MEET OUR 2019 SPEAKERS

Ady van Nieuwenhuizen

Partner, Fieldfisher, NL
Ady van Nieuwenhuizen is a European intellectual property, marketing, IT and privacy lawyer, with a particular focus on privacy (GDPR/AVG), cybersecurity, digital/social media, e-commerce and new technologies. She litigates and advises on the classical soft IP issues, but also on issues with respect to marketing, advertising, internet and privacy.

GDPR One Year On – Vetting and Other Security Challenges
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Alberto Mattia

Chief Executive Officer, Panta Ray, IT
In his role, Alberto has successfully guided large enterprises across various industries in developing effective business continuity management systems and achieving their resilience objectives.

Alberto was shortlisted by the Business Continuity Institute among the three best European resilience consultants in 2017. Furthermore, he is a Member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI), a BCI Approved Instructor and is certified also by the Institute of Risk Management (IRM).

He contributed to the writing of the BCI Good Practice Guidelines and is a member of the BCI Risk & Governance Committee. He served in the BCI Italy Forum Board for 5 years.

Resilience: Keep it Simple, or Die Trying
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Alessandro Franchini

Marketing & Communication Manager, Videotec, IT
Alessandro Franchini is the Marketing and Communication Manager of Videotec SPA, producing video surveillance products for outdoor environments, such as marine, offshore, onshore, oil and gas, transportations and critical infrastructure. Since 1986, Videotec has been a global manufacturer in the security industry, specialising in the design and production of professional equipment. In Videotec Alessandro is in charge of all MarCom activities, like brand building, product marketing, market forecasting, go-to-market strategy and campaign execution.

Video Surveillance in Marine Environments
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Alexander Zippel, CPP

Corporate Security, Deutsche Post DHL Group, DE
Alexander T. Zippel is a Senior Security Expert with a strong background in business management. He can effectively link those management skills with todays 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.

Diversity – A Competitive Edge for the Security Profession
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Almudena Diaz Vidal

Associate Director Executive Education, IE Business School
Almudena Diaz is a bilingual Higher Education Professional with a Master in International Relations, currently working as an Associate Director of Executive Programs at IE Business School in Madrid. She is a professional constantly driven to recharge, rethink, hence, adding value into the development and management of educational programs. She is a passionate associate director that strives to maintain and improve educational quality and facilitate transformative training experiences at the level of IE. In charge of event and program organization, Almudena ensures participant satisfaction with a detail-oriented attitude to provide customized educational services.

Effective Management for Security Professionals Program
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Andy Williams, CPP

VP Business Development, Safe Hotels Alliance, TR
Andy Williams is based in Istanbul with the global security risk management company, Temi Group. Prior to this he was Head of Security for TDIC – a UAE government entity engaged in master development of new city builds and tourism infrastructure This appointment was preceded by 15 years in the hospitality industry, principally with Marriott International- Ritz Carlton as a Regional Director of Loss Prevention within covering Europe Middle East and Africa. On the vocational front, Andy served as a Regional Vice President for ASIS International; is a member of The Security Institute, The Royal Society for Promotion and a former member of the European Institute of Corporate Security Management. He has also worked in liaison with: UK government NaCTSO - The EU Council and United Nations Intelligence Crime and Justice Research Unit on projects relating to counter terrorism and is also an Advisory Board Member of CSARN.

Vendor Partnering. The A to Z of Developing Great Relationships
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Apostolos Malatras

Expert in Network and Information Security, European Network and Information Security Agency, GR
Dr Apostolos Malatras is an Expert in Network and Information Security with the Secure Infrastructure & Services Unit at ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency). He is the project manager for IoT and Smart Infrastructures. His areas of interest include Cyber Security of the Internet of Things, Network Management and Smart Transport. 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.



Putting the S into IoT: ENISA's efforts on IoT cyber security
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Arnoud Molenaar

Chief Resilience Officer, City of Rotterdam, NL
After attending the University of Utrecht, graduating in Physical Geography, Arnoud started his career with several ambitious trainee posts and jobs in France, New Zealand and the Netherlands. As deputy head of the Rotterdam Water Management Department, he was responsible for Rotterdam’s urban water management and the Waterplan2. In 2008 he was appointed Manager of the ambitious Rotterdam Climate Proof program. In this context he initiated the international Connecting Delta Cities network as part of the C40, became regional coordinator within the Dutch research program Knowledge for Climate and was responsible for the design (2013) and implementation of the Rotterdam Adaptation Strategy.
He successfully led the City of Rotterdam towards a leading position on innovative urban water management, climate adaptation and resilience. This resulted in 2013 in a European Peer City status, a C40 Award for Adaptation in 2015 and recently a NYTimes publication and launch of the new Global Centre of Excellence for Climate Adaptation partnered by UN-Environment in Rotterdam. Arnoud is first editor of the third Connecting Delta Cities book “Resilient Cities and Climate Adaptation Strategies”. He also was member of the Steering Committee of the international conference Deltas in times of Climate Change 2014 and the Program Advisory Committee AIWW2015/2017.
In September 2014 he has been appointed as Chief Resilience Officer at the City of Rotterdam supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. Most recently the Rotterdam Center for resilient Delta Cities and, in May 2016, Rotterdam’s first Resilience Strategy ever were launched under his leadership. In June 2016 he was appointed as knowledge ambassador for the City of Rotterdam.



Keynote 2: Rotterdam's Resilient City Vision
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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.

Soft Skills for Tough People – Creating an Innovation Culture
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Bart Vansevenant

Co-founder, Ticto (now part of RightCrowd), BE,
Bart Vansevenant is co-founder of Ticto. 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 strategy, product management and development 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 also worked in various sales, marketing and product roles at cable company Telenet and at Oracle. 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.

The weakest link in today’s physical security … and no, it’s not people
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Berndt Rif, CPP, PCI

Chief Security Officer, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, NL
Berndt Rif worked as head of security at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. After leaving the hospital he worked as security coordinator and information security officer for the ING Group, Protective Security Advisor for the Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations and Senior Security Advisor for the Dutch Central Bank. Since 1 January 2019 Berndt Rif is appointed as Chief Security Officer at the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. He is active for the (Dutch) National Police Unit Amsterdam as (reserve) Inspector and Deputy Public Prosecutor. Berndt Rif participated in several security profiling and counter terrorism courses in Israel. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Policing and Public Order Studies and a Master of Business Administration Degree in Security Management.

Cyber – Physical Threat Response Training
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Bruce Braes, CPP

Principal Consultant Enterprise Security & Resilience Solutions, Jacobs, UK
Following an early career in law enforcement, intelligence and security, Bruce specialised in corporate security and risk across Africa. Now UK based, Bruce works for Jacobs a multibillion-dollar professional and technical services group providing advisory services to large corporations and governments. Research focused by way of a strong academic foundation that includes two masters degrees and doctoral study, he brings innovative ideas to clients to make change a reality.
He holds the ASIS CPP certification, is a Chartered Security Professional, a Certified Member of the Institute of Risk Management and also holds the ISACA Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certification.

His serves on the ASIS Global Standards & Guidelines Commission, is a Fellow of the Security Institute and serves on theirs Resilience; Business Continuity; Emergency Planning and Crisis Management (ResBEC), Nuclear and Converged Special Interest Groups.

The ESRM Skills Cocktail
Bring it to the Board Room – ESRM Presentation Training
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Bruno Kalhoj

Head of Division, Safety and Security, European Central Bank, DK
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. He has a proven track record of successfully developing and implementing a corporate security function in organisations such as Bestseller and Maersk oil. For a period of 5 years he lived in the Middle East 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 improving the governance of the Security Division and empowering his team. 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.

Building A Brilliant Team
Soft Skills for Tough People – Creating an Innovation Culture
Diversity – A Competitive Edge for the Security Profession
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Christina Duffey, CPP

2019 ASIS International President, Senior Vice President and Regional Director, SOS Security, US
With more than 25 years of progressive experience in contract security management in the United States and Canada, Christina has extensive knowledge and experience in asset protection and contract security management. She is the Senior Vice President and Regional Director of the Midwest Region for SOS Security.
Christina is Board Certified in Security Management as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and in 2011 served as President of the Professional Certification Board with ASIS International, concluding a five-year term. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of ASIS as President-Elect. She graduated from DePaul University with a degree in Commerce and makes significant contributions to the security industry through volunteer leadership, guest speaking and mentoring the next generation of security professionals. Christina is a recipient of the ASIS Canada Ron Minion Security Pioneer Award.

Security Leaders Panel Debate
Diversity and Inclusion – A Competitive Edge for the Security Profession
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Christoph Hagenbuch

Cyber Security Manager, innogy SE, DE
Christoph Hagenbuch works as a Cyber Security Manager at innogy SE Group Security. His main focus is on ensuring Cyber Security within the IT Supply Chain. This includes addressing the companies requirements before contracting and governance during contracting phase. Before joining the innogy SE Group Security team he was team manager for an operational networks security team and service owner for network security services. He is an adjunct lecturer for IT-Architecture at FOM University of Applied Sciences.


Cyber Security Maturity Assessment

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Christopher Aldous, CPP, PSP

Director, Design Security Ltd, and Board Director, ASIS International UK Chapter, UK,
Chris specialises in protection of crowded spaces, such as Sports Venues, Universities, Hotels and Shopping complexes. Consideration of behavioural aspects, through application of his social and criminological studies enables Chris to implement Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. This seeks to reduce the occurrence of and impacts of Crime and Anti-Social behaviour and improve the experience for target segment customers.

Chris holds the ASIS International Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP) qualifications. Chris is a UK Chapter 208 Board Director.

Chris worked upon International Security Standards on behalf of ASIS which were as follows:

• Security Management Standard: Physical Assets Protection
• Private Security Contractor (Pt1 – 4)
• Chief Security Officer: Organisational Model
• Security Risk Assessments

Built Environment Security as a Business Enabler
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Craig Gundry, PSP

Lead Instructor, Anti-Terrorism Programs, S2 Safety & Intelligence Institute, US
Craig Gundry is the Vice President of Special Projects for Critical Intervention Services (CIS) and S2 Institute’s lead instructor for anti-terrorism and targeted violence mitigation. Mr. Gundry is responsible for directing CIS security and emergency management consulting and training projects pertaining to terrorism, critical infrastructure security, and targeted violence risk mitigation. Mr. Gundry is also the architect of the Guardian SafeSchool Program® and CIS Anti-Terrorism Officer Division.

Prior to joining CIS and the S2 Institute in 1999, Mr. Gundry was the President of Palladium Media Group, a company specializing in training and consulting on explosive, chemical, and biological terrorism. Mr. Gundry's expertise in the mitigation of targeted violence began in 1991 as a specialist in force protection and anti-terrorism with the United States Army.

Mr. Gundry is the author of the acclaimed Bomb Countermeasures for Security Professionals CD-ROM and has published numerous articles, manuals, and papers on security design and preparedness for acts of terrorism and targeted violence. Mr. Gundry is also a frequent consultant on issues relating to terrorism, targeted violence, and weapons of mass destruction and has provided expert commentary for numerous media organizations including BBC, CNN, and Fox News Network.

As an instructor, Mr. Gundry has been training security, police, and emergency responders in terrorism-related issues for over 18 years. Some examples of his clients include the US Capitol Police, US Central Command, US Department of Justice, US Special Operations Command, Azerbaijan Ministry of National Security, Iraqi Ministry of Interior, European Commission (EU), European External Action Service (EU), Federal Bureau of Prisons, Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs, Government of the Netherlands, Government of Oman, Organization for Security & Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Saudi Arabian National Guard, and UAE Critical National Infrastructure Authority (CNIA). In addition to private clients, his previous public students have included over 3,000 security professionals, facility managers, military personnel, police officers, and federal officials from over 40 nations.

Chem-Bio Terrorism Training for Security Professionals
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David Clark, CPP, PCI, PSP

Head of Security, Francis Crick Institute, UK
David Clark, CPP, PCI, PSP, has been in the security industry for 24 years since leaving the army. David is currently Head of Security for the Francis Crick Institute, a globally renowned unique scientific research centre, based in London, where he is responsible for the implementation of a full suite of security and risk management activities. Among his senior voluntary positions David is Chairman of ASIS UK Chapter 208, a member of CSO Centre, a London First SRN advisory board member, Chair of the Project Griffin Practitioners Board and Immediate Past Chairman of the Security Commonwealth. David is also a member of the SIA strategic forum and was voted no. 1 Global Influencer for Security Management by IFSEC in 2018.

The growth of young professionals into the security industry (a live case study)

Hot Debate: Consultants - Valued Partner or Necessary Evil?
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David Sinclair

Privacy Consultant, OneTrust, UK,
David Sinclair is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E) and a Privacy Consultant at OneTrust – the global leader in privacy management and marketing compliance software.

In his role, Sinclair advises many of the world’s leading organisations on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ePrivacy (Cookie Law) solution implementations, focussed on formulating efficient and effective responses to data protection requirements, as well as building and scaling enterprise-level privacy programmes. Sinclair frequently speaks at industry events, including Infosecurity Netherlands and global PrivacyConnect workshops, where he provides deep insight into regulatory issues and practical approaches to compliance. Prior to OneTrust, Sinclair managed a fast-growing change management consulting company and has over 10 years of experience in technology, compliance and information governance solutions.

Operationalise GDPR and Privacy by Design: What to Automate in Your Privacy Programme
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Douglas Beaver, CPP

Executive Director of Protective Services, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, US
Doug is an internationally recognized security expert with over 30 years of experience in law enforcement and security. Doug’s broad international security experience took him to many high threat regions in the Middle East, South America and Asia to include Pakistan, India, Jordan and Israel, where he provided high level security expertise and solution based consultation for US companies with operations located abroad. Doug is the former President/CEO of a prominent Washington DC based security business and previously held a TS/SCI government security clearance while working within the DOD intelligence community. Doug maintains the internationally recognized designation of Certified Protection Professional (CPP®) which is acknowledged worldwide as the security profession’s highest recognition of practitioners. Doug is the current Chair of the ASIS Cultural Properties Council and active member of the ASIS Global Terrorism and Political Instability Council.

New Trends in Behavioural Profiling
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Eduard Emde, CPP

ASIS Europe 2019 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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Eva Mueller

Senior HR Business Partner, EU Corp OPS, Amazon, LU
Eva Mueller, Senior Human Resource Business Partner at Amazon. I have been working for Amazon since February 2016, and I am based in Luxembourg. As HRBP, I am supporting and partnering with the Security & Loss Prevention team as well as other functions, such as IT, Continuous Improvement, Associate and Manager Learning, Project Management, Subject Matter Experts and Real Estate across Europe. When partnering with teams, I am ensuring that Talent and Performance Management Cycles are met and conducted with the highest quality, supporting the teams in individual and team development as well as career progression and amongst others also partnering with the business when defining strategies and setting new organizational structures. I have 10 years’ experience in the Human Resource field, and have worked in different Industries, such as Financial & Editorial Services as well as in Industrial Production.

Building A Brilliant Team
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Gavin Henderson

Vice President regional Security Europe & Eurasia, Mastercard, BE
Gavin joined Mastercard 6 years ago. In the last 3 years, he took on the role of VP and RSO for the Europe Region including Eurasia and Central Asia. Gavin spearheaded a successful Regional convergence of a team of Information and Physical Security Specialists to double efforts around Cybersecurity and the Regionalization efforts to bring Mastercard Corporate Security assets closer to Internal Stakeholders and External Customers in Europe. Gavin has also built up strong partnerships and bridges with European 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 Business School of International Relations. Gavin is passionate about Teams and Leadership.

Prior to joining Mastercard, Gavin spent 15 years in the Irish Armed Forces and served tours in the Middle East, Balkans and Africa regions.

Building A Brilliant Team
Engaging Business Executives in ESRM
Bring it to the Board Room – ESRM Presentation Training

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Gayle Rosnick

Certification Director, ASIS International, US
Gayle Rosnick is the Certification Director at ASIS International. Gayle oversees the CPP, PCI, PSP and APP certification programs.

Gayle has almost 15 years of experience in the certification field. Prior to joining ASIS, Gayle was the Certification Director for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and the Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) programs. Gayle started her certification career at the Human Resource Certification Institute, where she conducted job analysis studies, item writing and review workshops, and other certification programs and studies.

The competitive advantage of holding a professional certification

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Geert Coremans, CPP

Director of Global Safety and Security, Radisson Hotel Group Corporate Support Office, BE
Geert Coremans, CPP, is Director of Global Safety and Security at the Radisson Hotel Group Corporate Support Office in Brussels. With over 25 years experience in hotel security operations in over 20 countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Geert was deployed to Mali to assist in the reopening process following the terrorist attack on the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako. He was deployed to Freetown, Sierra Leone to conduct support and training operations at the Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel during the Ebola crisis and he was a key player during the Radisson crisis response to the attacks in Brussels.

Geert is an active member of ASIS Benelux and the OSAC Belgium country council.

Soft targets - Using lessons learned from high profile incidents to improve prevention and protection through public private partnership
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Gilad Solnik, CPP, PSP

Director Security & Loss Prevention, EMEA Global Security, Amazon, LU
An experienced security executive, driving sustainable, risk based, cost effective and pragmatic security solutions; with more than 35 years of international security experience, holding operational, command and management positions in the military, government and private sectors. He currently directs the large security and loss prevention organization of Amazon fulfillment and logistics operations in EMEA, focusing on mitigating relevant risks and making security a business enabler while adding value and contributing to achieving the organization’s business targets.

Gilad holds M.Sc. degree in Organizational Resilience and he is board certified by ASIS and ACFE for CPP, PSP and CFE.

Know Who You Hire – the Challenge of Vetting Just Gets Harder

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Glenn Schoen

CEO, Boardroom@Crisis, NL
Glenn Schoen (1963) is a security management and terrorism specialist and CEO of Boardroom@Crisis. An American with Dutch roots, he has deep years international experience starting with political science studies (BA, MA, post-Graduate) through law enforcement, analysis, consulting and management. This includes previous positions at G4S Risk Advisory, Ernst & Young, TranSecur and International Security Management in the course of which he served several hundred clients. He has engaged in terrorism research, analysis, counter-measures and policy studies for over 30 years.

Current and past activities aside from ASIS, UNICRI and OSAC (Country Chair, Netherlands) 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. He lives in The Hague, The Netherlands with his wife and two children.

Terrorism in Europe 2019
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Graham Bassett

Managing Director, GBRUK Ltd, UK
Graham is Vice Chairman ASIS UK (and Member of the European Advisory Council), Chairman of the London Project Griffin Board, Security Alliance Governance Board member, Skills for Security Manned Guarding Consultation Group, City Security Magazine Editorial team, Liveryman of the WCoSP, Member of the Security Institute (MSyI), Freeman of the City of London, Member of the City of London Crime Prevention Association and a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Consultants. He is also the founding director of GBRUK, a niche London based security recruitment consultancy.



Career Development Workshop Part 1


Career Development Workshop Part 2
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Heimo Grasser, CPP

Senior Security Manager MEA, Medtronic, and Awareness Strategist, SAME Solutions, UAE
Heimo, an accomplished, strategically-minded Senior Security Manager has been in the Middle East and Africa since 2012. Since 2015 he has covered all physical security aspects for Medtronic across the region after having gained substantial consulting experience with International SOS and Control Risks. Before moving to corporate security, Heimo served more than 10 years in the Austrian military with multiple deployments to hostile environments. Heimo holds a MA in Risk Management and Corporate Security as well as ASIS CPP and CIPP/E certifications. He is a guest lecture for security management at the University of Applied Sciences Vienna and as Awareness Strategist for SAME Solutions on a mission to change the game of physical security awareness training.

A clearer roadmap to your security organization’s maturity
What Security Should Steal From Marketing
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Henk Marsman

Lead Product Manager Identity And Access Management, Rabobank, NL
Henk Marsman is Lead Product Manager for Identity and Access Management at Rabobank, a top three bank in the Netherlands. He’s responsible for the cohesion and service orientation of the IAM services and works with the IAM product owners in Rabobank to materialize the vision and strategy.
Prior to joining Rabobank (2017) Henk was a senior advisor with a global consulting firm where he built and led the IAM expertise team in the Netherlands.
Besides the ‘traditional’ security and employee oriented IAM area he’s keenly interested in the wider area of digital identities, digital developments and the role access control therein.

How devices bring customer and employee access together
Storing CCTV Footage Securely – Reassessing the Criticality of Servers
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Ibrahim Bulut

Senior Security Consultant, ALLSECCON Security Consultancy, BE
Ibrahim Bulut is an experienced safety & security consultant with a Master in Economics and Qualifications in Safety. His expertise is situated in the domain of safety (Compliance, Risk Analysis & Management and security (Total & Integrated Security Risk Management). His career started as a safety & security manager for the distribution centres of NV IKEA Distribution BENELUX SA. From 2009 till 2015 he was a security consultant at Optimit where he was responsible for providing consulting in the domains of risk analysis, strategy & planning, security design, organisational procedures and instructions, tendering process, project management, training and audit. From 2015 till 2017 he was the Business Development Manager for Meyvaert Glass Engineering worldwide securing the most valuable art works with bespoke showcases. Now he will return to the security industry as a senior security consultant.

Retro-Fitting Modern Security into Older Buildings
Hot Debate: Consultants - Valued Partner or Necessary Evil?
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Ivor Terret

General Manager, Enablement Advisors, IL
Ivor is based in Israel, where upon leaving service in the Israel Defense force and Israeli Police, was selected to help found and architect a government Surveillance Detection and Covert Security Unit tasked with protecting Heads of State and Strategic Sites.
Bringing over two decades of experience, Ivor has designed and implemented security master plans for covert units, high-risk facilities, CP units and has consulted on projects including transport hubs, business parks, hotels, residences, high risk facilities and factories.

Ivor holds an MSc in Security and Risk Management from the University of Leicester where he was awarded the esteemed Dissertation of the Year Award for his research. Ivor was the Chairperson of the ASIS Israel Chapter in 2016 and 2017.



Perception of Terrorist Risk Versus Actual Risk from Terrorism - Influence on the Measurement of Security's ROI
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James Morris, CPP

Regional Security Manager, EMEA, Corporate Protection Services, Aon UK
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.

Scoring Corporate Response to a Crisis
The growth of young professionals into the security industry (a live case study)
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James Willison

Founder, Unified Security Ltd, UK
James Willison BA MA MSyI is Founder of Unified Security Ltd and Vice Chair of the ASIS European Convergence/ESRM committee. James was awarded the Imbert Prize for an ‘outstanding contribution to the Security Industry in 2011’ for his work on convergence with ASIS Europe and the Information Security Awareness Forum. He has more than 20 years of management experience in the physical and information security industry, including posts as Advisor on Convergence to the Mitie TSM Board, Senior lecturer in Security Management at Loughborough University, Advisor to IFSEC 2018 Converged Security Centre and Digital Security Expert with the European Union. He is an ISACA Academic Advocate and member of the Security Institute. James is a member of the ASIS International Board ESRM initiative, on the working group for the draft ASIS/ISC(2)/ISACA Security Awareness Standard and an Advisor to the Internet of Things Security Foundation, Smart Buildings working group.

What you need to know about ESRM
Bring it to the Board Room – ESRM Presentation Training
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Jason Dibley

Technical Director, QCC Global, UK
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.

Technical Espionage Case Studies and Countermeasures
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Jean-Philippe Deby

Business Development Director – Europe, Genetec, BE
Jean-Philippe Deby is Business Development Director – Europe 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 the Genetec 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.


Your building is talking. Are you listening?


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Jeroen Meijer

Senior Partner, Control Risks Group, NL
Jeroen Meijer serves as a Senior Partner and leads Control Risks’ business in the Benelux (Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg), with offices in Amsterdam and Brussels. His main competencies and experience consist of developing, implementing and maintaining global risk management, crisis management and crisis communications structures for both corporate and government clients. In the case of an actual crisis, Jeroen advises and supports clients throughout the different steps of managing the incident.

Prior to Control Risks, Jeroen was a communications consultant in The Netherlands, coaching and training leaders in business and government in effective communication with stakeholders through presentation and media training. The first 18 years of his career, Jeroen served as an officer in the Royal Netherlands Navy.

Insurance and security: finding common ground in a volatile security risk environment
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Johan Tinnerholm

Chief operating officer, Global Warning System, SE
Johan Tinnerholm has for the last 8 years worked as Head of Intelligence and later Chief Operating Officer for the International Sweden based Security and IT company Global Warning System. GWS specialize in AI driven information technology from a personal security perspective as well as contextual communication and travel tracking technology.

He has previously served as the President of the Swedish Association of International Affairs and his academic background consists of studies in Intelligence Analysis and Political Science in Sweden and the U.S.

True or False in the Age of Fake News
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John van Laerhoven

Managing Director Benelux, Respond, An Everbridge Company, NL
John joined Respond in 1996, a company which is now the market leader in the Netherlands for automated notification and escalation systems with customers across Government, Transport, Industry and Local Authorities including Fire Service, Police, GGD/GHOR and municipalities.

In 2018 Respond became a part of Everbridge combining their world-leading Critical Event Management software platform with Respond's proven population alerting, crisis management and notification applications. John is Managing Director for Everbridge in the Netherlands and Belgium managing a team of experts who help to keep people safe and businesses running for a growing number of clients across the region.

Why a Unified Approach to Critical Event Management Improves Operational Resilience
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Karolien Verbeiren

Director Key Accounts European and Global, Securitas, BE
Karolien Verbeiren is a Key Account Director at Securitas. As a member of the European & Global Accounts department where she is responsible for the automotive, food & beverage, manufacturing and energy segments she strategically manages a portfolio of around 20 European clients.

Prior to joining the Securitas European & Global Accounts team, Karolien worked 7 years at Control Risks as an Associated Director responsible for business development and account management in Belgium and Luxembourg. Karolien also has worked previously for Securitas Belgium as a branch manager for national clients in the banking and energy sector.

Karolien holds a Security Management degree as well as master’s degree in Criminology from the Free University of Brussels and speaks French, Dutch and English.

Hot Debate: Consultants - Valued Partner or Necessary Evil?
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Leo Kelly

Security and Risk Management Analyst, Francis Crick Institute, UK
Leo Kelly is a Security and Risk Management Analyst working at the Francis Crick Institute, which is a biomedical research facility in the heart of London. His role involves understanding and analysing the day to day security operation at the Crick, as well as the physical, cyber and geopolitical threats that the organization faces. He also engages with the organisation’s business continuity planning, travel risk management and intelligence dissemination. He graduated in the summer of 2017 with a 2:1 in Human Geography (BA) and completed his Masters in Risk (MA) (with merit) in September 2018 both from Durham University. He is also an active member of ASIS and regularly attends their conferences in the UK, with a keen interest in the young professional events as well as the international seminars on offer.



The growth of young professionals into the security industry (a live case study)
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Les Allan

Director of SafeGuarding & Logistics Services, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Les is a former police officer and now well know safeguarding professional with 30 years’ experience in the tertiary education sector. He was been with Heriot-Watt University since 2012 with a brief to restructure systems and modernise services. His current remit encompasses security, health and safety, fire safety, crisis management, transport and distribution, mail and portering. His remit at the University is global and he is a frequent traveller between their international campuses.

Les is also current Chair of the Association of University Chief Security Officers (Scotland). Past career includes 8 years coordinating the Scottish Government CHASTE Project, evaluating the security and safety systems in every university and college in Scotland. He has a strong background in creating strategic alliances and supporting large scale institutional mergers and campus relocations. Les is a firm believer in succession planning and ensures that the structures he develops are sustainable by investment in and career development of young ‘in house’ talent.

How to Secure an Open Campus
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Letitia Emeana, CPP, PSP

EMEA Snr Security Manager, Tesla, UK
With almost 20 years of Security Management in specialist senior roles with Lloyds Banking Group, Amazon and now Tesla, Letitia is a passionate advocate for Diversity & Inclusion. Having been instrumental in setting up groups to support Women in Security in her roles and developing cultural and experienced teams that are geographically diverse and often working solo in remote places she brings many years of knowledge and experience to the management of her teams through engagement and motivation, something she feels is driven by diversity and servant leadership. Letitia is a select few women holding both ASIS PSP and CPP.

Diversity and Inclusion – A Competitive Edge for the Security Profession
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Lynn de Vries, CPP, PCI

COO, DutchRisk, NL
Lynn de Vries is a partner in DutchRisk, advising and supporting clients to balance their risks with their security ambition. As secretary of the ASIS Benelux chapter, European liaison for Women in Security and a member of various councils, she is an active ASIS volunteer.

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 currently as advisor and trainer of DutchRisk clients. She combines security management with business management skills to achieve results in both disciplines.

The competitive advantage of holding a professional certification
The New APP Certification
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Mac Segal

Vice President of Business Development & Security Consulting, EMEA, AS Solution
Mac is the Vice President of Business Development & Security Consulting, EMEA at AS Solution. With over 25 years of operational, 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.

Burnout: When bad things happen to good security professionals
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Mads Paerregaard

Founder & CEO, Human Risks, DK,
Mads Paerregaard is the Founder & CEO of Human Risks – an online security risk management platform. Mads is a former Army Officer and after working in the Foreign Office as a Security Adviser, he has gained extensive experience in the private security industry holding various managerial positions including Head of Security, Director of HR, and, Director of Operations. Mads graduated from Henley Business School in 2014 with a masters degree in business administration, which served as a stepping-stone for founding Human Risks.

The Promises of New Technology – What do we actually need, how will it help us and what are the limitations?
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Mark Schreiber, CPP

Principal Consultant , Safeguards Consulting, Inc., US
Mark Schreiber is a Security Engineer and Technical Consultant who has been in the industry for 20 years. Mark is an ASIS International Certified Protection Professional (CPP), earned a CPTED designation (CPD), and has designed all forms of physical security systems across the globe, from door contacts to counter drone systems. Typical system designs are large campus, critical infrastructure systems that integrate complex access control, video surveillance, and perimeter intrusion systems for Fortune 500 clients. Through his experience and support of multiple ASIS Councils, Mark has presented at multiple ASIS Annual Seminars and ASIS trainings. In addition, Mark is an ASIS Council Vice President and Assistant Regional Vice President, past Chairperson, past ASIS Chapter Chairperson, and volunteer leader of several ASIS Councils, including the Security Architecture and Engineering Council, the Critical Infrastructure Working Group, and the Information Technology Security Council.

Bring it to the Board Room – ESRM Presentation Training
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Martin Wijlens

Sales Manager Global Clients, Nedap, NL
Sales Manager Global Clients at Nedap Security Management, Martin Wijlens has 18 years of experience in the ICT and security industry. He started his career at KPN - the biggest ICT provider in the Netherlands – combining work and MBA study. Since 2009, he has worked for the security management industry. First at Nsecure, a security system integrator – where he was responsible for large enterprise customers in the Netherlands. In 2016, he joined Nedap to fuel his ambition to work in the international security scene. The biggest challenge for him and his team is to help multinational companies to centralize and standardize their security measurements.

Research revealed on access control challenges for multinationals
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Matteo Grella

Head of Research & Artificial Intelligence, EXOP, IT,
Matteo Grella’s expertise has the distinction of combining vision, leadership and technical background. He has been engaged in Artificial Intelligence projects by private companies, academic institutes, and government organizations, among them IBM Watson, the Accademia Della Crusca, the Semeion Research Center and the Italian Ministry of Defense. With a particular focus on Natural Language Processing and related Machine Learning models, Matteo is active in several open-source projects and authoring research papers. As Head of Artificial Intelligence, Matteo is responsible for the application of these technologies within the EXOP Group.

Artificial Intelligence and Automation in Mobility Risk Management
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Michael Bilney

Enterprise Consultant, Global Senior Principal – Asset Risk and Resilience, Cardno, US
Mr. Bilney has over 30 years of experience in organization and management system analysis. He specializes in enterprise risk reduction, performance and resilience improvement and risk-based investment-decision prioritization methods. Mr. Bilney designs and develops asset, risk, environmental, safety, quality, energy, and integrated management systems, policies, programs and processes. His clients include international and domestic federal defense and civilian agencies; ports; manufacturing; oil and gas refining; nuclear; mining and minerals processing; utilities; railroads; and state and municipal governments.



Industrial Control Systems - Threats, Vulnerabilities, Risk and Resilience
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Michael Gips, CPP

Chief Global Knowledge & Learning Officer, ASIS International, US
Michael Gips is the Chief Global Knowledge and Learning Officer at ASIS International, responsible for Publishing, Education, Certification, Standards and Guidelines, and Information Services. He is also the staff lead to the CSO Center for Leadership & Development (formerly the CSO Roundtable. Mike joined ASIS in 1994 as an editor for ASIS’s Security Management magazine, and he was promoted to senior editor in 1997. In 2007 he created and led a Strategic Operations division at ASIS. Mike returned to the Publishing division at ASIS as vice president in 2013 and began his current position in 2016.

Mike has a B.A. in history and Spanish from Tufts University, and a juris doctorate from Harvard Law School. He has a certificate from ASIS’s Wharton program, a certificate in executive protection from R.L. Oatman and Associates, and a certificate in homeland security studies from ASERO Worldwide and Tel Aviv University International.

Bring it to the Board Room – ESRM Presentation Training



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Michael Schmidt

Chief Security Officer, Volkswagen Group, DE
Michael Schmidt, Chief Security Officer of Volkswagen Group, is also member of the advisory board of the Alliance for Security in Business in Northern Germany e.V. and a member of the Subcommittee for Business Security of the Association of German Industry (BDI). As a member of the advisory board and lecturer for courses of study in Risk and Security Management at the University for Applied Administrative Sciences in Bremen, and as a lecturer at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Schmidt is actively involved in cultivating junior talent in the security sector. He was awarded the title “Liveryman of the City of London” in 2008.



Using Drones at Volkswagen : Opportunities and Risks
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Mike Hurst, CPP

Director, HJA Consult, UK
Mike Hurst, CPP, has spent almost thirty years in the security and fire profession, twenty-five of which have been as a specialist recruitment consultant with HJA Fire and Security where he is a director, dealing with a wide range of clients and roles. He is Vice Chairman of the UK Chapter of ASIS International and serves on its European Advisory Council. He is also currently a Member of the BSI GW/3 Committee. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals and was awarded the ASIS President’s Award of Merit for his services to security in the UK and Europe.

Career Development Workshop Part 1
Career Development Workshop Part 2
What you need to know about ESRM
Bring it to the Board Room – ESRM Presentation Training
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Mike O’Neill, CPP, PSP

Managing Director, Optimal Risk Group - Resilience, Risk, and Security advisors, UK
Mike’s first career was in the British Army where he was a Major in The Parachute Regiment. After leaving the Army in 1990 he worked in risk and security consulting as a freelance for several different organisations until setting up his own consulting firm in 1993. He is now the Managing Director of Optimal Risk Group - Resilience, Risk, and Security advisors.

Mike has operated around the World on: providing close protection; risk and threat assessments; crisis response; contingency planning and security planning and testing for Fortune 500 companies in several sectors as well as national governments on critical national infrastructure.

He holds the ASIS CPP and PSP certifications, is a Chartered Security Professional, a Fellow of the Security Institute.

The ESRM Skills Cocktail
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Nick Lovrien, CPP

Chief Global Security Officer, Facebook, US
Nick Lovrien, CPP, is the Chief Global Security Officer at Facebook responsible for the overall leadership of Facebook’s Global Security Organization. His team is committed to enabling the business while protecting the people, assets and reputation of Facebook's family of companies to include: Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, Oculus, Building 8, Internet.org and Workplace. Nick previously served as a CounterTerrorism Operations Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency and held a number of leadership roles with Target Corporation prior to joining Facebook. Nick is a member of numerous professional security organizations to include ASIS International, ISMA, ISSA, The CSO Center for Leadership and Development and the U.S. Department of State Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC).

Securing an Innovation Culture at Facebook, Inc
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Paola Scotto di Frega

Head of Consulting, Panta Ray, IT
Graduated in International Affairs from John Cabot University, Paola began her career in the USA Embassy in Rome. In 2014 she moved to Madrid, where she worked for a year at Daimler. From 2015 to 2017 she worked in Milan for MWH-multinational consulting firm where she coordinated CSR projects. From 2017 Paola is head of consulting in PANTA RAY. She is Associate Member of the Business Continuity Institute (AMBCI) and Member of the BCI Professional Conduct Committee. In her role, she has coordinated numerous projects in business continuity and crisis management for various Italian and international organizations.

Resilience: Keep it Simple, or Die Trying
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Perttu Sarkkinen

Security Manager, Wärtsilä Finland Oy, FI
Perttu Sarkkinen is Security Manager for Wärtsilä Finland Oy, a major subsidiary for Wärtsilä Corporation. He is a former officer from Finnish Defence Forces and his military career took him to several positions in Finnish military, including one tour of duty to Afghanistan during 2009 - 2010. Perttu holds a MBA (Security) degree from Laurea University of applied sciences in Espoo, Finland. In his current role he develops and manages corporate security and risk program for Wärtsilä Finland. Perttu was awarded with the World Customs Organization Certificate of Merit for outstanding security risk management program in Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) cerficate.

Financial Measures of Security Risk
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Peter French, CPP

CEO, SSR Personnel, UK
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.

European Salary Survey
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Peter Olijslager

Head of Security Retail / Deputy CSO Group Security, innogy SE, DE
His main focus is being the linking pin between the innogy SE Retail business and Group Security on group wide level, ensuring that the business customer gets the right support at the right time. Besides that he is part of the innogy SE crisis management team as well responsible for all financial topics/programs, service level agreements inside Group Security and is deputy of the CSO Group Security innogy SE.

Before joining innogy SE Group Security he was regional security manager in the Corporate Security department of METRO GROUP, in a similar role responsible for West-Europe.

Successful transformation to a cyber-physical corporate security organisation
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Pramod Bhatt

Senior Director, Security and Intelligence, Sanofi, IN
Pramod heads Security practice of Sanofi in South Asia. He looks after people, asset, product and information protection, and business continuity & crisis management issues.

Prior to Sanofi, he headed Protective Intelligence department of Deutsche Bank. He also worked as risk management consultant in Asia and advised Fortune 500 companies.

Before his corporate career, Pramod served in Indian Military.

With over 22 years of experience in the field of security risk management, Pramod has spoken at several events such as ASIS conference in The United States, Malaysia, China, India and the UAE, Brand Protection conference in India and Bangladesh, Competitive Intelligence conference in the USA and India, and delivered guest lectures at various premier management institution.

Social Media Crisis Management
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Rachael Elliott

Leader Thought Leadership Team, Business Continuity Institute, UK
Rachael leads the Business Continuity Institute’s Thought Leadership team in developing a programme showcasing world class research in the practice of business continuity and resilience. She has twenty years’ experience leading research within organisations including HSBC, BDO LLP, and CBRE. Her research has been used in Parliament to help develop government industrial strategy and the BDO High Street Sales Tracker, which Rachael was instrumental in developing, is still the UK’s primary barometer for tracking high street sales performance.

Brexit – Business Continuity Perspectives
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Rachelle Loyear

VP of Integrated Security Solutions, G4S, US
Now the Director of Program Management for Integrated Security Solutions at G4S North America, Rachelle Loyear has spent over a decade managing programs in corporate security organizations. Focusing strongly on security risk management, she has been responsible for ensuring enterprise resilience in the face of many different types of risks, both physical and cyber. In 2016 she co-authored The Manager’s Guide to Enterprise Security Risk Management: Essentials of Risk-Based Security, in 2017, she released the book The Manager’s Guide to Simple, Strategic, Service-Oriented Business Continuity, and is a co-author of the 2018 book, Enterprise Security Risk Management: Concepts and Applications.

Rachelle is the current program manager of the ASIS ESRM program, is a member and recent chair of the ASIS Crisis Management and Business Continuity Council, and is a member of the ASIS IT Security Council. She is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) through ISACA, a Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP) through DRI International, an Associate Fellow of Business Continuity International (AFBCI), and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute (PMI).

What you need to know about ESRM
Engaging Business Executives in ESRM
Bring it to the Board Room – ESRM Presentation Training
Conference Training : Reputation Risks from Fake News – Crisis Management Response
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Rens van Groenedaal

Pre-Master Student Governance, Radboud University Nijmegen, NL
Rens van Groenedaal is 23 years old and lives in the Netherlands. He has recently graduated in Integrated Safety and Security Management at Avans University of Applied Science. After graduating he started a (pre)-master program in Governance at Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He aspires to become a security professional in combination with business continuity for a large multinational and to work in an international context.

Info-centric Crisis Management, a new way of Crisis Management Thinking
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Rodger Baker

Senior Vice President of Strategic Analysis, Stratfor, US
Rodger Baker leads Stratfor's strategic thinking on global issues and future trends. As the firm's senior analyst, Mr. Baker guides the company's analytical process, to include the development of international analyst teams to refine their understanding and application of Stratfor's proprietary methodology grounded in the study of applied geopolitics and intelligence analysis.

Mr. Baker is one of the world's leading experts on North Korea and has dedicated extended periods of time living and working in and around the Korean peninsula. He also spearheaded the firm's early forecasts on China, making Stratfor one of the first organizations to identify growing challenges to the Chinese economy contrary to widely accepted views at the time. His core emphasis is the multidisciplinary approach to geopolitics and the evolution of international relations to develop mid- and long-term forecasts to assist companies, governments and other globally engaged organizations make informed decisions.

Geopolitical Competition for AI Dominance
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Roger Warwick, CPP

CEO, Pyramid Temi Group, IT
Roger has 35 years experience in security. He is the CEO of Pyramid Temi Group, a Security & Investigations company, specialised in Travel Risk Management, based in Italy, the Chairman of Temi Group International Verein, an International S&I consultancy, a certified ISO 27001 and 28000 Lead Auditor and Security Management Systems Skill Examiner. He has pioneered the involvement of ASIS in International Security Standards and received the ASIS Presidential Award of Merit for the provision of information to leadership and the encouragement of member involvement in the development of International Security Standards. He is a consultant to ISO, CEN, UNI and the European Commission on security matters. He is the Chair of the EU Liaison Sub Committee.

ISO 31030 Guidance for Managing Travel Risk
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Ronald Lander, CPP

Chief Specialist, Ultrasafe Security Solutions, US
Ronald (Ron) Lander, CPP, a native of The Netherlands is a retired and decorated Sergeant with over 23 years on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Ron has been Chief Specialist at Ultrasafe Security Solutions, an integration and consulting enterprise in Southern California for thirty years.

Ron has been involved in site assessments of countless mainstream and high-profile facilities throughout the Americas.

In 2008, Ron was the first recipient of the Roy N. Bordes Council Member “Award of Excellence” for his over 14 years of volunteer contributions to ASIS Councils and his countless lectures throughout the world on the behalf of ASIS International and the security community.

Ron is also frequently invited to lecture internationally on matters such as “Lessons Learned (in security installations), “Planning for Violence in the Workplace”, “Living Defensively”, “Disaster in the Data Center”, “Researching the Internet for Security Professionals”, “Computer Security/Security Awareness”, “Computer Security for the Road Warrior”, “Security Technologies Utilizing the Internet”, “Internet of Things” and “Computer Forensics”.

Ron has authored magazine articles and participated in Blogs on security matters and has been a recognized speaker at ASIS International Conferences for over twenty years. In 2004, Ron co-authored the book, “Cyber Threat Levels Response Handbook” which was a tool for computer security specialists to determine the appropriate level of security for their venue, based on the U.S. Homeland Security Threat Condition Level. He also Co-manages the ASIS annual “Accolades” competition at the annual conferences.

Ron is now a member of the ASIS Standards and Guidelines Commission spent six years a ASIS Council Vice President (CVP). In this role, he was responsible for overseeing several teams of Subject Matter Experts.

Protecting Mobile Devices from Current Threats
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Sam Roper

Security Advisor, beTravelwise, UK
Sam is a regional security manager at Google and is developing their in-house global travel security program. She has always loved travelling and exploring new places; especially within Africa and the Middle East.

She has worked as a regional security operations manager for a global risk consultancy business and has visited 60+ countries, often as a solo traveller. Sam has a BA in French & Hispanic Studies from the University of Nottingham and an MA in International Relations from Queen Mary, University of London.

Travel Risk Training - Specific Risks for Women and Minorities
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Saul Shanagher

Director, beTravelwise, UK
Saul brought his deep understanding of risk management and risk mitigation training, gained in an extensive military and security career, to International SOS and Control Risks where he focussed exclusively on travel safety training. This perfectly combines his passions for travel, training and security.

Various youth training roles in his early career taught him to make risk-related training more accessible and engaging, an imperative he discovered for time-poor business travellers, learned after delivering hundreds of instructor-led training sessions. This experience led to the formation of beTravelwise to deliver engaging, concise and easy-to-action education and training programmes to help clients increase security awareness in their employees.

Travel Risk Training - Specific Risks for Women and Minorities
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Sina Schemel

Asset Protection, Group Security, Volkswagen Group, DE
Sina Schemel works as a property protection planner in the Group asset protection division at Volkswagen AG. Her focus is the evaluation and implementation of security-relevant technologies. It assumes the planning activity in projects: this includes feasibility studies, conception, detailed planning, handling of tendering procedures and implementation support. She is a member of the association UAV DACH.

Using Drones at Volkswagen : Opportunities and Risks
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Stefan Sievers

Head of Business Development Special Risks Europe, Hiscox, DE
Stefan Sievers, Head of Business Development Special Risks Europe, has been with Hiscox since 2008. He is responsible for the products Kidnap & Ransom as well as Security Incident Response.

Prior to joining Hiscox, Stefan worked for Mannheimer Versicherung AG for seven years as a specialist for corporate clients. He also served 4 years for the Germany army before joining the insurance industry.

Insurance and security: finding common ground in a volatile security risk environment
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Theo Stevens, CPP

Security Director, CBRE GWS, NL
With more than 35 years of experience in security management, Theo has an extensive knowledge and experience in asset protection, personal security and crisis management. He is currently security director within CBRE GWS and responsible for all security management activities across EMEA.

Theo is Board Certified in Security Management as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and is a motivational speaker and teacher who loves to share information, always with a smile!

Conference Training : Reputation Risks from Fake News – Crisis Management Response
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Theo Veltman

Rainmaker Innovation, Innovation Program Manager, CTO, City of Amsterdam, NL
Theo Veltman is Innovation Rainmaker at the municipality Amsterdam. He is part of a team cooperating with companies to learn and develop a safe digital city, available anywhere, anyplace, anytime for anything within values, rules and regulations. Part of this is that he is responsible for a cooperation of six companies, developing a digital infrastructure public space that is sufficient to the needs as well as giving a safeguard to individuals and companies alike for privacy and security. In the past Theo has been CIO and CTO with several companies, as well as director/CEO with small independent companies (50-500 people).

Opening Plenary Session and Keynote 1: Amsterdam's Smart City Vision
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Thomas Herling

Senior Vice President Global Business Owner Electronic Access and Data, Dormakaba, CH
With an experience of 28 years in the Access Industry, Thomas Herling gained comprehensive knowledge about trends, challenges and opportunities. He has been working in various positions from development, product management, international sales to general management, before heading the global responsibility for the dormakaba Access Control business. He played and plays significant roles in e.g. the creation of truly internet based terminals, SAP integrated Access Control and truly multi tier Access Control cloud services.

How Access Control is impacted by cloud, mobile and GDPR
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Tim Willis

EMEA Director Corporate Security Sales, Dataminr, UK
Tim Willis is EMEA Director for Corporate Security sales for Dataminr. Prior to joining Dataminr, Tim spent over 10 years in the corporate security sector with one of the world's leading security consultancies, working with companies across all industry sectors in Africa and the Middle East. His experience includes supporting clients in crisis during coups in Central and West Africa, evacuations from North Africa during the Arab Spring, and risk assessments and managing security operations across the continent, as well as in Iraq and Afghanistan. Prior to his corporate experience, Tim served as a troop leader in an armoured reconnaissance regiment in the British Army.

Mitigate Crises with Faster Decision Making
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Timon Padberg

Sales Manager Global Clients, Nedap, NL
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.

Research revealed on access control challenges for multinationals
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Viking Johansson

Director of Product Management, Intelligent Products, Securitas AB, SE
Viking is a Director of Product Management at Securitas Intelligent Services. He leading the development and delivery of data-driven products using machine learning to predict and prevent incidents, contributing to a safer society. Before joining Securitas, Viking has spent over 10 years with top tier consultancy firms driving digital transformation for multi-national companies through the utilization of cloud and AI technologies.

Data-driven crime prevention using AI
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Volker Wagner

Vice President Security, BASF Group, DE
Volker Wagner is Vice President Security at BASF Group. Since 2014 his focus is on the development and implementation of security strategies for the German economic community. In this respect he is chairman of the German Association for Security in Industry and Commerce (ASW)) and board member of its regional branch in North Rhine-Westphalia (VSW-NW). Additionally he was appointed to the board of the Subcommittee on Economic Protection of the Federation of the German Industry (BDI) from 2011 to 2016.

Internationally he is engaged in ASIS International where he is member of the European Advisory Council, CSO Roundtable, commission member of the ASIS strategic initiative on Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) and chairman of the European Convergence Subcommittee. He attended the Federal College for Security Studies in Berlin and he holds a business management degree. A total of more than 20 years of management experience in various fields including Business Security at Deutsche Telekom AG.

Security Leaders Panel Debate
Engaging Business Executives in ESRM
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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.

ISO 31030 Guidance for Managing Travel Risk
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Werner Preining, CPP

Responsible for European OPR, Interpool Security, AT
As a former merchant-marine captain, Werner Preining works in security since 1980. He joined ASIS in 1984, the same year he started to work for Interpool Security Ltd., an international security / safety consulting firm. Between 1989 and 1995 he was very active within ASIS Europe. A CPP since 1989, Werner specialized from the beginning of his career in high-end physical-security, Emergency / Disaster Management and IT security. His specialty within the IT-field is the complete range of eavesdropping measurements. Since the beginning of 2001 Werner is both a member of the Crisis Management and Business Continuity Council as well as the IT-Security Council. At the end of 2006 Werner took over the chairman-ship of Chapter 107, Austria.

During 2009 Werner qualified as an Austrian Data Protection Specialist while in December 2010 Werner became one of the first graduates of the ASIS promoted ISO-28000 (Supply Chain Security) course for Lead Auditors. Since the same year Werner works as a volunteer for the ASI (Austrian Standard Institute) in the mirror-committee for ON246. 2011 Werner received as the first European the ASIS / Roy Bordes Award for extraordinary Council Activities. 2012 Werner is among the first 15 persons that qualified for a certified safety expert for hospitals and health care facilities.

Protecting Mobile Devices from Current Threats
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Xavier Carn

Vice-President Security EMEA and Medaire, International SOS & Control Risks
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 & Control Risks 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.

Sharing is caring: Duty of Care and the Sharing Economy
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Yann Mahieu

Director Key Account Solutions, Johnson Controls, CH
Yann Mahieu, Ing. des Arts et Manufactures de Paris, Ms in Law, has spent 35 years in Europe in the Building Technology industry, first in the line business from Product Manager to Country manager for which he developed a first time an Integrated solution business for Johnson Controls by integrating Cardkey Security and Cemis Fire business in the 90s and later in various strategic European positions. In latest period, he oversees for JCI including now Tyco, the development of advanced Account solutions including Integrated Building systems and Data enabled solutions for major groups and projects.

Case Study: Digitalization of Systems Brings Smarter Buildings
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