2019 Speakers and Panellists

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Andy Powell, CISO, Maersk

Andy Powell joined Maersk in June 2018 as the Chief Information Security Officer, and is accountable to the CIO and CEO for assuring all aspects of Information Security and Cybersecurity, across all brands that form part of A P Moller-Maersk. Prior to joining Maersk, Andy was head of the Cybersecurity business for Capgemini, prior to that for CSC, and in both roles, was responsible for delivering Cybersecurity solutions for clients across all sectors. Andy has spent much of his career in the UK Royal Air Force (RAF) as an Engineering Officer, and served as CIO/CISO for the RAF and was Head of Cyber Defence Operations for the UK Ministry of Defence. He is a keen runner (slow), ex-Windsurfer (too slow) and Golfer (beginner)!


Tahir Saleem, DEWA, Senior Specialist OT Security

Extensive experience in the development, management and execution of cyber security strategy and assurance engagements within large organisations across several industry verticals: critical infrastructure (energy & water), mining, transport, banking & finance, hospitality and Government.

ICS/ SCADA expertise: strategy, governance, risk assessment, architecture design/ development, security operations management and ongoing assurance.

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RIchard MEAL, CISO, Sellafield ltd

Bio coming soon



Bio coming soon


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Chris Blask, Unisys, Global Director Industrial and IoT Security

Chris Blask has been involved in the industrial control system and information security industries for more than twenty-five years. 
Mr Blask’s career spans the breadth of the cybersecurity spectrum. He invented one of the first commercial firewall products, built a multi-billion dollar firewall business at Cisco System, co-founded an early SIEM vendor and authored the first book on SIEM. Today he is Director of Webster University's Cyberspace Research Institute where he oversees the operation of the Knowledge Sharing Directorate. He is also a Senior Partner at Fearless Security.


Mike Firstenberg, Director of Industrial Security, Waterfall Security

Mike Firstenberg is the Director of Industrial Security for Waterfall Security. Mike brings almost two decades of experience in Control System Security, specializing in Control System Cyber Security. With a proven track record as a hands-on engineer - researching, designing, and implementing strategic security solutions, Mike has an established background working with governmental institutions, regulatory authorities, and industrial utilities. The former chair of the American Water SCADA Council, Mike studied Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, and Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania, and has served as a speaker and panelist at numerous conferences and events.

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Geir Arild Engh-Hellesvik, CISO, Vy Group

I am currently working as the CISO of the Vy Group. I am an experienced Cyber Security and Privacy Specialist with more than 14 years in consulting and leadership roles doing tactical and strategic cyber security management. I combine the security perspective with a strong business understanding after several years of business development and management as leader in professional services.
I work with business and IT leaders to identify the best ways to implement adequate security measures without impeding the speed of digital innovation and transformation initiatives. I believe good security enables sound business and creates value for both customers and the business. I like speaking on cyber security topics and discussing them, and I do so as a speaker and panelist when time allows.

I have an engineering degree in computer science and am currently following an executive MBA program in strategic management at the Norwegian School of Economics.”  

Vy has four operational business areas in Norway and Sweden:

  • Rail passenger services

  • Bus services

  • Freight transport

  • Mobility & Tourism

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Steve is currently Group Chief Information Security Officer at Anglian Water where he is accountable for ‘all things cyber’ which includes developing and delivering the vision, strategy, security programme and sec-ops across the organisation. His remit includes traditional IT services, cloud IT, IoT and Operational Technology (OT) for both office and remote field locations presenting a diverse set of challenges. A significant part of Steve’s focus is on making security easy to understand, simple to engage with and pragmatic to operate. Prior to working in security his career included a variety of roles within IT spanning service management, programme management and management consulting. Steve holds CISM, GICSP, ITIL, ISO20000 and PRINCE2 qualifications.  



Jarosław Sordyl, Deputy Director of Cybersecurity, Head of Computer Emergency Response Team, PSE S.A. – Transmission System Operator in Poland, member of  the Management Board of EE-ISAC

IT security consultant with over 20 years of experience with specialization in ICS cybersecurity,  Computer Forensics, eDiscovery and Information Security Management System. Trainer cooperated with academia, universities and training centres delivers lectures concerning all aspects of ICS cybersecurity, information security, risk management (ISO/IEC 27005), ISMS (ISO/IEC 27001), BCM (ISO/IEC 22301), cyber threats and investigations on cybercrimes. Former law Enforcement Officer, until 2014 member of the Management Board of Europol, Polish representative to Heads of Europol National Unit forum, member of a working group of IT and corporate systems. Product Manager. Former Head of Europol National Unit in Poland responsible for the area of fighting of cybercrimes and IP crimes. Holder of many of IT certifications: CISSO, CDFE, CPTE, ISO/IEC 27001 - Lead Auditor, CDRE, Lead PenTest Professional, ICS cybersecurity.


Cavus Batki, Design Authority, EDF Nuclear New Build

Cavus is the Design Authority cyber security specialist for EDF Nuclear New Build, responsible for ensuring that the cyber security risks to OT systems are understood, managed and accepted. Cavus previously worked as a security consultant for BAE Systems. His experience includes OT security programmes in the energy and rail industries, and research projects into the security of industrial control systems. Cavus’ qualifications include an MBA from Henley College and NCSC-certifications in cyber security advisory (CCP) and penetration testing


Craig Dunn, Head of Cyber Services, Hiscox

Craig is the Head of Cyber Services at Hiscox, an insurance company providing cyber insurance to thousands of companies in Europe and the United States. In his role Craig works to provide Hiscox’s cyber insureds with effective risk management solutions to help them better manage their exposure. In addition, Craig is a member of the Cyber Leadership Team, which is responsible for the continual development of Hiscox’s cyber insurance offering. Craig formally worked as a counterterrorism and law enforcement consultant, presenting on the topics of data protection, data privacy and countering online radicalisation at a number of NATO and UNODC conferences. He holds Masters Degrees in International Affairs from the London School of Economics and Peking University.


Christian Schlehuber, Team Leader CyberSecurity OT, DB Netz AG

Christian Schlehuber studied informatics and IT-Security at the TU Darmstadt with a specialization in critical infrastructures. After receiving his master degree he started to research at the Security Engineering Group of TU Darmstadt on the topic Critical Infrastructure Protection in 2013. In 2015 he got the opportunity to apply his researches in the interlocking technologies of DB Netz AG and switched to DB Netz AG. He currently is responsible for the ITSecurity of the operational technologies of DB Netz AG. Besides this he is active in the European research projects Shift2Rail and CIPSEC, which aim at improving the IT-Security of Critical Infrastructures. He is also member of the CENELEC SG 24 and currently working on a European standard on IT-Security for Railways.

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Dr Felix Greve, CISO, Hamburg Süd

Felix Greve is a German lawyer primarily specialised on the intersection of IT and law. Felix has assumed the position of Chief Information Security Officer at the German shipping company Hamburg Südamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft A/S & Co KG (“Hamburg Süd”) in 2018. Prior he was part of the Legal Department of the same company for over seven years.
Felix is also a Co-Founder of Vereign AG, an Open Source technology company. Vereign has the overall goal to add a federated layer of trust and authenticity to digital identities, starting with email and documents. Besides that he continues to be privately engaged as an Open Source enthusiast and his PhD Thesis published in 2015 was focused on governmental accountability for vendor-neutral ICT standards.


Stuart Aston, National Security Officer, Microsoft

Bio Coming Soon

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Nigel Stanley, CTO - Global OT and Industrial Cyber Security CoE, TÜV Rheinland

Nigel is a specialist in cybersecurity and business risk with nearly 30 years’ experience in the industry.  He is Chief Technology Officer and global head of industrial and OT cybersecurity at TÜV Rheinland, a 2bn Euro technical services company that operates across multiple industrial and operational technology sectors including energy, transportation, manufacturing, critical infrastructure and autonomous systems. 

His work in operational technology cybersecurity includes SCADA and industrial automation/robotics, control systems and functional safety. Nigel is a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He has an MSc in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London.

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Dr Kimberly Tam, Research Fellow, University of Plymouth, UK

Dr Kimberly Tam is a research fellow at the University of Plymouth, UK.  Bridging the gap between the university's maritime navigation department and cyber-security research groups, she has been researching maritime cyber-security for two years.  During those two years she has published several papers, helped start a new maritime-cyber symposium to bring academia and industry together, and started several cyber-risk and cyber-vulnerabilities projects.  Before this, Dr Tam researched cyber-security in industry, US government labs, and academia, with her thesis on smartphone security.