Rowenna Fielding joined Protecture in early 2017 as an experienced data protection practitioner with almost a decade of experience advising voluntary and commercial organisations. Formerly a specialist in information security management, Rowenna obtained the ISEB Certificate in Data Protection in 2011 and has since then been focused on the practical implementation of data protection law and good practice.
As a data protection enthusiast, Rowenna is also Digital Officer for the National Association of Data Protection and Freedom of Information Officers, and an active member of the Information and Records Management Society. In 2018, she was awarded the “Captain Compliance” trophy by the ‘Security Serious’ industry awards for her work in bringing data protection to life through blogging and public speaking, and was a nominee for the IRMS’s ‘Information Governance Professional of the Year’ both in 2017 and 2018. Both in her professional capacity and her more irreverent ‘Miss IG Geek’ online persona, Rowenna’s articles, interviews and presentations have been prominent in the data protection landscape for several years.
Sudeep Venkatesh is a noted expert on data protection, bringing two decades of industry and technology experience in this area. At Egress, Sudeep works as Chief Product Officer with responsibility for product strategy, product management and the delivery of pre and post-sales technical services to customers. Prior to this, he was the Global Head of Pre-sales for the Data Security division of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), leading a global team of Sales Engineers. Sudeep joined HPE through its acquisition of Voltage Security, where he was part of the executive team.
Barry is a cyber security advisor and CISO , having spent the last 25 years in information security. His leading-edge work across the globe makes him a regular keynote speaker, researcher, consultant and mentor.
Barry has advised numerous companies and organizations and sits on several advisory boards. He was an industry adviser on the Cyber Essentials scheme, a business stakeholder for the Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC), and advised the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) on big data ethics and privacy. He has devised his own form of Bayesian analysis for incident and crisis management, created “poison apple” defensive cyber security payloads, and generally tries to make the impossible possible.
Articles and publications include ‘Social engineering via social media”, ‘”The loss of privacy” and “The Internet of Things’. When trying not to make peoples’ heads explode, he is currently writing and researching two forthcoming books on Martini cocktails and on cyber security. The first book seems a lot more fun….
Dr. Erik O. Wennerström is a lawyer, legal scholar, civil servant and former diplomat from Sweden. He holds a LL.M. and a LL.D. from Uppsala University. He joined the Swedish Foreign Service in 1990, and in 1996 the European Commission as an official in the area of Justice and Home Affairs. In 2000, he returned to Stockholm to work with EU-affairs at the Ministry of Justice. In 2007, Wennerström was appointed Principal Legal Adviser with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, a position he held until 2012 when he was appointed Director-General and head of the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention, a government agency for judicial statistics and analysis, a position he currently holds.
Zoë Rose is a highly regarded hands-on cyber security specialist, who helps her clients better identify and manage their vulnerabilities and embed effective cyber resilience across their organisation. Whilst retaining deep technical expertise, Zoë has developed extensive experience in designing and executing cyber security awareness programmes focused on helping people become more aware of cyber threats. Zoë is a Cisco Champion and certified Splunk Architect, who frequently speaks at conferences and is quoted in the media, and most recently featured in Vogue Magazine.
As a member of Sopra Steria UK’s Digital Board, Alex is committed to helping create digital services that have security and privacy built into their design.
As the Sr. Engineering Manager of Cyber Protection, Will leads the cybersecurity strategy for Tyco security solutions. He has a passion for helping integrators and end users solve the cybersecurity challenges of physical security systems. Over the past several years Will has worked with the products teams within Tyco to perform security assessments, conduct training, perform penetration testing, and develop product features and roadmaps to enhance the security capabilities of the products. Will has spoken at multiple physical security and IT security conferences on topics ranging from secure installation to regulatory standards to incident response. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Eastern Nazarene College and has multiple security certifications.