Speakers

Joe Bombagi, Solutions Architect EMEA Granite, Teneo


Joe Bombagi has over 13 years of architecture and engineering experience in the IT Network and Storage industry. 
Joining Riverbed Technology in March 2013, Joe is engaged as Solution Architect EMEA, Granite, helping organisations to achieve complete consolidation of branch servers, storage, and backup to the data centre for lower cost, reduced risk, improved security & reliable control.
Prior to Riverbed Technology, Joe held senior positions at Silver Peak Systems as Director, Systems Engineering, EMEA and at Expand Networks as VP, Technical Services, EMEA.
During the course of his career, Joe has been involved in the design, architecture and implementation of a significant number of enterprise and government network optimisation solutions. Today he is one of Europe’s leading authorities on how to extend the virtual edge of the data centre for total consolidation and control.
 
Pat Clawson, Chairman and CEO, Lumension


Patrick J. Clawson serves as Chairman and CEO of Lumension, where he is responsible for leading the company's overall strategic direction to drive revenue growth and profitability as well as overseeing the day-today operations. Clawson brings more than 20 years of software industry experience and has a successful track record of running high tech companies.
Clawson has extensive experience in both domestic and international sales, marketing, and operations with companies in the information security sector. He is a frequent speaker, publication contributor, and blogger on information security.  Prior to joining Lumension, Clawson served as Chairman and CEO of CyberGuard Corporation, a security software company, where he spearheaded the launch of new technologies into the marketplace and oversaw the integration of more than four key acquisitions. His industry experience has benefited many businesses, including e-DMZ Security where he served on the board of directors during its growth and then sale to Quest Software. Currently, he also serves on the board of directors for Prolexic.  Clawson's previous career achievements include, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at MasterChart, Senior Director for the Southeastern U.S. at Reynolds and Reynolds Healthcare Systems.
 
Janet Day, Director Technology and Infrastructure Services, Berwin Leighton Paisner


Janet has worked in legal IT virtually all her working life – even her MBA speciality was ‘Competitive Advantage in the Legal Profession’.  After working in administration at A&O, Janet set up a specialist consultancy practice looking at technology services (in their widest sense) for legal firms.  She joined BLP about 15 years ago – initially as a consultant but later as their IT Director with a wide range of responsibilities.  She normally says ‘if it plugs into an electric socket and does not make coffee it belongs to me!’  She is responsible for technology in its broadest sense, including ecommerce activities, knowledge management services and the building and infrastructure.  In 2005 Janet won the BCS award for IT Director of the Year.  The team have won many awards including Computing magazine’s Best Places to work in IT in 2007.  Janet won IT Director of the Year at the Lawyers awards in 2008 and at the 2009 Legal Technology Awards Janet won the City/national - IT Director of the Year.  In 2011 she won the ‘Greatest contribution to legal technology’ award at the Know List.  Janet established The Adelaide Group a women in business networking group in 1997 - the first speaker and honorary President is Cherie Blair.  The group now has over 800 members and holds regular events listening to high profile women speakers.  Janet is a member of the London First advisory board, and under their auspices also mentors a senior policeman.  She is a governor of local preparatory school.  She is the Regional Vice President of the International Legal Technology Association for the EMEA region.  
 
Kurt Pipal, Assistant Legal Attache - Cyber, FBI


A 16-year veteran in the Information Technology (IT) field, Kurt has spent more than nine years of his career in the FBI’s Counterintelligence and Cyber Divisions working cases that protected national security.  He has also investigated cases involving Counter-Terrorism, Domestic Terrorism, and Child Exploitation matters.  His primary focus, however, has been state-sponsored Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) intrusions cases that included cross-jurisdictional cooperation at all levels of government.  From 2010-2012, Kurt was assigned to FBI Headquarters as a Supervisory Special Agent in the Cyber Division, he coordinated and led multiple teams that were investigating and mitigating various APT threats.  He is currently the Cyber Assistant Legal Attaché for the FBI in London.  Before joining the FBI he was a Systems Administrator in the United States Senate and worked for a Global 100 retail chain in mergers and acquisitions, process reengineering and IT project management.  Kurt has degrees in Finance and English from the University of Idaho. 
Mick Prosser, UK & I Regional Information Security Officer & Global Head of InfoSec for Business Services, Royal Bank of Scotland


Mick has 17 years experience in a mixture of Information Risk, Information Security and Technology Risk roles, prior to which he spent 10 years in the Air Traffic Control Trade Group of the Royal Air Force. Currently with RBS, based in Edinburgh,  Mick’s previous roles include Group Head of Information Risk for ANZ Bank (based in Melbourne), and Divisional Head of Information Security for the Commercial Banking and Wealth Management functions at Wachovia Bank (based in Charlotte, NC). Mick is passionate about truly understanding the level of risk presented, and the application of appropriate controls to balance both security needs and customer experience. Mick’s other passions include walking in the hills of Scotland, sampling regional Whiskies and the Edinburgh Fringe.
 
Patrick Romain, Head of Information Security Risk, Barclays


Patrick heads up the Security Risk Team, which focuses on driving Information Security’s requirements and solutions into Barclays change and run programmes and improving the consolidated security risk profiles for business areas. The Security Solutions teams covering Retail Bank, Commercial Banking, Investment Banking, Wealth, Global Payments, Barclaycard, and Central Support are all within this group, as well as Security Architecture and Security Engineering teams.
Patrick joined Barclays in the summer of 2008 from Merrill Lynch & Co. where he worked for Ten years.  From April 2006, Patrick was Managing Director & Co-Head for the Office of Technology Risks & Controls. In this role, he was responsible for managing information security, data privacy, and electronic communications risk for Merrill Lynch. This included devising and implementing strategies for addressing information privacy and protection risk, infrastructure security, identity theft prevention, application access controls, internet channel access, vendor risk and electronic document retention. He was also responsible for ensuring compliance with federal and international laws and regulations, including Sarbanes-Oxley, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, Fair Credit Reporting Act and EU Data Privacy legislation. During his time at Merrill Lynch, he also held the positions of First Vice President – Assistant General Counsel, where he managed the Technology, Intellectual Property and Legal Operations group, and Director – Senior Counsel, as Chief New Media and Intellectual Property Counsel. 
Patrick has six years’ experience as a litigation and Intellectual Property Attorney, practising in New York. Patrick has a Bachelor of Science from Boston University, College of Engineering and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.  Patrick is a member of the New York State Bar, the United States Patent Bar (USPTO), has a certification in Network Administration and Design from Columbia University, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
 
Jim Seaman, Senior Security Consultant, RandomStorm


An exceptional and highly accomplished Information Security & Risk professional with outstanding knowledge and extensive experience across the full spectrum of security domains, founded from >10 years employment applying extensive controls, contained within a number of MOD and government policy documents (e.g. The Defence Manual of Security (JSP440), Corporate Governance and Risk Management (JSP525), The Manual of Security Risk Management for the Royal Air Force (AP3085/A),), etc.) A well-respected, self-motivated and industrious team player whose considerable intellect, natural affability and incisiveness; with the aptitude for recalling the smallest of critical detail, in support of the resolution of a security issue or project. All this combines with excellent leadership and managerial capabilities to forge an outstandingly successful career history, attaining security clearance, including Security Cleared, Developed Vetting (expires 28 Oct 2012) and Cosmic Top Secret, spanning > 23 years.
 
David Simpson, Business Development Manager, Nikec Solutions


As Business Development Manager at Nikec Solutions Ltd David consults with IT Directors, C Level personnel and other law firm employees to ensure that the message of the importance of securing a law firm is delivered. He has spoken at numerous events including LawTech Futures, various Legal IT Forums and User Groups. David started his Legal IT career as an Applications Consultant for MiniSoft Inc but was quickly elevated to a role as EMEA Manager of Operations. For almost 10 years he has provided consultancy and advice to law firms of all sizes and cultures on subjects of Revenue & Profitability, Security & Risk and Best Practice.
Thereza Snyman, Head of IT, Kingsley Napley LLP


After a career as a practising lawyer and a foray into business, Thereza Snyman is currently Head of IT at Kingsley Napley LLP, a top 100 City Law Firm, where she is responsible for all aspects of the ITC function.  Prior to that she was IT Manager at Boodle Hatfield LLP, where she headed up the operational IT team with some strategic responsibilities.  She interprets “IT” as “intelligent technology” rather than “information technology”, and is committed to aligning IT to support the law firm in meeting the challenges of the next several years.
 
Amit Tailor, Senior Technical Security Consultant, Teneo


Amit Tailor has been actively involved at the ‘sharp end’ of network security technology for over 12 years. Since 2011 Amit has been engaged with Palo Alto Networks as a Senior Technical Security Consultant and has been instrumental in the roll out of next-generation firewall technology and safe application enablement in Western Europe.
Originally joining Baltimore Technologies, Amit's career also encompasses senior technical and engineering roles with other security stalwarts such as; CyberGuard, Secure Computing and McAfee.
As one of the UK's leading security systems consultants, Amit has been involved in the design, architecture and implementation of numerous, diverse projects in high assurance environments and networks including finance, government and defence and intelligence.
Neil Thacker, Information Security & Strategy Officer EMEA, Websense


Neil Thacker, CISSP, CEH & OPST is Information Security & Strategy Officer, EMEA for Websense.  Neil holds 15 years’ experience in the Information Security industry with 10 years financial services experience in the insurance and banking arena.  Neil is a member of the ENISA Threat Landscape stakeholder group where he contributes to the EU agency program alongside CERTs to position the threat landscape, offer mitigation advice and threat analysis innovation.  Neil is also co-founder of the Security Advisor Alliance, a not-for-profit organisation formed to help security leaders in their role and offer free advice and tools to move towards improved risk and data-centric strategies.