Alvarez & Marsal
Phil is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal's Disputes and Investigations practice in London, bringing more than 19 years of experience in forensic technology engagements, advising clients on forensic investigations of digital evidence, the interrogation of complex data sets, information governance, cyber risk and the disclosure of electronic documents. Phil leads the Forensic Technology team across Europe. He was recently named Who's Who Legal's Investigations Digital Forensic Expert of the Year.
Phil has cyber investigations, led anti-bribery investigations, kickback investigations, IP theft cases, employment disputes, fraud investigations, cartel/anti-trust investigations, compliance review exercises, vulnerability assessments and supported commercial litigation & international arbitration matters. Many of these cases have been cross-border, requiring close monitoring of data security, data protection and privacy legislation as well as the appropriate use of technology. He has also acted as an IT Forensics Expert and given written testimony.
The National Cyber Management Centre
Professor Richard Benham is the Chairman of The National Cyber Management Centre and founder of The Cyber Trust, a charity to help educate disadvantaged groups on cyber and digital safety.
He is also one of the pioneers of the study of Cyber Security Management having founded The National MBA in Cyber Security and The National Cyber Awareness Course. He is the World's first formal Professor of Cyber Security Management.
As well as being an author and international speaker, he is recognised as a leading authority in the areas of Cyber Banking and Cyber Crime having worked for numerous Financial Institutions and Law Enforcement bodies. He was a finalist for Personality of the Year 2015, 2016 and 2017 at The Cyber Security Awards. In 2017 he was also named in the DL100 and nominated as UK Digital Leader of the Year 2017.
Within the UK Professor Benham lectures both at Coventry Business School, The University of Gloucestershire and through TheCyberClub. He also continues to act as an adviser to several large organisations including government and is Professor in Residence at The National Cyber Skills Centre and a Visiting Professor of Policing at Staffordshire University.
Senior Information Security Architect
Andy combines strong business, strategy, and management experience, with depth of knowledge in technology, infrastructure, and software development. This enables him to provide holistic cross-domain enterprise security leadership in complex global environments - empowering organisations to proactively manage technology risk and explore new digital opportunities with increased confidence.
Thomson Reuters has 45,000 employees in over 100 countries and is trusted by many of the biggest organisations in the world to provide business critical services and deliver accurate and timely information to professionals. As such, information security is critical in almost everything Thomson Reuters does.
Head of Technology
National Crime Agency
Paul Edmunds is Head of Technology at the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU), part of the UK's National Crime Agency. The NCCU is responsible for leading the UK's law enforcement response to cyber crime. Paul's remit at the NCCU is to oversee the NCCU's strategic use of technology, including the forensic investigation of malware and countering cyber threats. Additionally, Paul's focus is on the development of innovative solutions to equip the agency with the technology to counter cybercrime.
Prior to joining the NCA, Paul was CTO of an international finance group and ran digital services including online banking, payment services and stock trading. He holds an MA from Oxford University.
Head of IT
Mark has worked for the world's largest independent construction consultancy as a partner and Head of IT for EMEA for the last twelve years, leading the practise into IaaS in 2008 and now into Hybrid Cloud. Prior to this, Mark worked as global infrastructure director for a top five shipping company.
Developing ideas about business through the course of mid-career MBA studies, Mark now views IT as a very important facet of business but feels disappointed that there is still a considerable amount of old-fashioned thinking regarding IT as an end in and of itself. By continually challenging the status quo, Mark seeks to build a dialogue and question the "holy cows" of the IT industry as a whole, for no other reason than to create a positive financial performance for his employer and a positive reflection on his team.
Howard Kennedy LLP
Jonathan is the Chief Technology Officer of London law firm Howard Kennedy, with a background in Enterprise Architecture and systems engineering within the UK professional services sector spanning more than 18 years.
His current role is focused on both the development and implementation of new technology within the organisation and leading the firm's cyber security/cyber awareness programs. In addition, he is jointly managing the firm's internal GDPR compliance program.
He holds multiple industry certifications including, CCNA Security, Certified Ethical Hacker, TOGAF, and ISO27001 with special interests in cyber security, ethical hacking, data protection, cryptography, secure systems design, mobile device security and technology innovation.
Sr. Technical Director EMEA
Andrew oversees LogRhythm's regional technical resources in order to advance LogRhythm's vision of providing an unrivalled platform for Unified Threat Lifecycle Management. LogRhythm deliver industry leading machine data intelligence, pre-packaged solutions for holistic threat detection and compliance automation, and incident response automation and services. Andrew studies the threat landscape to understand how customers can leverage analytics within the LogRhythm intelligence platform to detect and respond to cyber threats. For the past 20 years, Andrew has worked in a variety of IT consulting roles, in both the private and public sector in a variety of security roles including SIEM, DLP and application level firewall design and implementation.
Head of IT
Ratcliffe Groves Partnership
Nick Ioannou is an IT professional, blogger and author with over 20 years' corporate experience, including 13 years using cloud/hosted software as a service (SaaS) systems. He started blogging in 2012 about free software and IT tips (http://nick-ioannou.com), currently Nick's blog has over 400 posts. His first book 'Internet Security Fundamentals', aimed at general users, is an easy to understand guide of the most commonly faced security threats and criminal scams.
Head of Security, Risk & Engagememt
Paddy Power Betfair
Jan Langham is Head of Security, Risk Management and Engagement at Paddy Power Betfair, responsible for ensuring security is designed into all business change and for the management of any residual risk; essentially the full risk lifecycle. She has been a security leader in a broad spectrum of industries ranging from banking & finance, retail and on-line betting and gaming, plus a spell in central government and a key international sporting event. She describes her linchpins as communication, people development, innovation and the humble RAG status.
Trusted Renewables Limited
Colin founded Trusted Renewables in 2008. They are deeply involved in Smart Energy, IoT and M2M R&D exploiting secure, trusted and/or blockchain architectures. His team have completed numerous Innovate UK (TSB) funded R&D projects and consultancy contracts with international companies and they have also secured patents in various countries.
Trusted Renewables is part of BT's "Innovation Martlesham" project co-located with BT's Research Centre in Suffolk.
Colin's career started in the Post Office Research at Dollis Hill. This was where Bletchley Park's "Colossus" computer was developed. This became BT's Laboratories at Martlesham Heath. He worked on undersea optical systems and later became an ICT innovation consultant and design authority, leading collaboration with overseas partners. He was responsible for development strategy for a venture in BT's corporate incubator Brightstar and then led BT's mobile applications research as part of the Mobility Research Centre.
Director of Technology
Dave is a cyber security technical expert with over ten years' experience at the forefront of government intelligence operations. He has worked across UK intelligence agencies GCHQ and MI5, where he delivered mission-critical infrastructure services, including the replacement and security of entire global networks, the development of operational internet capabilities and the management of critical disaster recovery incidents. At Darktrace, Dave oversees the mathematics and engineering teams and product strategy. He holds a first class degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Birmingham.
Senior Solutions Architect
Karthik is a seasoned technology practitioner, who has spent the last two decades creating new business value propositions through technology adoption. As consultant Senior Solution Architect in Global Centrica Strategy and architecture team, he helps define long term strategy and architecture of emerging domains like Serverless, PaaS, Hybrid Cloud, IoT and blockchain.
Karthik has led various technical and product teams responsible for delivering next generation platforms/incubators in British Gas, Amazon, Cisco, Dell and LG Electronics. His areas of expertise are in Security by Design, Privacy by Design, Identity and API Management, Micro Services, Security Integration and mobility solutions. He has introduced and evangelised DevSecOps culture.
Karthik is also founder of Purple Bytes Limited, a digital innovation consultancy and an AWS consulting partner. Purple Bytes specialise in incubation, design thinking, concept to market strategy and cloud adoption for Enterprise, SME and start-ups.
He has a Master degree in Software systems and loves Yoga.
Jon Townsend is a leader in technology. He moved to his new role as the Chief Information Officer for the National Trust in August of this year. Previously he was the Director of Technology & Information Security. He holds an MBA with the Open University and an MSc with Cranfield University in the Design of Information Systems.
He was previously held a commission as an Officer in the British Army, fulfilling a variety of technical and leadership roles culminating in regimental command. Upon leaving the military he became a senior civil servant responsible for developing cyber security and intelligence capability for the Department for Work and Pensions. He is also a Certified Data Protection Practitioner with the British Computer Society, a Certified Information Security Manager with ISACA and GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender with SANS.
Head of IT Operations
George Tunnicliffe likes a challenge. With a people centred and personal approach, he has worked in IT across different sectors such as defence, charities, healthcare and civil engineering. Having entered the IT industry from a design and catering background, George has evolved, developing some different approaches to tackling objectives.
An advocate for diverse teams and passionate about building the individual, he has focused on teamwork, empowering those individuals to learn and overcome the challenges a modern IT team faces. Further to this, George ensures good humour, with friendly personalities always present to make IT a positive place and a welcoming team for the organisation to work with, helping build a mutually beneficial partnership with the business.
Working with his teams George has delivered cloud migrations, rapid expansions and organising IT delivery. Outside the office George keeps it interesting with a keen interest in the arts as well as by wakeboarding, indoor skydiving, flowboarding, kayaking and anything else that doesn't involve a computer!
London Digital Security Centre
John is a highly regarded financial and cyber crime intelligence professional. He has over 20 years experience in successfully leading national intelligence activities in the UK aimed at identifying, preventing and detecting criminal activities and targeting financial and cyber crime threats committed by Organised Crime Groups.
The London Digital Security Centre is a joint venture between the Mayors Office for Police and Crime (MOPAC), the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and the City of London Police (CoLP). Working in partnership with academia and the private industry, the London Digital Security Centre aims to help protect businesses operating in London from online criminal threats.
Prior to joining the London Digital Security Centre, John was seconded to the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), from one of its co-founders the City of London Police (CoLP) and also led CoLPs Economic and Cyber Crime Prevention Centre (ECPC).
John has recently completed a Masters degree in Criminology at Cambridge University.
Foresters Friendly Society
Erik Vynckier was co-opted to the Board of Foresters Friendly Society in 2016.
He was previously Chief Investment Officer at Alliance Bernstein responsible for asset management solutions to support the investment, capital management and product development of insurers. Before, Erik managed with-profits and annuity funds at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, improving risk/return with novel assets and derivatives overlays. Earlier, he managed the Group Risk Hub of Standard Life, hedging equity, interest rate and currency risks of with-profits and variable annuities.
Before that, Erik worked at investment banks Credit Suisse First Boston and HSBC, in equity program trading, quantitative development and pension fund and insurance asset-liability management. Prior to his MBA, Erik held R&D, production and strategy positions in the petrochemical industry in France, Belgium, Germany, the US and the UK.
Erik graduated as Chemical Engineer at Universiteit Gent (Belgium) and completed his MBA at London Business School in 2000.
Peter is Technology Analyst at Incisive Media's Enterprise Technology division, 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.
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.