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London Enterprise Technology Meetup Message Board › Cyber Insecurity - Mon 29th April

Cyber Insecurity - Mon 29th April

Ian E.
Group Organizer
London, GB
Hi All

We have put together a world-class set of speakers for the April 29th LNETM, so wanted to let you know what we have in store!

The panel will be discussing the key trends, opportunities and issues in the IT Security space and have just added Becky Pinkard from Digital Shadows to the speaker list.

The panel speakers are:

  • Dexter Casey (CISO of Centrica)
  • Siân John (EMEA Chief Security Advisor, Cybersecurity Solutions Group at Microsoft)
  • Julian Levy (Operating Partner at Redline Capital) - Moderator
  • Becky Pinkard (VP, IT & Intelligence at Digital Shadows)
  • Will Sheldon (Investor at Summit Partners)

In addition, there will be demo presentations from three highly innovative emerging IT Security companies - BigID, Blackout Technologies and Sevren.

Hopefully you can join us - we expect this event to sell out, so if you plan to attend please get your pass now.




Dexter Casey (Group CISO of Centrica)

Dexter Casey is the Group CISO of Centrica PLC, the UK's largest energy & gas company. Dexter has 17 years experience in the IT Security space, with senior roles at a range of top tier organisations including Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, HSBC, Willis Towers Watson, Royal Mail Group and The Cooperative Group.

Siân John (EMEA Chief Security Advisor, Cybersecurity Solutions Group at Microsoft)

Siân John MBE is Chief Security Advisor for EMEA in the Cybersecurity Solutions Group at Microsoft. Siân has worked in cyber security since 1997, and has worked at the Houses of Parliament, Ubizen and Symantec before joining Microsoft.

Siân leads the EMEA security advisors who work with Microsoft’s customers to help them to develop their cyber security strategy, security best practices and to understand how Microsoft’s technology and services can help support digital transformation and cloud services. Siân directly engages with Microsoft’s largest customers in the UK and Ireland.

She was awarded an MBE in the Queens New Years Honours List for 2018 for services to Cybersecurity. She holds the CiSSP, CISM, and SABSA certifications. Siân is Chair of both the techUK CyberSecurity Management committee and the Digital Economy Advisory Board for the UK Research Councils.

Julian Levy (Operating Partner at Redline Capital) - Moderator

Julian Levy is the Operating Partner at Redline Capital, a 350M B2B technology fund, where he focuses on anything to do with enterprise technology with specific interests around security, silicon and infrastructure.

Prior to his career in venture capital, Julian had worked for a CSFB, BofA Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley, covering a broad range of technical and commercial roles including leading global technology teams, working in security engineering and infrastructure roles, front-office equity research and business development, as well as having been an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Index Ventures, and founded his own company.

Becky Pinkard (VP, IT & Intelligence at Digital Shadows)

Becky Pinkard, VP, IT and Intelligence at Digital Shadows, is a renowned practitioner and commentator on the information security sector who has been working in information technology and security since 1996.

A security transformation expert, Becky has built and managed global information security teams, designed risk and compliance strategies, led security audits and assessments, and developed security awareness training in small and large environments. She began her current role with Digital Shadows in December 2015.

Becky was a SANS Institute certified instructor for over a decade, beginning her training career with SANS in 2001. She has also served as a GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst advisory board member and on the Strategic Advisory Council for the Center for Internet Security. Becky has co-authored "Nmap in the Enterprise" and "Intrusion Prevention and Active Response, Deploying Network and Host IPS".

Will Sheldon (Investor at Summit Partners)

Will Sheldon is a technology investor at Summit Partners, where he helps to lead European software and IT security investments. Summit Partners’ security software investments include Avast (IPO), Cloudmark (acquired by Proofpoint), Darktrace, LiveOffice (acquired by Symantec), McAfee (IPO), NetWitness (acquired by RSA), Postini (acquired by Google), RiskIQ, SafeBoot (acquired by McAfee), and Sybari (acquired by Microsoft). Founded in 1984, Summit Partners is currently managing more than $19 billion, with offices in Boston, Menlo Park, London and Luxembourg.

Aside from his role at Summit Partners, Will is a member of the Steering Committee of SINET, a global cybersecurity community supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security with the mission to encourage innovation within the security domain. Will also serves as a mentor at CyLon, a leading accelerator program for IT security start-ups.


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