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Arguably the UK’s best known physicist, Professor Brian Cox’s books and TV programmes have been read and watched around the world and credited with making science engaging and accessible to millions. With his down-to-earth, likeable enthusiasm, Brian is frequently labelled a ‘rock star scientist’. Once the keyboard player for D:Ream, he has come a long way to his position as Professor of Particle Physics at Manchester University and a key part of the ATLAS and the CERN Large Hadron Collider projects.
Brian’s blockbuster TV shows include Wonders of the Universe, Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of Life, each looking at the fundamental science behind everything from stars and planets to atoms and microbiology. He has also presented Stargazing, Space Hoppers, The Big Bang and numerous editions of Horizon. His books accompanying the Wonders of... series have become huge bestsellers, as did his co-authored title Why Does E=mc2?
From speaking at TED in the US to World Economic Forums in Davos and China, Brian’s presentations engage, inform and entertain featuring awe-inspiring images from the depths of the universe as well as his trademark infectious enthusiasm for his subject. Alongside the story of life, the universe and everything, Brian argues that science can unite the world in an attempt to discover our shared origins. He also explains the work of CERN and their attempts to use cutting-edge technology and engineering to recreate events fractions of a nanosecond after the Big Bang “in the hope of revealing the underlying simplicity of the universe.”
An International Fellow of the Explorers Club Brian was awarded the prestigious Lord Kelvin Award for his work in promoting science to all. When not filming around the world, Brian writes for a range of newspapers and journals and co-hosts Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage, the comedy and science programme. He and his friend and co-host Robin Ince examine the big and not-so-big science questions alongside comedians, scientists and celebrities both on air and on tour. Brian also serves as the Royal Society’s Professor for Public Engagement in Science.
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences University California, Berkeley
Stuart Russell is a pioneer in the understanding and uses of artificial intelligence (AI), its long-term future, and its relation to humanity. He also is a leading authority on robotics and bioinformatics.
Stuart Russell is the author or coauthor of three books on knowledge, reasoning, and machine learning, including the standard textbook in artificial intelligence. Stuart Russell is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC-Berkeley and Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery at UC-San Francisco.
Corp. VP, Enterprise Mobility Microsoft
Brad Anderson is the Corporate Vice President of the Enterprise Mobility team at Microsoft. This organization is focused on supporting a modern workforce that operates in a world of continuously connected devices. The Enterprise Mobility team is a key pillar of Microsoft’s Mobile-First, Cloud-First focus.
As a part of this organization’s ambitious charter, Brad leads the effort to enable enterprises to be productive on the devices they love, while keeping the company secure. A major part of the organization’s function is to innovate and create the solutions that deliver a rich and consistent set of experience for users across all the devices they use.
The Enterprise Mobility team incorporates a broad range of assets and products from across Microsoft, including Windows Server, System Center, Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, and many more. His team is a major driver of Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security.
Brad’s organization prides itself on being customer focused, data-driven, and constantly improving its agility and velocity.
Since joining Microsoft in 2003, Anderson has worked as the Corporate Vice President of Program Management for the Windows Server & System Center business, as well as leading the System Center product team.
Prior to Microsoft, Anderson spent 12 years at Novell, most recently serving as Vice President and General Manager of the ZENWorks product line.
Anderson graduated Magna Cum Laude in Design Engineering Technology, and graduated with honors with an MBA – both from Brigham Young University. Outside of work, Anderson enjoys spending time with his wife Kim and their five children.
Strategic Director Wolfram Research
Wolfram Research is one of the world's most respected computer, web, and cloud software companies—as well as a powerhouse of scientific and technical innovation. As a pioneer in computation and computational knowledge, the company has pursued a long-term vision to develop the science, technology, and tools to make computation an ever-more-potent force in today's and tomorrow's world.
Wolfram Research created products such as Wolfram|Alpha, Demonstrations and the core underlying technology—Mathematica.
Founded by Stephen Wolfram in 1987, Conrad Wolfram founded the European Wolfram Research in 1991and since 1997 has been the strategic director of the worldwide group initiating and directs the business, marketing, design and a variety of strategic technical projects---everything from the CDF Player concept to webMathematica (which underlies Wolfram|Alpha) to conceptualizing wolfram.com.
Interested in how technology and computation can move lives and economies forward and in turn how this affects education, Conrad is a keen promoter of changing the way mathematicsa is taught in schools, in particular how maths has become almost totally discrepant from its real-world application and in 2010 founded computerbasedmath.org to address this worldwide.
Worldwide Lead, AWS Technical & Developer Evangelism Amazon Web Services
Ian Massingham leads Technical and Developer Evangelism at Amazon Web Services and has been working with cloud computing technologies since 2008. He and his team around the world work with developers and technical end-users within AWS customers of all sizes, from start-ups to large enterprises, to increase awareness and adoption of AWS cloud services amongst developers.
Ian and his team team are prolific conference speakers and participate in a wide variety of developer confernces, meetups and other developer communities in order to connect with developers and inform, inspire and educate them about AWS. As an individual technologist, Ian has a special interest in the development of Connected Device and IoT applications, and in serverless architecture patterns for the deployment of applications in the AWS Cloud.
Ian has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, covering operations and engineering within internet hosting, internet access, telecommunications and cloud service providers. Prior to joining AWS, he led a systems engineering team for an integrated software and hardware company that focused on the creation of cloud computing services with telecommunications and IT service providers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa region.
Global Security Advisor Sophos
Security Ambassador Avast Software
Garry Kasparov was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, in the Soviet Union in 1963. He became the youngest world chess champion in history in 1985 and was the world’s top-rated player for 20 years, until he retired in 2005. His matches against arch-rival Anatoly Karpov and the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue popularized chess and machine intelligence in unprecedented ways. Kasparov became a pro-democracy leader in Russia and an outspoken defender of individual freedom around the world, a mission he continues as the chairman of the New York-based Human Rights Foundation. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford-Martin School, where his lectures focus on human-machine collaboration. Kasparov is a provocative speaker who appears frequently before business, academic, and political audiences to speak about decision-making, strategy, technology, and artificial intelligence. His influential writings on politics, cognition, and tech have appeared in dozens of major publications around the world. He has written two acclaimed series of chess books and the bestsellers How Life Imitates Chess on decision-making and Winter Is Coming on Russia and Vladimir Putin. His new book, Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins comes out in May 2017. In 2016, he was named a Security Ambassador by Avast, where he discusses cybersecurity and the digital future. He lives in New York City with his wife Dasha and their two children.
Principal Security Strategist Duo Security
Wendy Nather is Principal Security Strategist at Duo Security. She was formerly a CISO in the public and private sectors, led the security practice at independent analyst firm 451 Research, and helped to launch the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center in the U.S. A co-author of the “Cloud Security Rules,” she was listed as one of SC Magazine's Women in IT Security "Power Players" in 2014.
Technical Evangelist Amazon Web Services
Half French/English living in Finland for 15 years, climber, musician, amateur photograph, all this wrapped together into a Technical Evangelist working with AWS and passionate about everything cloud. Adrian has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, having worked as a software and system engineer, backend, web and mobile developer and part of DevOps teams where his focus has been on cloud infrastructure and site reliability, writing application software, deploying servers and managing large scale architectures. Today, Adrian tends to get super excited by AI and IoT, and especially in the convergence of both technologies.
Developer Advocate, Google Cloud Google
Mete is a Developer Advocate at Google, currently focused on helping developers with Google Cloud Platform. As a long-time Java and a recent C# developer, he likes to compare the two ecosystems. Prior to Google, Mete worked at Microsoft, Skype, Adobe, EMC, and Nokia building apps and services on various web, mobile and cloud platforms. Originally from Cyprus, he currently lives in Greenwich, not too far away from the prime meridian.
The People Hacker
Jenny Radcliffe - aka “The People Hacker” is an expert in Social Engineering, negotiation, persuasion and influence, non-verbal communication and deception, using her skills to help clients from global corporations and law enforcement, to poker players, politicians and the security industry.
Jenny speaks, consults and trains people in the skills of “people hacking” and explains how “Social Engineering” using psychological methods can be a huge threat to organisations of all sizes. She reveals how that same knowledge is a valuable tool for security professionals of all types in the prevention of these attacks, scams and cons of all kinds.
Using a blend of anecdotes, science and humour, Jenny is an exceptional and highly impactful speaker. A regular keynote at major security events (Infosec, Rant, DISA, Nordic IT Security, ICS2, Trend Micro, Cisco, NTT, Bright talk, Cyber Security Week, London Fraud Forum, SC Congress,ITWeb) and multipleTEDx contributor, Jenny has been a guest expert on security, scams and social engineering for various television and radio shows as well as online media.
Jenny is the host of the internationally successful podcast “The Human Factor” (Itunes) which interviews people from all walks of life about social engineering, security, business and life.
Global VP Security Research Trend Micro
Graham Cluley is an award-winning security blogger, researcher, podcaster, and public speaker. He has been a well-known figure in the computer security industry since the early 1990s when he worked as a programmer, writing the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows.
Since then he has been employed in senior roles by companies such as Sophos and McAfee.
Graham Cluley has given talks about computer security for some of the world's largest companies, worked with law enforcement agencies on investigations into hacking groups, and regularly appears on TV and radio explaining computer security threats.
Graham Cluley was inducted into the InfoSecurity Europe Hall of Fame in 2011.
Chief Research Officer F-Secure
Mikko Hypponen is a worldwide authority on computer security and the Chief Research Officer of F-Secure. He has written on his research for the New York Times, Wired and Scientific American and lectured at the universities of Oxford, Stanford and Cambridge.
Cloud Leader IaaS Oracle
Managing Director of Digital Acceleration, EMEAR Cisco
Director of Consulting, EMEA Chef
Product Director BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Security Consultant Nettitude
Marketing Director Elexirr
As Elexirr’s Marketing Director, Rebecca is responsible for the company’s outreach strategy, cultivating content and brand identity, and developing LawBot’s global partnerships. She is deeply passionate about modernizing the law, especially for the benefit of individuals. She has been involved in numerous human rights projects in Sierra Leone and China, and hopes that legal technology will bridge the gap between those who practice the law and those in need of representation.
Managing Director Elexirr
As Elexirr’s Managing Director, Ludwig develops the software, oversees the team and builds the company’s strategy. He is fascinated by the way information flows - especially online - and how that changes what we think about. Born in Germany, he was raised in seven different countries and speaks six languages. Although the majority of his time is devoted to developing software tools to help professionals and ordinary people solve legal problems, in his spare time, Ludwig practices martial arts and competes in marathons.
Sales Engineering UK XebiaLabs
Co-founder and Principal Consultant Skelton Thatcher Consulting Ltd
Matthew Skelton has been building, deploying, and operating commercial software systems since 1998. Co-founder and Principal Consultant at Skelton Thatcher Consulting (http://skeltonthatcher.com), he specialises in helping organisations to adopt and sustain good practices for building and operating software systems: Continuous Delivery, DevOps, aspects of ITIL, and software operability.
Matthew curates the well-known DevOps team topologies patterns at devopstopologies.com and is co-author of the books Continuous Delivery with Windows and .NET (O’Reilly, 2016) and Team Guide to Software Operability(Skelton Thatcher Publications, 2016).
CTO for Global Delivery Organisation DXC Technology
Chris Swan is CTO for the Global Delivery Organisation at DXC Technology, where he leads the shift towards design for operations across the offerings families, and the use of data to drive optimisation of customer transformation and service fulfilment. He was previously CTO for Global Infrastructure Services and General Manager for x86 and Distributed Compute at CSC. Before that he held CTO and Director of R&D roles at Cohesive Networks, UBS, Capital SCF and Credit Suisse, where he worked on app servers, compute grids, security, mobile, cloud, networking and containers.
Regional Technical Account Manager Vasco Data Security
Dan McLoughlin is a Regional Technical Account Manager at Vasco Data Security, covering, UK, Ireland and Southern Africa. Dan has worked extensively with Small, Medium and Large Enterprises and also many of the world’s largest banks.
Dan has a strong background with remote access and authentication, he has spoken extensively on the subject of password security at events internationally.
Dan has worked in Security for over 16 years.
Technical Evangelist Microsoft
CEO ITCandor Limited
Martin is a leading computer industry researcher. He particularly enjoys tracking the complexity and dynamism of the ITC market and helping business planners with their challenges. He is currently working on ‘GDPR awareness’ and ‘F1 IT’ research projects.
He is the author of ‘Martin Hingley’s Blog’ (http://www.itcandor.com) - dedicated to analysing the ITC Industry and unique in its inclusion of detailed market data, sizing and forecasts in its 900 published articles. From the basis of his continuous quarterly market sizing activities he publishes 10 predictions each year, with 2017 as his 8th set.
As an analyst he believes in employing strong methodologies and accurate measurement as the basis for informed opinion and guidance. He has a collaborative, social approach to management.
Earlier in his career he was Group VP and Chief Research Officer of IDC in Europe having begun as an analyst at Inteco.
Martin holds an MA in Classics from Corpus Christi College, Oxford University. His hobbies include playing saxophone in jazz and soul bands, landscape painting and fossil hunting.
Principal Consultant 4C Strategies Ltd
Developer Evangelist RedSift
Director of Technology Darktrace
Technical Evangelist Amazon Web Services
Danilo works with startups and companies of any size to support their innovation. In his role as Technical Evangelist at Amazon Web Services, he leverages his experience to help people bringing their ideas to life, focusing on event-driven programming and serverless architectures, and on the technical and business impact of machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Senior Technical Evangelist NS1
Carl J. Levine is the Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1. He is a marketer, technologist and startup enthusiast all rolled up into one dynamic team leader. Levine has over a decade of experience with startups, networking protocols and Internet infrastructure, combined with the unique ability to iterate use cases, bring understanding to those seeking to explore complicated technical concepts and increase revenue across diverse sales channels.
Director Innovative Identity Solutions
London-based hacker Ellie is the sometime writer of A Go Developer’s Notebook. During the course of her career she’s worked on mission critical systems ranging from avionics to banking security and digital trust arbitration. Ellie is co-founder of Innovative Identity Solutions, a startup focused on driving innovation in digital identity and personal data privacy. As a responsible parent she enjoys polyhedral dice, home brewing and gothic music.
DevOps Engineer controlplane
Andrew is a DevOps Lead at the Home Office for https://control-plane.io. He has a strong test-first engineering background gained developing and deploying high volume web applications. Proficient in application development and Unix systems architecture and maintenance, he is comfortable profiling and securing every tier of a bare metal or virtualised web stack, and has battle-hardened experience delivering containerised solutions to enterprise clients.
Software Engineer TUNE, Inc.
A server-side software engineer, Hilary is currently writing and updating TUNE’s advertising analytics tracking platform. She is passionate about architecting clean and simple software systems, while tenaciously trying to bring more empathy to the tech world. A fervent education advocate, Hilary partners with tech education and diversity initiatives like TUNE Cares, Washington State Opportunities Scholarship, and IGNITE Worldwide. She is a world traveller, an avid (though amateur) cook and baker, and a weird workout enthusiast.
DevOps/System Engineer Lead LINK Mobility GmbH
Karina is a well-known woman in tech, an experienced developer and an international speaker. She has been worked as Developer Lead last 10 years. She has confident communication, leadership skills across different levels, developed through international professional interaction and engagements with representatives of various government institutions or IT companies using agile environment across the world. Her social responsibility and communicative competence are demonstrated in the organization of professional networks, events and conferences. At the same time she gained public speaking skills through frequent academic presentations, workshops and participation as a speaker at IoT and DevOps conferences.
Insight Engineering Twilio
James Burns is a tech lead at Twilio, a Cloud Communications Platform that enables developers to integrate rich communication into products. James has previously worked on security, networking, embedded systems, and hardware. He enjoys finding new ways that systems break and helping others understand complex failures.
Global Security Advocate Akamai Technologies
Dave has almost two decades of industry experience. He has extensive experience in IT operations and management. Currently, Dave is a Global Security Advocate for Akamai Technologies . He is the founder of the security site Liquidmatrix Security Digest and co-host of the Liquidmatrix podcast. Dave writes a column for CSO Online and Forbes.
Technical Director & Senior Advisor NCC Group
Paul is technical director and senior advisor at global cyber security and risk mitigation specialist NCC Group. He is responsible for communicating with and advising boards on the cyber risks facing their organisation and the threats specific to the sector in which they operate.
Paul has led the cyber team on Channel 4’s Hunted for the last two years, working with ex-military personnel and former police detectives in order to track down voluntary fugitives who were on the run. The programme’s cyber team was made up of NCC Group consultants including Doug Ipperciel, Chris Mayhew and Richard Warren.
Principal Solutions Architect Modality Systems
Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger at tomtalks.uk, podcaster and speaker at global events including Microsoft TechEd and Microsoft Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London and online MSUC.Chat community.
Helen has 20 years’ experience working in the technology industry with a focus on the Software Development Lifecycle for a wealth of cross industry clients in the UK and abroad. Helen is passionate about DevOps and is the creator of the Ranger4 DevOps LiftOff Workshop and the Ranger4 DevOps Maturity Assessment - winner of the IBM Beacon Award 2015 for Outstanding DevOps Solution. She also started Ranger4’s #DevOpsFriday5 initiative and is on the Board of Regents at the DevOps Institute (Ranger4 are also a Registered Education Provider for the DOI’s DevOps and Agile training courses). Helen is also a novelist and ecologist. She once saw a flamingo lay an egg.
President RSA, a Dell Technologies Business
Rohit Ghai most recently served as president of Dell EMC’s Enterprise Content Division (ECD), where he was instrumental in setting a compelling vision, transforming go-to-market and revitalizing the portfolio for the digital era through strategic partnerships and acquisitions. Ghai was responsible for all aspects of the ECD business, including setting strategic vision, sales and services, channel strategy, product development, marketing, finance, support and customer success.
Previously, Ghai was chief operating officer of ECD, and responsible for the division's strategy, development and marketing of all products and solutions. He joined EMC in December 2009 to run product development.
He has more than 20 years of experience in IT in both startup and big company settings, with expertise in digital transformation in highly regulated markets, and knowledge across software, and systems and security. Ghai joined Dell EMC from Symantec, where he held a variety of senior engineering and general management roles. Previously, he was at Computer Associates in a number of senior management roles in the BrightStor and eTrust business units, and led the CA India operations as chief technology officer. Ghai joined CA through the acquisition of Cheyenne Software – a startup in the backup and data protection space.
Ghai holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee.
Microsoft Regional Director DevOpsGuys
Steve has twenty five years of IT experience working for top government and corporate organisations in Australia and the UK, including BNP Paribas, Vodafone and Credit Suisse.
Prior to co-founding DevOpsGuys, Steve was the Web Operations Manager for Totaljobs and was responsible for running their online job board platform.
Steve’s passion is creating operationally excellent platforms for web applications that are secure, scalable and manageable. He is an expert across a wide range of technologies, with Microsoft web server infrastructure being a specialism.
In recognition of this expertise, Steve Thair has been made a “Regional Director” by Microsoft. Established in 1993, the program consists of 150 of the world’s top technology visionaries. Regional Directors are expert advocates who promote Microsoft products, services, and solutions by sharing their deep knowledge with groups such as customers, the press and industry analysts.
Steve blogs extensively and presents regularly at numerous meetups, webinars and conferences around the world to evangelise the benefits of DevOps. In 2014 he co-founded the WinOps Conference and Meet-Ups which are dedicated to promoting DevOps in Windows environments.
Technology Evangelist, EMEA Spirent Communications
Steve is a technology evangelist with extensive experience in the data communications industry.
He has undertaken many different roles based in both the UK and the US including product management, network design and systems integration. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences and participant at interoperability events.
Steve is responsible for Virtualization, NFV (Infrastructure and MANO), SDN, core routing and cloud and data centre technologies in the Spirent TestCenter product. Previously, as Senior Product Manager within Ericsson’s IP Infrastructure Product Unit, Steve was responsible for the introduction of MPLS and VPN technologies to Ericsson’s edge aggregation router.
Steve holds a BSc in Electronic Engineering from Queen Mary University of London.
EMEA Technical Sales Director Silver Peak
Comedian & Identity Theft Speaker
Bennett Arron is an award-winning writer, stand up comedian, author and TV presenter. He is also a world renowned Speaker on the subject of Identity Theft
Bennett has performed all around the UK as well as in Italy, Australia, Germany, Poland, Amsterdam, South Africa and Hong Kong.
He has written and starred in two radios series: Bennett Arron is Jewelsh - which was nominated for a Celtic Media Award and the recently aired Bennett Arron Worries About…. He also presented the documentary The Kosher Comedian for the BBC.
His other television and radio credits include; Loose Ends, Not Tonight With John Sergeant, Glee Time (inwhich he hosted a series of six stand-up comedy shows), Never Write Off The Germans (a panel show for Radio 2) three series of What’s The Story (a panel show for Radio Wales) and he was a Presenter on Big Brother's Little Brother for Channel 4.
Bennett has written for many comedy programmes, including Hit The Road Jack, Off Their Rockers, Commercial Breakdown and the BAFTA winning V Graham Norton. He also wrote over twenty episodes of Genie in The House, the highest-rated children's sitcom on Nickelodeon and he was one of the main writers on the BAFTA winning Slammer for the BBC.
Bennett directed and presented the programme How To Steal an Identity in which he stole the identity of the Home Secretary. The programme was Pick of the Day in The Guardian and The Telegraph, described as “Fascinating and Disturbing” by the TV Times, and went on to be short-listed for a BAFTA.
Bennett is a past winner of both the TAPS Comedy Writer of the Year Award and the BBC New Writer's Award, and is a past finalist of the BBC New Comedy Awards. However his proudest moment was coming third in an International Disco Dancing Championship in Tenerife.
Country Manager UK baramundi software AG
Global Head of Cyber Security and Data Protection Legal Services PwC
Stewart Room is a partner at PwC LLP. He is the global leader of the cyber security and data protection legal services practice, the joint global leader of the multi-disciplinary data protection practice, and the UK data protection practice leader. He has more than 25 years of experience as a barrister and solicitor, focusing for the majority of this time on data, technology and communications.
Room specialises in the field of data protection. information management and cyber security, including programme design and delivery, the commercial exploitation of data, the security of data, regulatory investigations and litigation arising from the misuse of data. He is rated as a leading individual in data protection by legal directory Chambers UK, who says he "is the kind of lawyer who inspires confidence" and "he is an excellent, first-rate, tactical lawyer."
He is one of the founding directors of Cyber Security Challenge UK (which forms part of the UK National Strategy for Cyber Security), the President of the National Association of Data Protection Officers and the editor of the Cyber Security Practitioner journal. Room has written a number of textbooks on information law and is regularly quoted in the press. He is a past winner of the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer of the Year award.
Lead Business Development Manager, IoT, EMEA VMware
Matthias Schorer is the Lead Business Development Manager, IoT, EMEA, VMware. Matthias took on the role in January 2017, drawing on his expertise to advise VMware customers on management, monitoring and security across global IoT projects.
Matthias has been with VMware since 2011, working in various key roles across the company. Prior to his most recent appointment, Matthias was Head of Strategy Consulting, responsible for VMware's automotive strategy and solutions for connected cars. Before this, as Enterprise Cloud Leader CEMEA, he was responsible for growing VMware’s cloud computing business. Since January 2013, he has provided strategic consultancy for VMware Accelerate™ Advisory Services for Central and Eastern Europe.
Matthias joined VMware from CSC, providing customer consultancy on IT architecture, migration of legacy systems, cloud computing and virtualization. For over ten years, Matthias was also the Technical Chief-Architect at Fiducia IT AG where he helped to develop the core architecture for the agree® banking system.
Product Manager Navisite
Partner Irwin Mitchell LLP
Joanne advises businesses across all sectors on intellectual property (IP) and IT issues both nationally and internationally. She has been advising businesses and other lawyers on data protection for almost 20 years, including specialist advice to a number of international brands on the new General Data Protection Regulations since 2015.
IT Interface Manager Spitfire Network Services
SVP Sales & Marketing Clarive
Data Scientist Datatonic
Oliver is a Data Scientist at Datatonic with a background in computational physics and high performance computing. He is a machine learning practitioner who recently started exploring the world of deep learning. Datatonic partners with Google Cloud Platform to build state of the art machine learning and data analytics solutions, providing customers with actionable business insight.
Product Strategist, Futures Team BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Previously, Jonathan was Head of Cyber Defence Strategy at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence is responsible for the 3-5 year strategic transformation of the company's commercial cyber security offerings. From a background in intelligence and national security, Jon has spent the past 8 years focussed on digital security in the commercial domain. Having recently managed the Cyber Security Portfolio at BAE Systems, and the financial synergy case for the acquisition of SilverSky in 2014, Jon brings with him both in depth technical knowledge and a wider understanding of the threat landscape and market forces.
Cyber Security Resilience Lead Positive Technologies
Vice President Product Strategy NTT Communications
Solutions Engineer Bomgar
Director, Emerging Technology Solutions Zscaler
Deep Learning Researcher Cisco
Vijay Ramakrishnan is a deep learning researcher at Cisco, working on chat and voice assistants in our products. He previously worked at Mindmeld Inc, which was acquired by Cisco in June 2017.
Product Marketing Manager Mimecast
VP Product Marketing and Channel Programs Mimecast
Regional Manager Northern Territory EfficientIP
Executive Vice President Moogsoft
Marketing Director, UK&I Nokia
With a background very firmly in the Service Provider community, Paul Adams now leads UK&I Marketing for Nokia. Having started his career at Cable and Wireless, Paul then joined Colt in its very early years. Subsequently at Newbridge Networks and Alcatel, Paul helped Service Providers across EMEA develop, launch and market innovative services using data networking technologies, and latterly ran Enterprise channel marketing in North America. Paul then spent some time as an independent marketing consultant to the ICT industry, before heading up EMEA marketing for the IP division of Ericsson. Joining Alcatel-Lucent in 2009, he has held a number of roles including as Marketing Director for the BT Global Account, the EMEA Media Sector and as the lead for a Global Market Insight team.
Director of System Engineers (UK) Varonis Systems
Senior Sales Engineer Sophos
Global Technology Evangelist IGEL Technology
Solution Architect Xebia
Michiel is Principal Consultant in DevOps and Continuous Delivery, with more than 20 years of IT experience. In addition to being an “automator” of software delivery, Michiel is Master Trainer and one of the main content creators for the DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA) and co-writer of the book Continuous Delivery for Managers.
Specializing in DevOps, Continuous Delivery and Full Lifecycle Software Development Programs, Michiel’s focus is on guiding companies in creating high-impact DevOps teams. He does this by implementing central build environments, automating tests and software deployment, and implementing fully automated Cloud and PaaS platforms.
Product Marketing Cisco Meraki
Product Marketing Cisco Meraki
Vice President Wireless LAN and Switches LANCOM Systems GmbH
UK Sales Manager PAESSLER AG
Distinguished Engineer Opengear
Director of Cyber Analysis Darktrace
Managing Director Mediatron Ltd
CMO Talari Networks
Senior Technical Marketing Manager Pivot3
Head of Cyber Security Consulting Practice BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
UKI Chief Innovation Officer & UK Health Lead Accenture
Aimie has been at the forefront of innovative thinking and identification of market trends for the past 20 years. Aimie’s career spans all 5 Accenture Industry Groups with a focus on Change Management and Organisational Effectiveness across the globe. Aimie’s genuine curiosity coupled with her commitment to the exploration of fresh ideas and radical approaches to innovation has been instrumental to the growth and transformation of the world’s leading brands.
A well established and respected Thought Leader, Aimie is often described as an inspirational speaker and a positive force for motivational change. A wealth of international audiences have enjoyed Aimie’s original presentations ranging from business opportunities derived from ‘Big Data’ and multiple debates on ‘The Future of Work’ though to the impact of ‘The Aging Population’ across geographies.
Technical Director Prosperon Networks
Director of Public Sector, UK Nutanix
Director of Systems Engineering, Western Europe Nutanix
CEO Apposite Technologies
EMEA Data Center Segment Manager Eaton
Technical Manager, EMEA LogicMonitor
Service Monitoring Lead Rentokil Initial
DCO Global Operations Manager Sophos
Head of IT Ted Baker
Senior Solutions Architect Chef
VP EMEA BlueCat Networks
Chief Customer Officer and Co-Founder ExtraHop
Chief Product Officer Lumeta Corporation
Product Marketing Manager Malwarebytes
Director of Operations Egress Software Technologies
Pre-Sales Engineering Redgate Software
EMEA Marketing Director Tegile Systems
EMEA Director of Sales Engineering and Solutions Architecture Alert Logic
Principal Security Analyst Forcepoint Security Labs
Sales Engineer Datto
Sales Director for UK and EMEA 8x8
Sharon is 8x8’s UK Sales Director, Sharon’s has responsibility of SMB, Enterprise Direct sales and channel sales. She has overall responsibility for driving UK sales teams to continue to deliver the services that 8x8 provide across their global leading product portfolio for true cloud UC and contact centre solutions, both locally and globally.
Director of Channel 8x8
Head of Development Appcheck
UK & Ireland Sales Director ScienceLogic
Senior Director EMEA Marketing Nutanix
Senior Technical Account Manager Code42
Regional Vice President, Sales, EMEA Nasuni
VP of Services & Field Operations SentinelOne
Managing Director - Solutions Gamma
Systems Engineer Veeam
Cloud Systems Engineer Veeam
CEO & Co-founder Aiden
Marie is a business development and marketing expert with 8 years international sales and digital advertising performance management at venture backed-startups and Top 5 global media agencies. She previously founded WiseMobile, mobile app marketing consultancy.
CTO & Technical Co-founder Aiden
PJ is a serial tech entrepreneur with a product and engineering background. He has 10 years product marketing at Apple, Siri, iPod, iPad. Previously founded Timista, VC Flair, Games of angels and Forereads. PJ was also featured in Product Hunt, Techcrunch, Apple’s best new apps.
Product Director - Voice Solutions Gamma
Senior Systems Engineer Tintri
Technical Evangelist Microsoft
Martin is a technical evangelist for Microsoft based in the UK. In his role, Martin talks with customers, partners, start-ups and anyone who is willing to listen about developing applications on the Microsoft platform. This includes Windows, Office, Microsoft Azure and Web technologies including ASP.net and the Edge browser. Martin has been working with Microsoft development technologies since the late 90's and has been working for Microsoft directly since 2005.
Director of Pre-Sales & Senior Evangelists for Network Services NTT Communications
Snr. Director, Product Management SolarWinds
Director, EMEA ITOA Splunk, Inc.
IT Operations Evangelist Splunk, Inc.
VP Product Marketing RSA Security
Ben Desjardins leads a team of global product marketing experts that guide the market-driven strategies that ensure competitive positioning and alignment with use-case specific solutions for the RSA Security product portfolio.
Ben has over 15 years of experience across a wide array of security technologies and disciplines, including DDoS, DNS, SSL, Threat and vulnerability Management, application security, and various compliance initiative and brings nearly two decades of marketing management experience to his work at RSA Security. Additionally, Ben has led global go-to-market efforts across many industries including retail, Ecommerce, financial services, public sector and healthcare/life sciences.
CEO & Founder ZoneFox
Managing Director Navisite
Solution Architect NETSCOUT
Head of Solution Sales Node4
VP of Product Fuze
Michael Affronti is the Vice President of Product at Fuze and works in our New York City office. He oversees our Product Management and Design teams and is responsible for defining a strategic and aggressive product roadmap that aligns with our company's goals of growth, customer satisfaction, and competitive agility.
Michael joined Fuze in January of 2015 via the acquisition of Contactive, big-data startup in NYC, where he ran the Product and Designs team for the previous two years. Prior to Contactive and Fuze, Michael spent 10 years at Microsoft in Seattle, WA, working in Product Development building social collaboration experiences in Lync, Office365, Outlook, Exchange, and Yammer.
Michael is also an instructor at General Assembly where he teaches a Product Management and Entrepreneurship course. He advises several startups in the NYC and Seattle area and blogs about product management, leadership, and productivity on his blog. He holds two U.S. patents and has 13 pending for innovation in the enterprise productivity space.
VP, Product Management Ixia (Keysight Technologies)
Systems Engineer Palo Alto Networks
Senior Director Advanced Technology Group Riverbed
EMEA Senior Solution Specialist Riverbed
Director Business Development Fortinet
Developer Advocate Docker
Elton is a Microsoft MVP, Pluralsight Author, and Developer Advocate at Docker, Inc. He has been architecting and delivering successful solutions with Microsoft technologies since 2000, most recently Big Data and API implementations in Azure, and distributed applications with Docker.
Currently Elton is interested the expansion of the Microsoft stack outside of the normal boundaries; exploring the great opportunities opening up with .NET Core running on Linux, .NET Framework apps running in Windows Containers, and Docker running on Azure.
Elton is a regular speaker at events and user groups – in 2016 he spoke at Microsoft’s Future Decoded and TechDays Online, at the WinOps Conference, Docker London and London DevOps. In 2017 he will be speaking at NDC London, DevSum, NDC Oslo, SDD London, and DockerCon.
Managing Director OneTrust
Co-Founder, Head of Ethical Hacking Redacted Firm
FC is a well-known ethical hacker and social engineer. He has been working in the infosec field for over 20 years and excels at circumventing access controls. He has held positions in his career such as Senior Penetration Tester as well as Head of Social Engineering and Physical Assessments for renowned penetration companies. As Head of Cyber Research for Raytheon Missile Systems, and having worked closely alongside intelligence agencies, he has cemented both his skillset and knowledge as well as helped steer governments take correct courses of action against national threats.
As an ethical hacker and social engineer, FC ‘breaks into’ hundreds of banks, offices and government facilities in the UK and Europe. His work demonstrating weaknesses in physical, personnel and digital controls assists organisations to improve their security. He is motivated by a drive to make individuals, organisations and countries more secure and better-able to defend themselves from malicious attack.
Now Co-Founder and Head of Ethical Hacking at Redacted Firm, he continues to perform valuable research into vulnerabilities. His client list involves major high-street banks in the UK and Europe, FTSE100 companies and multiple government agencies and security forces. FC frequently gives talks at corporate events, security conferences, universities and schools and focuses on teaching people of all ages the art of security in an engaging and impactful way. He co-founded the Surrey and Hampshire Hackspace as well as Defcon 441452. He has co-hosted many podcasts, been featured in the press and regularly writes articles for journals and blogs.
Director of Consulting CQURE
Greg has been working with Windows Security since the very beginning of his professional career. He started as a system administrator, then moved to a consultant role, IT manager and chief information security officer (CISO). Now he is mainly responsible for consulting services delivered worldwide by CQURE.
He has access to a source code of Windows.
Sales Director - Backup SolarWinds MSP
Technology Director, Western Europe Infoblox
In a career spanning more than 20 years, Malcolm Murphy has witnessed first-hand the evolution of the Internet from academic collaboration tool to the ubiquitous utility we take for granted today. He started his career building network infrastructure for one of the UK’s largest ISPs, before subsequently spending the majority of his career working for a number of networking technology companies.
Malcolm also developed a proof-of-concept mechanism for using DNS as a covert communications channel. If there ever was a good reason for doing this, he can’t remember what it is. But he freely admits that his proof of concept was nowhere near as sophisticated or effective as the techniques that are being employed today to subvert and exploit DNS.
In his current role as Technology Director for Western Europe at Infoblox, Malcolm leads a team of consultants working with Enterprises and Service Providers to help improve the security and robustness of their cloud, network and datacentre operations.
Senior Product Marketing Manager Puppet
Alberta Bosco joined Puppet as senior product marketing manager from Experian where she led identity initiatives with customers who were processing a digital transformation.
Alberta brings with her more than 10 years of experience in digital marketing, client management and product development in the technology sector. As Senior Product Marketing Manager at Puppet, Alberta is developing Puppet’s message around DevOps, Cloud and Containers. Alberta also utilises her communications background to help customers be more constructive by learning to work efficiently together.
Product Specialist Cisco
Engineering Specialist Cisco
Systems Engineer Nimble Storage
Sales Director – UK & Ireland Lakeside Software
Sr. Systems Engineer/Solution Architect - North America AdRem Software
Senior Systems Engineer Tintri
Peter Smith is Senior Systems Engineer at Tintri, where he works to challenge the storage quo. Day to day that involves engaging in all stages of delivering the storage solution, from working with the pre-sales team to managing technical relationships with a strong customer focus. He champions the power and productivity of VM-level storage. Peter has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry and is an expert at using his technical skills alongside his professional qualifications to identify customers’ Enterprise Cloud needs.
Senior Solutions Engineer Zerto Ltd
Sr. Product Manager, Threat Detection & Response Watchguard
Converged Infrastructure Sales, EMEA NetApp
Lead Data Scientist Oracle
Director Mobile and Intelligent Bots PaaS Oracle
Lead Systems Engineer Citrix Systems UK Ltd
Senior Systems Engineer Citrix Systems UK Ltd
Lead Systems Engineer Citrix Systems UK Ltd
Senior Systems Engineer Citrix Systems UK Ltd
Senior Security Consultant EMEA HID
Paul is a Senior Security Consultant with over 22 years’ experience in IT, 13 of which with HID Global, the trusted source for Secure Identity Solutions, where he has responsibility as Technical Account Manager for European, Middle Eastern and Sub-Saharan Africa regions. Paul is an (ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional and is UK Security Cleared. He has specialized in many major security projects with HID Global including projects within Government, Security Agencies, Police, Telcos, Petrochemical and Financial Services.
With Paul’s in-depth knowledge and understanding of organizations security requirements and of HID Global’s portfolio consisting of strong authentication, credential management, and single-credential solutions, Paul has enabled enterprise, financial services and government customers to meet their security and compliance requirements using the industry’s broadest range of identity assurance solutions.
Paul is a graduate of Computer Science from Edinburgh Napier University and continues to live in Edinburgh with his wife and family. Prior to joining HID Global he held a senior security role within what was Europe’s largest mutual life assurance company, Standard Life.
Senior Systems Engineer Citrix Systems UK Ltd
Principal Consultant Business Engagement, CISSP BlueCat Networks
Head of Digital Tata Motors
Prior to moving into the Automotive Sector he spent 25 years in the Computer and IT Infrastructure sector before moving to Tata Motors in 2017 where he has formed a Skunkworks division focused on Connected, Autonomous vehicles and exploitation on data.
Huw’s worked in Brazil building a Supercar project, Motor Racing Circuit and Automotive R & D Park.
He co-founded Gordon Murray Design in 2007 and remains a shareholder.
In 2014 Huw relocated to Rio de Janeiro, founded CTGMD offering business consultancy on how to approach Brazil and providing strategic introductions across many sectors of industry and government.
Huw serves as ‘Board Advisor’ to many startup business focused on developing Sustainable Future Transportation Solutions.
Head of Threat Prevention, Northern Europe Check Point Software Technologies Ltd
Program Manager, Google Cloud Platform Strategy Google
Darren works on the Google Cloud Platform, leading go-to-market programmes and strategy in Big Data. Having worked in business development on the public cloud since its earliest days, spanning both Google Cloud Platform and competitive platforms, Darren has worked with hundreds of companies across industries to help move them to the cloud and in particular to take advantage of advancements in big data and machine learning.
CEO and Founder CybSafe
A former British Army and UK Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel, Oz has a successful track record of developing and leading the specialist application of intelligence, cyber and risk management capability to tackle sensitive challenges in business and government.
He has extensive experience and understanding in the areas of intelligence insight, complex human networks and the human component of cyber security risk. He is also passionate about helping to reduce societal threats to stability and security by making the most of opportunities presented by advancements in technology.
Oz sits on the Board of TorchlightGroup, a global counter threat company and is a keen advocate of social investment. He has worked with several mentorship schemes and charities that aim to help young people from all walks of life fulfil their potential.
Oz was made an MBE for his personal leadership in the most complex of conflict environments.
Cyber Services Director BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
James Hatch is Director of Cyber Services at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. He leads BAE Systems advisory and technical services in cyber security across Europe. This business covers all industry sectors but with a particularly strong presence in financial services, telecommunications, energy and central government. The services provided cover security strategy, assessment, improvement and integration.
As well as his advisory work, James has direct experience of information security management in financial services and central government. He has also led major business change projects in technology heavy domains including setting up the Telecom Regulatory Authority of Egypt, re-engineering the management information of a major mortgage lender and modernising a state-owned financial services business.
Founder, CEO Intrprtr
Farzin Shahidi is a serial entrepreneur and senior executive with over 25 years of experience in the enterprise software and services industry. Prior to founding Intrprtr, Inc., Farzin was the founder and CEO of Nextplane, where he built and led the company into a market leader and distrupter for the communication and collaboration industry. In previous roles, Farzin has championed product development and management for Cendura, Jareva Technologies and VERITAS Software.
Head Of EMEAR DC Marketing Cisco
Director, Identity Product Management Lead – RSA Identity Governance & Lifecycle RSA Security
Principal Systems Engineer Pure Storage
WW CT for IoT Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Group
UK IOT & Data Lead HPE Continuity
Senior Marketing Manager, Research and Market Intelligence Bitdefender
Chief Operations Officer Egress Software Technologies
Senior DevSecOps Consultant Contino
Account Principal Contino
Head Of R&D AppCheck NG
Principal Systems Engineer Pure Storage
Product Management Director Avast Business
Senior Manager, Systems Engineering Tegile Systems EMEA
Senior Infrastructure Engineer Bolton College
Penetration Testing Team Leader Sec-1
Holly Grace has 10 years of professional Information Security experience, currently working at Sec-1 as Penetration Testing Team Leader, which involves assessing the security of computer networks, websites and buildings through active exploitation. She is a CREST Certified Tester and holds a Master's degree in Information Security and Privacy, from Cardiff University.
Consulting System Engineer - Data Protection Barracuda
Stefan Schachinger is a Consulting System Engineer in the Data Protection Team at Barracuda Networks. Based in Innsbruck, Austria, Stefan has spent the last four and a half years helping Barracuda customers implement effective backup and archiving solutions. Prior to joining Barracuda, Stefan spent four years at a managed service provider and integrator as a Project Manager and IT Security Consultant. Stefan holds a BSc and MSc in Information Technology and Information Security from the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien in Vienna.
Product Director, Digital Strategy Gamma
With over 30 years spent transforming the telecoms and networking industry, David Doherty has a history of board level expertise at Ofcom, Easynet, Vanco and Racal Network Services. Now making his mark as Director of Digital Strategy for Gamma, David also oversees the UK network’s rapidly growing data portfolio: lending his deep technological know-how to new product development, system evolution, and the wide scope behind Gamma’s digital programme delivery.
Director of Information Management Nuix
Lee Meyrick is Director of Information Management at Nuix. He has worked for more than a decade in planning and implementing data discovery and compliance systems and advising organizations how to use electronic discovery techniques to retrieve information from unstructured data.
Lee has extensive experience with the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act and discovering high-risk data for remediation. He has also trained organizations on using Nuix for corporate investigations and eDiscovery.
Tenable Product specialist Tenable Network Security
Leslie Forbes is a Product Specialist for Tenable, engaging with medium and large businesses to understand their requirements for vulnerability management programs and to advise on their deployment strategies. His electronic engineering background and system administration credentials help him quickly grasp the unique challenges in each enterprise. He understands how good security can work with existing processes in all types of organizations. Prior to joining Tenable, Leslie worked for two large multinational anti-virus vendors.
Managing Director Exsel Group
Tom is the Managing Director of Exsel Group. Under Tom’s Stewardship Exsel Group have gone from a small home business to one of Scotland’s leading ICT providers, specialising in Cloud Technology. In 2016 Exsel Group were listed 3rd in the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 with a massive 4 year growth rate of 3800%. Tom has spoken at various business growth events throughout the UK sharing the stage with some of the UK’s top Entrepreneurs including Sir Tom Hunter. 2016 also saw Tom inducted 7th on the Scotland 40 under 40, an independent review of Scotland’s top Entrepreneurs and business leaders under 40.
Cybersecurity Consulting Systems Engineer Cisco
EMEA Sales Director Carbonite EVault Carbonite
Senior Channel Sales Manager – EMEA Carbonite
Senior Product Manager RingCentral
Chief Scientist Panaseer
Mike has spent his career developing data analytic solutions that solve real world problems and deliver meaningful value to customers across a broad spectrum of domains. At Panaseer, Mike and his team of data scientists develop new and innovative ways to analyse vast quantities of cyber security data and deliver critical security insights to a diverse set of business and security stakeholders, from security analysts all the way up to the CIO & the Board. Mike specialises in bringing together his knowledge of the cyber security problem domain with the technical capabilities of big data platforms to determine what algorithms and approaches deliver maximum value at scale. Mike's expertise in analytics solutions for cyber defence was gained while working at BAE Systems where he built various threat detection capabilities across their cyber security services and products portfolio.
Infrastructure Architect Oracle
UK Technology Consulting Manager Oracle
Consulting Systems Engineer, Cybersecurity Team Cisco Security - Cloud
Consulting Systems Engineer - Cybersecurity Cisco Security - Cloud
Product Director EMEA BlueCat
Rob Pickering is CEO and Founder of communication software vendor ipcortex. A keen innovator and a champion of open standards, he's passionate about using emerging technologies like WebRTC to change the way we work.
He's a reformed engineer with a technical pedigree tracing back to the beginnings of TCP/IP, and lead the team that developed RTCEmergency - the Google prize winning proof of concept app that delivers WebRTC-augmented emergency services communications.
Technical Sales and Business Development Director Lenovo Data Centre Group, UK & Ireland
Developer Advocate IBM Watson
Margriet is a Data Scientist and Developer Advocate for the IBM Watson Data Platform. She has a background in climate science where she explored large observational datasets of carbon uptake by forests and the output of global scale weather and climate models. Now she uses this knowledge to create clear visualisations and models from diverse data sets using cloud databases, data warehouses, Spark, and Python notebooks.
CTO and Founder Nexsan
CoFounder & CEO Linknovate.com
Manuel likes to define himself as a researcher turned entrepreneur. BSc Chemical Engineering (USC, Spain) and MSc Materials Science (UPM, Spain). His key areas of know-how are technology scouting, competitive intelligence, NPD (new product development), early-stage startups and innovation strategy.
His professional experience involves working for over 4 years as a researcher for NEOKER: an awarded spin-off from USC (Spain). After NEOKER he participated in several R&D projects in the materials science arena, at USC (Spain) and SRI International (Menlo Park, CA).
Cofounded Linknovate.com in May 2012 in Palo Alto and went through Stanford University accelerator program (StartX) in 2013. Linknovate is a ‘discovery engine’ that helps identify emerging technologies and the key-players behind them. The company provides clients such as BMW AG and REPSOL with competitive intelligence software tools. Manuel is Linknovate.com CEO since 2014, led the company to win the 1st prize of Finodex (EU Open Data Accelerator) in early 2016, two European H2020 grants in 2015 and 2016. Linknovate is now a 7 people company growing internationally.
Director of Operations Auction Technology Group (ATG)
Chief Sales Engineer StorageCraft
Identity and Access Management Director PwC
Richard is an experienced Identity and Access Management (IdAM) expert with nearly 19 years IdAM experience and 34 years in IT. With a background in engineering and security, Richard advises clients on all matters related to identity and access management. Relevant experience and skills include
- Managing a retail bank’s response to ITGC audit findings focusing on access recertification and the definition of an access governance framework.
- Advising a global telecom on the necessary framework for identity governance and compliance.
- Designer of the solution that was awarded European Identity and Access management project of the year in 2014.
- Undertaken multiple strategy and architecture projects for clients in a range of market sectors.
Richard originally conceived the idea of AccessAble and has led the technical and commercial development of the service. Delivery of AccessAble to a 275,000 user organisation and then working with the client to ensure continuous delivery of a high quality service.
Founding VP, Product & Strategy Sumo Logic
Solutions Engineer GitHub
UK Sales Director 8x8
Sharon is 8x8’s UK Sales Director, Sharon’s has responsibility of SMB, Enterprise Direct sales and channel sales. She has overall responsibility for driving UK sales teams to continue to deliver the services that 8x8 provide across their global leading product portfolio for true cloud UC and contact centre solutions, both locally and globally.
Andre is the Chief Information Officer at Regus and he has worked there for nearly 10 years. He is responsible for technology strategy and delivery to Regus network of 3000 business centres and 2.1 million customers, and also overseas R&D and global strategic partnerships and alliances.
Principal Solutions Architect, EMEA eSentire
EMEA Cyber Security Strategist Proofpoint
Manek Dubash is an analyst and journalist with over 30 years experience of the IT industry. Focused on enterprise infrastructure issues, his comments appear on a number of industry-influential websites and he provides analysis for a range of industry research organisations. His commercial services including video production, presentations, event moderation, event photography, audio content, and editorial project management.
CEO Disruptive Technologies
Erik founded Disruptive Technologies in 2013 so that the world could truly realize the potential of the Internet of Things. He leads a team that has created a complete sensing solution that is unmatched in size, scalability and ease-of-use. Previously he architected the world’s lowest power microcontroller EFR32 and the world’s fastest growing ISM band radio ICs.
Presales Manager Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Digital Advocate Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Jason is a Digital Advocate at Hewlett Packard Enterprise based here in the UK. Being in the IT industry for over 20 years, he now helps customers through digital transformations, enabling them to accelerate application and service delivery. He has been with HPE over 17 years becoming an evangelist in HPE’s Composable Infrastructure, including the software defined management and partner eco-system. He is a Software Defined Datacenter and Cloud Ambassador, OneView UK Lead and sits in the Digital Transformation team within HPE’s Business Development, Solutions and Technology organization.
Technology Strategist, WW Software Defined Datacenter and Cloud Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Managing Director - The Information Lab The Information Lab
Al is a Co-founder of cloudDNA, the UK’s only dedicated Citrix cloud networking consulting practice and the first global Citrix partner to achieve the Networking for Data Centers Specialist accreditation. With over a decade of experience in real world NetScaler and CloudBridge deployments, he has directly helped organisations of all sizes deliver new levels of service to millions of users worldwide. A technical evangelist, blogger and presenter, Al packs his sessions with relevant information and use cases, all delivered with his infectious passion for technology. Some of it technical, some of it commercial but all of it relevant in today’s challenging IT service delivery environments.
Solutions Architect Manager BigTec
Paul is responsible for pre-sales operations at BigTec, focusing on transformational technology solutions from new and next generation vendors, building integrated solutions stacks as well as running the BigTec demonstration lab and PoC facilities. Paul works closely with vendor and reseller partners to ensure the successful implementation of enterprise solutions. His 25 years of technical experience, predominantly in virtualisation and storage, includes working within large datacentres on a variety of technologies, plus successful roles at EMC, Oracle and Nimbus Data
Director Charterhouse Voice & Data
Dir product Management / Wi-Fi Evangelist Aerohive
Perry has a long and extensive networking background, starting over 25 years ago with the early Ethernet days, through switching to today’s wireless technologies. Perry ‘s current focus is the development of wireless that leverage the inherent mobility capabilities of Wi-Fi, supporting not just basic connectivity but more importantly Analytics, Locationing, Social Networking, segmentation and Business Intelligence services to enhance an organizations bottom line.
Senior Security Consultant HID Global
Dean is a Senior Security Consultant with over 10 years’ experience in IT, specialising in security for Identity and Access Management. At HID Global, the trusted source for Secure Identity Solutions, Dean has responsibility as Technical Account Manager for European, Middle Eastern and Sub-Saharan Africa regions. Dean has led many major security projects with HID Global including projects within Government, Security Agencies, Police, Telcos, Petrochemical and Financial Services.
With Dean’s in-depth knowledge and understanding of organizations security requirements and of HID Global’s portfolio consisting of strong authentication, credential management, and single-credential solutions, Dean has enabled enterprise, financial services and government customers to meet their security and compliance requirements using the industry’s broadest range of identity assurance solutions.
Dean is a graduate of Bournemouth University with a First class Honours degree in Computing. Prior to joining HID Global he held a Graduate position at Kingfisher PLC.
CTO SecureLink UK
Ade has worked in a range of technical, management and strategy roles across multiple industries in public and private sector as both a customer and supplier of technology. More than half of Ade’s 25 year career has been in specialist security roles and has spanned the early days of mainframe and network security, through the proliferation of personal computing and the widespread adoption of the internet as a business tool, giving him a unique perspective on the huge challenges of securing today’s mobile and “app” driven economy, together with the morphing of hacking from an intellectual pastime to a globally organised criminal endeavour via the mischief making of the early 90s, all in the context of the original dot.com boom, to the mature environment of today’s online world.
Technical Lead for Cyber Analytics BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Country Manager – United Kingdom & Ireland Lifesize
Richard Middleton is Country Manager for the UK & Ireland at Lifesize where he has worked since July 2011. During his time at Lifesize, Richard has been responsible for the transition of Lifesize from a traditional videoconferencing provider, to a SaaS based service that provides best in class collaboration.
Before joining Lifesize Richard spent over 7 years working for an Audio Visual and Videoconferencing integrator, working directly with end users to deliver high end solutions to a range of customers.
With over 13 years in the Videoconferencing industry, Richard brings a wealth of experience and a strong vision, working with both partners and customers to maximise the possibilities of video throughout organisations. He is passionate about supporting companies achieve a connected experience within and outside of the workplace.
Business Lead - Data & AI Microsoft UK
Technical Solutions Professional Microsoft UK
Mobile Applications Solution Specialist Microsoft UK
Vice President UK, Ireland & Northern Europe Lifesize
Rob Scott is the founder of CommsTrader.com, an independent online publication for the unified communications industry.
The tech that became an entrepreneur with now over 20 years’ experience unravelling technology, he specialises in UC&C, cloud communications and contact centres.
Sales Engineer Team Lead Splunk, Inc.
Senior Technical Director EMEA LogRhythm
Solutions Consultant Alteryx
Consultant to SCAN Computers International Ltd
Scan Computers International is a leading provider of computer software and hardware. Each computer is made bespoke for the customers’ needs, meaning users get the best package based on their requirements. Scan specialises in pre-built workstations, computer hardware and PC components, software and accessories. This autumn SCAN will launch its Enterprise division including the 3XS Cloud platform for high powered virtual computing to handle any graphical software requirement.
The SCAN team has over 30 years’ experience priding themselves on expert technical advice, knowledge and care. The company has received a Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen.
John has over 20 years of general management, sales, marketing and corporate development success spanning the UK and Asia, working in dynamic and creative industries for MNCs including BlackBerry, MTV and M&C Saatchi.
At BlackBerry, John built and led sales and marketing teams for Singapore and emerging markets in Southeast Asia. His success included steering BlackBerry to be the no.1 selling Smartphone in the Philippines.
From 2007 to 2010, John was a General Manager at DMX Technologies, a listed Asian SI, where he was responsible for digital media strategy and corporate development resulting in raising $130m (USD) through selling a majority shareholding to Japanese Telco, KDDI.
More recently he has been focussed on helping grow several start-ups.
Senior Systems Engineer Tintri
SALES BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Cisco
Nuage Networks EMEA Business Development Nokia
Responsible for Nuage Networks Business Development in the EMEA region. Mark has broad experience in different organizations (Small and Medium Enterprises and Multinational); business models (B-2-B, Enterprises and Governments); technologies (Voice, Data, and Video) and international multicultural environments (US, Asia, Middle East & Africa) combining technical knowledge with commercial experience.
Chief Evangelist Moogsoft
Ransomware Expert Datto
EMEA Technical Director Tenable
Gavin Millard is the EMEA Technical Director for Tenable. He works with medium and large enterprises to help them address their technology and process challenges. Trained as an ethical hacker, Gavin’s deep understanding of how attackers approach a breach has empowered him to help hundreds of companies achieve and maintain a trusted state for their IT infrastructure.
Gavin is a respected thought leader, commenting publically and speaking about best practices, breach resolution, metric based security and operational efficiency.
Director Engineering Sabin.io
Simon runs a Data Consultancy Sabin.io enabling companies to make the most of the data they have.
He has worked with data for all his career and worked with companies across all industry sectors including online retail, insurance, finance, motor sport.
He works with companies to help them:
· Improve their data development practices including implementation of devops, agile methodologies and continuous integration.
· Understand and define a cloud data platform strategy.
· Optimise their data platform, including performance, scalability, security and certification.
Education of people is at the heart of what Simon and his company sabin.io stand for. it is epitomised by SQLBits, which Simon founded in 2007. Its the largest SQL Server conference outside of Europe and many view as the best in the world, always maintaining a free element and ensuring education for everyone.
He is also a SQL Microsoft Certified Master and has been Microsoft MVP since 2005
EMEA Channel Manager Black Duck Software
Healthcare Business Lead – Data & AI Microsoft UK
Technical Architect Oracle
Vipul has over 18 years of experience in planning, designing and securing IT Infrastructure. Over the years Vipul has used open source and virtualisation technologies to help various organisations achieve improved uptime, performance, security and better ROI. Vipul is part of the Oracle Open Cloud Infrastructure Consulting team delivering optimised solutions for effectively setting up Cloud Infrastructure.
Director, EMEA Channel Sales Microsemi Corporation
Data Center Leader, EMEAR Cisco
Director EMEA Market Development Ometis
Sales Specialist Cisco
Engineered Systems Solution Consultant Oracle
Lead Technologist Cisco
Robert is the lead Technologist for the Worldwide Video Go to Market team at Cisco. He is passionate about showing customers how to leverage Cisco technology to drive productivity, speed decision making, and create an agile organization.
Over his last 13 years with Cisco, Robert has held roles in Engineering, Sales, and Sales Leadership, in New York and London, in both the Security and Collaboration organizations.
A transplant from the US to the UK, Robert lives in London with his wife and son, and together enjoy traveling to as many places in the world as possible. Robert holds a degree in Computer Science from University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign where he competed at a National level in Powerlifting.
Robert speaks English, Portuguese, French and is studying Russian.
Channel Sales – Northern Europe Imperva
Experienced channel professional with 30 years experience of channel sales in the IT infrastructure, storage, telecoms and security sectors. I have been with Imperva for 1 year having held senior positions with SCO, Emulex & Avaya.
Director, Systems Engineering – WEUR Region Palo Alto Networks
Simon has 30 years’ experience in the Networking and Security industry, working across many different verticals including Public Sector, Retail, FSI and Telecoms. Simon has been with Palo Alto Networks for over 3 years and currently holds the role of Director, Systems Engineering for Western Region. He has also worked for other notable vendors such as Juniper Networks, 3Com and Alcatel in a range of technical and leadership roles. Simon has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the defence of networks from cyber attacks, which spans from the physical to vertical and cloud environments. He advocates a preventative posture with both automation and full integration, this is the only way to defend in the modern threat landscape.
Director, UK&I Technology Sales and Services, Office of the CTO Symantec
Clive is the Head of Technical Sales and Services for Symantec UK & Ireland, and is part of the EMEA office of the CTO. As such he leads the technical account management and security specialist organisation who service Symantec’s enterprise and public sector customers, and is a subject matter expert in Information Security.
Clive has over 18 years cyber security experience and 9 years as a content-aware Data Loss Prevention specialist having been involved in most of Symantec’s UK centric DLP programmes over this time, many of these at global financial services organisations.
Presales and Consulting Manager Exclusive Networks
David Elevique, Presales and Consulting Manager at Exclusive Networks, has 20 years IT experience holding senior technical positions in a variety of organisations and verticals. He has been consulting in the field of cyber security since 2004. David is a passionate and engaging presenter and has the enviable skill of being able to present very technical information in a way that anyone can understand with a focus on the business relevance and impact of technology.
A scholar of business organisational theory and strategy, David is keen to ensure that technological solutions are employed with a clear link to business needs and aspirations.
Solutions and Services Director Xenith Document Systems
Senior Systems Engineer Tintri
Sr Systems Engineer Aerohive
Ashley is a Certified Wireless Network Engineer CWNE #192 with several years of experience within the IT & Wireless Industry
Product Sales Manager KnowBe4
Chris has 16 years experience in the IT industry under his belt. A self-confessed social engineering guru. Chris is UK Product Manager for KnowBe4, a company specialising in social engineering simulation and user-awareness training. Aside from being a KnowBe4 champion Chris delights people with his entertaining live demonstrations of the KnowBe4 web-based platform
EMEA Head of Solution Sales DTEX
Following a global mobility role for IBM, Luther now leads the sales engineering team across EMEA for Dtex Systems plus the principle Technical Account Manager for enterprise accounts. Luther’s responsibilities span the entire sales cycle, from initial qualification & intro, through proof of value & decision criteria.
Product Manager SolarWinds
Intelligence Services Manager Cisco
Senior Systems Engineer Nutanix
EMEA IT Operations Analytics Splunk, Inc.
Senior Director - Business Development/EMEA CoE Juniper Networks - EMEA
Colin Evans leads the “Centre-of-Excellence” team for Juniper, which is responsible for the introduction of new Technologies/Solutions in the EMEA region. The team is focused across the entire Juniper portfolio of Routing, Switching and Security Solution; in particular focussing on the latest developments in Private, Public & Hybrid Cloud, Software-Defined DataCentre, SDN/NFV and Virtualisation, Cloud Security and related Network Automation. The team also builds and drives solutions around Service Provider Core/Edge/Aggregation Routing and NMS/OSS.
Colin has worked for Juniper for five years and previously held senior roles at Nortel, Newbridge Networks, Alcatel (Nokia) and Cisco.
Senior Systems Engineer Citrix Systems UK Ltd
Cloud Security Consulting Systems Engineer Cisco - Cloud Security division
Channel Account Manager Lifesize