Threat Labs Engineer
Dr Kiri Addison is a Data Scientist specialising in security projects. Kiri currently works for Mimecast, where she is focused on developing the threat intelligence capability. Previously, Kiri worked in the public sector and was responsible for creating systems to detect and prevent cyber-attacks and fraud.
Special Projects Editor
Computing, V3 and The Inquirer
Tom Allen is the Special Projects Editor for Computing, V3 and The Inquirer. He joined Incisive Media in 2017 from the display industry; trading LCDs and quantum dots for big data and the IoT.
As well as writing, Tom regularly interviews C-level IT leaders, organises events across the three titles and complains about improper use of the Oxford comma.
Head of IT Risk and Compliance
Gallagher Global Brokerage UK
Michael is an exceptional and highly accomplished executive with over 35 years' experience delivering projects, programmes and IT Services into public and private sector organizations. Experienced in project/programme/portfolio and operational management and the establishment and delivery of risk management and governance frameworks, ICT strategies and technology road maps. Michael also possesses a proven track record in managing relationships; he quickly gets to grips with the situation and starts to contribute. He is a true leader, inspiring and facilitating his team to deliver exceptional solutions.
Chief Information Security Officer
Department for Transport
Arshid started his career in technology as a software developer, moving into networks operations and programme management before transitioning into Security and Risk in 2000. He holds an MSc in Information Security from Royal Holloway and a number of industry certifications from ISC2, ISACA and IRM.
Arshid has held a number of senior leadership roles in Cyber & Information Security across public and private sectors, including UK government, consultancy, financial services and digital media. He's been responsible for designing and delivering security strategies and programmes, focusing on digital change and transformation, to develop practical and pragmatic business responses for services in fast changing threat environments.
Over the past 18 years, Arshid has held senior security roles in a number of organisations including: Lloyds Commercial Banking Division, Barclays Group, ACE European Group and SITA-Equant. Most recently he was the Head of Security at the UK Export Finance Department, before taking up his current role in the Department of Transport.
Dr Louise Bennett is a member of the Management Board of IAAC (Information Assurance Advisory Council), Co-Chair of the Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group to the Cabinet Office and a member of the Council of the Digital Policy Alliance. She also chaired the BCS Security Community for 14 years until 2018. Over the last 25 years she has been an IT & R&D director (Thorn EMI, Logica, AEA Technology, Vivas).
She now does a portfolio of jobs including major project reviews, government advisory work and as a charity trustee. Her work focuses on: Internet safety, education and trust; strategic and corporate governance; the exploitation of new technology and risk management. Her latest work includes identity assurance and payments on the internet, trust in online identities, developing resilient organisations, from environmental, security and privacy perspectives (including information assurance and fraud prevention).
Head of Information Security
House of Fraser
Nadeem Bukhari (MSc Sloan Fellow, CISSP, CISM, AgilePM) is the Head of Information Security at the House of Fraser. He has more than 20 years of Information Security experience delivering large-scale, strategic and transformational changes within international organisations. Nadeem periodically presents on various security topics at International Security Conferences and has participated in the development of security standards for British Standards Institute (BSI), NIST and Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).
Group News Editor, Enterprise IT
Graeme Burton, Group News Editor at Incisive Media, works across a portfolio that includes Computing, V3 and The Inquirer. A business journalist with 20 years of experience in national press and magazines, he has written for and about industries as diverse as utilities, banking, information and knowledge management, as well as almost all aspects of IT. At Computing he has written about mobile, computing security, data centres, operating systems as well as enterprise hardware and software. He also presents online webinars, roundtables and interviews, and is a frequent contributor for CNN.
Global Head of Cyber Security Research
Grupo Banco Santander
Daniel Cuthbert is Global Head of Cyber Security Research at Grupo Banco Santander. With a career spanning 20+ years in penetration testing, red teaming and secure software design. He is the original co-author of the OWASP Testing Guide, released in 2003 and now the co-author of the OWASP Application Security Verification Standard (ASVS).
Chief Information Security Officer
University of Birmingham
With 30 years' experience across multiple industry sectors including Financial Services, Higher Education, Healthcare and Automotive Manufacturing, David is expert in IT strategy, governance, enterprise architecture, cyber security and emerging technology adoption. He currently has a dual role as Chief Enterprise Architect and Chief Information Security Officer at the University of Birmingham, having previously worked for Citigroup, Clearstream, Cazenove & Co., Toyota, BT, SWIFT, HSBC and the Financial Services Authority. A regular conference speaker and writer, he holds an MSc in Software Engineering from Oxford University; is a chartered member of the British Computer Society; has CISM, CGEIT, PCI ISA, GDPR and ISO27001 certifications; is a member of ISACA and the Institute of Directors.
Technology Risk Analyst
Andjela has worked for KPMG within the Tech Risk sector for two years and three months following her university studies at the University of Bath. Her day to day job involves supporting external and internal audit clients, including the use of data analytics, as well as attestation over the use of technology at third parties. Andjela works on advising clients on how to control risks related to their information assets, either in IT management processes, business applications, infrastructure or projects. Technology Risk has given Andjela a platform from which to develop a broad-based understanding of the usage of technology to assist with the implementation and maintenance of a secure control environments across several clients and industries. This role has so far given Andjela a keen understanding of not only IT systems, but also the risks arising from the widespread usage of technology as a driver for business. Her degree background in Modern Languages and Politics has also allowed her to work internationally and expand her network more globally.
EMEA Product Market Development Director
Colin Fernandes is a seasoned ICT professional with 32 years wealth of experience and a proven track record in helping sales teams, partners and customers to create business value and (over) achieve their goals. He has successfully worked for software start-ups, but also medium and large companies, in a variety of roles, including sales, solution engineering, business development, product marketing and field readiness.
Currently, Colin is working for Sumo Logic, as EMEA Product Market Development Director an industry leading SaaS based cloud analytics company backed by great VC's, and with an impressive list of customers and partners. Based in Amsterdam, he is part of a winning team that will grow Sumo Logic's business in the EMEA region.
Before Colin joined Sumo Logic, Colin worked at VMware, where he was responsible for market development and field readiness initiatives to grow VMware's Telco NFV Business. Prior to this, he successfully developed and delivered sales and partner enablement programs to drive VMware's Cloud Management Business. Prior to VMware, Colin worked at world leading software companies including HP Software, Mercury, IBM Tivoli (Start up), ATG (Start up) KPMG, Morgan Grenfell and ICL.
Peter is Technology Analyst at Incisive Media, focusing on CIO-level IT topics by running end-user and wider industry focus groups, writing white papers and reports, as well as delivering seminars and keynotes on these findings.
Previously, Peter was a journalist and editor at Computing, V3 and The Inquirer for five years, specialising in Big Data analytics, cloud technology, HCI and endpoint as well as government digital policy.
Digital Data Director
Andrew has over 30 years' experience in the world of data management and major transformational change; working for leading international organisations including Barclays Bank, BP, Eurocontrol, Novartis, RBS and Shell. Building from a foundation of managing complex digital and data projects, Andrew has established a successful career as a professional change management consultant, and internationally recognised subject matter expert. His career has included successfully managing a variety of complex long term global digital transformation programmes & projects, at board level, for a number of different disciplines, industry sectors, countries and cultures. All of which demonstrates a thorough understanding of all aspects of digital development and change management; as well as the complexity and security risks associated with digital projects, their objectives, and the benefits they bring.
Senior Risk Analyst - Cyber Security
Laura started her career as an intelligence analyst for New Zealand Police, working on drugs, doping in sport, gangs, firearms and cybercrime. She was then deployed to the Solomon Islands to train analysts, before moving to London in 2016 and specialising in cyber intelligence for Barclays' Chief Security Office. She joined the FT in 2018 in a cyber risk role. Her biggest risk forecasting regrets are publishing an annual illicit drug forecast the day before the FBI busted Silk Road, and buying and selling a bitcoin in 2013 out of ' professional interest in the money laundering implications.'
Head of IT Security and Risk
Mike is a seasoned and extremely passionate IT security professional, with over 22 years' experience in the industry, he has worked across many different sectors starting out in Central Government then moving to media and more recently finance and retail. Mike has spent the majority of his time working in offensive security. Currently Mike is delivering a significant IT security transformation project to N Brown Group, a FTSE 250 listed retailer headquartered in the North West. In addition to this Mike provides cyber security leadership advisory services and also continues to work on a number of other personal side projects related to offensive security and security research.
Group Research Director
John Leonard is Incisive Media Business Technology Group's Research Director. He has designed and conducted research studies and analyses covering many of the aspects of business technology that are driving the way we live and work today.
Chrome Enterprise Browser Specialist
Oliver Madden serves as an Enterprise Browser Specialist at Google where he provides support to businesses. In this role, he helps businesses utilize Chrome as an Enterprise grade browser through management tools, building vision, app strategy and deployment. Oliver has been with Google for over 5 years and most recently served as the Chrome Operations Lead for UK and EMEA. He is a Certified Deployment Specialist, Google Administrator and Google Educator.
At Darktrace, James is a Senior Manager working with our most high profile blue chip clients across industry sectors including one of the UK's leading retailers. He has spoken in front of a vast array of audiences internationally. James' specialism lies in the application of AI and machine learning in order to futureproof and protect an organization's core business assets against cyber threat.
IT Telecommunications Coordinator
Since I was 10 years old, I've had a strong passion for cybersecurity: it all started with reading some "for dummies" books. In the last 4-5 years it has deepened in focusing on achieving several well-known certifications so I can arrive prepared on my next challenge, i.e. change completely my professional experience.
I am involved in telephony technical and management support for the last 18 years and I dream to start a career in cybersecurity, possibly as a CISSP instructor and security awareness trainer. Being part of "generation X" I have witnessed the transition between no-Internet world to the current cyber world completely dominated by the media technologies and rapidly moving towards the AI world that will revolutionize the very same role of the Homo Sapiens in this planet.
I am the lucky father of a lovely 6 year boy - Francesco - and a lovely Italian wife that loves to cook and keep me "fat and happy". I owe to Francesco my latest obsession for digital parenting and I want to become a "cyber-white hat" that can spread the positive message that we can enjoy the beauty of this big beast called "Internet" but we must be vigilant that unfortunately the Dark Web is a strong parallel reality that combined with all the examples of cyberwarfare it brings the conclusion that "ignorance is not bliss"!
Head of Threat Response
National Crime Agency
Ben Russell is the Head of Intelligence, Strategy and Partnerships at the National Crime Agency's Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU). The NCCU leads the UK's law enforcement response to serious organised cyber crime, leading operations, supporting partners and coordinating the UK's entire law enforcement cyber response. Ben is responsible for designing and delivering the UK's strategy for tackling cyber crime, he oversees the NCA's cyber intelligence teams, maintains a range of operational partnerships, including with government, policing and academia and manages team of dedicated International Cyber Liaison Officers in the USA, INTERPOL and Europol.
Before the NCCU, he worked for the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency and Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre (CEOP) and, after graduating from the University of Cambridge, was Managing Director of a youth leadership charity and a volunteer ambulance medic.
Group Data Protection Officer
Tarun Samtani is the Group Data Protection Officer for Boden Group. Boden is a British clothing multi-channel retailer selling online, by mail order and with a high street presence. Boden sells in several markets across UK, Europe, US, Asia and Australia. Tarun holds over 20+ years of experience across various sectors like telecommunications, ISP's, financial services, gambling, retail and most recently pharmaceuticals. Tarun has worked across UK, Europe, Asia & Middle East on different assignments.
He has a wealth of experience in cyber security and data privacy and is passionate about securing business information landscape. During the course of his career Tarun has been involved in the strategy & planning, design, architecture and implementation of a significant number of information security programmes.
His specialisations include strategic board advisory, building roadmaps planning through delivery of security / privacy programmes including Building a security aware culture, Data Security, GDPR and Data loss prevention.
Chief Operating Officer
London Digital Security Centre
Neil Sinclair is Chief Operating Officer for the London Digital Security Centre, a joint venture between the Mayor of London, the Metropolitan Police Service and the City of London Police. Its role is to help businesses to grow and innovate through operating in a secure digital environment. The Centre offers tailored staff training and education programmes, security assessment and digital footprint assessments.
Neil comes from a Counter Terrorism background, having been a senior accredited financial investigator with the National Terrorist Financial Investigation Unit and the Financial Intelligence Lead for Government Agencies.
Chief Information Officer
Duncan is Chief Information Officer for Kier, the UK's largest regional builder. Kier has 20,000 staff and £4bn revenue and is building Hinkley nuclear power station and other critical national infrastructure. Kier is using automation to drive service improvement and reduce cost and enabling staff to handle more complex challenges.
Computing, V3 and The Inquirer
Stuart Sumner is Editorial Director of Incisive Media's technology-focused titles: Computing, V3 and The Inquirer. He oversees all content across print, web, tablet editions, rich media and events - including the IT Leaders' Dining Club and Computing Summits. During Stuart's tenure Computing has transformed from a print-reliant business to a bleeding edge multi-channel brand with an industry-leading events portfolio. Previously he spent 10 years as a programme manager in the IT industry, working for companies such as the BBC, COLT, Nortel Networks and Equant. As a journalist he has also worked for Time Out and IPC Media. He is a regular technology pundit and contributor to the BBC News Channel, as well as a published author.