Colonel (Retd) John Doody FBCS FCMI CITP IISP MIOD

Industry Expert, British Computer Society

John Doody is cyber lead for BCS Security. John served at CESG/GCHQ for 10 years in the appointment of Head of Information Assurance Customer Services.

He has a wealth of knowledge across the whole spectrum of Information Assurance. In this latter appointment he was a major contributor to CESG’s move to a commercial business footing. He also has a major role as a Non Executive Director to a security company as well as providing Strategic Advice to a number of major UK and US IT Security companies. John is a retired officer of the UK Royal Corps of Signals, a Corps in which he served for 33 years to the rank of Colonel. John has chaired many international committees dealing with Information Assurance, communications and interoperability. John is well known on the national and international

Cyber/ Information Assurance Conference circuit where he has chaired many events and has given many talks on Information Assurance.

He was recently re-appointed as an International Class Director for Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International (Fairfax Virginia USA).

He was elevated to the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame in 2012. 

Keynote speaker

Kevin Fielder


Keynote speaker

Rob Wainwright

Director, Europol

Rob Wainwright was born in 1967 in Carmarthen, Wales, UK.

Having graduated in 1989 from the London School of Economics, University of London with a BSc, he worked for the following ten years as an intelligence analyst in the UK in the fields of counter-terrorism and organised crime.

Between 2000 and 2003, Mr Wainwright was the Head of the UK Liaison Bureau at Europol, and also responsible for the Europol National Unit in London. The Liaison Bureaux are a key link in Europol’s cooperation with the EU Member States.

In 2003, he was promoted to the position of Director International of the National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS), where he was responsible for its international operations and for developing and implementing the UK strategy against facilitated illegal immigration.  He also managed the UK’s National Central Bureau for Interpol and its Europol National Unit.

Between 2006 and 2009, he was Chief of the International Department of the UK Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA). In this leading role, he oversaw 20,000 law enforcement cases each year as well as establishing the international strategy and operational capabilities of the newly formed agency. His mandate extended from SOCA’s international operations and global partnerships to the worldwide network of SOCA liaison officers and the national bureaux for Interpol and Europol.

Mr Wainwright was appointed Director of Europol in April 2009. He was reappointed for a second term in 2013, having overseen Europol’s transition from intergovernmental organisation to EU agency status in 2010, ensured Europol’s pivotal position in the new EU Policy Cycle for serious and organised crime from 2011, and secured the establishment of the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) at Europol in 2013. Under his command Europol has also established the new European Counter Terrorism Centre and European Migrant Smuggling Centre, both in 2016.

Mr Wainwright’s main priorities as Director have been to focus Europol’s efforts on operational impact in priority crime areas while achieving savings in running costs. During his tenure, the number of cases initiated at Europol has more than tripled, to around 40,000 in 2015, and Europol has significantly strengthened its portfolio of operational support tools and services.  

Mr Wainwright has twice chaired the World Economic Forum’s ‘Global Agenda Council on Organised Crime’ and was on the steering board of its ‘Partnering for Cyber Resilience’ project.

Rob Wainwright is married with three children. He speaks English, Welsh and Spanish and his interests include history and literature.

Keynote speaker

Raj Samani

CTO, EMEA, Intel Security

Raj Samani is the Chief Technical Officer for Intel Security EMEA, having previously worked as the Chief Information Security Officer for a large public sector organization in the UK. Raj is an active member of the Information Security industry, through involvement with numerous initiatives to improve the awareness and application of security in business and society. He volunteers as the Cloud Security Alliance EMEA Strategy Advisor, is on the advisory councils for Infosecurity Europe, and Infosecurity Magazine. In addition, Raj was previously the Vice President for Communications in the ISSA UK Chapter, having presided over the award for Chapter communications programs of 2008, and 2009.  He was inducted into the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame in 2012.

Raj is Special Advisor for the European CyberCrime Centre, is an expert on both, and Infosec portals, and a regular columnist on Help Net Security. In addition to numerous published security papers, he has authored, or co-authored, such books as “Applied Cyber Security and the Smart Grid”’, “CSA Guide to Cloud Computing”, and was the technical editor for “Industrial Network Security (vol2)” and “Cyber Security for decision makers”.

Raj Samani is a sought after speaker and regularly appears on television commenting on the top computer security issues driving headlines today. He has also provided assistance in the 2006 RSA Wireless Security Survey and was part of the consultation committee for the RIPA Bill (Part 3).   

Raj’s speaking engagements include Economist’s Digital Transformation, CeBit, and SINET.

He can be found on twitter @Raj_Samani

Raj's blog

Recent Videos: 

msn: Economic Impact Of Cybercrime

You Tube: Raj Samani, CTO from Intel Security 


Recent Articles/Quotes


Cal Leeming

Software Engineer, formerly known as Briton's most prolific hacker,

IThe UKs youngest convicted hacker, at just 12 years old he was arrested for computer misuse offences, running his own hacking group and broke into thousands of systems across the UK, including those of large ISPs. After handing himself into the authorities at 18 years old, and serving a 15 month prison sentence, he turned his life around. He's now a software engineer and security consultant, working with and speaking for high profile organisations such as ARM, West Midlands Police, Sage, HP and many others. He's been featured on BBC, ITV, ITN, IBTimes and The Register.



Darren Martyn

Security Researcher, a former member of LulzSec The International Hacking Organisation,,

Formerly, as part of the "LulzSec" group, amongst others, Darren passed his time breaking into large organizations, motivated by fun and curiosity as opposed to profit. These days, after his arrest, his job is not much different, except it is on the right side of the law, breaking into organisations to try help them improve their security posture.


Dave Palmer

Director of Technology, Darktrace

Dave Palmer is a cyber security technical expert with over ten years' experience at the forefront of government intelligence operations. He has worked across UK intelligence agencies GCHQ and MI5, where he delivered mission-critical infrastructure services, including the replacement and security of entire global networks, the development of operational internet capabilities and the management of critical disaster recovery incidents. At Darktrace, Dave oversees the mathematics and engineering teams and product strategy. He holds a first class degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Birmingham.


Daniel Selman

Acting Data Protection Officer, Informa

Following a degree in Politics Daniel trained as a librarian and worked in academic and media libraries before joining the MOD. After managing a number of internet and intranet projects he moved, in 2008, into the world of Information Assurance / Data Protection jointly leading a new team set up to implement the recommendations from the Data Handling Review and Burton Report. He developed a particular focus on incident management, policy formation and industry engagement and extended all of these into the emerging cyber threats. Two years as Chief of Staff to the Defence CIO followed before a final role in MOD leading the cyber industry and information security policy team. In November 2016 he joined Direct Line Group as Head of Data Protection and Privacy where he shaped the emerging GDPR Programme as well as leading the team delivering day-to-day data protection, privacy and information management before joining Informa as Acting Group Data Protection Officer.

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