Speakers - June 6
GDPR Leader, UK & Ireland
Steve has had a varied career at IBM where he has held leadership positions running services businesses and industry teams. In 2016 he took on the role of leading IBM's programme to help clients on their journey to addressing the General Data Protection Regulation. In this role he leads a team that bring the best of IBM's consulting capabilities in privacy, security and business transformation together with IBM's technologies in data analytics and security that enable clients to get practical with the GDPR.
Information Governance Manager
London Borough of Hounslow
Matthew holds a Masters in Information Rights Law and Practice and the BCS certificate in Data Protection. He is experienced in case handling and advising organisations on information compliance across a variety of sectors. Matthew currently manages the Information Governance (IG) function for the London Borough of Hounslow and is the organisational lead for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). He is also an established member of the London Information Governance Network.
Matthew gained valuable experience in the audit department at the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) helping organisations improve their privacy practices to reduce risk. He provided expert advice to local government, criminal justice and health organisations through on-site audits which were followed up with listed recommendations. Matthew particularly enjoyed being part of a network of trainers and delivered internal training to all levels within ICO.
His diverse work experience has exposed him to Information risks facing the Financial, Higher Education, Property and Transport, Emergency and Legal sectors.
Head of Architecture
King's College London
Ian Johns is a strategic business leader with a track record identifying the goals and drivers of global brands in media, entertainment and financial services and introducing innovative customer oriented technology solutions.
As Head of Architecture at King's College London, Ian oversees an ambitious transformational program at one of the world's top universities whose motto is to advance knowledge, learning and understanding in the service of society.
Robert Bond has nearly 40 years' experience in advising national and international clients on all of their technology, data protection and information security law requirements. He is a recognised legal expert and author in the fields of IT, e-commerce, computer games, media and publishing, data protection, information security and cyber risks. Robert is Secretary of the Board of the Society for Corporate Compliance & Ethics; Chairman of the Big Data Governance committee of techUK; a member of the UN Data Privacy Advisory Group and is an Ambassador for Privacy by Design.
Foresters Friendly Society
Erik Vynckier was co-opted to the Board of Foresters Friendly Society in 2016.
He was previously Chief Investment Officer at Alliance Bernstein responsible for asset management solutions to support the investment, capital management and product development of insurers. Before, Erik managed with-profits and annuity funds at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, improving risk/return with novel assets and derivatives overlays. Earlier, he managed the Group Risk Hub of Standard Life, hedging equity, interest rate and currency risks of with-profits and variable annuities.
Before that, Erik worked at investment banks Credit Suisse First Boston and HSBC, in equity program trading, quantitative development and pension fund and insurance asset-liability management. Prior to his MBA, Erik held R&D, production and strategy positions in the petrochemical industry in France, Belgium, Germany, the US and the UK.
He has also founded and served as board member of www.hpcfinance.eu and www.bigdatafinance.eu, the European initiatives on high performance computing and big data analytics in Finance.
Erik graduated as Chemical Engineer at Universiteit Gent (Belgium) and completed his MBA at London Business School in 2000.
Cyber Security Advisor
Findel Plc, Express-Gifts, and Findel Education
Tarun Samtani,CISSP is the Group Cyber Security Advisor for Findel Plc, Express-Gifts (multi-channel retailer) and Findel Education. Tarun holds over 17+ years of experience across various sectors like Telecommunications, ISP's, Financial Services, Gambling & Retail. Tarun has worked across UK, Europe, Asia & Middle East on different assignments.
He has a wealth of experience in Cyber Security and is passionate about securing business information landscape. During the course of his career Tarun has been involved in the strategy & planning, design, architecture and implementation of a significant number of information security programmes.
He has a passion for Cyber Security and enjoys sharing his experience. He also has a keen interest in helping out charities and non-profit board organisations fight cybercrime and is open to non-exec positions. His specialisations include strategic board advisory, building roadmaps planning through delivery of security programmes including Security Culture, Data Security, GDPR and Data loss prevention programmes, He regularly addresses global audience on these and other topics.
Speakers June 21st
Group Head of Solutions Architecture
Mike is Director of Kader Technology Ltd, a consultancy firm that specialises in helping organisations leverage technology for competitive advantage. Currently working with Thomas Cook Group PLC, Mike leads a team of Solution Architects responsible for the realisation of business, data and technology strategies and the creation of a Group-wide executable technology roadmap.
Previously Mike provided consultancy and research on emerging consumer and technology trends for BGL Group, highlighting the potential impacts and opportunities to the CIO and the senior executive community. His remit also included the development of the BGL Group technology strategy and was a key contributor to the Group's data strategy with the design and facilitation workshops for the Executive Board and other senior business stakeholders. Mike was also heavily involved in innovation initiatives within BGL Group including the setting up and running of ctmLabs, a dedicated innovation team within comparethemarket.com.
With over 25 years' experience in IT, Mike began his career designing mission critical systems for the medical sector before moving to financial services in 1997. Mike has held technical architecture positions in Cap Gemini, Thomas Cook and was the Head Software Architect in Travelex.
Speakers - July 5
Gustavo Gómez is a highly successful entrepreneur with a background in Computer Science and over 20 years of experience as CEO of Bizagi. His hands-on involvement in product strategy and delighting Bizagi's customers in over 50 countries has made him a true expert and thought leader on digital transformation and the future of business technologies.
Portfolio IT architect
Head of Information Technology
Nick is Head of Information Technology for Saunderson House, an award-winning independent firm of wealth managers focused on private clients. Nick plays a leading role in defining and supporting the business lead technology strategies across the organisation. He has 20 years' experience working within financial services in roles within technology, operations and client advice at firms including Jupiter Asset Management and BDO LLP
Ernst & Young
Arturo has twenty five years of experience in consulting services for Banking and Insurance industries, working for different consulting firms in Spain and other countries (USA, UK, Netherlands). During this period he has been involved in:
• Organizational, IT and Strategic projects related to Financial, Operational, Regulatory, Risk, IT and Commercial areas
• Design and Implementation of Business Plans, including diagnostic of strategic position
• Strategic Position Diagnostic and Feasibility analysis
• Operational Excellence and Transformation: Process Reengineering and Digitalization, Robotics, Target Operational Models & new sourcing models
• Design and Implementation of Balance Score Cards and Management Information Systems (BI solutions)
• Implementation of core Banking systems