Speakers

Netlaw Media are delighted to present the Keynote Speakers and Chairpersons for the European Legal Security Forum / London Law Expo 2017.

The Agendas are currently in production. Further speakers will be announced in the upcoming weeks’.

  • Graham Cluley

    Security Analyst

    grahamcluley.com

    Graham Cluley is an award-winning security blogger, researcher and public speaker. He has been a well-known figure in the computer security industry since the early 1990s when he worked as a programmer, writing the first ever version of Dr Solomon’s Anti-Vir…

  • Sir John Sawers

    Former Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service

    Sir John Sawers is the former chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS, also known as MI6). During his tenure, he modernised the Service and led it through major changes in operations, technology, and public accountability. In presentations, Sawe…

  • Dave Mahon

    Chief Security Officer

    CenturyLink

    David (Dave) Mahon was appointed Chief Security Officer for CenturyLink, Inc. in April 2011. He is responsible for enterprise wide security strategy, information security, cyber defense, critical infrastructure protection, physical security, network fr…

  • FC

    CEO

    Redacted Firm

    FC is a well-known ethical hacker and social engineer. He started at a young age when computers were growing in popularity and the hacker scene was in its infancy. He has been working in the infosec field for over 20 years and excels at circumventing access controls…

  • Amar Singh

    Founder, Cyber Management Alliance

    Chair, ISACA’s UK Security Advisory Group

    Amar Singh is an industry influencer and leader, founder of a not-for-profit organisation Give01Day.com and the Cyber Management Alliance and Chair of ISACA’s UK Security Advisory Group. Amar is engaged as a trusted business and cyber security advisor, men…

  • Peter Wright

    Solicitor & Managing Director

    DigitalLawUK

    Peter Wright is a Solicitor and leading expert in Data Protection, Cyber Security and Social Media Law. As Managing Director of DigitalLawUK, he advises clients from across the UK, Europe, Middle East and North America and has a strong following in the creative a…

  • Brennan Torregrossa

    Vice President & Associate General Counsel

    GlaxoSmithKline

    Brennan Torregrossa is Vice President and Associate General Counsel in GlaxoSmithKline’s litigation department. Brennan also serves as the Head of GSK’s Global External Legal Relations Team (GELRT). GELRT is a cross functional team devoted to secu…

  • Ian Hughes

    Analyst, Internet of Things

    451 Research Ltd

    Ian Hughes is an Internet of Things analyst at 451 Research, with over 28 years of experience in emerging technology as a developer, architect and consultant. Ian was early to the Web development space in 1998, social media in 2004, and influential in virtual-wor…

  • Mark Leiser

    Teaching Fellow

    University of Strathclyde and London School of Economics

    Mark Leiser presently lectures Internet Law, Internet Governance, Privacy/Crime & Security, Intellectual Property, Company and Commercial Law at the University of Strathclyde and the London School of Economics. His research areas are regulation/gov…

  • Jenny Radcliffe

    Founder, Jenny Radcliffe

    Head of Social Engineering, Training & Consultancy

    Jenny Radcliffe is an expert in Social Engineering (the human element of security), negotiations, non-verbal communication and deception. She speaks, consults and trains people in the skills of “people hacking” and explains how “Social Engineer…

  • Dave Palmer

    Director of Technology

    Darktrace

    Dave Palmer is a cyber security technical expert with over ten years’ experience at the forefront of government intelligence operations. He has worked across UK intelligence agencies GCHQ and MI5, where he delivered mission-critical infrastructure s…

  • Rafik Hajem

    Vice President

    Europe, Middle-East & Africa (EMEA)

    Rafik Hajem joined Guidance Software in 2013 and serves as Vice President for Europe, Middle-East & Africa (EMEA). As Regional Vice President, Rafik oversees all sales and business development for guidance in EMEA. Before joining Guidance, Rafik was the h…

  • Prof. Stephen Mayson

    Honorary Professor of Law

    University College London

    For more than 30 years, Professor Stephen Mayson has advised law firms around the world on issues of strategy, economics, ownership, and valuation. He has a particular interest in the reconfiguration of the legal world being driven by competition and the Legal S…

  • Jeff Nischwitz

    President

    The Nischwitz Group

    From successful large law firm partner to founder of his own entrepreneurial law firm, Jeff Nischwitz successfully built a client base while practicing law and building a law firm. Jeff has “walked the walk” as a large firm partner, as a solo practitioner, an…

  • Gerd Leonhard

    Futurist & Keynote Speaker, Author, Future Strategist & CEO

    The Futures Agency

    Technology and Humanity: the next 10 years (and why the future is better than you may think) Humans and technology are increasingly intertwining: bots that understand natural language and can ‘learn’, intelligent digital assistants handling an…

  • Ian Jeffery

    Chief Executive

    Lewis Silkin LLP

    Ian Jeffery is the Chief Executive of Lewis Silkin LLP having previously been the Managing Partner.   He combines skills and experience as a specialist IP and technology lawyer with over a decade of senior management experience and an MBA from a London Business…

  • Janet Day

    Independent Consultant

    Janet has worked in the broad sphere of 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 look…

  • David Anderson

    Head of Corporate Services/Company Secretary

    St John's Buildings Ltd

    David joined St John’s Buildings (SJB) in 2008 after five years working at the Bar Council in roles including remuneration policy and as Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Bar. His experience includes working on the Bar Council team responsible for the…

  • Jason Plant

    Head of Lawyer Technology

    DLA Piper

    Jason is Head of Lawyer Technology at DLA Piper. After starting his IT career in the utilities industry, Jason now has twenty years’ experience in Legal IT. He began the legal IT journey as a developer working on case management software for personal injury clai…

  • David Morley

    Chairman

    Elaghmore LLP

    Winning three successive leadership elections, David led Allen & Overy LLP 2003-16. During his leadership revenue close to doubled from £666m to £1.28bn (2005-15) with profits up 133% from £245m to £579m over the same period; including seven consecut…

  • Iain Johnston

    Chief Operating Officer

    Hill Dickinson LLP

    Iain has enjoyed over 25 years in leading fast growing or rapidly changing people businesses. In a career spanning technology, marketing, and professional services firms, including 3 IPOs, Iain has been founder, CEO, Chairman and Non-Executive Director in a r…

  • Jay Connolly

    Global Chief Talent Officer

    Dentons

    Jay Connolly is the Global Chief Talent Officer for Dentons and responsible for the human resources, recruiting and learning/professional development functions, delivering best practices and ensuring consistent standards across all geographies. He advi…

  • Emily Foges

    CEO

    Luminance

    Emily has 20 years’ experience of growing and scaling up technology-led businesses. First as a management consultant and then with Betfair, BT and Equifax, she has built and led teams driving acquisition and integration strategies; and scoping, developing…

  • Sadie Baron

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Reed Smith

    With the firm fighting at its best, Reed Smith’s Chief Marketing Officer, Sadie Baron’s mission is to tell the world the Reed Smith story, and for those who know Sadie, know she won’t stop until she does. For Sadie, it’s using her 15-year…

  • Ian Connett

    Legal Director

    Collective

    Ian Connett, Esq. is currently the Legal Director of Collective, a major ad-tech company focusing on programmatic and data driven advertising. Prior to joining Collective, Ian served as the Corporate Counsel of Westcon Group, a $6B global technology di…

  • Karl Chapman

    CEO

    Riverview Law

    Karl is Chief Executive of Riverview Law and has a long pedigree in starting, growing and managing successful companies. After reading law at Birmingham University, Karl joined Guinness Mahon Investment Management (GMIM) in 1985. In 1987 he was Money Observer…

  • Barry Vickery

    General Manager of Corporate Services

    InfoTrack

    Barry Vickery is the General Manager of Corporate Services and has over 20 years’ experience in providing innovative solutions to the corporate market in the UK and Australia. Barry joined the InfoTrack UK team in June 2016 and is responsible for the strategic…

  • Jonathan Patterson

    Development Director

    DWF

    Jonathan is responsible for Research & Development and Innovation at DWF. This increasingly means working with teams of lawyers and clients on the design of new legal services and the practical use of technology. A particular area of experience is working w…

  • Kerry Westland

    Head of Innovation and Legal Technology

    Addleshaw Goddard

    Kerry is responsible for driving the use of technology and developing solutions to deliver a wide range of legal work across the Addleshaw Goddard. She set up and manages the Innovation and Legal Technology Team who focus solely on innovative ways of working and t…

  • Tony Reid

    CTO, Financial Services Business Unit

    Hitachi

    Tony Reid has performed many different roles in his 25 year career with Hitachi from General Manager of the UK business to managing the integration of a South African acquisition. Reid is currently the CTO of Hitachi Data Systems Financial Services Business Unit…

  • Barry Talbot

    Barry Talbot is the managing director of Informance – a Qlik Elite Solution Provider with extensive knowledge of the legal sector. His role is to deliver the Qlik platform to law firms who want to stay ahead of the competition and improve efficiency, productivi…

  • Ben Nicolson

    Director of Strategy

    sharedo by slicedbread

    Ben Nicholson is co-founder of slicedbread and is the Director of Strategy for the innovative case and matter management platform, sharedo. Ben has more than 20 years’ experience. Starting his career at PwC, Ben has been involved in a series of technology star…

  • Steve Marshall

    Chief Operating Officer

    Risk-X

    Steve is a world class consultant and business executive that has focused on high profile projects for the government and leading commercial organisations. Steve specialises in business consulting, payments, compliance, breach clean-up, enterprise archi…

  • Richard Tucker

    Managing Director

    Peerless IT

    Richard started life as an Engineer in Australia’s telecommunications provider before progressing to the role of Telecommunications Manager for the city of Canberra, the capital of Australia, with responsibility for the telecommunications of 14,000 gov…

  • Irmantas Levanas

    Account Executive, EMEA

    Clio

    Irmantas Levanas is an Account Executive in Clio’s EMEA office. He spends every day talking to UK and European lawyers, understanding their pain points, and offering sound advice and solutions on how they can improve the efficiency of their practice. Irm…