Head of Security
Michael Colao runs security for AXA UK. Prior to that, he was a director of Downtown Associates, an information security and privacy consultancy, where he assisted firms in the Lloyd’s insurance market. Previously to that he was the Global Head of Information Security as well as the Global Head of Privacy and Data Protection for the investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort. Michael has a strong side interest in computer forensics and in the management of digital evidence. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1987 where he studies Mathematics with Computer Science. He has since lived in three continents and has lectured globally on security issues. Since 1996, he has been working in security and technology for financial services firms in London.