Speakers

Marilise de Villiers

Founder & director - Marilise de Villiers Basson Consulting Ltd

Marilise is the Founder and Director of Marilise de Villiers Basson Consulting. She works with Cybersecurity Executives who want to develop effective people strategies for: 1) raising organisational awareness of information and cyber risk; 2) embedding secure mindsets and habits into read more

Simon Newman

Chief strategy officer - Police Digital Security Centre

Simon is the chief strategy officer for the Police Digital Security Centre and has worked in a number of senior management roles across the law enforcement sector, both in the UK and abroad. Prior to joining LDSC, Simon was a Strategic Advisor to the read more

Mary Sabalis

Head of business systems - South East Water

As Head of Business Systems at South East Water for 15 years, Mary is responsible for all aspects of IT and chairs the Innovation and Security steering groups. Prior to her current role, Mary led IT teams in the USA read more

Caroline Gould

Head of legal and data protection officer - South East Water

As a qualified solicitor with 10 years PQE, Caroline has also been a data protection officer for the last 8 years at South East Water, and was recently appointed Head of Legal. In the last 8 years she has had prime read more

Steve Trippier

CISO - Anglian Water Group

Steve is currently Group Chief Information Security Officer at Anglian Water where he is accountable for ‘all things cyber’ which includes developing and delivering the vision, strategy, security programme and sec-ops across the organisation. His remit includes traditional IT services, read more

Dr. Maryam Imani

Senior lecturer in the school of engineering & the built environment - Anglia Ruskin University

Dr Maryam Imani is a charted Civil Engineer with expertise in water systems engineering. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering and the Built Environment at Anglia Ruskin University in Essex, where she has worked on read more

Dr. Donya Hajializadeh

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering - University of Surrey

Dr Donya Hajializadeh, is a chartered Civil Engineer, registered European engineer, and associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Surrey, where she has worked on different research projects on infrastructure resilience. Donya’s principal areas of read more

Gill Thomas

Assistant director, EMEA outreach - Global Cyber Alliance

Gill Thomas is the Assistant Director of Outreach for the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East and Africa at the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), an international, cross-sector effort dedicated to eradicating cyber risk and improving our connected world. Gill has spent 20 read more

Andy Bates

Executive director United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East and Africa - Global Cyber Alliance

Andy Bates joined the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) in September 2017 as its Executive Director for the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He brings more than 25 years of experience to GCA, having served as a Chief Engineer, read more

Steve Rumbold

Security case and strategy development manager - EDF Energy

Steven has been a senior manager within the UK new nuclear industry since 2010 and is the lead for EDF Energy’s Hinkley Point ‘C’ security case, co-ordinating physical security, cyber / information assurance and counter-insider security domains.  Previously, Steven held read more

Dr. Tadas Jakštas

Project manager - NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence

Dr Tadas Jakštas is Energy Security Expert at NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence (NATO ENSEC COE). He was appointed as a Civil Expert for NATO’s Civil Emergency Planning Committee to serve as an adviser on all aspects of regional read more

Andrew Tsonchev

Director of technology - Darktrace

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 read more

Nik Beecher

VP cyber security & ICT - Leonardo

Nik Beecher is Vice President for Cyber Security and ICT Solutions business area which provides a broad range of consulting, cyber defence and risk reduction capabilities for enterprise customers in both the Government and Critical National Infrastructure areas.  He is read more

Stijn Paumen

VP of business development - Wandera

Stijn is responsible for EMEA & APAC sales at Wandera helping enterprise customers across this region implement optimal mobile security strategies to achieve increased productivity and reduced operational risk for their businesses. In addition, Stijn is responsible for global BD read more

Kevan Tate

Business resilience manager - SSE

Business Resilience Manager with responsibility for business continuity and crisis management across the SSE Group. Qualified Lead Auditor ISO 22301 and holds the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Continuity Management. A good communicator and with the ability to lead. Responsible read more

Shawn Scott

CISO - Thames Water

I serve as the Chief of Information Security for Thames Water, the UK’s biggest water and waste water company with around 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley. I am responsible for identifying, developing, implementing, and maintaining processes read more

Vittorio Maier

Lead enterprise security architect - Yorkshire Water

Vittorio Maier is a senior security and EA consultant with more than 20 years of experience in managing IT Security, Governance and Architecture in the financial, utilities and telecommunication industry. At Yorkshire Water he is responsible for the security strategy and read more