Speakers & Panelists

NICOLAS PETIT

NICOLAS PETIT

Professor of Law

University of Liege and Liege Competition & Innovation Institute ("LCII")

Nicolas is Professor at the Law School of the University of Liege (ULg) Belgium, and Visiting Professor at EDHEC Business School, France. He is the co-director of the (LCII) and the director of the LL.M. programme in EU Competition and Intellectual Property Law. He seats as a part time advisor in the Belgian competition authority. He was formerly an associate with a leading US law firm in Brussels and he also served as a Clerk at the Commercial Chamber of the French Supreme Court.

Nicolas Petit is the co-author of EU Competition Law and Economics (Oxford University Press, 2012) and the author of Droit européen de la concurrence (Domat Montchrestien, 2013), a monograph which was awarded the prize for the best law book of the year at the Constitutionnal Court in France. In 2005 he was a member of Harvard Law School’s Visiting Researchers Programme.


KARL HENNESSEE

KARL HENNESSEE

SVP Litigation & Investigations

Airbus Group

Karl Hennessee re-joined Airbus in 2016 as SVP Litigation & Investigations, where he leads the Group’s global activities in these areas.  He also serves as Chairman of the Governing Body of the ICC Court of International Arbitration. Prior to re-joining Airbus, Mr Hennessee was VP Public Law & Technology of Halliburton (2013-2016), VP of Litigation & Regulatory Affairs at Airbus SAS in Toulouse, France and a lecturer at the Toulouse Business School in law and public policy.

He has previously practiced law in Germany and in the United States on behalf of institutions including the German government’s Federal Cartel Office; DaimlerChrysler; White & Case, Feddersen and Vinson & Elkins. Educated at the University of Göttingen, Germany, the London School of Economics and SMU Law School, he holds degrees in history, economics and law.  He is a member of the Leadership of the ABA Antitrust Section as well as a Fellow of the Robert Bosch Foundation and Phi Beta Kappa. Mr Hennessee is the winner of the ILO Award for Litigation “Individual of the Year” for 2009. He has published over sixty articles on various legal subjects and is currently a doctoral candidate in international comparative law.


MICHÈLE CONINSX

MICHÈLE CONINSX

President

Eurojust

Michèle has been the President of Eurojust since May 2012, after having served as Vice-President for five years. In addition, Michèle is National Member for Belgium at Eurojust and Chair of Eurojust’s Counter-Terrorism Team. Ms Coninsx is a Federal Prosecutor (Magistrat Fédéral) with more than 25 years of experience. She served for nine years as an expert in aviation security for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Before joining Eurojust, she was a National Prosecutor in Belgium dealing with terrorism and organised crime at country-wide level.


KARYN HARTY

KARYN HARTY

Partner

McCann FitzGerald

Karyn is a partner at McCann FitzGerald, specialising in complex commercial litigation, investigations and asset recovery. She leads McCann FitzGerald’s Data Investigation Group, which uses best in class technology to manage document review and analysis for large projects. Karyn led the first Irish application for court approval for the use of technology assisted review for inter party discovery and is experienced the use of predictive coding and analytics for investigations and litigation.

She is the author of the chapter on Discovery in the Law Society of Ireland’s Civil Litigation Manual and is a frequent commentator and speaker on e-discovery and strategic document management.


EDWARD SPENCER

EDWARD SPENCER

Associate

Taylor Wessing LLP

Edward is currently an Associate at Taylor Wessing LLP and sits in the Disputes & Investigations group in Taylor Wessing's London office. He advises clients on a wide range of disputes including general commercial, technology, corporate and shareholder disputes and regulatory investigations. His expertise also extends to all forms of alternate dispute resolution including arbitration and mediation.

He has a particular interest in the application of technology in legal proceedings, in particular to reduce costs, and played a pivotal role in securing judicial approval for the use of predictive coding in the English Courts in the Pyrrho Investments case.


EVA ŠKORNIČKOVÁ

EVA ŠKORNIČKOVÁ

Independent Law and Technology Advisor

Eva is a lawyer who specializes in cybersecurity and data protection law. She helps businesses to protect their information and counsels clients on a wide variety of matters related to cybersecurity, technology law, trademarks, patents, copyright, data protection and information law. Her ideal role is to serve as an outside member of a company’s team to proactively prepare for and minimize its risks of doing business in the digital environment of today’s modern business world.

Alongside legal work, she assists organizations to meet their information and asset protection, privacy & governance business and compliance requirements in a practical and cost effective manner while helping to maximize the value of their information assets. She creates the right security strategy for the business itself and its clients, completes employee training, conducts assessments in physical and cybersecurity, loss prevention, risk mitigation/business continuity and helps clients to select the right solutions. How she does it is by listening to the critical business process owners to understand the business requirements. She then implements a customized business continuity/disaster recovery plan and cost effective technology solutions to mitigate risk and raise shareholder confidence. Prior to providing the advisory and legal services in cybersecurity and data protection area, Eva Skornickova was very successful in her work as the Chief Legal and Compliance Counsel of multinational companies at both local C-level jobs as well as senior roles in global positions.


CÉCILE DE BARSY

CÉCILE DE BARSY

Director Compliance Services

Kurt Salmon Luxembourg

Cécile is an innovative Compliance & Forensic professional who delivers efficient solutions for both financial and industrial players (ex: Banking, Insurance, Telco, Pharma, Transport, Process & Data Mining). Leveraging on 16 years of Big Four experience, her goal is to drive the transformation of organisations towards compliant, safe, and efficient business practices.


LJUBICA PENDAROSKA

LJUBICA PENDAROSKA

President

C3 Initiative (Macedonia)

Ljubica is President of the Cyber Security, Corporate Security, and Crisis Management Initiative in Macedonia. She has more than 10 years of experience in personal data protection as an expert within various EU projects. She is presently Chairperson of the Ethical Committee of the Horizon2020 IECEU project. Ljubica was recently engaged as a Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Law and as Advisor to eminent Law firms, as well as Legal Counsel to the University of Information Science & Technology. Earlier this year, she became a distinguished member of Cyber Security Capital.


WILLIAM DE RIEMAECKER

WILLIAM DE RIEMAECKER

Energy of Counsel

Buyle Legal

William is currently an Associate at Buyle Legal, specialising in energy law (oil, gas and electricity). Based in Brussels, he advises clients on energy infrastructures building and operation as well as on all issues relating to the implementation of the European energy policy. With the emergence of a sustainable and digital economy, William is increasingly dealing with a new energy architecture which is driven by the digital revolution.


PINAR ERDOGAN

PINAR ERDOGAN

Legal Counsel

HEXONET GmbH

Pinar is Chief of the Legal Department of domain service provider HEXONET and Registrar 1API. For approximately 5 years during her undergraduate studies, she gained in-depth experience in the media sector working in the editing department at the Spiegel-Verlag (publishing house). After graduating from the University of Hamburg, she immediately started her legal traineeship. During that time she briefly worked as a Legal Trainee at eBay in Kleinmachnow, Germany. She subsequently completed her Second State Exam, a prerequisite for admission as a lawyer.  

In addition, she obtained a Master’s Degree (LL.M.) in Information Technology and Intellectual Property law at the Leibniz University, Hannover, and Strathclyde University, Glasgow.


VANJA LALIĆ

VANJA LALIĆ

Global Business Development Manager

INsig2

Vanja has recently joined the INsig2 Digital Forensics Department after an international career in the United Kingdom, Turkey, and in the United Arab Emirates. Before joining INsig2, she worked within the ICT sector in Dubai dealing with highly sophisticated registration solutions and data analytics software. Vanja speaks fluent English, intermediate German and basic Spanish and Turkish. She is currently working towards an MBA degree majoring in Technology management.


PAUL KUCERA

PAUL KUCERA

Communications Counsel

OKsystem - Babelnet

Paul has worked as a communication consultant in the corporate, NGO, and public sectors in Central and Eastern Europe for 25 years. Whilst his roots are from an era when B2B and B2C communication was an analog affair, he has closely watched the rise of the digital era and stewards companies and institutions in their reaching out to stakeholders via an increasingly larger number of channels which pose a significant hazard to data security with corresponding legal implications. Currently he works with OKsystem and its Babelnet secure communication platform.


ADI ELLIOTT

ADI ELLIOTT

VP of Market Planning

Epiq Systems

Adi leads the definition and communication of Epiq’s global eDiscovery strategy. He joined Epiq via the acquisition of Iris Data Services where he led the product management and marketing teams. Prior to Iris, Adi led kCura’s marketing and enterprise teams, guiding the creation and definition of the Relativity brand, as well as overseeing Relativity’s growth with law firms, corporations, and government agencies. Before joining kCura, he held a variety of product and marketing positions in the U.S. and Israel.

Adi has been a speaker on the topics of the business of eDiscovery, technology assisted review, and hiring and training top talent. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago.


KOEN HERMANS

KOEN HERMANS

Public Prosecutor

Eurojust

Koen is a Dutch public prosecutor, working for the EU agency Eurojust. At Eurojust, he has been involved in the judicial coordination of various cases, i.e. Operation Blackshades,  Operation Onymous / SilkRoad 2.0 and Operation EMMA. He started his career in 1999 at the legal aid office in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, where he provided pro bono legal assistance and specialized in prison and migration law. Before starting his judge / public prosecutor traineeship at the Regional Court of Zwolle, he worked for several years as a senior lawyer at the Migration Chamber of the Court in Arnhem.

In 2007, he began working as a prosecutor in Arnhem, dealing with a variety of cases (i.e. murder, homicide, armed robberies, drug trafficking) with a special focus on Cybercrime. Mr Hermans also spent one year with the Dutch division of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. He is the Vice Chair of the Eurojust Taskforce on Cybercrime, Member of the Eurojust Counter Terrorism Team, and Eurojust Contact Point for Maritime Piracy.


SAVINA GRUIČIĆ

SAVINA GRUIČIĆ

Digital Forensics Consultant

INsig2

Savina graduated from Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, where she obtained bachelor's and master's degree in Information and Communication Technology, Information Processing profile. She has the CAE certificate (Certificate in Advanced English), and speaks fluent Spanish and limited German and Russian. Savina works in INsig2 as a consultant in digital forensics department where she is primarily responsible for forensic training and client education and also for support during demanding and complicated investigations.

She has excellent knowledge in forensic tools and great experience with consulting in digital forensic investigations.  Currently, Savina is going through the education process in order to complete several professional certifications.


STEVEN WHITAKER

STEVEN WHITAKER

Former Senior Master

After being appointed a Master of the Queen’s Bench Division in 2002 Steven served as the Senior Master of the Senior Courts Queen’s Bench Division from October 2007 to February 2014. He also took on the ancient ceremonial role of the Queen’s Remembrancer. In his role of Senior Master, he was responsible in particular for case management of group and heavy multi-party litigation, and for foreign process. He served as the Central Authority for the Hague Convention and the EU Regulations on service and taking of evidence.

He served as a member of the Civil Procedure Rules Committee from 2002 to 2008, and chaired the working party of that committee which drafted Practice Direction 31B with respect to handling of e-disclosure and the Electronic Documents Questionnaire for use by parties to enhance practical understanding and foster cooperation in the electronic disclosure process. He also chaired the subcommittee that re-wrote the Civil Procedure Rule on service of process and documents. He was also a member of one of the judicial advisory groups advising the Secretary of State on the use of IT in the Civil and Family Courts. He was trained as a mediator by CEDR in 2003. He assisted Lord Justice Rupert Jackson in the development of the electronic disclosure aspects of the April 2013 Jackson Reforms. Senior Master Whitaker authored the seminal e-disclosure decision in Goodale & Ors v The Ministry of Justice & Ors [2009] EWHC B41 (QB) (05 November 2009), the first case in which the draft Electronic Documents Questionnaire was used by parties and expressed the importance of a staged approach toward electronic disclosure to avoid running up unnecessary and disproportionate costs, and explained how this can be done. In 2013 he authored the training materials on edisclosure for English High Court Judges. He was a General Editor of Sweet and Maxwell's "Civil Procedure" (The White Book) and Chief Advisory Editor of LexisNexis' "Atkins Court Forms" until his retirement from the bench. Senior Master Whitaker attended Churchill College Cambridge and the Hon. Society of the Middle Temple (1968-1975). He is a member of, and was a Bencher of, the Middle Temple (2010-2014).From 1975 to 2002 he was a Barrister specialising in landlord and tenant law and professional negligence. From 2002 to 2007 he served as a Master of the Supreme Court Queen’s Bench Division responsible for the specialist list for asbestos litigation. He is an international speaker on e-disclosure and case management of complex claims.


JULIEN DEBUSSCHE

JULIEN DEBUSSCHE

Senior Associate

Bird & Bird

Julien is currently a senior associate at Bird & Bird. Based in Brussels, he specialises in technology and telecommunications, media and intellectual property. He undertakes both advisory work and litigation practices in a wide range of legal areas including copyright, privacy and data protection, e-commerce, e-marketing and IT contracts. Julien is also involved in the management of the legal compliance of EU-funded projects related to cloud computing and big data.


CLÁUDIO LUCENA

CLÁUDIO LUCENA

Professor and Former Dean of The Law Faculty

Paraíba State University, UEPB, Brazil

Cláudio is a Professor and former Dean of the Law Faculty at Paraíba State University, UEPB, in Brazil. He is currently based in Lisbon, Portugal, in the Research Center for the Future of Law, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, as a Researcher for the Portuguese Government Agency Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT). His research interests presently concern law-enforcement automation measures, algorithmic regulation, accountability and governance. He has an LLM in International and European Law from the Institute of European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium.

Bachelor of Laws (UEPB) in Computer Sciences from Campina Grande Federal University (UFCG), Brazil. He is a former Latin American Internet Governance Forum (LACIGF) and South School on Internet Governance (SSIG) Fellow; Accredited observer to the Internet Governance Forum in Geneva, and member of the Octopus Cybercrime Community of Experts of the Council of Europe, of the Portuguese and of the Brazilian Chapters of the Internet Society; Member of the Protection of Privacy in Private International and Procedural Law Committee of the International Law Association; Over 10 years of research and practice with technology-related legal issues, serving as a consultant and an advisor for state governments and agencies, security and police institutions, courts of justice, Brazilian National Council of Justice and Parliament, as well as companies in the private sector, the United Nations Development Programme and the Ecowas International Court, and the European Consumer Centre.


VINCE NEICHO

VINCE NEICHO

Litigation Support Senior Mgr

Allen & Overy LLP

Vince is a recognised expert in e-disclosure and document management. He heads up the Litigation Support team at Allen & Overy, where he has amassed 40 years’ experience. He is actively involved globally in advising clients on their disclosure obligations. He formed part of the Senior Master’s working party that drafted the Practice Direction on e-disclosure that forms part of the Civil Procedure Rules in England and Wales and he assisted Lord Justice Jackson on the disclosure elements of his costs reforms.


SUDAMAN THOPPAN

SUDAMAN THOPPAN

Director, Big Data and Enterprise Data Management

BNP Paribas Fortis

Sudaman is the Director of Big Data Analytics and Enterprise Data Management at BNP Paribas Fortis. He is involved in defining and implementing the data architecture vision of the bank along with rolling out the data management and governance principles to business domains. In addition to a Masters in computer science and an MBA specialising in Global Strategy and Marketing, Sudaman holds a highly specialised degree in business analytics and intelligence. His passion is data and he has played variety of technical, managerial, and leadership roles in the field of data and data usage.

Apart from holding various awards associated to his performance at BNP Paribas Fortis, he is also a published writer and published his poetry book 'Rhetorical Reverberations' in 2009.


TIMOTHY VAN LANGEVELD

TIMOTHY VAN LANGEVELD

Legal Counsel

Aerialtronics

Timothy graduated from the International Institute of Air and Space Law at the University of Leiden. He subesquently followed the basic aviation auditor training from AQS in Frankfurt and is a certified aviation auditor. His background is in Air and Space Law with a specialisation in aviation audits and the legalities concerning drones. Three years ago he started working for Aerialtronics, the largest drone manufacturer for professional drones in the Netherlands. Since then Timothy has been involved in the regulatory issues concerning drones, policy affairs, technical and operational compliance, and public affairs.

Currently He is a board member of the dutch trade association for drones focusing on innovation and public affairs. In addition, he is involved in numerous European activities such as the economic impact drone outlook study beging conducted by SESAR. He is currently carrying out an independent research on the legal implications of the autonomy of drones. Most recently, Tomothy has been contributing to initiatives that establish dedicated drone test locations in the Netherlands and has assisted in the drafting of the safety management system for these locations. He is a guest lecturer at various Dutch academic institutions.


JAN WOUTER KRUYT

JAN WOUTER KRUYT

Head of R&D

Aerialtronics

Jan is VP of Strategic Partnerships at Aerialtronics, a Dutch manufacturer of commercial drone systems. Aerialtronics provides technical solutions to emergency services as well as industrial inspection. Jan works with partner companies such as IBM, NOKIA, and NVIDIA to define the products required by professional drone users in several emerging markets. These products include the flagship Altura Zenith multirotor drone, as well as the software tools required to process the acquired data.

He holds an MSc Aerospace from Delft University of Technology and worked as a researcher at Harvard University and Stanford University before joining Aerialtronics.


ADAM STOGDALE

ADAM STOGDALE

Manager, Computer Forensic Team

Deloitte

Adam is a manager for our Computer Forensic team within AFT in Duesseldorf. He has 7 years of experience in digital forensics, working exclusively for UK law enforcement prior to joining Deloitte. During that time, he gained work experience across several units within digital forensics, including video forensics, mobile device forensics, and computer forensics, providing technical assistance and advice prior to court proceedings, working for the Cheshire Constabulary, and lastly the London Metropolitan Police prior to joining Deloitte in 2016.

Adam is an alumni of the Chartered Society of Forensic Scientists and the Law Enforcement & Emergency Services Video Agency (LEVA) with access to a significant and interdisciplinary professional network.


PIERRE BERNASSAU

PIERRE BERNASSAU

Director Client Services

SYSTRAN SA

Pierre is the director of Client Services at SYSTRAN and manages a consulting team which is engaged in pre-sales, training, consulting, and support services within large customer accounts. He has spent more than 20 years as an SEMEA Marketing Director for Enterprise Content Management Software companies such as Open Text, Documentum, and EMC. In 2005 he joined SYSTRAN to develop pre-sales, services, and support throughout Europe. He is an engineer from Ecole Centrale de Lyon.

In addition, he is a member of the board at AFNET society (French Internet User Community) which promotes best practices to improve digital value chains within vertical industries.


JAN BALATKA

JAN BALATKA

Director, Analytics Leader

Deloitte

Jan Balatka has an extensive experience in Risk Management area, with focus on Fraud Detection and Prevention, specifically on Data Analytics, Electronic Data Discovery and Continuous Controls Monitoring. He has an international experience not only from projects in Switzerland, U.S., South Africa, but also from a half-year assignment to Deloitte Canada.

Currently, as a Director with Deloitte Analytic and Forensic technology unit based in the Czech Republic, he is responsible for strategic development, teams leadership, alignment with the global Deloitte strategy and overall quality assurance of Deloitte analytic and forensic engagements, mainly in Financial Services industry. He is also leading Analytic and Forensic laboratory for CE Analytics Hub.


KATEŘINA VESELOVSKÁ

KATEŘINA VESELOVSKÁ

Senior Consultant

Deloitte

Kateřina is a data scientist with a natural language processing background, focusing on semantic analysis of textual data. Having previously worked as a product developer and business consultant specializing in text analytics within the big data domain, she is now involved in forensic data analysis at Deloitte. Kateřina has a PhD. in computational linguistics and her research concerns mainly sentiment analysis and information extraction.


FRIEDERIKE VAN DER JAGT

FRIEDERIKE VAN DER JAGT

Senior Legal Counsel Privacy

AVAST Software s.r.o.

Friederike joined AVG Technologies, now AVEST Software s.r.o., in the role of Senior Legal Counsel Privacy in March 2016. Before she joined AVG, Friederike worked as a senior associate specializing in data protection and privacy law at the Dutch top-5 law firm Stibbe. She regularly lectures and publishes on privacy related matters. In 2014, the Dutch Parliament invited her to provide advice on the commercial use of client data in the banking sector. Subsequently, the European Banking Association and the Foreign Banking Association asked her to give lectures on this topic in 2015 and 2016.

Friederike also regularly speaks about data breach notification obligations, notably at the International NCSC One Conference 2014 and recently at the Data Privacy Summit of the Dutch Police in 2016.


ROBERT DEUTSCH

ROBERT DEUTSCH

Legal Counsel / Fraud Prevention Lead

Zalando Payments

Robert is a certified criminal defense lawyer, specializing in business management and “white collar crime” for the last eight years. Currently, Robert is a Fraud Prevention Specialist at Zalando with a primary focus of building and managing the fraud department to support prevention across 15 European countries.   His responsibilities include cooperation with various law enforcement agencies and building in-house solutions in cooperation with technological departments.


SANDRO SINIGAGLIA

SANDRO SINIGAGLIA

Head of E-Fraud Management

ING Belgium

Sandro has been Head of the e-Fraud Management Department at ING Bank Belgium for the last 4 years. Prior to this role, he shaped the appropriate cybercrime governance and defense model against e-fraud (malware, phishing, …) which is currently in use at ING Belgium. He is the bank’s single point of contact for all cybercrime-related matters and represents ING Belgium at the Federation of Belgian Banks for Internet Banking Security matters. Sandro is also responsible for the Cybersecurity module of the Executive Master in Information Risk and Cybersecurity at the Solvay Brussels School (Université Libre Bruxelles) and gives lectures at various international cybersecurity conferences.


ANDREW RICE

ANDREW RICE

Cyber Security Strategist

Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC

Andrew is a dynamic information technology management professional offering over 25 years’ experience leading comprehensive Information Technology Security initiatives. He is a proven technology leader who excels as a pivotal business partner and provides critical training and leadership to the executive team.  Andrew has been responsible for the protection of critical information for defense, legal, governments, and global financial institutions.  He is a founding member of GCHQ's CLAS scheme and currently a mentor to the Cyber Security Partners at Hitachi Capital UK PLC.


ERIK DE HERDT

ERIK DE HERDT

CEO

Lex.be

Erik is an ICT lawyer and entrepreneur in technology. He is CEO of lex.be, an innovative platform for unique full-text search allowing legal professionals to convert legal data into new insights and enhance productivity. He is also Managing Partner of Aztec Consult, a consultancy firm providing legal, regulatory, and strategic advice to the technology industry. Erik has +15 years expertise in virtually all aspects of international communications & technology law and regulation, serving cloud businesses, telecom operators, technology enterprises, and information service providers.

He specializes in telecommunications, media, and technology law to offer clients high quality advice in strategic projects, telecom regulation, and local and global business transactions. Erik is a qualified lawyer in Belgium and obtained his law degree, cum laude, at the University of Antwerp. He speaks Dutch, French, English, and German. He frequently speaks at professional and academic conferences and publishes papers and presentations on telecom regulation and cloud computing.


GUY KINDERMANS

GUY KINDERMANS

Belgian IT Journalist

As a journalist covering information technology, Guy has more than 30 years’ experience, mostly as senior staff writer at Data News – Belgium’s preeminent IT publication – before becoming a freelance journalist. While covering all aspects of IT, his main focus has been and still is information security and privacy, with articles, presentations, as well as comments on national radio and television. Considering the new challenges of Europe’s GDPR-privacy regulation, he is extending his services with raising awareness and consultancy activities for small and medium sized businesses.

Guy is active in the ‘Awareness’-track of the Belgian Cyber Security Coalition and a Member of ISACA.


DIMITAR BOBEV

DIMITAR BOBEV

Partner

Forexus

Dimitar is a partner at Forexus with a strong background in the field of eDiscovery and IT Forensics, where he has worked for the past 8 years. Before co-founding Forexus, Dimitar worked as a Senior Manager at Deloitte Switzerland, where he was responsible for large international eDiscovery cases, IT forensic investigations and the further development of the Swiss forensic technology practice. Previously to Deloitte, Dimitar worked as IT security consultant for financial institutions.

There he implemented firewalls, data leakage prevention & protection systems and performed security audits and penetration tests. Dimitar has also supported the foundation of the Swiss eDiscovery and Investigation Association (SeDIV e.V.) for Swiss corporate counsel.


MATTIAS AGGELER

MATTIAS AGGELER

Partner

Swiss FTS

Mattias has worked for several years in the area Forensic Technologies for a renowned international audit and consulting firm in Switzerland. In this position, he has taken part in various client projects in different industries, e.g. financial institutions, industrial groups, and national agencies. During these projects, he developed a thorough knowledge in the areas of digital forensics and e-discovery. Because of the international context of his experience, he has acquired expertise of specific national data protection laws.


MICHAEL MEIXNER

MICHAEL MEIXNER

Managing Director

Computerforensic & more GmbH

Michael is an IT forensic investigator and IT security specialist with more than 20 years of experience. As CISSP and certified legal expert of IT for the Austrian Court, he supported many court cases. As an independent hardware and software IT consultant, he helps clients to find their right solution without encouraging any vendor preferences. Three years ago he started his own company after working for five years at Deloitte in Austria in IT-Security and forensic services.

His new company, Computerforensic & more GmbH based in Austria, offers services for mobile forensics, car forensics, eDiscovery services (in-house and on-site), cyber forensics, IT-Security audit (GRC-Audit), Ethical hacking, and much more.


STEVE COULING

STEVE COULING

Director of International Sales

kCura

Steve joined kCura in 2012 as Director of International Sales. In this role, he is responsible for managing international sales outside of North America and Canada, which include corporations, law firms, and government agencies with on-premises installations of Relativity. Prior to kCura, he was the Head of Global Sales for LDM Global, a London-based legal technology service provider specialising in e-disclosure projects worldwide. From 2005 to 2009, Steve served as a U.K. Sales Manager for Toshiba.

Steve’s background in global technology sales and managed services has provided him with an understanding of customer technology needs and issues across numerous jurisdictions. Steve received a bachelor’s degree in architecture and building management from Nottingham Trent University.


MAXIM CHUPRUNOV

MAXIM CHUPRUNOV

CEO

Riscomp Consultancy

Maxim, CPA, CISA, CRISC is the author of several books on GRC automation and compliance topics. He is CEO of Riscomp Consultancy, specialized in the automation of GRC processes. He worked for KMPG in Munich and Boston in IT Advisory and Information Risk Management. At Schenker AG, Maxim implemented SAP ERP-based financial processes and later joined the Center of Expertise Financials and Compliance with SAP AG. He did pioneering work in numerous projects implementing SAP GRC Solutions and took part in tests and software design. He founded Riscomp GmbH in 2010.


ZENO GERADTS

ZENO GERADTS

Forensic Scientist

Netherlands Forensic Institute

Zeno is a senior forensic scientist at the Netherlands Forensic Institute, Ministry of Security and Justice, in the Forensic Digital Biometrics Traces department within the area of forensic (video) image processing and biometrics. Currently he works with the Forensic Big Data Analysis team. In addition, he has been professor of forensic data science at the University of Amsterdam since September 2014. Zeno has also worked at the Netherlands Forensic Institute as a forensic scientist since 1991 and at the digital evidence department since 1997.

He is expert witness in image analysis and biometrics and works in the team Forensic Big Data Analysis. In 2002 he received a PhD from the University of Utrecht based on research on computational matching of forensic images. At the AAFS he has been chairman of the Engineering Section and since 2008-2010 chairman of the section Digital Evidence and Multimedia, he was elected by the section as member of the Board of Directors of the AAFS from 2010-2013. He is elected as Vice President of the AAFS 2015-2016 and 2015-2016 as Treasurer. He is chairman of the ENFSI Forensic IT working group. He published many papers in forensic journals and contributions to books and is active on casework as expert witness and projects in digital evidence. Since 2014 he is also appointed for 1 day a week as special chair forensic data sciences at the University of Amsterdam.


AMAR SINGH

AMAR SINGH

CEO

Cyber Management Alliance

Amar is an experienced cyber, information security, and data privacy practitioner and a Senior C Level Executive, a Global Chief Information Security Officer, and an Expert in Information Risk Management. In addition, he is a UK Government GCHQ Certified Trainer and creator of APMG & GCHQ Certified course CSPE (Cyber Security & Privacy Essentials), creator and trainer of a business focused Cyber Incident Planning & Response Course for middle to senior executives (CIPR) b, and mentor and trusted advisor to FTSE 100 Firms, Start-ups, and Incubator Funds.

Amar is a Board Member and Consultant for MBA in Cyber Security and Chair of the ISACA Security Advisory Group. Finally, he is an author, writer, industry speaker, and presenter.


CHRIS DALE

CHRIS DALE

Owner

The eDisclosure Information Project

Chris qualified as an English solicitor in 1980 after reading History at Oxford. He was a litigation partner in London and then a litigation software developer and litigation support consultant before turning to commentary on electronic disclosure/discovery. Chris Dale qualified as an English solicitor in 1980 after reading History at Oxford. He was a litigation partner in London and then a litigation software developer and litigation support consultant before turning to commentary on electronic disclosure/discovery.

He runs the e-Disclosure Information Project which disseminates information about the court rules, the problems, and the technology to lawyers and their clients, to judges, and to suppliers. He is a member of Senior Master Whitaker's Working Party which drafted the new Practice Direction and Electronic Documents Questionnaire. He writes the UK's only authoritative and objective web site and blog on the subject and is a well-known speaker and commentator in the UK, the US and other common law jurisdictions.


BENJAMYN SCOTT

BENJAMYN SCOTT

Legal Advisor

University of Cologne

Benjamyn graduated in 2011 in Law from the University of Kent and the University of Amsterdam. He then achieved an LL.M. in International Commercial Law at the University of Kent and an LL.M. in Air and Space Law at Leiden University. Following graduation, Benjamyn became a Junior Legal Adviser at the European Aviation Safety Agency where his work focused on drones, cybersecurity and aviation law. Currently, Benjamyn is writing a Ph.D. at the University of Cologne on aviation cybersecurity.

Finally, he has a strong research interest in developing technologies, with the most notable publication being his 2016 book: ‘The Law of Unmanned Aircraft Systems: An Introduction to the Current and Future Regulation under National, Regional and International Law


ALESSIA ODDONE WALES

ALESSIA ODDONE WALES

Group Legal Counsel

Le Creuset Group AG

Alessia is a dual Italian – English qualified lawyer. She is Group Legal Counsel at Le Creuset Group AG in Switzerland. She has over twenty years’ of private practice and in-house experience in the manufacturing sector, both in the United Kingdom and Italy. Her focus is antitrust, compliance, and international commercial matters. She holds a law degree from the University of Genoa (Italy) and a postgraduate law degree (LL.M) from the University of London.


NICK RICH

NICK RICH

Director, e-Discovery Services

Stroz Friedberg

Nick is Director, e-Discovery Services at Stroz Friedberg London, and is responsible for developing and expanding relationships with the firm’s law firm and enterprise clients. His focus is on assisting clients, as a trusted advisor, to adopt practices which create cost effective and repeatable workflows in specific matters, as well as helping them to design in-house processes to reduce ongoing litigation and investigative costs. He specialises in technologies to assist review, including for datatypes such as recorded voice, and brings expertise in machine learning systems.

He brings over 20 years’ experience in document analysis and management, and has spent the last five years implementing defensible processes for e-Discovery and regulatory investigations.


LUKE SMITH

LUKE SMITH

Head of Antitrust Investigation Support

Freshfields

Luke works in the antitrust, competition and trade group (ACT), based in the Brussels office.  His role focuses on supporting the global ACT practice, helping clients prepare for Requests for Information (RFI) from European Commission, antitrust investigations and audit reviews.  Luke has been involved in over a dozen Phase II RFI’s and numerous multinational and national investigations.  Since 2004 he has been involved in eDiscovery, working at Linklaters, Lovells and Latham & Watkins before joining Freshfields in 2013.

Luke has gained vast experience handling matters using in-house and external software, and worked on projects with teams all over the world. He is one of only just a few eDiscovery experts located on continental Europe.


SATYA STAES POLET

SATYA STAES POLET

Principal Associate

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Satya is a principal associate of the Employment, Pensions, and Benefits practice in Brussels. In addition to having in-depth experience in advising major businesses on all aspects of Belgian individual and collective employment law arising from domestic and international employment relationships, he developed a practice of multi-jurisdictional project coordination and management. He also has expertise in data protection and compliance matters. Working closely with the firm’s Employment, Pensions, and Benefits teams across Europe.

Satya coordinates and supervises employment aspects of complex cross-border projects, such as re-organisation operations involving multi-jurisdictional employee transfers, outsourcings, due diligence exercises, collective dismissals, and/or plant closures (including information and consultation processes, prevention, and resolution of collective disputes, litigation). He obtained his law degree from the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) in 2001 and a Master in Employment Law from the Free University of Brussels (VUB). He is fluent in French, Dutch, English, and Italian.


DAVID CARVALHO

DAVID CARVALHO

Chief Information Security Officer

OCS Group

David has held a variety of roles in different companies at the CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) level and other very senior roles transversally in Cyber-Security for over 16 years, most recently at OCS Group, London City Airport, AT&T, Electronic-Arts, CryptoHeroes, SatoshiCat, among others. Currently he leads a large global cyber-security transformation for a business with more the 100K employees worldwide.  He has led various Cyber-transformations, including one enabling the sale of a UK business for £3billion.

He is also involved in the strategy around Blockchain-based technologies, machine-learning, deep-learning, and disruptive innovation surrounding Offensive Cyber-Security and research in the Cyber field in regards to deep-web intelligence, zero-day defense, and critical infrastructure defense. David holds the following certifications: CISSP accreditation, IFCI-500, IFCI-CCI, and CISMP. He has extensive knowledge of ISO 27001:2013, PCI-DSS, Human-Machine Interaction Security (University of Maryland), Hardware Security (University of Maryland), Cryptography (University of Maryland, Information Security and Risk Management (University of Washington), Designing and Executing Information Security Strategies (University of Washington), and Computer and Telematics Engineering Masters (University of Aveiro). David is very passionate about start-ups projects and innovation. He has been on the board of several of these over the years focusing mainly on Cyber and Blockchain-based Technology and as CISO. His interests are travelling, exploring new cultures, nature, bio-engineering, paleontology and good food.


SABINE MERSCH

SABINE MERSCH

Managing Partner

lcm legal consulting & management

Sabine is a legal consultant with 10 years of experience in the area of data protection law, a legal expert accredited by EuroPriSe (the European Privacy Seal), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Prior to becoming a consultant, she worked for a multinational company as legal and compliance director in Belgium and Germany for 7 years and for more than 3 years as a commercial lawyer for a major Brussels law-firm whilst being a member of the Brussels bar.

Her consulting firm LCM, which has specialized in data privacy since 2007, is a member of the IAPP and the AFCDP (Association Française des Correspondants à la protection des Données à caractère Personnel). During the past 9 years, LCM’s multidisciplinary team of legal and technical consultants has gained extensive experience in the area of data protection, in particular by managing and executing daily data protection compliance work at the corporate level for a global consumer goods company, managing all data protection efforts required from a global provider of WiFi services at the European level, and advising public authorities, major Belgian data brokers, and other medium size companies in the areas of data protection and e-commerce.


STÉPHANIE DE SMEDT

STÉPHANIE DE SMEDT

Attorney

LOYENS & LOEFF

Stéphanie is an IP/ICT lawyer and member of the Loyens & Loeff Litigation & Risk Management Practice Group in Belgium. She specialises in e-commerce, intellectual property law and ICT law (including cybersecurity, privacy and data protection). She advises clients in these areas and represents them in litigation relating to such matters. Stéphanie has particular experience in drafting and revising privacy & cookies policies, data protection due diligence and audit work, filing data processing notifications with the Belgian Privacy Commission, and advising clients on data breach requirements, cybersecurity issues and various other compliance issues.

Stéphanie is a member of the Brussels Bar and of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). She has also authored several publications on data protection and cybersecurity.


SEBASTIAN HESS

SEBASTIAN HESS

Head of Security

Isabel Group

Sebastian is an international business leader with experience in both the military and private sectors and specialization in Information Technology Security and Cyber Defense. He has spent the last 20 years working for high level and highly exposed national and global organizations focusing on protecting their IT environments. He has racked up an impressive record of achievements and advancements on multiple continents and traces his IT beginnings to his unusual teenage job of computer programmer for one of the largest German multinational corporations.

Shortly thereafter, he became a military officer with the German Air Force, where he rose quickly through the ranks to become responsible for all German information security services through the Northeast and Southern corridors of the U.S. Before leaving the military, he was appointed Chief Information Security Officer for NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan at ISAF Joint Command. He then successfully transitioned into the NATO organization itself, being a member of the team that directed the design and implementation of NATO’s Computer Incident Response Capability, a system that would eventually protect the highly confidential data of the international organization. Most recently, Sebastian transitioned completely into the private sector by accepting the job of Chief Information Security Officer for Isabel Group, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the German Armed Forces University, a Master’s in Executive Leadership from the Georgetown McDonough School of Business, and a LL.M. degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. He is a Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO) and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), among other professional certifications.


ELISABETH DE LEEUW

ELISABETH DE LEEUW

Owner & IT Security & Identity Architect

IdTopIQ

Elisabeth is a thought leader, strategist, innovator, teacher, author, editor and speaker in the field of IT-security & Identity Management. She acts as a consultant in the field of Identity Management, Access Control and IT Security Audit & Compliance, – Architecture, – Quality Management and – Project Management. Her publications (including some publications she was strongly involved with) are to be found at http://www.scribd.com/people/view/3513920-elisabeth-de-leeuw. Elisabeth brings a strategic and innovative approach to the disciplines of information security and identity management, at the cutting edge of business processes and technology, from experience in both public and private sectors.

Her strong analytical and communication skills have contributed to pragmatic solutions implemented by organizations in which she has worked. She delivers high quality results, in-time and in-budget, both as an advisor and as a project manager. Elisabeth is founder and (co) chair of IFIP WG11.6, organizing the well-reputed tri-annual IFIP IDMAN conferences. The 3rd IFIP WG 11.6 Working Conference on POLICIES & RESEARCH IN IDENTITY MANAGEMENT will be hosted by the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway University of London, UK, on the 8th and 9th of April 2013 (http://www.idman2013.com/venue.html. In 2003, Elisabeth won the JOOP BAUTZ SECURITY AWARD with her thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Security in Information Technology at Eindhoven University, titled “Risk and Threats attached to the application of Biometric Technology in National Identity Management” (http://nl.scribd.com/doc/53787138/Joop-Bautz-Security-Award-Jury-Report-2005).


ANCA PLOVIE

ANCA PLOVIE

Group Regulatory Counsel

Nokia

As Group Regulatory Counsel, Anca helps Nokia's engineering technologists, public affairs specialists, and commercial lawyers tackle the legal and regulatory challenges that affect their projects, by providing support and advice on a variety of regulatory issues related to telecommunications and digitization, aimed at supporting Nokia's strategy while mitigating regulatory risks, identifying and analyzing legal risks and opportunities associated with policy, legislative and regulatory proposals, including engagement strategy, public consultation processes and regulatory impact assessments at national, EU, and global level.

Anca is a senior lawyer passionate about the interaction between the digital world, the law, and individual rights, as well as about cybersecurity as a legal and strategic issue. She enjoys learning something new every day, solving the occasional legal conundrum, comparing how legal systems around the world deal with the same dilemmas raised by the digital revolution. She has previously worked with Alcatel-Lucent, Deloitte, and Ernst & Young. She holds an LL.M. in international comparative law from the Free University of Brussels and a legal degree from the University of Sibiu in Romania, having majored in European law. She also heads the group’s Cybersecurity Law task force.


EMMANUEL NOBLET

EMMANUEL NOBLET

CEO

ngCompliance

Emmanuel is CEO of ngCompliance, a leading GRC company in the Netherlands, offering innovative fraud detection and regulatory compliance automation solutions. Before he started in this position, he worked as Executive Director at SecondFloor, Deputy Chief Risk Officer at ING Insurance, Director at HSBC and Head of CPG Quantitative Research at ING Bank. During his banking and insurance risk manager career, he managed large regulatory programme implementations, many of which involved data privacy issues.

Emmanuel holds Master degrees in Finance & Accounting and Quantitative Finance, and a Global EMBA from Rotterdam School of Management. He is very outspoken when it comes to the opportunities risk management can offer to financial institutions.


JULIAN PARKER

JULIAN PARKER

Managing Director

Stroz Friedberg

Julian is a London-based Managing Director of Stroz Friedberg where he develops professional and technical resources, directs the forensics labs, and oversees a significant caseload, continuing, as he did at Data Genetics International Ltd (DGI), to develop strategic links to businesses and organisations in the U.S., Europe, and around the world. He was formerly CEO DGI, the U.K.’s premier independent forensic technology company, which he co-founded and which was acquired by the firm. He has been instrumental in introducing the concept of eDisclosure to many U.K. law firms as yet unfamiliar with the key issues at stake and the technology available to assist them.

He has worked extensively not only with major U.K. law firms and other corporate entities, but also with investigation firms and regulatory agencies. Using his extensive background in forensics, investigations, due diligence and fraud, he manages numerous international cases, some notable recent cases include the support of a multi-jurisdictional FCPA review, assisting a major global manufacturer with its worldwide due diligence requirements, and leading a multi-jurisdictional, multi-user collection and investigation.


SERGEY MARTYNOV

SERGEY MARTYNOV

Owner and CEO

MS Business Security Consulting Oy

Sergey holds the following certificates: CFE, CIA, CISA, CRMA, CPA (Rus) and has a(n) M.Sc. in Criminal Justice. He has more than 20 years of experience in internal control, internal audit, and fraud prevention in big business. He is President of the ACFE Russia chapter and member of the Board of IIA (Russia). In addition, he is Owner and CEO of MS Business Security Consulting Oy. Sergey is a leader in the fields of fraud prevention and investigation, business intelligence, and internal audit of corporate culture. Finally, he worked for more than 10 years as Chief of Internal Audit within the internal control departments of the biggest Russian oil, gas, and mining companies.


INA KROI

INA KROI

Legal and Compliance Consultant

EASE S.A.

Ina is the Legal and Compliance Consultant for EASE S.A. in Luxembourg, working closely with financial market players in the sectors of regulatory compliance, European Union Law and Luxembourg laws on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing, and Automatic Exchange of Tax Information (FATCA and Common Reporting Standards). Ina has a Master’s Degree in European Union Law from Europa-Institut, University of Saarbrücken, Germany.


JAMES TUPLIN

JAMES TUPLIN

Cyber Portfolio Manager

QBE European Operations

James has spent over a dozen years underwriting professional risks specialising in Technology. Having previously worked for Zurich in both London and for 3 years in Canada, and Allianz in London, James is now Portfolio Manager for Cyber for QBE European Operations based in London.  As such James is responsible for all Cyber risks that come into QBE London specialising in underwriting complex global risks as well as managing the European Cyber portfolio.


ADRIANUS WARMENHOVEN

ADRIANUS WARMENHOVEN

Security Evangelist

RedSocks

Adrianus has been examining the way things work on the Internet for almost 30 years. Being a hacker to his most very core, he employed anything from programming ‘alternatives for intended operational use’ to becoming an entrepreneur and pioneer, in that he set up firsts in web hosting, ISP’s in Africa and large scale ISP’s in Europe, just for the sake of quenching his thirst for knowledge. Nowadays he likes to divide his time between educational efforts and taking on cutting edge challenges. Currently he works, amongst others, at RedSocks B.V. (www.redsocks.nl) as Security Evangelist and scientist in the development of the malicious threat detection systems.


TON VAN GESSEL

TON VAN GESSEL

CEO

SYBER B.V.

Ton is the CEO of the Dutch International Cybersecurity Firm SYBER B.V. Prior to SYBER he was Chief Security Advisor for Microsoft. As a reserve Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Netherlands Air Force, he was responsible for the initial security requirements for the Dutch F-16 Replacement program and chaired the joint working group on behalf of the Ministry of Defense (MoD) and the Department of Economic Affairs. Ton retired from MoD in 2009. He also worked as Sr. Information Risk Manager at one of the largest financial institutions in Europe where he was responsible for cybersecurity and compliance (DNB, EU, Privacy etc.), including the annual control risk self-assessments of the Board of Directors.

Ton is a guest researcher at the US National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) in the area of Information Security (special bulletins) and participates in the Horizon 2020 program of the EU (security) as reviewer/scientific researcher. He is also active as an independent reviewer for security programs for the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA). In addition, he is Cybersecurity Advisor member of CyAN, which stands for Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Advisors Network, an international not-for-profit association established in 2015 and located in Paris, France. CyAN is a think tank which aims to contribute to the definition, development, distribution, and publication of concepts, doctrines, and standards in line with its ambitions for a safer world. Ton holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Business Ethics.


DAVID DAEMS

DAVID DAEMS

Director Managed Cyber Security

RelianceACSN

David has over 18 years of experience in cyber security and leads the Managed Security Services division at RelianceACSN, a cyber security service provider founded in 2016 from the merger of Reliance Cyber Sciences and ACSN. Prior to his current role, he held different positions at Verizon, Cybertrust and Ubizen in both security operations and consulting. In recent years, David stood up a global cyber intelligence and threat detection unit at Verizon and supported the development of the Data Breach Investigations Report.

He also advises enterprises and governments in Europe on cyber defense strategies and the development of SOC and CERT capabilities. He also advises enterprises and governments in Europe on cyber defense strategies and the development of SOC and CERT capabilities.


VITALAY BONDAR

VITALAY BONDAR

Legal Director

ChristmannSchmitt

Vitaly is currently holding the position of the Legal Director at the Luxembourg based law firm, Avocats Associes ChrstimannSchmitt. He is in charge of e-commerce law and international transaction support matters. Vitaly is a legal advisor of the developers of Dcoin, which is one of the most advanced block-chain platforms that is used for secured electronic communications and issue of cryptocurrencies. He is leading a non-commercial IT project concerning implementation of an encrypted electronic communication tool between law firms and clients on the basis of the decentralised IT platform.

The aims of the project are to preserve confidentiality of the email communication, secure the safety and integrity of the electronic data base and promote the use of electronic emails as legitimate evidences in courts and alternative dispute resolution practices. Vitaly has been a speaker at a number of international conferences and seminars on compliance related topics.


MUBARAK DIRIE

MUBARAK DIRIE

Senior Information Security Analyst

Simply Business

Mubarak is a Senior Security Analyst at a leading UK insurance broker. He is an experienced Security professional, specialising in Information Assurance, Compliance, and Risk Management. He has managed large scale, complex security transformation programmes, tying in governance, risk, and compliance processes into an overall business strategy. In addition, he has extensive knowledge and practical experience in tackling difficult security, privacy, and data architecture issues across multiple industry sectors.

Mubarak is currently responsible for the development of Information Assurance strategy and PCIDSS compliance across products, platforms, and services.


SOFIE DEPAUW

SOFIE DEPAUW

PhD Researcher

Ghent University

Sofie is a PhD researcher at the Institute of International Research on Criminal Policy (IRCP) of Ghent University. Her research focuses on European evidence law, more specifically the feasibility of minimum standards for criminal investigation measures to ensure admissibility of investigation results as evidence in court. In doing so, she amongst others investigates the burdens to overcome in creating minimum standards for digital forensics.


CURT FALL

CURT FALL

Corporate Counsel and Compliance Officer

TIP Trailer Services

Curt is Corporate Counsel and Compliance Officer for the TIP Trailer Services Group of companies.  He formerly served as the European Sales Director for Vound LLC and as a contracting officer for the US General Services Administration (GSA). He obtained his B.A. in Political Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder, his J.D. at Suffolk University in Boston, and his LL.M. at Leiden University. Curt enjoys skiing, fly-fishing, and mountaineering in his free time.


JOÃO TORRES BARREIRO

JOÃO TORRES BARREIRO

Chief Data Protection Officer, Associate Vice President

HCL Technologies

Based in London, João is the Chief Data Protection Officer, Associate VP of HCL Technologies, an Indian headquartered company with 110,000 employees operating across the globe. As the head of an international team of data protection professionals, he is leading HCL global transformation journey on data protection. The design of a GDPR roadmap strategy with a pragmatic risk-based execution of data privacy activities and client industry specific programs is currently his main undertaking at HCL.

The execution of a holistic but pragmatic strategy that combines privacy and business needs is his drive. Prior to joining HCL, he worked as in-house legal counsel, mainly on data privacy, in public and private organizations, including Celgene (Switzerland), IBM (Ireland), the European Medicines Agency (London) and the Portuguese Ministry of Health (Lisbon). He also practiced as an attorney in law firms.


ALAIN SADEGHI

ALAIN SADEGHI

Independent Cybersecurity Advisor

Alain has over 20 years of expertise in information security. He is an experienced executive, a visible pace-setter, a player, a coach, and a partner to the executive teams; responsible for establishing the vision and leading a world class team to integrate security process and technology into every department of any company. He has worked with clients in the Financial, Healthcare, Educational, Governmental, Manufacturer, Nuclear, and Energy industries nationally and internationally.

He possess technical knowledge of a wide range in information security and the processes used for evaluating security design and effectiveness. He single-handedly created a $2 Million per year IT Security Service firm, 2002 to 2012, and delivered cybersecurity solutions to 37 commercial and 2 states/federal institutions and leading average of 25 InfoSec staff per year. His expertise spans the following areas: Security Framework, Defense, Security services, Sales, Audit, Governance, Risk, Compliance, Awareness, InfoSec Program, Policies, FFIEC Requirements, Enterprise, Architecture, Operations, Forensics, SIEM, IDM, ISO 27000, and SNAS 20 Controls.


ÖZKAN DEMIRÖZ

ÖZKAN DEMIRÖZ

Cyber Security Consultant

Demiroz Consultancy

Özkan is a senior cyber security consultant with more than 15 years of experience in information security, cyber resilience, risk management, and privacy within governmental, multinational, and multicultural organisations. He is an enthusiastic and committed professional with a strong practical focus on results delivery with an interest in technology, organisation, international law & regulations, and human factors. Some of his most prominent work was in regard to a large US and French nuclear project for which Özkan was the cyber security subject matter expert interfacing with the US and French regulatory agencies.


YASMIN BHATTI

YASMIN BHATTI

Aviation Lawyer

Bird & Bird

Yasmin is a member of the Brussels bar, specializing in Aviation law. She advises and represents clients on a wide range of legal issues relating to the Aviation sector, including commercial and regulatory issues. Yasmin takes a particular interest in the European and Belgian regulatory framework concerning drones. She gave presentations on the new Belgian UAS legislation to, amongst others, the Belgian UAS association and to the Belgian municipalities association. She also contributed to one of the first books published by Kluwer on this topic: "The law of unmanned aircraft systems.


LUCA DE MATTEIS

LUCA DE MATTEIS

Justice Counsellor

European Union

Since January 2014 Luca has been Counsellor for Justice Affairs as the Permanent Representative of Italy to the European Union in Brussels, in charge of matters related to Criminal Justice and Data Protection, and in charge of negotiations on the EU data protection reform package, EU-US relations in the area of data protection, creation of the European Public Prosecutor's Office, and fundamental rights of persons suspected or accused in criminal proceedings.

He studied Law at L.U.I.S.S. "Guido Carli" University in Rome (Italy) and was appointed a judge in 1999, specializing in criminal matters. From 2009 to 2012 he was Seconded National Expert to the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union in the Unit dealing with Fundamental Rights and Criminal Justice. From 2013 to 2014 he seconded to the Ministry of Justice in Rome, Office for International Affairs of the Directorate General for Criminal Justice. He took part in proceedings of the European Union, Council of Europe (GRECO), United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNCAC). From 1 July – 31 December, 2014 he was tasked with the preparation of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the EU in the areas of Criminal Justice and Data Protection.


RAFAEL RONDELEZ

RAFAEL RONDELEZ

Head of Operations (Cybercrime & Forensics)

Belgian Police

Rafael is currently the Detective Superintendent, Head of Operations within the Federal Computer Crime Unit of the Federal Judicial Police. He started his career in May 1986 within the former Judicial Police in Brugge. He developed into a financial crime investigator specializing in non-cash payment fraud. At the end of 2000 he was promoted to head the organized crime unit of the Federal Judicial Police in Veurne.

From November 2001 till the end of March 2012, he worked for the European Police Office based in The Hague (The Netherlands) as senior expert within the Financial Crime unit. He headed the analytical work file MTIC, ‘Missing Trader Intra-Community Fraud’ (or VAT fraud). From November 2014 till March 2015 he was second to the EUCAP Sahel mission based in Niamey (Niger) as coordinator for the Northern region. He was recently accepted as a doctoral researcher at the University of Ghent (Belgium) where his research will explore whether the concept of a networked organisation as applied to the police would make them better able to fight cybercrime and coordinate cybercrime investigations.


JACK BOND

JACK BOND

eDisclosure Consultant

LEGASTAT

Jack has been involved in litigation support for over 26 years and in eDisclosure since its inception. He is considered to be one of the UK’s leading experts in his field and has been involved in many high profile cases over the years. He has spoken at seminars on many occasions on the subject. He is a long standing member of LiST (Litigation Support Technology Group). Jack has previously worked as Litigation Support Specialist for Dewey & LeBoeuf and Davies Arnold Cooper. He is currently the eDisclosure Consultant at Legastat.


KATHLEEN PORTER KRISTIANSEN

KATHLEEN PORTER KRISTIANSEN

Senior Consultant, Ediscovery

Millnet

Kathleen is a Senior eDiscovery Consultant with Millnet, An Advanced Discovery Company.  Kathleen is a qualified solicitor with over 10 years’ experience in the European legal and eDiscovery market. After training and qualifying as a solicitor at Slaughter and May, she practised as a litigation associate at Gibson Dunn in London.


DANIEL WYATT

DANIEL WYATT

Associate

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain

Daniel is an associate at RPC. He advises on a broad range of dispute resolution matters encompassing all aspects of domestic and international trade, commerce, and finance. He has particular expertise in overseeing large scale disclosure and discovery exercises in the course of complex commercial litigation, and was the lead associate at RPC acting for the claimants in the Pyrrho proceedings in which the use of predictive coding was endorsed by the English courts for the first time.


NICK PRESCOT

NICK PRESCOT

Senior Information Security Manager

ZeroDayLab ltd.

Nick is currently a Senior Information Security Manager at ZeroDayLab ltd. and is responsible for Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and Incident Response (IR) consultancy and advisory services at ZeroDayLab.  Nick aims to assist companies whom are looking to improve the cyber resilience and posture in the ever ongoing battle against the emerging and continuing cyber threats.  By taking a detailed and holistic view of client's policy and governance infrastructure entwined with incorporating information assets within corporate risk registers, Nick is able to provide a clear strategy to client in order that their infosec operations and processes are aligned to industry practice.  

Nick is also a seasoned incident response manager and when there is a security and/or availability incident, Nick is able to ensure that the incident is remediated as soon as possible and deploy the specialist response assets can remediate the incident. Nick also assists with the crisis management and media elements so that all parties are correctly informed as part of the resolution efforts.


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