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Author & Founding Director of Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute
Nick Bostrom is one of the world’s leading thinkers on the implications and potential effects of artificial intelligence and developments in technology. He is the author of the acclaimed Superintelligence and is the founding Director of Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute.
Born and raised in Sweden, and intellectually curious from childhood, Nick studied a wide range of subjects in parallel including physics, computational neuroscience, and mathematical logic as well as philosophy and was subsequently expelled from Umeå University psychology department for studying too much. He studied physics and neuroscience in London, where he also dabbled in standup comedy and theatre.
Since then Nick has founded the Future of Humanity Institute (part of the Oxford Martin School) which takes a multidisciplinary look through mathematics, philosophy and science at big-picture question for humanity and global priorities. He also directs Oxford’s Strategic Artificial Intelligence Research Centre, co-founded the World Transhumanist Association, and was involved in the founding of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies to stimulate wider discussion about the implications of future technologies, in particular technologies that might lead to human enhancement.
Nick now takes a global platform to lead discussions on areas such as AI and its effects on humanity and the world. He highlights the need to examine the implications of these developments, warning that overlooking just one area of significant impact could undermine all the previous hard work in the area. These areas stretch from the philosophical and ethical to the purely rational when considering the possibilities of human enhancement, human-like reasoning and learning, machine intelligence and the advent of AI that improves itself without human interference.
Despite the high-level of work Nick is involved with, he has a natural ability to make these ideas relevant, understandable, and even entertaining. His international best-selling, influential book Superintelligence examines how the brain alone led to the human dominance of the planet. Should something surpass human intelligence, we could then be reliant on it for our survival in the way gorillas now rely on humans more than other gorillas. Humanity’s one advantage: we’re there first and get to set the conditions for intelligence to come. The book has been praised by some of the most respected voices in technology and science, and has been cited by the likes of Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and Bill Gates in the debate over AI.
Nick has also been listed twice on Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers list and featured on Prospect magazine’s World Thinkers list, one of the youngest people to appear.
After Nick Bostrom has delivered the Opening Keynote: Artificial Intelligence and the Future he will follow it with a book signing at 11:15am.
A New York Times Bestseller, Superintelligence discusses the fate of our species if machine brains one day come to surpass human brains in general intelligence.
Join Nick in the Lounge at Stand V7 where a limited number of his book, Superintelligence, will be on sale for a special discounted price of £8 (rrp £9.99) or bring your own copy for the signing.
Chief Software Architect Liquid Robotics
James Gosling received a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Calgary, Canada in 1977. He received a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1983. The title of his thesis was "The Algebraic Manipulation of Constraints". He spent many years as a VP & Fellow at Sun Microsystems. He has built satellite data acquisition systems, a multiprocessor version of Unix, several compilers, mail systems and window managers. He has also built a WYSIWYG text editor, a constraint based drawing editor and a text editor called `Emacs' for Unix systems. At Sun his early activity was as lead engineer of the NeWS window system. He did the original design of the Java programming language and implemented its original compiler and virtual machine. He has been a contributor to the Real-Time Specification for Java, and a researcher atSun labs where his primary interest was software development tools. He then was the Chief Technology Officer of Sun's Developer Products Group and the CTO of Sun's Client Software Group. He briefly worked for Oracle after the acquisition of Sun. After a year off, he spent some time at Google and is now the chief software architect at Liquid Robotics where he spends his time writing software for the Waveglider, an autonomous ocean-going robot.
Rory Cellan-Jones is the Technology Correspondent for a well known public broadcasting corporation, appearing on everything from Newsnight and the Today Programme to Working Lunch.
In his previous role as Business Correspondent, Rory documented the goings on in Silicon Valley, followed hungry Western investors around Russia and chased OPEC ministers through the corridors of a Beirut hotel.
For a brief period he was also Internet Correspondent and has turned the experience into a critically acclaimed book, Dot.bomb - the rise and fall of Dot.com Britain.
Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Azure Microsoft Corporation
Mark Russinovich is Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s global enterprise-grade cloud platform. A widely recognized expert in distributed systems and operating systems, Mark earned a Ph.D. in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He later co-founded Winternals Software, joining Microsoft in 2006 when the company was acquired. Today he remains the primary author of the Sysinternals tools and website, which include dozens of popular Windows administration and diagnostic utilities. Mark is a popular speaker at industry conferences such as IPExpo, Microsoft Ignite and Build, and RSA Conference. He has also authored several nonfiction and fiction books, including the Microsoft Press Windows Internals book series, as well as fictional cyber security thrillers Zero Day, Trojan Horse and Rogue Code.
CEO and Chairman Kaspersky Lab
Eugene Kaspersky is a world-renowned cybersecurity expert and successful entrepreneur. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kaspersky Lab, the world’s largest privately-held vendor of endpoint protection and cybersecurity solutions.
Eugene began his career in cybersecurity accidentally when his computer became infected with the ‘Cascade’ virus in 1989. Eugene’s specialized education in cryptography helped him analyze the encrypted virus and understand its behavior and then develop a removal tool for it. After successfully removing the virus, Eugene’s curiosity and passion for computer technology drove him to start analyzing more malicious programs and developing disinfection modules for them. This exotic collection of anti-virus modules would eventually become the foundation for Kaspersky Lab’s antivirus database. Today the database is one of the most comprehensive and complete collections in cybersecurity, detecting and preventing systems from being infected by more than 100 million malicious programs.
Further pursuing his passion for defensive technologies, in 1990 Eugene started gathering a team of like-minded enthusiast researchers to create the AVP Toolkit Pro antivirus program, which four years later was recognized by the University of Hamburg as the most effective antivirus software in the world.
Wishing to combine their successful track record of antivirus programming with their entrepreneurial vision, Eugene and his colleagues decided to establish their own independent company. In 1997 Kaspersky Lab was founded, with Eugene heading the company’s antivirus research. In 2007 he was named Kaspersky Lab’s CEO.
Today Kaspersky Lab is one of the fastest growing IT security vendors worldwide, operating in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company employs approximately 3,000 professionals and IT security specialists in dedicated regional offices across 30 countries and its cybersecurity technologies protect over 300 million users worldwide.
Eugene has earned a number of international awards for his technological, scientific and entrepreneurial achievements. He was voted the World’s Most Powerful Security Execby SYS-CON Media in 2011, awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Plymouth University in 2012, and named one of Foreign Policy Magazine’s 2012 Top Global Thinkers for his contribution to IT security awareness on a global scale.
Managing Director UK&I Amazon Web Services
Gavin is Managing Director of Amazon Web Services in the UK & Ireland and is responsible for driving the teams and strategies that are helping customers and partners to power Britain’s digital economy, through Cloud Computing. Gavin has more than 16 years’ experience working in some of the most prominent technology companies of their time. He spent 10 years in various leadership positions at EMC, before most recently serving as EMEA Vice President and General Manager of Cloud Services at VMware. Gavin is a mentor to a number of start-up companies and an avid supporter of diversity in technology. Gavin is an alumni of Cranfield Business School and IMD School of Management, and also attended Harvard Business School, majoring on business finance.
Global Head of Security Research Sophos
James Lyne is global head of security research at the security firm Sophos. He is a self-professed ‘massive geek’ and has technical expertise spanning a variety of the security domains from forensics to offensive security. Lyne has worked with many organisations on security strategy, handled a number of severe incidents and is a frequent industry advisor. He is a certified instructor at the SANS institute and often a headline presenter at industry conferences.
Lyne is a big believer that one of the biggest problems of security is making it accessible and interesting to those outside the security industry. As a result, he takes every opportunity to educate on security threats and best practice always featuring live demonstrations and showing how the cyber criminals do it.
Lyne has given multiple TED talks, including at the main TED event. He’s also appeared on a long list of national TV programs to educate the public including CNN, NBC, BBC News and Bill Maher.
As a spokesperson for the industry, he is passionate about talent development, regularly participating in initiatives to identify and develop new talent for the industry.
Independent Cybersecurity Consultant
With a background in sociology and civic design, Dr Jessica Barker specialises in the human side of cyber security. As an independent consultant, Jessica is engaged by FTSE100 companies, central government and SMEs across the defence, health, financial and retail sectors to advise organisations how they can keep their information safe while getting the most out of it. Jessica’s consultancy work involves leading and delivering information security audits, from which she develops roadmaps which take organisations on a journey of improved cyber security maturity. Jessica also specialises in learning and development packages which raise cyber security awareness and improve behaviours.
CEO Deep Instinct
Mr. Caspi is a leading mathematician and a data scientist global expert. Mr. Caspi has 15 years of extensive experience in applying mathematics and machine learning in a technology elite unit of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), financial institutions and intelligence organizations around the world. Mr. Caspi led some of the largest government cyber and Big Data projects in Israel and other countries. In addition, Mr. Caspi was the president and general manager of a leading division at Comverse/Verint Group. Mr. Caspi brings substantial management background in leading innovative technological challenges from R&D through commercialization. Mr. Caspi holds B.Sc., M.Sc., and MBA degrees in Mathematics, Machine Learning and Business from leading universities in Israel and the U.S.
Independent Security Researcher
Samy Kamkar is an independent security researcher, best known for creating The MySpace worm, the fastest spreading virus of all time. His open source software and research highlights the insecurities and privacy implications in every day technologies, from the Evercookie which produces virtually immutable respawning cookies to SkyJack, a drone that wirelessly hijacks and autonomously controls other drones. His work has been cited by the NSA, triggered hearings on Capitol Hill, and has been the basis for security advancements across virtually all web browsers, smartphones, and other technologies.
Vice President & Chief Technologist, EG EMEA Hewlett Packard Enterprise
As the Chief Technologist for HPE’s Enterprise Group in EMEA, David works with the corporate sales teams providing advice, guidance and support to customers. David is able to articulate HPE’s view on how the industry is changing, how HPE is shaping it and how HPE can best aid the customer. David leads the HPE organisation that aids customers through technology advice, demonstration and innovation.
David has 30-years’ experience working for vendors and suppliers in business technology solutions. Prior to joining HPE, he held a diverse range of senior roles working with customers in the Enterprise area.
David was also European Technology Director for mid-range business at IBM and ran the European Technology center of Sequent Computer Systems for their leading UNIX servers, working with customers on benchmarking and proof of concept ideas for high end solution performance work.
He worked at fault tolerant supplier Stratus, a leading mainframe software supplier and gained experience in Pre-Sales, product and project management with Data General at the start of his career.
David holds a B.Sc degree in Computing Science from Aberdeen University in Scotland.
CEO and Co-Founder Libelium
Alicia Asín is CEO and co-founder of Libelium, the wireless sensor hardware provider, creators of Waspmote, a modular, open source sensor platform for the Internet of Things (IoT). Alicia is a computer engineer focused on how IoT can change our world, starting with Smart Cities and smart agriculture. She is a frequent speaker at international conferences on issues related to Smart Cities, wireless sensor networks and IoT. After the Mobile World Congress 2016, The Financial Times talks about Libelium as one of the Spain’s baby unicorns referring to its revolutionary technological developments in the country.
Alicia is recognized for achievements in business and technology: she was named best business manager in Foreign Trade (ADEA 2011); she was awarded the highest recognition for her paper on Computer Architecture (WCAE 2007, San Diego). Alicia is the first woman to receive the National Young Entrepreneur Award at the 2014 meeting of the Spanish Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs (CEAJE). You can see this award through this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9Dim11b2M8. Last autumn, Alicia was recognized with Made of Talent prize by Marca España which recognition attempts to give public recognition to ten Spaniards who, in their particular areas of expertise, contribute to enhance the reputation, development and image of Spain.
Alicia holds a master’s degree in computer engineering from the Polytechnic Center, University of Zaragoza, and is a graduate of the Cambridge Judge Business School and ESADE.
Joshua Corman is a Founder of I am The Cavalry (dot org) and Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative for the Atlantic Council. Corman previously served as CTO for Sonatype, Director of Security Intelligence for Akamai, and in senior research & strategy roles for The 451 Group and IBM Internet Security Systems. He co-founded @RuggedSoftware and @IamTheCavalry to encourage new security approaches in response to the world’s increasing dependence on digital infrastructure. Josh's unique approach to security in the context of human factors, adversary motivations and social impact has helped position him as one of the most trusted names in security. He also serving as an adjunct faculty for Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College and on the 2016 HHS Cybersecurity Task Force.
Technology Journalist Channel 4 News
An award-winning television news journalist, Geoff White’s exclusives have covered everything from fraud in the internet dating industry to the shadowy world of Russian cybercrime gangs.
He is currently employed by Channel 4 News, with a focus on tech security, personal data and privacy.
His Dot Com Crime series exposed the hidden story behind the TalkTalk hack, and unmasked the fraudsters who capitalised on one of the UK’s most high-profile cybersecurity breaches.
Head of Technology for Partners Microsoft Ltd
James has worked in and around the IT industry for over 29 years, which includes the last 14 years at Microsoft in the UK. His passion for technology and what it can do to deliver real value and benefit to businesses of all sizes and to individuals is clear to see when he presents and meets with Microsoft partners and customers. James is able to simplify how to use a mix of technologies to deliver solutions in today’s challenging business environments.
VP & Chief Technologist, Software Defined Architecture, Worldwide Sales Avaya
Jean Turgeon (JT) is Vice President and Chief Technologist of Software Defined Architecture at Avaya. In this role, Turgeon is responsible for driving and delivering the strategy for Software Defined Architecture and accelerating adoption of Smart Digital Solutions for both the Enterprise and Midmarket. He also leads IoT and Public Safety initiatives with his global team of solutions architect specialists.
Prior to joining Avaya, JT was most recently a General Manager for the Networking Business Unit at Nortel. He played a pivotal role in integrating the Nortel Networking business, team and products into the Avaya portfolio while executing flawlessly on a transformation to deliver an end to end virtualized architecture. And previous to then, JT held numerous leadership roles at Nortel and Bay Networks within the Research & Development, CTO Office, Support and Professional Services, Training and Technical Marketing organizations.
JT also received an Executive MBA from Ottawa University and a degree in Electronics from the Institut Teccart.
Director of Consulting, EMEA Chef
Mandi Walls is Director of Consulting, EMEA at Chef. For Chef, she travels the world helping organizations increase their effectiveness using configuration management and modernizing IT practices. Prior to joining Chef, she ran large web properties for AOL, including AOL.com, Games.com and Moviefone. Mandi has a Master's degree in Computer Science from GWU and an MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler. She is a regular speaker at technical conferences and is the author of "Building a DevOps Culture", published by O'Reilly.
Director of Cyber Services 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.
Chief Trust Officer and Vice President of Global Security Unisys
Tom Patterson is the Unisys Chief Trust Officer and Vice President of the Global Security business. He brings more than 30 years of leading-edge security experience, expertise, and innovation helping commercial and public sector clients tackle some of their most complex security challenges.
Recognized by Trust! Magazine as a 2015 global thought leader on trust, Tom combines his immersion in all facets of security with a dynamic approach and executive experience with government organizations and big-four and other companies to improve businesses around the world. Having served as a CSO (MCC), Partner (Deloitte), Chief eCommerce Strategist (IBM), and founder of a tech start-up backed by the Carlyle Group, Tom thrives on delivering real security value that earns client trust and grows businesses.
Tom’s team defend many of the world’s great enterprises by leading the advanced technical teams needed to identify risks, a full suite of innovative products to address them, and the strategic board/executive advisory services necessary to help prevent them.
As a global thought leader that is accepted by c-suite and in board executives around the world, Tom has lectured on security at Wharton School and Cal Poly, frequently keynotes at corporate and government events, and is a regular guest security analyst for media.
Tom has helped secure projects as diverse as the launches of a space shuttle and aircraft carrier, protected oil rigs, banks and hospitals from terrorists, organized criminals, and foreign intelligence services, as well as protected high profile programs at the United Nations and United Way.
Partner Pen Test Partners LLP
Ken is a Partner at Pen Test Partners LLP, a firm of penetration testers who specialise in helping organisations understand and quantify risk to their business. He speaks and presents regularly, and blogs on everything from honeypots to hacking cars and also writes for various newspapers and industry magazines in an effort to get beyond the unhelpful scaremongering put about by many security vendors. He has been working in IT security for over 15 years.
Product Manager - Cyber Security BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Dr Mary Haigh is Product Director for BAE Systems Cyber Analytics, responsible for developing the roadmap and the go to market strategy for the products. She joined BAE in January 2015, prior to that she led the Technical Roadmap for the Cyber Security Division in QinetiQ having had various roles in QinetiQ since 2001, including heading up the Cyber Security Services business group and the Cross Domain Products business group. Mary has worked in the cyber security domain since 2009, prior to that working in semiconductors research and then specialising in Intellectual Property management. Her PhD was in semiconductor physics.
Strategic Sales Consultant, EMEA Tableau
David joined Tableau in early 2012 as a Solution Architect in Professional Services. David moved to London in 2013 to help drive Tableau’s Channel & OEM business throughout EMEA. He has recently moved into a Strategic Sales Consultant & Product Architect role for EMEA. David spends a majority of his time focused on Enterprise Deployments of Tableau. He shows complex organizations how to leverage the most of their investment in Tableau by teaching them Architecture, Authentication, Data Governance, Security and much more. Prior to Tableau David spent 5 years as an Independent IT Consultant focused on Data Warehousing, Data Driven Applications and Business Intelligence. David studied MIS (Management Information Systems) at Oakland University in Rochester, MI.
Global VP Security Research Trend Micro
Rik Ferguson is Global VP Security Research at Trend Micro. He brings more than seventeen years of security technology experience to this role. Ferguson is actively engaged in research into online threats and the underground economy. He also researches the wider implications of new developments in the Information Technology arena and their impact on security both for consumers and in the enterprise, contributing to product development and marketing plans.
Ferguson writes the CounterMeasures blog and is the lead spokesperson for Trend Micro. He is often interviewed by the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Channel 4, Sky News and Al-Jazeera and quoted by national newspapers and trade publications throughout the world. Ferguson also makes a regular appearance as a presenter at global industry events. In April 2011 he was formally inducted into the InfoSecurity Hall of Fame.
Rik Ferguson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wales and is a Certified Ethical Hacker and CISSP-ISSAP in good standing.
Research Associate Leading Edge Forum
Glen Robinson, based in the UK, is a Research Associate for the Leading Edge Forum.
Glen’s main focus of research is leading edge Enterprise technology solutions that will power the 21st century business. The cloud has unlocked innovation that is now allowing the next wave of disruptive technology solutions to come to market, and whilst businesses are still working out how best to maximize the value from cloud services, they are now aware of ‘the Matrix’, this advanced sensing, deciding, all-seeing, global force that will be a significant threat to some. But others will learn to understand it, to harness its power, giving them and those around them super-powers. Put simply, we are moving into a time where our own capabilities will be augmented by that of powerful, intelligent robots. A lot of the tasks we do today won’t exist tomorrow as they will be fully automated but also watched over and governed by advance cognitive intelligence. The interface into this world is moving away from the screen on our device, to the world around us becoming an interactive physical and digital experience, which will be responsive to our needs.
As consumer expectations leapt forward with the adoption of the internet, so too is it about to leap forward once more now the Matrix is upon us. This will change the way we service our customers, deal with our employees and live and do business in the 21st century.
Chief Security Officer CrowdStrike
As President of CrowdStrike Services, Shawn leads a world‐class team of cybersecurity professionals who aggressively and effectively investigate and mitigate targeted attacks on computer networks. He retired as FBI Executive Assistant Director (EAD) in 2012, overseeing all criminal and cyber investigations worldwide, as well as international operations and the FBI’s critical incident response to major investigations and disasters. During his 24‐year career, he held a wide range of operational and leadership roles in three FBI Field Offices and FBI‐HQ. Having served in multiple positions relating to cyber intrusions since 1999, Shawn was the Bureau’s outspoken top agent on cybersecurity issues, credited with boosting the FBI’s computer crime investigative capabilities. In addition to his last position as EAD, he served as both Deputy Assistant Director and Assistant Director of the Cyber Division at FBI Headquarters; Supervisor of the FIB Cyber Crime Squad in Baltimore; and Chief of the Computer Investigations Unit within the FBI‐led National Infrastructure Protection Center. During his tenure, Shawn oversaw major computer crime and cyber investigations spanning the globe, from denial‐of‐service attacks, to major bank and corporate breaches, to nation‐state sponsored intrusions. Shawn led the establishment of the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF), a multi‐agency center led by the FBI, and forged partnerships domestically and international within governments and the private sector.
Solution Engineer GitHub
Product Marketing Cisco Meraki
Sales Engineer EMEA Datto
James Mason is Datto's resident ransomware expert!
James is best known for educating others on how best to save your business from this malicious programme, he is also our primary technical resource within Datto EMEA for our European, Middle Eastern and African Distribution Partners and Managed Service Providers, instrumental in setting up the channel for our expansion into the EMEA territory.
James is a regular speaker at Conferences and events, he is most famous for his Live Disaster Demo’s. His latest disaster demo is CryptoLocker- Live! Don’t miss it!
SVP Sales & Marketing Clarive
SVP of Sales & Marketing, (ITIL Master, Lean IT trainer, CSM, CSPO) is an experienced IT professional and excellent speaker. Eddy has a masters degree in computer science from the University of Brussels. During the past 25 years he specialized in Application and Service Lifecycle Management. As an accredited APMG trainer he regularly lectured on Lean IT and ITIL. Eddy is a respected coach within organizations to implement Agile, Lean IT and performance based service management principles.
SVP Security Strategy & Alliances NTT Security
Garry works with global enterprise customers to help them address the challenges of embedding information security and risk management into the security fabric of a business. Garry has been working in IT throughout Europe and America for more than 25 years.
Prior to joining NTT Com Security, Garry worked in business development for Cybertrust, part of the Verizon Terremark group, where he was responsible for strategy, branding and analyst relations.
Garry’s past roles have covered all aspects of information security and risk management. He has worked throughout the world in a wide range of industries, giving him a unique insight into business risks and information security.
Managing Director Oriium
In 2007 Chris Kiaie started ORIIUM from his home in Harrogate. The business quickly took off, and following a period of significant growth the company’s turnover rose from 740k in 2011 to 2.4 million in just two short years. Regarded as an expert in his field and frequently called on by the IT press for comment on technology matters, he also ensures ORIIUM is highly active in charity fund raising and sponsorship activities.
VP & CTO, EMEA VMware
Joe Baguley is VMware’s Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for EMEA, joining VMware in July 2011. He helps develop and communicate VMware’s strategy and vision with customers and partners, using his wealth of experience to help organisations reduce costs and better support users and business needs. As part of VMware’s Office of the CTO and its representative in EMEA, Joe assists VMware’s customers in understanding how to use today’s advances in technology to deliver real business impact as well as working with them to inform VMware’s R&D processes.
Joe is a recognised leader within the European technical community and considered one of the top 50 most influential leaders in UK IT, appearing in the Computer Weekly UKtech50 and the Cloud World Series’ Cloud 100 community board. He has played a key role in CloudCamp and other events, communicating how cloud technology fits into the broader IT landscape. Joe previously spent ten years at Quest Software where he was CTO of EMEA, shaping its direction and strategy.
In addition, Joe is also on several advisory boards at the European Commission and ETSI and is a founding committee member of the Data Centre Specialist Group at the British Computer Society which helped shape the European Code Of Conduct for Data Centres.
Joe is based in the UK but his remit is across Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Security Consultant Nettitude
Neil is a Crest Registered Penetration Tester working at Nettitude as a security consultant performing internal, external infrastructure, web application and social engineering engagements. He has over ten year’s experience working in IT with the last five years specialising in a security.
His experiences include working on G-Cloud projects, performing penetration tests for global organisations in both the public and private sectors. And working on global IT design projects, including network and infrastructure design and implementation.
Neil regularly performs guest lectures on penetration testing at UK universities, and has spoken at security conferences.
Sales Manager, UK and Ireland Paessler
Rupert has worked in the IT industry for over 15 years in a variety of roles and specialist areas. His extensive experience in many areas of technology, as well as his engaging and humorous public speaking style, make this a must-see session for all IT administrators, managers and directors interested in regaining control of their IT infrastructure and significantly reducing costs.
Head of Marketing Arkadin
Helen is an IT and Telco veteran with 18 years’ experience that includes sprints at Canadian giant Nortel Networks, US manufacturer Avaya and UK Telco Kcom. Her varied roles over the years in commercial, sales and marketing positions across Europe, combined with her passion for the transformative effect of collaborative technologies makes her a perfect UC advocate. She is currently Head of Marketing for Northern Europe at Arkadin where she leads a team to bring the Arkadin collaboration story to life. A fluent Spanish speaker, she has a strong interest in data, analytics and all things digital.
Director of Product Marketing WatchGuard
Julian Matossian is a Senior Product Manager at WatchGuard Technologies, Inc., where he manages WatchGuard’s cloud platform and threat correlation businesses. Julian has been working in cyber security since 2007. He began his career working in the defense industry, moving on to intelligence analysis, and finally transitioning into product management. He earned his Bachelor’s in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University, and his Master’s in International Relations from Seton Hall University. Julian is passionate about cyber security, threat intelligence, and agile processes.
Distinguished Engineer & Lead Cloud Advisor IBM
John is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and a lead Cloud Advisor in Europe. He is internationally known for his work helping commercial clients exploit large scale distributed computing infrastructures, particularly those utilising new and emerging technologies. He has worked with clients in a wide range of industries with a particular focus on banks and financial markets firms. He also has significant experience in the telecommunications sector. Previous to his current role, John led a pan-European team building infrastructures to support client big data and advanced analytical workloads.
Over his time at IBM, John has led initiatives around hybrid systems, computational acceleration, grid computing, energy efficiency and mission-critical systems.
John is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and a Fellow of both the Institute for Engineering and Technology and the British Computer Society.
Vice President and DevOps Advocate Sonatype
Derek is a huge advocate of applying proven supply chain management principles into DevOps practices to improve efficiencies, reduce security risks, and sustain long-lasting competitive advantages. He currently serves as vice president and DevOps advocate at Sonatype, creators of the Nexus repository manager and the global leader in solutions for software supply chain automation. Derek is a distinguished international speaker and lectures regularly on modern software development practices, continuous delivery and DevOps, and application security.
UC Sales Engagement Manager NTT Europe Ltd
Earl Talbot’s is evangelical about collaborative technology and leads the UC& C initiative at NTT Europe as its Engagement Manager. Tapping into his 16 years’ experience working with customers ranging from top blue chip IT firms to the Ministry of Defence, Earl brings a keen understanding about the business and human side of technology. A knowledgeable Telco manager, Earl now champions NTT Europe’s UCaaS offering to the market, demystifying complex technology offerings into simple business solutions.
VP Product Strategy NTT Europe Ltd
Len has experience in a wide range of areas from scientific super-computing to shared and dedicated hosting to cloud computing. He has worked at all technical and management levels of IT: academic research, financial systems programing, administration of large server and content delivery networks, PCI-DSS certification, management of international operations teams as well as product engineering and strategy. He likes the technology, but thinks that the users are more important. Len’s heart is in California, where he grew up with computing and the internet. He’s been living in Europe for the past 17 years, with 13 of those working with NTT.
Business Development/Sales Manager baramundi software AG
Jonathan Lange is responsible for Sales in the UK market. Having advised customers in various countries from small businesses to global enterprises, he is well aware of the challenges IT departments face today in order to keep their infrastructure up-to-date, safe and efficient. Specialized on efficient methods for endpoint management, he has an in-depth knowledge of the baramundi Management Suite and how it can benefit IT departments
VP/GM EMEA Certes Networks
Paul is responsible for growing the Certes business in the European, Middle Eastern and African regions. Paul brings more than 18 years of experience to Certes and was most recently VP/GM EMEA for Sipera Systems, a worldwide leader in IT security solutions sold to Avaya in 2011. In addition, Paul has broad experience having held key roles with Cisco, Siemens Network Systems and Lehman Brothers. His main success has been in helping companies achieve forecasted goals by structuring sales, operational processes, and coaching sales teams to deliver multi-year, multimillion-dollar contracts. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science honours degree from Brunel University, London.