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 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, 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.

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 IT CTO at Groupe PSA

Jean-Marie’s core experience is with leading international transformation programs related to security and information technology: He was 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 a director at DA Resilience

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.


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.


Peter Wenham

Peter Wenham

Peter Wenham is the managing director of NetRisk Limited

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)

Peter is a member of the BCS Security Community of Expertise and a regular contributor the the ComputerWeekly Security Think Tank

Twitter: @peterwenham