out of the UK. Also in 2009 Mike was named one of the Top 10 bloggers on Twitter in the UK. In October 2009 he was named one of the Top 50 most influential Britons in technology by The Daily Telegraph. In April 2010 he was in Wired UK’s Top 100 influencer list, in 2011, in 2012, (there was no Top 100 list in 2013), in 2014 and again in 2015. In April 2010 TechCrunch Europe was shortlisted in the Specialist Digital Publisher category of the prestigious UK-based Association of Online Publishers’ Digital Publishing Awards. In November 2010 he was named as one of London’s most influential people in New Media and “king of dotcom commentators” by The Evening Standard Newspaper. He has been listed as one of the Top 100 most influential people on Twitter in the UK. He was named in the TechNation200 Almanac. He has been named as one of “The 100 coolest people in UK tech” by Business Insider. He was named in the “Smith & Williamson Power 100”. In 2016 British GQ magazine named him one of the 100 Most Connected Men in the UK. He has spoken at the prestigious World Economic Forum, the Monaco Media Forum, Le Web, Web Summit and DLD among many other conferences. Mike is a regular commentator on the technology business, appearing on BBC News, Sky News, CNBC, Channel 4, Al Jazeera and Bloomberg. Mike has advised the UK Prime Minister on tech startups, served on the Mayor of London’s Digital Advisory Board, the ‘Smart London’ Board and been a Technology Ambassador for London. He was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2016 for services to the UK technology industry and journalism. Mike’s personal blog is mbites.com, while he Tweets as @mikebutcher. He owns shares in ETFs, shares in Verizon via employee stock grants and small amounts of various cryptocurrencies. More info: http://mbites.com/contact

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Vikas Tripathi

Job Title: Managing [email protected] Heliocor

As an entrepreneurial-spirited, growthoriented, globally-focused leader, Vikas Tripathi has had repeated success in expanding international footprints, building stakeholder value, driving vision, and achieving critical strategic goals. With his relentless drive for excellence, he is a valued contributor, negotiator and strategist for industry partnership and revenue expansion within the organisation. With over 14 years as Sales and Business Development executive in the Financial Services market, Vikas is an exceptional communicator with a keen aptitude for client needs and consultative sales approach for solutionbased client offering. Being a goal oriented and highly motivated individual, he has spearheaded and closed numerous multi-million-dollar global deals with TIER 1 accounts. Having travelled and worked in nearly 62 countries across 6 continents, Vikas has a strong understanding of business culture and etiquette around the world. He has demonstrated ability to instil a common vision and develop a dynamic team based on trust and mutual respect across the globe. His leadership approach, sales strategy and coaching style rests on his strong principles around relationship building, rather than just building up his Rolodex.

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Brian Spector

Job Title: Co-Founder & [email protected] CertiVox

Brian is co-founder of CertiVox and brings more than 20 years of experience in the information security industry. Brian began his career in cryptographic development at Silicon Valley’s first full disk encryption software company, which later became Guardian Edge and was acquired by Symantec. Brian joined McAfee, where he began his sales career in the anti-virus solutions group. He then moved to RSA Data Security, Inc., successfully forming several major strategic partnerships in the intellectual property licensing division, which included the BSAFE line of cryptographic SDKs that was responsible for the development of several standards. Following RSA, Brian became the global business development director at nCipher (acquired by Thales in 2006), the most widely deployed hardware cryptographic security platform used by the world’s major financial institutions and governments. Most recently, Brian was General Manager of the content protection product group at Workshare, which included the Workshare Protect line of data leak prevention solutions. Brian earned a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University.

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Emily Orton

Job Title: Chief Marketing [email protected] Darktrace

Emily is responsible for global marketing and communications, a role she has held since Darktrace’s foundation in 2013. She is also a commentator on cyber security issues and has appeared in leading media outlets including BBC News, Sky News and Channel 4. Emily has ten years’ experience in technology marketing. She has an MA in Modern Languages from the University of Cambridge.

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Ian Welch

Job Title: Co-Founder & Chief Operating [email protected] Callsign

Ian Welch is the COO of Callsign. Previously he held positions at Ladbrokers and Ascot Racecourse. Ian has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Coverntry University

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Emmet Keeffe

Job Title: Operating Partner, Founder Insight [email protected] Insight Partners

Emmet B. Keeffe III is the Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder of Irise. In the early 1990’s Emmet set two goals – to start a software company that would achieve $1 billion in revenue and to start a Formula One team. In the late 1990’s, Emmet and Maurice Martin co-founded iRise with a vision to transform how business and IT stakeholders would communicate about requirements for custom and packaged business software. In 2000, Emmet and Maurice invented the market for “Software Visualization” and have built iRise into the world’s leading provider of enterprise visualization for business software. Over the last 20 years Emmet has applied his philosophy of “the network is the business” to become one of the most well-connected CEOs in the software industry. As CEO & Co-Founder of iRise, Emmet has leveraged his network to close over $60 million in investment funding and drives leadership of sales, marketing and business development at iRise. Prior to co-founding iRise, he built a top-selling region at NetDynamics, a pioneer of the Web application server market that was later acquired by Sun Microsystems. Earlier in his sales career, Emmet earned over 15 national sales awards, including being named “National Top Performer” by NetDynamics, Auspex Systems, Diasonics and Minolta. In 2005, Emmet founded the “iRise Executive Roundtable Series” with a vision to deliver world-class content and networking with no selling which has been attended by hundreds of CIOs from the world’s largest global companies. Since the program’s inception, he has delivered roundtable partnerships to iRise with TRG Motorsports in the Grand Am Series, PKV Racing in the Champ Car Series, KV Racing Technology in the Indy Car Series and most recently with the Lotus F1 Team in Formula One. Emmet is a Strategic Partner at Lotus F1 Team and supports the sales organization in their efforts to bring new sponsors into Formula 1. In addition, Emmet is a Founding Board Member of the Corporate Coalition at Peace One Day, an organization focused on institutionalizing an international day of cease fire and non-violence on September 21st of each year. Outside of his role at iRise, Emmet is passionate about his family, driving Radical SR3 race cars, running, skiing, music, travel and entrepreneurship. Emmet earned a B.A. in Political Economies of Industrial Societies from the University of California at Berkeley and lives in London, England.

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Yoram Wijngaarde

Job Title: [email protected] Dealroom.co

Yoram founded dealroom.co in 2013. Before that he worked for 10 years in investment banking, advising media, telco and internet companies. Worked at Lehman Brothers between 2004 and 2008 in the Media Investment Banking Group in New York and London. After Lehman’s collapse he and two Lehman colleagues created NOAH Advisors (and the NOAH Conference), an independent tech M&A boutique. Yoram worked at NOAH from 2009 to 2013. Yoram completed 21 M&A deals with over $10bn in combined value and for example led the sale of Fotolia.com to KKR ($500M), the acquisition of Bigpoint by TA/Summit ($350m) and the sale of Softonic to Partners Group (€275m).

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Emma Lindley

Job Title: [email protected] Innovate Identity

Emma has worked in the digital identity space since 2003. She was part of the start up team that built and developed the GBG plc (www.gbgplc.com) identity verification service, at the time called URU, now ID3 Global. This small team built and took a new concept to the UK market place, enabling electronic identity verification. The service was sold and used by all the major UK banks, over 70 of the world largest online gambling companies, major telcos and retailers. In 2012 Emma founded Innovate Identity a specialist consultancy focussed on the digital identity space. In 2013 Emma became one of the founders of Veridu, a social verification company. In 2015 Emma became a founder and director for Confyrm Inc, who won one of the prestigious NSTIC pilot grants.

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Al Martin

Job Title: VP of Global Presales and Technical [email protected] Darktrace

Al Martin has over 11 years’ experience in enterprise software, starting at Autonomy, where he ran the company’s pre-sales and post-sales organizations across EMEA and APJ and oversaw some of the world’s largest software deployments. Prior to joining Darktrace, he worked for HP, where he was responsible for the creation and growth of the Professional Services Solutions organization. Al is responsible for customer-facing technical teams at Darktrace, ensuring the highest standards of consistency and service across all customer touch points. Al holds a first-class degree in Computer Science from the University of Sheffield.

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Leonard Austin

Job Title: Founder / [email protected] Ravelin

Leonard Austin is the chief financial officer of [Ravelin](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/ravelin), a smart fraud prevention platform. He was previously a technical lead at Hailo. Prior to Hailo, Austin founded Recensus before which he was a director at Welford Media. Austin holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Leicester.

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Mairtin O’Riada

Job Title: Founder & [email protected] Ravelin

Mairtin is the CIO at Ravelin, which provides fraud protection for online businesses.The “I” in CIO stands for “Intelligence”, and Mairtin runs the Signals Intelligence team, responsible for the machine learning and graph network models at the heart of Ravelin’s detection engine. He was previously the Head of Fraud at the taxi app Hailo, where he honed his fraudster frustrating skills. He is an internationally experienced intelligence analyst, with stints in Scotland Yard, the United Nations and elsewhere, busting down doors and taking names. An enthusiastic amateur violinist, any resemblance to a certain fictional detective is entirely coincidental.

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Limor Schweitzer

Job Title: Founder and [email protected] RoboSavvy

Born in the UK, lived in Italy, USA, Israel and currently in Portugal, loves all things technical, has been granted some 15 patents, accumulated 25 years experience in IT, Telecom, web and robotics, and rarely ever worked for a company he didn’t own. Seasoned technologist entrepreneur with a passion to create startups that engage talented teams in transforming ideas into products and mind share. Born in the UK, lived in Italy, USA, Israel and currently in Portugal. Israeli Army-Intelligence, studied Physics, filed lots of patents and raised quite a bit of venture capital. Specialties Creating startups. Software development and distribution, IT services, Telecom software marketing, Internet Security, Computer Networks. Internet of Things, E-Commerce and making humanoid robots run.

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Rahul Powar

Job Title: Founder & [email protected] Red Sift

Rahul is a serial entrepreneur, technologist and leader. Prior to Redsift, he founded Apsmart which was acquired by Thomson Reuters Corporation in 2012. At TR he served as the Head of Advanced Products & Innovation. In a previous life he was part of the founding team and principal technical architect of Shazam. Before the launch of the iTunes AppStore, he envisioned and created the first Shazam iPhone App.

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James Chappell

Job Title: Founder and Chief Innovation [email protected] Digital Shadows

James has over twelve years’ experience of technical information security acting as an advisor to large private sector and government organisations.Much of his work has involved counteracting the growth of crime and fraud in computer networks and developing effective ways of measuring and managing the information security big picture.

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Ian Livingston

Job Title: Chief [email protected] BT

Ian Livingston was appointed chief executive of BT Group on June 1st 2008. Previously, he was chief executive of BT Retail, a position he held from February 2005. Prior to this, Ian was group finance director for BT Group from April 2002. Before joining BT, Ian was group finance director of the Dixons Group from 1997. He joined Dixons in 1991 and his career with the electrical retailer spanned a number of operational and financial roles, both in the UK and overseas. Earlier in his career Ian worked for 3i Group and the Bank of America International. He was previously a director of Hilton Group plc (now Ladbrokes plc) and also a director of Freeserve from its inception. Ian is also a non-executive director and Chairman of the audit committee of Celtic plc. He holds a BA in economics from Manchester University and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1987. He is 48 years old.

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Randal Pinto

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Job Title: Co-Founder & [email protected] Red Sift

Randal is passionate about delivering innovation through rapid application development. He headed the professional services arm of Apsmart, later acquired by Thomson Reuters, where he then was the Director of Advanced Products & Innovation. He has been in the mobile industry for 15 years, holding various technical and leadership roles with startups and large companies. He led Shazam’s programme management during its rapid expansion years. He’s been seen coding again. And enjoying it.

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Nick Lally

Job Title: Founder & [email protected] Ravelin

Nick Lally is the Founder at Ravelin Technology Ltd.Nick Lally is an Employee at British Telecom, Hailo, NBC Universal, Canonical Ltd (Makers of Ubuntu), Village Roadshow Pictures. He holds Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Australia in 2002 and studied at La Trobe University in 1999.

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Elly Zhang

Job Title: Director of [email protected] Heliocor

Elly Zhang is a London based global blockchain pioneer and influencer. Elly was born in Shanghai, China, and grew up in the financial centre of Asia, Hong Kong. She has her Bachelor of Arts degree in English for Professional Communication from City University of Hong Kong and began her career training at different elite PR agencies in Hong Kong. She has built a steady network within the lifestyle and entertainment industry before jumping into blockchain. Elly moved to London from Hong Kong in 2014, where she started her master’s degree in Applied Corporate Brand Management at Brunel University London, taking time to travel around Europe to embrace different Startup cultures. In London, she regularly meets with entrepreneurs, developers and blockchain startups to learn more about the rapid growing blockchain industry. Upon finishing her master’s degree, Elly joined Blockchain to take care of the growth in Asia market. Elly was also Head of Partnerships, Asia at TokenCard Limited, she was in charge of growing business and building partnerships with interesting ethereum focused projects with a special focus on Asia. Elly is now Director of Partnerships of Heliocor – Heliocor (https://www.heliocor.io/), a leading KYC/AML Compliance Reg Tech Company (https://www.heliocor.com/) based in London with clients such as Santander, Barclays, State Street, SPD Bank and others. Heliocor is a rapidly growing company, generating revenue and with industry leading blockchain experience. Heliocor intend to change the way the world does business, restoring trust. Elly is the most well known and connected face in blockchain industry in China & Asia. Elly is also the most well connected person with all big major exchanges, miners, industry media, industry companies and also industry celebrities, influencers, economists & VCs around the world.

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Jennifer Arcuri

Job Title: [email protected] Innotech Network™

CEH, CCNA, CPTE, CISSP, CISSMP, MBA Founder of the Innotech Network, Hacker House, Pinksheet Database, and Proxsey London. Cyber security expert. Tech geek, producer, adventure seeker, & secret hero. Hot on video content and data visualization. Looking for game changing technology to rock the world with. Producer. Adventure seeker. Known to be quite entrepreneurial and passionate. Doubles as occasional secret hero. Loves to laugh and enjoys anyone with a good story to show and tell.

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Ozan Ucar

Job Title: [email protected] Keepnet Labs

Ozan Ucar is the founder and chief technologist at Keepnet Labs. He has been innovating in the cyber-security space since 2006.Ozan holds international accreditations in penetration testing, ethical hacking and digital forensics.

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Jessica Barker

Job Title: Co-CEO and [email protected] Cygenta

Jessica Barker is a leader in the human nature of cybersecurity. She has been named one of the top 20 most influential women in cybersecurity in the UK and in 2017 she was awarded as one of the UK’s Tech Women 50. She is Co-Founder and co-CEO of Cygenta, where she follows her passion of positively influencing cybersecurity awareness, behaviours and culture in organisations around the world. She is a popular keynote speaker and regularly shares her expertise in the media, for example on BBC News, Sky News, Channel 4 News and in Grazia magazine and the Sunday Times. She is the Chair of ClubCISO and a board member of BlackHat Executive Summit Europe and SANS Security Awareness Summit EU.

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Annabel Mekelenkamp

Job Title: Operations [email protected] Superscript

Annabel Mekelenkamp is Operation Director at Digital Risks.

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Kate Toumazi

Job Title: Chief Operating [email protected] Privitar

As Chief Operating Officer, Kate is responsible for driving an execution focus across the organisation and ensuring day-to-day operation of the business is efficient. Prior to joining Privitar, Kate held several global leadership positions in businesses geared for transformation or growth at Thomson Reuters, and has extensive experience in pricing and commercial strategy. She balances operational excellence with practical delivery and is passionate that the customer perspective is core to all initiatives. Kate started her career qualifying as a UK Chartered Accountant in professional practice at Andersen. Kate has a BSc in Economics from the University of Nottingham.

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Sabrina Castiglione

Job Title: Chief Financial [email protected] Tessian

Sabrina joined Tessian (then CheckRecipient) in 2016 to head up the operational and finance functions. She’s an Imperial College alumnus holding a masters in Chemistry with a focus on physical and analytical chemistry. Sabrina’s professional background began in pensions actuarial and later moved into the institutional investment space before joining Tessian. Sabrina’s personal focus is on creating systems and processes that work smarter and work pragmatically with the reality of hard-working individuals in a fast-paced environment. Sabrina also sits on the Young Women’s Board of the WISE Campaign. Tessian is a machine-learning cyber security company using artificial intelligence to prevent email-based data loss in real time. Tessian builds efficient email based cybersecurity solutions with minimal administration for IT administrators, and minimal behaviour burdens on users, leveraging the latest technologies to create truly smart software.

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Andrew Tsonchev

Job Title: Director of Technology, Darktrace [email protected] Darktrace

Andrew is a technical specialist in cyber security and threat analysis, with expertise understanding network monitoring and advanced threat detection. Before joining Darktrace, Andrew worked as a Security Researcher at Cisco Systems analyzing vast data sets to uncover new trends and developments in the threat landscape. His findings have been widely reported in leading media outlets, including PC World, CRN, SecurityWeek, TripWire, and the New York Times. He holds a first class degree in physics from Oxford University, and a first class degree in philosophy from King’s College London.

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Graeme Johnson

Job Title: Global Head of Employer Brand & Talent [email protected] BT

Graeme Johnson (known as “GJ”) is global head of employer brand & talent engagement at British Telecom, and a former head of TA & employer brand at Virgin Media, and recruiting leader at Accenture. He most famously developed a pioneering approach to candidate experience at Virgin Media, grounded in Net Promoter Score insight, and highlighted the commercial impact poor recruitment has on subscription and retail businesses in particular.

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Harry Eliopoulos

Job Title: Founder & [email protected] Encode

Harry Eliopoulos is one of the founding members of ENCODE with twenty years of experience in the area of Information Security. During his career he has been successfully involved in program and project management for a series of demanding security projects for major international financial institutions and telecommunication organizations around the world. Before founding ENCODE, Harry served as a manager of the Secure e-Business practice of Deloitte & Touche and as Information Security Executive for Reuter’s UK Global Information Security Group. He holds a MSc in Information Security from the Royal Holloway College of the University of London (UK) and a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Economics & Business (Athens, Greece) and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

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Sean Lumley

Job Title: COO and [email protected] CybSafe

He is a proven entrepreneur that has successfully planned and engineered business and operating models for fast growing services businesses. Six years ago he started TorchlightGroup, a counter threat business focusing on the integration of specialist intelligence, cyber, defence, security and justice capabilities for government and commercial clients. His contribution saw Torchlight grow to a Times Fast Track 100 and FT 1000 company during this time. Sean remains a non-executive member of the TorchlightGroup Board.

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Charaka Goonatilake

Job Title: Founder & [email protected] Panaseer

Charaka is the brains behind our big data technology. His team lead the way in generating innovative techniques for deriving new security insight for our customers.

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Leigh-Anne Galloway

Job Title: Cyber Security Resilience [email protected] Positive Technologies

Leigh-Anne Galloway is the Cyber Security Resilience Lead at Positive Technologies where she advises organisations on how best to secure their applications and infrastructure against modern threats. Leigh-Anne started her career leading investigations into payment card breaches, where she discovered her passion for security advisory. Her keen eye for new technology has led her to work with companies such SilverTail Systems (acquired by EMC) and vArmour where she helped shape the direction of each detection platform. Across her career, she has had the opportunity to work with a diversity of organisations, implementing monitoring tools to detect and prevent fraud and security incidents from occurring.

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Sophie Harrison

Job Title: Co-Founder & Chief of [email protected] Panaseer

Sophie is chief of co-ordination and organiser extraordinaire. She looks after all of our client activity, bringing order to the team so that we can delight our customers.

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Gerry Carr

Job Title: Chief Marketing [email protected] Ravelin

Gerry Carr serves as CMO at Ravelin.He is responsible for Ravelin’s marketing strategy and operations and has worked across the company’s commercial functions since its inception. A tech industry veteran, Gerry is passionate about applying the magic of data-based prediction in new business areas.

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Alesis Novik

Job Title: CTO and [email protected] AimBrain

Alesis Novik is CTO and co-founder at Aimbrain. With the vision to provide the market with a smart and transparent biometric experience, Alesis has helped to guide AimBrain to its position as a leading Biometric Identity as-a-Service (BIDaaS) platform. Alesis holds a degree from Vilnius University and an MSc in AI from The University of Edinburgh. During the course of his academic career, he participated in two Google’s Summer of Code programmes and was an intern at CERN. Alesis completed three years of PhD work at IPAB and most recently was recognised for his entrepreneurial vision through inclusion on the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 list for European technology talent.

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Jonathan Luff

Job Title: [email protected] Epsilon

Jonathan Luff, Co-Founder of Epsilon Advisory Partners. Epsilon works with leading technology companies and investors, helping them navigate the intersection of government, enterprise, technology and society. In 2015 he co-founded CyLon. Jonathan is a former diplomat and advisor to the British Prime Minister on innovation and international issues. At 10 Downing Street, Jonathan served as the first Director of the ‘GREAT’ Campaign, the British government’s global communications campaign to promote inward investment, exports and enterprise.

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Donatella Callegaris

Job Title: Managing [email protected] Flashpoint

Donatella joined Columbia Lake Partners in 2014. She is involved in the entire deal life cycle including assessing, evaluating and post investment monitoring. Donatella is focused particularly on CLP relationships with the equity sponsors ecosystem and on identifying high growth technology companies in need of growth financing that best suits CLP’s investment criteria. Prior to joining CLP, Donatella spent seven years working at Kreos Capital, managing several aspects of the investment process on a pre-term sheet and post-term sheet basis as well as managing the portfolio for technology and life science companies based in the UK, continental Europe and Israel. Donatella also managed various levels of the fund corporate governance for Kreos II, Kreos III and Kreos IV funds. Prior to this, Donatella worked in trust management. She holds a degree in Business Management from Birkbeck College, University of London and speaks both Italian and English.

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Barry Roche

Job Title: [email protected] Protection Group International

Barry Roche spent the first eight years of his career in the Royal Marines before founding his first company, which he took from start-up to market leader. In 2009, a significant increase in the profile and gravity of piracy sparked the inception of Protection Vessels International (PVI). After achieving undisputed market leadership in Maritime Security, Roche expanded the PVI model to create Protection Group International, (PGI). Roche’s vision is to build a world-class Global brand as the leading trusted adviser for mitigating risk.

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Nik Whitfield

Job Title: Founder & [email protected] Panaseer

A globally recognised figure in the field of cyber and financial technology, Nik brings direction and leadership to the team, where he applies his phrase #deservetowin daily.

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Bharat Mistry

Job Title: Principal Security [email protected] Trend Micro

Drawing upon his experience in all areas of security, Bharat works with CISOs providing industry subject matter expertise in the development of Information Security strategies linking in depth security defences to the business requirements. Bharat focuses on major global clients in the Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Telecommunications and Retail markets.

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Robin Oldham

Job Title: Founder and Chief [email protected] Cydea

Robin Oldham is the founder of Cydea, a positive cyber security consultancy, and previously lead BAE Systems’ Security Advisory & Technical Services business, recognised by Forrester as one of the leading information security consultancies. He helps businesses defend themselves from cyber crime and thrive in the digital world and has over fifteen years experience including advising numerous boards on how to manage crises resulting from cyber-attack. Robin works with financial services, energy, telecommunications and transport clients, as well central and secure government departments, to better prepare and protect their interests. By better understanding their cyber threat and risk landscape Robin helps them build resilient, defendable architectures and implement efficient security operations. Previously Robin worked for Multiplay – a world leading esports festival and enterprise game hosting provider – where he regularly built and secured 3000-node, high performance networks within 24 hours. Robin has a first class degree in Digital Forensics from the University of Portsmouth and is mentor to cyber technology startups from the CyLon incubator.

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Roderick Cameron

Job Title: Chief Strategy [email protected] Heliocor

Business Leader with a record of managing teams, translating ideas, developing strategies and driving businesses to achieve and exceed revenue expectations. Unique blend of skills from corporate law, growth management and financial PR. Expert in ‘making things happen’ for high-powered people and businesses to deliver equity value. Proven ability in building and managing effective relationships to grow an enterprise or achieve an exit based on fund management valuation techniques. Track record of advising on strategic issues in on going, transactional and crisis situations: from the mid-market to the world’s largest corporations. Last 5 years spent coaching, consulting and advising boards and business owners on strategy and performance. An analytical adviser with a deep understanding of business growth drivers, operational effectiveness and valuation. Ability to balance big picture with attention to detail and communicate complexities simply to motivate high performance teams to succeed.

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Nikki Stones

Job Title: Head of [email protected] Privitar

As Head of Marketing, Nikki is responsible for Privitar’s brand development, marketing strategy and communications. She also supports the company’s go-to-market and sales plans. She is a highly accomplished B2B marketer, with over 15 years expertise spanning early stage tech start-ups through to some of the world’s largest enterprises including KPMG, Schlumberger and Accenture, where she held senior, strategic roles. She has broad sector experience across Financial Services, Energy and Pharmaceuticals. Nikki has a complementary blend of marketing and technology skills and is highly accomplished at building teams from the ground up. Nikki has a post-graduate diploma from the London School of Journalism and is Chartered Institute of Marketing qualified.

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Joe HQ Luong

Job Title: [email protected] Crypta Labs

Joe is the CEO of Crypta Labs, an IoT security startup that is developing a quantum-based encryption chip and software to secure the Internet of Things, Prior to Crypta Labs, Joe Co-founded iProsper Media (a marketing agency and advertising platform focusing on Financial Services). Joe also founded financial websites MyEggNest, FinanceNews, and PensionCalculator. Joe is also an active advisory member for several UK tech Start-ups.

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Andy Beale

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Job Title: Chief Engineer, BT [email protected] BT

Andy Beale is responsible for all of BT Sport’s broadcast technology and operations and was instrumental in the design and build of its studio complex at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford.

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Frederic Halley

Job Title: Operating [email protected] NextWorld Capital

Frederic has extensive experience working with venture-backed technology companies as both a senior operational executive and as an advisor. Recently, Frederic was the Managing Partner of Tioga Venture, an international management consulting firm focusing on high-tech companies. Frederic has led engagements across Europe for many international software, internet and mobile companies, with a particular focus on strategic marketing, operational excellence and market expansion. At Tioga Venture, Frederic developed the transaction services practice, leading strategic due diligence for private equity investors as well as helping high-tech companies execute expansion, financing and acquisition plans. Over the last 12 years, Frederic has held leadership positions in several venture-backed companies. He was the COO of Netsize (acquired by Gemalto), GM of Pertinence (acquired by Dassault Systemes), and Sales Director for SLP Infoware (acquired by Gemalto). Prior to joining SLP Infoware, Frederic worked as a consultant for the Boston Consulting Group, where he led strategic IT projects in both Germany and France. Frédéric was also a consultant for Accenture, working on IT and operational issues for international retail and consumer goods clients in France and the UK. Frederic leads NWC’s Paris office. Frederic earned a MS in Telecommunication Engineering from Telecom Paris and a MBA from the Northwestern Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

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Deepak Prabhakara

Job Title: [email protected] ContentSift

Deepak brings over a decade of expertise in design, architecture and development of complex software products. Prior to Red Sift, he was the founder of ContentSift. Deepak was the first technical hire at Apsmart. He has led product and engineering teams at several startups and worked on the Opera Mini and Mobile browsers, a product loved and used by millions of users across the globe.

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Claire Galbois-Alcaix

Job Title: Marketing [email protected] Yubico

Multi-lingual international marketing experience in the Technology industry as well as past experience with global brands such as EMC, DHL and Deloitte, totalling 20+ years in marketing roles. Managed global marketing programs and for EMEA, Asia and the USA. Schooled internationally; graduate from the E.C.G. Business School and the University of Cambridge.

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Zeki Turedi

Job Title: Technology Strategist, [email protected] CrowdStrike

Zeki Turedi is an influential, tenacious and highly sought cybersecurity commentator, consultant and presenter. Zeki has extensive incident response & forensic knowledge within law enforcement, government and private sector. His specialities include incident response, malware analysis, threat intelligence, digital forensics, network forensics, digital investigations, data loss prevention, and advanced threat modelling.

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Michael Huth

Job Title: Chief Technology [email protected] XAIN

Michael Huth is CTO of XAIN AG and a Professor of Computer Science at Imperial College London. He is a Diplom-Mathematiker (TU Darmstadt, Germany) and obtained his Ph.D. in 1991 (Tulane University of Louisiana, USA). His research focuses on cybersecurity (notably the interplay of trust, security, risk, and economics), as well as security and privacy in machine learning. Michael served as the technical lead of the Harnessing Economic Value theme at PETRAS IoT Cybersecurity Research Hub in the UK. Professor Huth is an active research and product advisor within London’s cybersecurity startup scene.

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Daniel Brett

Job Title: Chief Security [email protected] CounterCraft

Daniel is the Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Marketing. He is a specialist in internationalisation and B2B sales, and has managed high-level accounts, clients and sales teams worldwide. His business acumen is coupled with a technical background in IT. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, he has been asked to speak as an expert on cybersecurity by international conferences and media outlets such as the BBC.

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Greg Day

Job Title: VP & CSO, [email protected] Palo Alto Networks

Greg Day is Vice President and Regional Chief Security Officer, EMEA, at Palo Alto Networks. In this role, he oversees Palo Alto Networks regional security operations and is responsible for regional cybersecurity strategy and the development of threat intelligence, security best practices and thought leadership for Palo Alto Networks in EMEA.

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Adnan Zaheer

Job Title: Senior Finance [email protected] PwC

Adnan has over 15 years’ experience in FTSE100s and SMEs. This includes the turnaround of a UK company to become one of UK’s top three providers of flowers by courier. He also assisted a Fintech startup to become the second largest pension auto-enrolment company as well as with its fundraising. Adnan was a 2016 finalist in the ‘UK Finance Director of the Year’ awards under the Growth Companies category. He has a strong commercial acumen and acts as a catalyst in driving business growth, proactively undertaking improvement initiatives to enhance business performance. Outside of work he is a keen golfer and goes to the gym regularly

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Daniela Menzky

Job Title: Chief [email protected] Auto Clubs International

Daniela Menzky is Chief Operating Officer at CyNation Limited. She has been a Board Director with over 25 years of international and diverse industry sector experience, featuring a unique combination of expertise within global corporate blue chip organisations such as Kodak, Avon Products and HAVI Logistics as well as small & medium size technology enterprises (SME). She held a number of senior Human Resources & Organisational Strategy roles before moving into General Management. Following her successful corporate career, she became a Director of Waterbridge Capital, a venture capital firm with a portfolio of small cap companies in digital media, telecoms and cyber security. With excellent commercial understanding of the high tech and investment eco-system, her focus is on developing and implementing scalable growth plans in a number of executive and non-executive roles. Daniela has a proven track record that spans different industries, diverse business models and company sizes, allowing her to bring the best of these worlds to the table. Used to working in challenging circumstances, her strength lies in combining strategic vision with operational excellence and implementation focus, as demonstrated during numerous successful business turn-arounds transformational organisational change projects.

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Saher Naumaan

Job Title: Threat Intelligence [email protected] BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

Saher Naumaan is a threat intelligence analyst at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence and a rising star in the industry. Her current research is on state-sponsored cyber espionage with a focus on threat groups and activity in the Middle East. Saher specialises in analysis covering the intersection of geopolitics and cybersecurity, and regularly speaks at events and conferences around the world. Earlier this year, she also organised RESET, Europe’s first cybersecurity conference with an all-female speaker line-up. Prior to working at Applied Intelligence, Saher graduated from King’s College London with a Master’s degree in intelligence and security, where she received the Barrie Paskins Award for Best MA dissertation in War Studies.

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Gino Coquis

Job Title: Product Strategy [email protected] Red Sift

Gino has a passion for complementing breakthrough technology with a sound customer proposition. Early in his career, Gino helped many companies commercialise mobile applications at the dawn of mobile internet. He led the deployment of Yahoo mobile search in Europe, then went onto lead several search and customer centric initiatives for Ebay. He has also been involved with various entrepreneurial ventures as both an investor and advisor in commercial strategy.

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Julian Wilson

Job Title: Intrapreneur UK [email protected] Barclays Ventures

Julian has worked for bright people for many years, turning ideas into software services or businesses: at Apple, AT&T Unisource, his own business and now at Barclays. His focus has now shifted on the building blocks of cryptocurrency and their potential to improve the ways we move money, manage identity and enable participation. Julian specialises in business and product strategy, business planning and the ideology of the Internet.

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Nic Jackson

Job Title: Developer [email protected] HashiCorp

Nic Jackson is a developer advocate and polyglot programmer working for HashiCorp, and the author of “Building Microservices in Go” a book which examines the best patterns and practices for building microservices with the Go programming language. In his spare time, Nic coaches and mentors at Coder Dojo, teaches at Women Who Go and GoBridge, speaks and evangelizes good coding practice, process, and technique

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Grace Cassy

Job Title: [email protected] CyLon

Grace Cassy, Co-Founder of Epsilon Advisory Partners. Epsilon works with leading technology companies and investors, helping them navigate the intersection of government, enterprise, technology and society. In 2015 she co-founded CyLon. Prior to this, Grace spent 10 years in the UK Diplomatic Service, working on Asia, Europe, the Americas and global security policy. Between 2004-6, she was an advisor to PM Tony Blair in 10 Downing Street, specialising in Asia and national security.

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Jens Munch

Job Title: Head of Global Trade & Supply [email protected] IOTA Foundation

Jens leads the IOTA Foundation’s work to integrate Distributed Ledger Technology (the Tangle) within trade and supply chains – collaborating with both public and private partners. He brings 20 years of international experience working for established firms, consultancies, and NGOs. He has created partnerships in global trade and build new venture start-ups. Jens is an expert advisor on Trade and Distributed Ledger Technology supporting the UK Parliament, World Economic Forum and corporates. He has taken up positions in corporate strategy/business development/sustainability and as an intrapreneur and entrepreneur. Jens is also a pioneer in building public-private partnerships to enable better trade for all, including the co-founder of the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (www.tradefacilitation.org) and the Logistics Emergency Teams with World Food Programme.

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Oliver Lavery

Job Title: VP of [email protected] IMMUNIO

An inquisitive white hat hacker who deems the best way to secure is to first break in, Oliver is the VP of Research at IMMUNIO. Oliver is a brilliant technologist who is constantly evaluating — determining how to penetrate the world’s most secure systems, then figuring out how to protect them. After dropping out of high school to become a full-time hacker, Oliver has seen it all when it comes to IT vulnerabilities. He came to IMMUNIO after realizing the huge potential for RASP technology and evaluating the strength of the software himself (by trying to crack it, of course). Bringing his always curious eye to the organization, along with his deep expertise in computer systems and software code, Oliver has become a foundational part of the IMMUNIO leadership team. Prior to IMMUNIO, Oliver did consulting for some of the world’s largest banks at Gotham Digital Science Ltd. There he was tasked with hacking into systems then working to fix the vulnerabilities he identified. Oliver also spent time directing security research at nCircle (now Tripwire), was a manager at Security Compass and Chief Scientist at PivX Solutions.

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Ian Woolley

Job Title: Chief Revenue [email protected] Ensighten

Ian’s impressive background and management expertise in digital marketing and advertising are fueling his success in driving adoption of Ensighten’s solutions worldwide. Ian started his career at Dun & Bradstreet Europe before working at Interpublic Group’s Draft Digital as Managing Director. After building his own premium publisher business, which was acquired by major US ad network Burst Media in 2010, he joined blinkx PLC as Managing Director of European Operations. Ian most recently served as Chief Commercial Officer of London-based VisualDNA, where he was responsible for worldwide revenue and business strategy across four business units.

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Kirsten Connell

Job Title: Managing [email protected] CyLon

Kirsten joined Seedcamp in early 2011 from E-Synergy where she managed Investment Readiness Programmes in London, Northern Ireland and continental Europe and sourced deal flow. At Seedcamp Kirsten is the epicenter of the Seedcamp network and leads the schedule of events throughout the year. Deciding what are the key cities to visit, what are the up and coming tech hubs of Europe and who are the founders they need to meet certainly keeps her busy. A large portion of Kirsten’s role involves interacting with local partners to grow Seedcamp’s network and outreach to the local start-up communities. Both are essential in ensuring they attract the best local start-ups. For the entrepreneurs out there looking to apply to Seedcamp, Kirsten is likely your first point of contact as the woman behind the application process. She also manages Seedcamp’s network of mentors and their annual sponsors. Kirsten grew up in the Netherlands and holds a BA (hons) degree in Business Management. Kirsten combines her charisma, superior organisational skills and passion for European tech to grow their platform and make it go.

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Vincent Iadevaia

Job Title: Product [email protected] Palantir Technologies

Part-time super villain with a secret volcano base located in London.

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Mike MacIntyre

Job Title: Founder, VP Product & Chief [email protected] Panaseer

Mike has had a career in industry combining data analytics for both financial fraud and cyber security, working in the main for the world’s largest commercial organisations. He is responsible for researching, experimenting and applying computational and analytical techniques to derive new insights in cyber security. Mike holds a PhD and MSc in Astrophysics, as well as a BSc in Physics.

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Arjun Hassard

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Job Title: Product Lead and Network Economics [email protected] NuCypher

Arjun Hassard is a CMO at Factmata.

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Hector Page

Job Title: Research [email protected] Privitar

Hector Page is a Research Scientist at Privitar.

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Tim Yunusov

Job Title: Head of Banking Systems Security [email protected] Positive Technologies

Timur Yunusov is Senior Expert of Banking systems security and author of multiple research in the field of application security, including “Bruteforce of PHPSESSID,” rated in Top Ten Web Hacking This includes techniques of 2012 by WhiteHat Security and “XML Out-Of-Band” shown at the Black Hat EU 2013. Timur is a professional application security researcher who has previously spoken at Black Hat EU, HackInTheBox, Nullcon, NoSuchCon, CanSecWest, Hack In Paris, ZeroNights and Positive Hack Days.

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Jean-Luc Crowther

Job Title: Product [email protected] Superscript

Jean-Luc Crowther is a account executive at Digital Risks.

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Leah Selig Chauhan

Job Title: [email protected] Tech Against Terrorism

Leah Selig Chauhan is a Research Analyst on the Tech Against Terrorism initiative, where she mainly focusses on FinTechs and developing tools for the initiative’s Knowledge Sharing Platform (KSP). Leah previously worked at both the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM) at the London think-tank Demos and The Quilliam Foundation. She has also written about the relationship between radical beliefs and violent behaviours for the Flemish Peace Institute. Leah holds an MSc in European Studies from the LSE, and received the Michael Oakeshott Award for her dissertation, which focused on the UK’s ‘Prevent’ legislation and education.

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Rob Holtom

Job Title: IT Data [email protected] BT

Rob Holtom Experienced technology, product and business development professional with focus on digital innovation. Has held roles at Dun & Bradstreet and Sky, and is currently Head of Digital Transformation at BT.

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Nicolas Corrarello

Job Title: Regional Director, Solutions Engineering [email protected] HashiCorp

Nicolas Corrarello’s background includes 6+ years of Unix system administration roles, managing AIX/Solaris/Linux systems in different companies. Nicolas also worked two years as a support engineer, and instructor/examiner for Red Hat delivering RHCE / RHCA courses. Open source enthusiast. While he spent years doing things manually, he’s now a firm believer that the system administration practice needs to evolve and raise to the challenges of current times.

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Amanda Finch

Job Title: General [email protected] Institute of Information Security Professionals

Amanda Finch has specialised in Information Security management since 1991. In addition to her role as General Manager of the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) she works with the Information Security Forum (ISF) and the British Computer Society (BCS) to gain recognition for the discipline as a recognised profession. Amanda has a Master’s degree in Information Security, is a full and founder member of the IISP and a Fellow of the BCS. She spent 28 years working at Marks and Spencer Plc in information security and in 2007 she was awarded European Chief Information Security Officer of the year by SC Magazine.

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Shadi Razak

Job Title: CTO & Director of Cyber Security and Compliancy [email protected] CyNation

Shadi is a cyber security and business digitalisation expert, with a strong foundation in business and IT strategy. His expertise in information security management, information governance and compliance, cloud security and business digitalisation has made him a sought after advisor to and coach for a number of international blue chip companies, government organisations, financial services and SME’s for the past 15 years.

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Des Lekerman

Job Title: Group [email protected] TIG

Des Lekerman is the CEO of TIG. He is a driven and proven entrepreneur with an eye on future trends, technologies all focused on opportunities to grow the business and add value to our clients. Des has over 25 years’ experience in the Tech sector and has been involved in several acquisitions in both buy and sell side. Having founded Eurodata in 1990 as one of the leading service providers in the UK, he went on to sell the business in 2011 which is now part of Capita. Des is both investor and a Director with a real passion for success by empowering his team and managing the exceptional talent at TIG to deliver high value solutions and services.

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Chris Swan

Job Title: CTO Global Infrastructure [email protected] CSC

Chris Swan is CTO for Global Infrastructure Services at CSC, a global leader in providing technology enabled business solutions and services. He has previously held CTO and Director of R&D roles at Cohesive Networks, UBS, Capital SCF and Credit Suisse, where he worked on app servers, compute grids, security, mobile, cloud, networking and containers.

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Harry Tinson

Job Title: Enterprise Account [email protected] HANDD Business Solutions

Harry is an experienced sales manager with over 6 years experience in the industry. At HANDD he manages large accounts across all verticals, helping deploying various projects around: GDPR, Managed File Transfer, Identity and Access Management, Data Loss Prevention, Endpoint protection, User & Entity Behaviour Analytics, Data Governance and Incident Response.

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Dan Raywood

Job Title: Contributing [email protected] Infosecurity Magazine

Dan Raywood is the contributing editor of Infosecurity Magazine. He has written about IT security since 2008, having spent five years as news editor of SC Magazine, 20 months as Editor of IT Security Guru and six months as an Analyst in the Information Security Practice at 451 Research. He has spoken at 44CON, SIRB conference and Infosecurity Europe, as well as writing for a number of vendor blogs and presenting on webcasts.

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Doug Norton Bilsby

Job Title: VP, Industries Retail & [email protected] ForgeRock

Doug Norton-Bilsby is responsible for setting the direction of all ForgeRock’s client facing activity in the Retail and Consumer Products arena globally. He is charged with defining the strategy for the operation and ensuring its consistent execution through Sales, Pre-Sales, Marketing and Product. He also leads and sets the direction for all Partner and Alliance activity for the market across the region. Doug joined ForgeRock in January 2017. Doug comes to ForgeRock after spending the past five years helping early stage Mobile Commerce technology businesses build international operations. Prior to this Doug has led the European and International businesses of market leading Enterprise Technology Companies including Experian, Oracle and IBM. Doug holds a number of Professional Business and Management qualifications including a Masters.

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Reuben Thompson

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Job Title: Vice President Of [email protected] Gospel Technology

Reuben has 15 years’ experience in web and software development, having occupied multiple technical roles since 2003. Reuben joined Gospel from Experian Marketing Services, where he was most recently responsible for the software development and product management functions for the Alchemy Social, Promote and Intelligent Audiences product lines. Prior to that, he worked for a VAR, where he was in charge of e-commerce and internal line of business applications. Across these roles, Reuben gained extensive experience of managing large-scale software projects, scalable, distributed, service-oriented software architectures, and how to satisfy complex and divergent compliance requirements (FCA, PCI, etc). As Vice President for Technology at Gospel, Reuben is responsible for all platform and product development activities.

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Chris Gould

Job Title: [email protected] Secgate

Information Risk expert with over 25 years experience in assisting organisations throughout the world in assessing and managing technology related risks particularly relating to Information Security, Business Continuity and Crisis Management. Key strengths include ability to build and develop long-term business relationships, communicate effectively at board level as well as with operational teams and in motivating and inspiring cross functional teams to solve business problems related to technology and cyber risk.

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Gurmail Singh

Job Title: Strategic Alliances and Snr [email protected] Trend Micro

Gurmail Singh is responsible for Trend Micro UK’s Strategic Cloud Alliances and tasked to engage customers & partner communities on Trend Micro’s global role as a Cybersecurity enabler for Cloud-first enterprises on their digital transformation journey. Working with a powerful partner eco-systems which delivers, consulting services, AppDev, DevSecOps, systems integration, managed cloud and outsourcing services to help UK enterprises boost their digital goals. All this by our partners helping enterprise boost innovation, drive adoption and manage their datacentre modernization securely across the Hybrid cloud spectrum. Prior to Trend Micro, Gurmail held positions in Consulting, Cloud, Alliances, and Software specialist disciplines which covered Cloud, Modern workspace and Customer experience platforms. With a key focus on helping enterprises and Cloud partners build and develop customer-focused propositions for the UK market. Notably Gurmail has held positions with Microsoft, Rackspace, & Systems Integrator Partners over the last 15+ years of his career. is responsible for Trend Micro UK’s Strategic Cloud Alliances and tasked to engage customers & partner communities on Trend Micro’s global role as a Cybersecurity enabler for Cloud-first enterprises on their digital transformation journey. Working with a powerful partner eco-systems which delivers, consulting services, AppDev, DevSecOps, systems integration, managed cloud and outsourcing services to help UK enterprises boost their digital goals. All this by our partners helping enterprise boost innovation, drive adoption and manage their datacentre modernization securely across the Hybrid cloud spectrum. Prior to Trend Micro, Gurmail held positions in Consulting, Cloud, Alliances, and Software specialist disciplines which covered Cloud, Modern workspace and Customer experience platforms. With a key focus on helping enterprises and Cloud partners build and develop customer-focused propositions for the UK market. Notably Gurmail has held positions with Microsoft, Rackspace, & Systems Integrator Partners over the last 15+ years of his career.

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Kevin Bailey

Job Title: Director GTM [email protected] Gospel Technology

Kevin is responsible for the Go-To-Market Strategy at Gospel, where he works alongside the senior management team to ensure that the Gospel purpose aligns with wider market requirements. With over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry, Kevin has worked for leading corporates such as StorageTek, Symantec, IDC and BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, as well as successfully launching and repositioning other innovative technology vendors. Kevin is now using his strong commercial acumen and ability to interpret both technical and executive objectives, along with the ability to validate planning and strategy into operational excellence to coordinate a consistent and client-centric approach to Gospel’s engagements. Kevin holds an MSc Marketing (Distinction) from University of South Wales and a postgraduate diploma (DipM) from Chartered Institute of Marketing

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Simon Migliano

Job Title: Head of [email protected] Top10VPN

I lead the digital privacy & cybersecurity research for Top10VPN, the world’s biggest VPN review site. I’m responsible for public advocacy and for original research that raises awareness of cybersecurity and digital privacy issues. I also act as company spokesman. Key research that I’ve authored includes the Dark Web Market Price Index that’s been reported on worldwide and the Top10VPN Smart Toys Privacy & Security Report that was featured in the New York Times. As a former journalist and current tech professional with experience of both working in China and remotely leading a Shanghai team, I am a passionate supporter of a secure internet free from state interference.

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Roger Kruger

Job Title: VP of [email protected] Ravelin

Roger Kruger serves as VP of sales at Ravelin. Roger’s business passion lies in growing deep lists of very happy customers that love using relevant solutions. That’s why he loves Ravelin – his words not ours. Prior to Ravelin, Roger has navigated the payments and fraud management industry for the past 15 years, enjoying leadership roles within organisations across the spectrum of start ups to large corporates. When not building funnels at Ravelin, Roger can be found being coached by his kids in the art of Lego building or Barbie role play.

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Gabriel Varaljay

Job Title: [email protected] ENVIENTA

CEO / co-founder – Manufacturing and supply chain process engineer at NCR and Sanmina SCI in partnership with IBM, HP and Dell. Marketing manager at Kent Holdings, co-founder and COO at VixT. Responsible for manufacturing partnerships, distribution and communication.

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Rob Anderson

Job Title: Head of Field [email protected] Gospel Technology

Rob has over 20 years of experience across multiple continents, in accelerating growth and building first-class global teams for startups. As Head of Field Operations at Gospel Technology, Rob is focused on maximising customer success through the functions of delivery and presales. Previously Rob ran global sales engineering at MapR, one of the top Big Data vendors, doubling growth every year through his four years of tenure. Prior to MapR, Rob was EMEA CTO for the Isilon division of EMC, a global leader in enabling information technology as a service (ITaaS). In his thirteen years at EMC/Isilon, Rob was promoted through a series of technical, commercial and leadership roles, taking the company to IPO and eventually a $2.5b acquisition by EMC. Rob holds an M.Sc. from the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, and a B.Eng. in Computer Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and holds eleven patents.

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Jeremy Silver

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Job Title: [email protected] Digital Catapult

Jeremy Silver is CEO of the Digital Catapult. He is an author and entrepreneur specialising in digital media, big data, music and the creative industries. He is a non-executive director of a number of early stage companies in music and media. He is a member of the UK Creative Industries Council and was Executive Chairman of Semetric Ltd (acquired by Apple), CEO of Sibelius Software (acquired by Avid) and Worldwide Vice-President of New Media for EMI Group in Los Angeles. He was an advisor to the founders of Shazam. He co-founded Uplister in San Francisco, which was the world’s first playlist-sharing music service. He is the author of an acclaimed book Digital Medieval: the first twenty years of music on the web – and the next twenty. His discussion paper Blockchain or Chaingang was published by CREATe at the University of Glasgow, where he is an Industry Fellow.

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Roy Bachar

Job Title: VP of Sales & Business [email protected] Upstream Security

Roy Bachar is the VP of Sales & Business Development at Upstream Security. Prior to Upstream, He is a former Chief Commercial Officer at Cellwize and Founder of mnh innovations. Mr. Bachar holds an MBA from ESCP Europe and attended executive programs in INSEAD France and Red McCombs School of Business in Austin, USA.

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Michael Gooding

Job Title: Enterprise Web Architect in [email protected] Akamai Technologies

I am a Web Performance Evangelist for Akamai Technologies. As I get older I find myself becoming more and more impatient and this helps fuel my desire for a faster web experience.Prior to working at Akamai I worked for the NCC Group (formerly Site Confidence) helping advise customers from all industries in ways of improving the performance of their sites.

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Nick Morris

Job Title: Head Of [email protected] CyLon

Nick is a Director at Epsilon Advisory Partners, before which he spent three years running a technology startup. Following the company’s launch in 2014 by HRH Prince Charles, Nick successfully secured partnerships with a number of globally market leading companies across the UK, Europe and USA. Nick also sits on the Trustee Board of two small charities.

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Neira Jones

Job Title: Non Executive [email protected] Cognosec AB

In financial services and technology and advises organisations on payments, cyber crime, information security, regulations and digital innovation. She is a former director of payment security and fraud at Barclaycard and previously worked for Santander, Abbey National, Oracle Corp. and Unisys. She is a non-executive director for publically listed cyber security company Cognosec and chairman for payments company Comcarde. She also chairs the advisory board for mobile innovator Ensygnia and is a partner for the Global Cyber Alliance. You will find her on the Jax Finance Top 20 Social Influencers in Fintech 2017, the City AM Powerful Women in the City List, the Richtopia Top 100 Most Influential People in Fintech and the Innotribe Femtech Leaders List.

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Colin Domoney

Job Title: Senior Product Innovation [email protected] Veracode

Originally an embedded systems developer working on military grade secure communications systems in South Africa, Colin has over 20 years of development and security expertise in the telecommunications, consumer, medical and financial service industries. His most recent experience has been as the technical expert leading a large scale application security programme in a large multinational investment bank. He was responsible for the deployment and operation of the Veracode service, and leading the remediation programme, and deploying a RASP solution within the organisation.

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Colin Grieves

Job Title: General Manager, Digital Media [email protected] Experian

Colin is Managing Director of Experian’s Digital Media & Marketing Services group in the UK and EMEA. Experian is seen as a true global leader in collation, management, protection and understanding of consumer data. Colin’s group works with the insight derived from Experian’s view of consumer attributes and personas to support all parts of the media ecosystem. Whether that is supporting publisher and media groups to understand audiences to deliver accurate targeting options or helping advertisers & agencies to find their best target market, Experian data provides the solution.

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Emily Savage

Job Title: Project [email protected] Open Mobile Media

She has a strong background in researching complex mobile and M2M markets in order to curate high level business engagements and conferences. As a bit of a tech and science geek with a MSc in Marine Biology, Emily has a natural passion to sniff out the latest tech trends and understand how they fit into the wider ecosystem. Her experience project managing major business intelligence projects with Telematics Update have given her a structured knowledge of the wireless industry and she will now be using this to help continue the growing success of the Open Mobile Summit in San Francesco and London. Outside of work Emily enjoys jumping into a wetsuit and going Laser dingy sailing as well as running, reading and enjoying the sites of London.

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