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Axel Petri

Deputy Chief Security Officer, Deutsche Telekom
Axel Petri (German qualified lawyer) is Deputy CSO at Deutsche Telekom Group whose operations cover fixed and mobile network infrastructure and cloud solutions for consumers, businesses and the public sector in more than 50 countries as well as security services. Deutsche Telekom is following a holistic and convergent groupwide security approach comprising all security domains.

Axel has been holding various executive functions throughout his career, most of them in security. He is At Large Director of the Global Board of Directors at ASIS International and (co-)presiding over a couple of other high-ranking security committees in industry associations.

Axel is co-author of the „Rechts-Handbuch zum E-Commerce“ (Legal Compendium on E-Commerce) and author of further publications regarding Internet-/Media Law as well as Security. He has been visiting lecturer on Security Management at the University of Applied Sciences 'Rheinische' Cologne and President of the Advisory Council at ASIS’s CSO Center for Leadership & Development.

Session: How an Agile Security Team Helped us Manage the COVID Crisis
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Benjamin Coleman

Head of Global Security Protective Services, Leadership Support, Facebook
Benjamin Coleman is a security risk professional with more than 15 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. In his role as the Head of Global Security Protective Services, Leadership Support at Facebook, Benjamin assists in creating an environment that proactively keeps business leaders safe and efficiently engaged in all endeavors that support the business. Prior to joining Facebook, Mr. Coleman managed Global Security and Global Travel Departments and provided personal protection for dignitaries, executives and celebrities such as George Lopez, Kid Cudi and Usher. Benjamin earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Florida A&M University and a Master of Security Management from the University of Houston-Downtown and is a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Session: How to Prepare for Change by Strategically Aligning the Close Protection Program With the Business
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Björn Hartong, CPP

Senior Risk Engineer Marine & Security, Zurich Insurance
A dedicated professional with more than 20 years experience in protecting company assets and proven contribution to the organizational profitability at national, regional and corporate management levels in the world of logistics. He is in charge of the management of supply chains of the largest hi-tech manufacturers as well as other theft sensitive products like tobacco, pharmaceuticals and FMCG on a global level.

He is specialized in supply chains in developed markets as well as emerging markets from OEM to shop deliveries. His overall aim is to minimize losses in the supply chain and improve the customer satisfaction by delivering all cargo on time. He believes that a well risk based security management system mitigates almost all risk to an acceptable level.

Session: How are Criminals Planning to Get Rich from Your Supply-Chain in 2021?
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Charline Gelin

Director Security Solutions EMEA, International SOS
Graduated from Sciences Po Bordeaux in a Master in International Relations and Political Science, Charline started her career as Security Coordinator for Technip France where her main responsibilities were in Risk Management, Training, Evacuation Planning and Management of Security procedures over a large patch including Europe, Africa, and India.

She joined International SOS – Control Risks in June 2015 as Coordinating Security Manager, responsible for the day to day support of security assistance delivered within the Europe Region including during several crises (Burkina Faso, terror attacks in Paris, Brussels, Bamako, Ouagadougou and Grand Bassam). She was promoted to Regional Security Manager Southern Europe in July 2016; in this role Charline managed the security partnership with our Paris based clients. She was also involved in the development of was also heavily involved in new solutions developments to ensure the new solutions were tailored specifically to our customers’ needs based on their feedback.

In January 2019 Charline was promoted to Director Security Solutions, EMEA; a senior regional management role managing a team of 10 Regional Security Managers overseeing the strategic support to client organizations’ throughout EMEA.

Session: Tackling the COVID-19 vaccine infodemic: Is your organisation prepared?
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Dr Apostolos Malatras

Team Leader, Knowledge and Information Team, European Union Agency for Network & Information Security
Dr Apostolos Malatras is the Team Leader for Knowledge and Information Team at the EU Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) where he is in charge of emerging technologies cybersecurity, threat landscapes and foresight. Apostolos has been a Cybersecurity Expert at ENISA responsible for many projects, including Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Smart Mobility. With more than 15 years of experience in the industry, academia, and the European Commission, Apostolos has a broad experience in managing and securing network infrastructures and connected and intelligent devices. He is the author and co-author of more than 60 research papers and scientific reports and regularly gives presentations on various international fora.

Session: ENISA efforts on Artificial Intelligence Cybersecurity
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Dr Rodrigo Rodriguez-Fernandez

Medical Director, Non-communicable Disease, Northern Europe , International SOS
Originally trained as a medical physician, Dr. Rodriguez-Fernandez serves as the Medical Director, Health Consulting, NCDs & Wellness for International SOS. He also currently serves as the Executive Director and Founder of the NCD Asia Pacific Alliance.

Dr Rodriguez-Fernandez works with blue chip organizations to improve the employee value proposition and long term sustainability through workplace based programs including mental health and wellbeing. Prior to joining International SOS he served as an advisor in the area of health system strengthening and disease prevention to the World Health Organization,(WHO), the World Bank, the European Commission, as well as Ministries of Health in Latin America, Africa, Europe, Central Asia and South-East Asia.

Dr. Rodriguez-Fernandez has authored more than three dozen peer review publications and books. He is currently a member of Chatham House, Global Health Security, fellow of the RSA and Royal Society of Public Health, the American College of Physicians, the WHO NCD Global Coordination Mechanism, and the Global Chief Medical Officers network. Dr. Rodriguez-Fernandez trained as a medical physician and public health practitioner at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Harvard Medical School, Charite University Institute of Tropical Medicine Berlin and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Session: Tackling the COVID-19 vaccine infodemic: Is your organisation prepared?
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Eamonn Hughes

VP/GM EMEALA, OpenBlue Digital, Johnson Controls
With over 30 years’ leadership experience in the tech sector, having worked for large enterprise, start-up and midsize companies, Eamonn is responsible for the growth and deployment of OpenBlue Digital in the Europe, Middle East, Africa and LATAM regions for Johnson Controls, the global pure play leader for smart building technology.

Session: Emerging Trends and Insights for Digital Transformation in Security
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Erik de Vries, CPP, PSP

Director, DutchRisk
Erik de Vries, CPP, PSP is owner/director of DutchRisk and Senior Regional Vice President of ASIS Group 9 (Europe). He is also a member of the ASIS International Crisis Management & Business Continuity Community.
He advises, trains and coaches many board level crisis teams - varying from multinationals to SME’s - to be prepared for crises through challenging scenario-based exercises. Exercises offer insights in challenging contemporary scenarios and are conducted either on-site or remote via online platforms. Erik has more than twenty-two years of experience in the crisis & security profession, including fifteen years of experience conducting CPP, PSP, PCI or APP certification courses. He coaches security managers and security management teams as a strictly independent consultant.
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Fintan Ronan

Director R&D, OpenBlue Digital, Johnson Controls
With a career of over 25 years with experience in tech start-ups to multi-national corporations with leadership responsibilities in advanced R&D specialising in SaaS, Cloud and Big Data Analytics solutions. Fintan leads software architecture and software development teams, designing applications that demand complex data management and analytics using AI and machine learning.

Session: Emerging Trends and Insights for Digital Transformation in Security
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Gavin Henderson

Vice President & CSO for Mastercard International Markets, Mastercard
Gavin has been part of Mastercard Security team for almost a decade when he started in 2012 as a Security Analyst. In December 2019, he took on the role CSO of the International Markets after serving as Regional Security Officer for Europe for 4 years, during which, Gavin and his team spearheaded a successful Regional convergence of a team of Information and Physical Security Specialists to double efforts around Cybersecurity in order to bring the Mastercard Corporate Security assets closer to Internal Stakeholders and External Customers. Gavin has also built up strong partnerships and bridges with International law enforcement agencies and Central Banks and has served as Co-Chair of the Irish OSAC Chapter and is a member of the European Institute of Corporate Security Management. In 2018, Gavin obtained an Executive MBA from the Ulster University International Business School and is he passionate about Teams and Authentic Leadership.

Gavin is also a former Member of Irish Armed Forces.
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Glenn Schoen

CEO, Boardroom@crisis Bv
Glenn Schoen (1963) is a security and crisis management advisor specialized in terrorism and CEO of Boardroom@Crisis BV. An American with Dutch roots, he has over 30 years’ international experience including work for G4S Risk Advisory, Ernst & Young, TranSecur and International Security Management. He has served over 300 consulting and 250 analysis service clients, most of them in the Fortune 1000.

Side active outside of ASIS, OSAC and UNICRI include volunteer work at the White House and lecturing at Georgetown University’s Continuing Studies Program (1996-2007). Mr. Schoen regularly shares his insights with the media (over 1000 interviews) and professional forums, including more than 25 years of appearances on CNN. He lives in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Session: The Virtual & The Violent: Thoughts on the Terrorist Threat in Europe 2021
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J. Nicole McDargh, CPP

Regional Director Physical Security, Health, Safety and Environment, Richemont
Nicole is the Regional Director for Physical Security, Health, Safety and Environment for Richemont Europe. Richemont is one of the world's largest luxury goods holding company. She provides cross functional leadership across the wide and varied footprint of including Europe, Russia, and LATAM, covering over 250 physical locations, safeguarding some of the world’s most recognized and coveted luxury goods and the people behind them.

Nicole can also be heard on a new weekly Your Security Boss podcasts where she provides enterprise and corporate security best practices and principles inspired by current events.

Session: From Resilience to Antifragility - Readiness for the Next Crisis
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James Morris, CPP

Head of Security Services, EMEA, Corporate Protection Services, Aon
James Morris is a Security, Safety and Crisis Manager with over 15 years protecting assets to enable business operations across the financial, mining, military and government sectors.
James has spent the past 4-years working for Aon in London. Prior to that he was the Security Operations Manager for AIG. Before relocating to the UK, James was the Regional Security Manager for IAMGOLD Corporation, where he led risk management for new jurisdictions, compliance, investigations, and travel security, while managing the company response to crises including the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Previously, as EMEA Regional Security Analyst for Newmont Mining Corporation in Ghana, he protected assets for the company in the region including a $2.4B gold mine. James started his career in security management in Iraq with AEGIS Defence Services, before joining the security team at the British Embassy in Afghanistan.
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Johan de Wit

PhD Researcher & Technical Officer Enterprise Security, Delft Technical University & Siemens Smart Infrastructure
Johan de Wit owns a masters degree in Security Science and Management from Technical University Delft. Currently he holds a PhD research position at the faculty Technology, Policy and Management in the Safety and Security science group. He is exploring the characteristics of security risk assessments by security professionals. He is participating in scientific conferences and gives guest lectures. He is a member of various government committees, advisory boards, workgroups and communities of practice of norm institutions, government, academia and business associations in the Netherlands. Besides his research position at TU Delft Johan is working for Siemens Smart Infrastructure as Technical Officer Enterprise Security analyzing trends and developments in the (cyber) security domain. He is involved in global portfolio development and also supports customers and relations of Siemens in risk assessments and implementation of controls. He is a regular speaker and moderator at (international) conferences and seminars.

Session: Dealing with Risks and Uncertainty: Are Security Professionals Human after all?
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Leon Van Gendt

Senior Product Manager, OpenBlue Secure, Johnson Controls
Spanning 20 years in digital technologies, developing and delivering products to the market based on technology and industry trends. Leon is Director of products with responsibilities for the program strategy of Open Blue Secure and its go-to-market strategy.

Session: Emerging Trends and Insights for Digital Transformation in Security
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Luca Tenzi

Organisational Resilience Management Consultant, International Organisation
Luca Tenzi is a corporate security and resilience expert with 20 years’ experience in Fortune 100 and 500 companies and International Organisations. He has led security operations and defined strategies in diverse geopolitical environments. His corporate experience spans multiple business sectors including, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, information and communication technologies, financial services institutions, and international organisations such as UN specialized agencies.

A strong advocate of implementing state-of-the-art practices for the convergence of physical security and ICT security, Luca recently lead and concluded a mandate to direct and coordinate the effective implementation of the strategy, evaluating existing risks and organization resilience capabilities from zero-point analysis to develop and implement a sustainable organisation-wide program in a UN agency in Vienna.

Outputs of this two-year project included an agency wide Business Impact Analyse (BIA), identification of Mission Essential Functions (MEFs) and key organizational roles and responsibilities including definition of succession planning. It has delivered setting Agency’ Departments Business Continuity Plans (BCP) for manmade or natural catastrophic scenarios, based on industry best practices and UN ORMS policy, ISO 22316 and ISO 22301 standards and training.

Session: Resilience and Business Continuity in International Organizations – what have we learned from the pandemic?

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Lynn de Vries, CPP, PCI

COO, DutchRisk
Lynn de Vries, CPP, PCI is COO of DutchRisk, advising and supporting clients to balance their risks with their security ambition. This includes risk management, privacy and security policies and procedures, crisis management, and training – from employee awareness to CPP preparation classes. She is the European liaison for Women in Security and a member of the steering committee for the ASIS International Women in Security community.

Lynn holds a degree in accountancy and several security and privacy certifications. She has more than twenty years experience in security and privacy, including various operational management roles in G4S, as advisor and trainer of DutchRisk clients and as privacy officer in the healthcare sector. She combines security management with business management skills to achieve results in both disciplines and support security professionals to measure their output ‘smarter’ in financial terms.
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Machiel toe Water

Security & Real Estate Leader for Domestic Appliances, Philips
Machiel toe Water started his career as a consultant at Ernst & Young – Security Advisory Services. He advised many governments and multinationals on different security topics before joining Philips, where he became the Head of Due Diligence and responsible for all security audits, crisis management and travel security. After a short period with Financial Operations, he moved to the Information Security department in IT. Per request of the Board of Management, he consolidated all security activities in Philips into a new Group Security in 2017, where he led the Global Physical & Personnel Security team. Per the 1st of January 2021, he became the CSO and Head of Real Estate for Domestic Appliances, a business group that Philips will divest in the course of 2021.
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Magnus Hultman

CEO, Safeture
Magnus Hultman, born in 1974, has a deep understanding of customer needs and an extensive track record of starting and growing companies.

Magnus Hultman is the co-founder and previous CEO of Strossle International, a media-technology company founded five years ago. Strossle now has 12 million euros in revenue and 70 employees across 10 different markets. He also founded and was CEO of Smartclip Nordics, an online video network. In three years, Magnus . Hultman built and sold the company with a revenue of 200 million kronor and 25 employees in four Nordic markets.

Session: When ”OoO” Becomes the New Normal - How Increasing Mobility in the Workforce is Changing Resilience
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Michael Szönyi

Flood Resilience Program Lead, Zurich Insurance Company
Michael Szönyi is member of executive staff in the Group’s Sustainability function with Zurich Insurance Group, based at Corporate Center in Switzerland. He leads Zurich's award-winning Flood Resilience Program, a multi-sector alliance with academia, humanitarian organizations and the private sector, aiming to enhance community flood resilience. The program, originally started in 2012, was recently extended to run in a second phase from 2018-2024 as part of Zurich’s Climate Resilience strategy and is now operating community programs, knowledge and advocacy as well as research in over 20 countries globally.

With his natural hazards expertise, Mr. Szönyi is also responsible for advising the company and all alliance partners on risk insights and risk mitigation strategies as part of the program. A center piece is the implementation of the self-developed flood resilience measurement framework across our program countries and implement resilience interventions to make vulnerable communities more resilient to flooding. In addition, Michael is leading the post-event review function (PERC) which helps learn how big natural events turn into humanitarian disasters, and engages with technical experts and public policy functions to enhance the role of insurance in disaster risk reduction and prevention.

Mr. Szönyi currently has advisory mandates to the United Nations High-Level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters (“UN HELP”) and to the European Union’s H2020 community resilience project (“RESILOC”). He serves as Vice-Chair of the Sustainability Working Group of “Insurance Europe”, the European (Re-)Insurance Federation.

Before joining the flood resilience program at its outset in 2012 and taking over as its leader in 2016, Mr. Szönyi previously led the Global Technical Center for Natural Hazards in Risk Engineering. He has 15 years of insurance industry experience, all with Zurich. He has significant expertise in property and natural hazards related risk assessments for commercial customers.

Mr. Szönyi has Master Degrees in Natural Hazards Management and in Geophysics, both from ETH Zurich.
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Rishi Lodhia

Managing Director, Eagle Eye Networks
As Managing Director of Eagle Eye Networks Europe/Middle East/Africa/India (EMEAI) operations, Rishi Lodhia fosters growth of Eagle Eye Networks across a large part of the world. Lodhia is a strong believer in creating a fast-paced organizational culture where people are empowered to get the most out of themselves and the business.

Prior to this role, Lodhia disrupted the industry when he co-founded and served as CEO of CameraManager, one of the world’s first cloud-based video surveillance platforms. In 2013, CameraManager was acquired by Panasonic, where, as CEO of Panasonic Cloud Management Service Europe, he launched NuboCam, the world’s first 4G/LTE video surveillance camera. CameraManager was then acquired by Eagle Eye Networks in 2017.

Lodhia studied International Business Science at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands.

Session: Key video Surveillance trends indicate transformative shift to Cloud and AI
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Stéphanie Bergouignan, CPP

CEO, UNIPROTECT
Stéphanie Bergouignan has been a security professional for the last 16 years. Holding an MBA from a top business school (HEC) as well as the CPP, she is currently the CEO of UNIPROTECT, the leading guarding company for Anglophone clients in Paris. Stéphanie teaches strategic marketing at university level and is also a jury and mentor at an major Entrepreneur network.

An active member of ASIS for the last 11 year, she is the Vice President of the French Chapter and lead for Women in Security.

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Werner Cooreman, CPP, PSP

Senior Vice President – Group Security Director, Solvay Group, and Chair of the ASIS Professional Standards Board
Werner Cooreman is Senior Vice President – Group Security Director for the Solvay Group, a global chemical manufacturer. Previously Werner held international security roles in other industries. Prior to his 20 years in security management in the private industry, he was a member of the Belgian Military for 20 years, where he participated in several international missions with the United Nations and NATO.

Werner’s expertise covers a broad range of security expert areas, but he is mainly focussed on establishing and developing an enterprise security risk management function in complex international business environments, and is considered a thought leader on security management. He is an active member in several professional security associations, and holds a Master in Military Sciences from the Belgian Royal Military Academy, as well as many other professional security certifications across multiple domains of security.
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