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Tony Sales
Dubbed Britain's Greatest Fraudster he is now a fraud and loss prevention advisor.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - David Blunkett
Former UK Government Home Secretary, Writer and International Speaker

Professor Barry O'Sullivan
Professor at UCC & Founding Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics

 
 

Maya Horowitz
Head of the Threat Intelligence Group, Check Point Software Technologies. An expert in preventing and fighting against ransomware.

David Cahill
Security Strategy & Architecture Manager for AIB & Chairman of the Irish Information Security Forum

 
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Brendan Dowling
Founder & CEO, Consumer Data Protection

 
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Bertram Dorn
Specialised Solution Architect AWS, Security and Compliance

 

Aoife Sexton
Co-founder Director Frontier Privacy

 
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Misha Glenny
Award-winning writer, broadcaster and author of the book McMafia, The Globalisation Of Organised Crime

 
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Francis O’Haire
Director of Technology & Strategy, DataSolutions

 
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Nick Lowe
Regional Director for UK and Ireland at Check Point Software Technologies.

 
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Niall Moran
Principle Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Ireland

 
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Linda Hynes
Head of Employment & Data Protection – Leman Solicitors

 
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Ed Ronayne
Chief Technology Officer at Strencom

 

Ian Porteous
SE Manager at Check Point Software Technologies UK

 
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Jenny Radcliffe
aka “The People Hacker”. expert in Social Engineering (the human element of security), negotiations, non-verbal communication and deception

 
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Andy Waterhouse
EMEA Pre-Sales Director, RSA Security

 
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Nigel Tozer
Solutions Marketing Director EMEA at Commvault

 
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Oleh Derevianko
Head of the Board, ISSP - Information Systems Security Partners

Full Speaker Biographies

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - David Blunkett

Former UK Government Home Secretary, Writer and International Speaker

As Home Secretary at the time of 9/11, David served through the most testing times. Since leaving the front bench David has continued to inform policy-making on social mobility, affordable credit and cyber security.  David was the un-paid chair of the International Cyber Security Projection Alliance until 2016 and now is the honorary chair of the Cyber Essentials Direct Ltd (promoting the Cyber Highway). As well as giving an insider’s view on the political landscape, David talks with authority on managing change, social responsibility and the benefits of diversity. His own story is one of overcoming considerable adversity. Labour party politician David Blunkett was born with a rare genetic condition that left him completely blind. From a deprived family in one of Sheffield's poorest neighbourhoods, he beat the odds to become one of the UKs most popular and influential politicians. Rising to become Education and Employment Secretary, Home Secretary and eventually Work and Pensions Secretary in Tony Blair's Cabinet, David was promoted to Home Secretary after the 2001 general election.  

As Home Secretary at the time of 9/11, David served through the most testing times. Since leaving the front bench David has continued to inform policy-making on social mobility, affordable credit and cyber security.  David was the un-paid chair of the International Cyber Security Projection Alliance until 2016 and now is the honorary chair of the Cyber Essentials Direct Ltd (promoting the Cyber Highway). As well as giving an insider’s view on the political landscape, David talks with authority on managing change, social responsibility and the benefits of diversity. His own story is one of overcoming considerable adversity.

Labour party politician David Blunkett was born with a rare genetic condition that left him completely blind. From a deprived family in one of Sheffield's poorest neighbourhoods, he beat the odds to become one of the UKs most popular and influential politicians. Rising to become Education and Employment Secretary, Home Secretary and eventually Work and Pensions Secretary in Tony Blair's Cabinet, David was promoted to Home Secretary after the 2001 general election.

 

 

Tony Sales

Dubbed Britain's Greatest Fraudster he is now a fraud and loss prevention advisor

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Tony Sales is probably the only man in the world to have ever worked at both the summit of organised crime and the pinnacle of fraud and loss prevention. Dubbed “Britain’s Greatest Fraudster” by the British media, clearly anyone with such a unique skill set is intrinsically valuable to almost any major organisation… And Sales now advises some of the biggest businesses on their fraud and loss prevention strategies. The key thing about Sales’ work is that it is not just theoretical or academic. He is engaged by a business, given no special treatment or information, but then has the knack of breaking their systems and robbing them blind… with their “permission” of course. Sales has spoken at key fraud and loss prevention industry events including Retail Fraud – London, Insurance Times Fraud Charter; The Financial Services Club (London, Dublin, Edinburgh and Vienna), Retail Fraud – Dublin, EFMA Paris, EIG Barcelona, Retail Fraud – London, Internet Retail Expo (IRX) Birmingham, as well as private conferences and events throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Tony has also been covered in numerous publications as well as appearing as the subject of several crime documentaries and providing technical consultancy for film and TV productions on real life crime.  

Tony Sales is probably the only man in the world to have ever worked at both the summit of organised crime and the pinnacle of fraud and loss prevention.

Dubbed “Britain’s Greatest Fraudster” by the British media, clearly anyone with such a unique skill set is intrinsically valuable to almost any major organisation… And Sales now advises some of the biggest businesses on their fraud and loss prevention strategies.

The key thing about Sales’ work is that it is not just theoretical or academic. He is engaged by a business, given no special treatment or information, but then has the knack of breaking their systems and robbing them blind… with their “permission” of course.

Sales has spoken at key fraud and loss prevention industry events including Retail Fraud – London, Insurance Times Fraud Charter; The Financial Services Club (London, Dublin, Edinburgh and Vienna), Retail Fraud – Dublin, EFMA Paris, EIG Barcelona, Retail Fraud – London, Internet Retail Expo (IRX) Birmingham, as well as private conferences and events throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Tony has also been covered in numerous publications as well as appearing as the subject of several crime documentaries and providing technical consultancy for film and TV productions on real life crime.

 

 

Professor Barry O'Sullivan

Professor at UCC & Founding Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics

Barry is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at University College Cork. He is a founding Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, one of the world’s largest centres focused on data analytics with almost 500 researchers and staff. Professor O’Sullivan also serves as Deputy President of the European Artificial Intelligence Association, the world’s largest AI association with over 4500 members. He was elected a Fellow of the association in 2012, an honour recognising the top 3% of its members. He is the only Irish scientist to give an invited keynote at the annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence in the US.  Professor O’Sullivan has received awards for leadership, he received the international Association for Constraint Programming Distinguished Service Award, and was named Science Foundation Ireland Researcher of the Year for 2016. In 2017 he was elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, the most prestigious academic accolade in Ireland. Professor O’Sullivan has been involved in winning over €140 million in research funding, and has written more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific publications on many aspects of artificial intelligence. In 2017 he established AI Machina, a consultancy firm specialising in artificial intelligence.  

Barry is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at University College Cork. He is a founding Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, one of the world’s largest centres focused on data analytics with almost 500 researchers and staff.

Professor O’Sullivan also serves as Deputy President of the European Artificial Intelligence Association, the world’s largest AI association with over 4500 members. He was elected a Fellow of the association in 2012, an honour recognising the top 3% of its members. He is the only Irish scientist to give an invited keynote at the annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence in the US. 

Professor O’Sullivan has received awards for leadership, he received the international Association for Constraint Programming Distinguished Service Award, and was named Science Foundation Ireland Researcher of the Year for 2016. In 2017 he was elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, the most prestigious academic accolade in Ireland.

Professor O’Sullivan has been involved in winning over €140 million in research funding, and has written more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific publications on many aspects of artificial intelligence. In 2017 he established AI Machina, a consultancy firm specialising in artificial intelligence.

 

 

Maya Horowitz

Head of the Threat Intelligence Group, Check Point Software Technologies

Maya Horowitz is head of the Threat Intelligence group at Check Point Software Technologies. In the last 3 years she has been leading Check Point’s threat analysis and intelligence operations, including the global hunting of new malware and campaigns, and the tailored intelligence services for customers. Prior to Check Point, Maya had served for 10 years as officer an elite intelligence unit of the Israel Defence Forces. Maya has a master’s degree in psychology and biology from Tel-Aviv University, Israel.    

Maya Horowitz is head of the Threat Intelligence group at Check Point Software Technologies.

In the last 3 years she has been leading Check Point’s threat analysis and intelligence operations, including the global hunting of new malware and campaigns, and the tailored intelligence services for customers.

Prior to Check Point, Maya had served for 10 years as officer an elite intelligence unit of the Israel Defence Forces.

Maya has a master’s degree in psychology and biology from Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

 

 

 

Misha Glenny

Award-winning writer, broadcaster and author of the book McMafia, The Globalisation Of Organised Crime

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Misha Glenny is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and sought after keynote speaker. His best-selling book, McMafia, about the globalisation of organised crime is currently being filmed in London and will be broadcast as a major dramas series by the BBC and AMC in January of next year. Misha’s most recent book, Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio, the biography of the main who ran the largest favela in Rio for five years as head of the cocaine cartel, is also in production as a Hollywood feature film. Like these two works, Misha’s book on cybercrime, DarkMarket: How Hackers Became the New Mafia, is based primarily on interviews with people activity engaged in criminal activity. Misha interviewed criminal hackers and intelligence agents in some 20 countries to map the development of cyber malfeasance in the first 12 years of this century. Like all his books, DarkMarket was shortlisted for several prizes. A former BBC Central Europe correspondent who covered the revolutions in Eastern Europe, Misha won the Sony Gold Award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting for his work during the wars in the former Yugoslavia. He is a regularly contributor to major publications in Europe, the United States and Japan. Misha recently served as an visiting professor at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute where he ran a course entitled Crime, Corruption and Economic Transition. He was voted the best lecturer at SIPA for his work there. He is regularly consulted by governments in Europe and the Americas on the Balkans and Eastern Europe; on trans-national organized crime and on cyber security. Over the past three years, he has given over fiftykeynote speeches to companies around the world on the issue of cyber security. At present, he is developing and writing two television drama series, one focussing on crime and corruption in Rio de Janeiro, and the second, a political thriller about hackers. He is on the international advisory boards of several major NGOs.  

Misha Glenny is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and sought after keynote speaker. His best-selling book, McMafia, about the globalisation of organised crime is currently being filmed in London and will be broadcast as a major dramas series by the BBC and AMC in January of next year.

Misha’s most recent book, Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio, the biography of the main who ran the largest favela in Rio for five years as head of the cocaine cartel, is also in production as a Hollywood feature film.

Like these two works, Misha’s book on cybercrime, DarkMarket: How Hackers Became the New Mafia, is based primarily on interviews with people activity engaged in criminal activity. Misha interviewed criminal hackers and intelligence agents in some 20 countries to map the development of cyber malfeasance in the first 12 years of this century. Like all his books, DarkMarket was shortlisted for several prizes.

A former BBC Central Europe correspondent who covered the revolutions in Eastern Europe, Misha won the Sony Gold Award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting for his work during the wars in the former Yugoslavia. He is a regularly contributor to major publications in Europe, the United States and Japan.

Misha recently served as an visiting professor at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute where he ran a course entitled Crime, Corruption and Economic Transition. He was voted the best lecturer at SIPA for his work there. He is regularly consulted by governments in Europe and the Americas on the Balkans and Eastern Europe; on trans-national organized crime and on cyber security. Over the past three years, he has given over fiftykeynote speeches to companies around the world on the issue of cyber security.

At present, he is developing and writing two television drama series, one focussing on crime and corruption in Rio de Janeiro, and the second, a political thriller about hackers. He is on the international advisory boards of several major NGOs.

 

 

Brendan Dowling

Founder & CEO, Consumer Data Protection

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Brendan Dowling is the Founder and CEO of Consumer Data Protection, the world’s first Consumer Data Protection (CDP) cloud technology, that allows Consumers take control of their personal data and relationships with Enterprise, while allowing Enterprise to freely engage with Consumers, across various communications channels, while being compliant with the latest Data Protection legislation (GDPR)      

Brendan Dowling is the Founder and CEO of Consumer Data Protection, the world’s first Consumer Data Protection (CDP) cloud technology, that allows Consumers take control of their personal data and relationships with Enterprise, while allowing Enterprise to freely engage with Consumers, across various communications channels, while being compliant with the latest Data Protection legislation (GDPR)

 

 

 

 

Oleh Derevianko

Head of the Board, ISSP - Information Systems Security Partners

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Oleh Derevianko is a business and social entrepreneur. He is a Co-founder and Head of the Board of ISSP – Information Systems Security Partners – private international cybersecurity company, founded in Ukraine in 2008, and currently operating in 7 countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Middle Asia. Having strong presence in the countries at the frontline of cyber and hybrid war such as Ukraine and serving both private and public sectors ISSP provides unique expertise for APT attacks analysis, detection and response. Oleh Derevianko is also a Co-founder and President of Kyiv Cyber Academy (KCA) with a mission to provide world-class learning opportunities for students who want to become skilled professionals in a world that depends on the use of cyberspace. Ukraine is a rapidly rising high tech nation with the fastest-growing number of IT professionals in Europe. It’s current IT engineering work force of 90 000+ professionals is expected to double to over 200 000 by 2020. In 2015-2016 Oleh Derevianko served as Deputy Minister, Chief of Staff at Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and as a social entrepreneur he is a Founder of the Institute for Self Realization (Kyiv), Author and Founder of School Angels initiative, Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Chestnut Piano International Music Festival (Kyiv), and Member of The Aspen Institute Kyiv. He received his Master’s Degree in International Economics with honors in 1997 from the Institute of International Relations at Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University. In 2001 he received a PhD in Economic Policy, also from Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University. Additionally, Oleh Derevianko holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from Warwick Business School, and his continuous education includes MIT’s course on Cybersecurity technology, application and policy, and a number of leadership development programs in Columbia Business School and The Aspen Institute.  

Oleh Derevianko is a business and social entrepreneur. He is a Co-founder and Head of the Board of ISSP – Information Systems Security Partners – private international cybersecurity company, founded in Ukraine in 2008, and currently operating in 7 countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Middle Asia. Having strong presence in the countries at the frontline of cyber and hybrid war such as Ukraine and serving both private and public sectors ISSP provides unique expertise for APT attacks analysis, detection and response.

Oleh Derevianko is also a Co-founder and President of Kyiv Cyber Academy (KCA) with a mission to provide world-class learning opportunities for students who want to become skilled professionals in a world that depends on the use of cyberspace. Ukraine is a rapidly rising high tech nation with the fastest-growing number of IT professionals in Europe. It’s current IT engineering work force of 90 000+ professionals is expected to double to over 200 000 by 2020.

In 2015-2016 Oleh Derevianko served as Deputy Minister, Chief of Staff at Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and as a social entrepreneur he is a Founder of the Institute for Self Realization (Kyiv), Author and Founder of School Angels initiative, Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Chestnut Piano International Music Festival (Kyiv), and Member of The Aspen Institute Kyiv.

He received his Master’s Degree in International Economics with honors in 1997 from the Institute of International Relations at Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University. In 2001 he
received a PhD in Economic Policy, also from Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University. Additionally, Oleh Derevianko holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from Warwick Business School, and his continuous education includes MIT’s course on Cybersecurity technology, application and policy, and a number of leadership development programs in Columbia Business School and The Aspen Institute.

 

 

Linda Hynes

Head of Employment & Data Protection – Leman Solicitors

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Linda is a Data Protection specialist and employment lawyer heading up the Employment Law & Data Protection team in Leman Solicitors. Linda is an ambassador for the GDPR Awareness Coalition. Linda advises on all data protection and employment law matters. Linda trained with Landwell Solicitors (correspondent law firm to PwC) in Dublin. Linda then worked in-house for several years with Coca-Cola, where she advised on all employment law and data protection matters, compensation and benefit matters and dispute resolution. Linda advises on all aspects of data protection compliance with a particular focus on policies, data access requests, retention periods, managing data breaches and getting ready for GDPR. Linda is currently busy assisting clients with GDPR readiness audits and implementation plans.  

Linda is a Data Protection specialist and employment lawyer heading up the Employment Law & Data Protection team in Leman Solicitors. Linda is an ambassador for the GDPR Awareness Coalition. Linda advises on all data protection and employment law matters. Linda trained with Landwell Solicitors (correspondent law firm to PwC) in Dublin.

Linda then worked in-house for several years with Coca-Cola, where she advised on all employment law and data protection matters, compensation and benefit matters and dispute resolution. Linda advises on all aspects of data protection compliance with a particular focus on policies, data access requests, retention periods, managing data breaches and getting ready for GDPR. Linda is currently busy assisting clients with GDPR readiness audits and implementation plans.

 

 

Bertram Dorn

Specialised Solution Architect Amazon Web Services (AWS), Security and Compliance

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Bertram Dorn is a Solution Architect specialising in security and compliance and also covers networking and database topics. In his role Bertram helps customers and partners of all sizes in architecting resources on AWS for their security and compliance needs. Prior to joining AWS, Bertram worked for more than 20 years in various deep technical roles in the high tech industry with a focus on security, networking storage and database technologies. Also Bertram has been working in very demanding IT environments in removing challenges, in the areas of performance, security and availability.    

Bertram Dorn is a Solution Architect specialising in security and compliance and also covers networking and database topics. In his role Bertram helps customers and partners of all sizes in architecting resources on AWS for their security and compliance needs.

Prior to joining AWS, Bertram worked for more than 20 years in various deep technical roles in the high tech industry with a focus on security, networking storage and database technologies. Also Bertram has been working in very demanding IT environments in removing challenges, in the areas of performance, security and availability.

 

 

 

Ed Ronayne

Chief Technology Officer at Strencom

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As CTO of Strencom, Ed leads Strencom’s long-term technology vision and is responsible for managing the Strencom infrastructure, from initial design through to implementation. Ed joinedStrencom in 2002 as IT Manager. Since then, both the company and the IT landscape has grown significantly and it's this first-hand experience of being part of a growing business that gives Ed that extra insight when dealing with Strencom customers on business transformation projects. He recognises the IT challenges and opportunities that companies are facing and uses that knowledge to steer them in the right direction. Ed's passion for technology spans over 20 years. Working as an IT Manager at both multinationals and indigenous companies based in Ireland, Ed has honed his skills and expertise in cloud scale infrastructure.

As CTO of Strencom, Ed leads Strencom’s long-term technology vision and is responsible for managing the Strencom infrastructure, from initial design through to implementation. Ed joinedStrencom in 2002 as IT Manager. Since then, both the company and the IT landscape has grown significantly and it's this first-hand experience of being part of a growing business that gives Ed that extra insight when dealing with Strencom customers on business transformation projects. He recognises the IT challenges and opportunities that companies are facing and uses that knowledge to steer them in the right direction.

Ed's passion for technology spans over 20 years. Working as an IT Manager at both multinationals and indigenous companies based in Ireland, Ed has honed his skills and expertise in cloud scale infrastructure.

 

David Cahill

Security Strategy & Architecture Manager for AIB & Chairman of the Irish Information Security Forum (CISSP, CISA, CISM, CCSK, SCF

Having 12 years Information Security experience within the Irish financial services space, David Cahill is now Security Strategy and Architecture Manager for AIB. In recent months David has been heavily involved in the security architecture & security policy requirements for a number enterprise projects including: Cloud services adoption, Advanced Malware protection, Anti DDoS and PSD2 (tooling) deployments across the AIB Group. Experienced in advising on best practices for designing corporate security policies including Cyber Defence, Mobile Device Management and Security Awareness.  David is also the current Chairman of the Irish Information Security Forum (IISF).  IISF are a non-for-profit group, which was established primarily to improve the understanding and practice of Information Security within the business computer user community.  

Having 12 years Information Security experience within the Irish financial services space, David Cahill is now Security Strategy and Architecture Manager for AIB.

In recent months David has been heavily involved in the security architecture & security policy requirements for a number enterprise projects including: Cloud services adoption, Advanced Malware protection, Anti DDoS and PSD2 (tooling) deployments across the AIB Group.

Experienced in advising on best practices for designing corporate security policies including Cyber Defence, Mobile Device Management and Security Awareness.  David is also the current Chairman of the Irish Information Security Forum (IISF).  IISF are a non-for-profit group, which was established primarily to improve the understanding and practice of Information Security within the business computer user community.

 

 

Aoife Sexton

Co-founder Director Frontier Privacy

Aoife is Co-Founder and Director at Frontier Privacy. As a Solicitor, she is also Principal at the law firm, Tech Law Services. Frontier Privacy is an innovative consultancy offering a full range of data protection services, assisting companies to become compliant with existing data protection laws as well as the upcoming GDPR. Aoife is certified CIPP/E by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as well as a Certified Data Protection Practitioner (PDP). She is a regular lecturer at the Law Society of Ireland on data protection and technology law and a regular conference speaker.  

Aoife is Co-Founder and Director at Frontier Privacy. As a Solicitor, she is also Principal at the law firm, Tech Law Services.

Frontier Privacy is an innovative consultancy offering a full range of data protection services, assisting companies to become compliant with existing data protection laws as well as the upcoming GDPR.

Aoife is certified CIPP/E by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as well as a Certified Data Protection Practitioner (PDP).

She is a regular lecturer at the Law Society of Ireland on data protection and technology law and a regular conference speaker.

 

 

Ian Porteous

SE Manager at Check Point Software Technologies UK

Ian has over 12 years of in-depth security industry experience. He heads up Check Point’s team of skilled Security Engineers, who consult and support senior IT staff and their teams within end-user organisations, helping to create security strategies that solve business-impacting problems. Prior to joining Check Point in 2007, Ian worked in the IT security channel, designing and implementing customers’ security solutions.    

Ian has over 12 years of in-depth security industry experience.

He heads up Check Point’s team of skilled Security Engineers, who consult and support senior IT staff and their teams within end-user organisations, helping to create security strategies that solve business-impacting problems.

Prior to joining Check Point in 2007, Ian worked in the IT security channel, designing and implementing customers’ security solutions.

 

 

 

Nigel Tozer

Solutions Marketing Director EMEA at Commvault

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Nigel is the Solutions Marketing Director for EMEA and a press spokesperson for the region, with over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry with the past 20 years entirely focused on data & information management.   He has a wealth of knowledge on data related enterprise software, advising partners and customers on data value and best practice, and in recent years has devoted much of his time to cloud and other business-transforming technologies. Nigel is a regular speaker at industry events and frequently writes for the press.    

Nigel is the Solutions Marketing Director for EMEA and a press spokesperson for the region, with over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry with the past 20 years entirely focused on data & information management.  

He has a wealth of knowledge on data related enterprise software, advising partners and customers on data value and best practice, and in recent years has devoted much of his time to cloud and other business-transforming technologies.

Nigel is a regular speaker at industry events and frequently writes for the press.

 

 

 

Jenny Radcliffe

aka “The People Hacker”. expert in Social Engineering (the human element of security), negotiations, non-verbal communication and deception

Jenny Radcliffe – aka “The People Hacker” – is a force to be reckoned with. She can diffuse a crisis situation, talk her way into a secure building and spot a psychopath at a hundred paces. She has been called a mind reader and a ‘human lie detector’, and likened to a Jedi Knight. In reality, she is an expert in Social Engineering (the human element of security), negotiations, non-verbal communication and deception, using her skills to help clients from corporations and law enforcement, to poker players, politicians and the security industry protect themselves from malicious social engineering attacks. Jenny speaks, consults and trains people in the skills of “people hacking” and explains how “Social Engineering” using psychological methods can be a huge threat to organisations of all sizes. She reveals how that same knowledge is a valuable tool for security professionals of all types in the prevention of attacks, scams and cons of all kinds. Using a blend of anecdotes, science and humour, Jenny is an exceptional and highly impactful speaker. A regular keynote at major security events (Infosec, Rant, DISA, Nordic IT Security, ICS2, Bright talk, Cyber Security Week) and multiple TEDx contributor, Jenny has been a guest expert on security, scams and social engineering for various television and radio shows and is a regular media contributor on all aspects of the human element of security and Social Engineering.  

Jenny Radcliffe – aka “The People Hacker” – is a force to be reckoned with. She can diffuse a crisis situation, talk her way into a secure building and spot a psychopath at a hundred paces. She has been called a mind reader and a ‘human lie detector’, and likened to a Jedi Knight.

In reality, she is an expert in Social Engineering (the human element of security), negotiations, non-verbal communication and deception, using her skills to help clients from corporations and law enforcement, to poker players, politicians and the security industry protect themselves from malicious social engineering attacks.

Jenny speaks, consults and trains people in the skills of “people hacking” and explains how “Social Engineering” using psychological methods can be a huge threat to organisations of all sizes. She reveals how that same knowledge is a valuable tool for security professionals of all types in the prevention of attacks, scams and cons of all kinds.

Using a blend of anecdotes, science and humour, Jenny is an exceptional and highly impactful speaker. A regular keynote at major security events (Infosec, Rant, DISA, Nordic IT Security, ICS2, Bright talk, Cyber Security Week) and multiple TEDx contributor, Jenny has been a guest expert on security, scams and social engineering for various television and radio shows and is a regular media contributor on all aspects of the human element of security and Social Engineering.

 

 

Francis O’Haire

Director of Technology & Strategy, DataSolutions

Francis is the Director of Technology and Strategy at DataSolutions and over the last 25 years Francis identified all the world class technologies that Data Solutions brings to the market both in Ireland and the UK. He is a well-respected technologist regularly speaking at various industry events and his opinion is often sought by the national and trade press. Francis’s unique skill is to take complex technologies, simplify them and present them back to any audience justifying their business case while still highlighting their USP’s. He is passionate about good technologies that solve real life problems, as the company’s guru when it comes to technology – he seeks out new solutions appropriate for the market and acts as their spokesman. He thrives on finding solutions that address real market needs, increased efficiency and lower cost. As one on Data Solutions founding members, Francis has decades of experience in the IT industry with extensive knowledge of topics including security, virtualisation, cloud, and data communications fields.

Francis is the Director of Technology and Strategy at DataSolutions and over the last 25 years Francis identified all the world class technologies that Data Solutions brings to the market both in Ireland and the UK. He is a well-respected technologist regularly speaking at various industry events and his opinion is often sought by the national and trade press.

Francis’s unique skill is to take complex technologies, simplify them and present them back to any audience justifying their business case while still highlighting their USP’s.

He is passionate about good technologies that solve real life problems, as the company’s guru when it comes to technology – he seeks out new solutions appropriate for the market and acts as their spokesman. He thrives on finding solutions that address real market needs, increased efficiency and lower cost. As one on Data Solutions founding members, Francis has decades of experience in the IT industry with extensive knowledge of topics including security, virtualisation, cloud, and data communications fields.

 

Andy Waterhouse

EMEA Pre-Sales Director, RSA Security

Andy Waterhouse is the EMEA Presales Director for RSA Security, responsible for running a team of security professionals across EMEA that deliver a trusted digital world for RSA’s customers using Business-Driven Security.  This includes driving RSA NetWitness Suite for security threat detection and response, RSA Archer Suite for GRC, RSA SecurID Suite identity and access management solutions and RSA Fraud and Risk Intelligence Suite.   Prior to RSA, Andy held a variety of roles within EMC and was most recently the Global Presales Director for the Advanced Software Division (Software Defined Storage and EMC IT Infrastructure Management) where he focused on the go to market for ViPR (EMC’s Software-Defined Storage solution), EMC Elastic Cloud Storage and Atmos, ScaleIO, Storage Resource Management and Service Assurance.  He started his career at EMC as Technology Director, Presales looking after EMC’s IT Infrastructure Management solution across EMEA for telco, service provider and large enterprise customers. He then led the EMEA vSpecialist team, supporting the VMware aligned activities of the EMC sales and support teams across EMEA as well as supporting EMC’s IT Management portfolio. Prior to EMC, Andy held a variety of management roles with AXA-PPP Healthcare and Lloyd’s of London where he was responsible for designing and managing their NOC and Data Centre operations. At Concord Communications he was responsible for managing a team of consultants designing management solutions for Data Centre and IT operations.  

Andy Waterhouse is the EMEA Presales Director for RSA Security, responsible for running a team of security professionals across EMEA that deliver a trusted digital world for RSA’s customers using Business-Driven Security.  This includes driving RSA NetWitness Suite for security threat detection and response, RSA Archer Suite for GRC, RSA SecurID Suite identity and access management solutions and RSA Fraud and Risk Intelligence Suite.  

Prior to RSA, Andy held a variety of roles within EMC and was most recently the Global Presales Director for the Advanced Software Division (Software Defined Storage and EMC IT Infrastructure Management) where he focused on the go to market for ViPR (EMC’s Software-Defined Storage solution), EMC Elastic Cloud Storage and Atmos, ScaleIO, Storage Resource Management and Service Assurance.  He started his career at EMC as Technology Director, Presales looking after EMC’s IT Infrastructure Management solution across EMEA for telco, service provider and large enterprise customers. He then led the EMEA vSpecialist team, supporting the VMware aligned activities of the EMC sales and support teams across EMEA as well as supporting EMC’s IT Management portfolio.

Prior to EMC, Andy held a variety of management roles with AXA-PPP Healthcare and Lloyd’s of London where he was responsible for designing and managing their NOC and Data Centre operations. At Concord Communications he was responsible for managing a team of consultants designing management solutions for Data Centre and IT operations.

 

 

Nick Lowe

Regional Director for UK and Ireland at Check Point Software Technologies.

Nick leads Check Point’s sales, presales and partner teams to help customers secure their networks and data against all types of external and internal threats. Nick is a seasoned cybersecurity industry professional and was with Check Point for eight years from 2003 to 2011, latterly as Head of Western Europe Sales. After leaving Check Point he was VP of Sales and general manager, EMEA for workplace virtualization vendor AppSense, where he was responsible for all go-to-market activities across EMEA and APAC up to the company’s acquisition by LANDesk. Most recently he was CEO of UK security start-up Silicon:SAFE, which developed a unique solution for secure storage of usernames and passwords. With over 20 years of IT sector experience, Nick has led some of the fastest-growing organisations in the market, and overseen revenue growth at these companies from single digit millions to hundreds of millions. Nick studied Computer Science at Queens College, Cambridge after graduating from the University of Portsmouth, where he studied Engineering. He gained his management qualifications at Stanford.  

Nick leads Check Point’s sales, presales and partner teams to help customers secure their networks and data against all types of external and internal threats. Nick is a seasoned cybersecurity industry professional and was with Check Point for eight years from 2003 to 2011, latterly as Head of Western Europe Sales. After leaving Check Point he was VP of Sales and general manager, EMEA for workplace virtualization vendor AppSense, where he was responsible for all go-to-market activities across EMEA and APAC up to the company’s acquisition by LANDesk.

Most recently he was CEO of UK security start-up Silicon:SAFE, which developed a unique solution for secure storage of usernames and passwords. With over 20 years of IT sector experience, Nick has led some of the fastest-growing organisations in the market, and overseen revenue growth at these companies from single digit millions to hundreds of millions.

Nick studied Computer Science at Queens College, Cambridge after graduating from the University of Portsmouth, where he studied Engineering. He gained his management qualifications at Stanford.

 

 

David Keating

Head of the Security Division at DataSolutions and MC on the day

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David joined DataSolutions in 2001 to build up the company’s brand new Security division. Over the last 16 years, he has successfully launched DataSolutions as the distributor of choice for world-wide, market-leading vendors including Check Point, RSA Security, HPE Aruba and Symantec. David has a strong technical background and has a great knack for simplifying complex technology solutions to justify why they are required. Having played a key role in delivering the Secure Computing Forum each year since its inception in 2013, this will be David’s first year as MC of the conference and he is very much looking forward to it!  

David joined DataSolutions in 2001 to build up the company’s brand new Security division. Over the last 16 years, he has successfully launched DataSolutions as the distributor of choice for world-wide, market-leading vendors including Check Point, RSA Security, HPE Aruba and Symantec.

David has a strong technical background and has a great knack for simplifying complex technology solutions to justify why they are required. Having played a key role in delivering the Secure Computing Forum each year since its inception in 2013, this will be David’s first year as MC of the conference and he is very much looking forward to it!