Apu Pavithran

Founder and CEO


Apu is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Hexnode, the Unified Endpoint Management solution helping customers from over 100 countries manage and secure endpoints from a central console. Apu is responsible for visualizing, formulating and implementing Hexnode’s vision to be the forefront of technology.

An entrepreneur to the core, Apu is a thought-leader and a strong advocate of governance and information security. When he is not thinking about making Hexnode even better, you can find him working on his culinary skills.


Rachana Vijayan

CMO & Director of Sales, Marketing and Partnership


Rachana is the Chief Marketing Officer and Director of Sales, Marketing and Channel Partnerships at Hexnode. Apart from guiding and monitoring teams, Rachana is accomplished at driving marketing efforts with instinctive, thoughtful approach to conceptualizing, validating and executing marketing programs. Before joining Hexnode, she has held technical and leadership roles in Zoho and FCA. With a degree in Engineering and a master's in business administration, she is passionate about transforming businesses with the latest technology.


Bijo Paulose John

Co-founder and COO


Bijo Paulose John is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at Hexnode. As COO, he is responsible for driving business operations and maintaining operational results within the company. With his strategic and leadership vision, Bijo works in tandem with Apu to bring managerial, administrative and procedural reforms to Hexnode.

His ability to take calm control of turbulent situations and ensure his calmness resonates within his team is uncanny.


Sahad M

Co-founder and CTO


Sahad is the Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Hexnode. He is an innovator, technologist and strategist all-in-one. He is responsible for establishing technology-centered strategies, across Hexnode and oversees a global team that is responsible to align dynamically changing business goals with optimal technical solutions.

When he’s not cracking the toughest codes; you can find him on the field perfecting his dribbling.


Ciaran Martin

Professor, University of Oxford

Founding CEO, National Cyber Security Centre

Professor Ciaran Martin, CB, is a Professor of Practice at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, as well as a managing director at Paladin Capital and the holder of several other advisory roles in private sector cyber security. He writes and speaks frequently on cyber security in major outlets across the world, and was named one of the most influential people in European technology by Politico in 2022.

From 2014 until 2020 he set up and then led the United Kingdom’s world-leading National Cyber Security Centre, within the intelligence agency GCHQ on whose board he sat.

This was the culmination of a 23 year career in UK public service which saw him serve in senior roles in national security, constitutional and economic policy.

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Andrew Hewitt

Senior Analyst


As a top Industry Analyst at Forrester, one of the largest market research firms in the world, I help Fortune 1000 companies improve the technology experience of their employees to drive higher engagement, retention, and satisfaction. In 2020, I published the world's first evaluation of End-User Experience Management technologies and just released the updated version for 2022. A trusted advisor to many of today's leading software companies, I leverage a unique blend of honesty, analysis, and empathy to help vendors better align their product roadmap investments to customer needs. I'm a frequent keynote speaker at industry events, including 1E's Work From Anywhere, Aternity's Digital Experience Now, Nexthink Experience, and RSA Conference. A sought after industry expert backed by years of customer research, my insights have been featured in BizTech Magazine, ComputerWorld, CNN, Reuters, TechTarget, and ZDNet.

Based out of Boulder, Colorado, I am a passionate rock climber, skier, and mountaineer with plans to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in September 2022.

Frank Figliuzzi

Frank Figliuzzi

NBC News National Security Contributor

Former FBI Assistant Director

Frank Figliuzzi retired as the FBI’s Assistant Director for counterintelligence after 25 years as an FBI Special Agent. He held senior leadership positions in major American cities. Following his FBI career, Mr. Figliuzzi was a corporate security executive for General Electric, leading Investigations, Insider Threat, Workplace Violence Prevention, and Intelligence for GE’s 300,000 employees in 180 countries. He has been a national security contributor for NBC News for the past three years where he has appeared live over 1,000 times. He is author of a national bestselling book, THE FBI WAY. Frank also hosts the popular podcast “The Bureau with Frank Figliuzzi”. Mr. Figliuzzi has a sizeable social media presence including nearly 500K Twitter followers.

During Mr. Figliuzzi’s career, he was named the FBI's Chief Inspector by then director Robert Mueller, overseeing the most sensitive and complex internal inquiries and audits worldwide, including reviews of all use of lethal force by FBI agents. Previously, Mr. Figliuzzi was the head of a unit in the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility where he made disciplinary decisions involving employees found to have violated FBI policy. Mr. Figliuzzi was the head of the FBI’s Cleveland Division, and the second ranking official in the FBI’s Miami Division, the Bureau’s fifth largest office. Appointed an Assistant Director in 2010, Mr. Figliuzzi was based at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., and directed all espionage investigations across the U.S. government. Mr. Figliuzzi frequently briefed the White House, Congress, and the Attorney General, and made numerous national media appearances. He was a certified intelligence officer under standards established by the Director of National Intelligence.

Frank is most noted for: Leading the FBI's efforts to counter economic espionage in Silicon Valley, California; Overseeing major financial crimes and public corruption investigations in Miami, Florida, and Cleveland, Ohio; Serving as on-scene commander of the largest HAZMAT evidence recovery effort in FBI history at the Boca Raton, Florida site of the nation's first anthrax murder; and the resolution of the Toledo terror plot in Toledo, Ohio. Frank has been featured in documentaries and news shows explaining the FBI’s successful operation against 10 Russian sleeper agents in the U.S.

Mr. Figliuzzi earned a JD with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1987, and a BA degree from Fairfield University in 1984. He completed the Harvard University National Security Program for Senior Executives in Government, and he holds a certificate in Leading Strategic Change from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.


Jerich Beason

CISO, Commercial Bank

Capital One

Jerich serves as CISO of the Commercial Bank at Capital One, hosts a podcast aimed at educating the legal industry on all things cyber, is a member of the Forbes Technology Council, and a regular cyber security leader keynote speaker.

Jerich created and hosts Seat at the Table, a SANS Leadership Live Series, which is dedicated to helping cyber leaders earn a seat at the table, keep a seat at the table and add value while sitting there. He is a SANS speaker and is the leading co-chair for the annual SANS Cybersecurity Leadership Summit.


Nick Shevelyov

Strategic Advisor, Glynn 100

First Chief Security Officer, Silicon Valley Bank

Nick Shevelyov started his career in technology, but pivoted to focus on technology risk management having roles at both a boutique security technology consulting firm and at Deloitte as part of the Enterprise Risk Services Group. During his years at Deloitte he led cyber security and data privacy projects for some of the largest technology and financial services firms in the world. In 2007, he became the first Chief Security and Privacy Officer for Silicon Valley Bank. Over the next 15 years, Nick helped build a global Cyber Security and Data Privacy program supporting the fastest growing bank in the United States.

In 2018 he stepped into the Chief Information Officer role to help start a digital transformation adopting data centric practices as a discipline, cloud and mobile first technology adoption and agile software delivery practices to help SVB transform into a modern technology company offering financial services to innovators and entrepreneurs globally. From 2020 to 2022 he returned to cyber security leadership responsibilities as Chief Information Security Officer, wrapping up his SVB career in May of 2022. He is the author of “Cyber War…and Peace: Building Digital Trust with History as our Guide” and is advising startups.


Rick Holland

CISO, Vice President Strategy, Digital Shadows

Forrester Research Veteran

Rick is a seasoned cybersecurity executive with a unique background as a practitioner, cybersecurity executive, and Forrester Research analyst. Rick manages the global team responsible for Digital Shadows' information security and technology needs. Rick also runs Photon Research, the cyber threat intelligence experts at Digital Shadows. He regularly speaks at leading security conferences, including SANS, RSAC, and BSides. The media frequently quote Rick, including BBC News, Fox News, CNN, Dark Reading, Motherboard, NPR, The Register, and The Wall Street Journal.

Lesley Kipling

Lesley Kipling

Chief Cybersecurity Advisor


Previously lead investigator for Microsoft’s detection and response team (DART), Lesley Kipling has spent more than 18 years responding to our customers’ largest and most impactful cybersecurity incidents. As Chief Cybersecurity Advisor, she now provides customers, partners and agencies around the globe with deep insights into how and why security incidents happen, how to harden defences and more importantly, how to automate response and contain attacks with the power of the cloud and machine learning. She holds a Master of Science in Forensic Computing from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom.


Roman Zhukov

Product Security Manager


Roman is practicing cybersecurity expert (12+ years) with the most recent area of interests in Product Security and the end-to-end Secure Development Lifecycle (SDL). Previously, Roman managed complex security projects and advised on security strategy for various business areas, such as Banks, Telcos, Retail, Manufacturers, etc. Formerly, Roman brought new Cybersecurity Services to the market, acting as a Leading Business Development Manager. Also, Roman teaches classes at universities, conducts workshops, and runs his own personal blog. Roman has more than 7 years of seasoned public speaking experience, including both Technical and Executive level.


Manuel Garat Loureiro

Head of IAM (Identity and Access Management)


After being a software developer for 10 years, I realised that my focus on value delivery, product vision and strategic significance was pulling me towards a new and exciting role. As an IAM (Identity and Access Management) Product Manager, I was able to bring together my three passions: Software Development, Security and Agile Methodologies. To my surprise, coming from an engineering background, I discovered that coming up with a vision, defending it, making it come true and bringing value to customers while removing waste is what I enjoyed about it most.

The next logical step was taking over the end-to-end enterprise IAM process: leading and coordinating multiple cross-functional teams, both technical and operational to deliver the best value for the business with the least possible waste and maximizing agility.

My engineering experience provides me with the ability to define complex functionality and understand the Development Team, the problems and the intricacies they face. My Information Security background allows me to understand the specifics of Authentication and Authorisation both regarding security and regulatory compliance. My experience with agile helps me bind it all together towards maximizing value and minimizing waste.


Joe Tidy

BBC News Cyber Reporter

BBC News

Joe Tidy is the BBC’s first Cyber Security Correspondent working on investigations for international and home news outlets. Appointed in 2018, Joe covers cyber crime, hacking, privacy, data security, online safety, gaming and pretty much everything internet. He also presents The Media Show on BBC Radio 4. Joe has built a reputation for investigating the darker sides of the internet and how technology  affects the way people live. He is known for tracking down and speaking directly to hackers and criminals who are responsible for some of the biggest cyber incidents of recent times.

Previously Joe was a correspondent for Sky News based in London. He started in 2013 and reported on all topics related to Home News with a particular interest in technology and social affairs. Before Sky, Joe was a presenter and reporter on CBBC Newsround and also worked for 2 years at BBC South Today and BBC Oxford. A fitness enthusiast, Joe enjoys taking part in challenges including triathlons and marathons. He has spent a number of years presenting endurance programmes on Channel 4, Sky Sports and Eurosport.

Joe is in demand as a keynote speaker, event host and moderator. He is the perfect cyber security speaker, digital transformation speaker, technology speaker and video games speaker.


Walt Powell

Field CISO


Walt Powell is an accomplished cybersecurity expert, ethical hacker, and certified executive coach. Walt specializes in providing executive guidance around risk, governance, compliance, and IT security strategies. He has designed several processes and assessments designed to help organizations quantify risk in a way that translates cybersecurity into the language of business.

Walt holds dozens of professional certifications including CISSP, CISM, CCISO, Carnegie Mellon CISO, and the Stanford Advanced Cybersecurity Certificate among others. He also has scores of technical and sales certifications from all the top cybersecurity firms such as Palo Alto Networks, F5 Networks, CrowdStrike, VMWare, McAfee, Forcepoint, IBM, and many more.

Moreover, Walt continually invests in sharing his particular skillset, he is a prolific writer and speaker and can often be found participating in industry conferences, professional organizations, and speakers bureaus. Walt is also a former professional musician and multi-instrumentalist, while he still plays occasional live shows and does a good deal of studio session work, he really loves spending time with his kids, traveling, and learning languages.

Jacob Luna

Jacob Luna

Senior Cloud Advisory Consultant


Jacob Luna is an authority on cybersecurity and technology innovation, focusing on diversity and inclusion. Mr. Luna has served as a change agent and trusted IT and security practitioner advisor for over two decades.

Mr. Luna serves as board chair for the DFW chapter of NextGen Cyber Talent, a national non-profit aimed at educating underprivileged, underserved talent and increasing diversity in cybersecurity. He served ADP for 14 years in three unique technology and cybersecurity leadership roles. Before ADP, he was a member of an elite technical team that protected governments, central banks, and commercial organizations' cash supply chains.

Mr. Luna's experience emboldens him to share how digital transformation impacts our daily lives. From protecting the integrity of trade and personal identity to securing a healthier future for our planet, he is forever curious about how we can all be better for our digital transformation.

Jacob holds an Associate of Arts, a Bachelor of Business in Computer Information Systems from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master of Science in Technology Management from Texas A&M, and an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from MIT Sloan School of Management. He's a lifelong tennis player, an enthusiastic runner, and a peloton believer.

Matthew Rosenquist

Matthew Rosenquist

Chief Information Security Officer

Eclipz.io, Inc.

Matthew Rosenquist is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Eclipz, the former Cybersecurity Strategist for Intel Corp, and benefits from over 30 diverse years in the fields of cyber, physical, and information security. Matthew specializes in security strategy, measuring value, developing best-practices for cost-effective capabilities, and establishing organizations that deliver optimal levels of cybersecurity, privacy, governance, ethics, and safety. As a CISO and cybersecurity strategist, he identifies emerging risks and opportunities to help organizations balance threats, costs, and usability factors to achieve an optimal level of security. Matthew is very active in the industry. He is an experienced keynote speaker, collaborates with industry partners to tackle pressing problems and has published acclaimed articles, white papers, blogs, and videos on a wide range of cybersecurity topics. Matthew is a member of multiple advisory boards and consults on best-practices and emerging risks to academic, business, and government audiences across the globe.

Mike Saylor

Mike Saylor


Blackswan Cybersecurity, LLC

Mr. Saylor is the CEO and Executive Leader in the Technology Advisory and Risk practice at Black Swan Cyber Security, LLC. Mike has over 29 years of experience in cybersecurity, information technology (IT) operations, audit & risk management, and incident response and investigations. Mike is a respected and resourceful leader, educator, and speaker in the areas of cybersecurity, incident response, and cybercrime investigations. Mike has assisted a variety of public and privately-held companies, as well as government, not-for-profit and educational institutions.

Prior to Black Swan he served in senior executive positions as CEO, CIO, CISO, Director and National Practice leader for organizations, including CitiGroup, Pricewaterhouse, Cornerstone Credit Union League, and VarTec Telecom. Mike is also in his 23rd year as a college professor, currently serving as CyberSecurity and Digital Forensics Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He holds a Bachelors in Information Systems, a Masters in Criminal Justice and is a Cybersecurity Doctoral candidate.


Brian Contos

Chief Security Officer

Phosphorus Cybersecurity Inc.

With two IPOs & eight acquisitions Brian has helped build some of the most successful security companies in the world. He has over 25 years in the security industry as security company entrepreneur, board advisor, investor, and author. After getting his start with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and later Bell Labs, Brian began the process of building security startups and taking multiple companies through successful IPOs and acquisitions including: Riptech, ArcSight, Imperva, McAfee, Solera Networks, Cylance, JASK, Verodin, and Mandiant.

Brian has worked in over 50 countries across six continents. He authored the book Enemy at the Water Cooler and he co-authored Physical & Logical Security Convergence with former NSA Deputy Director William Crowell. He was featured in the cyberwar documentary 5 Eyes alongside General Michael Hayden, former NSA and CIA Director. Brian has written for and been interviewed by security and business press and regularly presents at conferences worldwide like Black Hat, RSA, & BSides.

Roger Grimes

Roger Grimes

Data-Driven Defense Evangelist


Roger A. Grimes, CPA, CISSP, CEH, MCSE, CISA, CISM, CNE, yada, yada, is the author of 13 books and over 1200 articles on computer security, specializing in host security and preventing hacker and malware attacks. Roger is a frequent speaker at national computer security conferences and was the weekly security columnist at InfoWorld and CSO magazines between 2005 - 2019. He has worked at some of the world’s largest computer security companies, including, Foundstone, McAfee, and Microsoft. Roger is frequently interviewed and quoted in the media including Newsweek, CNN, NPR, and WSJ. His presentations are fast-paced and filled with useful facts and recommendations.

Marcos Semola

Marcos Semola

Cybersecurity Partner


Information technology executive specialist in security: governance, risk and compliance with over 30 years of experience and international career with a track record at Módulo, Schlumberger, Atos Origin Consulting, Shell and EY.

EY Partner for cybersecurity, professor at FGV business school, book writer (8), keynote speaker, founder board member and counselor of ISACA®RJ, vice president of SmartCity Institute, member of ABINC® Brazilian Association of IoT, AMCHAM® American Chamber of Commerce, IAPP® International Association of Privacy Professionals and IBGC® Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance, founder member of the CSEC® Cybersecurity Enterprise Council Brazil, social leadership mentor at Gerando Falcoes ONG, former director of Founder Institute startup accelerator, entrepreneur, Endeavor business mentor and startup angel investor of Anjos do Brasil.

Sunil David

Sunil David



Sunil David , an IOT Industry Thought leader in India has 28 years of experience in the IT and Telecom industry of which close to 20 years was with AT&T, one of the top Communication Service Providers of the World and one of the top 20 in the Fortune 500 list 2021 . Until April 2022 , Sunil was the Regional Director ( IOT ) India and ASEAN for AT&T India where he was responsible for building the IOT Strategy , Sales , Business Development and also worked on building the IOT partner ecosystem . He was also actively involved in a number of Marketing initiatives to help enhance the AT&T brand in the IOT space.

In his new phase of life, Sunil is Advising and Consulting AI and IOT Startups that are aspiring for the next level of growth in the areas of Smart and Connected Supply Chains , Sustainability leveraging Digital Technology , Connected Manufacturing, Cyber Security etc.

He has been a recipient of a number of Awards and Recognitions including 6 awards in 2021 and 4 this year from various Industry bodies and Media conglomerates in recognition for his work in Digital Technology Advocacy , Digital Skilling initiatives, contributing his inputs towards IOT policy creation for India and for his association with National Inst of Electronics and Info Tech, an Autonomous Scientific Society of MeITY, Ministry of Electronics and IT, Govt of India for contributing his inputs on the syllabus and specific courses in the Emerging tech space ( IOT, Cloud ,AI ) that needs to be incorporated into the Curriculum of State and Central Govt Universities. NASSCOM Foundation and IBM India have also planted tree saplings in Sunil’s name for his contribution to the Tech Industry.

Sunil is affiliated to several Industry Bodies : - Empaneled as IOT Tech Guru for NASSCOM Women Wizards Rule Tech Program , Co-Chair of the Digital Communication Working group of the IET Future Tech Panel, Chair of the Working group of the AI – Networking and Community Enablement Working group constituted by CII , Elite Member and Mentor for CII Institute of Logistics, Member of the National IOT Committee constituted by Internet and Mobile Association of India. ( IAMAI )etc.

Sunil has spoken on a wide and diverse range of topics - Industry 4.0, 5G, IOT , AI, Supply Chain Digitalization , Metaverse, Cyber Security, Digital Marketing, Digital Transformation, Future of Work etc., at more than 150 Industry forums in India and abroad as well as done workshops/sessions on IOT for a number of India’s leading Educational institutions including IIM Shillong, IIM Sirmaur, IIM Jammu, IIM Kharagpur , IIT Delhi, ISB Hyderabad, IIT Madras, SITM Pune , Amity University Delhi etc. Sunil has also written a number of articles for various B2B publications, IEEE and Online Media Content providers on topics related to Use of IOT in Shipping industry, Metaverse, Supply Chain Digitalization Industry 4.0 , Digital Transformation, Disruptive Technologies, 5G, IOT Platforms , IOT Security etc.

Ulf Mattsson

Ulf Mattsson

Chief Security Strategist


Ulf is the Chief Security Strategist at Protegrity, previously Head of Innovation at TokenEx, Chief Technology Officer at Atlantic BT, and earlier CTO at Compliance Engineering. Ulf was the CTO and a founder of Protegrity Technology. He invented the Protegrity Vaultless Tokenization and created the initial architecture of Protegrity's security technology.

At Protegrity he serves as a catalyst for innovation with an active role in shaping the product roadmap and strategy. Ulf works in industry standards bodies, has an active role in forming strategic partnerships and alliances across the industry, and represents Protegrity at C-level meetings with customers and prospects. Prior to Protegrity, Ulf worked 20 years at IBM software development and research, in the areas of IT Architecture and Security.

He is the inventor of more than 70 awarded/issued US Patents and worked in joint software development projects with research and development teams at IBM, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, Sybase, Informix, Teradata, and RSA Security. Ulf also worked as a leader in companies providing Data Discovery Services, Cloud Application Security Brokers, Web Application Firewalls, Managed Security Service, Security Operation Center, and in Cybersecurity consulting.

Leading journals and professions magazines, including IEEE Xplore, ISACA Journal, ISSA Journal, and IBM Journals, published more than 100 of his in-depth professional articles and papers. Ulf frequently gives presentations at leading security and database conferences in the US, Europe, and ASIA.

Ulf received a master's degree in physics in engineering from Chalmers University of Technology.


Atef Abdelkefi

Founder & CEO


Atef Abdelkefi is an experienced professional in the field of cybersecurity with over 13 years of leadership, consultancy, architecture, and a PhD in cybersecurity from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Atef is currently the founder and CEO of CyberYoom, the first sustainable cybersecurity consultancy firm that joins profit to purpose. CyberYoom focuses on CISO advisory in all industries to drive digitalization using cloud technology.

As a Senior Manager at Deloitte, Dr. Abdelkefi supported his customers, in all industries, in their secure digital transformation journey and coaches his cyber-junior colleagues. As a CISO and Lead Security Architect for IBM´s Danish Account, Atef ensured a secure hybrid-cloud infrastructure and a robust Managed Security Service to IBM’s Nordic’s customers. While at Accenture, Atef led the Norwegian Cyber Defense chapter, and at Qatar Petroleum and Aker Solutions worked as SCADA and ICS security consultant.

Atef contributed to hundreds of national and international talks in cybersecurity. Winner of the International "40 under 40 in Cybersecurity" and “IBM communication Ambassador” award, Atef promotes cybersecurity and particularly cloud security in Norway as a Board member of Cloud Security Alliance and one of Zero-Trust course creators.

Donald Allen

Donald Allen

Amazon.com Bestselling Author

Cybersecurity Evangelist

Donald Allen is a multiple time Amazon.com bestselling author and cybersecurity evangelist.

It is his mission to help people realize how awful things can get if they don’t respect the power of the digital world. And that’s why he works hard every day to help people master the art of cyber-hygiene, so they can stay out of the hacker’s reach.

Donald Allen did more than 50 interviews (and counting) with the battle-tested, most erudite, and fascinating cybersecurity experts who protected companies like Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Gartner, HBO, Bank of America, PepsiCo, United Nations, Xerox, UNICEF, Walmart, AIG, DHL, Verizon, Airbus Group, KPMG, Ernst & Young, PwC, Deloitte… the list goes on.

Insights he discovers he shares in his free cybersecurity newsletter at dacybersecurity.com.

Sergey Chubarov

Sergey Chubarov



Sergey Chubarov is a Security and Cloud Expert, Instructor with 15+ years experience on Microsoft technologies. His day-to-day job is to help companies securely embrace cloud technologies.

He has certifications and recognitions such as Microsoft MVP: Microsoft Azure, Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), Offensive Security Experienced Penetration Tester (OSEP), Microsoft Certified Trainer, MCT Regional Lead, EC Council CEH Master, CPENT, LPT Master, CEI, CREST CPSA, CRT and more.

Frequent speaker on local and international conferences. Prefers live demos and cyberattacks simulations.


Joshua Belk

Co-Founder, Tech Psychologist


Joshua Belk is a tech psychologist who has worked in the security industry for 25 years. He has led nonprofits, managed teams at Fortune 500 corporations, and was Chief Security Officer at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He served in the US Navy and deployed to the Near East serval times, through his extensive travels he has gained a unique perspective about organizational culture, technology, and the human spirit. Joshua works with clients to solve one of a kind problems and teaching executives how to improve their teams.

Mani Keerthi

Mani Keerthi N

IT Security Manager

Ballard Power Systems

Mani Keerthi Nagothu is a cybersecurity professional with global work experience in Cybersecurity Strategy, Incident response, risk management, and security training and awareness and building security initiatives. She started a podcast on LinkedIn named: “A Thought in Cyber” season 1. The podcast focuses on specific topics related to Cybersecurity including leadership, Emerging Technology, and Emotional Intelligence.


Tina Gravel


Pinecone Hill, LLC

An award-winning executive with more than 28 years in information technology. Tina Gravel is CEO of Pinecone Hill, LLC (PCH)  a boutique firm specializing in revenue consulting for technology firms. Prior to PCH, Tina spent 7 years as SVP Global Channels and Alliances at Appgate, a secure access software and services company and its former owner Cyxtera.

Tina is known as a cybersecurity influencer and has received countless awards for her work; Top Gun 51 Channel Chief by Channel Online in 2019, CRN Top Executive of the Channel (4 years including 2022) and Women of the Channel (8 years including 2022). In March 2022, Tina was named a top cybersecurity influencer by Onalytica and in August of 2021 was honored to be on the Channel Futures DE & I 101 list and top Woman in Technology Influencer by Award Magazine in August of 2021. You can reach her on twitter @tgravel and tinagravel.com.

Mathieu Gorge

Mathieu Gorge



Mathieu is the CEO and Founder of VigiTrust, providing Integrated Risk Management (IRM) SaaS solutions to clients in 120 countries across various industries. Mathieu helps CEOs, CXOs, and Boards of directors handle cyber accountability challenges through good cyber hygiene and proactive cybersecurity compliance programs. Mathieu believes in constantly updating his methodology, the 5 Pillars of Security FrameworkTM, to ensure it addresses the latest security and compliance regulations and newest security threats. He is a Featured Forbesbooks author, innovator, and in-demand speaker.

Mathieu is a multi-award winning CEO and an established authority on IT security, information governance and risk management, with more than 20 years international experience. He is in high demand as a speaker at international security conferences, such as RSA, ISSA and ISACA. Mathieu’s areas of expertise include PCI DSS, GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, VRM and ISO 27001. Mathieu has been involved in extensive security research and collaborative programs. He regularly moderates and speaks at security events organized by ISACA, ISSA (Global Web Conference Committee). He has completed extended research work in the areas of risk assessment & management, payment card security (as part of Special Interest Groups of the PCI Council), secure printing, data storage & archiving.

Mathieu also served as the Chairman of Infosecurity Ireland and acted as an Official Reviewer for ANSI. He is the founder of the PCI DSS European Roadshow, running since 2011. Mathieu is also the Chairman of the VigiTrust Global Advisory Board, a noncommercial information security and risk management think tank for CxOs, researchers, law enforcement and security, compliance and risk management experts with 150+ international members.

Mathieu regularly writes for Computerweekly, TechTarget, Searchsecurity.com, ISACA, Searchstorage.com, Computer Fraud & Security, SC Magazine, ISSA Journal and is a contributor to many security and compliance blogs and newsletters.


Moshe Ferber


Cloud Security Alliance

Moshe Ferber is an entrepreneur, investor, popular industry speaker and cloud security evangelist. Currently focusing on solving cloud security challenges by working with the most promising startups. In his 20 years of experience in information security, Moshe served as high ranking manager in large corporations, founder of innovative startups, frequent lecturer at cyber conferences and major contributor to various cloud education programs and certifications.


Ali Kingston Mwila

Founder and Managing Consultant

SmartLead Consult

Ali Kingston Mwila is a Founder and Managing Consultant of SmartLead Consult, an IT & Cyber Security professional with passion for delivering proactive value with a combined of over 18 years of experience in service delivery, digital transformation, governance, risk, compliance, cybersecurity, digital forensics, business consulting, and advisory services. He is a professional trainer and academic Lecturer. He is also the author of “Everyday Digital and Lifestyle Transformation” and “Everyday Digital Revolution”, and an ICT Columnist. He speaks at conferences, seminars and workshops on career, business, education, social, technology and other issues to create value. He is an accomplished award winner, recognised as dedicated influencer and Dynamic Leader. 

Ali enjoys working with individuals, cybersecurity teams, start-ups, professionals, entrepreneurs, small business and large corporation on projects that involve providing solutions to solve the technology challenges. He serves under different organisations as a mentor, public and motivation speaker and advocates a safer digital space.


Burton Kelso

Chief Technology Expert


Burton Kelso is an entrepreneur, national speaker, and a TV Tech Expert who regularly appears on national TV shows offering viewers easy tips on computers, technology, internet lifestyle, and gadgets. As computers and their related gadgets become more and more part of our everyday lives, he’s here to help you get the most out of your devices.

His vision is to remove the frustrations and complexity of computers and technology and open people up to a world of new ideas, experiences, and opportunities.

He loves technology, he’s read all of the manuals, and he’s serious about making technology fun, safe, and easy to use for everyone!

Robin Hammond

Robin Hammond

Director of North America Carrier Marketing

Bullitt Group, Cat® phones

She brings 25 years of combined sales, public speaking, and sales training experience to her role. She has been a guest speaker on behalf of Cat® phones for a variety of conferences, podcasts, and training forums.

Prior to joining the Bullitt Group, Robin helped to cultivate the inside Sales Training Program at a growing tech firm that is now recognized as one of the largest digital media companies in the United States. As a Marketer, it is Robin’s passion to help deliver Cat® phones’ exceptional, and global-category-leading product range of rugged smartphones in a highly competitive market.


Tim Shepherd

Senior Director – Applications and Product Marketing

Bullitt Group, Cat® phones and Motorola Rugged

Having been with the business for 8 years, Tim looks after the relationships Bullitt maintains with app developers and software solution providers. This includes collaboration and oversight of the business’ relationship with Google and leading Android Enterprise-based EMM solutions; commissioning and working with developers to build custom system apps and apps to support unique and innovative features; and managing relationships with third-party app developers and enterprise solution providers for preloads or inclusion in our app discovery portals.He also leads Product Marketing and is a key Product spokesperson, focused on articulating the value of complex product features as compelling user benefits.

Prior to joining Bullitt in 2014, Tim was lead mobile industry analyst at Canalys, regularly quoted in tech and mainstream, and experienced in presenting and reporting market trends and actionable recommendations to clients ranging from major OEMs to tier-one operators and channel partners.

.Tim holds a master’s degree from the University of Oxford, where he read Modern Histor

Fred Streefland

Fred Streefland



With more than 28 years of experience within security and intelligence, Fred is currently working as the CEO of the cybersecurity company SECIOR. This company is specialized in datacenter cybersecurity and provides digital risk management services.

Fred started his career in 1988 at the Royal Military Academy in the Netherlands as an intelligence & security officer and served more than 16 years for the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF). In 2008, he resigned as a Lieutenant Colonel and a military intelligence advisor to the Secretary-General of NATO and moved to the commercial world.


In the commercial world, he worked some years as a security consultant within IBM, before he moved to Accenture as a senior manager cybersecurity. After these advisory/consultancy positions, he became the Director Education & Training for ENCS, a company specialized in the OT/ICS Security. After ENCS, he moved to Exact Software as their IT Security Director (CISO). After Exact Software, Fred was requested to become the global CISO for LeaseWeb, a Dutch cloud provider & hosting company with a global footprint. In 2017, Fred joined Palo Alto Networks and he became the Chief Security Officer (CSO) responsible for North and East Europe. In 2020, he moved to the IoT manufacturer Hikvision, where he was the Senior Director Cybersecurity for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Fred is a cybersecurity spokesperson and advisor for some Members of Parliament. He holds an Executive Master of Security & Defense (EMSD) and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Applied Sciences of Amsterdam.


Warner Moore


Gamma Force

Warner Moore is a strategic executive leader and manager with a background in technology and information security. He has focused his career in working with entrepreneurial growth organizations where technology is their business and product. Within these organizations, Warner has an accomplished record of building successful cybersecurity programs and high performing teams who embrace DevOps culture and practices.

As an international speaker, Warner has been invited to present to university students, technology professionals, and business leaders in a classroom setting as well as at conferences such as Startup Week, CloudDevelop, Path to Agility, InfoSec Summit, CodeMash, Security BSides, DevOpsDays, and Abstractions.

Warner is passionate about culture, innovation, and community. His commitment to these values is demonstrated through his work leading organizations such as OLF Conference, LOPSA, and Toastmasters. The culmination of this work is the founding of Tech Community Coalition in 2016, a non-profit organization whose mission is to enable the greater tech community.

After building security and privacy capabilities for numerous organizations across industries at companies such as CoverMyMeds and Bold Penguin, Warner founded the cybersecurity strategy firm Gamma Force. Through Gamma Force, Warner serves as a fractional CISO for clients that include Deep Lens and HomeTown Ticketing, and advises startups to scale them through concept and growth phases.


Igor Van Gemert



Igor van Gemert is a technical programme manager/boardroom consultant with a track record of over 10 years in the IT/OT cyber security domain. He is convinced that our life consists of continuous learning and unlearning. By studying and working in silicon valley he has seen at an early stage the effects that disruptive technology will have on our society. Responding adaptively to new situations requires strategic insight, but also leadership qualities that enforce results. If your organisation is not able to enforce the right cyber security measures, this can result in losing business.

The boardroom and management teams are faced with a major task to successfully complete the digital transformation. This means that the CISO permanently reports to the CEO and CFO and new tools are needed for this. By structurally applying artificial intelligence in the mitigation and visualisation of cybersecurity risks, he and his technical support staff can make the difference.


Dr. Shayanna Mungo

Communication Breakdowns Expert

The Institute for Dynamic Leaders

Holding considerable expertise in relationship development, Dr. Shayanna  Mungo first embarked on her professional journey in sixth grade, when she was trained as a peer mediator at Kennedy Middle School. In high school, she completed two medical internships and developed significant interest in neuroscience and psychology, particularly in how people operate with one another. She has earned a few degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Psychology; Masters of Business Administration, Technology Management; Masters of Business Administration, Project Management; Doctor of Management, Organizational Leadership.

Dr. Shayanna Mungo's mission is to mature communication skills as a professional development service where the end result individuals push past where they would normally stop, executives and senior leaders are better mentors, teams increase productivity, and organizations win with innovative and engaged personnel.


Marylyn Harris

President and Senior Business Consultant

Harrland Healthcare Consulting LLC

Marylyn Harris, RN, MSN, MBA is a Cybersecurity Consultant, Speaker, Writer and Social Entrepreneur. Harris is a decorated (former) U.S. Army Nurse (RN) and Gulf War Veteran. Harris holds degrees in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (MSN), Business Administration (MBA) and post graduate Certificates in Healthcare Information Technology and Information Security.

In 2018, Harris pivoted her career to Healthcare Cybersecurity and began studying IT Networking at Rackspace’s Open Cloud Academy in San Antonio (TX). Harris has attended over 150 Technology events over the last three years and received numerous scholarships, grants and requests to speak about her “non-traditional” career and pivot. In 2021, Harris delivered 25 professional presentations to diverse audiences promoting the value of diverse Professionals from "non-technology backgrounds" joining Cybersecurity/IT TEAMS to mitigate risk and solve challenging Cybersecurity problems. Harris is the President of HARRLAND Healthcare Consulting, LLC and the Executive Director of the country's first Women Veterans Business Center. Harris was honored as a "White House Champion of Change" by President Barack Obama, in 2013. Harris is the 2022 Houston Business Journal's "Outstanding Diversity Champion.”


Danny Bader

Professional Facilitator, Speaker and Coach

jckrbbt consulting

Danny Bader is a best-selling author and sought-after speaker whose life was transformed by a near death experience. Danny speaks to audiences nationwide teaching people to invest in themselves, develop vision, and leverage useful thoughts to build momentum in the midst of monotony, burnout and despair. His message is simple; “always commit to better days ahead.”

His unique perspective and trusted voice have taken him into many Fortune 500 organizations—like Marriott, Lincoln Financial, Astellas, Comcast, Merck, Eisai, and others—infusing their people with the vital need for vision and inspiring them to live their best lives. Danny’s reputation as an influencer in this arena continues to grow among some of the most well-respected brands and organizations nationwide. 

Danny’s best-selling book, Back to Life; The Path of Resilience, has received rave reviews, reaching a #1 ranking on Amazon. He also pioneered the jckrbbt® principles and energizes audiences worldwide through his Back to Life podcast. Danny is also the author of 3 other books, I Met Jesus for a Miller Lite; Abraham’s Diner, Simple Wisdom for Moving from Stress to Relaxed Focus & Inspiration; and Taking The Sh*t Out of the Show. 


Pablo Romera

Technology and Operational Improvement Catalyst

LAM Technology

Pablo has been a Strategic Business Advisor at LAM Technology for 6 years, and the Director of the Center of Excellence in Digital Ethics at Dallas Baptist University for 3. With a background in psychology and technology, he has held multiple advisory board positions and is heavily involved in the community.

Pablo’s focus is to consult with internal stakeholders as it pertains to people, process and technology, with the end goal of collaborating toward further strengthening the corporate mission and vision as a whole. He brings in elasticity of understanding and insight that enables executive teams to uncover valuable data points from the always-present operational blind spots that can be always mitigated, but never fully eradicated. He also carries a track record of relentless investigation of an organization’s cultural and operational landscape to help envision next steps and internalization of best practices, while remaining committed to the most gentle and prudent path to measured change. Digital Ethics is at the heart of his approach.

Pablo’s golden rule? In everything, treat people the same way you want them to treat you. Be steadfast and stubbornly persistent in the quest for results.


Aaron Birnbaum

Sr. Cybersecurity Analyst

Tiber Creek Consulting, Inc

Aaron is an experienced technology professional with over 30 years of experience leading high-performing technical and non-technical teams developing strategy, understanding technology and implementing cyber security across multiple industries.  A published author, experienced public speaker, IT-security evangelist, trusted advisor and personal mentor. Recognized as a SME for security and security awareness training.

Mr. Birnbaum received his MBA from the University of Denver, and his BA in Communications from the SUNY College at Oswego. He has been an advisor and investor in several start-up companies.


Bil Harmer

Operating Partner - Security

Craft Ventures

Bil has been in the IT industry for 30 years. He has been at the forefront of the Internet since 1995 and his work in security began in 1998. He has led security for startups, Government and well established Financial Institutions. In 2007 he pioneered the use of the SAS70 coupled with ISO to create a trusted security audit methodology used by the SaaS industry until the introduction of the SOC2. He has presented on Security, Risk and Privacy in Canada, Europe and the US at conferences such as RSA, BlackHat, GrrCon and the Cloud Security Alliance.

He has been interviewed by and has written for various publications such as Dark Reading, Data Informed, The Belfast Telegraph and Security Intelligence. His vision and technical abilities have been used on advisory boards for Adallom, Trust Science, ShieldX, Resolve, Integris and SiberX. He has served as Chief Security Officer for GoodData, VP Security & Global Privacy Officer for the Cloud Division of SAP, the Americas CISO for Zscaler, Chief Evangelist and CISO for SecureAuth and now serves as the Operating Partner, Security for Craft Ventures.

Philip Ingram

Philip Ingram

Founder and Managing Editor

Grey Hare Media

Slightly tongue in cheek in his Twitter profile, Philip refers to himself as an “Ex spy, specialised in taking over countries,” when asked how many he says only 2 (so far). Philip Ingram MBE is a widely published journalist, specialising in the security and intelligence arenas, who has built on a long and senior career in British Military Intelligence, with years of experience in all aspects of intelligence and security as well as strategic planning. Philip now runs his own media company, Grey Hare Media, that specialises in delivering informed content and is frequently seen on TV screens across the globe or heard on Radio and featured in newspapers and magazines.

May Brooks-Kempler

May Brooks-Kempler

Founder & Chairwoman of the Board


May Brooks began her cybersecurity career in 2003 as an officer in the IDF. Since then, she has been a consultant and CISO focusing on GRC, Risk Management, secured architecture, security awareness and more. In 2017 she founded Helena – a Security firm focusing on the human factor – building awareness campaigns, training and education. May is an international lecturer, public speaker and commentator. She serves as president of the Israeli (ISC)2 chapter, as well as being an authorized (ISC)2 CISSP and HCISPP instructor.


Jacqueline Jayne

Security Awareness Advocate - APAC


Jacqueline Jayne (JJ) currently serves as Security Awareness Advocate for the APAC region for KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness and simulated phishing platform.

She has mastered the art of communication and influence with 25+ years of experience as a conduit between people and technology. Previously, JJ led a successful cybersecurity education and awareness program that changed behaviour and created a security culture.

Her insights on the human condition and how to engage at all levels in this space are invaluable. JJ is not your usual presenter; you will enjoy her energy and ability to create links with people and technology.

Evgeniy Kharam

Evgeniy Kharam


Security Architecture Podcast

Evgeniy has the opportunity to spend more than 40,000 hours working in cybersecurity, providing pre and post-sales support in various technologies and later as an architect and principal consultant.

Evgeniy is very passionate about technology, vendors, and architecture. He brings a lot of knowledge about VAR, MSSP, and technical pre-sales. He believes in connected infrastructure that there is a significant need for vendor consolidation and the ability for security control to integrate and share information.

Evgeniy is proficient in speaking on most cyber security technical domains, which include: Endpoint Security, Network Security, SIEM/SOC/SOAR, SASE/SEE, VMS, and many more. In 2020, Evgeniy co-hosted a Security Architecture Podcast. The podcast format focuses on architecture and vendor integration into the customer environment. In 2022 he founded the Cyber Inspiration podcast; the podcast explored the minds of CTOs and CEOs when they started their cyber security company!


Kim Kennedy 


Empire of We

Kim Kennedy is the non-profit CEO of Empire of We, Women in Cybersecurity Colorado (WiCyS) Treasure/Events Coordinator, Volunteer for Raíces Cyber Org,  and SOC analyst.  Transitioning from a career in accounting and human resources management, she has set out to be a positive voice in cybersecurity regarding barriers to entry, education, and privacy.

Dwayne Natwick

Dwayne Natwick

Global Principal Cloud Security Lead


Dwayne is the Global Principal Cloud Security Tech Lead/CTO for Evidian, the Big Data and Security division of Atos. He is also a Microsoft MVP for Azure, and an author, trainer, and product manager with over 30 years of experience in the IT industry. He is certified in multiple Azure and M365 roles, including Azure Solution Architect Expert, Azure Administrator Associate, Azure Security Engineer Associate, and Microsoft 365 Security Administrator Associate.

In addition to creating curriculum, training, and blog writing, Dwayne is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Regional Lead.

Dr. Joseph J Burt-Miller Jr

Dr. Joseph J Burt-Miller Jr.

Assistant Project Manager

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Dr. Joseph J Burt-Miller Jr. is a product of Mt. Vernon, NY. He is an Air Force Veteran and a Capella University graduate with a myriad of experience within IT, cybersecurity, and cloud-based applications within the United States government, including the DoD and DHS. Dr. Burt-Miller's dissertation, Exploring Cybersecurity Expert Recommendations to Fortify U.S. National Security: A Generic Qualitative Inquiry, is a generic qualitative inquiry (GQI) where its population consisted of cybersecurity professionals tasked with the responsibility of U.S. national security. The findings of this study illuminated themes affiliated with the present vulnerabilities of the U.S. power grid.

Currently, as an Asst Project Manager, Dr. Burt-Miller utilizes IT knowledge to complement the ability to give strong presentations, creating avenues to enhance the understanding of teams and partners through clear workshops and conversations around information technology. Additionally, Dr. Burt-Miller assists the Project and Program Manager in providing oversight over the HART project while staying aligned with senior leadership goals. Dr. Burt-Miller excels in government project management by using an approach grounded in clear communication and mutual respect from all parties to achieve the specified outcome within the organizational strategy.

As an ISACA member, Dr. Burt-Miller gives back to the cybersecurity community by providing presentations and mentorship.

Sharon Knowles

Sharon Knowles


Da Vinci Forensics

Sharon is an experienced business leader and management expert with a decade plus experience of working in high pressurised environments. Leading teams that have excelled and contributed to high profile projects in both corporate and start up environments.

Sharon has a Masters in Digital Business as well as an Executive MBA, a diploma in Marketing and Forensic Psychology and is aiming to do her doctorate in the next two years.

Currently Sharon heads up Da Vinci Forensics, a cybersecurity and forensic company. Sharon is committed to helping educate people around cybersecurity as well as being a keyboard warrior for animal rights.


Ashwin Ram

Cyber Security Evangelist, Office of the Chief Technology Officer

Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd

Ashwin Ram is a senior cyber security thought leader within the Office of the CTO. He brings a rare combination of CISO consulting experience and deep technical knowledge to become a sought after trusted advisor to enterprises, startups and industry collectives. He is able to apply technical threats into appropriate business contexts to determine overall risk to organisations. His ability to "talk tech" one minute and then talk "business" at executive level the next, has stood him in good stead. Ashwin has deep security capability in cloud, threat intelligence, network, endpoint as well as mobile and IoT.

As a passionate individual, he readily take up new challenges and deliver results. He is a regular keynote speaker at global cyber security events, sharing real-world stories and security research to demonstrate the critical importance of striving for cyber resilience.

Ashwin is also a winner of the fiercely competitive ‘Cyber Leadership Program (2020)’ and the ‘Cyber Strategy and Transformation Program (2021)’ from the prestigious Cyber Leadership Institutes.

John Giannakakis

John Giannakakis


G+P Law Firm

Diversified experience spanning 29 years, of legal, GRC and Data Protection practice, built across different industries (Insurance, Real Estate, FMCG, Pharmaceuticals, Securities and Investigations) in regulated multitasking environment, both as freelancer consultant and litigator and Senior Corporate counsel. Currently the No 1 – internationally- certified Greek Data Privacy Counsel & Data Protection Officer in the world.

Specialties: Legal, GRC and Data Privacy Leadership, Strategic Legal & Compliance support to C- Suite and Senior Management, Cross border GDPR Compliance Project Management, DPOaaS, Cyber Resilience & Recovery Adviser, Fraud Detection Specialist, accredited Data Protection & GDPR Trainer.

Seeking to undertake global or regional roles in Legal, GRC or Data Protection in international companies with global reach or fast growing conglomerates operating in FMCG, F&B, Technology or Pharmaceuticals contributing to the achievement of sustainable company growth resulted from the established of a best in class Legal and Compliance Function ( indicatively through the creation of internal Policies and Procedures, Code of Conduct, Corporate Governance, Supply Chain and Distribution excellence support process) while leading efficient and innovative teams in an international environment.


Aarti Gadhia

Member Board Of Directors


Aarti Gadhia is a change maker and has dedicated her entire career to breaking down barriers and boundaries to achieve equality for under-represented groups in STEM and in leadership. She founded Standout To Lead to empower women in cybersecurity to join boards and as a result 30 women have begun their board journey. She also founded SHE (Sharing Her Empowerment) with a mission to be a collective voice and accelerate change.

She is a Cyber Sales Professional and advises Boards on how to build their go-to-market strategy. Aarti serves as the Board Director for ObserveID and during her free time, she volunteers on the OWASP Vancouver Board and WiCYS Western Canada Affiliate Board.

Aarti was honored for her contribution to the cybersecurity community by being named as one of the Top 20 Women in Cyber Security in Canada. She is a speaker and one of the authors of the book "The Rise of the Cyber Women: Volume Two" as she shared her Safari of experiences as a change agent paving the path for future generations. She was quoted in Canadian Security Magazine as she shared her views on the importance of soft skills to break down barriers in traditional hiring.

Due to her international background, she loves to travel and learn different cultures. If you’ve seen her post on LinkedIn titled Phulka Roti, you’ll know that she enjoys cooking.

Jaye Tillson

Jaye Tillson

Director of Strategy

Axis Security

Jaye is a technology leader with a proven track record in delivering global strategic and enterprise wide programmes totalling over $1billion. He provides technical advisory to global mergers and acquisitions across multiple countries and cultures, large scale global transformation programs, enterprise-wide cyber security governance, digital strategic planning, and the creation of operational efficiencies.

He has spent over 20+ years understanding the challenges of defining and implementing enterprise strategies and translating these into the design and deployment of enterprise-wide platforms and infrastructures. His expertise includes the globalisation of IT platforms to create cost and resource efficiencies, resilience, and improved information flow to support executive decision making.

Jaye has led multiple large strategic technology programmes and is a critical asset for the success of organisations undergoing global transformation. He has built and trained several globally reaching teams, capable of successful execution of strategic plans. He is currently responsible for the budget, costing, fiscal planning, cost reduction and global people management at a large technology manufacturing organisation.

He is recognised as a mentor and coach in his area of expertise and observes industry and market trends to ensure his technology recommendations fit the business strategy. He is a senior technical lead, is seen as the go-to person within the business for all technical questions and is seen as a role model in the organisation.

John Spiegel

John Spiegel

Director, Network Transformation

Axis Security

John Spiegel SSE Forum John Spiegel has 25 years of experience running global networks and managing infrastructure. He is an industry pioneer in software defined networking (SDN) and software defined WANs (SD-WAN). John has spoken on the topic network transformation at industry conferences such as Gartner, InterOp, VMWorld, Palo Alto Networks Ignite as well as executive roundtable discussions. He has also been a customer advisor to companies like VMware, Palo Alto Networks and Cisco Systems. Disruptive startups have also leveraged John’s knowledge to bring products to market resulting in successful exits. When not helping companies on their journey to modernize and secure their networks, John can be found cycling on the backroads of Oregon.

Yiannis Pavlosoglou

Yiannis Pavlosoglou

Founder & CEO


Cybersecurity executive with 20 years’ experience in Risk, and Information Security. Practiced NIST, Operational Resilience, CERT RMM, Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing, Secure Coding, and Process Excellence. Strong professional in Governance with history of providing quarterly updates to UK boards and regulators. Works with responsibility to costs, always with a service and process mindset. Influences the future of cyber industry specific to regulatory advocacy. Admired and highly sought mentor who encourages risk-taking to realize greater success. Elected to Board of Directors of (ISC)2 in 2019, overseeing the CEO, where he has held the position of (ISC)2 Secretary for 2021 and 2022.


Dr. Char Sample

Visiting Researcher

University of Warwick

Dr. Char Sample is a Cybersecurity researcher at ICF with decades of experience. Dr. Sample served as the Chief Scientist for the Cybercore division at Idaho National Laboratory, where she launched research initiatives in artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) and data fidelity for industrial control systems (ICS). Dr. Sample’s current research focuses on deception, and the role of cultural values in cybersecurity events and decision-making. One other area of research that she finds interesting is the relationship between human cognition and machines. Presently Dr. Sample is continuing research on modeling cyber behaviors by culture, data resilience, cyber-physical systems and industrial control systems and trustworthy artificial intelligence (TAI).


Mike Crandall


Digital Beachhead® Inc

Mike Crandall is the founder and current CEO of Digital Beachhead, a Veterans Administration certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that provides Cyber Security, Information Technology and Professional Services located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mike is a graduate of Western Governors University with a BS is Information Technology Security as well as an MBA of Information Technology Management.

Mike began his career in the United States Air Force (USAF) serving 12 years in Europe where he was a leader in designing, securing, and managing the emerging technology of networks. His ground-breaking team developed the USAF “Barrier Reef” defense in depth concept introducing the idea of creating Demilitarized Zones (DMZs) within a network. Also, during his time in Europe, Mike helped champion, design, and implement the USAF first ever Network Security and Operations Center (NOSC) at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. These principles were adopted USAF wide and eventually by the entire Department of Defense.

After his retirement from the military Mike went to work for a large Government contracting firm as their Director of Operations. He was responsible for over $30 Million in contracts around the globe and increased margins by over 5% during his tenure. After 5 years at this company Mike moved on to create his dream company Digital Beachhead.

Mike’s greatest achievement is his family with wife Kathryn and his children Andrew and Kassandra.

Dr. Abhilasha Rakesh Vyas

Dr. Abhilasha Rakesh Vyas

Business Unit Head, Cloud Security & BI


Microsoft Certified Trainer, passionate about delivering trainings on Cloud Security Services. Working as Business Unit Head-Cloud Security and BI with CloudThat Technologies Bangalore. Certified on AZ900, SC900,AZ500, SC300, SC400, SC200. Member of various technical communities for promoting women in security. She delivered sessions at OWASP, AzureConf 2021, DevSecCon 2021, KLEAP, Rainbow Secure, and many such international conferences.

Kimberly Simon

Kimberly Simon

VP of Marketing & Strategic Partnerships


Kimberly Simon is an international keynote speaker specializing in Cybersecurity & Marketing. Her decade of experience spans across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

She is the VP of Marketing & Strategic Partnerships at ControlCase; the global leader in IT Security Certifications and Continuous Compliance Services. Combining her experience in technology, marketing, and strategic partnerships, Kimberly enjoys speaking on the benefits of adopting compliance for organizations to lower risk, increase cybersecurity maturity and gain competitive advantage.

Kimberly has built a career helping organizations identify and adopt cybersecurity frameworks that will provide a solid benchmark for their security programs.

Andrew Wilder

Andrew Wilder

Adjunct Professor

Washington University

Andrew Wilder is currently the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Hillenbrand. Prior to this role, he spent 18 years at Nestle where his last role was Regional CISO for Americas, Asia, and Europe. In addition to being a CISO, Andrew is a Board Member and Adjunct Professor at Washington University’s Information Security Executive Education Program. He believes that Cybersecurity should offer usable solutions to meet business needs, in order to be a business enabler. As a leader, he supports the continuous development of his teams while removing roadblocks.

Randy Varela

Randy Varela

Offensive Security Engineer Lead

ATTI Cyber

Randy Varela (@hackingmess) is a cybersecurity enthusiast with +8 years of experience and he's based in Costa Rica. He has been working in multiple cybersecurity roles for companies like Cisco, HPE, Akamai, and Shutterfly and is currently working as a Red Team Leader for a local cybersecurity firm (ATTI CYBER).

In his free time, he teaches about DevOps at the local University and collaborates with the security community on multiple projects. He holds CISSP, CEH,  CompTIA Sec+, and other certifications, also have a Master's Degree in Cybersecurity from the European post-grade center (CEUPE).

Also is the founder of a cybersecurity community " The Hacker Pub" where he teaches and mentors people interested in the improvement of their cybersecurity skills and promotes a better cybersecurity mindset across the country.

Dr. Stacy Thayer

Dr. Stacy Thayer

Adjunct Professor of Cyberpsychology

Norfolk State University

Dr. Stacy Thayer, has over 20 years' experience working with professionals in the technical and security industry, and a Ph.D. in Clinical and Organizational/Business Psychology. Her clinical research has explored online communication as it relates to depression and anxiety, and factors that contribute to job satisfaction in the technology sector, and on burnout in the security industry. Her work in organizational and business psychology focuses on bridging the communication gap between technical and nontechnical working professionals.

She is passionate about creating a positive and thriving working environment that will help support individual strengths and successes. Thayer also was the Founder of SOURCE Conferences in Boston, Seattle, Barcelona, and Dublin before it was acquired in 2014 and has done work on several events to help create positive networking environments. She has spoken at numerous security conferences, including Black Hat, RSA, and BSides, and she is currently an Adjunct Professor of Cyberpsychology at Norfolk State University.


Zhanwei Chan

Check Point IoT Lead (APAC)

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd

Zhanwei Chan specialized in assisting organizations to securely adopt IoT/OT in their business since 2017. Currently, he leads Check Point’s IoT business in APAC. This includes enabling the internal teams, understanding customers' risk and cybersecurity journey, and working with alliances and channel partners to deliver a truly end-to-end and highly secured solution.

Previously, he built NTT global IoT/OT Cybersecurity Practice from $0 to $200M. During this time, he manages the global IoT/OT cybersecurity portfolio across the NTT group of companies, and helps organizations to develop strategies to secure the IoT/OT adoption.

Today, Zhanwei has personally spoken to ~500 organizations globally about their challenges in securing IoT/OT networks. He has an extensive record of service and practice creation. These included built and led several cybersecurity practices, and created NTT’s first global Managed Security Services.


Nathan Caldwell

Managed Awareness Evangelist

Arctic Wolf

Nathan Caldwell has been a marketing leader in the tech world for nearly 10 years. He served as the producer and head of video marketing for one of the largest MSP software companies, where he was a keynote producer and coached tech leaders in executive speaking. In his latest adventure, he helped create Arctic Wolf’s Managed Security Awareness solution. When he’s not fighting cyber bad guys, Nathan loves to speak about his book, Empowering Kindness, and enjoys taking his four kids to theme parks.


Rich Owen

CEO and Chief Evangelist

Johnny Security Seed, LLC

Rich Owen is the principal contributor to Johnny Security Seed, LLC. He began his cyber security adventure in the in the Army Security Agency (ASA). The primary customer of the ASA was the National Security Agency (NSA). In the ASA he performed the duties as an Electronic Warfare (EW)/Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) systems repair supervisor.

He has B.S. degrees in Management and Computer Science from the University of Maryland.

He developed several information security programs to include: Mission Operations, Johnson Space Center, NASA Texas, Office of the Attorney General Early Warning Services American Traffic Solutions Cable One

Along the way, Rich was awarded the "Silver Snoopy" by the astronauts for the program that he created to protect the information and computer systems upon which their lives depended. He and his team were given a Continuous Improvement Award by the NASA Administrator, for doing so and avoiding over $25M in cost.

Rich has also contributed to the profession and information protection industry. He contributed to the creation of many standards and solutions that we use today. Accomplishments include:  Harold F. Tipton Lifetime Achievement Award - (ISC)2 Information Security Hall of Fame - ISSA Past international president - ISSA Distinguished Fellow - ISSA Honor Roll - ISSA Fellow - Ponemon Institute

Rich has the following certifications:  CISSP, CISM, CRISC, CPP, FAIR, ITIL, IAM/IEM, DTM


Ben Owen

Co-Director EMEA Region

Fortalice Solutions

Famed for starring in Channel 4's Hunted and Celebrity Hunted, Ben Owen is a training and development expert with extensive knowledge in cybersecurity, covert operations and counter fraud. Back in 2000, Ben was a member of the Royal Air Force, joining the Armed Forces at just 17 years old. Deployed in operations across the globe, Ben worked in locations such as Cyprus, Iraq and Kuwait, completing peacekeeping and internal security operations.

After six years in the forces, Ben left to work as a Senior Operations Manager for Government Security and Intelligence Services. Building his expertise in risk management, Ben then went on to become the Senior Operations Leader of Prospect Legal Limited, a role in which he directed covert investigations of online cyber intelligence and provided evidence to authorities of major fraud rings in the UK.

Other prominent roles of Ben’s have included being the Operations Manager for Toddington International, the Owner of The Hunter Events, Head of Training for Robertson and Co and Co-Director of EMEA Region for Fortalice Solutions LLC. In his current role at Fortalice Solutions, Ben assists his clients with their requirements in cybersecurity along with consultation on counter fraud. During his time on Channel 4’s Hunted and Celebrity Hunted, Ben was involved in teams nominated for a BAFTA Award and was rated as the no.1 reality show in 2015 by Digital Spy.

Christopher Crummey

Christopher Crummey

Director of Executive and Board Cyber Services


Christopher is the director for the new division at Sygnia called Executive and Board cyber services. Over the last 6 years he was the executive director for the IBM Command Centers globally for IBM and specialized in Cyber Wargames. He has advised thousands of companies, SOCs, Executives and Board of Directors on cybersecurity best practices before, during and after a crisis / cybersecurity incident. These best practices focus on the intersection of cybersecurity, risk maturity, crisis management, leadership under pressure and the role human beings play in cyber.


David Mahdi

Chief Strategy Officer & CISO Advisory


David Mahdi is the Chief Strategy Officer and CISO Advisor at Sectigo where he is responsible for guiding the future product strategy and roadmap for Sectigo as well as advising CISOs to help them navigate the cybersecurity landscape impacting business today.

Previously, he spent more than six years at Gartner where he provided analysis and guidance to CIOs, CISOs, technology providers, and investors in the areas of identity and access management, PKI, blockchain, and cybersecurity in general. In addition, he co-founded the practice and market of machine identity management; by introducing it to the Gartner Hype Cycle.

Natali Tshuva

Natali Tshuva

Co-Founder & CEO


Natali Tshuva brings over 10 years of experience, both as a cybersecurity researcher and a team leader. After graduating magna cum laude B.Sc. in Computer Science at the age of 19, as part of a special program for gifted and talented kids, Natali was handpicked to serve in IDF’s 8200 elite technology unit (the Israeli equivalent of MI6 or NSA) as a security software engineer.

Prior to founding Sternum, Natali held several cybersecurity-related roles, including leading different R&D and research teams for global cyber intelligence market leaders. Natali holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Bar Ilan University and when she is in between meetings she rejuvenates with creative writing and all sorts of sports.


Chuck Davis


Caveat Labs

Chuck Davis is a cyber security veteran with more than 25 years of experience working in the cybersecurity field. Mr. Davis is a true technologist. He holds 10 US Patents, and he has co-authored two books. He is an ISSA senior member and former board member and former ISSA chapter president. He has held the positions of Vice President of Information Security, Senior Director of Cybersecurity, Executive Security Architect, Manager of Global Cyberdefense and Global Security Operations Manager at various companies.

As a public speaker, Mr. Davis has presented at more than 100 conferences and events and been interviewed on TV, radio, print and online publications on the topic of cybersecurity for more than two decades and managed intrusion detection for the September 11th relief fund telethon (tributetoheroes.org). In addition to his work as a cyber security professional, Mr. Davis is an educator. He has taught undergraduate and graduate students at three universities and is currently working as an adjunct professor of Computer Science at the University of Denver, teaching master’s degree courses in Ethical Hacking and Computer Forensics. He also manages a cybersecurity blog called, Between The Hacks. Most recently, Mr. Davis was recognized by Security magazine as one of the Top Cybersecurity Leaders for 2021.


Jeff Man

Sr. Information Security Consultant

Online Business Systems

Respected Information Security advocate, advisor, evangelist, international speaker, keynoter, former host of Security & Compliance Weekly, co-host on Paul's Security Weekly, Tribe of Hackers (TOH), TOH Red Team, TOH Security Leaders, TOH Blue Team, and currently serving in a Consulting/Advisory role for Online Business Systems. Nearly 40 years of experience working in all aspects of computer, network, and information security, including cryptography, risk management, vulnerability analysis, compliance assessment, forensic analysis and penetration testing. Certified NSA Cryptanalyst.

Previously held security research, management and product development roles with the National Security Agency, the DoD and private-sector enterprises and was part of the first penetration testing "red team" at NSA. For the past twenty-five years has been a pen tester, security architect, consultant, QSA, and PCI SME, providing consulting and advisory services to many of the nation's best known companies.

Dejan Draguljevic

Dejan Draguljevic

Sr Executive Vice President


With nearly 20 years of experience in enterprise mobility, in both hardware and software, Dejan focuses on growing Pradeo’s leadership across various regions. Throughout the several VP Sales roles he held in Europe and in North America prior to joining Pradeo, Dejan gathered valuable knowledge to accompany enterprises facing new challenges of IT security.


Peter Warmka

Adjunct Professor

Webster University

Peter Warmka is a former Senior Intelligence Officer with the CIA having over 20 years of experience in breaching the security of target organizations overseas. He is an Adjunct Professor at Webster University's Masters in Cybersecurity Program, Founder of Orlando based firm Counterintelligence Institute, LLC and author of the non-fiction book "Confessions of a CIA Spy - The Art of Human Hacking.”

He is passionate about using his expertise in helping city, state and federal government entities, non-profits, academic institutes, private companies, and individuals to safeguard their sensitive proprietary and personal data.

In addition to conducting his signature training program, Mr. Warmka is a frequent conference speaker, guest podcaster, and author of numerous publications on social engineering and the manipulation of insiders.

He received a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a master’s degree in International Business Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Mr. Warmka is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Certified Instructor at CIA University (CIAU).


Simon Cuthbert

Founder & CEO


A 30 year veteran on the Cyber Security industry, Simon has spent his career working with some of the most innovative security solutions to have come to market, including Varonis, Content Technologies (MIMESweeper), AEP Networks & Tenfold Security. Over that time Simon has built a wealth of knowledge and experience around Cyber Security, Identity & Access Management and Endpoint Security. With this knowledge, Simon is a regular speaker at industry events in the UK, Europe and North America where he speaks about past, present and possible future threat vectors and how to pro-actively address them. Simon is a former advisor to the UK Government.

Today, Simon is the Founder & CEO of VARChannels (www.varchannels.com) , working with companies to help them expand and enter new markets. He is also Chief Operating Officer at Horizon Corp Equity, a mergers & acquisitions firm that focusses on the Cyber Security market.


Jeff Lanza

Keynote Speaker

The Lanza Group

Jeff was chosen as the best speaker in the 50-year history of Kansas City’s prestigious Plaza Club. He is a professional speaker who has provided over one thousand presentations on the topics of cybercrime, leadership, crisis communication, ethics, identity theft, body language and more.

Jeff was head of operations security for the Kansas City FBI and a graduate of the world-renowned John E. Reid School of Interviewing and Interrogation. He is a certified FBI instructor and has trained numerous government agencies and corporate clients on how to interpret and project body language for more effective interpersonal communication.

Jeff was recruited by the FBI from Xerox Corporation, where he was a Computer Systems Analyst. He has an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from the University of New Haven (Connecticut) and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas.


Sehaj Taneja

Application Security Engineer


CyberSecurity Professional with prior experience in Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing for Web, Network and Mobile. Worked as Security Analyst, PenTester and CTF Developer for multiple clients. MS Computer Science from University of Ottawa. Worked with Startups and Fortune 500 Companies in America, India and Canada. Active Member & Speaker at SERENE-RISC & OWASP Ottawa Chapters. Workbench Member at CIS.


Shyam Sundar Ramaswami

Sr.Staff Cyber Security Architect

GE Healthcare

Shyam Sundar Ramaswami is a Sr. Staff Cyber Security Architect with GE Health Care India and is part of the cyber lab team. Shyam is a two-time TEDx speaker, Co-author of the book "It's your Digital Life" (Taylor and Francis Publicaiton/C&C), and has presented his original research work in several conferences like Blackhat, Qubit, Nullcon (AMMO), Hackfest, DeepSec, several international cyber security conferences and IEEE forums across the globe.

Shyam is also a teacher of cyber security and has taught "Advanced attack and defenses" class for Stanford university's cyber security program powered by Great lakes India and also "Threat hunting" for MBA students in SCIT Pune. Shyam has a masters in digital forensics and is currently pursuing in Ph.D. too.

Andrei Bozeanu

Andrei Bozeanu

CEO & Founder


Andrei Bozeanu is CEO & Founder of Dekeneas Next-Gen Technologies SRL, a Romanian start-up building next-generation technologies addressing modern cyber attacks. Our flagship product is the Browser Attack Detector who identifies attacks against mobile, traditional or IoT devices browsers, both known and unknown (0day) attacks, using artificial intelligence. We also provide cyber threat intelligence data and methods to detect computer or network compromises using advanced deception mechanisms. Andrei Bozeanu has 31 years of experience in cybersecurity, both in defensive and offensive fields of operations with competencies in malware analysis, reverse engineering, red team penetration testing and digital forensics investigations.

Codrut Andrei

Codrut Andrei



With over 14 years of experience in the technology and information security industry and a career evolution from technical to management, Codrut designed and implemented enterprise-grade security programs and services, developed of a team of highly skilled professionals, and matured the organization information security capabilities through leadership, strategy, planning and execution.

Mentoring, coaching, raising security awareness, giving back to the community, and doing his part to make the world a better and safer place best reflect his personality, values, and aspirations.

Andy Harris

Andy Harris

Chief Technology Officer


In a long and distinguished career, including being Technical Director at Integralis, Andy has invented many leading-edge technologies including IP Network Translation Gateway, Print Symbiont Technologies for LAN based printers and Disaster Master, a technique of continuously updating a backup site with mirrored data. As one of the Co-Founders and CTO of MIMEsweeper, Andy was the creator of the world’s first content security solution which became the default product in its space. Andy went on to start WebBrick Systems which was one of the pioneering Home Automation technologies, also a forerunner to what we know as IOT devices today. As Engineering Director, Andy has created and patented several core components in the Osirium product family.

Jennifer Cox

Jennifer Cox

Security Engineering Manager


Jennifer Cox is a Security Engineering Manager at Tenable, a global leader in Vulnerability Management.

After studying Theatre Studies and Media Production, she began working in an admin role at a tech company based in Ireland. Here, she started to learn the various tools of the trade and skillsets that enabled her to progress to a tech support role handling retail, payroll, and accounting software. After working there for 11 years, Jennifer sought a new challenge and joined Tenable in 2016 where she has achieved several promotions and awards, including PCR Top 25 Women in Tech in 2019 and 2020 & Outstanding Contribution to Women in Tech Ireland in 2021.  She now works with her team to empower organisations in the private and public sectors in EMEA towards best practices in Cyber Security, Risk Prevention, and Exposure Awareness. She is also an active member of the National Women’s Council of Ireland, is an advisory board member of the Leaders in Tech Ireland, Women in Technology and Science Ireland, an Ambassador for Wentor's International Mentoring Program among others and works hard to ensure diversity and inclusion within her industry. Jennifer is an accomplished and results-oriented individual with a strong track record of over-achieving on her goals. She loves the fact that the technology industry changes so quickly, so it’s impossible to get bored.

Jennifer Cox has over 16 years of experience in tech and in the Cyber Security industry. She supports her team who work with techies across all of EMEA in enabling best practices and cyber exposure prevention. Jennifer is the Head of Communications for Cyber Women Ireland, an Ambassador for Wentors global mentorship programme, an active member of WITS Ireland (Women in Technology and Science Ireland), WomentTech Community and WiCyS Global (Women in Cyber Security) and works hard to insure diversity and inclusion within her industry by partaking in roles such as Judging at the Coolest Projects event for kids in the RDS, speaking at Women in Tech in 2019, launching a mentoring project in Tenable, speaking at events such as BSides Dublin 2021, WomenTech Global 2022, BBWIC, CWiCS (Cisco Women in Cyber Security), CBF Fest (Coding Black Females Fest) and participating in the Irish Independent Newspaper women in tech podcast special as one of 4 women featured in the special and interviewed by the Sunday Independent Editor Samantha McCaughren.


Brett Osborne

Cyber Security & GRC Architect

Brett has over twenty years in Security & GRC and is a recognized national expert and leader.

Brett’s certifications include NIST RMF (several credentials), FISMA, DFARS, SP 800 171, DoD CMMC (credentialed), and HIPAA Security Rule. Brett has published articles on topics in this sector as well as presentations in a variety of situations, including international conferences, security group meetings as well as online streams.

Brett has over twenty years of experience with enhancing security and privacy protections across a variety of Federal and DoD organizations as well as contractors. This includes assuring compliance with FISMA/SP 800 53 and HIPAA, as well as SP 800 171. This includes fulfilling both ISSO as well as Assessor roles.

Brett has over twenty years of experience soliciting and creating the information necessary to create and manage all security documents. Brett has created, written, updated, and corrected as well as assessed/evaluated various plans. This includes (but not limited to) System Security, Disaster/Recovery, Contingency, and Incident plans as well as associated policies and procedures. Brett has directed Assessments to include designing and executed technical testing as well as related interviews with system staff, and reviews of all related documentation.

Brett has received the Registered Practitioner credential from the CMMC Accreditation Body, and is nearing completion of ALL other CMMC credentials. Brett regularly attends CMMC AB events, and stays up-to-date with current events.


Nitin Sharma

Product Security


Nitin Sharma is a Cybersecurity Researcher, DevSecOps Professional and a Published Author, currently working in Salesforce. With over 5 years of experience, Nitin has gained expertise in security automation, cloud security and technical cyber risk assessments. Nitin holds various industry certifications like SANS GIAC GCSA, CCSKv4, Comptia CySA+, Comptia Pentest+, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional, AWS Certified Security Specialty and many more. He even got selected as an AWS Community Builder in "Security and Identity" space for his awareness creation efforts by means of AWS Security Series.

He is a core member of AWS User Group Delhi NCR and Information Warfare Center - CyberSecrets community being actively involved in supporting various community events. He has made prominent contributions in different books from CyberSecrets Publications with chapters associated to COVID-19 Cyber Scams, Vulnerability Assessments and CVE Detection using NMAP, Ripping Apart Trickbot Traffic, Network Forensics, Incident Response, etc. His first book, "Securing Docker - The Attack and Defense Ways" can be considered as a Container Security Field Manual while understanding in-depth about practical security concerns with container workloads.


Steven Furnell

Professor of Cyber Security

University of Nottingham

Steven Furnell is a professor of cyber security at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. He is also an Adjunct Professor with Edith Cowan University in Western Australia and an Honorary Professor with Nelson Mandela University in South Africa. His research interests include usability of security and privacy, security management and culture, and technologies for user authentication and intrusion detection.

He has authored over 350 papers in refereed international journals and conference proceedings, as well as various books, book chapters and industry reports. Prof. Furnell is the UK representative to Technical Committee 11 (security and privacy) within the International Federation for Information Processing, as well as the editor-in-chief of Information and Computer Security, and a Fellow and board member of the Chartered Institute of Information Security.

David Muniz

David Muniz

Knowledge Management Analyst


David has a Bachelor's in Computer Science and holds an MBA in Project Management. With over 10 years of experience in industries such as Construction, Telecommunications, and Oil & Gas, both in Brazil and Europe, David has worked at senhasegura since 2017, a Privileged Access Management (PAM) solution considered a Challenger by Gartner in its Magic Quadrant report 2021. During this period, David has been helping companies of various segments and sizes to address numerous aspects of cybersecurity, especially those related to PAM.


James Linton

Owner | Social Engineer

The Whole

After phishing members of the White House and the CEOs of Wall Street Banks, James switched careers from web design to Threat Research. By socially engineering Threat Actors carrying out BEC attacks he was able to collect data which was then passed to financial institutions and law enforcement. Now James works in education, helping individuals and Organisations map out their email risks.


Victoria Granova



Victoria Granova is the founder of CyberToronto, which organizes free cybersecurity events and training for the Canadian community. In her day job, Victoria works in cybersecurity risk and Application Security at a FAANG company. Victoria is a current PhD student at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson), researching the intersection of psychology and cybersecurity. Victoria also teaches at York University’s Advanced Certificate in Cybersecurity.

Sam Sehgal

Sam Sehgal

Program Lead - DevSecOps Strategy and Architecture, SDL Automation


Sam is the program leader and a distinguished engineer in the security organization at Dell. Sam has extensive experience with the modern secure DevOps practices needed to govern product and application security programs. He currently leverages his skills at Dell and leads the DevSecOps program. In this role, he focuses on DevSecOps security and architecture, as well as Secure Development Lifecycle (SDL) automation.

He has over a decade of combined industry experience in software engineering, product management and grassroot security transformation. In addition to earning a bachelor's degree in network communications and software engineering, Sam has an MBA and holds several certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).


Chris Kirschke

Cloud Portfolio Information Security Officer

Albertsons Companies

Security Leader with over 20+ years of experience across Financial Services, Streaming, Retail and IT Services with a heavy focus on Cloud, DevSecOps and Threat Modeling. Advises multiple security startups on Product Strategy, Alliances and Integrations. Sits on multiple Customer Advisory Boards helping to drive security product roadmaps, integrations and feature developments. Avid hockey player, backpacker and wine collector in his spare time.


Kapil Bareja

Global Technical Leader


Thought Leader, Keynote Speaker and Boardroom Qualified Technology Executive with over 18+ years of experience in various disciplines of Information Security specializing in Cloud based security solutions, Identity and Access Management, Privacy and Data Protection. Kapil is serving as Chapter Chair for IAPP New Jersey local chapter and member for Chief Privacy officers council. He is also an Advisory board member for VigiTrust and Sovrin. He is advisor chair to Advanced Technology Academic Research Center- Multi-cloud, NIST Multi-cloud working group, DevSecOps working group Cloud Security Alliance and New Jersey ISC2 advisor.

Kapil is also serving as contributor and member of industry foundations such as the Decentralized Identity Foundation, Cloud Native Computing Foundation and the Open Identity Exchange, the international not-for-profit clearinghouse for Internet trust privacy frameworks.


Moses Joshua


Diary of Hackers

Moses Joshua is a cybersecurity engineer and the founder of Diary of Hackers, which is an award-winning initiative that tends to bridge the gap between Cybersecurity newbies and professionals in Africa.

Joshua has competencies in defensive cyber operations with several industry certifications. He has organized several hacking events and competitions including Cyber Starters Conference.

He has been featured on several National media platforms to speak on cybersecurity and community development. The initiative he founded has impacted thousands of cybersecurity enthusiasts across Africa via several programs.

Additionally, he is an active volunteer for HackTheBox, ISACA, CSEAN and others with several industry award recognitions including the 2021 Blacks In Cybersecurity Community Leader Award.

Elvis Otieno

Elvis Otieno

Data Architect


Elvis Otieno is a Cybersecurity Compliance Strategist and a professional Software Architect.

In his role as a software Architect, he has led strategic partnerships with key players within the IT security and Mobility strategy in coming up with solutions that focus on reporting Cyber Security offenses. Specialties: Policy and Procedure Management, Business line application Integration, Security awareness services, and Software Development.

Fatma Al Lawati

Fatma Al Lawati

IT Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Assistant Manager

Oman Air

Fatma Al Lawati is an Omani cybersecurity expert with more than 8 years’ experience in Information security and technology. Currently working as IT Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Assistant Manager in aviation sector. As passionate expert, her contributions are well recognized at national, regional, and international levels. In 2019, her cybersecurity project was one of the best projects in National Youth for Skills Development. Plus, she’s an active member of UK – Gulf Women in cybersecurity Fellowship and member in Women in Cybersecurity Middle East Group. Her degree in IT and many certifications in cybersecurity had equipped her with technical and managerial perspectives.


Simon Newman

Interim CEO

Cyber Resilience Centre for London

Simon is the Interim CEO of the Cyber Resilience Centre for London, a police-led not-for-profit organisation that helps small and medium-sized businesses reduce their vulnerability to cyber-crime. Simon is on secondment to this role from Police Crime Prevention Initiatives where he is Head of Business and Government Engagement. Previously, Simon worked as a Strategic Advisor to the Ministry of Interior and Abu Dhabi Police in the United Arab Emirates and has held a number of senior management positions across Government in the UK, including at the Home Office where he was Programme Director for the National Police Air Service.


Dr. Valerie Lyons

Chief Operations Officer

BH Consulting

Recently included as one of Europe's top 100 women in cybersecurity, Dr. Valerie Lyons is a highly experienced senior cybersecurity and privacy professional. Currently COO of BH Consulting (a data protection and cybersecurity firm based in Ireland), Valerie is also a subject matter expert in European data protection and privacy. She recently completed an award-winning PhD, researching organizational approaches to Information Privacy. She lectures on the topic of cybersecurity, privacy and ethics in several Irish academic institutions including Dublin City University.

She is also a regular speaker at both industry and academic conferences on cybersecurity and privacy. Her key motivation is to change the approach to privacy so that privacy is the baseline rather than the goal, and to bring an understanding of privacy that extends beyond legislative dimensions.