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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.