Rupert Brown

Rupert Brown

Rupert Brown is CTO of Evidology Ltd.

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 Gaillard

Jean-Christophe Gaillard

Jean-Christophe Gaillard is the Founder and Managing Director of Corix Partners

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 British and French national permanently established in the UK since 1993, he holds an Engineering Degree from Telecom Paris 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 the Security Transformation Leadership publication on Medium; he is the author of “Cyber Security: The Lost Decade – A Security Governance Handbook for the CISO and the CIO”, published annually since September 2017 under the label of the Security Transformation Research Foundation.

Twitter: @Corix_JC


steve lamb

Steve Lamb

Steve Lamb has over 25 years of experience as an information security professional helping clients improve their information security and privacy posture. Steve is based in the UK and has advised clients across UK, Europe and the USA. He focuses on assessing the effectiveness of information security management systems to provide pragmatic advice.

Steve has extensive practical experience of combatting threats from social engineering, technology and processes and procedures. His innovative approach to assessing and implementing effective risk-based security programs has helped clients across all industry sectors.

Steve loves sharing knowledge with technical and business audiences plus debating with peers. He has worked for security specialist companies (Rapid7, RSA Security, Mimecast, Cipher Security, Axent Technologies) and multi-nationals (PwC as a senior manager in their cyber practice, Microsoft in the UK as technical security lead & Hewlett Packard as Regional Manager for EMEA).

Steve passed his CISSP exam in 2017. Steve holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Computer Science and a background as a developer prior to becoming an information security professional.

Twitter: @ActionLamb


Jean-Marie Lapeyre

Jean-Marie Lapeyre is currently Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Global Automotive Industry at Capgemini

Jean-Marie’s core experience is with leading international transformation programs related to security and information technology: He was IT CTO at Groupe PSA and General Motors’ Chief Information Security Officer for EMEA and AP; He drove GM’s worldwide transformation of Identity and Access Management; He served as CTO for GM Europe IT, and previously GM Global IT Chief Architect; He started his career at the French Tax Agency as Chief Architect, then CTO+CISO.

Jean-Marie is an alumni of the École Normale Supérieure where he followed a PhD curriculum in Pure and Applied Mathematics and Computer Science; He joined the Corps des Telecoms (now Corps des Mines) and completed post-graduate engineering degrees in Information Technologies and Telecommunications from the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications; He was also an Auditor on Competitive Intelligence at the Institut des Hautes Études de Défense Nationale.


Natasha McCabe

Natasha McCabe

Natasha McCabe was the CISO at Royal Mail Group from 2012 shaping and driving the security transformation agenda across the Group and established executive level governance and oversight of cyber security. She then took on the role of Head of Digital Business Transformation and Change, focusing on delivering the strategic implementation of transforming Royal Mail into a customer centric, digitally enabled agile business.

Natasha is passionate about security, digital transformation and change; and loves making security engaging, relevant to business and building relationships across the enterprise to put security on the agenda. Natasha believes it’s all about creating and sustaining a healthy and positive security culture to actively contribute to support and enable business outcomes.

Twitter: @_NatashaMcCabe


Richard Preece

Richard Preece

Richard Preece is the Founder and Director of DA Resilience

Richard is an experienced leader working at the intersection of strategy, governance, risk and capability development (people, process, data and technology). His focus is upon joining the dots, to transform business agility and resilience. He is a former Army Officer, whilst his commercial experience includes working in Financial Services, Oil and Gas, Energy, Telecoms, Education, Recruitment, Marketing, Strategic Communications, 2014 FIFA World Cup, Law Enforcement and Defence sectors.


Nick Simms

Nick Simms

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.


Petra Wenham

Petra Wenham

Petra Wenham, now semi retired, was the Founder and Director of Trusted Management Limited

Petra brings 25+ years experience advising on network security and authentication, authorisation and accounting solutions including hardware token, X.509 digital certificates and single sign on technologies. She 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. She holds or has held memberships in a number of professional bodies (MInstAM, A.Inst.ISP, MBCS, MCMA, MICAF, MIEEE, MIET, ISSA, BCS Security Community of Expertise)

Petra is a regular contributor the the ComputerWeekly Security Think Tank