Nick Simms is a strategic Programme Manager specialising in challenging, hard-to-deliver, Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) programmes with mandatory deadlines.
His background is largely in Operational Resilience, Business Continuity Management (BCM) and Crisis Management but with substantial experience in Strategy Development, Target Operating Models, Disaster Recovery, Vendor Risk Management and Data Protection and Data Privacy. He has assisted large firms over the past three decades in preparing for and managing actual and potential crises, ranging from Olympics, Pandemic Flu, Year 2000, bomb scares, earthquakes, floods and data centre failures and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.
Peter brings 20+ years experience advising on network security and authentication, authorisation and accounting solutions including hardware token, X.509 digital certificates and single sign on technologies. He is experienced in business risk analysis (including SABSA and DBSy methodologies), business to technology mapping, system vulnerability assessment, ICT audit and IA audit – CISSP, BS7799 LA, CLAS, CCP. He holds memberships in a number of professional bodies (MInstAM, A.Inst.ISP, MBCS, MCMA, MICAF, MIEEE, MIET, ISSA)
Richard is an experienced international hybrid consultant, leader and GCHQ Certified Trainer. He enables organisations to become more strategically anticipatory, agile and resilient, to exploit the opportunities and minimise the dangers of the Digital Age.
Richard has led many data protection and cyber security education, exercises and consultancy engagements, including being appointed as a Data Protection Officer (DPO). Current and recent assignments include information security and data protection strategy, governance, risk managment and capability development for a number of UK and international organisations, covering Financial Services, Oil and Gas, Energy, Telecoms, Education, Recruitment and Defence sectors.
He is a chapter author for “Managing Cybersecurity Risk – How Directors and Corporate Officers can protect their businesses” and the follow up book. Due to his work, he is a co-opted member of the new British Standard (BS) 31111:2018 Cyber Risk and Resilience – Guidance for Boards and Executive Management.
Underpinning his knowledge, skills and experience is over 20 years experience in the British Army.
Rupert has an unrivalled track record over 30 years in Banking IT comprising senior Strategic and Operational roles in Frontline Application Architecture, Development and Delivery as well as ground breaking Enterprise Technology Infrastructures. This has also been complemented by similar client facing leadership roles for Information Vendors and Silicon Valley “Unicorns”.
Rupert was formerly a Chief Architect at UBS and before that served in senior roles at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Reuters, Paribas and Morgan Stanley.
JC is a senior executive and a team builder with over 25 years of experience developed in several global financial institutions in the UK and continental Europe, and a track-record at driving fundamental change in the Security field across global organisations, looking beyond the technical horizon into strategy, governance, culture, and the real dynamics of transformation.
A French national permanently established in the UK since 1993, he holds an Engineering Degree from Telecom Paris Tech and has been co-president of the Cyber Security group of the Telecom Paris Tech alumni association since May 2016.
He runs the Corix Partners blog and contributes regularly to The Digital Transformation People, the Innovation Enterprise, Business 2 Community forums and the Business Transformation Network. He is an expert contributor on the CIO Water Cooler, and has previously published articles on, InfoSecurity Magazine, Computing, the C-Suite.co.uk, Info Sec Buzz and the IoD Director websites. He was listed in the top 10 of UK 30 most influential thought leaders on Risk, RegTech and Compliance by Thomson Reuters in April 2017.
He is the author of “Cyber Security: The Lost Decade – A Security Governance Handbook for the CISO and the CIO”, published in September 2017 under the label of the Security Transformation Research Foundation.