Conrad Prince

UK Cyber Security Ambassador

Conrad Prince is the UK Cyber Security Ambassador, based in UK’s Department for International Trade. In this role he works with overseas governments on the development of cybersecurity strategy, helping to identify the required cyber security capability as well as advising on skills and training. He is also the UK’s senior advocate for the government’s agenda to develop a strong and innovative cybersecurity sector. He has had a 25-year career in GCHQ, holding various leadership roles. In 2015 he was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath.

Patricia Zorko

Deputy National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism & Director Cyber Security

Patricia Zorko is the Deputy National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism as well as Director Cyber Security. Previously, she worked as quartermaster of the police, followed by chief of the National Unit of the National Police. She has also been head of the Dutch National Crime Squad. In the various positions she held, she continuously contributed to improving security both in the Netherlands and in an international context. Especially in recent years, she has explored the challenges associated with cyber security and violent jihadism. As Deputy Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism and Director Cyber Security, Patricia is, in fact, responsible for these very issues among other things.

Lisette Sens

Director Northern Europe Mimecast

Lisette has over twenty years of experience building and growing businesses both via indirect and direct sales models in the technology sector. Her experience covers both ‘branded’ and ‘non-branded’ software business, with both conventional revenue models (perpetual license, enterprise license deals) as well as SaaS models. Lisette is currently working for Mimecast, a leader in cloud based security and resilience for email, to expand their business in continental Europe. Lisette also helps as a non-executive director Infigo Software grow its business and advises on corporate strategy. As Head of Channel for Zynstra, Lisette was responsible for the recruitment and engagement of the Zynstra channel in a very early stage and the conception of the partner programme “Accelerate” for the Zynstra channel community. Prior to Zynstra, Lisette built and grew her own company together with a team of other people. For the company, a Dutch headquartered mobile application platform and development company, Lisette successfully secured global brands in all continents, contributed to raising capital through two venture rounds and doubling the business in 5 consecutive years. Most notably the company won the Deloitte Fast 50 award as the fastest growing technology company in Netherlands and number 14 in of the Deloitte tech 500 in Europe. Within her previous VP and Director roles, in both technology start-ups and market leading technology firms, including Vignette (now Opentext), EFI and Royal KPN, Lisette built successful sales channels, doubled revenues and developed strategic alliance partnerships.  A seasoned business academic, Lisette holds an MBA from University of Oregon.

Elsine van Os

Founder & CEO Signpost Six

Elsine van Os is the founder of Signpost Six. Elsine was educated as a clinical psychologist and has a strong background in military and commercial intelligence. She also has experience in security management and security-based human resource management on medium to high corporate levels. Elsine has worked (e.g., as a behavioral intelligence analyst) for 50+ countries (e.g., Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria and Colombia) in 10+ years. In her career Elsine noticed that too often technological intelligence interventions are given attention at the expense of behavioral intelligence interventions. With Signpost Six she hopes to fill this void.

Mary-Jo de Leeuw

Associate Partner Revnext

Mary-Jo de Leeuw is Associate Partner at Revnext and works as a lead advisor on cyber security and innovation. In addition, she is co-founder to the Women in Cyber Security Foundation.

Anouk Vos

Partner Revnext

Anouk Vos is partner and Cyber Security / Innovation lead at Revnext. She has ten years of experience as strategic cyber security advisor.

Andrew Fitzmaurice

Founder & CEO Templar Executives

As CEO of Templar Executives, Andrew Fitzmaurice has led interventions in support of governments and some of the world’s largest companies and with his Templar Executives team, designed Cyber Security transformation programmes to address shortfalls in ‘holistic Cyber Security maturity’ through addressing holistic issues: people, culture, processes and Information and Communications Technology. He has also established a Cyber Academy whose courses are accredited by GCHQ, IISP and BCS. Andrew is the Visiting Professor of Cyber Security at Oxford University with an established reputation as a thought leader and trusted expert.

Eward Driehuis

Chief Research Officer SecureLink

Eward Driehuis is Chief Research Officer at SecureLink. An IT veteran of over 20 years with a background in design, he heads SecureLink’s research. He has a passion for security, innovation an years of experience fighting cybercrime, having worked with banks, law enforcement & corporates. Eward has worked all over the world, and is an established speaker at international events such as RSA and FS-ISAC. His CV includes roles as CTO, Business Director in Software and IT. He spent the last 8 years in Fox-IT heading their threat intelligence and security analytics products, and leading the international go-to-market.

Peter Davies

Get Safe Online Global Ambassador, Strategic Advisor

Peter’s career in UK security and law enforcement spans 33 years and includes national lead roles on child protection and security industry liaison, and tackling serious and organised crime as a Chief Officer in two police forces, a regional collaboration and the National Crime Agency.  Since February 2017 he has practised in the private sector in cyber security, child protection and counter terrorism.  Peter is the Global Ambassador for the UK based non-profit organisation Get Safe Online.

Tim Spiller

Professor of Quantum Information Technologies
Director UK Quantum Communications Hub and Director, York Centre for Quantum Technologies, University of York.

Professor Tim Spiller moved to York in 2014 as founding Director of the York Centre for Quantum Technologies and he is now also Director of the UK Quantum Communications Hub. Prior to this he was at the University of Leeds in the roles of Head of the Quantum Information Group and Director of Research for the School of Physics and Astronomy.  Prior to 2009 Spiller was Director of Quantum Information Processing (QIP) Research at HP Labs Bristol – an activity that he established in 1995 – and a Hewlett-Packard Distinguished Scientist. He has spent 35 years researching quantum theory, superconducting systems and quantum hardware and technologies. He led HP’s strategy on the commercialisation of QIP research, is an inventor on 25 patents linked to quantum technologies and applications, and was additionally a consultant inside HP on networking, communications and nanotechnology.

Christian Schaffner

Assistant professor at UvA (ILLC) and senior researcher at CWI

Christian Schaffner received a diploma degree in mathematics from ETH Zurich (Switzerland) in 2003 and a PhD degree in computer science from Aarhus University (Denmark) in 2007. After three years as postdoctoral scholar at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), he is currently an Assistant Professor of Theoretical Computer Science at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam. He is a VENI and VIDI laureate, has served on various program committees and is currently chairing the steering committee of the annual QCrypt conference.

His research interest is quantum cryptography in a broad sense: On the one hand, he develops new quantum protocols (e.g. for position-based cryptography or homomorphic encryption), on the other hand, he studies quantum-safe cryptography and develops quantum-information-theoretic tools. He is interested in outreach and educating people about the quantum nature of the world and the implications for cryptography.