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Referred to as “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong,” Colonel Chris Hadfield is a worldwide sensation whose video of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” – seen by over 75 million people – was called “possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created”, by Bowie himself. Acclaimed for making outer space accessible to millions, and for infusing a sense of wonder into our collective consciousness not felt since humanity first walked on the Moon, Colonel Hadfield continues to bring the marvels of science and space travel to everyone he encounters.
In 1992, Colonel Hadfield was selected as a NASA Mission Specialist, and three years later he was aboard the Shuttle Atlantis, where he helped build the Mir space station. In 2001, on Shuttle Endeavour, Colonel Hadfield performed two spacewalks and in 2013, he became Commander of the International Space Station for six months off planet.
A heavily decorated astronaut, engineer, and pilot, Colonel Hadfield’s many awards include the Order of Canada, the Meritorious Service Cross, and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal. He was named the Top Test Pilot in both the US Air Force and the US Navy, and was inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame.
Colonel Hadfield is the author of three internationally bestselling books, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, You Are Here, and his children’s book, The Darkest Dark. Additionally, he released his musical album, Space Sessions: Songs From a Tin Can, in 2015. He is also featured on Ted.com for his talk, What I Learned from Going Blind in Space.
Currently, Colonel Hadfield can be seen as the co-creator and host of the internationally acclaimed BBC series Astronauts, and he is co-hosting, with actor Will Smith, the National Geographic series One Strange Rock, directed by Darren Aronofsky.
Colonel Hadfield is also the producer of the celebrated Rare Earth series on YouTube, and the creator of the on-stage celebration Generator, which combines science, comedy, and music for sold-out audiences.
Additionally, Colonel Hadfield is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo.
Dr Hannah Fry is a lecturer in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL. She works alongside a unique mix of physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, architects and geographers to study the patterns in human behaviour - particularly in an urban setting. Her research applies to a wide range of social problems and questions, from shopping and transport to urban crime, riots and terrorism.
Alongside her academic position, Hannah is an experienced public speaker giving conference keynotes and taking the joy of maths into theatres and schools. Hannah’s mathematical expertise has led to the development of fascinating documentaries including ‘Britain’s Greatest Invention ’, ‘Horizon: How to Find Love Online’, ‘Horizon: 10 Things You Need to Know About the Future’, ‘City in the Sky’ (BBC2), ‘Trainspotting Live’, ‘The Joy of Data’, ‘Climate Change By Numbers’ and ‘Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing’ (BBC4). For radio, Hannah presents ‘Music By Numbers’ (BBC R1), ‘The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry’ and ‘Computing Britain’ (BBC R4).
As an author, Hannah has written two books: ‘The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus: The Mathematics of Christmas’ (Transworld, 2016) which followed ‘The Mathematics of Love: Patterns, Proofs, and the Search for the Ultimate Equation’ (Simon & Schuster/ Ted, Feb 2015) in which Hannah brings together mathematical equations to provide answers to such questions as: What’s the chance of us finding love? What's the chance that it will last? How does online dating work, exactly? When should you settle down? How can you avoid divorce? When is it right to compromise? Can game theory help us decide whether or not to call?
Andrew Keen is one of the world's best known and controversial commentators on the digital revolution. He is the author of four books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo, international hit The Internet Is Not The Answer, and his latest book How To Fix The Future. Published in February 2018, How to Fix the Future has been called "[a] bracing book" by Walter Isaacson and "the most significant work so far in an emerging body of literature…in which technology's smartest thinkers are raising alarm bells about the state of the Internet, and laying groundwork for how to fix it" by Fortune Magazine. The book also received a starred review by Kirkus Reviews.
Andrew is executive director of the Silicon Valley innovation salon FutureCast and an acclaimed public speaker around the world. He is the host of "Keen On" show, a popular TechCrunch chat show, and was named one of the "100 Most Connected Men" in 2015 by GQ magazine.
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.
Carla Echevarria is UX Design Lead of the Google Assistant team. Her role is to ensure a cohesive product strategy and help formulate a long-term vision for the Assistant. Her primary goal is to build responsible and ethical AI platforms that provide real value to people.
Previously, she was a Design Lead at Facebook, where she was one of the primary inventors of Safety Check, Facebook's crisis response system. She was also the VP of Design for MakerBot, the leading company in desktop 3D printing.
Carla teaches UX/UI Design at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Morag Watson is the Vice President of Digital Innovation at BP. In this role, Morag leads a team focused on identifying the application of emerging digital technology innovation to meet business requirements. She works closely with the BP business segments and functions to accelerate the efficient adoption of new technologies and deployment at scale. Morag’s expertise has been instrumental in the Technology Innovation system at BP from ideation to development, application and standardization.
Most recently, Morag served as the Director of Global IT Operations and Infrastructure for the America’s region. She also held a senior business unit leadership role in BP's Alternative Energy business responsible for exploring and developing a new part of the renewable energy portfolio, focusing on low carbon power opportunities. Prior to this, Morag was the CIO and Vice President of the Exploration and Production business of BP where her responsibilities included being accountable for all aspects of digital technology and infrastructure supporting the Upstream activities worldwide.
Over Morag’s twenty five-year tenure at BP, she has held other leadership positions including a wide range of roles in strategy, planning, and architecture in addition to the development of leading edge technologies. Outside of the technical arena, she was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer and later Vice President, for the North America Commercial Fuels Marketing business. Morag's diverse skills and experiences have taken her to roles based in many different countries, including the US and UK, as well as Venezuela and Colombia.
Morag’s career has seen numerous accolades, including the BP Upstream Technical Achievement Award in 1999 and 2000, BP IT Helios Award in 2001, and the BP Performance Innovation Award in 2003. In addition, she was externally recognized by winning the Association for Women in Computing (AWC) award for Top Women in Technology.
Morag currently serves on the board of Intel Capital, Price Waterhouse Coopers Exchange and BPs Diversity & Inclusion Council. She is also the Executive Sponsor of BP Women International Americas Business Resource Group which is focused on creating a greater pipeline of talent and opportunities for women in technical industries through the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program.
Morag holds an MSc in Management from Stanford University where she was sponsored by BP under the Sloan Program, a BSc in Mathematics and Computing from Aberdeen University and an LTCL from the Trinity College of Music in London.
Mayank is the Chief Digital and Information Officer at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
Passionate about making a difference to the lives of DWP’s 22 million customers, Mayank is positioning digital technology, data and security firmly at the heart of the department’s ambitious transformation plan.
Dr Beth Singler explores the social, ethical, philosophical and religious implications of advances in Artificial Intelligence and robotics. As a part of the project she is producing a series of short documentaries: Pain in the Machine, Friend in the Machine and Good in the Machine are complete. Pain in the Machine won the 2017 AHRC Best Research Film of the Year Award.
Beth is also an Associate Research Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, collaborating on a CFI/Royal Society project on ‘AI Narratives’ with Claire Craig, Stephen Cave, Sarah Dillon and Kanta Dihal. In 2017/18 she will be on the advisory board for the RSA/Google DeepMind Citizen Juries.
Beth has appeared on Radio4’s Today, Sunday and Start the Week programmes discussing AI, robots, and pain. In 2017 she spoke at the Hay Festival as one of the ‘Hay 30’, the 30 best speakers to watch. She was also one of the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 – the list of the most influential people in various fields.
Beth is an experienced social and digital anthropologist, and her first academic book is a ground breaking in-depth ethnography of the ‘Indigo Children’ – a New Age re-conception of both children and adults using the language of science, evolution, and spirituality.
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 Duo Security. 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.
The man, the myth, the blogger; Javvad Malik is a London-based IT Security professional. Better known as an active blogger, event speaker and industry commentator who is possibly best known as one of the industry’s most prolific video bloggers with his signature fresh and light-hearted perspective on security. Prior to joining AlienVault, Javvad was a senior analyst with 451 Research providing technology vendors, investors and end users with strategic advisory services, including competitive research and go-to-market positioning.
Lisa began her career working in anti-piracy intelligence off the coast of Somalia before moving into Counter-terrorism intelligence for a UK Government agency. Lisa researched the process of online radicalisation by terrorist groups. This included studying how social media algorithms could be exploited for radicalising British nationals as well as looking at the lengthy and risky social engineering process undertaken by terrorist recruiters.
Lisa then moved into one of the UK Police Cyber-Crime Units where she got to know the attackers’ mind sets and methodologies well. The unit dealt with serious cyber-crime cases working closely with international law enforcement agencies such as the FBI. Victim companies ranged from small to multi-national organisations and almost all the cases involved social engineering.
Lisa left in 2017 to start her own company, Red Goat Cyber Security LLP, with the goal of reflecting the techniques and methodologies actually being employed by hackers. They provide GCHQ certified social engineering awareness training for staff and wargaming cyber-attack exercises to help organisations prepare for an attack.
Lisa Forte frequently writes for business publications and appears as a guest on many business podcasts. Lisa is an experienced cybercrime keynote speaker having spoken in major conferences around the world.
Paul is an Enterprise Technology Architect in the “Chief Technology Office” of Sainsbury’s Supermarkets. Having graduated from the University of Plymouth in the late 90’s, he moved to London before settling in Coventry to take on his first serious IT role and, like many others, the challenges of Y2K. Since then he’s worked in the Public Sector, Retail, Manufacturing & Banking (Retail and Trading), moving from Systems Support, Administration, Project Engineering and finally into Architecture & Strategy.
He has worked on projects all over the world, taking his Yorkshire sense of humor and welcoming demeanor with him. With an appetite to challenge conventional thinking and a love for technology old and new, he also recognizes that all the gadgets in the world are worthless without considering the people that use them. Father of four, husband, avid gamer, music lover and guitarist; he brings passion to everything he does. He embarrasses his kids at every available opportunity.
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.
Margarida Correia is an Architect at Juniper Networks. She is currently working within the EMEA Financial Services Architecture team devising Cloud Security solutions.
Prior to this role Margarida was in Juniper Professional Services where she led design and build of many innovative global and in-country MPLS networks used for a variety of services such as Broadcast Video, Mobile Services and Financial Trading.
She has deep experience in large-scale MPLS, VPNs, Traffic Engineering, Multicast and CoS.
Brian Honan is a recognised internationally as an expert on cybersecurity. He has acted as a special advisor to Europol's Cybercrime Centre (EC3), I founder of Ireland's first CERT, and sits on the advisory board for several innovative security companies. Brian is the author of several books and regularly contributes to various publications. For his contribution to the cybersecurity industry Brian has been awarded the "SC Magazine Information Security Person of the Year" and was also inducted into the Infosecurity Hall of Fame.
Margriet is a Data Scientist and Developer Advocate for IBM. She has an academic background in climate research where she explored large observational datasets of carbon uptake by forests and the output of global scale weather and climate models. Now she explores ways to simplify working with diverse data using cloud databases, data warehouses, Spark, and Python notebooks.
Currently working with customers and partners to help them understand, design for, and integrate both standards-based video conferencing solutions and enterprise voice solutions with Microsoft Lync and Skype for Business.
Highly engaged in the UC industry by way of numerous speaking engagements, a popular technical blog, and as a director and local event organizer in the nationwide Skype for Business Users Groups.
Strong background of delivering on various enterprise consulting projects through previous network design, system administration and helpdesk positions.
Focused on Polycom solutions and the Microsoft unified communications and core infrastructure solutions (Lync/SfB Server, OCS, Windows Server, Active Directory, Exchange) and related products. Past certifications include MCSE, MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator, and yearly awarded Microsoft MVP in SfB/Lync/OCS platform since 2008.
Ric Harvey is a Technical Developer Evangelist at Amazon Web Services and works closely with a team of experts to deliver deep dive content and demo’s using cloud technologies. His background is as a solutions architect and linux engineer, working on large scale websites with high demand such as, Channel 4, Ticketmaster and the Rugby Six Nations to name a few. Ric specialises in Serverless Computing and Containers with an engineering slant of integrating these technologies with CI/CD pipelines. Ric’s cloud experience dates back to 2006 when S3 was first launched. He is also a graduate in Computer Science, Robotics and Intelligent Machinery giving him a solid understanding of AI/ML to produce some fun and informative demonstrations. Working at Amazon Web Services has allowed him to focus on his passions of Open Source Solutions and Community Building especially within the UK and Ireland and he enjoys working closely with the community and AWS User Groups.
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.
Yolanda has spent her career applying her psychology background to the world of technology – she has led issue escalation teams for several technology companies, helping them deal with both their most intractable customers, as well as those with the most difficult issues. In 1997, as part of the Mars Pathfinder program, Yolanda became the first person in history to field a support call from another planet. Three years ago, Yolanda founded UK Behavioural Economics, a consultancy that focuses on applying modern behavioural methods to help solve some of the world’s most challenging sustainability issues.
Charlotte Jee is a journalist specialising in politics and technology. She is editor of Techworld, a website that covers startups, developers, security and everything new in the world of tech.
Charlotte is also founder of Jeneo, a venture aimed at making tech events more inclusive and getting more women on stage.
Charlotte has been interviewed live on BBC World and The Victoria Derbyshire Show, contributed to BBC Radio Four and the Spectator podcast and has written blog posts and features for the New Statesman.
She has experience organising, hosting and moderating events, in particular ‘The Techies’ awards and her own ‘Women in Tech Speak Up’ event series.
Doug has more than twenty-five years of experience as a technology leader and innovator in security. He has held notable leadership roles in operations, engineering, business strategy development, marketing and sales, and other executive leadership positions such as COO at BT Counterpane, Chief Strategy Officer at Silversky/Perimeter eSecurity (now part of BAE), Vice President of Security and Business Continuity at AT&T, and CEO of SAVANTURE
Sarb is the CTO & CISO at Virtually Informed and has previously been a CTO & CISO for the Noord Group. Also, he has worked as a consultant covering most issues in risk and security. Sarb’s contributions to the industry include the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Defence and Security Committee and its Cybersecurity working group, an Advisor to the Internet of Things Security Foundation, Smart Buildings working group. Other contributions include: Past President of the ISACA London Chapter, Chair of ISACA International GRA Region 3 Sub-Committee, Chair of ISACA International GRA Committee, ISSA UK Advisory Group member, InfoSecurity Magazine Editorial Group member.
Sarb has also served on several Security Standards Groups and continues to write and speak at risk and security events around the world. Sarb was shortlisted in the IFSEC Global Most Influential people in Cyber security 2018: https://www.ifsecglobal.com/ifsec-global-influencers-2018-cybersecurity.
Sarb has contributed to and written several white papers including the most recent one on Large scale IoT Projects (smart buildings and smart cities) and GDPR compliance available in June 2018.
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.
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.
Max is a cyber security expert with over eight years’ experience in the field specializing in network monitoring and offensive security. At Darktrace, Max works with strategic customers to help them investigate and respond to threats as well as overseeing the cyber security analyst team in the Cambridge UK headquarters. Prior to his current role, Max led the Threat and Vulnerability Management department for Hewlett-Packard in Central Europe. He was a member of the German Chaos Computer Club, working as a white hat hacker in penetration testing and red teaming engagements. Max holds a MSc from the University of Duisburg-Essen and a BSc from the Cooperative State University Stuttgart in International Business Information Systems.
Dr Haider is a Research Fellow at the University of East London within the Enterprise Computing Research Lab - https://www.eclab.uel.ac.uk. Previously, she held a visiting research scholar position at Clemson University, South Carolina, USA. She also worked as a Lecturer at the University of East London.
Currently, Dr Haider’s main research interest is in the design and implementation of energy efficient systems, especially in a data centre environment.
Dr Haider has been awarded PhD in Software Engineering from the University of East London. She received her MSc degree in Computer Security Forensic & Risk Management from the University of Greenwich, and the BEng in Computer & Information System from the NED University of Engineering & Technology. She is also a CPSA-F (Certified Professional for Software Architecture –Foundation Level) certified from iSAQB.
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.
Bob began his career in wireless at Metricom (Ricochet wireless network) developing and deploying wireless mesh networks across the country to connect the first generation of Internet browsers. Following Metricom, Bob co-founded Airespace, a start-up focused on helping enterprises manage the flood of employees bringing unlicensed Wi-Fi technology into their businesses. Following Cisco’s acquisition of Airespace in 2005, Bob became the VP/CTO of Cisco enterprise mobility and drove mobility strategy and investments in the wireless business (e.g. Navini, Cognio, ThinkSmart, Phunware, Wilocity, Meraki). He also drove industry standards such as Hot Spot 2.0 and market efforts such as Cisco’s Connected Mobile Experience. He holds more than 15 patents.
Areiel Wolanow is the managing director of Finserv Experts, an independent consultancy that provides delivery and advisory services for machine learning and DLT to enterprises around the globe. He is an experienced business leader with over 30 years of experience in delivering successful business transformations, and has led enterprises through the full transformation life cycle in over 40 countries worldwide. Areiel has addressed the G20 on AI and financial inclusion, and currently serves as an advisor to the UK government in both blockchain and AI.
Andrew oversees Darktrace’s OT security offerings, providing cyber defense solutions for industrial environments. Andrew has worked extensively across all aspects of Darktrace's technical and commercial operations, and advises Darktrace’s strategic Fortune 500 customers on advanced threat detection, machine learning and autonomous response. Andrew has a technical background in threat analysis and research, and holds a first-class degree in physics from Oxford University and a first-class degree in philosophy from King’s College London.
Sreenivas Bandi is an active, hands-on technologist advising clients on their Blockchain/Distributed Ledger, Analytics and AI journeys. Sreeni is currently engaged by Lloyd’s of London to design a completely new and fully distributed and decentralised claims handling platform, leveraging the full capabilities of blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies.
Adam is currently at Cititec, where he is the DevOps Talent Lead. Having held roles as both a talent strategist and niche headhunter, he posses broad experience working on complex recruitment campaigns. Championing a data driven approach to talent acquisition, he has spent a significant amount of time analysing the critical trends and issues they face as a sector, not only terms of attraction but also in retention, culture building and diversity.
Afraz is a senior consultant in the Smart Analytics practice at Capgemini, specialising in setting up large organisations to take maximum advantage from AI solutions that deliver business value. He has a particular interest in the combination of technical, organisational, ethical and process based challenges that enterprises will face in the coming years. As a researcher, he spent many years contributing to the advancement of Semantic Web technologies and community led efforts such as DBpedia, presenting at several international conferences. He is a member of the Cognitive Computing Consortium and continues to present at workshops around the world.
Alejandro is the Director of Security Strategy for Flexera. He has twenty years of consulting and business development experience in four countries, focused around enterprise software in cybersecurity, IT operations, service management and optimisation. Alejandro is originally from Venezuela but now lives in North Carolina, USA with his family, and when he is not traveling with customers and partners, he is training for triathlons.
Carrie trained at Mars Inc. and climbed the corporate ladder to run a £300m P&L. Carrie made a dream reality and founded Cruxy & Company in November, 2013. From Blockchain to RegTech, Cruxy & Company deliver commercial strategy for the most ambitious founders & investors within the complex technology industry.
Carrie has recently spoken at Money2020 Europe & Asia, FinTech Connect Live, Blockchain Summit, , Uprise Festival & Fast Growth Icons. She is a formidable speaker , being included on Innovate Finance’s Women in Finance Power List 2017, Women of the Future 2017 & Tech World’s 2017 list of ‘Women to Speak at Tech Events’. Carrie is also a contributor and workshop leader for the NESTA OpenBanking Challenge & the London Stock Exchange Elite Programme. Additionally, she is a gold-member & judge at FinTech Circle, mentors at Angel Academe, Cocoon-networks and has been featured on BBC Business News, The Guardian, Forbes, CityA.M, Sky News & The Times.
Charlotte Han processes data and computes digital strategies for a living. Thanks to growing up in Asia, becoming American in Silicon Valley and now living in Europe, she has learned to make connections where they may not seem apparent. She is passionate about helping people understand how technologies can advance human lives, and about connecting with those who are not afraid to shake things up and push the boundaries of what is possible. She currently works as Deep Learning Marketing Manager at NVIDIA, where she sees first-hand how AI is transforming industries.
Chintan Patel is Chief Technologist at Cisco UK & Ireland. He is currently leading the Technology Office, a highly experienced group of specialists in the areas of AI, Cybersecurity, IoT, Blockchain, Next Generation Networking and beyond.
He is passionate about driving business transformation using innovative technology and works with Cisco’s major clients, industry and academia. Having been on both sides of the selling and buying technology he enjoys bringing the business and technology worlds together. A self-confessed geek who likes his gadgets but only when they make a difference to the world around us in a meaningful way.
Chris joined Rimo3 in March 2015 and is accountable for Sales and Marketing.
He is responsible for developing client relationships at a senior level, enhancing business development activities through effective marketing campaigns and ensuring that we have relevant application centric solutions to meet our customers’ business needs.
Chris is passionate about achieving success and delivering an exceptional experience for his customers.
He has over 20 years of experience in the full suite of IT Software & Services and in selling complex IT Solutions.
Prior to this role, Chris ran New Business Sales for SCC in London and prior to that he held a number of senior level roles at 2e2 and Morse, including Sales Director for Financial Services, Practice Director for Data Centre, Security & End User Computing and Sales Director for Professional Services. He also spent a number of years at BT Global Services, securing a number of large Blue Chip contracts.
Chris has an MBA from Cranfield School of Management and an HNC in Electronics & Communications Engineering.
He is married with 3 children and passionate about snowboarding and motor sport.
David started his career in UC and Contact centre back in 2012 and hasn't deferred since, having joined 8x8 through acquisition. David started off in sales and became the go to sales engineer for everything Contact Centre, going back to his first love of marketing - David now heads up 8x8's UK Solutions product marketing to continue sharing his knowledge of 8x8 and sector alike!
David joined Kaspersky Lab in 2004. He is a member of the company's Global Research and Analysis Team and has worked in the anti-malware industry since 1990 in a variety of roles, including that of Senior Technology Consultant at Dr Solomon's Software, and Systems Engineer and Product Manager at McAfee.
In his current role, David regularly delivers presentations on malware and other IT security threats at industry events, highlighting what organisations and consumers can do to stay safe online. He also provides comment to broadcast and print media on the ever-changing cyber-security and threat landscape. David has a strong interest in malware, ID theft and the human aspects of security, and is a knowledgeable advisor on all aspects of online security.
David is regularly mentioned in national print press as a cyber-security expert and has a wealth of experience in being filmed for such programmes as Good Morning Britain and BBC News.
Dominic Wellington is Director of Strategic Architecture for Europe at Moogsoft, helping companies adopt AIOps to streamline their IT Operations and become more agile and responsive to ever-changing demands. He has been involved in IT operations for a number of years, working in fields as diverse as SecOps, cloud computing, and data center automation.
Dr. Greg Benson is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of San Francisco and Chief Scientist at SnapLogic. With more than two decades of experience, Greg has spearheaded research in the areas of parallel and distributed computing, programming languages, and operating systems. At SnapLogic, Greg leads SnapLogic Labs and was central to the development of the company's Iris initiative which aims to apply breakthroughs in AI and machine learning to enterprise integration. Greg received his Ph.D in Computer Science at the University of California, Davis.
Gregg has worked in the technology arena for over two decades and has been with ConnectWise since 2010. During his tenure at ConnectWise, he has been integral in developing and growing three different routes to market into thriving multi-million dollar lines of businesses. Over the last few years, he has been focused exclusively on the establishment and growth of ConnectWise's International Business. During this time, he has overseen the opening of our offices in London and Sydney and currently manages a global staff nearing 100 colleagues.
Helen Disney is the CEO and Founder of Unblocked, a hub for Blockchain events, education and information. She was listed in Innovate Finance’s 2016 Women in Fintech Powerlist and has been referred to by Barclays as a “Blockchain guru”. She is co-chair of the British Blockchain Association’s committee for Policy, Governance and Public Good, sits on the Advisory Board of the Distributed Ledger Foundation, and is also a member of techUK’s DLT working group. In March, she gave evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Blockchain and she was recently listed in BCB Engage’s Women to Watch in Crypto and Blockchain.
Unblocked Events makes Blockchain technology accessible for a non-technical audience, allowing business leaders, philanthropists, investors and those in public life to harness the potential of Distributed systems and understand the emerging trends surrounding Blockchain.
Previously, Helen set up Blockchain Intelligence, a global platform for news, networking and conferences about Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers and worked on outreach at the Bitcoin Foundation, leading/organising a programme of strategic events to communicate the innovative potential of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology to innovators, entrepreneurs, policymakers and thought leaders. Bitcoin2014, held in Amsterdam was the first major flagship 3-day event to launch the concept of cryptocurrency into the mainstream of European debate.
Helge Husemann is a Security Expert on a mission: protecting businesses from malware. Husemann. has spent the past 15 years immersed in technology and has been focusing in on the ways that malware disrupts, disables and destroys businesses. The threats that keep business owners and IT departments up at night have evolved from disruptive viruses to today's malicious ransomware and more recently cryptojacking attacks. Helge keeps pace with these new types of malware and what businesses need to do to protect themselves.
His love affair with technology started as a PC gamer, before moving on to Apple and Siemens, and then honing in on the security industry working with Trend Micro and then moving to Malwarebytes over three years ago. The non-stop research and access to Malwarebytes' Threat Labs means he's continuously plugged into the latest advances in security technology. This expertise, along with a gift for storytelling and an obsession with Iron Maiden, makes it possible for him to talk with the IT Departments who are dealing with malware every day, showing sales teams how to identify pain points for businesses and sell the right solutions, and talking with C-levels in the business about the risks they face.
James grew up in rural west Wales, and has followed the not-very-well-trodden path from sheep farming to Digital Transformation consultancy, pausing briefly to be a decidedly mediocre software developer, and taking some time out to play with Lego - or “Agile Coaching” as it’s sometimes called. He’s now keeping busy by helping large organisations transform the way they deliver software, by adopting modern working practices and technologies at scale.
John David is leading Amnick Social Enterprise into developing a large scale collaborative program to develop the next generation of public services using Smart Cities as a vehicle for social change. The new design of public services will be through creating Digital Transformation in in Adult and Children services, Housing, Education, Environment, Transportation etc. The collaborators include cities from USA, UK, Europe, China and Africa, as well as universities, municipal authorities and Tech companies. John is facilitating an innovative approach to developing better services, leading to better outcomes at lower costs. By using technology solutions from Digital, AI, IoT, 5G, but always putting Citizens at the centre of design. www.amnick.com/smart-cities. John is also the chair for Technology and Innovation for the Smart Cities Board for the Daily Telegraph newspaper in the UK. And also Chair for Smart Cities Emerging Africa project with Eduworld Holdings.
Jon is a Managing Director in Accenture focusing on Infrastructure/Cloud Transformation & Cloud Native/DevOps delivery in the world’s largest financial and tech organizations. He’s an expert Cloud Architect, DevOps leader and often works as a CTO-for-hire when clients need it most.
Jonas Mellander has worked with Wi-Fi since the year 2000, and has done full-time wireless since 2005. He has been in the Networking and Security industry since 2000. In his daily work as a Systems Engineer at Aerohive Networks, he assists partners and customers all the way from planning, designing and troubleshooting the networking solutions. Jonas will be speaking about the next generation Wi-Fi technology, 802.11ax
Joe is the Director of Product Strategy focused on security and data protection, working in the Office of the CTO – part of Gemalto’s Enterprise & Cybersecurity business (formerly SafeNet). He is dedicated to building and communicating situational awareness to product managers and engineering leaders. Joe also assists in formulating roadmaps and prioritizing development to align with market trends, and work across Gemalto to create go to market plans. Current trends and technologies that are top of mind for Joe are Blockchain, IOT, and security for Cloud Foundry. He is also a founding member of the Trusted IOT Alliance, working with BNY Mellon, Bosch, Cisco, Foxconn, and seven start-ups, to use blockchain technology to secure the Internet of Things
Laurie is a security engineer at HackerOne, the world’s most popular bug bounty platform. His primary focus is on responsible disclosure, vulnerability management and risk reduction for organizations of all sizes and security maturity. Laurie has a strong technical background, having worked as both a developer and penetration tester - he loves to find and fix vulnerabilities. He has worked with customers as diverse as Her Majesty the Queen and the Chinese government in various roles involving software, security and education. Outside of work, Laurie likes to develop black and white photos, knows his way around the foothills of the Himalayas, and can milk a yak.
Louise is a senior enterprise security architect with over 16 years’ cross-vertical experience driving the delivery of secure designs for large-scale programmes, across media, high-tech, online retail, telecommunications & manufacturing industries. Louise has in-depth knowledge of emerging privacy and security regulations and is a certified GDPR practitioner, CISSP and SABSA chartered security architect.
Mark Howell is the pioneer of DevOps within Lloyds Banking Group. His inspirational qualities as a role model has built a new organisational culture around DevOps and the value it brings. Mark’s role as DevOps Lead focus on leading the way to bring DevOps to life and as part of the Group’s culture. He began by transforming the Digital Banking division through an agile and collaborative approach to development underpinned with the use of new technology. His achievements have improved and simplified the working lives of around 1,000 Lloyds Digital colleagues and championed to enhance online banking services, ultimately bringing great experiences to the Group’s 30million customers.
Matt Jarvis is Senior Director of Community and Evangelism at Mesosphere, engaging with the communities around DC/OS and Mesos. Matt has spent more than 15 years building products and services around open source software, on everything from embedded devices to large scale distributed systems. Most recently he has been focused on the open cloud infrastructure space, and in emerging patterns for cloud native applications.
Oli Pinson-Roxburgh has been in the security industry for over 15 years, during which time he’s accumulated extensive experience in SIEM technologies through his work with multiple global vendors. He also has a wealth of wider security experience through various roles, including penetration testing, security and compliance consulting as well as solutions architecture. A thought-leader in his field, Oli leverages his insights through public speaking, regularly partaking in webinars, making several national television appearances and having opinions published in several national publications. In his capacity as Managing Director of Bulletproof, Oli and his team put experience into practice, working with clients to meet the security challenges of tomorrow by driving innovation through Bulletproof’s security products.
Paul Ducklin has been many things at Sophos: programmer, malware analyst, technical supporter, public speaker, security evangelist, and now proselytiser. (That's like an evangelist, but more so.)
These days, Paul spends most of his time writing for Sophos's award-winning community website, Naked Security, where he has built up a global reputation as the go-to guy for explaining even the most technical issues in plain language.
Paul D’Cruz is an experienced 20 year veteran in the technology with experience across Cisco’s main sales and technical operations groups including Business Development, Service Provider, Enterprise, Public Sector and Partner Channel. His new role is leading the cloud security consulting specialists for the Cisco Umbrella division in Europe and Russia.
Formerly his role was leading Cisco's Account Teams for the UK Government and Transformational Accounts sector and the Cyber Country Digitisation Co-Lead. Working with the Managing Director he helped reshape how Cisco grows and develop the business within new government frameworks such as Cloud Services, Mobility, Networking, Data Centre (DC), Collaboration and Information Security. This includes developing joint business led technology solutions between Cisco and other external partners to generate new opportunities.
His experience at Cisco also includes building out Cisco's Data Centre Consulting and Systems Engineering team. Taking to market the next generation Data Center & Cloud solutions based on Unified Compute, Networking, Storage, Orchestration and Virtualised Services.
Peter started his career as a scientist doing a PHD at University College London, developing computerised targeting of drugs to get through the Blood-Brain-Barrier. But he found his true passion was IT, and he worked as techie and project manager for IT firms like Apple before becoming a management consultant and CTO. For more than 20 years now, Peter has been helping companies develop their technology prowess by improving their strategy and operations. He has worked extensively in online leisure sector companies like Playtech, Party Gaming and the Racing Post.
More recently, Peter has focussed on the Blockchain, the technology that underlies bitcoin.He is an founder member of the Oxford Blockchain Foundation and is involved advising a number of blockchain businesses.
Philipp lives to demo interesting technology. Having worked as a web, infrastructure, and database engineer for more than ten years, Philipp is now working as a developer advocate at Elastic — the company behind the open source Elastic Stack consisting of Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash. Based in Vienna, Austria, he is constantly traveling Europe and beyond to speak and discuss about open source software, search, databases, infrastructure, and security.
Richard Bennett is VMware’s Head of Accelerate & Advisory Services. He is responsible for the consulting teams who develop technology frameworks which guide C-level executives in the acceleration of digital business transformation. His group works closely with VMware customers to create long-term strategies which reduce digital risk whilst creating digital innovation opportunity.
Richard is a senior technology leader who brings more than 20 years’ experience in technology and customer experience. Prior to joining VMware, he was the EMEA CTO at Avaya and held board roles in the Customer Experience Foundation. Previously he has led global customer-facing teams with technology companies such as; Cisco, Accenture & Horizon.
Richard has a passion for working closely with customers, helping them to find new opportunities, uncover hidden barriers, and formulate pragmatic technology transformation strategies. The focus is to keep customers relevant in an increasingly complex “digital consumer” landscape.
As a fellow of the Customer Experience Foundation, he is regularly called upon to provide market-independent analysis and keynotes at industry events worldwide, talking to his extensive background across multiple sectors including telecoms, retail, finance and healthcare.
Sam has worked at ConnectWise since 2014, which was the start of our focused international expansion. Prior, he worked with a number of US based technology businesses, helping them expand their communities and reach across EMEA. While at ConnectWise, Sam has acted as both an individual contributor and helped in training, managing, and supporting the fast-growing sales teams.
Siân John MBE is Chief Security Advisor for EMEA in the Cybersecurity Solutions Group at Microsoft. Siân has worked in cyber security since 1997, and has worked at the Houses of Parliament, Ubizen and Symantec before joining Microsoft.
Siân leads the EMEA security advisors who work with Microsoft’s customers to help them to develop their cyber security strategy, security best practices and to understand how Microsoft’s technology and services can help support digital transformation and cloud services. Siân directly engages with Microsoft’s largest customers in the UK and Ireland.
She was awarded an MBE in the Queens New Years Honours List for 2018 for services to Cybersecurity. She holds the CiSSP, CISM, SABSA and CIPT certifications. Siân is Chair of both the techUK CyberSecurity Management committee and the Digital Economy Advisory Board for the UK Research Councils.
Tazz has spent the past 7 years in brand, strategy and marketing across multiple verticals for corporates and SMEs, including adtech, law, finance, ecommerce and design. She also led the European rollout of Martech accelerator, Collider.
Previously establishing her own publishing business, she’s since been on the founding team of 3 startups, primarily focused on market entry strategy.
Tazz has now mentored well over 200 startups, primarily in blockchain, AI, adtech, finance, tech-for-good and government.
Originally a journalist, she’s now a regular speaker in the tech world, seen at VivaTech, General Assembly, The Business Funding Show and The Corporate Startup Summit.
As Co-Founder of State Zero, she’s at the forefront of blockchain technology, challenging its use cases and putting founders first.
Software and Data engineer working to help people understand their physical space.Yodit is currently growing OpenSensors. OpenSensors aggregates data from a variety of sensors for the next generation of smart Building Management Systems. Our dashboards help you make the most effective use of your office space. With experience in helping more than 100 companies to combine data from new workplace sensors seamlessly, interoperating it with existing and familiar mobile and desktop systems, we aim to give you a fully comprehensive overview.
Zoë Rose is a highly regarded hands-on cyber security specialist, who helps her clients better identify and manage their vulnerabilities and embed effective cyber resilience across their organisation. Whilst retaining deep technical expertise, Zoë has developed extensive experience in designing and executing cyber security awareness programmes focused on helping people become more aware of cyber threats. Zoë is a Cisco Champion and certified Splunk Architect, who frequently speaks at conferences and is quoted in the media, and most recently featured in Vogue Magazine.