Nigel Hawthorn

EMEA & Privacy Spokesperson, McAfee

From working with an Apple distributor in 1980, Nigel has over 30 years experience of computers, security, networking and mobility.  He has a strong technical background, with roles in pre-sales and post-sales support and product management before technology marketing.  His international knowledge started in 1987 and he has presented at security, privacy, e-commerce and networking conferences in over 50 countries. 

He has written the book “GDPR: An action Guide for IT” and speaks and writes regularly on data protection regulations and user privacy. He has also contributed to a number of computing books on network protocols and security, written many articles and lived in California for a number of years before relocating back to the UK as he was missing the rain! 

His experience has mirrored many of the most innovative areas of computing; Apple & IBM PCs in the 1980s, storage & networking in the 1990s, Internet performance & web security in the 2000s and mobility & cloud enablement in the 2010s.

You can follow him at www.twitter.com/wheresnigel