Kate Russell
Kate Russell
Moderator
Journalist, reporter and author, Kate has been writing about technology and the Internet since 1995. She’s been a regular on BBC technology programme Click for over a decade and wrote a column for National Geographic Traveller magazine for 6 years. She also speaks at conferences and digital strategy and policy meetings, as well as lecturing in schools and universities to inspire the next generation of technologists. Her website, KateRussell.co.uk , has won multiple awards for best technology blog and she has been featured as one of the top 50 most influential women in UK IT by Computer Weekly magazine for the last two years. She also writes sci-fi and fantasy with two published novels now available.

Patrick Grillo
Patrick Grillo
Fortinet
Sr. Director, Solutions Marketing
As Sr. Director, Solutions Marketing, Patrick is responsible for creating and evangelizing key messages about Fortinet’s network security solutions. Through his in-depth understanding of the complexities of network security, Patrick is able to cut through the half-truths and myths surrounding the subject to provide clear and concise information to Fortinet’s customers and partners.
Prior to joining Fortinet, over the course of the past 30 years he has worked for a number of small to medium size organizations as well as larger companies such as Wellfleet Communications, Bay Networks, Nortel Networks, Hughes Network Systems and Comtech Mobile Data Communications in the United States, the United Kingdom and France, holding a range of senior level international sales and marketing roles. Patrick received his technical training while serving in the US Navy.
Patrick is based at Fortinet’s International headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, France.

Carla Avend
Carla Avend
IDC
Sr. Program Director: Lead Analyst, Cloud in Europe
Carla Arend is a senior program director with the European software and infrastructure research team and heads up IDC’s European cloud research. Arend provides industry clients with key insight into market dynamics, vendor activities, and end- user adoption trends in the European cloud market. As part of her research, she covers topics such as how European organizations are adopting cloud, how cloud drivers and inhibitors are evolving, cloud management, cloud security, data management in the cloud, IoT and cloud, AI and cloud, Devops and cloud, as well as GDPR impact on cloud and cloud code of conduct.
In addition to syndicated research, Carla has worked on many custom consulting projects identifying opportunities in the European cloud market and has authored white papers on subjects such as cloud
management, cloud security, data management in the cloud. Carla is regularly asked to speak at industry events, strategy workshops, sales kick-offs and training, partner events, and end-user events.
Carla holds a BA in business administration from University of Mannheim and an MSc in business administration and management of technology from Copenhagen Business School, in addition to course work at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Bangkok.

Derek Manky
Derek Manky
Fortinet
Chief Security Insights & Global Threat Alliances
Mr. Manky is Chief, Security Insights and Global Threats Alliances, with Fortinet. Fortinet secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network.

Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security features without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, multi-cloud or edge environments. In addition, more than 200 security threat researchers, engineers, and forensic specialists comprise the FortiGuard Labs threat research team operating around the world, to track and protect customers against the evolving threat landscape.

Derek Manky graduated from BCIT in 2003 with a Diploma of Technology in Computer Systems – Data Communication Systems. He has served on BCIT’s Computer Systems Technology Program Advisory Council since 2011.

Michal Konopka
Michal Konopka
Cloud Best
Chief Security Officer
Michael Konopka serves as Chief Security Officer at Cloud Best. His record of achievement over the past two decades includes a highly successful IT career with demonstrated focus on cybersecurity, high performance networking and risk mitigation to protect critical information assets. Through a combination of outstanding achievements and a keen understanding of developing a “risk aware” culture, he leveraged solid expertise in strategic IT infrastructure and cybersecurity. Previously, Konopka served in healthcare, software development and nonprofit organizations, responsible for architecting strategic roadmaps, developing high-performing teams and translating complex business requirements.

Rene Reutter
Rene Reutter
Deutsche Telekom Security GmbH
Sr. Vice President Delivery & SDM
Rene has been working at T-Systems International GmbH since 1988 and is leading now leading the Team at the Deutsche Telekom Security GmbH as a Senior Vice President Delivery & SMB.

Telekom Security has the Security of their customers in their mind and this also includes looking at Governance, Risk & Compliance. They strive to deliver a solution for infrastructure, Cloud and endcosutmer end points but never forget data security and compliance.
They have also been a string and long standing Partner with Fortinet.

Florian Wiethoff
Florian Wiethoff
Braintower Technologies GmbH
CEO
From his early beginnings before he started studying IT, to his work with the largest global IT corporations, to the founding of his own IT consulting company out of the basement garage: Florian lives for his work. With more than 25 years of experience as a network and IT architect for enterprise customers, he knows the requirements of the industries very well.
Since 2017, he has been supporting DevOps projects in Multi-Cloud environments, helping customers to build secure and reproducible cloud environments and empowering infrastructure teams for fully automated IT operations. In 2019 he led the first bank in Germany into the Multi-Cloud.
As a Star Trek fan, he lives by the motto "to boldly go where no one has gone before" and directs his company's destiny to the most interesting technical challenges that IT today has to offer.

Paul Martin
Paul Martin
Fortinet
Cloud BDM
Paul Martin is a Public Cloud Business Development Manager for the UK&I and is responsible for heading up Fortinet’s Public Cloud go-to-market strategy in this region. Based in London, Paul has been involved with Cyber Security for over 10 years and worked for Fortinet for over 6 years focusing on helping both Partners and End-Users adopt Fortinet’s Security Fabric.

Joeri Van Hoof
Joeri Van Hoof
Fortinet
Consulting Systems Engineer Public Cloud
As a Consulting Systems Engineer Joeri Van Hoof is specialized in public cloud solutions at Fortinet. In his current position he is providing pre-sales advice to Fortinet customers as well as working with development and product management to improve the products and solutions. Joeri has experience with a variety of IT security products and technologies. He has a special interest in automated deployments and secure application development.

Roy Scotford
Roy Scotford
Fortinet
Consulting Systems Engineer Public Cloud
As a Consulting Systems Engineer Roy Scotford is specialized in public cloud monitoring solutions at Fortinet. In his current position he is providing pre-sales advice to Fortinet customers as well as working with development and product management to improve the products and solutions. Roy has worked in IT security for over 20 years working various technologies.

bettina tornow
bettina tornow
fortinet
bdm cloud
Bettina wants to change the world and is doing this out of Germany, while helping customers and the channel community to migrate securely to the Cloud. She started her career in cyber security in the UK and while working with various customers also created her own brand in the community. After moving back to Germany, she decided to step into a different line of business but quickly realized that cyber security is where she wants to be and came back. Since then she worked in various roles but is now leading the business development for Fortinet for Public Cloud Security in Germany. On top she also just graduated from Hult business school in London where she successfully finished her Executive MBA, which she managed while still working full time.

Ricardo Ferreira
Ricardo Ferreira
Fortinet
Principal Cloud SA
Ricardo Ferreira is a Principal Cloud Architect at Fortinet, where he serves as an advisor to help organizations set up their security posture at scale. With years of experience and a global mindset, he leverages Fortinet to solve the security problems in digital transformations. He links the strong Fortinet portfolio with business outcomes to deliver outstanding results.

Matthias Czwikla
Matthias Czwikla
SAP
Head of Global Sales
Matthias is Head of Global SAP Sales at Fortinet. In this global role, Matthias builds the SAP business and manages the alliance to SAP as well as to many players in the SAP eco-system. He meets regularly with customers and builds a vision around implementing new innovation and solutions to achieve tangible benefits in their daily business. Matthias also works closely with Global System Integrators to build new exciting business models. He has worked in the SAP market since 1990 when SAP R/3 Version 1.0 was still under development.

Julian Petersohn
Julian Petersohn
Fortinet
Global SAP Systems Engineer
Julian is a Global SAP Systems Engineer at Fortinet. In his role, Julian develops and designs SAP Security Solutions for Fortinet. He researches actual SAP threats and build solutions to prevent unwanted access to data.
In his past, Julian worked as a SAP Security Consultant where he gained experience in penetration testing and security audits of SAP systems.

Rob Hale
Rob Hale
AWS
EMEA Security Partner Segment Lead
Rob Hale is the EMEA Segment Leader for Security at Amazon Web Services. A long term security practitioner, Rob helps customers improve their security posture as they migrate to and build on the cloud. He is a strong proponent that good security is a business enabler, helping companies build trust with their customers, having spent the past 23 years in security in a variety of technical, commercial and leadership roles launching and mentoring start-ups, managed service providers and enterprises in Europe.

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Bahul Harikumar
Google LLC
Strategic Partnerships and Product Manager Lead
Bahul Harikumar is an accomplished Security professional and currently leading the Strategic Partnerships for Infrastructure Security at Google Cloud. Bahul has more than 20 years of experience in Industry and led product management for leading Security vendors.

Bartek Moczulski
Bartek Moczulski
Fortinet
CSE Public Cloud

jane cox
jane cox
Tigera
sales manager
Jane is leading Tigera’s EMEA team introducing Network Security to Cloud Native organisations, and those moving to the cloud.
She has spent the last 7 years working in Security, DevOps and Kubernetes, and has worked
with diverse organisations helping them transform their digital footprint and enabling them
to adopt Container and Cloud Native technologies securely in their organisation

Faisal Hasan
Faisal Hasan
Oracle
Sr. Principal Product Manager
Faisal Hasan is a Senior Principal Product Manager at Oracle. He is part of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Engineering team. Faisal has been working in the technology industry for over 17 years, across a variety of roles from Networking & Security Engineering to Product Management. He holds a Bachelors in Computer Information Systems and has earned a VCDX in Network Virtualization & 2x CCIE certifications. Faisal is a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences. You can follow him on Twitter @FaisalHasan80

Matteo Malagnino
Matteo Malagnino
Microsoft
Sr. Cloud Solution Architect – Security & Compliance
Matteo Malagnino is a Microsoft Senior Cloud Solution Architect specialized in Security and Compliance, working in the One Commercial Partner organization. Based in Italy, Matteo has worked in the IT security industry from more than 15 years across different geos and org.
Cloud security passionate he became his journey in Microsoft 4 years ago contributing to the success of partners and the evangelization of cloud security with particular focus on Azure and Modern workplace.