EU Cyber Summit Speakers



Edward Snowden
Edward Snowden
PRESIDENT OF FREEDOM OF THE PRESS FOUNDATION
Edward Snowden
PRESIDENT OF FREEDOM OF THE PRESS FOUNDATION
Edward Joseph Snowden is an American computer professional, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee, and former contractor for the United States government who copied and
Paul C Dwyer
Paul C Dwyer
President of the ICTTF, CEO of Cyber Risk International
Paul C Dwyer
President of the ICTTF, CEO of Cyber Risk International
Paul C Dwyer is an Internationally recognised information security expert with over two decades experience and serves as President of ICTTF and Co Chairman of
Michelle Dewberry
Michelle Dewberry
Chairperson
Michelle Dewberry
Chairperson
Michelle is a broadcaster and businesswoman who is fast becoming known for her frank, passionate and down-to-earth attitude. A regular TV commentator, Michelle also presents
Lucinda Creighton
Lucinda Creighton
CEO of Vulcan Consulting Ltd.
Lucinda Creighton
CEO of Vulcan Consulting Ltd.
Lucinda Creighton is a former Irish Minister for European Affairs and CEO of Vulcan Consulting Ltd. As a member of the Irish Parliament for nine
Jamie Bartlett
Jamie Bartlett
Author, Broadcaster and Director at Demos
Jamie Bartlett
Author, Broadcaster and Director at Demos
Jamie Bartlett is the Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think-tank Demos, where he specialises in online social movements
Pierluigi Paganini
Pierluigi Paganini
CTO at CSE Cybsec Enterprise and Member ENISA ETL
Pierluigi Paganini
CTO at CSE Cybsec Enterprise and Member ENISA ETL
Pierluigi Paganini is Chief Technology Officer at CSE Cybsec Enterprise, member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder
Prof Theo Lynn
Prof Theo Lynn
Professor at DCU Business School
Prof Theo Lynn
Professor at DCU Business School
Professor Theo Lynn is Professor of Digital Business at DCU Business School and is the Principal Investigator of the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and
Bob Carver
Bob Carver
Principal Security Analyst at Verizon Wireless
Bob Carver
Principal Security Analyst at Verizon Wireless
Bob Carver CISM, CISSP, M.S. started working in the financial industry in network management, capacity management, BC/DR (Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery) and later started working multiple
David Hyland
David Hyland
Head of IT Risk for Citibank Europe Plc.
David Hyland
Head of IT Risk for Citibank Europe Plc.
David is Head of IT Risk for Citibank Europe Plc. and has over twenty five years experience in technology and IT risk. David is CISA,
Paul Hingley
Paul Hingley
Data Services Business Manager at Siemens
Paul Hingley
Data Services Business Manager at Siemens
I began my engineering career in the Automotive Industry as a Project Manager. After working overseas for some years I returned to the UK and
Nial Connor
Nial Connor
Head of Information Risk Management at Bank of Ireland
Nial Connor
Head of Information Risk Management at Bank of Ireland
Nial has over 20 years’ experience as an IT Operational Risk and Security professional. He is currently Head of Information Risk Management at Bank of
Gavin McShera
Gavin McShera
Group Head of IT for Applegreen PLC
Gavin McShera
Group Head of IT for Applegreen PLC
Gavin McShera is the Group Head of IT for Applegreen PLC. Before this role Gavin worked as a freelance consultant with a focus on transformation
James McNab
James McNab
Director, Cyber Security Marketing at Cisco Systems
James McNab
Director, Cyber Security Marketing at Cisco Systems
James McNab leads Cisco's security marketing for the Europe, Middle-East, Africa and Asia Pacific. His role includes responsibility for raising market awareness and understanding of
Michael Gubbins
Michael Gubbins
Detective Superintendent, Garda Cyber Crime Bureau
Michael Gubbins
Detective Superintendent, Garda Cyber Crime Bureau
Michael has been a member of an Garda Síochána for over 25 years and has been engaged in the area of computer forensics and cybercrime
Chuck Georgo
Chuck Georgo
Cyber Strategist at NoWhereToHide.org
Chuck Georgo
Cyber Strategist at NoWhereToHide.org
For more than thirty years, Chuck Georgo has served as a public safety strategist, business analyst, systems engineer, and project manager supporting national and homeland
Nicola Fox Hamilton
Nicola Fox Hamilton
Cyberpsychology Researcher and Lecturer
Nicola Fox Hamilton
Cyberpsychology Researcher and Lecturer
Nicola Fox Hamilton has published several papers and book chapters in the area of cyberpsychology, online dating, and relationships online. She is a member of
Neil Leyden
Neil Leyden
Head of RTE.ie at RTÉ
Neil Leyden
Head of RTE.ie at RTÉ
Neil is currently Head of RTE.ie, the online arm of the state broadcaster and the number one media website in Ireland. He has previously worked
Gareth Davies
Gareth Davies
Group Data Protection Officer at Kerry Group
Gareth Davies
Group Data Protection Officer at Kerry Group
Gareth has acted as a Data Protection Officer for 15 years, spending the past 2 years as the Global Data Protection Officer for Kerry Group.
Dermot Hayden
Dermot Hayden
Country Manager at Sophos
Dermot Hayden
Country Manager at Sophos
Dermot Hayden joined Sophos in 2009 as Country Manager and is responsible for the company’s IT Security business across the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland
Kevin O’Dwyer
Kevin O’Dwyer
Vice President, McAfee
Kevin O’Dwyer
Vice President, McAfee
Kevin O’Dwyer is vice president for Commercial sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at McAfee. Based in Cork, Ireland, he is responsible
Gavin Carpenter
Gavin Carpenter
CEO Phonovation
Gavin Carpenter
CEO Phonovation
Gavin Carpenter has been with Phonovation since 2006 and has extensive international industry knowledge. Having worked for Esat Telecom, Energis and COLT Telecom in senior
Ruth Mac Partlin
Ruth Mac Partlin
Digital and Business Transformation Consultant. Blockchain application evangelist. Citizen privacy & identity advocacy
Ruth Mac Partlin
Digital and Business Transformation Consultant. Blockchain application evangelist. Citizen privacy & identity advocacy
As a marketing manager based in Silicon Valley, Ruth got her first taste of developing for the Internet in the late nineties. Her interest was
Pádraig Kenny
Pádraig Kenny
Europe Region leader of Arup’s digital services
Pádraig Kenny
Europe Region leader of Arup’s digital services
Pádraig is the Europe Region leader of Arup’s digital services business, specialising in digital transformation, digital twins, the Internet of Things (IoT), the Industrial Internet
Stephen Burke
Stephen Burke
Founder of Cyber Risk Aware
Stephen Burke
Founder of Cyber Risk Aware
Former Chief Information Security Officer in the financial services and insurance/reinsurance sectors, founded Cyber Risk Aware in 2016, having consistently found that most if not
Tony Winters
Tony Winters
Technology consultant and the founder of lemmingchain.io
Tony Winters
Technology consultant and the founder of lemmingchain.io
Tony Winters is a technology consultant and the founder of lemmingchain.io, a blockchain research, development & consultancy initiative. His areas of expertise include blockchain &
Mike Morrissey
Mike Morrissey
Chief Commercial Officer for Sytorus
Mike Morrissey
Chief Commercial Officer for Sytorus
Mike Morrissey, Chief Commercial Officer for Sytorus, a multi-national Data Protection Practitioner firm, is a Certified Data Protection Practitioner, who has specific insight in the
Conor McCaffrey
Conor McCaffrey
Privacy Consultant for OneTrust
Conor McCaffrey
Privacy Consultant for OneTrust
Conor McCaffrey is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPM) and Privacy Consultant for OneTrust, the global leader in privacy management software and marketing compliance software
Dina Vyapuri
Dina Vyapuri
Founder & Director of Techfindr Ireland
Dina Vyapuri
Founder & Director of Techfindr Ireland
Dina Vyapuri is the Founder & Director of Techfindr Ireland / Mauritius a talent sourcing firm within Cyber Security industry. Studied Multimedia at RMIT University
Aisling Schmidt
Aisling Schmidt
Sales Team Manager at Darktrace
Aisling Schmidt
Sales Team Manager at Darktrace
Aisling is a Senior Cyber Security Manager at Darktrace, working across EMEA. Since joining Darktrace she has worked with customers across manufacturing, legal and hospitality
Sean McGahan
Sean McGahan
Partner at McKinity Wright Solicitors
Sean McGahan
Partner at McKinity Wright Solicitors
Sean LLB SIRM, is Chair of the Northern Ireland Regional Group of the Institute of Risk Management. He is a Lawyer and recognized risk specialist,
Kelly McCann
Kelly McCann
Sales Director, UK & Ireland
Kelly McCann
Sales Director, UK & Ireland
Kelly McCann joined Egress Software Technologies in 2007 and is responsible for all Sales operations across the UK and Ireland. Egress has built a reputation
Des Powley
Des Powley
Director, EMEA Security, CA Technologies
Des Powley
Director, EMEA Security, CA Technologies
Des drives the strategy and execution of the CA security vision with alliances and channel partners across EMEA. He has over 20 years’ experience of
Tony Clarke
Tony Clarke
Head of Information Security at ICON PLC
Tony Clarke
Head of Information Security at ICON PLC
Tony started his career in Electronics and moved into Information Technology where he began to focus in cybersecurity. Over the last 17 years, Tony has
Antonio Pirozzi
Antonio Pirozzi
Director of Malware Research Lab of CSE CybSec spa
Antonio Pirozzi
Director of Malware Research Lab of CSE CybSec spa
Antonio Pirozzi in 2014 graduated (cum laude) in Master Degree in Computer Engineering at University of Sannio with a thesis entitled "Detecting Android Malware Variants
Rhonda Reihill
Rhonda Reihill
Chief Operating Officer at Cyber Risk International
Rhonda Reihill
Chief Operating Officer at Cyber Risk International
Established entrepreneur with a successful track record in building businesses. Rhonda applies her organisational and business development skills with her drive, acumen and ability to
Sid Desai
Sid Desai
Head of Business Development at Remme
Sid Desai
Head of Business Development at Remme
Sid Desai is a Boston based IT security professional who’s passionate about connected devices and security. Prior to joining REMME, Sid managed a team of
Aaron Visaggio
Aaron Visaggio
Professor of Software Security
Aaron Visaggio
Professor of Software Security
Corrado Aaron Visaggio is professor of Software Security of the MsC in Computer Engineering at the University of Sannio, Italy. He obtained the PhD in computer engineering at University of Sannio (Italy). His
Paul Allen
Paul Allen
Public Relations Expert - MD of Paul Allen & Assoc
Paul Allen
Public Relations Expert - MD of Paul Allen & Assoc
Paul Allen is Managing Director of the award-winning firm, Paul Allen and Associates, and has over thirty years of experience in all aspects of public
Martyn Smith
Martyn Smith
Martyn CEO and founder of Topcova
Martyn Smith
Martyn CEO and founder of Topcova
Martyn is CEO and founder of Topcova, initially developed to counter the threat from Terrorism at public events. Being focused on future issues the Topcova
David Dwyer
David Dwyer
Director of Client Services - CRI Cyber risk International
David Dwyer
Director of Client Services - CRI Cyber risk International
David is Cyber Risk International’s Director of Client Services. He has worked as a security advisor for over 12 years specialising in the areas of
Michael Conway
Michael Conway
Director at Renaissance Contingency Services
Michael Conway
Director at Renaissance Contingency Services
• Michael is a founding director of Renaissance Contingency Services since 1987 • Michael heads up the Value Added distribution part of Renaissance • Michael
Anna Scally
Anna Scally
Anna Scally tax partner at KPMG Ireland
Anna Scally
Anna Scally tax partner at KPMG Ireland
Anna Scally is a tax partner at KPMG in Ireland .She advises Irish and international companies in the technology, media, telecoms and Fintech space. Anna
Garry Connolly
Garry Connolly
Founder at Host In Ireland
Garry Connolly
Founder at Host In Ireland
Garry Connolly is the President and Founder of Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital
Aoife Sexton
Aoife Sexton
Chief Privacy Officer at Truata
Aoife Sexton
Chief Privacy Officer at Truata
Aoife joined the Trūata executive team in June 2018 as Chief Privacy Officer. She previously founded the law firm Tech Law Services, where she advised
Ruth McCarthy
Ruth McCarthy
CEO at FEXCO Corporate Payments
Ruth McCarthy
CEO at FEXCO Corporate Payments
Ruth McCarthy is CEO of FEXCO Corporate Payments and a director of Goodbody stockbrokers. FEXCO Corporate payments and Goodbody form part of the FEXCO Group:
Lory Kehoe
Lory Kehoe
Managing Director at Consensys Ireland
Lory Kehoe
Managing Director at Consensys Ireland
Lory leads ConsenSys’ Ireland hub. He is passionate about Ethereum enabling a decentralised world. Prior to ConsenSys, Lory was a Director with Deloitte where he
Johnny O Dwyer
Johnny O Dwyer
Head of Digital Investments & Innovation at AIB
Johnny O Dwyer
Head of Digital Investments & Innovation at AIB
John is currently Head of Digital Investments & Innovation at AIB where he is responsible for the banks FinTech investment and innovation strategy across retail
Ian Brennan
Ian Brennan
IT & Cyber Security Director at Laya Healthcare
Ian Brennan
IT & Cyber Security Director at Laya Healthcare
Ian Brennan is a Director of Laya Healthcare with responsibility for IT and cyber security. Ian leads a team of Security Professionals, software development, test,
Tammy Hawkins
Tammy Hawkins
Vice President of Security at Mastercard Ireland
Tammy Hawkins
Vice President of Security at Mastercard Ireland
Tammy Hawkins is Vice President of Security & Decision Solutions Engineering at Mastercard Ireland. With Mastercard 10 years, she has a depth of knowledge in
Nadine Touzeau
Nadine Touzeau
Net-profiler and Researcher
Nadine Touzeau
Net-profiler and Researcher
Nadine Touzeau is net-profiler and researcher in the behavior of cybercriminals. She wrote a scientific book on her research work, evoking 3 theories that she
Antonio Senatore
Antonio Senatore
Global Blockchain CTO at Deloitte
Antonio Senatore
Global Blockchain CTO at Deloitte
Antonio has more than 15 years of professional experience, 12 of them in technology consulting and he is the CTO for Blockchain for Deloitte Globally. 
Paul Donegan
Paul Donegan
Country Manager at Palo Alto Networks
Paul Donegan
Country Manager at Palo Alto Networks
Paul Donegan joined Palo Alto Networks in 2015 after almost 12 years working with multinational and national Systems Integrators. He currently advises both public and
Seamus McCarville
Seamus McCarville
Head of IT at Irish Continental Group
Seamus McCarville
Head of IT at Irish Continental Group
With over 20 years experience of ICT people, process, and technology management, Seamus has always sought to deliver value from IT to the business. Seamus
Haroon Malik
Haroon Malik
Cyber Security Consulting Director at Fujitsu
Haroon Malik
Cyber Security Consulting Director at Fujitsu
Haroon Malik is Cyber Security Consulting Director at Fujitsu. With over 15 years’ experience, Haroon is responsible for growing Fujitsu’s security consulting capability and work
Charles Dowd
Charles Dowd
Making payments technology easier for businesses
Charles Dowd
Making payments technology easier for businesses
After graduating from Trinity College Dublin, Charles began his software engineering career at IBM. Following stints at a CRM start-up and Microsoft, and time building
Dave Feenan
Dave Feenan
Manager of the Technology Ireland Innovation Forum
Dave Feenan
Manager of the Technology Ireland Innovation Forum
Dave Feenan is the manager of the Technology Ireland Innovation Forum, formerly the Irish Software Innovation Network www.isin.ie Dave acts as an independent matchmaker and
Nick Palmer
Nick Palmer
Technical Director at Attivo Networks
Nick Palmer
Technical Director at Attivo Networks
Nick has been in and around the IT security industry for over 20 years.  He has worked for Microsoft, IBM, HP and Symantec, as well
Neal Mullen
Neal Mullen
Global Head of Operational Resilience in Arvato CRM
Neal Mullen
Global Head of Operational Resilience in Arvato CRM
Neal is the Global Head of Operational Resilience in Arvato CRM, with responsibility for Risk, Security, Data Protection, Business Continuity and Incident Management. He has
Anne Christine Purtell
Anne Christine Purtell
Director Business Strategy Capital ISS Group
Anne Christine Purtell
Director Business Strategy Capital ISS Group
As Founder & Director at a technology services business Purtell Consulting I developed a strong client portfolio in my direct US network, guided and delivered
Chronis Kapalidis
Chronis Kapalidis
Fellow at the Int Security Dept Chatham House
Chronis Kapalidis
Fellow at the Int Security Dept Chatham House
Chronis is an Academy Stavros Niarchos Foundation Fellow at the International Security Department, Chatham House. Before joining Chatham House Chronis was an officer at the