Robert ColeDr. Robert S. Coles

Chief Information Security Officer, GlaxoSmithKlein (GSK)

Professor Robert Coles PhD joined GSK on 1 October 2013 as their first Chief Information Security Officer. Robert owns the information security risk and is responsible for providing global leadership across GSK. He is accountable for establishing information security strategy and direction, building a global information security capability and overseeing all of the information security initiatives across the company. 

Prior to GSK, Robert was CISO at National Grid (a major US/UK power Utility) where he created and led the CISO function since 2009. He has also held CISO positions at Merrill Lynch and interim Head of Group Information Security at Royal Bank of Scotland, and was the lead partner in KPMG’s Information Security Services for EMEA.

Robert has extensive links with several major industry information security networking groups and government security agencies.  He also has links with a number of Universities and participates in leading edge research, particularly with Royal Holloway where he is a visiting Professor. He undertook his PhD in psychology at the University of Leeds in the perceptions of information and IT risk and has published on this topic.


John Elliott

John Elliott

Head of Payment Security, easyJet

John Elliott helps organisations balance risk and regulation with business needs. He is a specialist in payments (John contributed to the development of many PCI standards, including DSS), privacy and cyber security. A passionate and innovative communicator, he presents frequently at conferences, online and in boardrooms.

He is fascinated with how you ask other entities – whether that’s people or organisations - to “do” security and privacy “things”, and then how you gain assurance that those “things” are being done. John is a Chartered Fellow of the BCS, holds professional certifications in risk, privacy and security, and is a Pluralsight Author.


Konstantinos KaragiannisKonstantinos Karagiannis

Chief Technology Officer - Security Consulting, BT Americas

Konstantinos Karagiannis is the Chief Technology Officer for Security Consulting in BT Americas. In addition to guiding the technical direction of ethical hacking and security engagements, Karagiannis specializes in hacking financial applications. He has spoken at dozens of technical conferences around the world, including Black Hat, RSAC, and ISF World Security Congress. Karagiannis began as a physics major before finding his way to the world of hacking and enjoys probing how everything works, from programs to particles. He is currently working on a book exploring how quantum computing, neural networks and other technologies will impact infosec.

Rashmi KnowlesRashmi Knowles


Rashmi is Field CTO at RSA.  She works to promote the adoption of RSA’s core strategy with customers and partners and drives thought leadership initiatives in EMEA. Her current responsibilities include working with customers in a trusted advisor role to help realise the business benefits of comprehensive data security and is a prominent evangelist and spokesperson for both professional and industry conferences.  She is a frequent blogger on and has appeared on the BBC both Television and Radio as a subject matter expert for Advanced Cyber Threat.

Rashmi has over twenty years experience in data and mobile communications specialising on Information Security for the last fifteen years. In addition to spending time with customers she also is a regular speaker at various security industry events and has had several articles published and is a regular blogger for the industry. 

Prior to joining RSA, Rashmi has held various roles as a Network Consultant, Product Marketing and Technical consultant working with vendors.  Her last role took her over to the other side working as a Security Advisor for a Managed Service Payments provider.

Rashmi holds a degree in Computer Science from the De Montfort University and a Post Graduate in Computer Studies from the University of the South Bank, London.  She is also CISSP certified.


James Lyne

James Lyne

Global Head of Security Research, Sophos and SANS 

James Lyne is Global Head of Security Research at Sophos. Lyne, a self-professed “massive geek,” has technical expertise spanning a variety of the security domains from forensics to offensive security. He has worked with many organizations on security strategy, handled a number of severe incidents and is a frequent industry advisor. He is also a Certified Instructor at the SANS institute and a frequent presenter at industry conferences. He is a big believer that one of the biggest problems of security is making it accessible and interesting to those outside the security industry. As a result, he takes every opportunity to educate on security threats and best practice and delivered a TED talk at TED2013.


Mirko ManskeMirko Manske

Teamlead CyberIntelligenceOps, Bundeskriminalamt, Federal Criminal Police Office, Germany

With 25 years of LE experience, Mirko Manske has been heading up the Federal Cyber Intelligence Operations Teams for the past 10 plus years. Prior missions included different aspects of combating international organized crime, Islamic terrorism and software development. His current team forms the German G7-24/7 Contact Point and is the central intake for any international cybercrime-related matters in Germany. Manske holds the rank of a First Detective Chief Inspector and can’t get promoted anymore—which makes operational decisions very easy from time to time.

Etay MaorEtay Maor

Executive Security Advisor, IBM Security

Etay is an executive security advisor at IBM Security, where he leads security and fraud fighting awareness and research. A security evangelist, Etay regularly presents at industry events and academic master classes as well as volunteer for educational security awareness programs.

Previously, Etay was the Head of RSA’s Cyber Threats Research Labs where he managed malware research and intelligence teams and was part of cutting edge security research.

Etay holds a BA in Computer Science and a MA in Counter Terrorism and Cyber Terrorism, he was a teaching assistant at an Introduction to Cyber Security course and contributed to the ICT (International Institute for Counterterrorism) in cybersecurity and cyberterrorism topics.


Robin WiltonRobin Wilton

Technical Outreach - Identity and Privacy, Internet Society

Robin Wilton is Technical Outreach Director for Identity and Privacy, in the Internet Society's Internet Technology Office. Since 2001 he has specialised in digital identity, privacy and public policy, building a reputation as a thought leader, communicator, and translator between different stakeholder groups.

Robin previously worked at IBM, JCP Trustbase, Sun Microsystems, Gartner Group, and as founder and director of Future Identity Ltd., an independent consultancy on privacy and digital identity. He was also Director of Privacy and Public Policy for the Kantara Initiative; he now serves on Kantara's board, and is the co-founder of Kantara Initiative, Europe.

Robin has an MA in Philosophy and Modern Languages, and is a Chartered IT Professional (British Computer Society).

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