Past President, ISACA London Chapter
Sarb Sembhi is a Chief Technology Officer & Chief Information Security Officer of a media company. He has been the Chair of the ISACA GRA Committee and a member of ISACA Relations Board. Sarb began his career in the public sector as a Project Manager, and has more than 30 years of project management and consultancy experience.
He has gained this experience providing services to companies including BBC, Travis Perkins, BP, Network Rail. Sarb is a regular speaker at Information Security Conferences around the world, including the CxO Dialogue, Gartner Summits, InfoSec Europe, RSA Europe, HITB, BCS, ISACA, IPSec, IFSEC, Security Directors Forum.
He is also member of the Defence and Security Committee at the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and a member of the Cyber Security Working Group at the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Infosecurity Magazine Editorial Board, The Institute of Engineering and Technology, The Institute of Risk Management, The Chartered Insurance Institute, and was individual member of the Parliamentary IT Committee.
Executive Director, Kantara Initiative
Colin is the Executive Director of the Kantara Initiative Inc, the globally acknowledged thought leader and emerging practice resource center for federated digital identity, access and consent-based information sharing. Colin’s combined public and private sector background in online identity and privacy builds on 15 years of contribution to international standards and consortia. Alongside his contracts with Kantara and his previous employer, Colin maintains leadership positions in the US Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG), OECD Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) and ISO SC27 Security Techniques on topics around Information Security, Privacy and Trusted Identity.
IAM Consultant, Public Sector (Healthcare)
Marek Zakrzewski is an Information Security Consultant with over 20 years NHS experience in various aspects of information technology from hands-on IT ‘engineering’ to managing IT departments.
After one of too many restructurings and reorganisations he decided to take more direct approach to information security and set up IGS (Information Governance Services) to promote sensible and yet standard compliant approach to this fast changing field.
Security Consultant and IAM Specialist
Yousef began his career as a OO Designer and Java Developer back in 1998 shifting to a security focus in 2000 with the new JAAS API and Java 2 Security API. From 2004 he was working on various compliance projects for AML and KYC and then in 2005 became a pre-sales consultant with Thor Technologies Xellerate IAM product (later purchased by Oracle to become OIM). Since then, he’s worked in multiple projects with a security focus of Application Security, IAM, Enterprise Security, Cryptography and Compliance, as an Architect or Consultant. He’s Certified Information Security Professional (2007), Certified Cloud Security Professional, Certified Ethical Hacker and TOGAF certified Enterprise Architect.
Chairman and President, The Open Identity Exchange (OIX)
Don is President and Chairman of the Open Identity Exchange (OIX) a non-profit, technology agnostic, global organization of public and private sector leaders. OIX tests new operational and governance models for business, technical and legal interoperability. Don is the Chairman of OIX UK, a public-private partnership for pilot testing permissible use policies in the UK identity ecosystem.
Don co-chairs the OASIS Electronic Identity Credential Trust Elevation Methods Technical Committee as Executive Director of the OpenID Foundation, a standards development organization. At OpenID Foundation, Don leads the development and global adoption of open identity standards such as OpenID Connect. Don Tweets @4Thibeau and blogs at donthibeau.com
Information Security Access Programs and Governance Manager, Citibank Europe PLC
Joanna has extensive knowledge in the Information Security field. She has specialized in the domain of Identity and Access Management for the last 10+ years. Joanna has over 20 years of operations, technology and management experience with specific emphasis on compliance, risk management, solutions development and program management.
Since joining Citi in 1996 Joanna has served in multiple technology managerial roles, being responsible for software development, project management and operational activities. Joanna managed risk management area as a formal Business Information Security Officer and Compliance Officer in Regional Data Center. Between 2005-2007 Joanna managed two Regional projects related to access management standardization and improvement for Distributed system like Unix, Wintel, SQL and Oracle databases. In 2007 Joanna joined Global ID management team and took on a global function responsible for Provisioning Automation and tools development. Since 2010 Joanna is managing Global Programs related to ID Management including the centralization of access and compliance checks.
Joanna graduated from the IT program at the Department of Technical Physics and Applied Mathematics at Warsaw University of Technology (Master of Science degree). She holds a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certificate.
CEO, Twobo Technologies
Travis has worked extensively with organizations in various industries in both the US, Europe, and elsewhere who are adopting cloud and mobile computing. His broad market exposure coupled with a background in application development allows him to help organizations with low-level technical issues as well high-level questions. His deep knowledge of established standards like SAML, WS-* and XACML coupled with emerging ones like REST, SCIM, OpenID and OAuth provides him with a unique and cutting edge perspective on digital identity and access management.
President, Information Systems Security Association – UK Chapter (ISSA-UK)
Gabe Chomic is a technologist at heart who has been tinkering with things from an early age. He currently leads the information security and architecture efforts at a large national charity and also serves as President of the ISSA-UK Chapter. In various past lives, he has performed in-depth security engineering in heavy industry & SCADA environments, analysed international business and security processes in fourteen countries, and dabbled in government IT. His current passions involve the economic drivers behind insecurity, the cascading effects of small business failure, and the changing perception of information security in the public eye.
Consultant Platform Architect, British Gas
Karthik Selvaraj is a seasoned technologist has spent last 15 years in creating new business values through technology adoption.
In his current role, leads a technical team responsible for delivering next generation platforms at British Gas related to Identity and API Management, Security Integration and mobility solutions.
Karthik is passionate about building world class, secure and scalable solutions in Cloud.
Managing Director, ProofID
A seasoned identity management veteran, Tom has been involved in all aspects of delivering identity management solutions for over ten years. As Chief Technology Officer at Salford Software Ltd, a specialist provider of identity management solutions to universities, Tom gained a deep understanding of what makes the Higher Education sector tick. Now, as Managing Director of ProofID, Tom is focused on helping ProofID’s customers unlock the benefits of next-generation identity management.
Chairman and President, The Open Identity Exchange (OIX)
Don is President and Chairman of the Open Identity Exchange (OIX) a non-profit organization of leaders from competing sectors, including enterprise, data services, telecommunications, consulting services, SaaS, banking, retail and government. OIX has become a global center of excellence for the identity trust layer of online transactions serving as a test bed for business, legal and governance policies in the emerging identity ecosystem.
Don is also the Executive Director of the OpenID Foundation, where he directs a standards development process for Internet identity. The foundation’s membership is comprised of leaders from key industry organizations that collaborate on the development, adoption and deployment of open identity standards. He blogs at donthibeau.com
Chief Executive Officer, Brainwave
Cyril is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Brainwave. Under Cyril’s leadership, Brainwave has grown from a collection of unique and innovative ideas into a market recognized leader in the identity analytics & intelligence software market.
Cyril drives the overall vision and strategy for Brainwave, which is re-enforced by his passion for building performing teams, creating an innovative work environment, and focusing continuously on the customer’s pains and needs.
Before Brainwave, Cyril held management and consulting positions at Oracle, BT Global Services and Cap Gemini. Cyril is a popular speaker at IT Security events and contributor to IAM groups and blogs. He holds degrees from Chimie Paris Tech and Imperial College of London.
Identity and Access Solutions Strategist, Micro Focus | NetIQ
After a 10-year career as a US Naval Officer, Travis started in IT as a Data Center Manager for a hosting company. In early 2002, Travis joined a Managed Service Provider as the leader of the service level and continuous improvement team, converting customer feedback into service improvements. Today, Travis conducts research with NetIQ customers, industry analysts, and partners to understand current Identity and Access Management challenges, with a focus on provisioning, governance and user activity monitoring solutions.
Travis is a regular columnist for Security Week Magazine and has been a speaker at Interop, RSA, itSMF and Gartner events among dozens of others. Travis is Expert Certified in ITIL and holds a BS in Computer Science from the US Naval Academy.