Chief Security Officer
Office for National Statistics

Andy Wall is a Cyber, Information Security and Assurance Leader with over 25 years’ experience within global and national commercial organisations and UK Government providing business focused security advice and management. In his current role as the Chief Security Officer at the Office for National Statistics he is developing new approaches to secure the operations of leading edge big data analytics that support the organisational mission of statistics production on a range of key economic, social and demographic topics that are for the benefit of society and the economy. His previous roles have been as Head of Cyber Security at Atkins supporting Government clients within the intelligence and military sectors and critical national infrastructure organisations including nuclear, water and transportation; and with Capgemini as Security Accreditation Manager, leading outsourced security risk services for a major Government department. For ten years before that he was an independent security consultant undertaking security roles for a wide range of national organisations. Andy has been around the security block a few times. He has a host of security qualifications in risk, architecture and audit, as well as being a Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Information Security. He is a commentator on cyber security issues, authoring articles and papers and presenting at conferences.

Code First Girls

Anna Brailsford is the CEO of Code First Girls, and is on a mission to eliminate the diversity gap in tech by providing free education and economic opportunities to women globally. Anna is also a Board Member for the Institute of Coding. Previously, Anna was the Commercial Director of and LinkedIn. When LinkedIn acquired Lynda for $1.5 Billion in April 2015, she became part of the fourth-largest acquisition in social media history and subsequently contributed to the creation of LinkedIn Learning. Our two main clients who would work well on a panel are GCHQ and BAE systems. I'll float the idea to both in our upcoming calls and let you know their response ASAP.

Founder & CEO
H&A Luxury Group

Arthur is a maths graduate and the CEO & Founder at H&A Luxury Group who is also an EXIN certified DevOps Master with 3.7 years of experience as a part of a team of Agile Consultants helping global businesses such as Bayer, DB Schenker, and Siemens develop high quality software faster. Arthur also has ten years of research experience in Big Data and how data can help organisations develop hyper-customised products and services faster

Principal Analyst Consultant

Beverly McCann is Principal Analyst Consultant at Darktrace, a global leader in cyber security AI. At Darktrace, she works closely with strategic customers to investigate and respond to sophisticated and novel cyber-threats. She also works closely with the Darktrace SOC team to proactively alert customers to emerging threats and helps customers integrate Darktrace with other security solutions. Beverly holds a Doctorate (PhD) in Biological Sciences from the University of Cambridge and a MBA from the Quantic School of Business and Technology.

Chief Information Security Officer

With over twenty two years’ experience leading and advising international organisations in cybersecurity and technology, Bronwyn Boyle is currently Chief Information Security Officer at Mambu, a SaaS cloud banking platform that is revolutionising financial services, empowering customers and opening up banking to underserved communities across the globe. With a background spanning technology development, cyber security, compliance, data protection, strategy and operations, she has has worked in a range of organisations, from international banks to start-ups, Big4 consultancies and, most recently, as Head of Security & Counter-Fraud at the UK's Open Banking Implementation Entity. She has passion for security culture, innovation and improving industry alignment to counter security and fraud-related threats. She has recently been awarded Top 21 Most Inspiring Women in Cyber, named in the Top 50 Women in FinTech and is a finalist for SC Europe's Women of Influence Awards. She is a Non-Executive Director and advises a number of FinTechs and RegTechs on security and privacy requirements, strategy and product development.

Non Executive Director

Christelle is a digital and technology leader with a wealth of consultancy and industry experience. She has a unique perspective having worked in large and smaller organisations and across different industries. She is a Non-Executive Board Director of TechSkills, owned by TechUK, whose mission is to develop digital talent that industry needs. Recently Christelle was the IT Director of Arsenal Football Club where cyber security was a priority – imperative where any incident, large or small, could be newsworthy.

First CEO
National Cyber Security Centre

Ciaran Martin was the first CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre, part of GCHQ. Before joining GCHQ, much of his impressive career was spent in the UK civil service including many senior roles within Cabinet Office. During his time as Constitution Director (2011-2014), he was involved in the negotiation of the Scottish Referendum and equalisation of the Royal Succession laws between males and females. Other roles included Directory of Security and Intelligence, Principal Private Secretary to the Cabinet Secretary and Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary to HM Treasury. Ciaran was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 2020 New Years Honours List for services to international and global cyber security. Today, Ciaran is a Professor of Practice at the Blatvatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.

VP of Transformation
Healthcare Communications

Concepta is the Vice President of Transformation for Healthcare Communications, leading on support offerings into the NHS. Prior to joining Healthcare Communications, Concepta gained valuable experience as a Managing Consultant and also has a strong NHS operational and transformational management background, having been the ADO for Support Services at Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS University Trust (BHR), where she led the 500-strong team to achieve significant improvements and efficiencies against NTDA improvement plans. At BHR, Concepta created and implemented a leadership development programme for senior managers which, combined with the communications strategy she introduced, resulted in significant cultural change. Together with an extensive efficiency programme, sustainable changes were embedded which resulted in improvements in excess of 60% in some areas. Following a successful career in the private sector, Concepta also operated as a Programme Manager at Peterborough and Stamford NHS Foundation Trust, where she was able to introduce KPIs, demand and capacity planning and work within clinical areas to improve clinic efficiency.

Solutions Engineer

A passionate technologist, Craig has over 20 years’ experience within the End User Compute industry. The last five years have seen Craig increasingly focus more on cloud computing and the digital workplace.

Head of Cyber & National Security

Dan leads the techUK Cyber Security programme, having originally joined techUK in August 2017 as a Programme Manager working across the Cyber and Defence programmes. He is responsible for managing techUK's work across the cyber security eco-system, bringing industry together with key stakeholders across the public and private sectors. Dan also provides the industry secretariat for the Cyber Growth Partnership, the industry and Governmnet conduit for supporting growth across the sector. A key focus of his work is to strengthen the public-private partnership across cyber security to support further development of UK cyber security policy.

UK Cyber Security Forum

Dr Emma Philpott MBE: Emma is CEO of the IASME Consortium Ltd, a company which focuses on information assurance for small companies and the supply chain. IASME worked with the UK government to develop the Cyber Essentials scheme and was awarded the contract to be the sole NCSC Cyber Essentials Partner from April 2020. IASME also deliver the IASME Governance certification scheme, an affordable alternative to ISO27001, a security certification scheme for Internet of Things devices and Counter Fraud controls. IASME and their network of more than 270 Certification Bodies certify almost 2,000 companies per month. Emma is also Founder and Manager of the UK Cyber Security Forum, a not-for-profit organisation leading an initiative to train unemployed neuro-diverse adults in cyber security and supporting them to find employment.

Head of Threat Research

Hanah-Marie Darley is Head of Threat Research at Darktrace, where she uses her background in psychology and international relations to creatively problem solve and mentor teams. With nearly a decade of experience as a threat intelligence specialist and geopolitical analyst, she is well-equipped to combat the demanding reality of global strategic intelligence, and understands the need for creativity in critical problem solving and resource management.

IT Risk and Control Governance Sr. Lead
Danske Bank

Professor Hernan Huwyler is a risk and compliance specialist for multinational companies. For over twenty years. he has been focused on developing practices and controls to address business risks and legal requirements in European and American corporations. He is currently working for a Danske Bank in Copenhagen to build cyber and 3rt party risks and controls capabilities. Also, he directs two masters in global compliance at the IE Law School in Madrid which are highly recognized worldwide. He previously worked for ISS and Deloitte in Copenhagen to develop practices in risk advisory and served as Risk Management and Internal Control Director for the french multinational Veolia. He also previously worked for ExxonMobil, Baker Hughes and Tenaris in the United States. He has an MBA and CPA, as well as, co-chaired the non-financial assurance commission at The Institute of Internal Auditors

Global Director of Cyber Security
Royal BAM Group nv

An Information & Cyber Security Professional with over 25 years’ experience at all levels within the IT, Telecommunications, Managed Services and Internet Service Provider industries, across Consumer, SMB, Enterprise and Public/Government sectors, Ian is also an accomplished technical writer, published author, lecturer & international conference speaker in Information & Cyber Security. In 1996 he founded Drakken Ltd, a successful specialist web application ISP, responsible for designing & implementing highly secure managed hosting environments and real-time applications for Nokia, DS Smith & the London Stock Exchange. Drakken developed the first commercially successful web-based vehicle tracking system for ACIS (now VIX). After selling Drakken, in 2007, Ian moved to KCOM Group PLC, a UK based telco, ISP and UC Managed Services company. There, he created a dedicated security team and was instrumental in defining and implementing the groups Information Security strategies, assessing and reducing risk, defining and guiding the implementation of innovative security processes, leading edge technology & solutions, and owning the end to end security lifecycle & posture. Ian now heads up and is responsible for the Royal BAM Group’s Cyber Security posture & response capability. Working into the CIO, he has created a dedicated security team, and effected a series of tactical and strategic plans leveraging people, processes & technology to transform and align cyber security across the group as part of a global transformation project. Ian currently holds the CISSP, CISM, CISSP-ISSMP, CSTP, & CFIP Information Security certifications as well as being a certified ISO27001 Lead Auditor.

Professor of IT
University of Bath
Research Director
Computing & Delta

John Leonard is Group Research Director for the Enterprise Technology Group Delta at Computing Magazine. 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.

CEO & Founder
Hive Health

Lloyd is a technology entrepreneur, corporate executive, board advisor & non-executive director with 22+ years of experience building digital businesses in 8 industries - healthcare, cyber security, retail, travel, finance, automotive, advertising and dating. He has performed senior management, C-Level & founder roles @ Hive Health, Induction Healthcare, Zesty, Badoo, Kelkoo, Yahoo! UK and Yahoo! Europe. Lloyd co-founded Zesty in June 2012, building the company through multiple investment rounds from leading European & US Venture Capital funds into an award-winning UK Digital Health company and sale to Induction Healthcare Group PLC in May 2020. He co-founded Hive Health, a healthcare cyber security company in June 2021 on a mission to help protect and secure local health care devices, systems, networks, and data from cyber security risks. Hive Health’s vision is cyber security based on clinical risk. The Hive Health Platform enables hospitals and health systems to protect their local infrastructure, connected devices and patient data, understand their clinical risk profiles and network vulnerabilities, meet regulatory compliance and adhere to best practice frameworks.

Chief Information Security Officer
The Open University

Lyn is the Chief Information Security Officer at the Open University. She joined the OU 2 weeks before the first UK lockdown and was instantly presented with the challenge of providing security advice to staff who were faced with home working for the very first time. Prior to the OU, Lyn worked at Deloitte LLP where she led the Cyber Security Strategy and Culture practice; she had clients from across all sectors including banking, technology, media and telecommunications. Prior to the commercial world, Lyn was an officer in the Royal Air Force for over 20 years. Initially trained as a fighter controller where she controlled combat aircraft, she did a wide range of roles, ranging from commercialising Basra International Airport to working for a member of the Royal Family.

Chief Technology Officer

Manuj Sarpal is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for GraniteShares, which is in Asset management with more than $1.7 billion in AUM. He has worked on numerous technology implementations for Asset management and Financial services from inception, development, listings, distribution and operations of Exchange Traded Products globally. Manuj has acquired an MBA from the Cass Business School, London and also completed Certificate in Quantitative finance (CQF) . He has more than 21 years of professional experience, which spans from consulting, software development and technology leadership. In past, he has worked for ETF Securities and Barclays to implement complex and large scale successful IT Transformation projects. He has keen interest in the role of technology especially in Cloud, Machine Learning and AI in Financial services.

Senior Cyber Security Engineer
South Yorkshire Police

Mark is a Senior Cyber Security Engineer for South Yorkshire Police, where he holds responsibility for the SIEM and vulnerability assessment platforms, as well as project managing the annual vulnerability assessments of their network and applications. Mark’s background is in networking and domain names, serving three years on the Nominet .uk Policy Advisory Body in the late 2000s, and has a keen interest in learning new skills. Mark is a Member of both the Institute of Science & Technology and the Association for Project Management, and is currently awaiting the final result for his MSc in Computing (Information Security and Forensics).

Compliance Manager GRC

Max has been a pioneer in the managed services industry since the late 1990s. He currently serves as SVP and GM of Compliance Manager GRC, VulScan and MyITProcess and is responsible for Kaseya’s go to market strategy for his respective business units. Max’s first stint with Kaseya spanned nearly a decade, before he left to become the Chief Revenue Officer of CloudJumper (acquired by NetApp). At CloudJumper, Max was responsible for running all aspects of the company’s sales operations, managing and developing an MSP channel and building a world-class sales organization. Max began his MSP career at USWeb as a founding member of that company’s managed service division. He has also held the position of Senior Architect at IBM. Max holds a BS in Computer Science from American University and an MBA from the University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Head of IT Services
Sheffield City Trust

Mike has been with Sheffield City Trust for almost 30 years, initially starting in Finance, then moving roles to lead the IT function for the last 22 years. Mike has been at the forefront of delivering technology-driven change, including, more recently, adoption of cloud-based services. Operating in the leisure and entertainment sector, the whole business was closed down in 2020 with those staff not furloughed, working from home. The use of cloud services has significantly increased flexibility for users within the business, which has without a doubt played a significant part in improving efficiency and productivity during very challenging times. Protecting data, users, and the company from cyber threats is what Mike finds most interesting and challenging, especially in the ever-changing landscape of cyber security.

Former Senior Intelligence Officer
UK Government

Philip Ingram MBE BSc MA is a journalist specialising in the cyber, security, counter terror, defence and intelligence arenas. His knowledge is built from a long and senior military career as an intelligence and security officer, a strategic planner (who has helped take over a couple of countries or regions) with business experience at board level in the steel industry and now media industry; he maintains a close interest in global events. Philip runs his own media company, Grey Hare Media, and specialises in delivering informed content. A keynote speaker on Cyber, the power of information, the threat landscape, leadership and mental health, Philip is frequently asked to comment for BBC TV News and Radio, ITV news and other global networks including, CBC, ABC, CNN, Euro News, Turkish TRT World TV, RTE radio and has given content in the past to BBC Mundo and Japanese NTV. He has presented INTERPOL World TV in Singapore in 2015, 2017 and again in 2019. Philip writes for a lot of trade press and has been published in International Security Journal, Security Journal UK, City Security Magazine, Counter Terror Business, In Security Magazine, Security Middle East Magazine and the IoD West Midlands Magazine amongst others. He is a frequent commentator in Forbes and is often quoted in the Times, Telegraph, Daily Mail, Sunday People, Sunday Mirror and many other papers in the UK and across the globe. He has co-authored a chapter in the book Blockchain Impact, edited by Christian De Vartavan. As well as delivering original comment and content, in print, online, on TV and radio, Philip organises and chairs high level conferences and is a PODCAST host. If that were not enough, he retains other business interests in the armoured vehicle arena, specialist molecular detection and he is the Chairman of a specialist Cyber Intelligence company that tracks terrorist activity online and a director in a number of blockchain start-ups and consultancies. Philip gives a little back as a mentor with an Institute of Directors (IoD) organised scheme helping business students at a local university in their 3rd year and as a member of the not-for-profit Global Terrorism Information Network (TINYg) board as well as the West Midlands Cross Sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC) board. He is a member of the IoD, RUSI, an associate with the London Grad School and member of the National Union of Journalists.

Sr Director- Product, Information Security & Global Incident Response,
Canon Europe, Middle East, and Africa

Quentyn Taylor is Director of Information Security at Canon Europe, Middle East and Africa. Using the power of stories and his own experience of testing products to destruction; Quentyn has embraced building business relationships across the world whilst driving Canon’s strategy and educating business customers to minimise their security risk. Before joining Canon, Quentyn has worked in a variety of industries such as Internet service providers as well as startup businesses.

VP of Operations

Rob Allen is an IT Professional with almost two decades of experience assisting small and medium enterprises embrace and utilise technology. He has spent the majority of this time working for an Irish-based MSP, which has given him invaluable insights into the challenges faced by MSP’s and their customers today. Rob’s background is technical - first as a system administrator, then as a technician and an engineer. His broad technical knowledge, as well as an innate understanding of customer’s needs, made him a trusted advisor for hundreds of businesses across a wide variety of industries. Rob has been at the coalface, assisting clients in remediating the effects of, and helping them recover from cyber and ransomware attacks. Rob joins the Threatlocker team in 2021 excited at the prospect of building new relationships and helping deliver Threatlocker’s enterprise-level security products to customers throughout the EMEA region.

Professor of Cyber Security
University of Nottingham

Steven Furnell is a Professor of Cyber Security at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. He is also an Adjunct Professor with Edith Cowan University in Western Australia and an Honorary Professor with Nelson Mandela University in South Africa. His research interests include usability of security and privacy, security management and culture, and technologies for user authentication and intrusion detection. He has authored over 350 papers in refereed international journals and conference proceedings, as well as various books, book chapters and industry reports. Prof. Furnell is the UK representative to Technical Committee 11 (security and privacy) within the International Federation for Information Processing, as well as the editor-in-chief of Information and Computer Security, and a Fellow and board member of the Chartered Institute of Information Security.

Computing & Delta

Tom is the Site Editor for Delta, Computing’s market intelligence service, and regularly writes news and analysis pieces for Computing. He joined Incisive Media in 2017 from the display industry, trading LCDs and quantum dots for cyber-security and machine learning. As well as tech market analysis, Tom’s role consists of interviewing C-level IT leaders, organising events and complaining about improper use of the Oxford comma.