Speakers


R3 Summit 2017

Our 2017 speakers includes top names from the cyber security industry.

Andy Cobbett

CISO, FCA

Brian Boetig

Legal Attaché, US Embassy London, FBI
Mr. Boetig is the Legal Attaché (Legat) at the United States Embassy in London. He is responsible for leading all Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) relations in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.   Mr. Boetig joined the FBI as a Special Agent in July 1998 and was assigned to the Washington, DC...
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Dr Rachel Carter

Managing Director, and Director, Carter Insurance Innovations Ltd, and Security Institute (UK)

Jim Steven

Head of Data Breach Services, Experian Consumer Services
Jim Steven is Head of Data Breach Services for Experian in the UK, building on the knowledge, experience and success of Experian’s global data breach resolution offering. Jim’s passion lies in helping organisatons understand their customers, to build loyalty and retention through customer satisfaction. Jim’s focus is to help businesses to take proactive steps in...
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John Unsworth

Chief Executive, London Digital Security Centre
The London Digital Security Centre is a joint venture between the Mayors Office for Police and Crime (MOPAC), the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and the City of London Police (CoLP). Working in partnership with academia and the private industry the London Digital Security Centre aims to help protect businesses operating in London from online criminal...
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Kieren Nicolas Lovell

Head of Computer Emergency Response, University of Cambridge
Kieren Lovell is the Head of Computer Emergency Response Team, at the University of Cambridge. As well as leading one of the worlds Leading Universities in Incident Response, he is also an instructor of Information Security and Information Handling at the University. Prior to this role, Kieren has spent the last fourteen years at the...
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Nick Samuels

Executive Director, Strategy, Communications and Policy, Royal College of Physicians

Nina Baraksai

Group Head of Data Protection and Privacy, Sky
Nina Barakzai is immediate Past Chair of the UK’s Commerce & Industry Group, representing UK in-house counsel. She is an accountant and solicitor, Trustee for two community charities and sits on the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants’ Research Advisory Group, chairing the call for research papers on Big Data. She served as Board Member on...
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Raef Meeuwisse

External Relations Director & Author of 'Cybersecurity for Beginners', ISACA
Raef Meeuwisse holds multiple ISACA certifications for information security and authored the security control framework for a Fortune 20 company. He also created AdaptiveGRC, the world’s first single data source / zero replication governance, risk management and compliance suite. He is an entertaining international speaker who splits his time between operational C-Level cybersecurity programme audits...
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Richard Bridgford

Chair, The Business Continuance Group

Rob Holmes

Vice President Products, Proofpoint

Simon Dukes

CEO, CIFAS
Simon became CEO of the fraud prevention service, Cifas, in 2013.  Prior to this he was Deputy Director of the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI). There he helped develop UK Government policy on cyber protective security advice for industry.  His background is public sector, specialising in defence and security related issues, although...
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Stephen Citron

Director, The Peer Awards

Stephen Wilkinson

CISO, Addison Lee

Steve Watt

CIO, University of St Andrews
A native of Scotland, he was educated at the University of Abertay, Dundee. Steve gained a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master of Science degree in Information Technology and, later, a Master of Business Administration degree. Steve is a European Engineer, Chartered Engineer, Chartered IT Professional and a Fellow of the British Computer Society. He...
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In 2016, our top speakers included:

Andrea Simmons

Director, Institute of Information Security Professionals
Andrea is an experienced information security/ assurance/ governance, risk and compliance evangelist with expertise in several disciplines in the security industry working across the public and private sector, implementing compliance programmes and information security management systems (ISMS) spanning Data Protection/EU GDPR, Privacy and Data Handling, PCI DSS, Freedom of Information, Records & Information Management, ISO27001...
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Andrzej Kawalec

CTO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Andrzej Kawalec is the chief technology officer for HP Enterprise Security Services. He is responsible for HP’s Information Assurance strategy, propositions and market-facing activity. He leads research and innovation for the group, with a particular focus upon cloud, consumerization, cybersecurity and the business risks surrounding information security systems, policies, users and processes.
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Barrie Millett

Board Member, Cyber Rescue Alliance
Barrie Millett became Head of HSSE for E.ON UK in Feb 2014. He was previously Head of Business Resilience from 2009 to January 2014. Prior to joining E.ON, Barrie spent 11 years as a consultant providing risk management leadership to a variety of corporations in sectors such as Telecommunications, Finance, Hotel and Energy.  He joined...
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Craig Rice

Director of Security, Payments UK
Craig joined the Payments Council in October 2013 after a variety of appointments in the intelligence and security sector spanning 28 years. During that time he held range of roles in deployments overseas and at home, providing advice to the most senior crisis management organisations as well as more tactical roles.  In addition to Director...
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Darren Anstee

Chief Security Technologist, Arbor Networks
Darren Anstee is the Chief Security Technologist within the CTO office at Arbor Networks, based in the UK.  Darren has over 20 years of experience in the pre-sales, consultancy and support aspects of telecom and security solutions. Prior to joining Arbor, Darren spent eight years working in both pre- and post-sales for core routing and...
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Dave Whitelegg

Group Head of Security and Payments, Capita
Dave Whitelegg is a Cyber Security Expert and oversees Information Security and Payments at Capita, the UK’s leading provider of business process outsourcing and integrated professional support service solutions. He is a hacking and a computer forensics expert, PCI DSS subject-matter expert, and a renowned as a payment card fraud specialist. He is credited with...
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David Carvalho

Group CISO, OCS Group
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...
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David Higgins

EMEA Director of Strategic Accounts, CyberArk
David Higgins is the Professional Services Manager at CyberArk for UK and Ireland. He oversees both pre-sales and post-sales support in this region. With over six years’ experience working solely in Privileged Account Security , David has a deep understanding of the various enterprise requirements and drivers for managing privileged access within an organisation.  David...
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Dr. Adrian Leung

Head of Information Security, Catalyst Housing
Adrian is presently the Head of Information Security at Catalyst Housing Limited where he is responsible for scratch building its security capability and function. He has since instigated a multi-year security transformation programme to improve the security posture of Catalyst and to develop an enterprise wide a privacy framework. Adrian has more than 10 years...
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Gary Cheetham

Consultant, and former CISO, NFU Mutual
Gary Cheetham is senior Cyber Security Consultant with extensive experience of Information Compliance, Security and Data Protection. Until recently he held the position of Chief Information Security and Data Protection Officer for the NFU Mutual Insurance Group with strategic, tactical responsibility for Information Assurance and Security across the Group as well as directing the infrastructure...
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Jason Tunn

Detective Inspector, FALCON - Cyber
Having spent over 29 years in the service, Jason currently works in the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit.  The unit specialises in combating serious, organised and complex cyber-crimes such as malware, phishing, denial of service attacks and network intrusions affecting London.   His work involves the leading of these investigations as a Senior Investigating Officer and overseeing parallel financial inquiries, working in partnership...
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John Dyer

Account Director, Darktrace
John Dyer has over 25 years’ experience in the technology industry, having worked in senior commercial roles at both private and publicly-traded companies, including Cambridge Neurodynamics and Autonomy. As Account Director at Darktrace, John advises clients on the use of machine learning technologies to identify new, emerging cyber-threats within computer networks, specialising on financial services,...
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Mark Taylor

Partner, Osborne Clarke
Mark is a solicitor and partner with nearly 20 years’ experience of working in IT and technology. Mark focuses exclusively on all aspects of the development, exploitation and implementation of IT and novel technologies, and he has advised a range of clients on IT security issues over the years. He is a Trustee of the...
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Mark Gray

Chief Risk Officer, British Business Bank
Mark joined the British Business Bank in November 2013. He was previously Chief Risk Officer at Shawbrook for two years, and before that he had spent 10 years at General Motors acceptance Corporation (GMAC) where he was Chief Risk Officer for GMAC Financial Services (Europe and China), Chief Risk Officer GMAC Residential Funding Corporation (International)...
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Martin Lee

Technical Lead - Security Research, Cisco
As a researcher within Talos, Cisco’s threat intelligence and research organisation,  Martin seeks to improve the resilience of the Internet and increase the awareness of current threats. With 13 years of experience within the security industry, he is CISSP certified, a Chartered Engineer, and holds degrees from the universities of Cambridge, Paris and Oxford.
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Michael Colao

Head of Security, AXA
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...
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Michal Koczwara

Senior Red Team Specialist & Ethical Hacker, ASOS
Michal is an experienced pen tester and Ethical Hacker. During his time at Marks & Spencer he won the Internal Bug Bounties Hacker Wars three times. Previously, he worked for MalwareMustDie, where he was involved in a cybercrime investigation regarding Dendroid Malware Coder. He collaborated with MMD researchers and the FBI, resulting in a successful...
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Neil Thacker

Information Security & Strategy Officer, EMEA, Forcepoint
Neil holds over 15 years’ experience in the Information Security industry with 10 years financial services experience in the insurance and banking arena. Neil is a member of the ENISA Threat Landscape stakeholder group where he contributes to the EU agency program alongside CERTs to position the threat landscape, offer mitigation advice and threat analysis...
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Paul Steinau

Head of Cyber Intel and Investigations, LinkedIn
Paul Steinau is the Head of Cyber Intel & Investigations at LinkedIn, leading the team that investigates all types of member-facing fraud, scams and abuse, as well as violations of state and federal law.  Prior to that, he was a Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service assigned to the San Francisco Field Office, primarily...
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Phil Cracknell

Interim CISO, Chairman & Founder, ClubCISO

Rick Caccia

CMO, Exabeam
Rick Caccia has over 15 years of experience marketing enterprise infrastructure products, most recently as CMO at Delphix, a provider of data virtualization software. Prior to Delphix, he was VP of product and channel marketing at ArcSight, the market share leader in SIEM and log management (acquired by HP for more than $1.5 billion in...
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Rob Coleman

CTO UK, CA Technologies
As CTO for UK and Ireland, Robert is focused on acting as a trusted advisor with clients, working with CIOs and IT Management in order to help them execute on their IT strategies. His role is focused on assisting organisations build IT Management systems where process, technology and organisation are in balance. This is achieved...
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Steve Durbin

Managing Director, Information Security Forum
Steve Durbin is Managing Director of the Information Security Forum (ISF). His main areas of focus include strategy, information technology, cyber security and the emerging security threat landscape across both the corporate and personal environments. He is a frequent speaker and commentator on technology and security issues. Steve has considerable experience working in the technology...
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Thibaut Minguet

Head of Business Resilience, Modern Times Group
As the Head of Business Resilience for Modern Times Group, a Nordics media and entertainment company, Thibaut has the responsibility of ensuring that customers do not experience a “black screen” when watching their favourite TV series or live sports, whether it is on traditional TV or online. This challenge is part of Thibaut’s role since...
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Tom Thorpe

Director, Security Consulting – EMEA, Enterprise Security Services, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Thomas is Director, Security Consulting at HPE with the responsibility for the UK&I Practice since February 2013. He joined what was originally HP Security Services in November 2010 as Area Sales Manager, and led a diverse Sales Team. Prior to joining HP, Thomas spent 10 years with leading Security Vendors, such as Blue Coat, Fortinet...
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