David Kurk
David Kurk
Moderator
David Kurk has worked globally for the past 15 years as a professional and highly sought after conference host and moderator of live events across a number of industry sectors.
Equally comfortable conducting a serious in-depth interview, being a witty and amusing awards show host, after dinner speaker or auctioneer, David brings a rare combination of energy, creativity, experience and attention to detail to ensure a highly successful event.
David has appeared in numerous corporate films, hosted many live events including awards ceremonies, auctions and conferences, and has also worked on many projects as a voice over artist.

Joe Sarno
Joe Sarno
Fortinet
SVP, International Emerging & APJ, Head of OT
Joe Sarno has more than 20 years of experience in the IT security industry. Joe is responsible for defining Fortinet’s business strategy and managing sales in India, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa & APJ. He has been with Fortinet since 2005 and held various management positions in EMEA for Fortinet, leveraging his experience in successfully penetrating and growing new territories and accelerating the company's in the telco and business alliances markets. Joe graduated from the University of Manchester and holds a master degree in computer science and psychology

Dale Peterson
Dale Peterson
S4 Events
Catalyst
For over 20 years he has been on the leading/bleeding edge helping security conscious asset owners effectively and efficiently manage risk to their critical assets. He has pioneered numerous ICS security tools and techniques, such as the first intrusion detection signatures for ICS that are now in every commercial product. In 2007 Dale created the S4 Events to showcase the best offensive and defensive work in ICS security and build a community. S4 is now the largest and most advanced ICS event in the world. Dale is constantly pushing and prodding the ICS community to move faster and get better.

Antoine d'haussy
Antoine d'haussy
Fortinet
OT BD Director EMEA
Antoine joined Fortinet in 2019 as BD Director to lead the OT strategy and revenue growth in EMEA. With 20+ years’ experience in product management, sales and marketing, Antoine mostly worked for industrial clients together with General Electric, ALSTOM, and Altran.
In his product management roles for Control vendors, he was leading the digital solution portfolio including the M&D and Cyber Security products and services solutions.
Antoine is a certified Global Industrial Cyber Professional (GIAC-GICSP) trained at SANS institute, he holds a MSc of Telecom & IT and an MBA.

Andrea Carcano
Andrea Carcano
Nozomi Networks
Co-founder and Chief Product Officer
Andrea is an expert and international leader in industrial network security, artificial intelligence and machine learning. He co-founded Nozomi Networks in 2013 with the goal of delivering a next generation cybersecurity and operational visibility solution for industrial control networks.
As Chief Product Officer Andrea defines the vision for Nozomi’s products and is the voice of the customer within the organization. In this role he draws on his real-world experience as a senior security engineer with Eni, a multinational oil and gas company, as well as his academic research.

With a passion for cybersecurity that began in high school, Andrea went on to study the unique challenges of securing industrial control systems. His Ph.D. in Computer Science from Università degli Studi dell'Insubria focused on developing software that detected intrusions to critical infrastructure control systems. His Masters in Computer Science from the same institution involved creating malware designed to take advantage of the lack of security in some SCADA protocols and analyzing the consequences.

Ben Miller
Ben Miller
Dragos, Inc
VP Threat Operations Center
Ben Miller is Vice President of Professional Services and R&D at the industrial cyber security company Dragos, Inc. where he leads a team of analysts in performing active defense inside of ICS/SCADA networks. In this capacity he is responsible for a range of services including threat hunting, incident response, penetration testing and assessments for industrial community as well as advanced research and innovation within ICS security.

Previous to his role at Dragos, Inc. Ben was the Associate Director, Electricity Information Sharing & Analysis Center (Electricity ISAC) and led cyber analysis for the sector. He and his team focused on leading edge cyber activities as they relate to the North American bulk electric system. Ben was recognized as instrumental in building new capabilities surrounding information sharing and analytics in his five years at the E-ISAC. Prior to joining the E-ISAC, Ben built and led a team of 9 focused on Network Security Monitoring, forensics, and incident response at a Fortune 150 energy firm. His team received numerous accolades from industry and law enforcement. During this time he also served in a CIP implementation project and various enterprise-wide mitigation programs. Ben has served in various roles including both planner and player roles in GridEx I, II, and III. He served as a facilitator of several NERC Task Forces including the Cyber Attack Task Force, and is an acknowledged contributor to NIST SP 800-150. Ben is an accomplished speaker in various venues including Black Hat, SANS, ICSJWG, ShmooCon and others. He was recognized by SANS as a 2017 Difference Maker Award Winner for his contributions to the electricity sector.

Michael Rothschild
Michael Rothschild
Tenable
Senior Director of Marketing
Michael Rothschild has more than 20 years of experience in IT and OT security security. Michael is the Senior Director of OT Solutions at Tenable. Michael was a professor of marketing and has published a number of works related to marketing. He currently occupies an advisory board seat at Rutgers University. In his spare time, Michael is an American Heart Association instructor and volunteers as an Emergency Medical Technician.

Emanuel Salmona
Emanuel Salmona
Claroty
GM EMEA
Emanuel is the General Manager at Claroty and leads the EMEA organisation. He has over 15 years of technology and commercial experience across a wide array of industries. In recent years, Emanuel has focused on innovative technologies disrupting the Energy world and the Industrial world. Emanuel has deep understand of Industrial Automation, Industrial manufacturing, Industrial Services, as well as Cyber Security, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). His work has spun across Siemens in multiple divisions, in which he was responsible for strategic projects and implementation in the field of Smart Grids and Smart Buildings. Most recently, Emanuel has focused on the development of growth companies from early stage to commercial maturity.
Emanuel has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, and a Masters in Business Administration from INSEAD (Fontainebleau).

René Delbé
René Delbé
Microsoft
Global Black Belt
René is an accomplished Sales Engineer with a career spanning more than 15 years working with sales-driven organizations across a wide-range of verticals to meet their targets. Prior to CyberX, a Microsoft company, René held a number of pre-sales roles at leading cybersecurity companies, including Ipswitch, Infinigate and Deutsche Telekom.

Tony Giandomenico
Tony Giandomenico
Fortinet
Practice Director – Digital Forensics and Incident Response
30 years’ comprehensive experience as an Executive, Entrepreneur, Mentor and Security Consultant for companies within information security across all industries. In his current position at Fortinet he is responsible for all aspects of the Digital Forensics and Incident Response services including P&L, marketing activities, service delivery and new service development. He has presented, trained and mentored on various security concepts and strategies at many conferences and trade shows such as the Gartner Security Summit, HIMSS15 and ISMG Data Breach Summit and media outlets including a weekly appearance on KHON2-TV morning news “Tech Buzz” segment and Technology News Bytes on OC16, providing monthly security advice among others.

Jens Marquardt
Jens Marquardt
BMW
Director of BMW Motorsport
Jens Marquardt became BMW Group Motorsport Director in 2011. He was born on 20 May 1967. After a degree in aerospace technology, he turned to a career in engine development. From 1996 to 2000 he worked for Ilmor Engineering on the development of Formula One and CART engines. He joined Toyota Motorsport in 2000, initially working in the Formula One engine department, and then from 2008 as F1 Operations and Team Manager. His most recent post before joining BMW Motorsport was as General Manager Business Development, Operations & Production.

Dirk Benecke
Dirk Benecke
Fortinet
Sr. Director Enterprise Architecture Strategic Accounts
Dirk Benecke is a Senior Director for Enterprise Architecture at Fortinet’s European Strategic Accounts Program. He is on a mission to help large enterprises secure their businesses while realizing benefits of digital transformation. The majority of his customers are manufacturing centric with global reach having complex enterprise architectures with many business partners.
He previously served as Security Pre-Sales Director EMEA at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and held roles as Strategist and SAP Solution Architect.

Gary Williams
Gary Williams
Schneider
Sr. Director Cybersecurity Offer Management
Gary brings over 40 years’ experience in communications, innovation, design and implementation of secure network solutions. He is an acknowledged leader in the field of security, communication and network security solution provision, based on an analytical approach to improving safety, security and connectivity to even the most remote of devices/stations/locations. Gary has broad experience in investigating network and security issues often providing bespoke solutions where applicable. He is a seasoned forensic investigator and programmer in a number of computer languages and these, along with his knowledge of communications, enable him to help his clients solve problems and capitalize on ROI. In his current role at Schneider Electric, he provides cybersecurity guidance to customers and various groups including R & D, sales, support, services, and is a regular speaker at global events.

POH CHANG CHEW
POH CHANG CHEW
Fortinet
Consulting Systems Engineer
Poh Chang has over 22 years IT experience with 15 years Info Security and 6 years in Virtualization & Cloud. He has been working in a regional role within Asia Pacific for the last 11 years. Poh Chang is currently with Fortinet as a Principal Consultant for Industrial Cyber Security/Critical Infrastructure & Global Alliances APAC.

Poh Chang’s previous experience includes Cyber Security Management, ISO 27001, PCI and BC/DR. As an avid evangelist he shares best practices, governance and compliance with Critical Infrastructure industries and in regional conferences organized by IDC APAC and Information Technology Management Association.

Prior to Fortinet he was with RSA, Cisco Systems, IBM and e-Cop. He had worked in Security and Virtualization roles covering Pre-Sales, Product Management and Professional Services. He was the key architect in the security centralization and building of a security monitoring facility for a Government agency in Asia and also a national authentication framework for Education.

Aasef Iqbal
Aasef Iqbal
Fortinet
Sr. Specialist – OT Cybersecurity
Aasef is the operational technology cybersecurity subject matter expert at Fortinet, where he helps solve cybersecurity challenges involving operational technology (OT) and critical infrastructure (CI). He has more than a decade of experience in cybersecurity architecture, risk management, penetration testing, assurance and compliance for various critical infrastructure sectors.

Timo Waschewitz
Timo Waschewitz
GE Steam Power Automation and Controls
Head of Product Management and Industrial Cybersecurity
Industrial Engineer with 10-year experience in the Power Industry (Alstom / GE)
Background in: Business Strategy, M&A (Merger & Acquisitions), Product Management and Industrial Cybersecurity
Power Industry, focused on New and Service of Steam, Nuclear and Renewable Power Plants.
Today:
1. Leading Product Management for Control and Automation solutions
2. Leading Industrial Cybersecurity team (40 HC), incl. Engineering, Product Development, Business Development and execution experts serving the $4B GE Steam Power Business with OT Cyber

Matt Leipnik
Matt Leipnik
Baker Hughes
Lead Industrial Cyber Security Specialist (Europe)
Matt is the Lead Industrial Cyber Security Specialist (Europe) for Nexus Controls, a Baker Hughes business. Matt is responsible for growing the Industrial Cyber Security customer base across Europe and has over 19 years’ experience in Cybersecurity. He has a history of working in global Tier 1 telecommunications providers in their Managed Services and Managed Security Services businesses. This included developing the MSS business for Tata Communications as their Head of Global Pre-Sales Engineering. Before joining Baker Hughes, Matt had his own company providing security consultancy and virtual CISO services to a number of customers including one of the world’s largest offshore wind-farms.

Bernd König
Bernd König
Fortinet
Senior Cyber Security Strategist
Bernd König has more than 37 years of experience witin the IT security industry: as an officer in the German Federal Armed Forces assigned with special high-security tasks (electronic combat), as Head of the IT security department in the Federal Ministry of Defence, and as Chief Information Security Operations (CISO) for the data centers of the German Armed Forces.

His extensive experience also includes roles as Portfolio ICT Security Executive Services of T-Systems and Head of New Business & Innovation for the Cybersurity Business Unit, as well as Executive Cyber Security Consultant and Executive Cyber Security Advisory Evangelist. At Akamai, he was responsible for product management of the Security Product Line in EMEA and since August 2020 he is a Senior Strategist for Cyber Security at Fortinet

In addition, Bernd König is an EDP expert in the Ring Deutscher Gutachter and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Roger Hiestand
Roger Hiestand
Siemens Schweiz AG
Head of IT Security
Roger Hiestand has 12 years of experience in the OT Sector at Siemens Smart Infrastructure in Switzerland and more than 15 years of experience in IT Security Systems. His experience also extends to 4 years as Head of IT Security responsible for the whole IT Security portfolio for customer installations in Switzerland. With a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, he combines the technical components of IT with the economic factors to create sustainable, pragmatic and cost-effective solutions for customers as well as technicians. With his broad knowledge in IT Security, he is able to create new solutions to protect the OT Systems in the industry.

Simon Bryden
Simon Bryden
Fortinet
Manager, Consulting Systems Engineering
Simon Bryden is a consulting systems engineer at Fortinet. Simon represents FortiGuard labs in the EMEA region, promoting Fortinet's threat intelligence capability both internally, and to customers and partners. Simon brings a wealth of experience from over 30 years in the IT industry and before joining Fortinet, held engineering and product management positions in a variety of vendor, integrator and end user companies.

Simon brings a wealth of experience from over 30 years in the IT industry and before joining Fortinet, held engineering and product management positions in a variety of vendor, integrator and end user companies.