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Keynotes

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl

Keynotes
Director General, DIGITALEUROPE
Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl is Director-General of DIGITALEUROPE, the leading digital technology industry association representing over 45,000 digital companies in Europe.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of Gaia-X and of the European Commission’s Industrial Forum. She is also a member of the Stakeholder Cybersecurity Certification Group of ENISA (the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity) and a member of the supervisory board of EIT Digital.

Formerly, Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl served as a member of the Advisory Group to the Secretary General of NATO on Emerging and Disruptive Technologies. She was also a member of the European Commission’s High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, and of the High-level Strategy Group on Industrial Technologies in charge of identifying Key Enabling Technologies, as well as a member of the B20 Digital Transformation Taskforce, a board member of the European Commission’s Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition and the European Parliament-led European Internet Forum.

She was an Executive Board Member of the Royal Danish Export Council and Chair of the Export Grant Committee under the Danish Foreign Ministry. She also served as Executive Board member in DIGITALEUROPE, and as a member of the association’s high level Digital Advisory Council.

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl has served as Board Member of the Danish Chamber of Commerce and was President of the Board of the Danish ICT association (ITB), where she led the development of policy positions on issues such as business digitalisation, ICT security, disruptive business models, telecoms and education.

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl has more than 25 years of experience in the ICT industry. She previously held international positions at IBM and Oracle as well as with SMEs, building businesses across Europe and China and founding the global SAP implementation company and cloud provider GlobeIT. She has deep insights into the digitalisation of business and society and the data-driven economy, and is regularly invited to deliver keynote speeches on these issues at high-level events across the world.
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Catherine De Bolle

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Executive Director, Europol
Before taking up her post as Europol’s Executive Director in May 2018, Catherine De Bolle served as General Commissioner of the Belgian Federal Police from 2012. Prior to her appointment as Belgian Police Commissioner, Ms De Bolle was Chief of Police in Ninove. In January 2015, she has received the title of Public Manager of the year. From November 2015 until November 2018, she was a member of the Executive Committee of Interpol. Ms De Bolle studied law at Ghent University and then went on to graduate from the Royal Gendarmerie Academy in Belgium.
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Florian Haacke, M.Sc

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CSO/ Head of Corporate Security, Porsche AG
Florian Haacke is the CSO/ Head of Corporate Security of Porsche AG since 2020. He was Staff Officer d.R. in the Cyber and Information Domain Service of the Bundeswehr and prior to that in the Special Operations Division. In 2016, he participated in the Security Policy Course for Senior Officials at the Federal Academy for Security Policy. He held lectureships for strategic steering of Corporate Security Organizations at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and the European Business School. From 2007-2020, he served as Member of the Board of the Allianz für Sicherheit in der Wirtschaft NRW e.V. (2014-2018 Chairman of the Board), 2019-2020, Member of the Board of the European Energy - Information Sharing & Analysis Centre (EE-ISAC). He was member of the Advisory Committee of the Bundeswehr University Munich for the accompanying research project IT-Security in critical infrastructures, member of the federal working group Cybersecurity of the Economic Council Germany e.V., in the CSO Roundtable of ASIS International, in the International Security Management Association, the European Institute of Corporate Security Management and others.

He published the book „Risiko Blackout - Krisenvorsorge für Wirtschaft, Behörden und Kommunen“. And since 2007, he is publisher of the Online Security Portal www.sicherheitsmelder.de of the Richard-Boorberg-Publishing Company.

Further achievements:
Cybersecurity Leader Award, 2019
Outstanding Security Performance Award 2015 und 2019
CSO50 Award 2018 und 2019
Security Innovation Award 2018
The Most Influential People in Security 2016

Session: Transforming Corporate Security at Porsche: Leveraging the dynamics of global change
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Sonia Neffati

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Regional Chief Security Officer, Europe, Mastercard
Sonia Neffati is Mastercard’s European Regional Security Officer based in Waterloo, Belgium. Her primary focus is strengthening Mastercard’s external cybersecurity cohorts, driving Central Bank resiliency engagements, and supporting Mastercard’s newly established Mastercard European Cyber Resilience Center (ECRC) in Waterloo.

Prior to her current role, Sonia served as Mastercard’s European Crisis Manager and managed some of the largest crises in Mastercard’s history. She joined Mastercard in 2019 after developing an extensive experience in Business Continuity, IT
Disaster Recover and Crisis Management, specifically in the payments technology and financial industries. Throughout her career, she has developed strong methodologies for assessing and identifying solutions for tackling enterprise-level pain points under high-stress conditions.

Sonia holds a master’s degree in Marketing & International Business Negotiation and several certifications in Business Continuity and Security.

Session: 1 year after: what have we learnt from Russia/Ukraine Crisis?
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Raphael Marquegnies

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Regional Security Officer, Security Operations Europe, Mastercard
Seasoned professional, Raphael started his career in security back in 2004 and joined Mastercard early 2007.

During his 15+ career at Mastercard, he held several functions such as regional coordinator, contract manager and regional security systems project manager successfully managing numerous office relocations projects across the European Region. He also supported and managed the integration of Europay France, Travelex, DataCash and Vocalink on the physical security side of things.

Raph holds a Bachelor in modern languages he obtained in 2003. He is now Regional Security Officer for operations in the European Region and member of the Steering Committee of the OSAC Brussels Country Chapter.

Session: 1 year after: what have we learnt from Russia/Ukraine Crisis?
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Isabelle Claes, CPP

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Security & Crisis Manager, Egis Group
Isabelle is currently Security & Crisis Manager within the Egis Group. Her scope includes security intelligence, site security, travel security and crisis management.

She is a security professional with over two decades of private and public sector experience optimizing performance in security management in a range of international environments from low to high risk.

She has worked in diverse countries for a wide range of organizations (NGOS, security risk consultancies, embassy, corporations) advising international stakeholders through coaching, training, operations, travel security and crisis management. She also spent five years as an expatriate in high-risk environments in Africa.

She holds a MA in International Humanitarian Aid and a BA in International Relations.

Session: Using security incidents to help you build a sustainable security approach
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Aurelien Lambert

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Chief Security Officer, Egis Group
Aurélien Lambert is currently Chief Security Officer within the Egis Group.

He has now 20 years of experience in international security and crisis management. He started his career within a specialized unit of the French Armed Forces. He then joined the private sector as a consultant in security and crisis management, working extensively in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America to support Public Institutions, NGOs, multinational companies facing sensitive situations or crisis. Since 2014 he has been working as Corporate Security Executive in large multinational organizations present around the globe. He holds a master’s degrees in International Relations and in Public Affairs. He teaches Master’s students on International Security and Crisis Management at Sciences Po Paris.

Session: Using security incidents to help you build a sustainable security approach
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Ankur Mathur

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Group Security Supervisor, ArcelorMittal
Ankur has 22 years experience in area of Technology, Project management, Business operations. He has worked for various corporate organizations around the world in Telecom, Oil & Gas and Metal & Mining. He joined ArcelorMittal in 2008 and as part of Global Assurance, he was appointed Group Security Supervisor in Jan 2021.

Session: Promoting Security Culture - A Case Study from a leading Steel & Mining company
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Lee Pokorski

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Head Group Risk and Security, ArcelorMittal
Lee Pokorski has 32 years’ experience developing and managing large-scale, complex, integrated security solutions. He has worked for government and corporate organizations around the world. He joined ArcelorMittal in 2014 as head of security for the mining segment. As part of global assurance, he was appointed head security for the group in 2017 and head risk management for the group in 2021.

Session: Promoting Security Culture - A Case Study from a leading Steel & Mining company
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Aleksandar Jakovljevic

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Director, Head of Physical Security, Telenor ASA
Aleksandar Jakovljevic is Director, Head of Physical Security at Telenor ASA, which is a leading telecommunication company in Nordics with strong presence in Asia.

With over 20 years in security industry, Aleksandar started his professional carrier in an international organization (OSCE) being part of law enforcement reform projects in south-east Europe, after which he joined Telenor, holding various positions across the Group.

Starting from building integrated physical security solution in one of the operating companies, today Aleksandar is the physical security policy responsible for Telenor Group with a key role in strategy development and implementation, setting up governance framework, and strategic advisory to executives on the physical security matters.
During a recent crisis period for one of Telenor’s operations in Asia, he had responsibility for advisory on strategic and operational business decisions focusing on people security aspect, but as well leading the most critical operational activities.
During 2009/10, Aleksandar was on an 18 months’ assignment in India being responsible for building security function in Telenor’s largest and most challenging green field investment.

He has a passion for data centers, security designs, and access control. Through his career, he has led multiple projects resulting in designing and implementing security solutions across different legal entities, countries, and continents, always having legal requirements such as GDPR in mind.

Aleksandar holds a master’s degree in engineering, is based in Oslo, and enjoys cultural diversities at work and in personal life.
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Mykola Mikheiev, CPP, PCI, PSP

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Chair, ASIS International Ukraine Chapter
Mykola MIKHEIEV is a Ukraine bar advocate and SOC Officer (Security Operations Centre) with EUAM Ukraine (European Union Advisory Mission). Mykola is also the due diligence and freelance
investigating specialist as a certified CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner). He is an IT sector consultant on
the convergence of Physical, Personnel, and Information security. Educated with UK Defence
Academy, he is a retiary of Ukraine law enforcement. Mykola worked with the Ukraine National
Bureau of INTERPOL, Ministry of Interior personnel, and internal investigation inspection and was
seconded to the diplomatic post with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine to the Middle East.
Mykola also had experience with international UN, OSCE, and EU peace-enforcing field missions and
worked at UN Secretariat in New York as a volunteer. Mykola was acquainted with ASIS in 2015 while
working with security subcontracting companies for International Governmental Organizations in Iraq and Afghanistan. In December 2018, he was among the first security professionals who pass the newly introduced ASIS APP certification. Being devoted to continued professional education, Mykola
endured ASIS board certifications and passed CPP in January 2020 and PSP in November 2020. Mykola culminated as the first Eastern European crowned with triple ASIS certifications in March 2021 when he gave the ASIS PCI exam. Mykola has been leading the ASIS Ukraine chapter as elected Chairman since 2021 and has been acknowledged by ASIS International as the CPP trainer at the GSX 2022.
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Bruno Kalhoj

Leadership Track
Security Director, EY
Bruno Kalhoj is an international security leader with extensive experience in security strategy, resilience, risk assessment and crisis management for top-tier global private and public sector employers in a range of international environments, currently as security director at EY.

Since 2007, he has being headed high-performing security functions for employers in private and government sectors, initially for the dynamic clothing company, Bestseller, then a three-year period protecting Danish embassies in high-risk environments before leading global security for Maersk.

Since 2016 he played a lead role in transformation the security function at the European Central Bank, motivating an exceptional team to deliver best practice security risk and crisis management. Career highlights include pioneering innovation and cultural turnaround at ECB, professionalizing processes, systems and teams to drive major gains in strategy, performance, safety and risk mitigation. Currently Bruno is building a security and crisis management Center of Expertise across 25 countries in Africa and Europe at EY.

The breadth of his international background means he has worked in over 30 different countries for a wide range of organizations, coordinating with international stakeholders to deliver robust solutions in training, operations, audit, logistics, strategy and HR, before focusing on security leadership.

Many of his biggest achievements have come from an ability to create inclusive teams and successful relationships, networks, partnerships and environments that get the best out of people “There is nothing more satisfying than helping talented people to exceed their own expectations”.
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Rinske Geerlings

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Managing Director, Business As Usual, AU
Rinske Geerlings is an internationally known, award winning consultant, speaker and certified trainer in Business Continuity, Information Security, IT Management and Risk Management with over 20 years global experience.

She draws on more than 20 years’ experience gained during roles in Financial Services, Consulting and Training across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Africa and Europe, assisting larger public and private organisations as well as Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

Through her own company Business As Usual, she has been changing the way organisations ‘plan for the unexpected’. Her facilitation skills enable organisations to simplify complex processes. Rinske has developed a range of engaging workshop techniques, that put the ‘fun factor’ into the process and match an organisation’s specific culture and requirements. She applies a fresh, energetic, practical, easy-to-apply, innovative approach to topics that are often perceived as dull and cumbersome.

Rinske is often sourced as a panel expert or speaker on resilience challenges and the related implications including on topics such as "How to get buy-in for Resilience and Security at all levels of the organisation", "How to develop continuity plans that don't collect dust on the shelf" and "How to run eye-opening disaster simulations that keep everyone engaged".
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Prof.mr.dr.ir. Sicco Santema

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Professor of Networked Innovation, University of Technology, Delft (the Netherlands)
Sicco Santema is Professor of Networked Innovation at the University of Technology, Delft (the Netherlands) and a seasoned entrepreneur. He is fascinated by “technology for people”, i.e. innovations that help people and organisations move forward in life, in health and in achieving goals. This includes network continuity thinking, as an exponent of business continuity. He sees risks in a wider perspective than single organisations only. Risks are in the network and can be countered in the network as well. In this approach, he is also working on a different threat: Black Swan events. He uses this concept for breakthroughs in business models.

Sicco has over 30 years of experience in risk management, both in industry and academia. His values are integrity, intuition and curiosity. And most of all: “Fun makes it run”. He uses these values in his risk management related work, including presentations, workshops and panels.

At ASIS Rotterdam 2023, Sicco will, together with Rinske Geerlings, elaborate on cyber security essentials for securing business networks and deliver tips and tricks for business managers.
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Andy Williams

Leadership Track
Director, Crilly Consulting Ltd
Andy is an expert in Enterprise Security Risk Management security strategy operations, design and risk assessment.

Initially with the London Met Police, he has 25 + years of corporate security and consulting experience and has developed security initiatives with the UK Government, EU and UN organisations. He also has extensive international experience especially within Africa, Middle East and Europe in real estate, hospitality, public/private realm, travel security and counter-terrorism sectors.

Andy serves as Member of the Board for ASIS Europe, is on the Advisory Council of CSARN and a CPP of 23+ years.
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Shaun Boulter

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Global Head Operations & Security – Corporate Mobility , AXA Partners UK
Shaun has over 27 years of experience in all aspects of security and crisis management since leaving the British Military (13 years’ service). He is currently Global Head of Security and Operations for the Corporate Mobility related services supported corporate clients globally for all aspects of travel risk management. Prior to joining AXA Partners, Shaun was the Head of Crisis and Security Management for a prominent risk consultancy company based in Singapore. During this time he supervised many crisis evacuations and implemented business continuity, crisis management and security and risk management plans and audits for many multinational corporations and high net worth individuals around the world.

Before moving to Asia, Shaun was based in London where he managed the Security & Risk department for Perot systems and was responsible for all European and Indian operations and the safety and security of over seven thousand staff. Shaun has worked as a security advisor to the Qatar Foreign/Prime Minister in Doha for a period of five years after a coup attempt to overthrow the ruling family. During this time he worked and liaised extensively with many foreign governments, military and police forces around the world.

While serving in the British military he specialised in counterterrorism in Northern Ireland, UK mainland, the Middle East and Asia. Shaun holds an MSc from Leicester University in Security & Risk Management. Shaun is also a member and Fellow with the FCiiCM.

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Michael Rozin

Leadership Track
President, Rozin Security Consulting LLC
Michael is the President of Rozin Security-an international security consultancy, red teaming and risk management firm, a Special Deputy at Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, and a Professor and Course Director at the University of Minnesota.

Michael served in the Israel Defense Forces and worked as a field agent for Ben-Gurion International Airport. Michael graduated from the Institute for Counterterrorism in Israel and the Advanced Security and Anti-Terrorism Training under the Israel Security Agency.

Michael has been recognized as a subject matter expert on behavior threat detection, red teaming, proactive security, and threat assessment. Michael has been featured by CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and more. Michael has instructed thousands of security and law enforcement professionals.

He has established many successful Behavior Threat Detection & Assessment programs worldwide.
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Markus Epner

Leadership Track
Head of Academy, F24 AG
Markus joined F24 AG in 2022. He worked in several positions in different security and crisis teams, was one of the first officers in the Kommando Spezialkräfte and his experience from the wars in former Yugoslavia as well as his many years of leadership experience in industry give him confidence when acting in critical events.
Markus studied Security and Crisis Management in Kiel and have more than 20 years of experience in security and crisis management with Lufthansa and Boehringer Ingelheim. During his time in the industry he managed, beside some other crisis, the evacuation of two crews out of Mumbai during the terror attacks and the covid-19 crisis during his time in the pharmaceutical industry.
Markus holds a Degree in security & crisis studies at the Police Administrative College in Schleswig-Holstein
Markus is married, has two children, and in his free time, he enjoys riding his roadbike.
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Alexander Zippel, CPP

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

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Senior SME, Cyber Risk, Dataminr
Nathan Green is a Senior Subject Matter Expert in cybersecurity risk at Dataminr, a New York-based company that specialises in artificial intelligence to provide real-time information alerts to public and private sector clients. He received an MA in National Security Studies from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and a BA from the University of Maine. He also serves on the State Department’s OSAC cybersecurity committee.
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David Geddes

Leadership Track
Security Director, Healix
David has been at Healix since November 2015 and is responsible for the crisis, security and risk management teams based in London, Vancouver and Singapore. David began his time at Healix by building out the intelligence, operations and technology platforms, including developing global capability in each area. During this time he has also been the operational lead for multiple evacuations, crises and security incidents including in Venezuela, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Congo DRC, Bolivia and many more.
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Dr Finn Morgan

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Group Medical Director, Healix
Dr Morgan joined Healix in 2003 as a flight doctor after a career in surgery where he gained intensive operative experience. Now Group Medical Director, Dr Morgan plays a critical role in ensuring the safety and quality of the medical services Healix provides around the world. He has extensive experience of international aeromedical patient transfers and an excellent understanding of foreign healthcare systems worldwide. He acts as a key point of contact for our clients, for whom he is able to provide senior medical advice and assist with formulation of policy.
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Henry Wilkinson

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Chief Intelligence Officer, Dragonfly
As Chief Intelligence Officer at Dragonfly, Henry has overall responsibility for the company’s intelligence and analysis operations, products, services and methodologies and leads its team of analysts. He is the directing editor of Dragonfly’s annual geopolitical and security forecast Strategic Outlook. Henry has over 19 years' experience working as a senior advisor to global clients on intelligence matters, geopolitics, global security, political risks and political violence. He is the author of specialist published works on terrorism and analysis methodologies, is a UN Global Expert, has provided expert testimony to parliamentary committees on global affairs, and is a business advisor to UK Counter Terrorism Police.
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Glenn Schoen

Leadership Track
Glenn Schoen (1963) is a crisis and security management advisor and CEO of [email protected] BV. An American with Dutch roots, he has over 35 years’ international experience including work for Ernst & Young, TranSecur and International Security Management in Europe and the USA. In the course of his career he has served over 350 consulting and 250 analysis service clients including corporations, international organizations, associations, family offices and select government agencies, a high number of those engagements involving crisis situations. Key specialties outside crises in general include terrorism, major event security, VIP security, and threat assessment. Secondary activities include volunteer work for global security professional platforms OSAC, ASIS, and UNICRI, and at the White House. He is honored to serve ASIS on its new European Board. He lectured for 10 years at Georgetown University’s Continuing Studies program, still supports two university level learning programs, and regularly provides commentary for the media (1000+ interviews). This includes nearly 30 years of guest appearances on CNN, the world’s largest media platform.
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Julian Hafensteiner

Leadership Track
Head of Operations, Crisis24 DACH
Julian Hafensteiner is the Germany-based Head of the Global Operations Centre where he is responsible for coordinating Security Assistance, Global Monitoring and Crisis Management. He joined Crisis24-acquisition EXOP in 2019 and holds a master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Edinburgh, where he specialized in international security and political risk analysis. Prior to joining Crisis24 he worked as a risk analyst and crisis response manager in various capacities for large corporations and an international development agency.
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Matteo Grella

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Head of Research & Artificial Intelligence, EXOP, IT, Crisis24
Matteo Grella is responsible for managing the global artificial intelligence team of Crisis24.

Matteo’s expertise has the distinction of combining vision, leadership, and technical background. His experience includes AI projects at private companies, universities, and government agencies. His research focuses on Natural Language Processing and related Machine Learning models. He is involved in Open-Source projects and publishes papers on these subjects.

Part of Crisis24 since the acquisition of EXOP in 2021, he oversees the application of cutting-edge technologies enabling analysts to track global events faster and have a better understanding of their impact, implications, and outcomes.


Session: Emerging Technology Risk (part 1) - Understanding Algorithms and AI
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Tom Burin

Leadership Track
Group Security - Threat Intelligence Manager, Solvay
Tom Burin is an experienced Security Advisor with a demonstrated history of working in information technology and the information services industry. Currently, Tom works as the Group Security - Threat Intelligence Manager for Solvay, a Belgian multinational chemical company. Prior to that, Tom held several functions within the Belgian Defence and Federal Government. Tom is especially skilled in Government, Operational Planning, International Relations, Management, and Command. Tom holds a Master in Law and a variety of certifications in Business Administration and Executive Strategies.
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Dennis Bijker

Leadership Track
Director, Signpost Six
Dennis Bijker is Director at Signpost Six. Prior to joining Signpost Six, Dennis has experience as unit manager for the Ministry of the Internal Affairs and the Dutch Police Force, where he was responsible for several intelligence units. With a combined background in both economics and intelligence, Dennis has professional experience in creating innovative solutions from a deep security perspective. This is reflected in his roles as strategic advisor and project manager for various transitional challenges within the Dutch government, among others.
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Peter Valent

Leadership Track
Manager IP Protection & Compliance, NXP Semiconductors
I am working for NXP Semiconductors since 2016, currently in the role of manager for the IP Protection & Compliance team. This team is managing the Insider Risk Management solution which we have established in the past 2 years.

I report into the Chief Information Security to work horizontally across all IT-domains to make sure the internal customer needs are met on best possible manner. This way I contribute to the NXP mission of “enabling secure connections for a smarter world”.

Furthermore, I am the chair of the Dutch Multinationals-ISAC which is established to facilitate for its members the exchange of information, concerning threats, vulnerabilities and security incidents on members’ networks and environments.

I previously worked as CIO of a small company called Astrata (a spin-off from Qualcomm) and before this assignment I have been working in multiple positions within Atos. Many of which were related to IT-architecture and overall IT-management.
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Lucile Renhas

Leadership Track
Insider Risk Consultant, Signpost Six
Lucile Renhas is an Insider Risk Consultant at Signpost Six. She has a background in international relations. As a consultant, Lucile manages the delivery of and provides direction for multinational clients, working closely with the relevant business leads and stakeholders. Within Signpost Six, Lucile is responsible for client development in France. Lucile graduated from Leiden University with a master in Crisis and Security Management and a specialization in the governance of radicalism, extremism, and terrorism.
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Peter French, CPP

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CEO, SSR® Personnel
Peter J French, CPP, award the Member of the British Empire in 2010. He is the Chief Executive of SSR® Personnel, the leading recruitment consultancy in the field of security risk, permanent or interim hire, with a significant workforce presence in Europe and the Middle East. SSR® has been recognised globally as a best-in-class security recruitment consultancy in the S&FEA. He has been recognised as one of the sectors security visionaries in the IFSEC annual listing. SSR Middle East has also been awarded best security recruitment company in the region. Peter serves on the Chartered Security Professionals Registration Authority. He is a Fellow of the Security Institute, ASIS Certified Protection Professional, a Past Master, Principle Founding Member, and former Trustee of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals. He is one of the co-founders of the Security Benevolent Fund that supports those in the security profession that require financial support in times of need. With a dedicated team of Volunteers, he organises the WCoSP Spring Dance that has to date raised over £658,000 for good causes. Peter was honoured as the 6th recipient of the Root & Branch award by the City Liveries Club for his ongoing work with the City of London Livery and Charities.
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Allison Wood

Innovation Track
Global Head of Intelligence, Seerist
Allison Wood is the Global Head of Intelligence for Seerist, where she is responsible for the global strategy and delivery of human-generated analytical content on Seerist’s augmented analytics platform. She was previously a Partner at Control Risks, where she had nine years of experience in advising leaders on political and security risk issues, initially focusing on the Middle East and North Africa and more recently leading its North America analytical team.
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Ben White

Innovation Track
Principal consultant, 4C Strategies
Ben is a Principal consultant at 4C Strategies with over 16 years’ experience working with a broad array of different clients to deliver operational resilience, business continuity programmes and crisis management solutions to them. Ben has been fortunate to work with some of the World’s leading brands in supporting them building resilience capability, whether this is the start of a journey by helping them to understand ‘what good looks like’ or a review of current resilience capability making recommendations to enable them to work towards achieving organisational resilience.

Prior to 4C Strategies Ben spent 10 years working for the Emergency Planning Department of the London Fire Brigade and his last role there was a Deputy Head of Emergency Planning.
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Chris Clough

Innovation Track
Senior Intelligence Analyst, Crisis24
Chris Clough is a Senior Intelligence Analyst at Crisis24. He had a career in the UK Royal Navy and previously worked as an independent consultant. As a Naval Attaché to France (2013-16) and the Head of the Maritime division in the UK's Defense Intelligence, he directed the analysis and assessments of global threats to the UK's maritime interests, including the continuous at-sea deterrent and underwater critical national infrastructure. His roles included leading departments at sea in frigates and the UK's aircraft carrier in defense acquisition, intelligence, and capability planning. He holds two Master's degrees in Systems Engineering and in Defense Studies, has contributed to UK think-tank strategic assessments, and is a member of France's Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale.
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Jens Guldbrand

Innovation Track
Product Specialist, Safeture
As a part of the Product team Jens works with customers, sales, management, development and customer development. He has experience as a consultant in many different sectors, in his role as a project manager he has been focusing on IT-systems, change management, GDPR, and information security. He has vast experience handling international customers and suppliers within the Telecommunication sector.
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Shane Butler, CPP, PSP

Innovation Track
Vice president of sales Europe, AlertEnterprise
16 Years in the security industry with the past 6+ Years Super Enterprise Security SaaS/Cloud applications in the fortune 500 space, focused on global rollouts with anywhere from 100-500 K + identities, 100-500+ sites average 5-10 core integrations, people data/ HR, PACs, watchlist, log management/ reporting, ticket automation, guest services etc.

Throughout those processes I would work with CEOs, CISOs , CIO , CSOs and their supporting colleagues across the C-Suite base to solve critical business challenges by providing deeply integrated secure business solutions across core spaces such as IAM, Access Control, Visitor identity management and other workspace management applications.

I started my career in the security industry in 2006 as an eager 16-year-old security technician apprentice, my dad who is an industry vet of 20+ years trained me all the way and funny enough at the time my three older brothers were all security technicians too, so we lived the industry day and night.

That gave me a great grounding in the industry as a security technician working across all the core disciplines PACs, Intrusion, Automation , CCTV , Radio, and backbone networking and IT / cyber, as the years moved on, I found myself natively moving into a technical sales / BDM role where I got my grounding at the corporate level and the fortune 500 space, and the rest is history!
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Auguste Faerch

Innovation Track
Content Marketing Manager, Safeture
Auguste Faerch, Content Marketing Manager, is representing Safeture which is as a Service (SaaS) company based in Sweden.

The company offers a complete platform designed to handle safety and risks for employees, wherever they are. Through world-leading technology and innovative solutions, Safeture helps risk management- and assistance providers secure their clients, global companies, and organizations to protect what matters most – their people.
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Gunar Korm

Innovation Track
Senior Manager, PwC Germany
Gunar Korm is a Senior Manager at PwC with more than 20 years of experience in security and crisis management in industry, military and senior federal agencies. Prior to joining PwC, Gunar led the Regional Security Programs Team for Amazon in Central Europe, provided Advisory Services as Pinkerton to a Top Tech Corporation in Europe and served as a Corporate Security Manager in MAN SE. Gunar managed various programs of asset protection, extended risk analysis, and embedding additional protective services.

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Arndt Engelmann

Innovation Track
Partner, PwC Germany
Arndt Engelmann is a Partner in PwC’s Risk & Regulatory department. In his 20+ years experience gained in PwC, he has led numerous projects in various industries, e.g.: Forensic investigations focusing on potential non-compliance; Advisory on set up and further development of the Corporate Security function and its corresponding maturity assessment; Support of clients during in- and out-of-court proceedings; Security and Compliance Risk Assessments. Initially, Arndt Engelmann studied Business Administration in Germany and Denmark and joined PwC after having gained his university degree. Additionally, he joined valuable international experience by working permanently in the UK and on international assignments, e.g., in the US and Taiwan.
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Kevin Armstrong

Innovation Track
GSI Solutions Engineer, Esri
Kevin Armstrong has over 15 years of configuring and deploying GIS applications throughout the global public safety community. Recently, he has helped lead Esri’s efforts around developing GIS strategies to support the corporate security needs of Fortune 100 organizations with a special focus towards collecting, understanding, and responding to multi-source threat feeds. Prior to his time at Esri, Kevin worked for the Washington-Baltimore HIDTA using GIS to support federal, state, and local law enforcement.
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Carl Walter

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Global Director - Homeland and Corporate Security Solutions, Esri
Carl Walter is the Global Director - Homeland and Corporate Security Solutions at Esri. He joined Esri in 2010 bringing with him 20+ years of government experience in law enforcement and intelligence operations. He previously served as Director of the Boston Regional Intelligence Center and Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Analysis for the Boston Police Department. Post 9/11, he established a regional intelligence capability operationalizing government and private sector resources for preventing and responding to terrorist threats, man-made hazards, natural disasters, and criminal activity. His role at Esri involves developing strategies that help integrate technology and operations to support the security needs of government agencies and Fortune 500 organizations world-wide.
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Jelle Wieringa

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Security Awareness Advocate for EMEA, KnowBe4
Jelle Wieringa has over 20 years of experience in business development, sales, management, and marketing. In his current role as Security Awareness Advocate for EMEA for KnowBe4, he helps organizations of all sizes understand why more emphasis is needed on the human factor, and how to manage the ongoing problem of social engineering. His goal is to help organizations and users increase their resilience by making smarter security decisions.
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Theresa Stenebring

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Global Account Manager, Axis Communications
Theresa Stenebring has worked in the security industry for 15+ years in EMEA roles.
She has been at Axis for over 8 years, currently taking responsibility of managing Axis Global Partners on an EMEA and global level, leading common business strategies, expanding knowledge and supporting close alignment.
Prior to this role Theresa worked with EMEA distributors, always focusing on driving and expanding ways of collaboration with Axis partners to drive new opportunities and excel in service providing to the end customers.
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Steven Kenny

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Global Sales Engineer, Cybersecurity, Axis Communications
Steven Kenny has spent 18 years in the security sector in roles that have seen him take responsibility for key elements of mission critical, high-profile projects across different vertical markets. For the past ten years Steven has focused his attentions on how security technologies can best support business security strategies, whilst elevating the importance of cybersecurity and compliance for physical security practitioners. Steven’s current role sees him lead a team of Architect and Engineering managers across EMEA whilst supporting various industry associations and standards organisations.
As a volunteer, Steven holds a role as a board director for ASIS International UK chapter. Steven currently sits on the EMEA Advisor Council as the emerging technology lead for TiNYg.
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Daryn Flynn, PSP

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Client Account Manager, Nedap Security Management
Daryn Flynn, PSP, has more than 20-years of experience with electronic security solutions, mainly focused on integrated access control projects for enterprise organisations. Daryn is a huge believer of optimising access control for business value in providing "security for life," and his areas of expertise areas of expertise include card technologies, biometrics, system optimisation, data interfaces and system integration. His passion in putting people first, then technology, makes Daryn a trusted advisor for multinational organisations looking to create safe, secure workplaces that balance user experience and business value.
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Elisa Costante

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VP of Threat Research, Forescout
Elisa Costante is the VP of Threat Research at Forescout. In her role, she leads the activities of Vedere Labs, a team of cyber security researchers focused on vulnerability research, threat analysis and threat mitigation. She has 10+ years of experience in the security challenges posed by the IT/OT/IoT convergence. In her prior role she was CTO at SecurityMatters, where she led product innovation activities in the field of network intrusion detection. Elisa holds a PhD in Cyber Security from the Eindhoven University of Technology where she specialized in machine learning techniques for data leakage detection.
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Andrew Devereux

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Risk Intelligence Manager, Healix
Andrew Devereux is a Risk Intelligence Manager at Healix and has worked within their Global Security Operations Centre (GSOC)for the last seven years, specialising in the Americas and Special Risks prior to becoming the Risk Intelligence Manager. His topics of choice range from terrorism to reputational risk and he regularly offers expert comment for podcasts, articles and journals.
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Tracy Reinhold

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CSO, Everbridge
Tracy Reinhold is CSO at Everbridge. He is responsible for advancing Everbridge’s enterprise-level security strategy, as well as working closely with customers and partners to optimise their organisational approach to managing and responding to critical events. Reinhold has served in executive leadership roles in security and incident management for some of the world’s largest organisations. He worked as a CSO at Fannie Mae, a leader in mortgage financing with more than $3 trillion in assets, and Walmart. Prior to his commercial roles in security, Reinhold served as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for twenty-two years.
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Michael Roberts

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Chief Physical Security , AXA Partners
Michael Roberts is the Chief Physical Security for AXA Partners, a company that operates from over 75 offices globally, providing everything from roadside assistance, to medical and security evacuation services. Prior to joining AXA, Michael was the Director of Crisis and Security Consulting at Control Risks in the Middle East where he was responsible for the profitability and servicing of the company’s commitments in a wide variety of industries.
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Raquel Recuero

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Associate Consultant, Healix
Raquel joined Healix in 2020 and is an Associate Consultant based in Singapore. With a focus on Asia Pacific, she is responsible for coordinating crisis response, corroborating risk intelligence and leading on the delivery of security consultancy projects. Raquel gained extensive experience working in the public sector, joining from the Spanish Embassy to the Organisation of American States. She volunteered in Belgrade, Serbia, during the refugee crisis in 2017, and her areas of expertise include geopolitical conflict and NGO security. She holds various professional and academic qualifications, including two BAs in Criminology and International Affairs, a Master's Degree in Intelligence Analysis and another in Economic Analysis.
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Mac Segal

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Founder & CEO, AHNA Group
Mac is the Founder & CEO of AHNA Group. The company is the culmination of 30 years of operational, consulting and training experience in the global Security Industry. Mac and his team lead Executive Protection & Security Consulting operations for Fortune 500 corporations and MNCs the world over, securing your interests and facilitating your success. Mac brings real world knowledge and expertise to all facets of the company.

Born in South Africa, he has served in two militaries as well as government service, Mac has lived in Africa, Europe and the Middle East whilst operating around the globe. This facilitates him with an excellent multi-cultural understanding which allows him and AHNA Group to provide relevant, effective and practical security solutions.
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Jason Dibley

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Technical Director, QCC Global Ltd
Jason Dibley is the technical director of QCC Global Ltd, a global TSCM provider, serving commercial & government entities with offices in the UK & Singapore.

He has been active in countering espionage operations for the last 25 years & constantly evolves new procedures & solutions for emerging surveillance threats. Previously Jason spent 20 years as a covert surveillance engineer with New Scotland Yard working operationally alongside numerous global security services & military units.
He is a founder member of the Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Institute (TSCMi) & an advisory board member of the ERiI (Espionage Research Institute International) both bodies of excellence within the TSCM industry.
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