Speakers

Jessica Barker
World expert on aspects of cyber security

Jessica Barker is a leader in the human nature of cyber security. In 2017, she was named one of the top 20 women of influence in cyber security in the UK and was the winner of the TechWomen50 Awards.

Jessica is the Co-Founder and co-CEO of the cybersecurity consultancy Cygenta, where she specialises in socio-technical security.

Barker’s work surrounds the psychology and sociology of cyber security, particularly regarding cyber security threats, social engineering, how to effectively communicate cyber security messages, the psychology of fear and cyber security, and the language of cyber security. Her specialisms span cyber security awareness, behaviour and culture.

Barker is passionate about encouraging young people to become more engaged with cyber security, working with TeenTech and the UK’s Cyber Security Challenge.

Jessica Barker

Senior Representative NCSC
The NCSC was set up to help protect our critical services from cyber attacks, manage major incidents, and improve the underlying security of the UK Internet through technological improvement and advice to citizens and organisations. Our vision is to help make the UK the safest place to live and work online

National Cyber Security Centre

Diana Moldovan
UKI Cyber Operations Lead, Aviva

Diana has seven years of experience in incident response and security operations. As the UKI Cyber Operations Lead for Aviva, she leads vulnerability management and incident response/threat hunting teams. Previously, Diana worked for Deloitte, UK where she was a manager in the Cyber Incident Response team. During her 1.5 years at Deloitte, she collaborated with several blue-chip clients working on multiple areas of security including incident response, memory forensic analysis, threat intelligence, vulnerability management and attack detection.

Diana Moldovan

Greg Davis
Partner IBM Security

Greg is responsible for the Security consulting and systems integration business for IBM UK and Ireland

Over the last few years Greg has engaged and worked with a wide set of cyber security industry players with the focused intent of delivering value to clients who are faced with modern day security challenges.

Before re-joining IBM in December 2013 he spent 5 years with BAE Systems Implied Intelligence developing their Cyber Security capability. He was primarily responsible for new business, security portfolio and oversight of numerous security delivery programmes including the summer 2012 Olympics

Greg Davis

Paul Jenkinson
Head of Cyber Security & Architecture at UK Power Networks

Paul Jenkinson

Scott Mcavoy
Cloud Security Competency Lead

I am an information security professional with over 20 years of experience leading teams in technical environments, across highly regulated industries and delivering complex solutions.

Historically I have designed, built and supported integrated security solutions on-premise or in data centres and have transformed this experience and my skills to apply to the Cloud.  I have a broad understanding across all security domains and specialise in applying this agnostically to Public Cloud and DevOps environments.  Having supported production workloads for UK Government on AWS from 2010 onwards I have seen the public cloud emerge and mature.  Initially I supported clients to understand the cloud landscape technically and influence decision makers and accreditors to gain approval to transform and modernise workloads, whilst maintaining necessarily high levels of security.  Now my team and I design and delivery solutions across all Cloud Service Providers and industries with a recent focus on enterprise level Financial Services.

Scott Mcavoy

Daniel Jeffery
Head of Innovation and Delivery: NHS Digital

Dan Jeffery is responsible for leading the design, sourcing and delivery of the Digital Security Centre’s programme portfolio.

Daniel Jeffery

Craig Roberts
European Solutions Architect, IBM Security

Craig Roberts is the European Solution Architect at IBM Security, Resilient, working with customers across the region and assisting them in developing their Incident Response strategies. Craig has spent 7 years in the security industry helping customers to build world class Security Operations Centres (SOC), with particular expertise in Financial Services and Government sectors. Craig currently works on security automation and orchestration - driving incident triage, evaluation and remediation using smart automation techniques. Craig holds patents in the area of blockchain and security.

Craig Roberts

Mike Spradbery
Technical Leader, IBM Security UK and Ireland

Mike manages a diverse team of technical specialists who work with clients across all industries. During the past 20 years, Mike has worked with security, mobile, social and web experience technologies in a variety of business leadership, sales and technical roles.

Mike Spradbery

Mary O'Brien
General Manager, IBM Security

Mary leads a global team focused on delivering the  extensive IBM security product and services portfolio. She is a strategic partner to many CEOs, CISOs and CIOs on cybersecurity, AI and IT strategy. Before taking over as head of IBM Security, O’Brien led research and development for the division. A lifelong engineer, O’Brien has more than 30 years of industry experience developed through tenures in the UK, US and Ireland.

Mary O'Brien

Rob Sedman
Director, IBM Security Business

Rob leads the Security team to deliver end-to-end security solutions and services to clients. He is responsible for profit and loss, strategy, sales, delivery and commercials for UK and Ireland.  Rob has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry across all sectors, with solid experience in large transformation services deals and leading a number of sales and consulting areas in IBM Global Technology Services.

Rob Sedman

Flick March
IBM Cyber Resilience SME

Felicity has spent her life immersed in technology and is passionate about ensuring companies build Resilience right into the core of their strategy and architecture. She understands the importance of Transformation into the Digital World as well as the risks of not having services available. 

Felicity started her career as a hacker, and has worked for technology giants for over 25 years, in that time she has worked and advised Companies, Governments and Standards bodies on the emerging IT trends and ensuring integrity and sustainability is baked into the heart of IT.

Felicity has a wealth of expertise and experience throughout her career and her insights and perspective are refreshing. She also is an advocate of driving STEM skills in to the younger generation and is an active mentor and coach to the next generation of technologists. 

Felicity lives in Winchester with her family, three dogs and not enough motorbikes. 

Flick March