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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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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

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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
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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
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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.


Soft Targets and Terrorism Risk Management
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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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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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Florian Haacke

Florian Haacke

Head of Group Security, Innogy, DE
CSO / Head of Group Security innogy SE since April 2016. From 2013 – 2016 CSO / Head of Group Security RWE AG. From 2007 to 2013 he was CSO of METRO GROUP and prior to this he held senior Security Management positions at Deutsche Post DHL. Master degree in Security and Risk Management from University of Leicester, UK. Lieutenant Colonel (res) of the German Armed Forces.

Honorary appointments: Member of the Board of the Security Association in North Rhine-Westphalia; Member of the working group Cyber Security/Security of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), member of the advisory board of the scientific research project “IT security in critical infrastructures”, lecturer for strategic steering of Corporate Security organizations at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and European Business School. Editor of the online service “www.sicherheitsmelder.de” of Richard Boorberg publishing company.



Successful transformation to a cyber-physical corporate security organisation
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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

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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

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
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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
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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.



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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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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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 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 Fire & Security Recruitment, 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
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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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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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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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Rachelle Loyear

Director of Program Management for 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

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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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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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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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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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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
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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.

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