Alberto Mattia

Chief Executive Officer, Panta Ray
Alberto guides and supports large enterprises across various industries and countries in developing effective resilience management systems to achieve their business objectives. He is a business continuity and risk expert with several international qualifications, and as an industry thought leader is often engaged in professional debates on the importance of organizational resilience as a business enabler. His company, PANTA RAY, commits to the mission of making the world more resilient through training, consulting, and research activities in this field.

Session: Resilience is the key to success
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Aleksandar Stojanovic

Executive Chairman and Co-founder, AVA Information Systems Gmbh
Aleksandar Stojanovic is a serial entrepreneur and expert for digital innovation in complex markets. In 2014, he co-founded AVA to leverage artificial intelligence and deep data for security, safety, and risk intelligence. Aleksandar started his first company at the age of 17 and sold it three years later to Bertelsmann Group. In 2001, Aleksandar incorporated his idea to create applications for the first wave of java-enabled mobile phones. One year later, Japanese Namco Corp. acquired the company. Right after, he founded the digital strategy vangard Digital District, which was acquired by global media giant Publicis in 2010. With co-founding AVA in 2014, he quickly became a European pioneer for defining the role of Artificial Intelligence in the world of Security.

Session: Will Artificial Intelligence make Security Experts obsolete?
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Alexander Zippel, CPP

Senior Global Security & BCM Operations Manager, DHL Supply Chain
Alexander T. Zippel is a senior security expert with a strong background in business management. He can effectively link those management skills with today’s business resilience disciplines to achieve valued results. Prior to joining Deutsche Post DHL Group, he was responsible for the international security management at a subsidiary of Total S.A. Group. His professional experience includes multiple years in the advisory sector, where he successfully advised MNC’s, SME’s and NGO’s in security, business continuity and strategic risk management.

Session: Security & Procurement Collaboration - The Power of a Strategic Partnership

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Aurelien Lambert

Group Director of Physical Security and Safety, AXA Group
Aurélien Lambert is the Group Physical Security and Safety director, leading the protection of 170.000 personnel of the AXA Group, as well as all assets and operations in more than 60 countries.

After serving in the French military, he transitioned to the private security sector. He started working as a consultant, operating particularly in crisis contexts and sensitive situation in all regions of the world (such as political crisis in West Africa, the Haiti earthquake, the “Arab Spring”, etc.). He worked for very different types of clients: NGOs, diplomats, major Oil & Gas companies, etc.

He joined the AXA Group in 2014 to create and lead the central Physical Security & Safety strategy and function. In addition, he is leading the “security convergence program” being implemented across AXA to reinforce the link between the Physical Security and Safety, the Information Security and the Resilience functions.

He also holds two Masters’ degrees (in International Relations and also in Public Affairs) as well as several professional certifications.

Session: Creating and Developing a Comprehensive Travel Security Framework in a Multinational Organisation
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Axel Petri

Senior Vice President Group Security Governance, Deutsche Telekom, DE
Axel Petri is responsible for assuring enterprise-wide security for the Deutsche Telekom group; spanning strategy, regulations, and control, as well as steering the group-wide cooperation of all security departments in all security domains. Deutsche Telekom’s operations cover fixed and mobile network infrastructure and cloud solutions for consumers, businesses and the public sector in more than 50 countries. He is Past President of the ASIS CSO Center.

Session: What does an agile security team look like?

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Balvinder Singh Powar

Professor, IE Business School
Balvinder is English of Indian origin, resident in Madrid, Spain. He is a Business & Finance graduate who also studied a Masters in Mediation from the University of London. He has extensive experience leading business, social, cultural, media and technology projects in Spain and internationally. His main skills include communications (internal and external), creative & strategic input, business development & senior management, team leadership, relationship management & business mediation.

Currently, he is a Founding Partner, Board Member and Director at BOOSTER Space Industries and AERDRON, innovative international Aerospace projects/consultancies with important stakeholders globally. He is also an Adjunct Professor and Business Mentor at IE Business School and a qualified and experienced trainer, giving sessions on Leadership, Team Management and Motivation, Innovation Culture, Mediation/Conflict Resolution Skills, Entrepreneurship and the New Commercial Space Industry.

In 2015 he became a Business Mentor at “The Founder Institute”, one of the largest and most powerful start up networks in the world. In 2017 he became a partner at B-Scaled, a consultancy helping mainly tech start-ups to find clients and investment globally.

Balvinder is now working more and more in the fields of sustainability, wellbeing and mental health via start ups such as "Rootevity" and "ifeel".

Session: Leading Through Innovation: Mindset for Success
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Bart Vansevenant

Chief Product Officer, RightCrowd
Bart Vansevenant is Chief Product Officer at RightCrowd. Early 2019 RightCrowd acquired physical security start-up Ticto, which was co-founded by Vansevenant in 2015. Prior to starting up Ticto, Bart was CMO at Catbird, a cloud security startup based in Scotts Valley, California. Prior to Catbird he was Executive Director of the Global Security Organization at Verizon, responsible for the company's cybersecurity portfolio worldwide. Prior to Verizon, he held executive roles in Cybertrust and in Europe’s pioneer in Managed Security Services Ubizen. Bart holds a master’s degree in business economics from the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and a postgraduate degree in information and communications technology from the University of Namur, Belgium.

Session: Access Badge R.I.P.
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Benjamin Coleman

Global Security Executive Services Manager, 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 Global Security Executive Services Manager 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, 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 Strategically Align the Executive Protection Programme With the Business
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Bernhard Maier

Bernhard Maier is a qualified car mechanic and a graduate in business administration. He initially worked as a Key Account Manager at Nixdorf Computer AG and then as a member of the management team at Wallhäuser Anlagen Gesellschaft.

Between 1988 and 2001, he held various executive positions at BMW AG in Germany and abroad, before joining Porsche in 2001 and taking over as CEO of Porsche Deutschland GmbH.

In March 2010, he took part in the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, shortly before being appointed to the Executive Board for the Sales and Marketing division of Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche AG.

Since November 2015, Bernhard Maier has been CEO of ŠKODA AUTO a.s. and is driving the company’s reorientation under Strategy 2025. In addition to electromobility and digitalisation, key aspects of the Strategy include new mobility services and connectivity, implementing a large-scale product campaign and the brand’s internationalisation. For example, ŠKODA has assumed responsibility for the Indian market and the Russian region on behalf of the Volkswagen Group.

Under his leadership, ŠKODA has also introduced new, important models such as the KODIAQ, KAROQ, KAMIQ and SCALA. At the same time, ŠKODA is launching electromobility this year with the first two iV models. The DigiLab in Prague began developing new mobility solutions in October 2016; there are now offshoots in Tel Aviv and Beijing forging strong links with the local start-up communities.

With over 1.25 million vehicles delivered, 2018 was the most successful year in the company’s history.

Bernhard Maier's keynote is part of the opening session (Thursday 2 April - 9:00) - available to Leadership Pass or a Professional Pass delegates.
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Bernhard Maier

Private Investigator, BM-Investigations e.U.
Bernhard Maier is a private investigator and security consultant in Vienna, Austria. His agency BM-Investigations was founded in 1998 and mainly serves clients from the financial sector. Bernhard holds university degrees in political sciences and security management. As an expert witness he consults Austrian courts and authorities. He is a regular speaker at Vienna based detective academy Eurodet, certified fraud examiner (CFE) and an ISO-certified risk manager. Bernhard’s cases were featured in the docu-series ‘Betrogen’ ( by Austrian TV-channel ATV in 2018.

Fraud Cases and Lessons Learned
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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 Supply Chain Optimisation Practices help Criminals Get Rich!

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Brian Harrell

Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Security, Department of Homeland Security
Brian Harrell was appointed by the President of the United States in December 2018 to serve as the Department of Homeland Security’s sixth Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection. Brian now serves as the first Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security within the newly renamed Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

Brian is the former Managing Director of Enterprise Security at the Duke Energy Corporation. He is also the former Director of the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC) and Director of Critical Infrastructure Protection Programs at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), where he was charged with helping protect North America's electric grid from physical and cyber attacks.

Brian has spent time during his career in the US Marine Corps and various private sector agencies with the goal of protecting the United States from security threats.

Session: Implementing Global Solutions to Current and Emerging Threats in Critical Infrastructure

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Brian J. Allen, CPP

Advisor Cyber Transformation Practice, E&Y
Brian Allen has over 20 years of strategic experience in the security field, notable as a former Chief Security Officer for a major critical infrastructure organization. A current advisor with EY’s Cyber Transformation Practice, he works closely with boards, executives, and CSO/CISO’s on developing strategic cyber transformation programs. He has worked with Global Fortune 100’s to transform tactical security programs into holistic enterprise security risk management practices.

Brian is the former Chief Security Officer for Time Warner Cable located in New York, NY. He worked at Time Warner Cable from 2002 until 2016. In his role as CSO, Brian was responsible for the global protection of Time Warner Cable’s assets, coordinated the company’s crisis management and business continuity management program, including the coordination with federal and state emergency management organizations. Brian managed TWC’cybersecurity policy and governance for the company. He led the security risk management program, which included the company’s Law Enforcement Response Center, the customer facing Enterprise Risk Operation Center, had oversight of all internal/external investigations and headed up the company’s workplace violence program.

Currently Brian is an author of two books on Enterprise Security Risk Management and an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut, teaching security risk within the MBA program. Brian served on several national security policy organizations, including the Executive Committee of the U.S. Communications Sector Coordinating Council. He was appointed by the Chairman to the FCC's Communication Security Reliability and Interoperability Council and is the Co-Chair of Cybersecurity Best Practices Working Group addressing the implementation of the Executive Order's Cybersecurity Framework across the communications sector.

Prior to Time Warner Cable, he lobbied for an intellectual property trade organization and is experienced in government policy, testifying before a variety of Federal and State legislative, judicial and executive proceedings.

Session: Trends in Convergence - Research by the ASIS Foundation

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Bruno Kalhoj

Head of Division, Security & Safety, European Central Bank
Bruno Kalhoj is the Head of Division, Security & Safety at the European Central Bank, leading a team of almost 60 internal and 200+ external security professionals. Prior to joining the ECB he was Head of Security & Crisis Management at Maersk Oil and Head of Security at the global fashion retailer Bestseller. He has lived in the Middle East for a period of 8 years, two of them working for United Nations and 4 years as Regional Security Advisor for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Control Risks. He also holds a non-security position on the Boards of Directors at Saab Denmark.

Bruno is business driven and focusses his work finding ways of adding value to the organisation. He is very passionate about leadership, diversity and working culture issues which led him to being a Diversity Ambassador and mentor in the European Central Bank.

Session: How Security Data adds Value to the Organisation

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Darren Oddie

Chief Marketing Officer, CNL
Darren Oddie is Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Product at CNL Software. Immediately prior to joining CNL he worked as a digital transformation and marketing consultant to Fortune Global 500 companies. He brings more than 25 years’ experience in driving business transformation and growth for enterprises, consultancies and start-ups.
Darren’s deep insights in the ERM, ESRM and PSIM market, both technical and commercial, give him a unique perspective on value within converged systems. His focus is now on delivering innovation to CNL Software’s customers. This involves working closely with strategic technology partners on new ways of harnessing the power of technology, creating greater value for its users and allowing them to do more with less resources.

Session: How Security Leaders Can Influence the Success of Digital Transformation Programs
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Dr Sophie Harwood

Women Travel Advisor, beTravelwise
Sophie specialises in travel risk mitigation strategies for women travellers. She is passionate about other cultures and has lived and worked in Zimbabwe, India, Hong Kong, France, Germany, the UK and the USA. She has worked as a security risk analyst for a Fortune 100 investment bank and as a training manager for a travel security consultancy. She has a doctorate from the School of History at the University of Leeds and has published a book about historical women and warfare. She currently works at Humboldt University in Berlin and is the Senior Editor for a leading language-learning app.

Session: Harassment during Air Travel
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Dr. Ir. David Lecompte

Professor and head of the Military & Protective Engineering Research Unit, Royal Military Academy in Brussels
Dr. Ir. David Lecompte is a professor at the Royal Military Academy in Brussels and head of the Military & Protective Engineering Research Unit. He lectures on structural engineering and the effects of explosions on structures and his research activities mainly lie in the fields of blast effect mitigation, combined blast and fragment impact, explosive breaching and small scale explosive testing.

Between 2012 and 2015 he was in charge of the scientific research program management in the domains of Military Mobility, Systems & Protection at the Department of Scientific and Technological research at the Royal Higher Institute for Defence. In 2016 he took part in the European Union Mission to Provide Advice and Assistance for Security Sector Reform in the Democratic Republic of Congo, during a 10-month period as counselor to the Head of Military Instruction of the Congolese armed Forces.

He is the Belgian representative in the International Physical Security Forum and a permanent member of the European Research Network on Critical Infrastructure Protection. He is also active in the NATO Science and Technology Organisation, where he is the chairman of the Applied Vehicle Technology Panel.

Session: The Explosive Drone threat: A physical security paradigm shift
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Eduard Emde, CPP

ASIS Europe 2020 Conference Chair, Head of the Health, Safety and Security Section, ESA (European Space Agency), NL
Eduard J. Emde, CPP, is with the European Space Agency at the European Space Research and Technology Centre in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. In the year 2012 he was the first non U.S. President of ASIS International.

Eduard Emde has more than 25-years’ experience in security and security risk management. Previously, he served as Corporate Security Capability and Development Manager for Shell. Mr. Emde was Manager Consultancy Services with Interseco (now Pinkerton) in The Hague. He’s also served as a security consultant with KPMG's Forensic & Integrity Services and as vice president, group security with ABN AMRO Bank.

Eduard Emde has served on the boards of various associations in the field of risk management and security, including the Dutch Society for Risk Management and OSAC Netherlands. A member of ASIS International since 1990, he has served on the Board of Directors 2006-2013, as Regional Vice President in Europe and as board member and Chair of the Benelux Chapter. Eduard Emde has also served as a trainer for CPP review courses.

He received a master’s degree in Organisational Analysis & Behaviour from Lancaster University in the UK and degrees in Business Administration and Dutch Law from Erasmus University Rotterdam. He holds CPP and CISSP certifications.

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Emanuele Scansani

Director of Partnerships and Strategic Relations, Riskline
Emanuele Scansani is Operations Manager, Eurasia, for Riskline, a leading travel risk intelligence company in operation since 2007 and based in Denmark.

Emanuele is a plurilingual professional who holds an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics (LSE) as well as an MSc in International Relations and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Bologna, Italy.
Emanuele is currently based in Barcelona having lived in China for eight years following graduation.

An expert in global security and safety issues, particularly digital security, he is a regular speaker at numerous industry events.

Session: Enhancing Duty of Care with Local Intelligence and Geofencing
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Erik de Vries, CPP, PSP

Director, DutchRisk, NL
Erik de Vries, CPP is owner/director of DutchRisk, partner in European Security Academy and Senior Regional Vice President of ASIS Group 9 (Europe). He is also a member of the ASIS International Crisis Management & Business Continuity Council. 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. Erik has more than nineteen years of experience in the crisis & security profession, including fourteen years of experience conducting CPP certification courses. He coaches security managers and management teams as a strictly independent consultant.

Training session: Crisis Response in Reputational Crises

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Eske Ofner

Head of Sales, F24 AG
Eske Ofner is an experienced emergency notification and crisis management expert and has been working in the software industry for more than 15 years. At F24 Eske is responsible for corporate customers in different sectors ranging from the aviation and automotive industry to finance as well as the public sector. She is taking care of prospective and existing customers from all over the world including Germany, Austria, Czech Republic.

Session: How to manage crisis situations professionally – best-practice examples in the health & event industry
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Eva Mueller

Global HR Business Partner, Hilti Corporation
Eva Mueller works at the Hilti Corporation as Global HR Business Partner, since 2019. Prior to that, she held the position of Senior Human Resource Business Partner at Amazon.

She has more than 10 years experience in the Human Resource field, and has worked as HR Business Partner in different Industries, such as Financial & Editorial Services as well as in Industrial Production.

Training session: Investigations - Collaboration and Tension between Security and HR

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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.

Session: Convergence in Action - A Mastercard Study

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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. 

Training session: Crisis Response in Reputational Crises

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Iain Macpherson

Security Systems Manager, The Francis Crick Institute
Iain Macpherson is an experienced Systems Manager, with extensive knowledge across multiple systems and disciplines pertaining to the security sector, on both client and contract side. He has been in the security industry for 30 years and in that time he has covered roles in operational security in many guises including retail security, construction security and blue chip corporate security to technical security, where he found his passion for all things technical. I thrive on new projects and embrace changes as they come with a can do attitude. He looks for ways to work smarter as well as harder. As an active member of ASIS international UK chapter, he assists with the organising and running of the CPE days. He is also a firm believer in passing this knowledge on to the young professionals in the industry to see them develop.

Smart on the Outside, Smart(er) on the Inside – Securely Upgrading Your Building’s Technology
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Ian Evans

Managing Director for EMEA, OneTrust
Ian Evans serves as Managing Director for EMEA at OneTrust, the largest and most widely used technology platform to operationalize privacy, security and third-party risk management.
Evans is a diversified senior executive with deep experience in data privacy and CRM technology services.  He brings over 20 years of software industry experience to OneTrust as well as 10 years in direct and channel sales.  In his role, Evans supports thousands of multi-national brands, leading the delivery of technology solutions to secure and privatize customer and employee personal information under new privacy and security regulations. 

Prior to OneTrust, Evans served as Vice President and Managing Director for EMEA at AirWatch (acq. by VMware in 2014 for $1.54B). 
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J. Nicole McDargh, CPP

Regional Director Physical Security, Health, Safety And Building And Office Services, Richemont
Nicole is the Regional Director for Physical Security, Health, Safety and Building and Office Services for Richemont Europe. She provides cross functional leadership across the wide and varied footprint of Continental Europe, Russia, and LATAM. At Richemont, one of the world's largest luxury goods holding company, she works daily to ensure that places are safe and people are able to thrive and succeed in challenging environments.

Prior to joining Richemont she spent 15 years at Securitas Security where, amongst other things, she led the development and deployment of the "Solutions" platform, now commonly referred to as Integrated Security.

By regularly challenging the norm, and looking for synergy in solving problems Nicole drives and fosters excellent business-enabling security.

Session: From Resilience to Antifragility

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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.

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.

Session: Security Risks from Extreme Weather, Part 21: Perception and Preparedness Debate

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Jason Dibley

Technical Director, QCC Global
Jason Dibley is the technical director of QCC Global Ltd, the largest global TSCM provider, serving large commercial and government entities. He has been active in countering espionage operations for the last 20 years and constantly evolves new procedures and solutions for emerging surveillance threats. He is security cleared and is a founder member of the Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Institute (TSCMi) and an advisory board member of the ERiI (Espionage Research Institute International) both bodies of excellence within the TSCM industry.

In the Know and On the Go: The Information Side of Travel Risk

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Jean-Philippe Deby

Head of Building Industrial Market Segment, Genetec, BE
Jean-Philippe Deby is Head of Building Industrial Market Segment at Genetec. He is responsible for developing new sales initiatives in focused geographies. JP Deby has been with Genetec for 8 years where he was responsible for the sales organization in Western Europe and the development of Genetec’s channel partner program for EMEA. Prior to Genetec, JP Deby has held various sales and marketing functions for distributor, system integrator and manufacturers of IP based solutions. He holds a bachelor degree in Finance and Economy from De Paul University, in Chicago, USA.

Session: Preparing for the GSOC of the future
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Jeff Sieben, CPP

Product Manager, Resolver, & IT Security Community Chair of ASIS International
Jeff Sieben, CPP, leads the IT Security Council (ITSC), which is made up of members passionate about IT, Security, and Cybersecurity Management. During the day he works in the security industry, and he is focused on solving security industry problems with software. He has consulted to over 250 companies ranging from one-person security teams, to global security teams--guards to CSOs/CISOs--with some of the world's largest companies. He is currently focused on helping retired law enforcement and retired military members mature in their knowledge of Risk Management in business.

Session: The Path to ESRM
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Johan de Wit

Phd Candidate & Technical Officer Enterprise Security, TU Delft, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management & Siemens
Johan de Wit has 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.

Session: Dealing with Risks and Uncertainty: Scientific Insights into Human Behaviour, Risk Assessments and Decision Making
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John A Petruzzi Jr., CPP

EVP, Northeast Region & Head of ISS - G4S Americas,
John Petruzzi, Jr., CPP, currently holds the position Executive Vice President of the Northeast Region of G4S Secure Solutions NA, and Head of Integrated Security Solutions for G4S Americas. John’s teams are responsible for providing a seamless customer experience from an initial security risk assessment to a fully deployed technology and staffing solution designed to meet each customer’s specific needs.

John has extensive security industry experience with in-depth expertise in implementing risk-based security programs, deploying technology enhancements, and managing organizational resiliency programs within Fortune 500 companies. John’s career in senior corporate security leadership spans the financial services, energy, commercial real-estate, and telecommunications sectors. Additionally John managed the international operations of a large security services firm where he focused on organizational engagements to corporate partners providing security and investigative services.
John holds a Bachelors in Information Security Management, an Associates in Criminal Justice and also served in the United States Marine Corps as a Non-commissioned Officer. John is an active industry volunteer and is currently the Treasurer of ASIS International’s Board of Directors.

Session: Trends in Convergence - Research by the ASIS Foundation

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Laurence Perkins

Head of Security, University of Leicester
Laurence Perkins joined the University of Leicester in 2008, he was previously the Security Operations Manager before promotion to the Head of Security in January 2018. Prior to joining the University, he spent 6 years in the banking sector where he was a Branch Manager.

Laurence has a Degree in Security & Risk Management and is extremely determined to improve security professionalism and standards at the university. He is the Midlands Chair for the Association of University Chief Security Officers (AUCSO) and led his team to security team of the year, collecting the award in 2018. His focus is on service delivery, ensuring his team deliver an effective holistic approach to keeping his community safe, and has invested in technology such as Safezone and Indoor Positioning Beacons to support this. All universities in the UK currently face similar issues regarding security training and standards; Laurence is willing to share his skills and experience to further enhance security training for all Universities and Colleges. As a qualified trainer, he has developed team training days, probation training, incident report writing and a four-day induction course. To widen his research on campus training standards, in 2015 Laurence participated in the AUCSO International Exchange programme, visiting the National University of Singapore.

Session: Indoor Positioning: Changing the Paradigm of Situational Awareness
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Leo Kelly

Security and Risk Management Analyst, Francis Crick Institute
Leo Kelly is the Security and Risk Management Analyst at the Francis Crick Institute, a biomedical research facility in central London. His role involves intelligence dissemination, travel risk management, business continuity, and crisis management. He is also a member of the ASIS International UK Chapter and he is actively involved with the ASIS UK Chapter Young Professionals Committee. He holds a Masters in Risk (MA) and a Bachelors Degree in Human Geography from Durham University.

Smart on the Outside, Smart(er) on the Inside – Securely Upgrading Your Building’s Technology
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Luca Tenzi

ORMS 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 convergence project within a specialized UN agencies project integrating physical and logical security using innovative integrated solutions and including a ground-breaking smartcard with biometric system on board. An innovative and strategic thinker who has a proven track record of cross-boundaries collaboration and engagement with a broad variety of security and business stakeholders worldwide including senior leaders and diplomats from international organisations.

Session: Organization Resilience and Business Continuity, an International Organization perspective

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Lynn de Vries, CPP, PCI

COO, DutchRisk, NL
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, 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 ASIS Women in Security council.

Lynn holds a degree in accountancy and has nearly twenty years experience in the security industry. This includes several operational roles in G4S - from Prisons and Aviation security to Oil & Gas and as advisor and trainer of DutchRisk clients. 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.

Training session: Building a Business Case for Security

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Mac Segal

Vice President, Business Development EMEA, AS Solution
Mac is the Vice President of Business Development & Security Consulting, EMEA at AS Solution. With over 25 years of Executive Protection, training and consulting experience in the security industry, specializing in mitigating and responding to terror and criminal threats as well as security management, he brings real world knowledge and expertise to all facets of his job. Mac has published many articles on all facets of security and is a regular speaker at security conferences the world over as well as SME to governments, major television and print news outlets.

Session: Executive Protection & Data Protection – How do you protect your client's data when working in the field
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Machiel toe Water

Head Of Physical & Personnel Security, Philips
Machiel toe Water started his career as a consultant at Ernst & Young – Security Advisory Services. He advised many governments and multinationals on many different security topics before joining Philips – Internal Audit. He started a new function responsible for all Due Diligence screenings in the company, while managing 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. He is currently leading the global Physical & Personnel Security team.

Session: Consolidating all Security Activities to Create a New, Business Enabling Security Department

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Magnus Hultman

CEO, Safeture
Magnus Hultman is an experienced media tech entrepreneur building fast growing companies. Since 1 august 2019 he is been appointed the CEO of Nasdaq listed Safeture. Magnus is an early trendsetter and appreciated speaker with his insights in technology and visions about the future of work place, among other subjects.

Magnus has also been the CEO and co-founder of Strossle International, Europe´s fastest growing tech company, a company using artificial intelligence to personalize the media experience. Before launching Strossle, Magnus was the founder of online video network Smartclip Nordics, InSkin Nordics, founder and CEO of Instadia Nordics (web analytics) and VP Sales of the video ad serving company Videoplaza.

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

Sr Manager Business Resilience & Crisis Management, Booking Holdings
Marlon is the Global Corporate Security Manager for He is accountable to create a safe, productive and resilient environment for nearly 20,000 employees across over 70 countries. He leads a global team who manages Crisis Management, intelligence, travel security and Business Continuity. Prior to joining, Marlon served as a consultant at Pinkerton and worked in the security department at Vale for almost 7 years, one of the world's largest mining companies. He is certified in Crisis Management, Business Continuity and holds a Master of Business Administration.

Session: Developing and Implementing Global Crisis Management and Business Continuity from Scratch
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Martin Dobiáš

Senior Manager Technology Strategy & Architecture, Deloitte
Martin Dobiáš is Senior Manager at Deloitte in consulting division focused on Technology Strategy. Martin has 20 years’ experience delivering complex transformation engagements mainly in financial services and telco industries. His background is consultant bridging business and technology worlds helping business to address key priorities by viable solutions.
Martin’s expertise covers digital transformation delivering innovations of business models as well as modernization of technology platforms supporting core functions. He also helps his clients with adoption of cloud platforms and emerging technologies like cognitive services, chatbots and blockchain.

Session: Emerging Technologies - Risks and Benefits - Part 1
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Matthew Judge

Group Managing Director, The Anvil Group
Matthew Judge is Group Managing Director of global risk management company, The Anvil Group.

He is passionate about delivering advanced technology-led operational resilience solutions that provide organisations with the actionable insight they need to thrive in an ever more uncertain world.

Having assisted clients directly during a diverse range of major incidents over the last ten years, Matthew fully understands the impact of these events on those affected and their wider business operations. He also regularly provides consultancy services to global organisations looking to improve their security policies, processes and procedures.

Matthew is a regular speaker at security conferences, discussing and advising on the subjects of risk management, corporate governance, duty of care and operational resilience.

Session: Turning the perception of security on its head: how to reframe security as a value-add business enabler
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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. 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 2018-2023.

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. In addition, Michael is leading the post-event review function PERC which helps learn how big natural events turn into humanitarian disasters.

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 12 years of insurance industry experience, all with Zurich. He has significant expertise in property and natural hazards related risk assessments for commercial customers. He was nominated “Young Risk Management Achiever of the Year” in 2011. Mr. Szönyi has Master Degrees in Natural Hazards Management and in Geophysics, both from ETH Zurich.

Session: Security Risks from Extreme Weather, Part 1: Outlook/Predictions

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Mikhail Cheremisinov

Regional Lp Manager, Russia. Cis, Turkey, Levi Strauss & Co
Mikhail Cheremisinov holds an MBA degree from the Moscow University and Kingston University. He has more than 15 years experience in corporate security and fraud prevention and is a strategic thinker and ‘hands on’ pragmatist with excellent understanding of business logic. He gained extensive practical experience in conducting internal investigations, broad knowledge in the field of organising internal control mechanisms and compliance procedures (especially in marketing, procurement, construction) and effective implementation of relevant work patterns in commercial enterprises.

Session: Identifying Truth During the Interview Process
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Moritz Ruff

Senior Expert Global Security Situation Center, Deutsche Post DHL Group
Moritz Ruff is a Security Data & Security Future Strategist and works as a Senior Expert at Corporate Security & Crisis Management at Deutsche Post DHL Group. In the last seven years he has matured the Global Security Situation Center of Corporate Security from a typical operational and tactical situation driven approach towards a strategic and data driven intelligence hub for the whole Group. Managing the utilization of methods like software automation, machine learning, data analytics and visualization in security intelligence is his intrinsic motivation. He also drives the digital transformation at Corporate Security & Crisis Management by managing several digitalization projects within the department.

Session: Will Artificial Intelligence make Security Experts obsolete?
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Nick Gicinto

Vice President, Executive Guardian, RiskIQ
Nick Gicinto is currently the Vice President of Incident Investigation & Intelligence (i3) at RiskIQ, the World Leader in Attack Surface Management. Nick developed RiskIQ’s i3 team along with growing the Executive Guardian platform, a world-class threat detection and management platform aimed at protecting company personnel from both digital and physical threats around the globe. Prior to joining RiskIQ, Nick developed and led Insider Threat, Intelligence, and Investigation programs for Tesla and Uber in the United States. He served in the US Intelligence Community for 10 years prior to joining the private sector. He holds a master’s degree in Defense & Strategic Studies from Missouri State University and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at William Jewell College, his undergraduate alma mater.

In the Know and On the Go: The Information Side of Travel Risk
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Orhan Topcu

Senior regional security manager MEA, Microsoft
Orhan Topcu has served in Turkish National Police over 24 years before his retirement as a ranking police chief mainly focusing on ICT. After the 1999 Marmara Earthquake, he was assigned to Turkish National Civil Defense and later Emergency Management Agency under Office of Prime Ministry, till 2005. He also participated several international humanitarian operations, UN Missions in Bosnia, and Kosova. He is also holding a master degree on Strategic Analysis and Risk Assessments. Today he is working as Microsoft / Senior Regional Security Manager for Middle East and Africa and managing Extreme Risk Traveler programme for Microsoft.

In the Know and On the Go: The Information Side of Travel Risk
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Palo Stacho

Head of Operations, LUCY Security AG
For almost 30 years, Palo has been an entrepreneur and business developer in the IT industry. As a graduate computer scientist with a federal diploma and postgraduate studies in corporate governance at the HSG, he founded a Swiss IT company of national importance in the 1990s, which he sold in 2007. In 2010, he was already focusing on digitalization and cyber security. Therefore Palo joined LUCY Security in the early days back in 2015, he is co-founder of this internationally recognized IT security awareness company. Palo enjoys spending time with his family and he is a member of the board of the Swiss chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. He lives in Switzerland.

Session: Boosting your Cyber Security Resilience by enabling the Human Factor and AI
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Paul Cannock

Head of the Estates and Facilities Management Department, European Space Agency
Paul Cannock is the Head of the European Space Agency Estates and Facilities Management Department. He has a Master’s Degree in Defence Studies from King’s College London.

After serving in the Royal Air Force he joined the European Space Agency in 2002 as the site manager of the European Centre for Space Research and Technology in Noordwijk, Holland. As such he was responsible for all aspects of its physical security. In 2011 he assumed responsibility for the estates and facilities management of all ESA sites and centres across Europe working from ESA HQ in Paris. His responsibilities include oversight of the Agency-wide physical security contract and for ESA crisis management.

Paul Cannock has presented regularly to conferences and other fora in Europe and the USA on a wide range of subjects including leadership, environmental management and of course estates and facilities management. He is a firm believer that it is operational excellence that gets you a seat at decision making tables.

Session: Closing Keynote: A Secure Space - Multi-Dimensional Decision Making
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Peter Fischbach

Executive Scrum Coach, Scrum-Events
Peter Fischbach is an executive Scrum coach, located in Berlin, Germany. He is working in agile environments for 20 years. Together with Scrum co-creator Jeff Sutherland Peter teaches teams and executives in Germany. 2019 Jeff nominated him as one of 12 Licensed Scrum Fellows, who are responsible for spreading his knowledge worldwide. Since 2015 he works with Jeff on Scrum@Scale, which is the way agile organizations can be scaled.

Peter is working with managers and executives in Scrum transitions in various industries, among others in software, banking, mobility, logistics and science.

Session: What is an Agile Organisation

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Peter French, CPP

CEO, SSR Personnel
Peter French, CPP is CEO SSR® Personnel who are the leading consultancy in the field of security, permanent or interim placement. SSR® have partnered with ASIS Europe to produce an annual salary survey. Peter has lead a number of initiatives to develop awareness with future business leaders as to the performance and contribution they should expect from the security risk function and impact on a corporation’s performance.

A Fellow of the Security Institute and Past Master and former Trustee of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals. He helped establish the Security Benevolent Fund that supports welfare requests from those are / have been employed in the security profession. For 15 years Peter has been a volunteer leader for ASIS Europe. In 2010 he was appointed a Member of the British Empire for his work with Charity.

Session: European Salary Survey
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Petr Moroz

Managing Partner, Screening Solutions s.r.o.
Professional security and investigations executive with a proven track record in Pre-Employment Background Screening, Corporate Investigations, Anti-Fraud Management and Business Intelligence. 20 years of experience in leading security management positions in corporate and consulting area.

First NAPBS member in the Czech Republic. Founding member of ASIS International and ACFE chapters in the Czech Republic. Vice chairman of the ASIS International Czech Chapter.

Specialties: Leadership and people motivation, project management, Pre-Employment Screening, Anti-Fraud training and awareness programs, managing corporate investigations, presentation skills, strong international network.

Session: Engaging Employees in Compliance and Security Culture
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Samantha Danilowski

IT Security Analyst, Robert Bosch LLC
During her studies at DePaul University in Chicago, Samantha learned how important people`s awareness is to establish and maintain a cyber-resilient culture within a company. After graduating with a Bachelor`s degree in Network Engineering and Security, she started at Robert Bosch North America and took over the lead of the company`s global phishing awareness program. Today she drives the education of Bosch`s 410k employees worldwide to train them about cyber threats and how to behave accordingly. Her latest achievements are the implementation of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) into the program.

Session: Boosting your Cyber Security Resilience by enabling the Human Factor and AI
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Scott Morrison

Vice President Global CEM Industry Solutions, Everbridge
Scott Morrison has over 30 years of strategy, marketing, product management and sales leadership experience. At Everbridge, Scott is responsible for leading go-to-market strategies for Everbridge’s Critical Event Management (CEM) Industry Solutions.

He has spoken at numerous conferences and events in the US, Europe and Asia on topics ranging from risk management and business resiliency to customer experience.

Prior to Everbridge, Scott held management and executive roles at global organizations including Accenture, Epicor Software, Infor, Vertafore and CFI Group. Scott is a graduate from the University of Notre Dame.

Session: What Makes An Organization Resilient?
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Scott Wilcox

CEO & Founding Partner, Sicuro Group
Scott Wilcox is an entrepreneur with extensive experience in establishing, growing and managing businesses globally. His early commercial experience includes working as a security advisor and consultant to large corporations such as Bloomberg, QualComm, Visa and DP World.

Scott established Sicuro in 2005 and developed it from a small start-up to one of the most successful technology providers in the MENASA region, supporting high-risk and global environments. The Sicuro Group of companies deliver trusted intelligence, travel risk management, location-services and logistics, typically in support of multinational companies, governments, their contractors, NGOs and the extractive industry.

Session: The Power Incident Data has on Business Resilience
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Stéphanie Bergouignan, CPP

Stéphanie Bergouignan, has been a security professionnal for the last 15 years. Holding an e 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 10 year, she is the secretary of the French Chapter and lead for Women in Security.

Training session: Building a Business Case for Security

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Tim Willis

Director of Corporate Risk, Dataminr
As the director of corporate risk sales for Dataminr in EMEA, Tim Willis specialises in helping corporate risk teams implement open source technologies. Previously, as a security director for Control Risks, he oversaw a 24/7 security operations team that provided security support to companies globally.

How to Gain a “Crisis Advantage” with Real-Time Information
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Timon Padberg

Sales Manager Global Clients, Nedap
Timon Padberg is Sales Manager Global Clients at Nedap security management. Before he joined Nedap, he worked for 20 years in the industrial automation industry providing advice to customers on safety instrumented systems, enabling customers to keep their process, assets and people safe. At Nedap his passion is to work with international customers helping them to overcome the challenges they face in complex security cases, and still to maintain a healthy balance between safety and hospitality. This by matching their specific needs to our global clients programme which enables enterprise customers to roll-out a consistent security standards.

He is looking forward to discuss about your current and future security management challenges on a global scale and wants to share his knowledge in this field of expertise.

Session: The Nedap Trend Report 2020: How physical access control adds value to your business
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Tzahi Shraga

Chief Intelligence Officer, MAX Security
Tzahi Shraga is the Chief Intelligence Officer of MAX Security, a global security and intelligence company. Tzahi is a retired lieutenant colonel from the Israeli intelligence services. During his 29 years of military service, he gained vast experience in the field of operational intelligence, deep expertise in strategic, risk and counter-terrorism analysis and in the different intelligence collection realms. Was granted twice the Prize for Creative Thinking from the head of the Military Intelligence Directorate for leading collection and analysis projects. Today, Tzahi is responsible for a global team of analysts that cover threats including terrorism, civil unrest, crime and other issues that affect business continuity. Tzahi Holds an MA in Law (non-practitioners) and a BA in Middle East Studies.

Session: Protective Monitoring - Uncovering Physical Threats
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Werner Cooreman, CPP, PSP

Senior Vice President – Group Security Director, Solvay Group, and Vice-Chair of ASIS Commission on Standards & Guideline, BE
Werner Cooreman is Senior Vice President – Group Security Director for the Solvay Group, a global chemical manufacturer. Previously Werner held international security roles in Supply Chain and Logistics and Critical Infrastructure. Prior to his 17 years in security management in the private industry, he was a career officer in the Belgian Military for 20 years, where he participated in several assignments with the United Nations and NATO during the Balkan Wars in the nineties.

Werner’s expertise covers a broad range of security expert areas, but he is mainly focussed on establishing and developing the security 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, a certificate in Terrorism Studies from St Andrews University, as well as other professional security certifications across multiple domains of security.

Session: Building an Enterprise Wide Security Risk Management Programme in just 3 Years
Session: Investigations – Collaboration and Tension between Security and HR

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Xavier Carn

Vice-President Security, EMEA, International SOS
As Vice-President Security EMEA and MedAire, Xavier is the region’s senior security peer to key accounts. He is providing our clients with strategic advices with regards to their travel security programme. In addition, he is directly involved in the management of numerous crises and mass evacuation operations. In his previous role, he oversaw the delivery of International SOS security services for our clients in 113 countries, leading a team of 30 operational and intelligence professionals based in 6 locations. Finally, Xavier works closely, as a subject matter expert, with the International SOS Foundation to further enhance the awareness of key travel security and risk management topics and trends.

What skills are needed to flourish and inspire in a world of increasing VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous)?
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