Judging Panel

Tom Allen

Special Projects Editor


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.

Satish Kumar Boguda

IT software engineer

Applexus Technologies

Satish Kumar Boguda, is an adept software engineer who has been designing, developing and managing innovative technology solutions for Fortune 100 clients in Oil and Gas, Utilities, Production, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Sales, Finance, Transport and Energy divisions. Satish has been serving as a technology expert and has featured as a jury member at various international competitions across the globe.His research papers on advanced technology solutions are published in high impact journals and are widely accessed. He is a certified data scientist, scrum master, product owner, ITIL V3.0 practitioner, machine learning expert and data science executive from some of the prestigious institutes across the globe.

Elaine BucknorĀ 

Group Director, Strategy, Security and Governance


Elaine is currently Sky Plc's Group Chief Information Security Officer and a Group Director in its Technology Executive team. Elaine has overall responsibility for Cyber Security at Sky, covering all aspects of information security strategy, governance, risk and compliance. Alongside this critical role, she leads a core team of technology specialists who work across the 5,000+ people in the Technology Group to define a cohesive technology strategy and operating model. Her team ensures the development and delivery of Sky's large-scale international technology programmes across broadcast and digital platforms, networks, infrastructure and IT.

With over 20 years in operational and strategic technology consultancy roles, Elaine has worked across numerous sectors from defence to financial services media and telecommunications. Beginning her career writing code and designing and architecting technology platforms and systems, she then moved onto consulting in business change and technology, directing and delivering major programmes of work, before joining Sky's senior leadership team.

Elaine is part of Sky's ‘Women in Leadership' group, an initiative to get more women into the most senior leadership positions at Sky and is a key sponsor in Sky's drive to encourage women into technology-based careers. She is also a member of a number of industry councils in the Technology and Cyber security sectors as well as holding two non-executive positions.

Ian Golding


Natural History Museum

Ian Golding has been Chief Information Officer, Chief Technical Officer and Data Privacy Officer leading global commercial technology programmes for over 20 years and has a passion for fostering collaboration and innovation to exploit the benefits of technology and data in permanent, interim, fractional and private consulting roles.

He is currently Interim CIO at The Natural History Museum, developing the Technology Strategy and Vision to support the its dual role as a centre of excellence in leading scientific research and as a world leading museum. In 2017 As the RNLI's first CIO (Interim) he created the Institution's first digital, information and technology strategy including new capability for fundraising, predictive analytics and data-based insights that will help the RNLl to break the chain of events that can tragically lead to drowning. Ian has also been Interim IT Director at Southern Housing Group and prior to Interim roles was Group CIO, Data Privacy Officer and Senior Partner for The ERM Group through its largest growth phase over 4 private equity cycles, to 5,200 staff across 140 offices worldwide.

Ian is a Fellow of The Institute of Directors, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the IET and a Chartered Professional Fellow of The BCS. He is also an investor and mentors digital startups. By devoting time to assisting emerging businesses and small investments to advance, Ian's aim is to help grow the digital ecosystem.

Nick Ioannou

Head of IT

Ratcliffe Groves Partnership

Nick Ioannou is an IT professional, blogger, author and public speaker on cloud and security issues, with over 20 years' corporate experience, including 15 years using cloud/hosted software as a service (SaaS) systems. As an early adopter of cloud systems, including BPOS, the first iteration of Office 365, he has been paying for the privilege of bug testing them ever since. He started blogging in 2012 on free IT resources ( currently with over 400+ posts. Author of Internet Security Fundamentals, contributing author of two Managing Cybersecurity Risk books by Legend Business Books and the recently published Conquer The Web.

Ian Kayne

UK Cyber Security Lead

Sopra Steria

Ian is passionate about helping organizations to achieve measurable business benefits through an intelligent approach to cybersecurity. With a deep technical background that includes cybersecurity architecture, cloud service delivery, penetration testing and reverse engineering, he has held senior leadership roles and cybersecurity responsibility in FTSE100 companies and helped global brands to achieve demonstrable return on cybersecurity investment. Quoted in industry media and an author on cybersecurity topics for publishers including SC Magazine, InfoSecurity Magazine, and, he also supports education programmes such as the University of Birmingham's Cybersecurity MSc.

Lesley Morgan


Penguin Random House

Phil Pearce

Co-founder & Analytics Director

Accelerate Agency

Neil Sinclair

National Cyber Lead

Police Digital Security Centre

Neil Sinclair is National Cyber Lead for the Police Digital Security Centre, a not-for-profit organisation established by the Mayors Office for Policing and Crime (MoPAC) in 2015 to support small and medium sized businesses improve their cyber security posture. In 2018, PDSC was taken over by Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (PCPI) Limited, owners of the Police-backed ‘Secured By Design' scheme.

Neil comes from a Counter Terrorism background. Having been employed across a number of operational disciplines and working across the globe, he became a senior accredited financial investigator with the National Terrorist Financial Investigation Unit and the Financial Intelligence Lead for Government Agencies.


Rosie Slater-Carr


British Red Cross

Titta Tajwer


News UK

Titta is currently CISO at News UK, the publisher of The Times, The Sunday Times, and The Sun among others. Previously she headed the security division at WorldRemit, a FinTech start-up. Prior to that, she worked on high profile security and auditing assignments with major consultancy firms including Accenture, Deloitte, and Ernst & Young. Her work spans across many different sectors including banking, insurance, energy and aviation.

Holly Grace Williams

Technical Director


Holly has twelve years' experience within Information Security. Her early career was spent serving with the Military, working as a Site Security Officer. Since leaving the British Armed Forces she has completed an MSc in Information Security and spent her time working in penetration testing roles. Her current role is as the Technical Director of Secarma, a Cybersecurity Consultancy. In her spare time, she is also working towards a second Master's degree, an MBA.