Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft
Sarah Armstrong-Smith is Chief Security Advisor in Microsoft’s Cybersecurity Solutions Area. She principally works with customers across Europe to help them evolve their cybersecurity strategy to support digital transformation and cloud adoption, to build stronger defences against cyberattacks.
Sarah has had a long and impactful career in business continuity, disaster recovery, data protection and privacy, and crisis management. This enables her to operate holistically to understand the cybersecurity landscape and how this can be proactively enabled to deliver effective resilience.
Sarah is passionate about empowering and supporting women in STEM, which has earned her the accolade of being named one of the most influential and inspiring women in UK Tech
Speaker, investor, author, content creator and the host of one of Europe’s biggest podcasts, ‘The Diary of a CEO’. In 2021 Steven released his debut book ‘Happy Sexy Millionaire’ which was a Sunday Times best seller.,
Steven Bartlett is a speaker, investor, author, content creator and the host of one of Europe’s biggest podcasts, ‘The Diary of a CEO’. In 2021 Steven released his debut book ‘Happy Sexy Millionaire’ which was a Sunday Times best seller.
Steven is particularly focused on inspiring a new generation of entrepreneurs and creators from a BAME background.
Steven has invested in and joined the board of Huel, which is the UK’s fastest growing e-commerce company internationally. He’s also invested in, and taken a role as an advisor in atai life sciences – a biotech company working to cure mental health disorders. Other investments focus on blockchain technologies, biotech, space, Web 3 and social media.
Recently, Steven has launched two new businesses, Flight Story & Third Web.
Flight Story is a company focused on building resilient retail investor communities around great public companies. Third Web is a platform that makes it easy to build web3 applications.
At just 29 years old, he is widely considered one of Europe’s most talented and accomplished young entrepreneurs and philosophical thinkers.
Steven Bartlett will join Dragon’s Den from Series 19 in January 2022, as the youngest ever Dragon in the Show’s history.
Head of Cyber Security Governance Risk & Compliance, BAESystems
Purvi Kay is a Chartered Aerospace Engineer with 14 years of experience in various Civil Service Departments and the UK Intelligence Community. The last 10 years Purvi has been working as a Senior Leader in Cyber Security in Government. She has recently transitioned into the Private Sector and taken up a new role with BAeSystems as their Head of Cyber Transformation and GRC.
Purvi has extensive experience in dealing with complex and top priority Cyber Security issues and leading high performing teams to deliver positive security outcomes. Purvi has a keen interest in embedding a security culture within organisations and is passionate about developing the right talent pipeline of security professionals, ensuring they are empowered and equipped with the necessary career and learning and development frameworks to progress their security careers successfully.
Purvi is an active mentor for security professionals and an influential advocate of diversity and inclusion.
Stu is currently CISO at leading consumer review website Trustpilot.
He was instrumental in building Skyscanner’s Security team from 2015-2017, having led them to the final of SC Magazine’s Security Team Of The Year 2017. He has previously worked in security at The Trainline, was part of the Cyber Leadership Team at Capital One UK, Photobox Group and Interim Director at Just Eat Takeaway.com
He has twice been nominated as a finalist for Cyber Evangelist Of The Year at the Scottish Cyber Awards and is one half of Cyber Scotland Connect. Stu has key-noted at numerous leading Security events such as InfoSec Europe, Cloud Expo Europe, BSides (various) and Future Of Cyber Security.
Ian Murphy is a different kind of cyber security expert.
The kind that’s not boring.
Founder and CEO at CyberOff, Ian’s goal is to make cyber security
awareness fun, interesting, accessible, and engaging. With his human and
humour filled approach, Ian injects life into the staid subject of cyber to
create a cyber savvy community.
Ian is a veteran in the cyber security industry with over 30 years’
experience. His cyber career began with working for the Ministry of
Defence, where he did seriously cool and secretive work for 10 years. He’d
have to kill you if he told you anything else about that. Ian moved into the
dot-com bubble in London in 2000, worked with a leading security vendor,
and then took the entrepreneurial route in cyber security consultancy.
Now, Ian focuses much of his energy into his security awareness
company, CyberOff. CyberOff specialises in delivering security training in
a memorable and entertaining way. Clients include Free-Now, Booking
Holdings, Cyber House Party and Distology, SOC.OS.
Ian is revolutionising cyber security training with his belief that using
humour to provoke a positive emotional reaction is what makes you learn;
it helps make complex topics memorable. It causes behavioural changes to
protect individuals and businesses in the cyber space.
Cyber Incident Response Lead, Asda
- SOC and Incident response manager at a major UK retailer.
- Working in cyber security for the past 5 years, starting as an analyst and then leading a team in a challenging 24/7 SOC environment.
- MSc in Information Security from Royal Holloway
- Enjoy reading, travelling and have a keen interest in current affairs.
Systems Engineering Director, Fortinet
Paulo is a 30+ year IT veteran having worked in multiple disciplines. He has been an end user, worked for service integrators and for a number of the largest network/security vendors with Fortinet being the most current. He has covered roles from consulting engineer to engineering director having originally joined Fortinet as the Systems Engineering Director for Fortinet UK&I before deciding that his true passion lay in solving problems and moving into his current role as a solutions architect in the business and development team supporting the UK&I region.
Technical Consultant, Fortra
Michael Barford is a Technical Consultant for Fortra. With over 5 years of experience in file and data processing, Michael has helped customers design and deploy scaleable solutions that meet ever stricter security requirements.
Michael's background has been in the payments industry with work on web design, deployment and integration of PCI DSS compliant solutions for payment processing.
His current focuses are on helping customers securely manage and maintain key files for business processing or ad-hoc transfer.
VP of Sales Engineering, Rubrik
James Hughes is VP of Sales Engineering at Rubrik and formerly a field CTO focusing on our global enterprises. James joins us from Schroders where he was Global Head of Infrastructure & Shared Services Technology. As a technology executive, he was responsible for their complete infrastructure transformation, building the global team, changing the operating models, leading DevOps & Agile, cloud adoption, automation and building a code-driven infrastructure. There he changed the user experience & perception of technology by building a platform which allowed global users to work from anywhere. Coupled with this were new channels to get insight & data, get new technology and support adopting a more Amazon & Apple approach to tech, rather than traditional financial services. Previously he was Head of Production Services at Premium Credit, VP of Infrastructure at PIMCO and Head of Central IT for Investec Bank Plc.
He is a Chartered Information Technology Professional with the British Computer Society and board member of various governance & standards bodies.
Networking, Zero Trust and Email Security Specialist , Cloudflare
Ella Monck is a Networking, Zero Trust and Email Security Specialist here at Cloudflare. She focuses on helping large enterprises transform their network and corporate security architectures in-line with Zero Trust and SASE frameworks, with a keen interest in email security and phishing prevention.
Sr. Director of Sales UK & Europe , IRONSCALES
An experienced and strong sales professional - Justin Pemberton, Sr. Director of Sales UK & Europe at IRONSCALES has a history of achieving and delivering strategic business goals and targets in the Cyber and Information Security industry. Having dealt with Enterprise and varying size customers, he understands that needs and challenges vary from business to business. In his work, Pemberton focuses on building strong relationships with both customers, partners and technology alliances ensuring a mutually beneficial relationship.
Senior Sales Engineer, Spanning & Unitrends
Wayne Jervis has over 20+ years guiding customers on their technical implementation of their data protection and security infrastructure. Leading the EMEA Sales engineering team, Wayne brings a wealth of experience and best practice examples working with organisations of all sizes and helping them solve their data challenges.
Senior Solutions Engineer , SentinelOne
Ross Martin is an experienced security solutions engineer, having been in the industry since 2015. He has an in-depth knowledge on the endpoint security space and is currently Security Solutions Engineer at SentinelOne.
VP Product, Censornet
Gareth is Vice President of Products and leads Go-To-Market and Platform strategy for Censornet. He brings over two decades of experience in the technology and cyber security industries, in organisations including Intel and Symantec, delivering product management, commercial leadership, and technical expertise.