Jon Duffy - Keynote
Jon is the NZ Assistant Privacy Commissioner, Policy and Operations. He joined the office in July 2018 and has responsibility for the Policy and Investigations teams. Jon has an active role in setting the Office’s strategic direction and contributing to compliance work, such as the recent Inquiry into the Ministry of Social Development’s information gathering practices. Jon has a wide range of experience from previous roles in the private and public sector, including roles at Trade Me, the Real Estate Agents Authority and the Commerce Commission. He is the Chair of the Consumer NZ Board and the Deputy Chair of Netsafe.
Jon has a keen interest in the consumer protection aspects of privacy law and the influence emerging technology has on data practices.
Mark Knowles - Keynote
Mark is a focussed cybersecurity professional with more than 30 years of business and management experience. His leadership skills, founded on his passion for people development and inclusive management style, allows him to create highly successful, multi-disciplined teams. He is also recognised for my ability to remove the noise, uncovering core problems and issues, as well as leading teams to sustainable successful resolutions. Mark has successfully transitioned from the financial industry to government and telecommunications, and currently manages the cybersecurity advisory practice at Datacom.
Tony Anscombe - Keynote
Tony is the Chief Security Evangelist for ESET. With over 20 years of security industry experience, Anscombe is an established Author, Blogger and Speaker on the current threat landscape, security technologies and products, data protection, privacy and trust, and Internet safety. His speaking portfolio includes industry conferences RSA, Black Hat, VB, CTIA, MEF, Gartner Risk and Security Summit and the Child Internet Safety Summit (CIS). He is regularly quoted in security, technology and business media, including BBC, the Guardian, the New York Times and USA Today, with broadcast appearances on Bloomberg, BBC, CTV, KRON and CBS.
Philip Whitmore - Keynote
Philip leads KPMG New Zealand’s Cyber Security and Technology Risk practices. He has over 20 years’ practical experience in the provision of IT security advisory and assurance, IT risk management and IT internal audit throughout New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region. Philip’s detailed security knowledge is wide ranging, and he is a specialist in areas such as penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, PCI DSS compliance, data leakage, security frameworks, physical security, and computer forensics. Philip’s detailed IT security and controls knowledge is complemented by his auditing, internal audit and fraud background, which assists him in understanding the business issues related to IT, and the development of practical solutions to issues.
Richard Harrison - Keynote
Richard is a Global leader who understands security and the demands of customers. I have overseen and built a spectrum of security services including strategic consulting, cyber defence, digital identity, response and remediation services, and managed security services. I help chief executives and the boards of companies understand ‘the new’ and emerging approach to cybersecurity that balances cost and risk with a focus on resilience. He has 21+ years of ICT experience on a global scale and currently serves as the chief information security officer at healthAlliance.
Cowan Pettigrew - Panelist
Cowan has more than 25 years in IT, helping businesses navigate a digital future across all aspects of IT including baking in security from the ground up. Part of his focus for 2019/2020 involves reducing the risk profile of KPMG NZ through the practical application of technology, notably AI, whilst concurrently driving KMPG’s robot-as-a-service / automation-as-a-service offering.
Chris Hails - Panelist
Chris is Security Services Manager at the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), leading the team that delivers security maturity and capability uplift via project and programme guidance and technical expertise. He has worked in the field of information security for almost a decade, including a stint at an NZ MSP and at the National Cyber Security Centre. He developed the ORB cybercrime reporting system at NetSafe – between August 2010 and August 2016 New Zealanders reported almost 28,500 online incidents involving the loss of more than $35m to a wide variety of cyber-enabled threat actors. He is currently completing a study funded by InternetNZ, researching the human factors that impact on information security.
Simon Howe - Panelist
Simon is responsible for working with the IT security community on LogRhythm’s award-winning Security Intelligence Platform throughout ANZ, helping organizations detect and respond to breaches and the most sophisticated cyber threats faster and with greater accuracy. Prior to LogRhythm, he held senior management roles at Acronis and Symantec, where he led the business development strategy and evolved the channel and alliance relationships within the data security and data protection community.
Glen Maloney - Panelist
Glen is a Regional Sales Manager for ANZ at ExtraHop Networks. Prior to joining ExtraHop, Glen spent more than 16 years in the IT security industry, working at industry leader’s Sophos & Checkpoint. Through these roles, Glen has enjoyed success across a variety of business sectors. Glen is a seasoned professional who values working with strategic technology partners to ultimately deliver the best possible end customer user experience.
Baksheesh Singh Ghuman - Panelist
Baksheesh is the global strategic product manager for vulnerability management & analytics for Tripwire. In addition, he is the lead product manager for the APAC + Japan region. Baksheesh is an Entrepreneurial, multi-functional, creative, solution-oriented global leader with 20+ years experience in all aspects of value creation, driving growth, stakeholder management and delivering results while exceeding targets & expectations. He is an accomplished product leader who has developed and launched products that have positively impacted revenue, market share & created 5X-10X returns through a blend of strategy + vision + product leadership, He has spent his career in technology development, product management, business development and marketing of products ranging from software to semiconductors and worked in North America, Latin America, EMEA and Asia Pacific. He brings a global outlook when approaching opportunities and challenges to provide a holistic solution that encompasses cross-industry experience. Leader and mentor who inspires & propels cross-functional teams to elevate performance with a collaborative, inclusive empowering approach unified by delivery & corporate objectives.
He holds a BSc. Physics from Punjab University, MS and MBA degree from GGU and advanced courses from University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University.
Khizar Sultan- Panelist
Khizar leads the Solution Engineering team at OneLogin. He oversees pre-sales efforts to assist both prospective and existing clients in developing solutions to meet the unique needs of their business. He is an expert at all things related to IDaaS/IAM, and specializes in working with clients to understand their needs and tailor solutions to improve IT efficiency, reduce security risk, and help provide enhanced user experience.
Kevin Kanji - Panelist
Kevin is Chief Risk Officer at Transaction Services Group, leading the design and implementation of policies, processes, and technologies that support a strategy of safe and secure customers, clients, and business growth. He believes that information confidence – which enables the safe sharing and networking of ideas – is a better way to use security and benefit everyone.
He is a self-confessed technology geek with love for family, travelling and craft beer, which he also brews at home.
Kevin also holds a law degree from Leeds Beckett University, which enables him to provide ambiguous answers to simple questions upon request.
Klasie Holtzhausen - Panelist
Klasie is Regional Director, Pacific at Forcepoint. He has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry, working with a diverse range of global and national organisations in senior leadership roles. He is also a successful business and sales leader with a proven track record of delivering outstanding sales practices, sales results, and profitable business outcomes. Klasie has demonstrable success in enterprise, commercial and channel sales, with success in building multiple routes to market with partners and alliances through sound channel strategies and business plans.
David Janson - Panelist
David is VP Sales, International (EMEA and APAC) at COFENSE
Frano Botica - Guest Speaker
Frano is one of New Zealand’s best rugby players ever. He has played top-level rugby for over 18 years. He is one of the few athletes who has worn Triple Black Jerseys, having played for the New Zealand Sevens, All Blacks (both rugby union) and Kiwis (rugby league). Frano has also played internationally and his profile includes two years in Italy, six years playing Rugby League for Wigan in the United Kingdom as wing and standoff, two years in Wales for Llanelli, three years in France for Biarritz and two years for Croatian International. He had a career spanning 16 years for North Harbour, as well.
Karthik Murthy - Workshop
Karthik is the Enterprise Sales Engineer and Solution Architect for LogRhythm ANZ and has over a decade of experience in IT Security. He works closely with security teams to design and implement solutions with LogRhythm’s award-winning SIEM platform to stay ahead of cyber threats. Prior to LogRhythm, Karthik held various roles within IT Security at JP Morgan Chase, Cognizant, McAfee, Deloitte and Check Point, where he combined deep technical expertise and practical usability to strengthen the security postures of global enterprises.
Claude Chiorean - Workshop
Claude is a Senior Security Consultant at Forcepoint. He is passionate cybersecurity professional with over 20 years IT Security Industry experience architecting complex security solutions for large enterprises and service providers.
Anirudh Chand - Workshop
Ani is Tripwire’s Director of Solutions, APJ. He is a security architect with extensive and in-depth knowledge of security principles, core technologies and vision into virtual and cloud technology.