Geoff White

Investigative Journalist Covering Technology, ,

Ever wondered how the latest developments in technology are affecting our world? Geoff White has. He dives deep into these issues as an accomplished keynote speaker and prolific writer, having spoken on panels and chaired debates at venues ranging from London's Chatham House think-tank to the Latitude music festival. His reports for Channel 4 News and BBC Radio 4 aim to create real-world change, with a particular focus on e-crime and cybersecurity: his words have brought about arrests, regulatory investigations and legislative action. Geoff also created the Data Baby project, a unique experiment which used a fictional online identity to expose how our personal data is being used - and abused - online. He recently completed a 10-part series delving into the shadow dark web economy that feeds on stolen personal data, hacked computers and corporate incompetence. He is also the co-creator of The Secret Life of Your Mobile Phone, a live, interactive phone hacking stage performance which shows how the global technology industry is harvesting the data leaking from your handset.

Keynote speaker

Tim Peake

The First British ESA Astronaut To Visit The ISS, Former Test Pilot, STEM Ambassador, Bestselling Author & Cultural Inspiration,

Tim Peake was the first British ESA astronaut to visit the International Space Station, where his work on its Principia mission captured the hearts and minds of millions. He is also a best-selling author and an inspirational communicator of science to audiences of all ages.

Tim served as an army officer in Northern Ireland before gaining his Army Flying Wings in 1994. After flying helicopters in Kenya, Cyprus, Canada and Northern Ireland, Tim trained as a combat search and rescue instructor, and flew operations to enforce the peace and provide humanitarian support in the aftermath of the Bosnian War.

Tim was part of the team responsible for training the first UK crews in flying the Apache attack helicopter. Promoted to Major and with well over 2000 hours of flying experience Tim became a test pilot and was subsequently deployed to Afghanistan in support of Special Forces operations.

Tim was selected as an ESA astronaut in May 2009 and after arduous training Tim was assigned to a mission to the International Space Station in May 2013. After many months spent in Russia learning how to operate the Soyuz spacecraft, he launched to space on 15 December 2015. His Principia mission included a spacewalk to repair the Station's power supply, helping dock two spacecrafts and driving a rover across a simulated Mars terrain from space. 

Tim took part in over 250 scientific experiments during his mission. His Principia mission also focused on educational outreach, engaging more than 2 million schoolchildren across Europe in over 30 projects during his time in space. 

As an ambassador for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Tim is passionate about inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers and explorers. 

Tim's bestselling books include: Hello, is this planet Earth? (Century, 2016) Ask An Astronaut (Century, 2017) and The Astronaut Selection Test Book (Century, 2018)

His remarkable and inspiring autobiography Limitless (Century, 2020) charts his surprising road to becoming an astronaut, from a shy and unassuming boy from Chichester who had a passion for flight, to a young British Army officer, Apache helicopter pilot, flight instructor and test pilot who served around the world.

Keynote speaker

Mike Koss

Head Of Security, RTGS Global

Mike Koss, Head of Security at RTGS LTD, is a seasoned security professional with over 26 years’ experience in the cyber security space, Mike has worked across many different sectors from global media organisations to critical nation infrastructure and Central Government. Mike delivered a series of aggressive security transformations prior to join RTGS and has a in depth knowledge of offensive security and the hacker mindset.

Keynote speaker

Dr Jessica Barker

Expert in the Human Side of Cyber Security,

Dr Jessica Barker is an award-winning global leader in the human side of cyber security. She is Co-Founder and co-CEO of Cygenta, where she follows her passion of positively influencing cyber security awareness, behaviour and culture in organisations around the world. She has delivered face-to-face cyber security awareness sessions to over 40,000 people in over 23 countries. Jessica has been named one of the top 20 most influential women in cyber security in the UK and served as the Chair of ClubCISO for two years. She is a popular keynote speaker, including keynoting RSA San Francisco in 2020. Jessica is the go-to cyber security expert for many media outlets, appearing on BBC News, Sky News, Channel 4 News, BBC radio and much more. She is the best-selling author of Confident Cyber Security (Kogan Page) and co-author of Cybersecurity ABCs: delivering awareness, behaviours and culture change (BCS).

Keynote speaker

Melanie Oldham

CEO Cyber EdTech, NED, Industry Advisor, i100, Cluster Lead & Passionate Speaker on the Human Side of CyberSecurity,

Melanie Oldham OBE has over 17 years of experience in the Information Security Industry, with a particular focus on the human side of cyber security.

In 2007 Melanie founded the Cyber Edtech company Bob’s Business, which brings cyber security to life through animation and storytelling, helping organisations of all sizes deliver cybersecurity cultural change programmes.

In 2015 Melanie founded the Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster, a community interest company helping to grow the local cyber security ecosystem, supporting regional practitioners with knowledge sharing, skills, innovation and growth.

In the 2021 New Years honours, Melanie was awarded an OBE for services to cyber security, recognising her tireless work in developing the Yorkshire region’s cyber resilience. Melanie is also a published author and has been nominated and won multiple industry awards for her contributions to the industry.

Keynote speaker

Greg van der Gaast

CISO, Scoutbee GmbH

Greg van der Gaast is a frequent speaker and consultant on bringing care, initiative, and
accountability to the Information Security profession to break out of today’s costly and often
ineffective reactive status quo.
He is an expert at building Information Security organisations that perform better at protecting the
business and enable it through numerous other benefits, including increased IT quality, new
business capabilities, and even additional revenue.
He does this by introducing elements of leadership, strategic thinking, and business alignment rarely
seen in Information Security.
His security and business experience spans nearly 25 years, from covert operations with the FBI and
DoD to creating bespoke security programmes and organisations for Fortune 500 companies.
In addition to being the CISO of Scoutbee GmbH, he is also a Bloor Navigator and Managing Director
at consultancy CMCG.


Oakley Cox

Director of Analysis, Cambridge, Darktrace

Oakley Cox is Director of Analysis at Darktrace, based at the Cambridge headquarters. He oversees the defense of critical infrastructure and industrial control systems, helping to ensure that Darktrace’s AI stays one step ahead of attackers. Oakley is GIAC certified in Response and Industrial Defense (GRID), and helps customers integrate Darktrace with both existing and new SOC and Incident Response teams. He also has a Doctorate (PhD) from the University of Oxford.



Steve Mulhearn

Director Enhanced Technologies UKI & DACH, Fortinet

Steve has over 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity sector. He has a wealth of knowledge on the security pain points faced by companies in almost every sector, ranging from financial services to manufacturing. Steve is also an expert on IoT security and how companies can best protect themselves from emerging threats. His experience of working both with Service providers and Enterprise gives him a unique view of the different requirements in not only securing networks but also in offering security services to the market


Deryck Mitchelson

C-Suite Advisor and Field CISO, EMEA, Check Point Software Ltd

Deryck is a commercially focused C-suite executive distinguished by expertise in cyber security and cloud, with global experience in delivering major secure transformational business-change across multiple in both private and public sectors. His strategic leadership at Brightsolid Consulting, Wood Mackenzie and NHS Scotland provided Deryck with the platform for building and delivering IT and Security strategies and application of emerging technologies, delivering a positive impact to both business goals and bottom line. In his current role at Check Point, he acts as a security evangelist, advising C-Suite leaders on digital transformation underpinned by security resilience and strategy. He is a recognized thought-leader and visionary, named in the top 20 IT influencers in the UK by computerweekly, winner of Holyrood’s prestigious digital leader of the year award and recognised by as one of the top 100 transformational and disruptive CIOs in the UK.


Mandeep Sandu

Senior Investigator, SpyCloud

Mandeep brings over 20 years of experience in the Information technology field and has spent the last 16 years working with a diverse range of innovative security products from network to endpoint threat detection/protection plus threat intelligence analysis. As a Senior Investigator for SpyCloud EMEA, Mandeep’s key focus is to help customers increase overall awareness of their threat exposure, and to work with law enforcement on criminal investigations. Whilst working with SpyCloud’s technology, Mandeep has gained a strong understanding of the latest sophisticated and advanced targeted attack techniques and how the risk of Recaptured Data makes a significant impact on the attack lifecycle. Mandeep has successfully worked with some of the world’s largest enterprises across all of the major vertical markets, helping these organisations to ensure that business operations are not disrupted, while providing them with the highest levels of security.


Apoorva Ravikrishnan

Product Marketing Manager, Cloudflare

Apoorva Ravikrishnan is a Product Marketing Manager at Cloudflare, where she works on the Emerging Technology and Incubation product portfolio. Prior to Cloudflare, Apoorva worked in the cybersecurity and IT service management (ITSM) space as a product marketer. Apoorva started her career as a Research Analyst and has a MS in Engineering Business Management from the University of Warwick.

Seminar speaker

Wilson Sanders

EMEA Account Executive, IT Glue

Wilson has successfully led the Business Development Team in EMEA from conception, proving integral to driving the region’s remarkable growth since the 2017 opening of the EMEA office in Reading, UK. Wilson regularly speaks at events and is an expert in how IT Glue provides businesses with the means to become leaner, fitter and smarter.

Seminar speaker

Stuart Sharp

VP Business & Product Strategy, OneLogin

Stuart Sharp is VP of Business & Product Strategy at OneLogin, working with our customer and product teams to help companies address today’s Identity and Security challenges through the cloud-based OneLogin Trusted Experience Platform. During a career spanning more than 25 years, Stuart has had a passion for driving technical innovation, with a particular focus on Data Security, Cloud Encryption and Identity and Access Management. Before joining OneLogin, Stuart has worked for an Oxford University high-tech spin-off, as Global Product Management for Database Security at Oracle, and as VP of Solution Engineering for CASB provider CipherCloud. Stuart earned his BA at Harvard University, and MPhil at Oxford University.


Seminar speaker

Jen Williams

Head of VISM Services, Secarma

A certified ISO27001 Lead auditor and Cyber Essentials Plus Technical Assessor, Jen brings a balance of technical understanding and governance experience to the table. She has helped a large number of small and medium organisations to create or enhance their cyber security capabilities

Seminar speaker

Tim Ward

CEO & Co-founder, ThinkCyber

Tim is CEO and Co-Founder (with Dr Mike Butler) of Think Cyber Security Ltd. ThinkCyber offer the next generation in Security Awareness. Their Redflags™ software product applies behavioural and learning science theory, in a highly innovative approach to deliver context-sensitive just-in-time guidance.

Tim has worked in IT for more than 20 years both in consulting and corporate IT with organisations including Logica, PA Consulting, Sepura and was previously Global Head of IT for the cyber division of BAE Systems (previously known as Detica). Tim studied Computer Science with AI at the University of Leeds, holds an MBA from the Open University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship from Cambridge University.

Tim posts daily on security awareness and behaviour change topics on LinkedIn and is proud to have helped ThinkCyber gain significant recognition for their Redflags™ product: techUK Cyber Innovator of the Year 2021; SC Award Europe (Best Professional Training Programme), CyberTech100; TechInvest GovTech Top 10; Finalists in NYC Mayor’s Cyber Security Moonshot Challenge; members of TechNation Cyber 2.0 cohort; members of London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement (LORCA) cohort 1; Finalists [email protected] 9.0.

Seminar speaker

Nick Hogg

Director Technical Training, HelpSystems

Nick has over 24 years of experience developing and delivering training courses. Twenty years of that has been spent developing partner sales, pre-sales, and technical training, along with end user courses for cybersecurity organizations. At HelpSystems, Nick is focused on ensuring that our customers get the best value from their solutions by understanding how they can address their key cybersecurity business issues.

Seminar speaker

Matt Aldridge

Principal Solutions Consultant, Carbonite + Webroot (OpenText OEM + API)

Matt is a cybersecurity veteran with over 25 years of experience. Past roles have included building military security software, being technical lead for managed network services at Computacenter (Europe’s largest Systems Integrator) and providing networking & security consultancy to customers and partners in a variety of industries.

In 2014 Matt moved to Webroot, to work with new customers and partners across EMEA and beyond. He is focused on the integration of BrightCloud Threat Intelligence services & malware detection solutions, with engagements across the entire cybersecurity portfolio.


Ben Jenkins

Senior Solutions Engineer , ThreatLocker

Ben Jenkins is a senior solutions engineer with over 8 years of experience working within the technology sector. Ben specialises in working with SME’s, helping them implement technical solutions that will grow and scale their businesses. As a ransomware expert, Ben spends most of his free time educating others about the importance of cyber security.

Ben has presented at many major events across the globe, and taken part in various panel discussions. Before joining Threatlocker, Ben worked in a variety of roles from support technician, to systems engineer. Together, these roles have enabled Ben to become the technology expert he is today.


Richard Walters

Chief Technology Officer, Censornet

Richard Walters is Chief Technology Officer at Censornet. He is responsible for the current and future development of their autonomous, integrated cloud security platform. He was previously Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at SaaSID, a UK-based IDaaS and CASB vendor, which was acquired by Intermedia in 2013. He subsequently served as Intermedia’s Senior Vice President of Security Products. In his earlier career, Richard was CTO of Integralis, Europe’s largest security integrator, for six years. Richard has 30 years of experience in the IT industry, starting with blue-chip vendors such as Digital, Dell, and Panasonic. With a strong technical background, dating back to VAX VMS and Unix System V, and over 15 years in C-level positions focused on information security, he has in-depth knowledge of operating system and database security, intrusion detection systems, email and web security, identity and access management, cloud and mobile security. Richard has a thorough understanding of risk management and of standards, regulations and legislation such as ISO27001, PCI DSS, the DPA and GDPR. He also spent over 10 years consulting with FTSE100 companies on all aspects of security.


Brett Raybould

EMEA Solutions Architect, Menlo Security

Brett Raybould is EMEA Solutions Architect at Menlo Security, a leader in cloud security. In this role, he is responsible for technical sales, product demonstrations, installations, solution proposals and evaluations. Brett joined Menlo Security in 2016 and discovered how Isolation technology provides a new approach to solving the problems that detection-based systems continue to struggle with. Passionate about security, Brett has worked for over 15 years for some of the leading vendors specialising in the detection of inbound threats across web and email, and data loss prevention (DLP) including FireEye and Websense. He has represented Menlo Security as a speaker at industry events, including e-Crime & Cybersecurity Congress and Cloud Security Expo.