Tarek Abbas

Senior Cybersecurity Director for the Emerging Markets, Palo Alto Networks

Tarek Abbas is Senior Cybersecurity Technical Director responsible for the Emerging Markets at Palo Alto Networks. He has over twenty years of experience in information and cyber security. In his previous role at Juniper, Tarek was leading the technical team as well as the service provider’s operation. Tarek has a deep understanding of customer business needs and security requirements which he developed over the years for customers across all sectors.

Paul Slater

Global Head of Investigation Solutions, Nuix

Paul Slater is a subject matter expert with over 20 years of experience in investigations, digital forensics, and eDiscovery. Paul has held senior roles within law enforcement, corporate and "Big 4" advisories and was a member of the review board for the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) “Good Practice Guide for Digital Evidence.” Paul also served for two years as interim head of the Digital Forensics Unit in the primary UK agency for investigating and prosecuting serious and complex fraud, where he designed workflows and implemented technologies to enable them to process 20 times more electronic evidence each year. Paul now uses his expertise to enable Nuix customers to 'master their data' through the design, build, and implementation of digital forensic and eDiscovery solutions.


Derek Woodgate

President, The Futures lab, Inc.

Derek Woodgate is a consulting futurist, educator, author, speaker and curator. He is the President and Chief Futurist of The Futures Lab, a foresight consultancy, he founded in 1996, which specializes in creating future potential for major corporations and institutions. Derek is also the CCO of at The Futures Lab's “living the future” events company, The FutureXperience Lab.  In addition, Derek is an Assistant Professor in the ICT Department of the Engineering and Science Faculty at the University of Adger in Norway and an Adjunct Professor in the Learning Technologies Division of the College of Education and Human Development at Georgia State University. Prior to The Futures Lab Inc., Derek had previous experience as an executive on the board of two major international corporations with over 20 years SVP-level management in global strategy. He started his career as a diplomat with the British FCO. Derek has a MSc. in political Economics and his currently a PhD candidate in the ICT Department at the University of Adger.

Brigadier Abdulaziz Al Ahmad

Director of Federal Security Information, Ministry of Interior UAE

Dr. Steve Bennett

Director, Global Government Practice, SAS

As the Global Government Practice lead, Steve Bennett drives strategic industry positioning and messaging in global Government markets. A thought leader in decision science and the application of analytics in Government, Steve works to enable delivery of effective solutions to Government customers around the world. Prior to SAS, Steve held a number of leadership positions during his 12 years in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  Following the events of September 11th 2001,  Steve led the design and application of quantitative analysis to inform some of the United States’ most challenging security decisions, most recently as the Director of the National Biosurveillance Integration Center.  Over the course of his career in Government, he led diverse teams to provide analytic decision support to senior officials in the White House and across the U.S. Government Executive Branch.  Ultimately, Steve has a passion for improving Government decision making, and pursues better organization, management, and understanding of Government data as critical to that endeavor.

Steve holds a doctorate in Computational Biochemistry from Stanford, as well as undergraduate degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Caltech, and has authored a number of peer-reviewed and other publications.  When not supporting improved analytics in Government, he is coaching youth soccer, leading children’s ministry at church, or building something in his workshop.

Stuart Clarke

Chief Technical Officer, Security & Intelligence, Nuix

Stuart is an internationally respected information security expert who is responsible for the overall global security and intelligence strategy and delivery at Nuix. During his time at the company, Stuart has advised the United Nations’ peak cybersecurity body ITU and provided cybersecurity training for over 60 computer emergency response teams. He led the development of Nuix Investigation & Response, an innovative investigative tool used to delve into the causes and scope of data breaches. He also currently leads the development of Nuix Insight Analytics & Intelligence, a powerful security intelligence platform.

Stuart has a deep understanding of the Nuix technology and capabilities. Prior to joining Nuix, he used Nuix offerings extensively in breach response. He brings that understanding together with a vision for the cybersecurity needs of Nuix’s current and prospective clients. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Computer Forensics and is soon to graduate with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He has developed and delivered training for a Master of Science program in Computer Security and Forensics, has recently contributed to a book covering evidence preservation as well as published several industry-recognized white papers.

Mark Provinsal

Managing Director, EMEA Vicon

Mark Provinsal is the Managing Director for Vicon’s subsidiary operation for EMEA. Prior to joining Vicon in 2010, he served as the Executive Vice President for Dedicated Micros Inc. (USA) and Director of Marketing and Product Management at IPIX Corporation. Mr. Provinsal holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Science from the United States Military Academy.


Leo Hsu

Director of Solutions Management, Internet of Things (IOT) Business Center, Getac Technology Corporation

Leo Hsu co-leads the Getac Internet of Things (IOT) Business Center as the Director of Solutions Management, responsible for researching, designing, developing and promoting IOT solution offerings to the Public Safety sectors worldwide.  With Getac as a leading player within the Ruggedized Solutions industry worldwide, Getac’s IOT Solution has achieved significant successes since its initial launch in US and Europe.
lPrior to Getac, Leo has held various management positions in the High Tech industry for the past 20 years at both MNCs and Startups, including HP, Toshiba and Microsoft, with his most recent achievement in successfully transforming the Digital Life Products Global Business Unit from offering hardware products into an IOT solution provider, enabling new global business opportunities and revenue models for Toshiba.
Leo is a firm believer in IOT to revolutionize how individuals and corporations could work in a more efficient, safe and well-informed environment.
Leo graduated from the University of Michigan with an Industrial Engineering degree.  He enjoys researching new technologies and business models during his leisure time.

Colonel Faisal Sultan Al Shuaibi

Strategy and Performance Development Director General, Ministry of Interior

Christopher H. Cordey

Chief Executive Officer, Futuratinow

Christopher Cordey is CEO of Futuratinow, a Geneva based Foresight, Strategy & Capacity building advisory. His mission is to acquaint progressive AI-free executive from the public and private sectors to anticipate, design and shape the future. He lectures on Anticipation at the International Institute of Management (MIM) in Kiev (Ukraine). Before 1998, he spent 25 years in leading management and strategy role within start-up, mid-cap and multinationals companies in Europe and Asia-Pacific. He is board member of Swissintell, member of the Association of Professional Futurists, the World Future Society and the Lifeboat Foundation. In 2014, he co-authored "Heidi wakes-up!", a book on the future of Switzerland. His research interests focus on #Singularity, #Transhumanism, #Anticipation, #Life Long Learning and #Cybersecurity.

Dr. Richard Lum

Founder and CEO, Vision Foresight Strategy LLC

Ashish Khare

General Manager and Global Head – Smart Solutions, Wipro

Capt. Hassan Ali Albadawi

Director of Strategic Education Center, Ministry of Interior

Ian Bell

Chief Information Officer, Cambridgeshire Police Service