Global Head of Cyber Operations at UBS AG
As the Global Head of Cyber Operations at UBS AG in Zurich, Switzerland, Mark is responsible for strategy and transformation of the Security Operations Center, and driving development of cyber capabilities through organically developed supervised machine learning and artificial intelligence enabled tools. Mark’s previous roles in Europe include Global Head of Cybersecurity Protection and Detection at Siemens (Germany), and a variety of advising roles as a CISO and Cyber Security Director at PwC Switzerland. Before emigrating to Europe, Mark spent nearly 12 years in a variety of technical and senior leadership roles at the National Security Agency (NSA), where he began his cyber career developing offensive software capabilities at Tailored Access Operations (TAO) – the elite NSA hacking team. He was recognized by General Alexander, Director NSA, for outstanding contributions in Computer Network Operations (CNO) two years running (2007-2008). As a cyber “civilian”, he volunteered for two tours in Afghanistan supporting cyber intelligence operations and spent two years representing the NSA Threat Operations Center (NTOC) to Canada’s Intelligence Agency – Communications Security Establishment (CSE), closely supporting joint operations and FVEY collaboration.
Principal Security Strategist at Splunk
Johan Bjerke is a Principal Security Strategist working for SURGe, Splunk’s strategic security research team in Stockholm, Sweden. He is a researcher and contributor to Splunk’s security Rapid Response events, is the lead developer for Splunk Security Essentials, the most popular app on Splunkbase and is an active contributor to the global Splunk and Security communities. Johan is also chairing the Splunk Security SME community group in EMEA.
Deputy Head of Secretariat at FONES
Daniel Caduff is a political scientist and a digital native. He earned his master’s degree at Zurich University, focusing on security-policy. After some years in consulting, he joined the Swiss Federal Office for National Economic Supply in 2014 as a project manager for the Swiss National Cyber Strategy. Today, Daniel works as the Deputy Head of Secretariat at FONES, leading the cybersecurity team. He focus on strengthening resilience for critical infrastructure suppliers against cyber risks in a holistic approach. Daniel is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is a member of the Steering Committee for the Swiss National Cyber Strategy and a member of the Industrial Resources and Communications GROUP (IRCSG) at NATO. He contributes regularly to national and international cyber- and security-policy conferences.
Head of Cybersecurity at EHL
Julien Chesaux is the Head of Cybersecurity at the EHL Business and Hospitality School in Switzerland. Prior to this job, he worked for a Swiss-American cybersecurity company, NGOs, and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. He publishes in a variety of magazines and think tanks, speaks in international conferences, judges cybersecurity competitions and exams, and teaches cybersecurity, cyberdiplomacy, and cyber geopolitics for the UN notably. Julien obtained his Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the University of Aberdeen after completing a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a specialization in International Relations from the University of Lausanne. He is CISSP, CISM and Security+ certified. Currently, he studies an EMBA.
Product Manager at Airlock (Ergon)
After his studies at the ETH Zurich, Michael Doujak went through various positions. For 20 years he has planned and implemented different projects and solutions in the field of Identity Management. Particularly noteworthy are 10 years in the banking industry in the area of IT infrastructure and security. He was responsible for the development of SwissSign as issuer of qualified certificates in Switzerland, the development of the EPD infrastructure and the referral platform solution of the Swiss Post. He is a profound expert in the field, from the underlying technology up to the business use cases. Michael Doujak is currently working as Product Manager for Airlock at Ergon Informatik.
Head of SOC at Open Systems
Fabian Gasser is the Head of SOC at Open Systems and responsible for the design and delivery of its Global Security Services. Protecting multinational corporations of all industry verticals, the OS SOC spans three continents and eight timezones. Fabian's expertise includes scalable system design, security and operations. He has a background in software engineering and architecture. Earlier, he conducted cybersecurity research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) within machine learning and digital forensics. He holds a MSc from ETH Zurich and is a Fellow with UNITECH International.
Principal Threat Defense Architect at Trend Micro Research
Craig Gibson is the Principal Threat Defense Architect of Trend Micro Research. He has been a United Nations Delegate to China. He has co-published research with Europol cybercrime and United Nations counterterrorism, telecom, artificial intelligence, and robotics entities. Craig’s research is in 5G/6G, telecom, identity, autonomous vehicles and drones, national identity, public sector, and cascade failure. As a serial entrepreneur he has been on multiple private and public sector boards.
Field CTO EMEA at Rubrik
At Rubrik for 5 years, Nicolas has been the Field CTO for Europe since 2019. Twenty years of experience in backup with a predilection for databases and data governance across the IS. Seasoned Pre-Sales, Technology evangelist with proven track records and experience across various geos. Interactions with various verticals and all size of customers, consulting with CIOs/CTOs to admins and DBAs.
Head of Strategy and Business Development at ELCA
Experienced Senior Manager and Business Director within Cyber Security field with extended management responsibilities. Currently holding two positions within the ELCA Group. General Manager of Senthorus, a new company delivery 247/ SOC Services for our customer. And also leading the strategy, business development and sales activities for all cybersecurity topics at ELCA. Fabrice is also personally acting as a trusted advisor for CISOs of large companies (billion dollars companies with more than 10’000 employees).
CTO at Osirium
Andy Harris, Inventor of the MIMESweeper series of products (MAILSweeper, WEBSweeper etc) has been intrigued by cybersecurity from a war dialing attack to modern day ransomware. As CTO of Osirium he understands how privilege on victim systems is the key goal of attackers, how they obtain privilege and how they use it for lateral movement, and in some cases to disable protection from anti-malware. Andy still codes, has an active github account and manages a home network of over 150 devices.
Cloud Subject Matter Expert at CrowdStrike
Is a Cloud Subject Matter Expert and experienced Sales Engineer for Cyber Security with the focus on Cloud and endpoint Security. He is working 2 ½ years at CrowdStrike covering Switzerland. For more than 20 years he worked closely with international companies and their global IT-Security and Network teams building considerable expertise in network, network security and cloud security. Prior to CrowdStrike, he worked for A10 Networks, Zscaler and Forescout.
Technology Solution Professional at Microsoft
Jean-Marc is currently a Technology Solution Professional at Microsoft covering solutions around Identity Access Management, Identity protection, devices management and protection, Information protection, cloud application and access security. He spend most of his career in the services industry as a Principal Consultant at Microsoft working on application architecture with a string focus on Identity and security he also used to be a Software Design Engineer and a Program Manager at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond.
Angelo La Penna
CISO EMEA at Swiss Re
Passionate cybersecurity professional and transformation leader with more than 17 years of experience focused on security, governance, risk and compliance across different highly regulated industries. Strong experience in leading large transformation security programs enabling organizations delivering high value product and services and enhancing digital trust and reputation. Angelo currently suppors Swiss Re to build their global cybersecurity strategy, as CISO EMEA. He holds several certifications, like the CISSP. Angelo currently leads the global cybersecurity team as CISO at Swiss Re.
Senior Program Manager at CyberPeace Institute
Senior Program Manager Fabien joined the CyberPeace Institute in 2020. His role is to build up the CyberPeace Builders’ network. Fabien has several years experience in cybersecurity in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. He managed the Cyber Threat Intelligence Unit at Kudelski Security and then he joined the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as the Information Security Awareness Adviser. He has a Masters of Law in Criminality and Information Security from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland.
Group CISO at TX Group
Olivier Martinet, after studying Latin & Computer Science, spent a long time at HP Europe being a specialist in Unix performance, kernel & clusters. He then branched out being a Chief Visionary at the HP Innovation Centers Worldwide, created in 1999, advocating the use of technology to C-Level customers. He joined TX Group in 2014, to be an Enterprise Architect in the Infrastructure team with a little 20 percent security.. After a major attack and with the support of the top management and a very creative CISO, he was able to help completely flip security at TX Group and turn it into a world-class security with some very unconventional approaches. He currently acts since April 2022 as the Group CISO at TX Group (formerly known as Tamedia AG) Switzerland’s largest private media company.
Principal Solution Architect at Elastic
Sebastien Michel started his security journey at HSBC as internal security auditor and CISO of HSBC Private Bank in France. He spent 8 years at Qualys as a technical account manager in France and Switzerland. In 2019, he joined Elastic as Principal Solutions Architect.
Cybersecurity Architect at Stablehouse
Benoit Ramillon is the Cybersecurity Architect at Stablehouse. Benoit is a seasoned cybersecurity expert with 13 years of experience in international environments providing security advisory in various domains and for companies of all sizes. During his career, Benoit had the opportunity to carry out a full range of different roles including team leader, technical presales, partnership and portfolio manager, trainer, professional services consultant, and CISO-as-a-Service. Benoit obtained his Engineering degree in Computer Science and a Master of Business Administration through a dual degree program. He holds several certifications including the CISSP, Security+, CySA+, SANS GDAT, GCLD, and GSOM.
Cyber and IT Risk Exec. Director at Sygnum Bank
Sylvain Ravot is an Information security professional with over 20 years of experience in the management of large scale security programs in Swiss banking industry with a proven track record in supervising global transformation initiatives within complex, international and cross-functional organizations. He holds a master degree in Communication Systems from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). He focuses on managing technology risks and cybersecurity from a business risk perspective, to deliver cost efficient risk assurance. His goal is to create and promote advanced security capabilities that enable organizations to explore opportunities they would previously have been too cautious to exploit, while operationally managing ever-increasing cyber threats.
SVP Data Security GTM, Field CTO and Fellow at Imperva
Terry Ray is the SVP and Imperva Fellow for Imperva Inc. As a technology fellow, Terry supports all of Imperva’s business functions with his years of industry experience and expertise. Previously he served as Chief Technology Officer where he was responsible for developing and articulating the company’s technical vision and strategy, as well as, maintaining a deep knowledge of the Application and Data Security Solution and Threats Landscape. Earlier in his tenure at Imperva, he held the role of Chief Product Strategist where he consulted directly with Imperva’s strategic global customers on industry best practices, threat landscape, application and data security implementation and industry regulations.
Senior IAM Engineer at Cloud Security Alliance
Self-motivated Cybersecurity professional experienced in supporting network infrastructure for multi-user and remote environments. Adept at communicating with key stakeholders in assessing project needs. Innovative and solutions-focused IT Risk & Security Manager.
VP of EMEA at Invicti
An accomplished leader in the Enterprise Technology space, Daniela has proven experience building foundations for high-performance sales teams. In her role as VP of EMEA at Invicti, Daniela is focused on helping the organization drive rapid growth and scale operations to improve go-to-market strategies. Prior to joining Invicti, Daniela was the VP & GM for EMEA at LogicMonitor where she increased business exponentially and helped land one of the largest customers in the organization’s history. Daniela was also the Sales Director in EMEA for Autotask (acquired by Datto), where she helped scale operations in Germany, the UK, and the Netherlands while building a robust community of managed service providers in EMEA.
EMEA & LATAM CISO at Netskope
Neil Thacker is EMEA and LATAM CISO for Netskope and holds over 20 years’ experience in the information security industry with previous roles at Swiss Re, Deutsche Bank and Camelot Group. Neil is advisory board member to the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), advisory board member to NeuroCyber, and co-founder and board member to the Security Advisor Alliance (SAA). Neil is CISSP, CIPP/E and CEH certified and is a frequent speaker and author of cybersecurity, data protection and privacy-related content. In late 2021, Neil was listed as one of CSO Online’s CSO30 which recognises 30 outstanding senior security professionals in the UK for demonstrating outstanding business value and thought leadership within their organisation.
CISO at IMD
Marc Uldry is the Head of Information Security (CISO) at the IMD Business School in Lausanne, and member of the IMD Data Protection committee. Since he joined Marc led IMD to the ISO 27001 and ISO 27701 certifications, as well as the establishment of a co-managed security operation center. Marc is involved in multiple cloud security projects to support IMD’s cloud first strategy. Prior to this position, he worked as pre-sales engineer, security architect and consultant for various cybersecurity companies such as Kudelski Security and Dell Secureworks. Marc obtained his Master’s degree in Microengineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). He holds several certifications including CISM, CRISC, ISO 27001 Lead Implementer and Data Protection Officer (GDPR).
Cybersecurity and IAM Expert, CEO at PSYND
Cybersecurity and IAM Expert || CISSP, CCSP, HCISPP || (ISC)² Official Trainer || (ISC)² Suisse Romande Chapter President || Swiss-CyberSecurity Founder
Head of Security Assurance and Risk Management at Elastic
Laura Voicu has a PhD in data management and has more than 15 years of experiences in roles revolving around data, security and the intersection of the two: data architecture and governance, data operations, AI and robotics process automation, security architecture and cyber risk quantification. She is passionate about (big) data and machine learning and currently focuses her work on exploring the use of data science and machine learning to drive innovation in information security assurance.