Enterprise Security & Risk Management

11 October 2017

Conrad Dubai (United Arab Emirates)



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Previous Speakers

Robert Garskamp

Entrepreneur, Advisor on Digital Identity Matters and Founder, IDnextplatform

With the enormous speed of technological digitalisation transformation nowadays, Robert believes that it will influence, constitute and shape our society where you are able to control your identity on attribute level within a secure and privacy-regulated basis.

As an expert for 10+ years, Robert strives to share his knowledge and experience regarding several topics about digital Identity, security, privacy, mobility, risk management and compliance with various of organisations in different type of sectors. He also advises and consults various organisations (in public and private sector) related to digital identity.

Robert is founder of the IDnext platform, a pan-European open and independent platform to support and facilitate innovative approaches in the world of the digital identity, creating awareness about digital identity, providing a knowledge and networking platform for experts in IT, Business and Marketers as a European centre of expertise.

Dane Warren

Global Head of IT Security (CISO), Intertek

Dane is currently the Global head of IT Security (CISO) at Intertek. Dane also spent several years as a Director of IT Security at Zurich Insurance Company, in charge of business information security for a number of APAC, European and Middle Eastern countries. His earlier roles include Head of Information Risk and Security at Virgin Mobile (Australia), and CSO – Financial Services (APAC) at EDS. Dane has over 15 years of experience in IT Security, and holds a Master in Business IT Management from the University of Technology Sydney and several security certifications and accreditations.

Barbara Peruskovic

Independent Data Architect

Barbara Peruskovic has been working for almost 20 years in the field of information architecture. As senior data architect, advisor and coach, she guides organizations to form their own solutions, visions and teams while facing data challenges. With years of hands-on experience with different tools, techniques and organization models, she learned to favour the approach of practical wisdom. Meaning that one can learn the principles of action, but applying them in the real world, in situations one could not have foreseen, requires experience of doing. She has helped many multinationals and governmental organizations gaining such experience.

Her field of specialization is the design and implementation of data platforms that meet highest privacy and security standards.

Michel de Goede

Enterprise Architect, Alliander

Michel de Goede has been in general and IT consulting for over 30 years and has built a serious track record of advising, transforming, reorganizing or automating organizations. Michel has been a Strategy Consultant / Enterprise Architect with Alliander for about 7 years covering topics from IT to Risk and Security and from Startups to Valuation or Post Merger Integration. Alliander, the number one Dutch Grid Operator, is a leader in new developments such as smart grids, electric vehicles, smart metering, internet of things, mobile, consumerization, renewables and hence has launched various new business initiatives whereas operations should still be as cost effective and efficient as possible. The crossroads between traditional grid operations and new business ventures make Alliander a very exciting place to work. Michel holds an international MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management.

Yogesh Agarwal

Information Risk Management Consultant, Sony Europe Ltd.

Yogesh is an Information Assurance professional with more than 14 years of experience in Security Project Management, Risk Management, Security Architecture and Security Operations. He is a founding director of RightCue Consulting that provides niche consulting services in the field of business and IT risk management. In his 6 years long association with Sony as an Independent Security Consultant, he has successfully managed and delivered multiple projects on Data Privacy, Cyber Security, Forensics and Information Governance.

Yogesh is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and CCSK (Certificate in Cloud Security Knowledge).

Erik Maranus

Enterprise Architect and Information Security Officer, DELTA N.V.

As an Information Security Officer at DELTA N.V, Erik is predominantly working in the area of IT risk management and security awareness. His risk management approach is based on processes and data so business owners can easily recognize and value risks.

Security awareness is Erik’s favorite topic. He has finished a study on a methodology to setup an awareness program where he worked with behavioral science- and communication specialists.

Erik is CISM certified and has 20 years’ of experience in Energy trading and Retail and Internet Service provider companies working as an Information Security Officer and Enterprise Architect.

Armin Reif

Head of Confidentiality and Information Security, Europol

Armin started his career at Federal Criminal Police Office level in one of the EU Member States in the computer crime division as an IT forensic team leader. Later he joined Europol as Senior IT Project Manager and was given the opportunity to eventually take a new position within the security unit leading the confidentiality and information security section.

Niran Seriki

Senior Cyber Security Consultant, EU Institutions Chief Information Security Officer – SISC Ltd UK

Niran Seriki is an experienced Senior Cyber Security Consultant and a Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO) with expertise in Cyber Security as well as dealing with Senior Board Level Management on Enterprise Security Strategy & Programs, identifying, developing, implementing and maintaining cyber security-related processes to reduce the organization’s operational and cyber risks.

He has over 25 years’ international, technical and management experience, planning and running global security projects, with specific passionate interests in Global Threat Intelligence Management, Vulnerability Management, Compliance and Risk Management.

He is quite passionate about Cyber Security and making Security work without jeopardising Business progress and achievement in organisations. He currently consults for the European Institutions and the private sector.

Kaj Paananen

Information Risk Manager, Wärtsilä

The risk and security management disciplines have developed radically within the last 15 years. Like you, Kaj has seen the rise of standards and regulations relating to security and risk management. The other prevalent trend has been internal organisational transformation (e.g. organisation structures, targets and business models).

Kaj is the Information Risk Manager for Wärtsilä Corporation where he combines the risk management practises to the identification and protection of critical business data and systems. Kaj has 20+ years of experience from different businesses and from international and domestic organisations. He has worked with NYSE listed companies (Citi, IBM, JCI) and with local market leaders (Tapiola-Group, S-Bank ltd). In these positions he has seen and worked with different kinds of organisations and environments.

Kaj has been an active speaker in different training programs and seminars. He has also been a member in many security guideline and standard related work groups. His mission is to develop such risk management practices and processes so that they match the organisational governance and management model

Markus Ekbäck

Chief Information Security Officer, Karolinska University Hospital

Markus Ekbäck is an information security expert with over 20 years’ experience ranging from the banking sector, to private and central government authorities responsible for information security governance. Previously, he spent several years with the Swedish Migration Board, the Swedish Security Service and the Swedish National Dept. Office. For the past three years he has worked as CISO at the Karolinska University hospital in Stockholm. His areas of expertise include signals security, national security, general security management as well as continuity management, compliance management and information security education.

Markus is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and Information Security Management Professional (ISMP)

Rieks Joosten

Senior Researcher, Information Security, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)

Rieks is a senior scientist at TNO, working in the areas of governance/risk management and the specification of business processes and supporting IT. At the side, he is also member of the board of governors of an organization for primary education.

All his life, Rieks has had an interest in exploring ‘other ways’ to make and do things. Landmarks along this way include his writing with fellow students of the operating system and development tools for the world’s first hand held computers for Matsushita around 1980, and the architecture and algorithms for the PCC-ISES (the worlds fasted asymmetric crypto chip of the late eighties). After joining KPN Research in 1999 (which became part of TNO in 2006), Rieks interest shifted to bridge the gap between the business and IT (technology).

Currently, together with some colleagues, Rieks is developing new paradigms for serving the business with IT in the new world where small organisations nibble away at larger ones, business relations become more and more ephemeral and ad hoc. The latest results include a method for doing networked risk management (2010), for designing knowledge-intensive processes that do away with work-flows (2013), and operationalizing ideas about universal economic transactions (2015).

Job rotation within Unisource (which later became AUCS, Infonet and then BT Infonet) has led to managing projects of delivering messaging and directory related services. In the last ten years and in his position as Managing Director of IDentity Next, he has been able to extend his knowledge and experience by managing and delivering digital identity, security, risk management and compliance projects/programmes in a variety of sectors like government, education, financial and telco. Robert is also board member of EEMA since 2004.

Chris Rivinus

Head of IT Finance, Tullow Oil

Chris has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology, Innovation Management and Project Management working across the civil engineering and energy sectors. He holds degrees in Cultural Anthropology, Business Administration and International Business Transactions as well as certifications in Industrial Control System Security Management. His articles on information management and business strategy have been published in research forums, textbooks and mainstream business publications including CIO Magazine, Business Information Review and Knowledge Management Review.

Sam Lee

Head of Operational Risk, EMEA at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Sam Lee is Head of Operational Risk, EMEA for SMBC. He has previously been head of operational risk at RBS, Barclays Wealth and Credit Suisse Private Banking and has ridden a number of the industry’s challenges. Sam started his career training as a chartered accountant and left the profession immediately after qualifying and entered the world of investment banking as an internal auditor before moving to operational risk and initially setting up the operational risk framework and department for CSPB – He has stayed with Operational Risk ever since and has been focused on the embedding and transformational aspects of Operational Risk.

Andy Boura

Senior Information Security Architect, Thomson Reuters

Andy Boura has a passion for technology, science, and business. He brings technical depth of knowledge together with broad development process, business, and management experience. This allows him to take a holistic strategic view of technology, information security, and risk management. He advises on enterprise and technical security architecture of internally developed and third-party applications; and contributes to technical strategy, policies, and standards.

Thomson Reuters has over 50,000 employees in over 100 countries and is trusted by many of the biggest organisations in the world to provide business critical services and deliver accurate and timely information to professionals. As such, information security is critical in almost everything Thomson Reuters does.

Randi Roisli

IT Technical Security Lead, Shell International

An information risk management professional with 20 years’ of experience from the oil and gas industry, Randi was born in The Netherlands, gained engineering degrees in the UK and USA before embarking on an IT security career. Over the years, her roles and responsibilities have spanned technical security to governance and assurance, and she is currently working in the Joint Venture IT area. 

David Wood

Information Security Manager, Kennedys

David Wood has over 14 years’ experience in information security, from access control with Halifax Card Services, to non-compliance management with Lloyds Banking Group. He has worked for Kennedys for over 3 years, overseeing the ISO 27001 certification programme, and general Information Security management.

David Robinson MBE

Head of Global IT Security, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

David Robinson MBE is the Head of Global IT Security for Herbert Smith Freehills, one of the world’s leading law firms, who advise many of the biggest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe.  David leads the delivery and strategy for IT security services across the firm in a flexible and responsive approach to the business.  He has a wealth of experience gained from 22 years as a communications and electronics engineer with the RAF where he worked in numerous sectors including aircraft simulation, Radar, data handling & processing networks, training, procurement and information security; his military career was followed by a little over 13 years in senior security roles in the private sector with both C&W and Fujitsu where latterly he held various posts including company CSO.

Jonathan Gill

Chief Information Officer, Watchfinder & Co.

Jonathan Gill has spent the last twenty years working in the IT sector, specialising in complex IT systems for the education, health, engineering, accountancy and retail industries. His experience with web front-end systems dates back to 1999, but his core focus is on developing bespoke information management systems. His most recent work has been for Watchfinder & Co., a Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track Hot 100 ‘Ones to Watch’ company, building the company’s entire IT infrastructure to support rapid growth and maintain a stock roster of well over 4,000 high-value luxury items across multiple locations whilst catering to 1 million website visitors each month.