David has held a variety of roles in different companies at CISO level and other very senior roles transversally in Cyber-Security for over 16 years, most recently at OCS Group, London City Airport, AT&T, Electronic-Arts, CryptoHeroes, SatoshiCat and others.
In his most recent assignments, David leads a large global cyber-security transformation for a business with more the 100K employees globally. He has led various Cyber-transformations, including one enabling the sale of a UK business for £3billion. He is also involved in the strategy around Blockchain-based technologies, machine-learning, deep-learning and disruptive innovation surrounding Offensive Cyber-Security and research on the Cyber field in regards to deep-web intelligence, zero-day defence and critical infrastructure defence.
David is very certified in his technical area. Holder of the CISSP accreditation, IFCI-500, IFCI-CCI, CISMP. Extensive knowledge of ISO 27001:2013, PCI-DSS, Human-Machine Interaction Security (University of Maryland), Hardware Security (University of Maryland), Cryptography (University of Maryland, Information Security and Risk Management (University of Washington), Designing and Executing Information Security Strategies (University of Washington), and Computer and Telematics Enginnering Masters (University of Aveiro).
David is very passionate about the start-ups projects and innovation – he has been on the board of several of these through the years mostly focused of Cyber and Blockchain-based Technology and as CISO (Chief Information Security Officer).
His interests are travelling, exploring new cultures, nature, bio-engineering, paleontology and good food.