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Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences University California, Berkeley
Stuart Russell is a pioneer in the understanding and uses of arti cial 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 on 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.
Chief Evangelist EMEA Amazon Web Services
Ian Massingham is a Technical Evangelist at Amazon Web Services and has been working with cloud computing technologies since 2008. In his role works he works to increase the awareness of AWS cloud services and works with customers of all sizes, from start-ups to large enterprises, to help them benefit from the adoption of AWS. He has a special interest in the development of Connected Device and IoT applications, and in architecture patterns for the deployment of large scale gaming platforms in the Cloud.
Ian has almost 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, covering operations and engineering within hosting, telecommunications and cloud service providers. Prior to joining AWS, he lead a systems engineering team for an integrated software and hardware company that focused on the creation of cloud computing services with telecommunications and other IT service providers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Global Head of Security Research 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 Software, 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.
Security Consultant Nettitude
Marketing Director LawBot
As LawBot’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 LawBot
As LawBot’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.
CTO for Global Infrastructure Services CSC
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 Lead Home Office
Andrew is a DevOps Lead at the Home Office with 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.
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.
Managing Director RingCentral EMEA
Sahil Rekhi is the Managing Director RingCentral EMEA. Having been with RingCentral for the past 4 years, Sahil has been responsible for launching and driving one of the key strategic partnerships in UK with British Telecom, managing the GoToMarket efforts for the launch, and the ongoing success of the RingCentral offering in the BT portfolio. Sahil has 10+ years of experience in the telecommunications industry having previously worked for Vodafone, responsible for launching the Vodafone One Net UC offering across the European markets of UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and Ireland.
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
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Cyber Security Resilience Lead Positive Technologies
Vice President Product Strategy NTT Communications
Solutions Engineer Bomgar
EMEA CISO 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
VR Nerd, Open Web enthusiast and Father of two. Shaun loves programming in all it’s forms and have a penchant for sharing knowledge.
Shaun Co-founded Studio Zero bringing WebVR to various clients, showing them the possibilities and building them interactive storytelling, products and experiences. He is now a freelance consultant and diving deeper into the future of the immersive web
Regional Manager Northern Territory EfficientIP
Executive Vice President Moogsoft
CEO, UK & Ireland Nokia
Cormac is currently the CEO for the UK & Ireland at Nokia, having taken up this role in January 2016. In this role he leads all operations for the UK & Ireland markets including sales, business management, delivery and operations.
As a senior executive over more than two decades in a number of global blue-chip organisations, Cormac has extensive experience is sales, marketing and business development.
In addition he has proven expertise in strategic planning and driving transformation and change management in large scale businesses.
Prior to his current position Cormac led the Alcatel-Lucent business in the UK & Ireland. Earlier positions included senior roles at BT, the largest telecommunications operator in the UK, and international roles at UUNET and Motorola.
Cormac is originally from Dublin in Ireland where he obtained his degree from Trinity College before moving to the UK in 1987. Throughout his career he has travelled extensively and has worked in the USA, France, Belgium and the Czech Republic.
He is a former advisory board member of the South East Area Board of the Teenage Cancer Trust, and lives in Sussex, UK with his wife and daughter, where he tries to indulge his passion for golf.
Director of System Engineers (UK) Varonis Systems
Senior Sales Engineer Sophos