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Tom Allen

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.

Graeme Burton

Group News Editor

Computing, V3 and The Inquirer

Graeme 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.

Maria Farrugia

Senior Manager of Digital Architecture

Vodafone

Dr Kuan Hon

Director

Fieldfisher

Dr W Kuan Hon is a Director with the Privacy, Security & Information team at leading data protection law practice Fieldfisher, specialising in data protection/security law, cloud computing and other technology issues. A solicitor and (non-practising) New York attorney, with degrees in law and computing science including a joint law/computer science doctorate, Kuan has also benefited from technical security training (e.g. UK Cyber Security Challenge's 2015 pen testing camp).

Kuan is an Editor of the Encyclopedia of Data Protection and Privacy. A Fellow of the Open Data Institute, Kuan previously sat on the British Computer Society's Information Privacy Expert Panel. Kuan regularly speaks at events, having presented for ENISA, the Cloud Security Alliance and CERN. Her book Data Localization Laws and Policy argues for a focus on security over geographic data location. She was lead author of eight chapters of Cloud Computing Law. Kuan's articles, many with collaborators, have been published e.g. by the IEEE, Journal of International Data Privacy Law, Society for Computers and Law and Stanford Technology Law Review.

Kuan was a finance/insolvency lawyer before completing a Computing Science MSc and moving into technology law. She was also formerly senior researcher in cloud law with Queen Mary University of London and devised and ran its Cloud Computing Law distance learning module.

Kuan's personal website is at http://www.kuan0.com

John Leonard

Group Research Director

Computing, V3 and The Inquirer

John Leonard is Group Research Director for the Enterprise Technology Group at Incisive Media. 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.

Dan Marsh

Head of IT

The IPSA

Dan leads the IT team at the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, working across the organisation to deliver value through the use of technology. Dan has over twenty years experience leading IT teams in the not-for-profit sector and has helped organisations transform their work through the innovative use of technology and digital skills development.

Andy Slater

Cloud Specialist

Networkers

Andy is the Lead Consultant in the Cloud Infrastructure & Operations team at global recruitment consultancy Networkers. Andy has 6 years of recruitment experience with a focus on Datacentre and Cloud infrastructure, design and consultancy. A genuine tech enthusiast and regular attendee at industry events, he has a keen interest in technology trends and works with a range of enterprise and SEM focused consultancies and MSPs.

Stuart Sumner

Editorial Director

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.

Jeremy MacMull

Data Loss Prevention - Strategy & Technical Lead

Vodafone