Colonel (Retd) John Doody FBCS FCMI CITP IISP MIOD

John Doody is the Author of “From Stripes to Stars” and Director of Interlocutor Services Limited, a company established in 2003 to promote Information Assurance and Cyber Security issues both nationally and internationally, the company offers a range of services including Marketing, Communications, Public Speaking, Strategy Reviews, Information Assurance, Cyber Security and Information Technology, these services are geared to the strategic level within government and industry.

Prior to this John served at CESG/GCHQ for 10 years in the appointment of Head of Information Assurance Customer Services. John has a wealth of knowledge across the whole spectrum of Cyber Security and Information Assurance. In this latter appointment he was a major contributor to CESG’s move to a commercial business footing. John also had a 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’s recent major role was as the Global Strategic Cyber Security Adviser to Ultra Electronics Limited where he reported directly to the CEO on Cyber Security matters. He also provided Strategic Advice to FireEye, Booze Allan and Safenet, three large US Cyber companies. John has the unique experience of having held appointments in Defence, the Intelligence Services and Industry.

John is currently a Deloitte Associate.

John is a retired officer of the UK Royal Corps of Signals, a Corps in which he served for 33 years rising to the rank of Colonel.

John is a qualified engineer and has held a number of strategic engineering appointments in the UK Ministry of Defence including system support to PTARMIGAN and WAVELL, the army’s tactical communication and CIS systems, Director in the Procurement Executive as Project Director for Army Electronic Warfare, Battlefield Target Engagement System (BATES), Air Defence CIS system (ADCIS) and WAVELL managing £1B of programmes.

John has also worked in the R&D environment working on Electronic Warfare Simulation. John also served in various operational environments including Loan Service to the Trucial Oman Scouts (A Paramilitary Force) in the Middle East.

John has chaired many international committees dealing with Cyber, 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 over 100 talks on Cyber and Information Assurance. John is a renowned Evangelist for Cyber Security and Information Assurance.

John held the position of an International Class Director for the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International (Fairfax Virginia USA). John is a past President and Vice-President of the AFCEA UK WEST Chapter and he served as a Member at Large for AFCEA London in the early 90s. John was also the Cyber Security Lead for the BCS Security Community of Expertise.

John was awarded the CESG/GCHQ Directors Medal in 2003.

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

John was nominated “Godfather of Cyber Security 2021” at the Unsung Cyber Heroes Award Ceremony in the city of London in October 2021

Keynote speaker

Ciaran Martin

Founding CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre and Professor, University of Oxford, Headline Speaker

Ciaran Martin founded the UK’s world-leading National Cyber Security Centre and headed it for the first four years of its existence. Currently, after stepping down from his role with NCSC at the end of August 2020, Martin holds the position of Professor of Practice in the Management of Public Organisations at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government and advises NATO and several private sector organisations on cybersecurity strategies.

The NCSC, part of GCHQ, where Martin served as an executive board member for six and a half years, is regarded as the world leader among public authorities for cybersecurity. The International Telecommunications Union now ranks the UK as the #1 country for cybersecurity because of the NCSC’s work.

Under Martin’s leadership, the NCSC took the lead in managing more than 2,000 nationally significant cyber-attacks against the UK, including the so-called Wannacry attack against the NHS in 2017. He led the detection work that prompted the Government to call out, for the first time, cyber aggression from Russia, China, Iran and North Korea. He helped the NCSC transform the Government’s relationship with business on cybersecurity. In 2018, in a keynote at the CBI’s cybersecurity conference, he launched a board toolkit with five essential questions corporate leaders needed to understand. As a global cybersecurity leader, he travelled to more than 30 countries on five continents building partnerships with Government, national security and corporate leaders. At the NCSC he was a much sought-after guest of the UK’s major corporate boards.

Ciaran Martin believes the essence of good cybersecurity is demystifying a complex subject and finding a way and a language for the specialists to engage with the leadership. That becomes more and more important as new technologies and technology platforms – 5G, the Internet of Things, quantum – become the new reality.

Martin is also a 23-year veteran of the UK Government, working directly with five Prime Ministers and a variety of senior Ministers from three political parties. He held senior positions at HM Treasury and the Cabinet Office as well as GCHQ. He was head of the Cabinet Secretary’s Office and led the official negotiations that led to the agreed terms and rules for the Scottish independence referendum.

In 2020 Ciaran Martin was appointed CB by Her Majesty The Queen and has received a range of awards domestically and internationally in recognition of his cybersecurity work.

Keynote speaker

Kevin Fielder


Innovative and dynamic security professional, with a passion for driving change by successfully engaging with all levels of the business.
Passionate about the benefits of cognitive diversity as a key ingredient of successful organisations.
Team builder, driver of change, focussed on the benefits of supporting and enabling great people to deliver their best. the right processes and technology will follow.
Proven strategic outlook with the ability to engage with all levels of the business to gain buy in for innovative and effective security programmes.

Security should be made a key differentiator to drive sales and customer retention, not just a cost centre.

NED and Board advisor to multiple start ups, helping them to grow securely!

Keynote speaker

Keren Elazari – The Friendly Hacker

Keren Elazari is an internationally recognized cyber security analyst, author, and researcher with more than 20 years of experience in the cyber security field. Keren covers emerging security technologies and trends as an independent strategic advisor, working with leading technology providers, government agencies, innovative start-ups, and Fortune 500 companies. In 2014, Keren became the first Israeli woman to speak at the prestigious TED Conference. Keren’s talk has been viewed by millions, translated to 30 languages, chosen for TED’s ‘Most Powerful Ideas’ and is one of TED’s most watched talks on the topic of cyber security and hacking. Keren holds a CISSP certification and a master’s degree in security studies. Keren is a faculty member of Reichman University and a senior researcher at the Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at Tel Aviv University . Keren is the founder of Israel’s largest security research community, BSidesTLV, and the founder of the Leading Cyber Ladies, a global professional network for Women in Cyber Security. Founder, BSidesTLV, Israel’s largest hacker and security research community Founder, Leading Cyber Ladies, a professional network for women in cyber security Senior researcher at Tel Aviv University Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, Israel LinkedIn: Twitter:

Keynote speaker

Sarah Armstrong-Smith

Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft

Sarah Armstrong-Smith is Chief Security Advisor in Microsoft’s Cybersecurity Solutions Area. She principally works with customers across Europe to help them evolve their cybersecurity strategy to support digital transformation and cloud adoption, to build stronger defences against cyberattacks.  

Sarah has had a long and impactful career in business continuity, disaster recovery, data protection and privacy, and crisis management. This enables her to operate holistically to understand the cybersecurity landscape and how this can be proactively enabled to deliver effective resilience.

Sarah is passionate about empowering and supporting women in STEM, which has earned her the accolade of being named one of the most influential and inspiring women in UK Tech


Richard Walters

Chief Technology Officer, Censornet

Richard Walters is Chief Technology Officer at Censornet. He is responsible for the current and future development of their autonomous, integrated cloud security platform. He was previously Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at SaaSID, a UK-based IDaaS and CASB vendor, which was acquired by Intermedia in 2013. He subsequently served as Intermedia’s Senior Vice President of Security Products. In his earlier career, Richard was CTO of Integralis, Europe’s largest security integrator, for six years.

Richard has 30 years of experience in the IT industry, starting with blue-chip vendors such as Digital, Dell, and Panasonic. With a strong technical background, dating back to VAX VMS and Unix System V, and over 15 years in C-level positions focused on information security, he has in-depth knowledge of operating system and database security, intrusion detection systems, email and web security, identity and access management, cloud and mobile security. Richard has a thorough understanding of risk management and of standards, regulations and legislation such as ISO27001, PCI DSS, the DPA and GDPR. He also spent over 10 years consulting with FTSE100 companies on all aspects of security.


Fabian Libeau

VP of Sales, EMEA, Axonius

Fabian brings more than 20 years of building cybersecurity business across EMEA. Prior to Axonius, Fabian was VP of Sales & GM at RiskIQ in EMEA and built the business successfully which led to an exciting exit with the acquisition by Microsoft. He has also held various leadership positions at ArcSight and later at HPE, building a successful business in the region. Fabian resides in the South of England with his wife and young son. Outside of work, Fabian enjoys exercising, reading and music.


Dr Oakley Cox

Director of Analysis, Cambridge, Darktrace

Fast-moving cyber-attacks can strike at any time, and security teams are often unable to react quickly enough. Join Oakley Cox, Director of Analysis, to learn how Autonomous Response takes targeted action to stop in-progress attacks, without disrupting your business. Includes real-world threat finds, case studies and attack scenarios.


Patrick Grillo

Senior Director, Solutions Marketing, Fortinet

As Senior Director, Solutions Marketing, Patrick is responsible for creating and evangelizing key messages about Fortinet’s cyber security solutions. Prior to joining Fortinet, he has worked for several small to medium size as well as larger companies such as Wellfleet Communications, Bay Networks, Nortel Networks, Hughes Network Systems, and Comtech Mobile Data Communications in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France, holding a range of senior-level international sales and marketing roles. Patrick is based at Fortinet’s EMEA office in Sophia Antipolis, France.


Daniele Molteni

Product Manager for the Cloudflare Web Application Firewall , Cloudflare

Daniele is Product Manager for the Cloudflare Web Application Firewall. He is responsible for the development of new products that help identify vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure and prevent malicious attacks. Before joining Cloudflare, he led the development of new products for the Telecommunications and Oil & Gas sector. Daniele grew up in Italy where he completed his studies in Electrical Engineering with a PhD in Information Technology.


Chris Waynfort

Area Vice President, Sales, Field Sales, Imperva

Chris is part of the leadership team for Imperva EMEA as AVP for Northern Europe. Before joining Imperva, Chris worked at a number of major technology companies including RSA, Splunk, and Identiv, providing cyber-security solutions to the UK market. In particular, he has focused on helping businesses combat fraud through analytics and cutting-edge technology. Chris has deep experience of leading both technical and customer-facing teams on an international scale. He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan with a B.A. in 1999 and returned to study for the High Contributors programme at the Cranfield School of Management in 2011.


Ben Charles

UK Senior Security Architect, Cynet

Ben Charles has been specialising in providing security engineering functions for multiple Cybersecurity organisations over the last 17 years. He currently works as a Senior Presales Engineer at Cynet using his passions for cybersecurity to help customers solve business challenges around threat visibility and protection. Ben has extensive experience working with directly all size of organisations as well as extensive work with worldwide channel


William Morrish

CRO, Performenta

William Morrish holds the position of Chief Revenue Officer. He joined Performanta in 2021 and is responsible for the commercial operations, sales, and marketing teams for the group. Prior to Performanta, William ran the European operations for the leading SaaS security provider Alert Logic where he played a key role in defining and delivering the go-to-market for the EMEA region. William brings with him more than 21 years of progressive technical, sales, and business expertise, and his knowledge and methodologies have developed through years of fundamental IT work.


Arick Goomanovsky

CBO & Co-Founder, Ermetic

Arick is a tenured business leader with two decades of experience in strategy, technology, research, and leadership in government and the private sector. Prior to founding Ermetic, Arick was a co-founder of Sygnia Consulting, a cyber consulting and incident response firm which was acquired by Temasek Holdings for $250M. Before Sygnia, Arick worked at McKinsey & Company in London, where he focused on strategy and operations. He served for 15 years in the IDF Intelligence Corps Unit 8200, where he held senior leadership positions from research to leading hundreds of cyber R&D experts. He received several awards for his unique contributions to national security. Arick earned a BSc in exact sciences (Talpiot program, cum laude), an MSc in mathematics from Hebrew University, and an MBA (cum laude) from INSEAD.


Stuart Sharp

VP Product Strategy, One Identity, OneLogin

Stuart Sharp is VP of Product Strategy at One Identity, working with our customer and product teams to help companies address today’s Identity and Security challenges through the cloud-based OneLogin Trusted Experience Platform. During a career spanning more than 25 years, Stuart has had a passion for driving technical innovation, with a particular focus on Data Security, Cloud Encryption and Identity and Access Management. Before joining OneLogin (now owned by One Identity), Stuart has worked for an Oxford University high-tech spin-off, as Global Product Management for Database Security at Oracle, and as VP of Solution Engineering for CASB provider CipherCloud. Stuart earned his BA at Harvard University, and MPhil at Oxford University.


Mark Guntrip

Senior Director, Cybersecurity Strategy, Menlo Security

Mark Guntrip leads cybersecurity strategy at Menlo Security. He brings over twenty years experience in the enterprise security market through a range of roles including engineering, product management and product marketing. He has a proven track record of building success in new markets as well as promoting growth within more established areas. Prior to Menlo Security, Guntrip held various management roles within companies including Proofpoint, Symantec and Cisco. Guntrip earned his Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Southampton University, UK.


Wilson Sanders

Wilson has successfully led the business development team in EMEA from conception, proving integral to driving the region’s remarkable growth since the 2017 opening of the EMEA office in Reading, UK. Wilson regularly speaks at events and is an expert in how to help businesses become leaner, fitter and smarter.


Ben Jenkins

Senior Solutions Engineer, Threatlocker

Ben Jenkins is a senior solutions engineer with over 8 years of experience working within the technology sector. Ben specialises in working with SME’s, helping them implement technical solutions that will grow and scale their businesses. As a ransomware expert, Ben spends most of his free time educating others about the importance of cyber security. Ben has presented at many major events across the globe, and taken part in various panel discussions. Before joining Threatlocker, Ben worked in a variety of roles from support technician, to systems engineer. Together, these roles have enabled Ben to become the technology expert he is today.


Deryck Mitchelson

Field CISO and C-Suite Advisor, Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd

Deryck is a commercially focused C-suite executive distinguished by expertise in cyber security and cloud, with global experience in delivering major secure transformational business-change across both private and public sectors. His strategic leadership at Brightsolid Consulting, Wood Mackenzie and NHS Scotland provided Deryck with the platform for building and delivering IT and Security strategies and application of emerging technologies, delivering a positive impact to both business goals and bottom line. In his current role at Check Point he acts as a security evangelist, advising C-Suite leaders on digital transformation underpinned by security resilience and strategy. He is a recognized thought-leader and visionary, named in the top 20 IT influencers in the UK by computer weekly, winner of Holyrood’s prestigious digital leader of the year award and recognised by as one of the top 100 transformational and disruptive CIOs in the UK.


Wayne Jervis

Sales Engineer, EMEA, Kaseya

Wayne Jervis has over 20+ years guiding customers on their technical implementation of their data protection and security infrastructure. Leading the EMEA Sales engineering team, Wayne brings a wealth of experience and best practice examples working with organisations of all sizes and helping them solve their data challenges.


Matt Aldridge

Principal Solutions Consultant, OpenText OEM + API

Matt is a cybersecurity veteran with over 25 years of experience. Past roles have included building military security software, being technical lead for managed network services at Computacenter (Europe’s largest Systems Integrator) and providing networking & security consultancy to customers and partners in a variety of industries. In 2014 Matt moved to Webroot, to work with new customers and partners across EMEA and beyond. He is focused on the integration of BrightCloud Threat Intelligence services & malware detection solutions, with engagements across the entire cybersecurity portfolio.

Keynote speaker

Greg van der Gaast

CISO, Scoutbee GmbH

Greg van der Gaast is a frequent speaker and consultant on bringing care, initiative, and accountability to the Information Security profession to break out of today’s costly and often ineffective reactive status quo.

He is an expert at building Information Security organisations that perform better at protecting the business and enable it through numerous other benefits, including increased IT quality, new business capabilities, and even additional revenue.

He does this by introducing elements of leadership, strategic thinking, and business alignment rarely seen in Information Security.

His security and business experience spans nearly 25 years, from covert operations with the FBI and DoD to creating bespoke security programmes and organisations for Fortune 500 companies.

In addition to being the CISO of Scoutbee GmbH, he is also a Bloor Navigator and Managing Director at consultancy CMCG.