Robin Adams, Director of Technical Strategy & Architecture, The Logic Group

Adams holds over 20 years of experience as an IT professional covering diverse platforms and security issues. His previous roles included heading up a European team of QSAs and leading a team of Security specialist consultants at PwC. He possesses a wide range of skills and experiences that enable him to perform in multiple roles. He has specialised in Security Architecture, Security Administration, Security Management, PCI Consultancy, Security and risk based audits and Identity Management.
Kevin Bailey, Head of Market Strategy, Clearswift

Kevin Bailey is the Head of Market Strategy for UK based security company. Clearswift Ltd and is a renowned strategic marketing expert with over 20 years experience in information security and protection. Before joining Clearswift in August 2013, Kevin was Research Director Security Software for IDC. He has authored papers on security covering Endpoint, Identity & Access Management, Mobile security, amongst others. Previously, Kevin was Senior Director, Global Market Analytics and Strategies for Symantec Corp, Global Marketing Director for innovative start up Njini and Marketing Director for StorageTek (acquired by Sun/Oracle). Kevin is a frequently invited speaker at conferences and has contributed as an information protection expert for all forms of media. He holds an MSc Strategic Marketing from University of Glamorgan, where his dissertation focused on ŒSocial Media in Business and the postgraduate diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Adam Brown, UK Manager, Quotium

Adam Brown is currently a Manager for Quotium. Adam is responsible for the delivery of many of Quotium’s security engagements, planning and integrations into customers application development lifecycles, ultimately to enable them to produce secure software efficiently using Quotium’s unique and award winning Software Solution: Seeker. Adam is a GIAC certified penetration tester and BCS ISEB certified software testing practitioner. He has for the last 15 years been consulting in Application Assurance Automation, Performance and Security. Adam has featured as a speaker in InfoSecurity Europe’s Business Strategy Theatre, Les Assises de la Security in Monaco and many other smaller conferences and is a contributor to the information security press.
Ritchie Butters, Contact Centre Specialist, IP Integration

Ritchie is a technical sales professional with over 15 years’ experience. He has been instrumental in helping businesses of all types improve their multi-channel contact centres; delivering an excellent customer experience through innovation and adding value to people, processes and systems alike. “You can’t underestimate how important your contact centre is” says Ritchie. “Especially as the old barriers between siloed operations come down and the contact centre becomes an enterprise-wide, strategic function. Contact Centres are becoming better appreciated as they are recognised for the vital role they play in engaging with customers”. As a part of the business development team at IP Integration, Ritchie engages directly with customers; providing insight into how all aspects of operations can be leveraged to generate additional value from their contact centre. Ritchie has an in-depth understanding of the requirements of PCI DSS compliance and its impact on the contact centre environment. He has specific, proven experience in delivering pragmatic solutions that address the business challenges presented by the evolving standards.
Barry Coatesworth, Information Security Officer, New Look Group

Barry Coatesworth is a noted expert and security strategist, his leading-edge work with major companies, organisations and governments across the globe makes him a regular speaker, researcher, consultant and mentor. Barry has been acknowledged by various industry groups, where he is an accredited analyst and polymath on emerging threats and technology. He is business stakeholder for the Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC), an industry advisor to the Department of Business, as well a guest speaker/lecturer on cyber security, he also acts on numerous advisory boards for cyber risk. Having written a number of articles on information assurance, including ‘Social engineering via social media”, ‘”The loss of privacy”, ‘Wearable technology in the workplace’, ‘Bayesian analysis and big data”, “the death of the APT”, and carried out research and assessments on cyber security, digital tradecraft, security awareness, and risk. He is regarded as a forward thinker discussing innovated concepts regarding cyber espionage, security evolution and adaptive security ecosystems.
Gerard Curtin, CEO, PixAlert

Gerard Curtin is CEO of Irish software security solutions company PixAlert and is a leading information security specialist specifically in the area of data discovery auditing and image detection management.   Gerard’s distinguished career spans over 26 years and his experience includes senior technical and management roles across the IT and telecom industries. Gerard is a performance-driven professional with extensive experience in new technology innovation and development from concept design to market launch; program management and strategic planning. Gerard is a regular industry event speaker and forum contributor and is currently a director of Information Security Ireland (ISI)  which is an industry-led organisation that facilitates networking, collaboration and international marketing of the Irish information security sector. Gerard holds degrees in Software Engineering and Mathematics from Trinity College Dublin.
Simon Curtis, SVP of Strategic Business Development, YESpay

Simon heads YESpay’s strategic team, looking after OEM partners and large UK and Cross Border merchants in Europe. He has over twenty-five years of experience in retail consulting and IT systems delivery. He has worked extensively with retailers to improve their operational performance through process and systems improvement programs, covering store systems, buying and merchandising; supply chain; stock management; replenishment; pricing and promotions, and purchase to pay. Prior to joining YESpay, Simon was the Managing Director of Itim, a software and services supplier to the Retail Sector. Simon successfully built Itim through organic growth and acquisitions into a leading solutions provider to UK retailers. At Itim, he established the strategic relationship between Itim and YESpay, which led to over 4,000 implementations in the UK. 
​John Elliott, Head of Payment System Security, Visa Europe

John Elliott is the Head of Payment System Security at Visa Europe. John is responsible for the design and management of security programmes that reduce the risk of account data compromise and promote best practice in handing cardholder data. A major component of his role is working with Visa Europe’s acquiring members to promote and manage the PCI DSS compliance of merchants. John is also Visa Europe’s representative on various working groups of the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council and contributes to the development of PCI DSS, PA DSS and the tokenisation and  point-to-point encryption standards. John is known for his pragmatic approach to risk and information security. Prior to joining Visa Europe, John worked as a PCI DSS Qualified Security Assessor and information security consultant. He is both a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and a Certified Information Privacy Professional and holds a Masters of Laws in Information Rights Law. He is interested in the intersection of information security with information law and in particular how information security is regulated.
Andy Heather, VP Sales EMEA, HP Security Voltage

Andy Heather is Voltage Security's Vice President for EMEA. Andy has over 25 years of IT experience in sales, sales management, engineering, and professional services. Andy came to Voltage in January 2013 from Tripwire where he was responsible for leading the EMEA sales organisation. Previously Andy was Sales Director at a leading UK Systems Integrator where he was responsible for Data Centre Solutions, and has held a number of senior sales management roles at HP/Opsware, NetApp, Sun Microsystems and IBM.  Andy is a regular contributor to security articles in online and paper publications.
Richard Hibbert, CEO, SureCloud

Richard is cofounder and CEO of SureCloud®, a provider of Software-as-a-Service Governance, Risk and Compliance Solutions. Prior to founding SureCloud, Richard held a range of senior executive positions at high technology organisations in the UK, mainland Europe and North America, where he led sales, marketing and market development functions. Today, in addition to leading SureCloud and overseeing the continual innovation of the SureCloud platform, Richard advises enterprises on their governance, risk and compliance practices. 
David Holliday, IT Director, Eckoh

Senior manager and leading technology specialist, with over 25 years’ experience spanning both IT and telecoms organisations. Having held a number of roles at Eckoh since 2003, David joined the management team in 2010 and is now responsible for defining and delivering the overall infrastructure technology strategy. Covering IT, telecoms and information security, David is responsible for the teams that deliver high availability services and continued security compliance programs. Passionate about technology and security, David is an experienced industry commentator on IT payment risk and security.
Ryan Jones, Managing Consultant - SpiderLabs Incident Response Team, EMEA, Trustwave

Ryan Jones leads the SpiderLabs Incident Response Team in EMEA. The team commonly manages data compromises related to cardholder data but are also regularly involved in other projects such as ATM compromises and data breaches caused by internal staff. The Incident Response team also carry out proactive engagements to ensure that customers have an effective incident response plan; drawing upon extensive knowledge of how it goes wrong in real data security breaches to improve companies' approach to Incident Response. During Ryan's incident response career Ryan has worked for both UK National Law enforcement and private companies. He has been involved with both criminal and corporate investigations with scope ranging from a single mobile telephone to multinational networks. For the past 6 years, Ryan has been a corporate first responder involved with a wide variety of businesses from small companies to multinationals during times when they have been struggling to react to a rapidly changing data compromise situation. Ryan firmly believes that a consultative approach coupled with the appropriate technical knowledge is key to successful incident response engagements. Ryan graduated from the University of Kent with a First Class BSc in Computer Science. He is also a PCI QSA.
Phil Jones, Head of Payment Security, Barclaycard

Phil Jones has over 20 years experience in financial and consultancy services in business and IT roles. He is currently Head of Payment Security at Barclaycard where he is responsible for security compliance & risk management of circa 100K customers & 3rd parties. He is also responsible for liaising with key payment industry stakeholders (Visa Europe, MasterCard, Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, The UK Cards Association etc.) about specific merchant and payment industry PCI DSS issues. He is an elected representative on the PCI SSC Board of Advisors since 2009 and the Barclaycard representative at The UK Cards Association Acquirer Processor POI Acceptance Group.
Ron Kalifa, Deputy Chairman, WorldPay

Ron Kalifa was appointed Deputy Chairman of WorldPay in April 2013.  Previously, as Chief Executive Officer, Ron led WorldPay through its transition to a standalone company following its divestment from RBS in 2010. Before becoming Chief Executive, Ron held various roles within RBS where he built the WorldPay business via acquisition, first heading up the WorldPay gateway business following its acquisition by RBS in 2002.  Following this, he integrated WorldPay with NatWest’s Streamline business and then led the acquisitions of Bibit, TrustMarque International, Lynk, Cardsave, Envoy and most recently, YESpay to create the leading global payments business WorldPay is today. Outside of work Ron has a passion for playing and watching cricket.
Jeremy King, European Director, PCI Security Standards Council

Jeremy King, European Director for the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) leads the SSC’s efforts in increasing adoption and awareness of the PCI Security Standards in the European region. In this role, Mr. King works closely with the Council’s General Manager and representatives of its policy-setting executive committee from American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc. His chief responsibilities include gathering feedback from the merchant and vendor community, coordinating research and analysis of PCI SCC managed standards in European markets, and driving education efforts and Council membership recruitment through active involvement in local and regional events, industry conferences and meetings with key stakeholders. He also serves as a resource for Approved Scanning Vendors (ASV), Qualified Security Assessors (QSA) and related staff in supporting the regional training, certification and testing programs. Mr. King brings extensive experience in the payment card security and high-tech industries to the PCI SSC. Most recently, he served as Vice President for the Payment System Integrity Group at MasterCard Worldwide, where he played an integral role in developing payment terminal and chip card security programs. He also spent more than 14 years working in the U.K. semiconductor industry and has a strong background in emerging technologies, including contactless card, encryption and mobile payment technologies.
Monika Liikamaa, Director, Crosskey Card Solutions on behalf of Sonatype

Monika Liikama is the Director of Crosskey Card and Mobile Payments business. Crosskey achieved PCI-DSS compliance as a Level 1 Service Provider in 2013. Monika is the PCI program owner at Crosskey and has been a key person in achieving the compliance for the company. Monika has extensive knowledge of PCI-DSS especially from a business perspective. She previously worked with PCI both from a bank and merchant perspective, during this work she gained an in-depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing businesses seeking PCI compliance.
Stefan Månsby, Vice President Global Sales, Basefarm

Stefan has been working with Basefarm for a number of years and was recently appointed as Vice President of Global Sales. Basefarm is a leading hosting provider for mission critical business applications. With over 18 years of industry knowledge Stefan is a results-driven and innovative manager, with a successful track record of delivering services to international customers. He has expertise in a range of areas including contractual design, TCO, ROI, negotiating & developing business prototypes and is highly regarded in the industry when it comes to cloud computing, outsourcing and SaaS. Stefan is also the vice president for Eurocloud Sweden and have previously worked for Telenor & Careda.
Chris Mark, PCI National Practice Director, AT&T

From digging into technical requirements of various solutions to recommending compensating controls for compliance saving companies over $250 million, Chris Mark has practical experience working with global, top named clients. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost payment card security experts. He has worked for MasterCard Worldwide, was a founding member of the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), worked with Visa as their primary Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP) trainer and worked as the global trainer of Qualified Security Assessors (QSA) on behalf of the PCI SSC. In fact, as a contractor with Visa, he was on the original team that created the PCI-DSS (then known as the CISP) in 2001. Chris holds a BA from Auburn University, an MBA from UMUC, and various professional and technical certifications including the CISSP, CPISM/A, CIPP. Chris has published numerous articles and whitepapers on the topic of payment card security and is a frequent speaker on the topic.  He has published numerous articles in magazines including: TransactionWorld, Secure Payments, The Counter Terrorist, Credit Unions Strategy & Technology, and the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement.
Chris Martin, Senior Systems Engineer, EMEA, Centrify Corporation

Chris Martin is Senior System Engineer, EMEA of Centrify, a software and cloud security provider that delivers solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access to on-premise and cloud-based systems, applications and devices. Under his leadership Centrify has become one of the fastest growing security vendors in the industry and has amassed over 5,000 customers including nearly 50% of the Fortune 50. Prior to Centrify, Martin held various senior technical roles at Virgin Media, Sentillion UK Ltd, Universal Support and Tyco Electronics Research Group. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering and  from the University of Kent.
Robert Neely, Head of EMEA, Protegrity

Robert Neely was appointed Director of Business Development for West EMEA in June 2011. With over 30 years of experience in Enterprise Software, Robert takes the message of next generation Tokenisation to businesses and organisations across Europe. Before joining Protegrity Robert started, developed and delivered IT Service businesses in Customer Analytics, CRM and Data Management, including projects in Product Development, Sales and Marketing and Leadership functions with IBM, Lotus Development Corp, Acxiom and Pitney Bowes MapInfo. Robert has initiated and supported multiple PCI DSS projects using Protegrity’s second generation ‘Vaultless’ Tokenisation in the Retail, Banking and Travel sectors across Europe and the United Kingdom.
Chandra Patni, CTO, YESpay Technology, WorldPay UK

Chandra is a global financial IT services expert with over 25 years of professional experience. A PhD and DIC in Electrical Engineering from the Imperial College London, he specialises in combining commercial focus with technological innovation in the financial IT services industry. Between 1989 and 2001 Chandra was CEO, Chairman and Co-Founder of Thyron, a successful multi-national supplier of secure end-to-end Internet and mobile payment solutions. Prior to 1989 he worked for SGS Thomson Microelectronics in France promoting and developing product concepts. Besides, being a Director with YESpay, Chandra spearheads Integrated Terminal Solutions & Mobile Payments at WorldPay, post YESpay’s acquisition by WorldPay in March 2013.
Delia Pedersoli, International Sales Director, European Payment Services

Delia Pedersoli has several years of experience in the payment industry, developing from her experience in large retailers across Europe, facing the challenges of cross border solutions versus local monopoly payment solutions. She is consulting for a number of payment organisations that are keen to expand their payment business internationally, as well as helping retailers to re-engineer their payment process gaining substantial cost saving whilst increasing customer’s value. Prior to entering the payments industry, Delia spent 11 years working in IT blue chip companies as international sales developer. Delia holds an International MBA from Henley Management School in UK.
Philip Ridley, Technical Director, Nettitude

In his role as Technical Director at Nettitude, Philip’s role encompasses a wide range of Cyber Security disciplines, with a particular focus on Incident Response and Cyber Security Event Management. Philip’s practical experience includes Incident Response engagements for some of the UK’s largest legal firms, FTSE and NASDAQ corporations involving employee computer misuse, fraud, external attacks on data and intellectual property theft to name but a few. His expertise also encompasses creating, documenting and testing robust Incident Response policies and procedures for various compliance regimes including PCI and ISO27001. Philip also heads up the Global CIRT for Nettitude, and is a keen promoter of a proactive approach to Cyber Security through the intelligent integration of traditional security tools, Cyber Security Event Management and Incident Response. 
Chris Rome, Head of Sales, Eckoh

Chris Rome has over 18 years’ experience in the speech recognition and IVR industry. Chris has an exceptional track record in leading customer solution sales for IVR and speech recognition self-service applications. An accomplished sales professional, Chris has considerable expertise in the UK Financial Sector and Tier 1 UK Telcos. Previous roles have been with Periphonics Voice Processing Systems UK Ltd and Nortel. In these roles he worked at Project Group Management, which involved leading a group of project managers and developers to implement leading edge IVT and CTI solutions in EMA.
Christopher Strand, Senior Director of Compliance, Bit9

Christopher Strand, PCIP, is senior director of compliance for Bit9. He is Bit9’s subject-matter expert on enterprise network and application security solutions and how organizations can deploy positive security solutions to maintain and improve their compliance posture. Strand has more than 20 years of information technology experience, having previously held security/compliance positions with Trustwave, Tripwire, EMC/RSA and Compuware. He is a PCI professional (PCIP) and a former quality security assessor (QSA). Strand frequently speaks—and often keynotes—on security and compliance issues at industry conferences and seminars. He also is quoted regularly in media articles about security and compliance, especially regarding retailers and other companies that process credit card payments. Strand earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.
Ciske van Oosten, Director of Operations, Verizon PCI Security Practice

Ciske established and directed the first certified Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) company worldwide, and has since served as practice leader at several leading QSA organizations. During this time, he has overseen more than a thousand projects for processors, acquiring banks, issuers, as well as merchants and service providers from a diverse range of industries. He has worked with many of the world’s largest organizations across numerous industries. In his twenty-year business career, he has held executive management positions in large and medium-sized organizations. His involvement with PCI Security Compliance started with the inception of the compliance program in 2002. Ciske is the author of several publications on data protection and compliance, and is a well-known speaker on PCI Security compliance and compliance performance management. He has addressed over 112 conferences and events in 23 countries on 4 continents. He champions a radical rethink of data protection, to cultivate effective data security and control by addressing the root causes of security breaches. He challenge audiences on many keys issues of data protection, and stimulate ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking to help organizations generate new strategies on information assurance and data protection. He holds a Master’s in Information Security from the University of Liverpool, an Honors Degree in Computer Auditing, a Diploma in Business Computing, and various industry qualifications such as ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor, CISSP, and CISM.
Derek Walklate, Information Security Officer, Waterstones

Derek is currently the Information Security Manager for Waterstones and has spent over 30 years in a variety of Security, Audit and Compliance roles. Having started in Financial auditing, Derek spent 14 years in HFC Bank as System Security Manager before spending 12 years as the Group Systems Audit Manager for HMV Group PLC. This involved auditing IT environments in Japan, Australia, US and other international markets. Derek has an internal controls background which has has given him a sound basis for the changes and challenges posed by todays emerging threats.
K. Patrick Wheeler, P.E., Manager Architecture, Consultancy & Assessment, BNP Paribas Fortis

Patrick Wheeler has been involved in IT Consulting, Business, Engineering and Security for over 20 yrs.  He has a Bachelors (BSEE) and an MBA and is a registered professional engineer.  His background includes fun job titles like Security Architect, Audit Manager, Inspector, Systems and Security Analyst, Project Manager, Operations Director and VP of Operations.  His business, IT and best practices focus is on audit, risk and compliance including PCI and security program management as well as internal & external financial & technology audits and security reviews.  With a legal support background he has served as an expert witness to courts on various aspects of best practices and industry standards.  He has been involved in many industries from Government Agencies, Financial Services, and Banking through Fashion and Retail and technology startups.  Prior to moving to Europe where he consults within the EU and Financial Industry he served in California's Silicon Valley specializing in security, compliance and operational efficiency topics. Personal interests include driving old cars too fast while taking photographs (in a well-controlled secure environment).
Dave Whitelegg, Senior Information Security & PCI Specialist, Capita

Dave oversees the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance of businesses within Capita, including Capita Payment Services, which was the first UK public sector payment services to achieve PCI DSS level 1 accreditation status in 2007. The company is one of the UK's largest payment processors handling in excess of £2 Billion in payment transactions annually. As well as a PCI DSS subject matter expert and PCI ISA, Dave is renowned as a payment card fraud expert, credited with creating Europe's First Satellite VPN in 2003 and is an active figure within the global information security community. Dave is a CISSP, Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP), ISO27001 Lead Auditor and has been working within the Information Security field for over 15 years. 
Colin Whittaker, Vice President - Payment System Risk, Visa Europe

Colin Whittaker heads up the Payment System Risk team within Visa Europe and has responsibility for payment system security, member compliance, PIN security and vendor certifications, programmes, and Data Compromise Management. Part of Colin’s remit is also the implementation of PCI DSS across the European markets and creating market specific risk policies. Colin joined Visa Europe in 2010 from UK Payments where he was the Head of Security. His role was to provide the focus for information security issues for the wide range of companies and brands serviced by UK Payments. Amongst the many issues he led on included the development of the industry’s co-operative and collective response to the threats to e-banking, and the design of a cooperative authentication solutions for remote payment channels. Before embarking upon a career in the Payments Industry in 2001, Colin served as an officer in the British Army where he carried out a wide variety of appointments dealing with information security, including the provision of information security consultancy, directing major information security research programmes, and acting as an international liaison officer to the US Department of Defense. Colin has a BSc in Telecommunications System Engineering and a post-graduate degree in the Design of Information Systems. He has presented on Information Security in the payments arena at major events around the world, and has published a number of papers on security.
Clyde Williamson, Senior Solution Architect, Protegrity

Clyde Williamson has been working in the information security field for 15 years and joined Protegrity two years ago. He has worked as both a security consultant and as an Information Security Analyst inside several large enterprise organization. Formerly, he worked with a major enterprise as the lead security architect and implemented Protegrity across their enterprise for PCI compliance. Clyde brings years of real-world Protegrity experience and management to our customers now as a Senior Solutions Architect.
Mohamed Zouine, Director - Corporate Development, EMEA, Ground Labs

Mohamed has been in the Information Security circle for more than 13 years working for various security vendors. Prior to his role at Ground Labs, Mohamed worked for Protegrity, Airmagnet (acquired by Fluke Networks), Sygate Technologies (acquired by Symantec), Marshal, iPass and Network Associates (now McAfee) where he held various Sales, Business Development, pre-sales and consulting positions. Mohamed now holds a position of Director within Ground Labs, an innovative software vendor focusing on the development of technologies that discover insecure storage of Cardholder Data for the Payment Card Industry. Mohamed responsibilities include the corporate development of Ground Labs including product development, expanding distribution channels and increasing market awareness of Ground Labs products and capabilities. Mohamed speaks four languages and has a post-graduate diploma from Nantes University in France.