Speakers - Cyber Security Summit 2018

Stephen Browning

Stephen is leading the Next Generation Services programme as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. This programme is aimed at supporting the transformation of our Accountancy, Insurance and Legal Services sectors by the responsible use of AI and data.  Prior to this role, he headed the organisation’s Enabling – Digital team and the SBRI programme.

Stephen has a background in the semiconductor industry, having spent nearly 20 years working for Philips Semiconductors and NXP where he held various software engineering, project management and business management roles. During this time, he formed close collaborations between customers and supplier to deliver open R&D programmes.

Stephen holds an MBA (distinction) from Imperial College and a BSc in Electronic Engineering

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Sarabjit Purewal

Sarabjit leads an electrical, control and cybersecurity team in the on shore major hazards sector of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).  He is a chartered engineer, an associate of City and Guilds Institute, and member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Sarabjit started his career with the CEGB in the electricity supply industry working on automation of conventional and nuclear power stations. He later worked with Kennedy and Donkin Consulting Engineers as the engineering manager of the Power Group, and then with Mott MacDonald as divisional director, before moving to the Health and Safety Executive working on various technical and policy issues.

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Richard Merrygold

An experienced Data Protection practitioner, Richard has spent the last 8 years working across the healthcare and financial service sectors. A firm believer in engaging on an operational level in addition to the usual key stakeholders in Compliance and Legal he takes pride in building sustainable privacy frameworks, providing real world, workable solutions to a wide range of privacy related challenges.

Richard is currently responsible for privacy compliance across the UK and European businesses covering operations in the UK, France, Italy and Spain, focussing on developing and implementing a group wide privacy framework in preparation for the General Data Protection Regulation.

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Stephen Latham

Stephen Latham is Data Protection Programme Manager as the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). He is responsible for enabling Defra and 9 of its agencies to prepare for the changes to Data Protection legislation under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). He has over 25 years’ experience working in the Civil Service in information management roles including appointments at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department for International Development and HMRC. He has extensive experience of applying Data Protection legislation as well as other elements of Information Assurance including ISO 27001.

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Thomas Kranig

Thomas Kranig was born 1954 in Munich. He studied law at the Universities of Munich and Wuerzburg. In 1984, he started his career at the Traffic Motorway Directorate of Southern Bavaria in Munich. From 1985 till 1992, he was working at the Administrative District Office of Aschaffenburg. At first, he was head of the department on Public Safety and Security. Afterwards, he was leading the department on Administrative Construction Law. Starting in 1992 until 1995 he was the executive secretary of a private media company. From 1995 until 1997 he was head of the department with regard to Infrastructure Planning and Developing.

In 1997 he was appointed as a judge with the Administrative Court in Ansbach. For seven years, he was the press spokesmen and he stayed with the court until 2010. During this time, he obtained a master’s degree with regard to Mediation at the University of Hagen.

In 2011, Thomas Kranig was appointed as the President of the Bavarian State Authority on Data Protection for the Private Sector.

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Will Smart

Will Smart is Chief Information Officer (CIO) Health and Care in England. A joint appointment between NHS England and NHS Improvement, Will is responsible for providing strategic leadership across the whole of the NHS to ensure that the opportunities that digital technologies offer are fully exploited to improve the experience of patients and carers in their interactions with health and social care; the outcomes for patients; and improved efficiencies in how care is delivered.

Prior to taking up this role, Will was Chief Information Officer at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust for six years and. He first worked in the NHS in Wales and Northern Ireland during his placement year from university, before taking up an analytics role at St. Mary’s NHS Trust in London on graduation.

In addition to senior roles in the NHS, Will has worked as a management consultant with major assignments focusing on IT strategy, service transformation, major IT service and contract reviews and outsourcing.

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Reinhard Posch

Reinhard Posch is member of the Working group on Security of payment systems with chip cards of the Austrian National Bank. He worked with the OECD group of experts on cryptography in preparing the OECD guidelines for cryptographic policies. At the national level he consulted the Federal Chancellery, the Ministry of the Interior and other public institutions on matters of security and cryptography.

He participated in the negotiations for the “Directive on a common framework for electronic signatures” of the European Union. He is also participating in the Working Party on the authenticity of legal data and electronic signature in the justice sector of the Council of Europe.

Within the i2010 framework Reinhard Posch participated in the eGovernment subgroup taking the lead in Identities and interoperability of electronic documents. Prof. Dr. Posch acts as the Austrian member of the ENISA Management Board. At the 10th meeting on 23rd of March 2007 he got elected Chairmen of the management board. He was appointed coordinator for the electronic citizen card, a signature based smart card, by the Austrian government. As Chief Information Officer he is heading the platform “Digital Austria”, the coordination body for ICT in public administration and E-Government in Austria .

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Pascal Hetzscholdt

Pascal is the Director of Content Protection for Europe and Africa, to the global content protection team of 21st Century Fox. Pascal supports anti-piracy and enforcement efforts for Fox Networks Group operations throughout Europe and Africa. Pascal is no stranger to the entertainment industry though, having previously worked for Warner Brothers, NBC Universal, Mark Monitor and the MPAA. Most recently he served as a Principal Consultant at Cartesian, a consulting firm focused on global telecom, media, and technology industries, where he worked on a variety of topics related to anti piracy strategies, investigations, and enforcement.

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Muyiwa Olufon

Muyiwa is an ex Big 4 Manager, Oxford University postgraduate student and fellow of the British computer society. He currently heads the Global Information Security Operations at Adidas. He has previously worked and consulted in the financial services, telecommunications and banking sectors solving problems for some of the World’s biggest organisations. He an Ethical Hacker and Information Assurance expert and has performed security assessments, designed threat models and deployed complex solutions, for over 50 organisations listed on the leading stock exchange markets.

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Jeremy Lilley

Jeremy is policy manager – GDPR at techUK, responsible for techUK’s work on Data Protection policy, including the incoming General Data Protection Regulation, ePrivacy and International Data Transfers. He also leads techUK’s Intellectual Property and Copyright work, including the Intellectual Property Policy Group, as well as being involved in techUK’s policy work on Brexit and online platforms, amongst other tech policy areas.

Jeremy originally joined techUK in January 2016 as Programme Manager for Cloud, Big Data, Analytics and AI, helping to drive techUK’s work across those programmes.

Prior to joining techUK, Jeremy worked in the House of Commons for a number of years running a Member of Parliament’s office, undertaking all research and campaign functions. He holds a BA (Hons) degree in Politics from the University of York and an MSc in Public Policy from University College London.

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