SINET Global Cybersecurity
Innovation Summit


2020 Agenda

Thursday, 30 January 2020

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM – 10:20 AM 

General Session
BP Lecture Theatre

9:00 AM – 9:05 AM 

Welcome by Summit Host

Rick Geritz, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Life Journey, Chairman, CyberMaryland

9:05 AM – 9:45 AM 

How Cyber Security Transforms the Way We Evaluate and Communicate Enterprise Risk to the BODs


This esteemed panel will discuss a CISO’s engagement with the board, and how conveying your cybersecurity risk management strategy to the BOD can improve your organization’s risk awareness.


Phil Huggins, Director, CISO Mentor & Chief Information Security Officer, Zava


Homaira Akbari, Chief Executive Officer, AKnowledge Partners, BOD of Banco Santander, Landstar System & WorkFusion
Jaya Baloo, Chief Information Security Officer, Avast

Hendrik Hartje, Chief Information Security Officer, Coca-Cola European Partners

Cheri McGuire, Former Group Chief Information Security Officer, Standard Chartered Bank & BOD Entrust Datacard Corp.

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

SINET Thinks Forward with John Frazzini, President & Chief Executive Officer, Secure Systems Innovation Corporation


The Art Of The Possible: How Financial Analytics Are Transforming Enterprise Cyber Risk Management

Track 1: 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM
BP Lecture Theatre

Secure by Design – Protecting IOT Through A Supply Risk Management Program


Are we moving towards regulation? The current guidelines are designed to lead us towards best practices for IOT. This panel will discuss how various areas in IOT (Nation States, consumers, the supply chain, chips & device architectures, crypto, etc.) are playing a role in risk mitigation and the future of IOT security.


Stephen Pattison, VP of Public Affairs, ARM Holdings


Rob Joyce, Special US Liaison Officer, London, US Embassy, London
David Mudd
, Global Digital & Connected Product Certification Director, BSI
Peter Stephens, Head of Secure by Design. Cyber Security for the Internet of Things, Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
Ollie Whitehouse, Chief Technology Officer, NCC Group

Track 2: 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM
Stevenson Lecture Theatre

How Not to be an Annoyance But Rather a Value-Add Vendor to the CISO Community


How Can Sellers Build Confidence & Trust? I have a pound, I need 20 solutions but have budget for 5. How do entrepreneurs move from the nice to have list to the need to have? CISOs are barraged with an overload of solution providers and it is difficult to filter through all the noise, what is real and what is not. Learn how CISOs prioritize, early adopt, hear what types of solutions are important to them and what styles of salesmanship works and what does not and how a company’s culture is an important part of this equation. These panelists will discuss how they approach vendor meetings and how they challenge these companies to articulate ROI, value and why they should care.


Mo Ahddoud, Partner, Portman Square PS


Paul Calatayud, Chief Security Officer, Americas, Palo Alto Networks
Steve Collins, Global Head of ICT Security, First Quantum Minerals Limited
Graeme K Hackland, Chief Information Officer, Williams F1 Team Security
Helen Rabe, Global Chief Security Officer, Abcam

10:40 AM – 10:55 AM 


Track 1: 10:55 AM – 11:35 AM
BP Lecture Theatre

Market Trends: Consolidation Trending? Platforms Versus Point Solutions or Are We Staying with A Hybrid Of Both? 


The threat and rapid rise of fast growing mid to large sized companies is causing the rapid acquisition of smaller companies. What direction is the Consolidation in the industry headed? What direction are CISOs moving toward?


Robert Rodriguez, Chairman & Founder, SINET


Paul Crichard, Chief Technology Officer, BT Security
Andre Pienaar, Managing Partner & Founder, C5 Capital
Richard Rushing, Chief Information Security Officer, Motorola Mobility
Alex van Someren
, Managing Partner, Early Stage Funds, Amadeus Capital Funds

Track 2: 10:55 AM – 11:35 AM
Stevenson Lecture Theatre

Actionable Collaboration In Protecting Critical National Infrastructure


Critical National Infrastructure has a complex set of stakeholders – from the vendors who supply the control systems and support services, the operators who use the systems and work closely with their fellow operators in delivery, and the government departments and agencies tasked with national security and resilience.

We will explore collaboration between these groups of stakeholders, how to achieve effective working relationships, look at where they can go wrong and what we are looking for in the future, covering:
• Public- private partnerships
• Collaboration in the industry
• Cyber security in the supply chain


Professor Paul Dorey, Director, CSO Confidential Ltd


Ignatius Britto, Head of Enterprise Information Security & Enterprise Information Security Officer, EDF Energy
Dexter Casey, Group Chief Security Officer, Centrica
Simon Hodgkinson, Chief Information SEcurity Officer, BP
Malcolm Norman, Chief Information Security Officer, Wood
Tom Wilson, Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, Southern Company Services, Inc.

Track 1: 11:35 AM – 12:15 PM
BP Lecture Theatre

What are the Three Things that Make Security Innovations Relevant to the Cloud Environment


The public and private sector transition to the cloud continues to pick up steam. This discussion will discuss the key strategies in making this transition as safe, secure and efficient:
-Where do innovators fit into the landscape /  technology stack and the transition of enterprise to the cloud
-As cloud transforms security, how do market innovations cut through and what type of solutions are working to drive success
-What are the challenges and opportunities in moving your entire enterprise into the cloud and what is the impact towards information security?


Ahana Datta, Head of Cyber Security & IT Risk, FT


Michael Antico, Chief Information Security Officer & Chief Security Officer, CLEAR
Jerry Arche
r, SVP & Chief Security Officer, Sallie Mae
Nick Coleman, Global Lead Intelligence & Risk, IBM
Mike Goodwin, VP Product Security and Architecture, Sage

Track 2: 11:35 AM – 12:15 PM
Stevenson Lecture Theatre

The State of Digital Business Transformation and the Technology that Powers Change: Transitioning from Digital Theatre to True Digital Success


Every large global company is sitting on the edge of the ‘Digital Chasm’ well aware of the need to transform to a digital native business or face extinction. 

Early investments in Incubators, Accelerators, Innovation Labs and Corporate Venture Capital funds, for a number of reasons have failed to produce material business results. Additionally, technologies found in Silicon Valley lack enterprise ready solutions that organisations need to solve today.  

Please join Emmet B. Keeffe III, Founder of Insight IGNITE a digital acceleration programme at private equity firm Insight Partners and his two executive panel members for a collaborative discussion about the state of digital business transformation, finding innovation outside the Valley, and the technology that powers change.


Emmet Keeffe III, Founder, Insight IGNITE & Operating Partner,  Insight Partners


Sanaz Sadoughi, Information Security Officer, International Monetary Fund
Chris Taylor, Chief Information Officer, Telegraph Media Group

Track 1: 12:15 PM – 12:55 PM
BP Lecture Theatre

Building the Right Culture, Diversity & Getting Everyone Onboard


This panel will discuss the need to educate and train employees to respect policies to a point where security is second nature as part of company culture.


Michael Powell, Cyber Security Representative to North America, Department for International Trade


Luis Alvarez Satorre, Chief Executive Officer, SIA Group
Jitender Arora
, Chief Information SEcurity Officer, Deloitte UK
Mark Belgrove, Head of Cyber Consultancy, Exponential-e
Michael Colao, Chief Corporate Security Officer, AXA
Andrew Rose, Chief Security Officer, Vocalink

Track 2: 12:15 PM – 12:55 PM
Stevenson Theatre

What Do CISOs Look for When Hiring Talent and What Approaches are Being Used to Retain Talent?


The panel will explore the challenges, and offer critical insight that help to succeed and thrive with Information Security at a core of its value add. The panel will offer critical operationally based expertise on historical trends, evolution of the skills needed, and insight into recruitment, retention, and development. Concepts will be discussed based on the panel’s extensive building successful organizations working with recruitment/HR, global, understanding of local dynamics and requirements to facilitate optimization of our resources in our teams in a global and ever changing business and cyber climate.


Mark Connelly, Chief Information Security Officer, Boston Consulting Group


Tim Cook, Partner, Kafue Consultants LLP
Kevin Fielder, Chief Information Security Officer, Just Eats
Kurt John,
Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Siemens USA
Caroline Sands, Partner and Head of CIO & Technology Officers Practice, Odgers
Matthew Steel, Divisional Head of Information Security, Standard Chartered Bank

12:55 PM – 1:55 PM 


General Session
1:55 PM – 2:35 PM
BP Lecture Theatre

If I Were to Wave a Magic Wand, What Types of New Technologies Would I Have in My Environment?


There may be a  barrage of cybersecurity products in the marketplace, but security executives have limited budgets and resources which leaves them wanting more. This panel will discuss the types of new technology products and services that they would like to see in their organizations.


Jonathan Palmer, Co Founder, Cloud Digital


Ben Aung, Executive VP & Global Chief Information Security Officer, Sage
Nick Bray,
Sr. Leadership Team, Heading Tech and Innovation, Universal Defence and Security Solutions
Alison Dyer,
Chief Information Security Officer, URENCO Group
Mike Procyshyn, IT Director, Park Holidays UK

2:35 PM – 2:55 PM
BP Lecture Theatre

Keynote Speaker
Minister for Digital and Broadband, Matt Warman MP

General Session
2:55 PM – 3:35 PM
BP Lecture Theatre

What are the Latest Cyber Crime Trends and What Are We Doing to Combat Them?


Cyber Criminal groups and actors today are sophisticated and have a broad range of capabilities. Defenders often struggle to keep up, and some are concerned that the criminals will outpace them. But the people, behaviors, and principles of organizations are working to combat the criminals. This panel will discuss the trends they see, the information sharing and collaboration in which they are participating, and how organizations need to change and adapt.


Nick Ioannou, Head of IT, Ratcliffe Groves Partnership


Sian John, EMEA and APJ Director, Cybersecurity Strategy
Philippe LaVault, Chef des Ressources Exterieures, ANNSI
Emma Leith, Chief Information Security Officer, Santander UK
Shelton Newsham
, Cyber Protect Lead, Cyber Prevent Lead & Regional Fraud Development Officer, Yorkshire & Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit
Becky Pinkard, Chief Information Security Officer, Aldermore Bank

3:35 PM – 3:50 PM


3:50 PM – 4:30 PM

Should Security Be Managed Through a Risk Based Approach or a Compliance Based Approach?


GRC covers three huge areas; the board and executive governance of cybersecurity, risk, with analysis and risk evaluations, which is quite different from mitigations and then compliance with regulatory fulfillment or internal rules/guidelines. What is the preferred governance construction for executives to deal with cyber risk? How is cyber risk measured compared to other risks and is it comparable? Should organisations look at cyber risk from a business macro view or be more concerned with evaluating risk scenarios? What biases do risk practitioners fall into? And are we in fact working from a control based approach and not from a risk perspective?


Stuart Frost, Head of Enterprise Security & Risk Management, Department for Work & Pensions, UK Government


Robert Coles, Chair of Advisory Board, Crossword Cybersecurity PLC & Director, Cumberland House Consulting Limited
Paul Fyfe,
Deputy Chief Inspector & Director, Nuclear Security & Safeguards, Office for Nuclear Regulation
Keyun Ruan, EMEA Security Specialist, Google Cloud
Jane Wilson, Principal Enterprise Security Risk Manager, Enterprise Security & Risk Management, Department for Work & Pensions, UK Government

4:30 PM – 5:10 PM

Building Resilience In Order to Make The UK Internet Safe, Secure, and Immune


The National Cyber Security Strategy aims to make Britain confident, capable and resilient in a fast-moving digital world. To do this we must defend our systems and infrastructure, deter our adversaries, and develop a comprehensive response that embraces the whole of our society from the biggest companies to the individual citizen, and from the most basic cyber hygiene to the most sophisticated deterrence. Cyber security protects our systems, networks and data from the threats in cyberspace; we must continue to defend, of course, but we must also now actively plan to limit the severity and impact of attacks and put in place coordinated, converged measures to ensure resilience, and to achieve post-incident survival and growth.


Martin Smith, Chairman and Founder,  SASIG


Paula Kershaw, Regional Chief Information Security Officer, Europe & UK, HSBC
Gaynor Rich, Global Director of Information Security, Unilever
Simon Staffell, Director, Goverment & Defence, Nominet

Mark Walmsley
, Chief Information Security Officer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Peter Yapp, Partner, Schillings

5:10 – 5:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Robert D. Rodriguez, Chairman & Founder, SINET

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

SINET Connects: Networking Reception

East Foyer

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