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
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
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.