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.