Colonel (Retd) John Doody FBCS FCMI CITP IISP MIOD

Industry Expert, British Computer Society

John Doody is cyber lead for BCS Security. John served at CESG/GCHQ for 10 years in the appointment of Head of Information Assurance Customer Services.

He has a wealth of knowledge across the whole spectrum of Information Assurance. In this latter appointment he was a major contributor to CESG’s move to a commercial business footing. He also has a major role as a Non Executive Director to a security company as well as providing Strategic Advice to a number of major UK and US IT Security companies. John is a retired officer of the UK Royal Corps of Signals, a Corps in which he served for 33 years to the rank of Colonel. John has chaired many international committees dealing with Information Assurance, communications and interoperability. John is well known on the national and international

Cyber/ Information Assurance Conference circuit where he has chaired many events and has given many talks on Information Assurance.

He was recently re-appointed as an International Class Director for Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International (Fairfax Virginia USA).

He was elevated to the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame in 2012. 

Keynote speaker

Rob Wainwright

Director, Europol

Rob Wainwright was born in 1967 in Carmarthen, Wales, UK.

Having graduated in 1989 from the London School of Economics, University of London with a BSc, he worked for the following ten years as an intelligence analyst in the UK in the fields of counter-terrorism and organised crime.

Between 2000 and 2003, Mr Wainwright was the Head of the UK Liaison Bureau at Europol, and also responsible for the Europol National Unit in London. The Liaison Bureaux are a key link in Europol’s cooperation with the EU Member States.

In 2003, he was promoted to the position of Director International of the National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS), where he was responsible for its international operations and for developing and implementing the UK strategy against facilitated illegal immigration.  He also managed the UK’s National Central Bureau for Interpol and its Europol National Unit.

Between 2006 and 2009, he was Chief of the International Department of the UK Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA). In this leading role, he oversaw 20,000 law enforcement cases each year as well as establishing the international strategy and operational capabilities of the newly formed agency. His mandate extended from SOCA’s international operations and global partnerships to the worldwide network of SOCA liaison officers and the national bureaux for Interpol and Europol.

Mr Wainwright was appointed Director of Europol in April 2009. He was reappointed for a second term in 2013, having overseen Europol’s transition from intergovernmental organisation to EU agency status in 2010, ensured Europol’s pivotal position in the new EU Policy Cycle for serious and organised crime from 2011, and secured the establishment of the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) at Europol in 2013. Under his command Europol has also established the new European Counter Terrorism Centre and European Migrant Smuggling Centre, both in 2016.

Mr Wainwright’s main priorities as Director have been to focus Europol’s efforts on operational impact in priority crime areas while achieving savings in running costs. During his tenure, the number of cases initiated at Europol has more than tripled, to around 40,000 in 2015, and Europol has significantly strengthened its portfolio of operational support tools and services.  

Mr Wainwright has twice chaired the World Economic Forum’s ‘Global Agenda Council on Organised Crime’ and was on the steering board of its ‘Partnering for Cyber Resilience’ project.

Rob Wainwright is married with three children. He speaks English, Welsh and Spanish and his interests include history and literature.


Mark Sayers

Deputy Director, Cyber and Government Security at Cabinet Office

Mark’s early professional career was in media and advertising, before embarking on a seven year journey in the third sector, working with some of the largest charities in the UK and growing a fundraising consultancy. With a desire to affect change on a bigger scale, in 2003 he joined the then Department for Trade and Industry and started a new life as a policymaker. He has led a wide range of activity, from simplifying employment law and reducing regulation to transforming the support system for the 5.5 million small businesses in the UK. He is now overseeing delivery of the UK's National Cyber Security Strategy, to ensure the capabilities are in place to protect both security and economic interests in an increasingly digital world. His tech interests date back to programming on a Sinclair ZX81, dial-up BBS and Mosiac web browsing

Keynote speaker

Raj Samani

CTO, EMEA, Intel Security

Raj Samani is the Chief Technical Officer for Intel Security EMEA, having previously worked as the Chief Information Security Officer for a large public sector organization in the UK. Raj is an active member of the Information Security industry, through involvement with numerous initiatives to improve the awareness and application of security in business and society. He volunteers as the Cloud Security Alliance EMEA Strategy Advisor, is on the advisory councils for Infosecurity Europe, and Infosecurity Magazine. In addition, Raj was previously the Vice President for Communications in the ISSA UK Chapter, having presided over the award for Chapter communications programs of 2008, and 2009.  He was inducted into the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame in 2012.

Raj is Special Advisor for the European CyberCrime Centre, is an expert on both, and Infosec portals, and a regular columnist on Help Net Security. In addition to numerous published security papers, he has authored, or co-authored, such books as “Applied Cyber Security and the Smart Grid”’, “CSA Guide to Cloud Computing”, and was the technical editor for “Industrial Network Security (vol2)” and “Cyber Security for decision makers”.

Raj Samani is a sought after speaker and regularly appears on television commenting on the top computer security issues driving headlines today. He has also provided assistance in the 2006 RSA Wireless Security Survey and was part of the consultation committee for the RIPA Bill (Part 3).   

Raj’s speaking engagements include Economist’s Digital Transformation, CeBit, and SINET.

He can be found on twitter @Raj_Samani

Raj's blog

Recent Videos: 

msn: Economic Impact Of Cybercrime

You Tube: Raj Samani, CTO from Intel Security 


Recent Articles/Quotes


Cal Leeming

Software Engineer, formerly known as Briton's most prolific hacker,

IThe UKs youngest convicted hacker, at just 12 years old he was arrested for computer misuse offences, running his own hacking group and broke into thousands of systems across the UK, including those of large ISPs. After handing himself into the authorities at 18 years old, and serving a 15 month prison sentence, he turned his life around. He's now a software engineer and security consultant, working with and speaking for high profile organisations such as ARM, West Midlands Police, Sage, HP and many others. He's been featured on BBC, ITV, ITN, IBTimes and The Register.



Wil Rockall

Director of Cybersecurity, Cisco EMEAR

Wil’s background is in cyber incident recovery, cyber strategy, security management transformation and large security project and programme management. This means he is ideally placed to help Cisco’s customers understand their cyber risk, develop and implement strategies to help them securely digitize their IT and their business, optimize their current security technologies or take advantage of innovative sourcing strategies for security to add and enhance the value they bring to their business.

Wil began his career in a variety of technical and consulting roles before joining the information security advisory practice of a “Big 4” firm in 2003. In 2005 he moved to Vancouver to lead the firms West Canadian Cyber Security Consulting practice, dealing mainly with public sector and utility clients.

In 2007 Wil returned to the UK he undertook a secondment as global Chief Information Security Officer for a FTSE 100 Civil Engineering and Infrastructure Management group, helping them provide assurance to their defence, national security, utility and health customers around the handling of protectively marked material and the security of sensitive locations such as military sites and nuclear power plants.

Following his secondment Wil lead the “Cyber Security Architecture” and “Internet of Things / Industrial Control System Security” practices in the UK, helping clients in a variety of industries develop their cyber defence capabilities to enable new ways of delivering and consuming IT services while dealing with rapid changes in threat landscape caused by advanced persistent threats such as state sponsore cyber attacks and organized cybercrime.


Ante Gulam

Global CISO, MetaPack Group

Information security professional with strong technical background and more than 13 years of progressive experience in the industry across a wide range of sectors. Passionate and experienced across both, information security management (strategic planning, digital transformations, agile, governance and compliance, risk management program) and hands-on challenges (BB/WB web and mobile application penetration testing, incident response, forensics, development of security products (commercial SAST, DAST tools etc.) currently working as a Global CISO at MetaPack Group, a London based eCommerce and engaged as an Application Security Evangelist at Cobalt Labs. Active freelance penetration tester participating in various bug bounty programs (currently ranked within world's Top 10 researchers on platform) and regularly presenting various researches at security conferences worldwide (FIC, ISN, eCrime Dubai, FSec, PCI London etc.).


Neira Jones, FBCS, MSc

Non-Executive Director, Cognosec, Independent Advisor & International Speaker,

More than 20 years in financial services and technology made Neira believe in change through innovation & partnerships. She is regularly invited to advise organisations of all sizes and address global audiences on payments, cybercrime, information security, regulations (e.g. PSD2, GDPR, etc.) and digital innovation where she always strives to demystify the hype surrounding current issues. She is a Non-Executive Director for cyber security firm Cognosec and Chairman for payments innovator Comcarde. She also chairs the Advisory Board for mobile innovator Ensygnia and is a partner for the international Global Cyber Alliance. She is an Advisor and Ambassador for the Emerging Payments Association and is on the City AM FinTech Most Influential Power List, the City AM Powerful Women in the City List and the Innotribe Femtech Leaders List. Tripwire nominated her ‘Top Influencer in Security To Follow on Twitter’ in January 2015, CEOWorld Magazine nominated her Top Chief Security Officer to Follow on Twitter in April 2014, She is the Merchant Payments Ecosystem Acquiring Personality of the Year 2013, the SC Magazine Information Security Person of the Year 2012 an is an InfoSecurity Europe Hall of Fame alumni since 2011 and was and voted to the Top 10 Most Influential People in Information Security by SC Magazine & ISC2 in 2010. She has previously served on the PCI SSC Board of Advisors for four years  and has worked for Barclaycard, Santander, Abbey National, Oracle Corp. and Unisys.

Seminar speaker

Oliver Eckel

CEO, Cognosec GmbH (Austria)

As CEO at Cognosec GmbH (Austria), Oliver expedites global customers' security strategies. Key member of the Agiliance Global Advisory Council.

Accomplished, dedicated and certified audit and security executive with a proven international track record of successfully completing highly complex enterprise-wide security projects, developing, implementing and improving risk management, security, internal control and internal audit processes, effectively managing and mentoring solutions-oriented, multi-disciplined, multinational teams in the telecommunications, defense, insurance, banking and gaming industries, as well as in the public sector. 

Governance, Risk and Compliance Management. Defining a strategy that implements controls to monitor and record current business activities, identifying potential risks and prioritising the tolerance for risk based on the organisation’s business objectives, implementing the appropriate measures to ensure compliance with legislative or industry rules as well as internal policies providing for corrective action in cases where regulations or policies have been ignored or misconstrued.  

Information Security Management. Implementing an Information Security Management System based on internal, legislative and regulatory security requirements as well as the risk appetite of the business. The ISMS includes the aligning of corporate security objectives to business objectives, the development of policies procedures and guidelines, the implementation of a security monitoring and incident response system, an identity management system to ensure access on the least privilege principle and the establishment of IT auditing comprised of network and firewall, system vulnerability, application source code, access right audits and penetration tests. Internal Audit. Assuring the board of directors and the audit committee that the organisation’s risk management, control, and governance processes, as designed and represented by management, are adequate and functioning and that significant legal, regulatory, internal or contractual compliance issues impacting the organization are recognized in a timely manner and addressed adequately.


Dr Jamie Graves

Founder and CEO , ZoneFox

Jamie is a data security and enterprise software entrepreneur and is the CEO at ZoneFox. He attended the prestigious Ignite course at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School, and the Entrepreneur Development Programme at MIT.

Jamie has a PhD in Computer Science, extensive security and digital forensics experience and was recently recognised as the 'Champion of Champions' at the inaugural Scottish Cyber Security awards for his contribution to the industry.

ZoneFox protects business-critical assets; data and IP and has a proven track record protecting reputation, sales revenue, and competitive advantage for its growing client base.

Seminar speaker

Louis Vieille-Cessay

Subject Matter Expert, HPE Software – EMEA, Hewlett-Packard Company

Louis joined HPE via the acquisition of Autonomy in 2011. He has worked with us in various sales and technical roles within the HPE Software. Today he serves in our EMEA business consultancy team bringing expertise in Information Governance and Security helping customers and prospects solve their specific industry challenges with our technology. These past months he has played an active part in the team building our HPE Software’s go to market strategy around GDPR.


Charlotte Stephen

Account Manager, Darktrace

Charlotte Stephen has been an Account Manager at Darktrace for 12 months, working on accounts across the EMEA region. During this time, she has given a number of presentations and technology demonstrations, and used her languages to work with both national and international clients from the public and private sectors. Prior to Darktrace, Charlotte worked in the underwriting department of a global insurance company in Buenos Aires. She holds a BA in French and Spanish from the University of Bristol and a MSc Management from Cass Business School in London.


Denise Hudson Lawson

Advanced Solutions Architect, Pluralsight

Denise is an enthusiastic inspirational keynote speaker, entrepreneur, truth seeker and eternal optimist. Her background is in leadership, digital transformation, online learning experiences, cultural coaching, IT and communications. She started at the bottom of the ladder when 'girls' were not allowed to study computers, but has since proved to everyone you can make your way in the world of IT as a woman. 

Denise worked at the Houses of Parliament where she was selected to head up a new Parliamentary service to develop and deliver a portfolio of Online Services to over 7,000 Parliamentary staff. She is now an Advanced Solutions Architect at Pluralsight, helping enterprises to develop their talent and acquire the digital, technology and cyber security skills they need to drive their businesses forward. She has been awarded Chief Learning Officer of the year twice by her industry.


Darren Martyn

Security Researcher, a former member of LulzSec The International Hacking Organisation,,

Formerly, as part of the "LulzSec" group, amongst others, Darren passed his time breaking into large organizations, motivated by fun and curiosity as opposed to profit. These days, after his arrest, his job is not much different, except it is on the right side of the law, breaking into organisations to try help them improve their security posture.

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