Laurie-Anne Bourdain, CISSP – Belgium
Laurie-Anne is Data Protection Officer, Risk Officer & (information Security, Risk Management and Data Protection) Awareness Manager at Isabel Group, a Belgian Fintech active in the BeNeFraLux (Belgium, Netherlands, France & Luxembourg area) for more than 25 years.
In her Data Protection role, Laurie-Anne ensures all activities of the group are done in compliance with data protection laws, such as the GDPR and ePrivacy Directive, follows up on new laws and regulation development, and provides pragmatic advice on development of new solutions, on acquisitions and day-to-day handling of personal data.
In her risk officer role, Laurie-Anne developed and implemented an Enterprise Risk Management framework, ensures that all companies of the group, departments and projects follows the best practices of risk management and support the organisation in the identification of risks (via multiple workshops).
Finally, in her Awareness Manager role, Laurie-Anne design, on a yearly basis, a risk-based awareness plan that covers the topics of information security, risk management, data protection and anti-fraud/anti-money laundering; she also creates most of the content to be delivered through this annual plan.
In addition, Laurie-Anne is involved in several activities, both locally in Belgium (such as with the Belgian Cyber Security Coalition, where she co-chairs the GRC focus group or as a trainer for the Cyber Security Awareness and Culture Manager certifying training) and internationally with (ISC)² where she is part of the UK & Europe Event Planning Committee, with the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, and as an exam development volunteer; and with the IAPP where she chairs the CIPP/E exam development board.
Laurie-Anne has 14 years of experience in information security and risk management and 6 years of experience in data protection. She mostly focused on Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC), awareness and training, and internal advice activities along her career.
She previously was a consultant within EY where she led the privacy practice for Belgium (non-banking sector) and Senior Privacy Manager at Sony Europe Electronics; in both positions she helped companies implementing the requirements of GDPR: from identification of personal data to design of documentation and handling of data subjects’ requests.
She also was a non-financial risk officer and information technology process manager (in both positions specialised in security and compliance domains) at ING Belgium, working closely with ING corporate to develop group wide Information Security policies, guidelines and GRC tooling.
Edward Farrell, SSCP, CISSP – Australia
Edward Farrell is a security consultant with 12 years of experience in cybersecurity and 17 years in technology. He is the director of Mercury Information Security Services, an independent cyber security practice he has conducted or overseen the delivery of over 700 security assessment activities and incident responses in the past 7 years. Concurrent to his professional work Edward is an active member of Australia's cybersecurity community, where he regularly delivers talks on his research and insights into industry, including vulnerability research against building management systems. He has been an industry fellow at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra since 2017 where he delivers an array of training and postgraduate courses. Edward is also a member of the CREST advisory board for penetration testing, and a member of the Australian regional board for CREST.
His industry certifications include the CISSP, SSCP, Security+, CREST CRT and CISA. He is also a qualified CERT IV instructor and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
Outside of his work in industry, Edward is a member of the Australian Army Reserve and a 20-year veteran of the Surf Life Saving Movement.
Nalneesh Gaur, CISSP-ISSAP – United States
Nalneesh Gaur is a PwC Partner and the global head of PwC's Pharmaceutical Cybersecurity and Privacy practice.
Nalneesh works with executives of global corporation in defining their Cybersecurity program, investment priorities and governance models. He has developed multiple board level Cybersecurity strategies for global pharmaceutical services companies. These strategies have enabled his clients to mature their cybersecurity program while achieving business alignment.
Nalneesh is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He writes on the topic of Cybersecurity for the World Economic Forum Agenda.
Guy Ngambeket, CISSP – United Arab Emirates
Guy is a Senior Manager at Kearney, a Global Strategy and Management consulting firm. He focuses on Cybersecurity topics and coordinates the offering within the firm, both globally and in the middle east where he is based.
He has 14 years of experience in cybersecurity and digital in top tier firms and drove several strategic cybersecurity studies in Africa, Europe, North America, and Middle East. He also authored and co-authored several articles in cybersecurity and digital.
He is a computer science Engineer and MBA from London Business School.
Yiannis Pavlosoglou, CISSP – Greece
Yiannis Pavlosoglou is the founder & CEO of Kiberna, specializing in cyber risk engineering. As a cybersecurity executive with over 20 years’ experience, he has a proven record in the financial services industry and has helped several companies, including two of his own, succeed in Europe and the U.K. Yiannis has effectively held the position of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in both government and industry and has served for several years as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of a 501(c) 6 non-profit organization headquartered in the U.S.