Speakers at ISW 2019

We are pleased to present the following speakers at ISW 2019 in London.

This page is updated regularly, so please check back for the latest additions to the agenda.

Keynote & plenary sessions


Leo Johnson, Broadcaster and Head of Disruption Practice, PwC

Leo Johnson is head of PwC’s disruption practice, and co-presents Radio 4’s flagship series FutureProofing which explores the big ideas and innovations reshaping business and society. He examines the cutting edge in exponential technology, probing game changers both short term and long, from autonomous transport and payment by data to radical life extension, quantum computing, and the RFID-chipped workforce. After Oxford and INSEAD, Leo joined the World Bank as a Resource Economist before co-founding the boutique advisory firm Sustainable Finance, since acquired by PwC Group. He is a Visiting Business Fellow at Oxford University’s Smith School of Enterprise & the Environment, a judge on the Financial Times’ Boldness in Business awards, and a regular presenter for BBC World.


Daniel Eitler, Head of Cyber Security, BMW Group

Daniel Eitler joined BMW in 2014 and held a number of positions focusing on information technology strategy, innovation, restructuring and organisation before being appointed head of cyber security at BMW Group in 2018. His focus in this role is on security management, digital identities and cyber defence. Prior to joining BMW, Daniel was a management consultant at Accenture and Oliver Wyman, having studied computer science at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, and for an MBA at the Mannheim Business School/New York Stern School of Business. Daniel, who was born and raised in the Allgäu region of southern Germany, is a triathlete and the father of twins.


Dr Alison Vincent

Dr Alison Vincent is a thought leader with 30 years’ experience in global businesses, holding senior positions at Cisco, HSBC, NDS, Micro Focus and IBM. Most recently, she was the Group Chief Information Security Officer at HSBC responsible for the Global IT Cyber Security Strategy and Implementation. Prior to HSBC, as CTO at Cisco, Alison was an Ambassador and trusted advisor championing Cisco technology to Customers, Start-Ups, Government, Partners, Press and Analysts. Her roles span experience in Risk, research and development, strategy execution, product management and business development, with particular expertise in digital strategy, innovation and mergers and acquisitions. Alison was announced as one of the Top Influential Women in UK IT 2019. An active blogger and a keen social media technical influencer on Twitter, Alison has a PhD in Cryptography from London University and a First Class honours BSc in Maths and Computer Science. She is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Fellow of the IET.


Nicole van der Meulen, Head of Strategy and Development, European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) – Europol

Nicole van der Meulen is Senior Strategic Analyst at the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) where she leads the Strategy and Development team. She has worked as an Advisor of Security Affairs at the Dutch Banking Association, and led the cybersecurity side of the Defence, Security and Infrastructure (DSI) team at RAND Europe, Cambridge. Prior to this, she worked for the Dutch government where she was co-responsible for the development of the first Cyber Security Threat Assessment, before returning to academia as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Transnational Legal Studies at VU University, Amsterdam. In 2010, she obtained her PhD based on a comparative study between the United States and the Netherlands on digital financial identity theft at the Law Faculty of Tilburg University. She studied Political Science with a focus on International Relations and Comparative Politics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Bachelor of Arts, 2005, Cum Laude) and VU University Amsterdam (Master of Science, 2006, Cum Laude).


Navjot Wyld, Director, Infrastructure and Operations, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Navjot as Director Infrastructure and Operations for EBRD is accountable for Technical Operations, Transformation, Service Delivery and Security. In each of these areas she works with partners to deliver and run services across the organisation to underpin Corporate Strategy. Navjot has global experience encompassing all aspects of IT having worked across multiple sectors including Finance, Oil and Gas and Media. She has worked for diverse organisations including ITV, Tullow Oil, Lloyds Register.


Mihoko Matsubara, Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, NTT Corporation

Mihoko Matsubara is Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, NTT Corporation, Tokyo, and is responsible for cybersecurity thought leadership. She worked at the Japanese Ministry of Defense before her MA at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC on Fulbright. Mihoko is a prolific writer and has published articles from the Council on Foreign Relations, New America, the RUSI Journal, etc. She has spoken at various engagements internationally such as RSA Conference 2018 and 2019 in San Francisco, the EU Cyber Forum 2019 in Brussels, and CyCon 2015 and 2019 in Tallinn, Estonia. She is Adjunct Fellow at the Pacific Forum, Honolulu, and Associate Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, London.


Juliet Morris, MC

Juliet is a journalist and broadcaster whose credits include BBC Breakfast and BBC News for whom she presented numerous documentaries and current affairs programmes, building a solid reputation as interviewer and investigator tackling projects of complexity and gravitas. She was a regular contributor to Countryfile and also presented all three series of the acclaimed House Detective. Further afield, she presented both series of Unchartered Territory for BBC2 where she travelled worldwide in search of holiday homes off the beaten track. She was also the quiz mistress on National Geographic Channel's extremely successful Mastermind style quiz, Nat Geo Genius. In the corporate market she has built on this reputation, bringing warmth and depth to her delivery, whether chairing a serious conference, or hosting an awards evening.


Jason Hart, CTO, Enterprise and Cyber Security, Thales

Jason is an award-winning and globally recognized expert and visionary in the world of cyber security. A Forbes Tech Council member, he has 20 years of experience in designing effective cyber and information security solutions. Jason is the founder of the world’s leading Cloud-Based Authentication Platform, CRYPTOCard. He has held senior positions within a number of organizations, including Ernst & Young’s Information Security Assurance and Advisory Services practice, CEO of WhiteHat and Cryptocard. Clients have included the NHS, governments, and a number of FTSE 100 organizations, for whom Jason has created and developed entire security frameworks as well as information security assessment methodologies. Jason continues to publish articles and white papers globally and appears on BBC, ITV, CNN, Fox News and CNBC as well as Radio 5, Sky News and BBC World News. He is an expert advisor on cyber and information security issues to governments, law enforcement and military agencies.


Darren Thomson, CTO, Symantec

Darren is Symantec’s Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Europe, Middle-East and Africa. He has overall technical responsibility for customer engagement and is responsible for the development and delivery of cyber defence and strategic security programmes to major clients. He is active in ‘Smart City’ projects across Europe and is a founding board member of the UK’s ‘Hyper/CAT’ IoT Advisory Board (technical advisory to the UK Government and the Mayor of London in 2016) as well as a non-executive board member of TeenTech, a UK-based charity that helps young teenagers explore the wide range of career possibilities in science, engineering and technology. Darren is a regular contributor to various media publications and appears regularly on podcasts, television and radio programmes across EMEA. He is currently studying for a PhD in Social Psychology and Criminology.


Simon Chassar, Executive Vice President, Intelligent Cybersecurity, NTT

Simon joined the NTT group in April 2017 as Global SVP Business Operations for NTT Security and chief of staff to the COO. His background is in hardware, software, and services from multinational IT organizations such as Cisco, Avaya, Vmware and Actifio. An experienced international executive, Simon has worked in enterprise sales, consultancy, business operations, and finance across networking, virtualization, data, storage, applications, unified comms and cybersecurity. He has experience of managing corporate transformation, integration change programs and high growth functions from pre-ipo to post-ipo. Simon’s expertise includes commercial strategy, business operations management, management consultancy and program delivery, and business optimization.


Paolo Masselli, Chief Executive Officer, United Kingdom & Ireland, NTT

Paolo manages the end-to-end go-to-market, sales, delivery, operations, and profitability for the United Kingdom and Ireland. Prior to this role, Paolo was the Chief Go-to-Market Practices Officer for NTT Ltd., and prior to that the Group Chief Operating Officer, Go-to-Market for Dimension Data. He has extensive experience in establishing, transforming, and running businesses, and most recently, was instrumental in merging and consolidating various entities of Dimension Data Applications and the Britehouse Group, into a single application business with a common brand. Paolo holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of South Africa. Paolo lives in London with his family. Outside of work, he enjoys travelling, sports cars, cycling, and playing golf. He also enjoys watching sports, specifically Formula 1, MotoGP, rugby, and cricket.


Stefaan Hinderyckx, Senior Vice President Security, NTT

Stefaan has 30 years of experience in the IT industry, 20 of which have been in IT security. He has held numerous senior, pan-European positions with global ICT companies including Symantec, Verizon, Unisys and Getronics. One of Stefaan’s key focus areas is to translate the technology, people and process elements of NTT's security solutions into tangible business value. This outcomes-focused approach puts his services in high demand among NTT’s strategic global clients. Stefaan is a frequent speaker at industry and government cybersecurity events on the innovation potential of security technology to transform business and society. A graduate of the KU Leuven, Stefaan holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and an MBA.


Mike Pimlott, VP, Global Services EMEA, NTT

Mike was appointed Regional VP, Global Services EMEA at NTT in July 2019, having joined the organization in 2017. He has over 20 years of experience in the cyber and information security industries, and has a proven track record of success in large scale architectures, business transformation, and new business growth in national and international markets. Mike has an in-depth knowledge of product and security incident management, and is expert in managed security services, performance optimisation, and security operations development and processes. Before joining NTT, Mike was Managing Director at Babcock Managed Security Services and prior to that he was WW Director, Managed Security Services at HP Enterprise Security Services.

Specialist workshop tracks

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Shakeel Ahmad, Director, Consulting Services, NTT

Shakeel is responsible for NTT’s consulting services across the UK and Ireland. He has over 20 years of industry experience in a range of sectors including education, retail, financial services and cyber security domains. During the last seven years, Shakeel’s focus has been on information security leadership and management and he has headed up a number of global cyber security transformation projects. He is passionate about keeping up-to-date with evolving trends in technology and how technology continues to evolve the fabric of our society, blurring the lines between our work and private personas.


Azeem Aleem, VP Consulting, NTT

Azeem has over 15 years of practitioner experience in cyber defence technologies, security operations, counter threat intelligence, data analytics and behavioural classification of cyber criminals. He has been at the forefront of architecting cyber resilience capability against advanced persistent threats (APTs) for major organisations across Europe, the US, Asia and the Middle East. Azeem has worked extensively with national and international law enforcement agencies around intelligence training, detection and investigation of cybercrime. A published author and academic criminologist, Azeem has made frequent appearances on television and radio as an expert on cyber threats.


Tony Atkins, Regional Sales Director, Nozomi Networks

Tony joined Nozomi Networks in 2016 bringing over 20 years of experience in information technology to his role, with a specific focus on cyber security. He has a passion to support organizations in improving their cyber security posture. Before joining Nozomi Networks, Tony had worked at Matrikon, now part of Honeywell and Industrial Defender, purchased by Lockheed Martin. Tony started his career writing code for GEC on its GEM80 portfolio, which is still in operation today. He has an MBA, BSc. (Hons) majoring in computing and a diploma in marketing.


Frank Balow, Director, Identity and Key Management, CISSP, NTT

Frank Balow is the director responsible for the identity and key management practice at NTT in EMEA. He started his career in communications technology before specializing in IT security in 2001. Since 2008, Frank has held a range of roles at NTT. His focus is on identity governance and administration, privileged identity management, strong authentication, access management and enterprise key management.


James Brown, EMEA Sales Director, Palo Alto Networks

James began working with Cloud when the internal beta of Azure launched, during his time as a developer at Microsoft. He then moved to AWS where he ran the Storage business in EMEA. Since then, he has focused increasingly on security in the cloud, helping organizations understand the changes needed not only in their security technology, but even more importantly, on how to integrate effectively into their cloud projects and DevOps projects to ensure companies are secure as they move forward in their digital transformations.


Darren Chapple, Consulting Services Director, NTT

Darren is responsible for NTT’s UK Consulting Services division, in the areas of Advanced Cyber Security Services/Advanced Security Operations Centre, service delivery management, programme management and business operations. With over 20 years’ experience in information technology and consulting, he has a background in quality assurance, project and programme management, process development and customer engagement through the pre-sales and project lifecycle. Darren has a wealth of experience working with organisations across multiple industries including Manufacturing, Finance, Telecommunications and Retail.


Rory Duncan, Security Practice Lead, NTT

Rory has over 20 years’ experience within the IT security industry. He joined Dimension Data in 2006, bringing with him in-depth knowledge and expertise in protecting clients and their businesses. As the leader of the UK security business, he is involved in developing innovative solutions for a range of multinational and global clients across all industries. Rory is currently working with Dimension Data’s global financial services clients, helping them evolve their cybersecurity posture and move to predictive cybersecurity models to protect them in a rapidly changing landscape. In his spare time he enjoys skiing with his wife and two daughters.


Tim Ennis, Senior OT Consultant, NTT

Tim is a Senior Operational Technology Consultant for NTT security, responsible for performing professional services engagement for Operational Technology, including performing assessments, producing reports, and supporting SOC design and delivery. He has been working in the field of Industrial Control Systems and Operational Technology since 2008. Previously specialising in instrumentation and control (I&C) systems and safety instrumented systems (SIS) in the civil nuclear sector, he has since developed his OT security skills and knowledge to compliment his engineering background. Prior to NTT Security, Tim was a Lead Control and Protection Engineer in the civil nuclear sector, responsible for specification, design oversight and acceptance of high integrity systems through development, testing and commissioning in multimillion-pound projects. Additionally, he has chaired civil nuclear sector information exchanges, represented utilities on HMG sponsored cyber defence exercises, and collaborated with nuclear utilities in the UK, US and Japan.


Richard Flanders, Cloud Security Sales Specialist, Check Point

Richard has spent over 30 years in the IT business and has worked for a variety of well-known organisations in that time, including Check Point, VMware and Fujitsu. He is recognised in the industry for being a thought-leader and a speaker who challenges preconceptions around emergent technologies. He is currently building a whole new business for Check Point based on protecting public and private cloud infrastructures.


David Gray, Senior Manager & Practice Lead, NTT

David leads NTT Security’s Incident Response (IR) capability for EMEA and the UK’s Operational Technology (OT) consulting team. David has built a deep, practical knowledge of how to effectively plan and deploy Cyber Security Solutions and for OT environments for a number of different industry verticals. David led the malware analysis team for the MOD’s Defence Computer Incident Response Team and spent two decades in the Royal Air Force working on the UK’s secure communications network. In addition to CISSP, he holds certifications from SANS including GIAC Certified Incident Handler, GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst, GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst and GIAC Reverse Engineer Malware.


John Golden, Account Director CNI, LogRhythm

John leads LogRhythm’s focus into critical national infrastructure industrial sectors including utilities, energy, and transport. He majors on supporting organizations to comply with the Network Information Systems Directive (NISD) and to secure their IT and operational technology environments. John has been involved in IT, security and operational technology since 2000.


Zaza Handy, Senior Incident Response Consultant, NTT

After a post-graduate diploma in programming following her initial study of Zoology at the University of Jos, Nigeria, Zaza realised her potential and flare for a profession in IT. From there, she gained a Master’s degree in Mobile Computing and Comms from the University of Greenwich, and over 20 years has become highly skilled in areas such as incident response support, planning and breach readiness, security architecture, and achieved certifications including GCIH, GCFA and CISM. Zaza is a member of the SANS GIAC advisory board, and has held many positions in IT over her years in the field. She currently works as a Senior Incident Response Consultant at NTT, where she works to help companies mitigate and recover from cybersecurity attacks.


David Higgins, EMEA Technical Director, CyberArk

Since joining CyberArk in 2010, David has worked to help the world’s leading – and most complex – organizations secure and protect their privileged access. Today, David works with clients to advise them on the threats associated with privileged escalation, lateral movement and credential theft as well as discussing best practice and driving innovation around privileged management processes. David is a frequent speaker at events as well as with the media. He holds a BSc. in Computer Systems and Information Systems.


Ulrik Holmén, VP, Emerging Services, NTT

Ulrik is an expert in threat detection based in Gothenburg, Sweden where he co-founded a cybersecurity company in 2000. He has built up 19 years of experience in managed security services, with the last 15 years focused specifically on threat detection and advanced security analytics. Since 2010 he’s been instrumental in building the unique and industry leading capabilities NTT provide to its clients. Ulrik is a strong proponent for combining machine learning and artificial intelligence with skilled human analysts to stay ahead of new threats and attack vectors. This month, he has taken up a new role heading up Emerging Services at NTT to foster and drive innovation in the cybersecurity domain.


Caroline Lawson, Sales Engineer, SailPoint

Caroline is an experienced Security Architect and Presales Consultant with many years delivery experience in designing, implementing and supporting large scale security and identity governance projects within the financial sector.


Adrian Louth, Enhanced Technology UKI, Fortinet

Adrian has been in cybersecurity for the best part of 20 years helping some of the largest organisation in the world secure their critical assets and infrastructure from all manner of cyberattacks. Having worked with leading cybersecurity vendors and also running his own cybersecurity consultancy Adrian has wide knowledge of the cyber threats organisations face and the prioritisation challenges that dealing with them presents. He now works with Fortinet helping businesses to become more secure and better able to deal with breaches when they occur. Currently focused on APTs, Nation State Actors, advanced malware including ransomware and how to improve cyber situational awareness.


Christian Koch, Director GRC and IoT/OT EMEA, NTT

Christian leads the EMEA team at NTT for IoT/OT security and Governance Risk and Compliance. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the IT and information security sector. Christian is highly experienced in securing production environments and in managing cybersecurity risk for the internet of things and operational technology.


Andy Mayle, Director, Sales Engineering EMEA, Cisco

Andy has 30 years of experience in the field of information technology, over half of which have been in the security sector. He specialises in identity and access management and authentication, and has an in-depth knowledge of a wide range of cybersecurity solutions including VPN, WAN, LAN, VLAN, TCP/IP, IPSec, information security, GRC, and managed and hosted services. Andy brings a wealth of technical and industry experience, having started his career as a field service engineer at Honeywell Bull, and worked his way up through the consultancy and management ranks in reseller, service and vendor environments.

Thomas McVey

Thomas McVey, Enterprise Sales Engineer, LogRhythm

Thomas McVey is an Enterprise Sales Engineer at LogRhythm, where he works to achieve his customers' technical requirements and architects LogRhythm deployments for organizations within the Critical National Infrastructure industry. With a background in user and entity behaviour analytics and insider threat, Thomas provides expert cybersecurity advice and strategic guidance to his clients. Currently he is the subject matter expert on operational technology, the internet of things and the industrial internet of things. In his spare time Thomas likes to play music in a rock band and watch Formula 1 cars go around a track very quickly.


Dan Saunders, Senior Incident Response Consultant, NTT

Daniel has nearly a decade’s experience in Digital Forensics and Incident Response and is now a member of the EMEA Incident Response team at NTT Security. His specialist experience was forged within a UK Law Enforcement Cyber Crime Unit and Hi-Tech Crime Unit, working on high-profile, international investigations into the most serious incidents of network based organised criminal activity. This primarily consisted of investigating cyber dependent crime, including but not limited to Computer Misuse Act offences, Network Intrusions, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), Ransomware, Malware and Cryptocurrency. Alongside this primary function, he also led research and development projects relating to the exploitation/security of embedded systems.


Matt Schofield, Principal Solutions Architect, NTT

Matt is responsible for security guidance, solution design and technical account management for some of NTT Group’s largest clients. He has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, almost exclusively aligned to security in a pre-sales and solution design role with specialisms in application security, encryption and security architecture. After a 25-year absence from his professional life, Matt is currently enjoying the renaissance of his degree subject of Cognitive Science.


Zeki Turedi, Technololgy Strategist, CrowdStrike

Zeki Turedi is an influential, tenacious and highly sought after cybersecurity commentator and consultant. He has extensive incident response and forensic knowledge within law enforcement, government and the private sector. His specialities include incident response, malware analysis, threat intelligence, digital forensics, network forensics, digital investigations, data loss prevention and advanced threat modelling.


David Warburton, Senior Threat Research Evangelist, F5

David Warburton is Senior Threat Research Evangelist with F5 Labs with over 20 years’ experience in IT and security. A regular speaker at industry events and contributor to online and broadcast media, he was responsible for the design of a public cloud platform and for helping large government organisations adapt and improve their security posture. He recently completed an MSc in Information Security with Royal Holloway University, where his thesis was on the use of cryptography in IoT. Today he researches global threats targeting applications and specialises in authentication and encryption protocols.


Peter Wilbrink, Director, Business Development Identity and Access Management, EMEA, Thales

Peter has spent the past year at Gemalto, a Thales company, evangelizing the adoption of its cloud-based access management solution – SafeNet Trusted Access. As a trusted cloud expert with previous roles including solution sales management in hybrid cloud adoption at Microsoft and management roles supporting large global customers at NetApp, Peter has an excellent understanding of the challenges an organization may face when embarking on cloud migration projects. Identity and access management is developing rapidly, and becoming more important for enabling business transformations and incorporates changes in a direction to a password-less world where multi factors will include biometrics and new ways of authentication.