Cameron is founder of the award winning SharpEnd (www.sharpendagency.com), the world’s first agency dedicated to helping consumer brands embrace the Internet of Things. A recognised figure within the innovation space, Cameron is a regular speaker and writer on how technology innovation can be leveraged to build brands in a connected world.
SynopsisConnectivity is changing everything around us, including the opportunities for brands to deliver value to consumers and end-users. SharpEnd founder Cameron set up the first IoT-focused agency 3 years ago and supports global clients such as Pernod Ricard, Pepsi, Nestlé, Unilever and Estée Lauder with their technology innovation programmes. Cameron will be sharing his thinking on the evolution of connected brands, as well as some cases studies before opening up for Q&A.
Anton has worked a consultant worldwide for a wide variety of companies, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies, in many areas, including finance institutions and aerospace. In 2013 he’s been invited to join the Java Champions program and received a JavaOne RockStar Award. In 2014 he has received the Duke’s Choice Award for his work on DukeScript.
SynopsisJava has been used in the industry for more than 20 years, and still is the most widely used programming language in the world. Due to strong competition between development environments, its programming tools are far ahead of any other programming language. HTML (and CSS) is with us even longer and has excellent tools and resources for defining stunning user interfaces. It’s time to bring these two champions together and combine them to something even better. This session will introduce the HTML / Java API and DukeScript project, which benefit from the synergy between Java and HTML, making this connection easy, natural and productive. With this approach you’ll write code once and create apps that run on Android, iOS, classic desktop computers or even in browsers.
Marketing Director & Business Strategist
Ioana Barbu is the Marketing Director & Managing Partner of the digital creative agency BRIGHT. With over 8 years of marketing & digital communication and 6 years of management experience in different positions in retail, marketing, B2B services and NGO, Ioana is also certified ANC Trainer and certified Leadership Professional. She has developed digital marketing strategies and campaigns for international brands like BEKO, Dr. Oetker, Samsung, Cinema City, Muller, Goodmills.
SynopsisMarketing is now about reaching consumers in their online valuable moment, using digital technology, compelling experiences and relevant consumer stories. The sooner you make the switch, the faster return on business success and revenue will come.
Rob is a 20-year veteran leader in the advertising and digital agency world. In 2011 he founded Matter Unlimited, a pioneering creative and strategic agency, to drive positive lasting change in the world by leveraging the power of advertising, digital marketing and creative storytelling. Under Rob’s leadership, Matter Unlimited has created powerful award-winning work for client partners including Facebook, HP, Merck For Mothers, UNICEF, The White House (under President Obama), ABC/Disney, NBCUniversal, Kimpton Hotels and TED.
In 2015, Rob and his team launched a virtual reality (VR) film series featuring global stories of social change, titled “Inside Impact”. The first film, Emmy-nominated “Inside Impact: East Africa,” is a journey with President Clinton through the Clinton Global Initiative’s work in the region. Matter Unlimited continues to pioneer content for social impact in the emerging VR/AR space.
Rob is a founding member of The Civic Nation Creative Alliance, a group created by The White House under President Obama to connect key social initiatives to the country’s top creative agencies and talent. Rob’s passion and vision for sustainable impact also extends beyond the office – he serves as an industry expert and speaker for the Cannes Lions Festival, SXSW, the United Nations Media for Social Impact Summit, Harvard Social Enterprise conference, Sustainable Brands conference, PopTech, and the Social Innovation Summit among others.
Rob is a certified Shared Value Initiative Affiliate, and is a mentor for global entrepreneurial nonprofit Endeavor.org.
Prior to founding Matter Unlimited, Rob was Founder and CEO of Syrup, which he created in 1998. Syrup was well known for their groundbreaking work as Agency of Record for Puma, handling their 2010 World Cup campaign, and also for GE’s trailblazing “Ecomagination” campaign. In 2007, he successfully navigated Syrup through their acquisition by LBi (now Digitas/LBi, part of Publicis).
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Global Security Advocate
As Global Security Advocate at Digital Guardian, Thomas plays a lead role in advising customers on their data protection activities against malicious parties. Thomas’ 25+ years background in IT includes varying roles from incident responder to security architect at fortune 500 company, vendors and consulting organizations.
Thomas is also an active participant in the InfoSec community not only as a member but also as director of Security BSides London, ISSA UK chapter board member and presenter at SANS DFIR EMEA, DeepSec, various BSides events and ISSA-UK.
SynopsisThreat Hunting refers to proactively and iteratively searching through networks or datasets to detect and respond to advanced threats that evade traditional rule- or signature-based security solutions. But what does that really mean? And what real impact does it have on the security team? Threat hunting looks at a mountain of security data already being produced daily by the traditional monitoring solutions such as netflow data, firewall events and logs. Now include end point data and the events to review explode exponentially. The claim, from various vendors, is that the additional data provides greater visibility but for whom. Traditional incident detection doesn't necessarily take into consideration the endpoint events. Building a threat hunting activity scoped to start with end point data can significantly change the game. This talk is a journey of how to dive into threat hunting and will cover the principals of threat hunting as a foundation while examining the challenges of working with large datasets that can be generated by end point data and analyse some of the tools claiming to ease this burden including machine learning.
Justin Lyon, CEO of Simudyne, is one of the world’s leading experts in artificial intelligence (AI) and simulation technology. He has a strong track record in the technology industry, with two companies that successfully exited.
While at MIT, Justin realised that we were entering a new era of profound change and he wanted to be at the forefront of that revolution. His companies have used advanced data analytics and artificially intelligent simulation platforms to model some of society’s most complex problems. In the aftermath of 9/11, for example, he provided advanced analytics to the U.S. Department of Defense as part of their counter-terrorism efforts.
Justin is a thought leader who can explain the applications of AI, simulation and machine learning to inform decision-making. Throughout his career, he has examined the ways in which these technologies will enable the world’s business, government and civic leaders to shape a better world for the next generation.
Justn has presented at Bloomberg, FT Innovate, World Cities Conference and TEDx. He has also appeared on CNBC and BBC World Service and been featured in publications including Wired, The Guardian, ITProPortal, TechUK, The Risk Universe and Dow Jones.
SynopsisWith the advances in technology and the explosion in the availability of data, the world is becoming much more interconnected and immensely more complex. Businesses are faced with more data than they can cope with and existing business information systems lack the ‘intelligence’ to make decisions at pace. In an effort to keep up, Artificial Intelligence solutions are being used to react in real-time. In the transportation space it will be feasible to see, at a city-level, the interactions between autonomous and manned vehicles and how the competition will play out between them.
Freelance technology journalist
Andrada is a freelance technology journalist trying to find stories nobody else is writing. Her stories feature people targeted in malware attacks, bug bounty hunters, IoT insecurity, and the history of technology in Eastern Europe.
She has written for WIRED, Vice Motherboard, ZDNet, The Outline, tech.eu and more.
She’s also news editor for ProFM radio station in Bucharest.
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Tarun Samtani,CISSP is the Group Cyber Security Advisor for Findel Plc, Express-Gifts (multi-channel retailer) and Findel Education. Tarun holds over 17+ years of experience across various sectors like Telecommunications, ISP’s, Financial Services, Gambling & Retail. Tarun has worked across UK, Europe, Asia & Middle East on different assignments.
He has a wealth of experience in Cyber Security and is passionate about securing business information landscape. During the course of his career Tarun has been involved in the strategy & planning, design, architecture and implementation of a significant number of information security programmes.
He has a passion for Cyber Security and enjoys sharing his experience. He also has a keen interest in helping out charities and non-profit board organisations fight cybercrime and is open to non-exec or board advisory positions. His specialisations include strategic board advisory, building roadmaps planning through delivery of security programmes including Security Culture, Data Security, GDPR and Data loss prevention, He regularly addresses global audience on these and other topics.
SynopsisIt is commonly said that staff are the weakest link to security but is it really? Or we have missed something? Computers process and transmit data and we have been patching them for last 20 odd years or longer but how about humans? This session will be all about how you turn your so called weakest link (the people) in to your strongest asset in the fight for cybercrime. Especially, with the new upcoming regulation GDPR it has become even more crucial.
Dr. Cristian IORDAN
Responsible for partnerships and cooperation
Having joined the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) in 2003, after various positions in the Service, dr. Cristian IORDAN manages the area of partnerships and cooperation in the National Cyberint Center since 2014. He holds a PhD in International Relations (2010).
SynopsisCybersecurity in Romania` intends to give a brief outlook of the Cybersecurity landscape in Romania, offering some insights on the cyber perspective of the Romanian Intelligence Service and, more precisely, the National Cyberint Center.
Digital Marketing Consultant
Roberto Ciacci is a digital marketing consultant and adjunct professor of “Digital Strategy” at Bologna Business School (University of Bologna) He was Marketing & Communications Director at Eden Travel Group (Hotelplan, Turisanda and Eden Viaggi), a leading Italian player in the travel industry, and, previously, Digital Marketing Manager at Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. (Audi-VW Group), where he created the digital brand of the House of the Bull and curated a very successful social media presence.
SynopsisHow I built a 14 mln fan base for a renowned luxury automotive brand and how I would build it today in the era of self-destructing visual content.
Deputy General Director
Mircea Grigoraș is an experienced Cyber Security professional, with almost 6 years of experience in the investigation of cyber-attacks at national level and over 9 years working on Cyber Security issues altogether. He is Deputy General Director of CERT-RO since Jan. 2014, where he coordinates the reaction and response to cyber security incidents nationwide, the cooperation with other institutions dealing with cyber security response and investigation, as well as the cooperation with the private sector in identifying and mitigating cyber threats. He is member of several EU – level working groups and committees as well as international expert groups in the area of Network and Information Security and has participated as trainer in several European projects in the areas of Cyber Crime and Cyber security.
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Chief Digital Officer
Award-winning keynote speaker, thought leader, and entrepreneur. Grimur comes from a corporate background. As former Head of Digital Innovation and Member of the Supervisory Board of a major global apparel company, he is an expert on digital transformation, strategy and innovation management. He has successfully built high performance teams and platforms worldwide and uses his extensive knowledge of social business structures from a former role as Global Social Media Manager.
SynopsisCompanies today are facing tremendous disruptive pressure by technologies like Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things. This pressure requires massive change. Successful digital transformation is about culture, mindset and empowering people. Based on this, organisations are able to embrace outside challenges as an opportunity for growth and innovation. The presentation will outline how companies can approach digital transformation and innovation from a people perspective by aligning organisational structures, adopting new mindsets and by implementing new ways of thinking and working.
Silvia Popa, Sales Manager @SoftOne Romania, is a highly motivated sales professional with over 12 years of experience in the IT industry, managing, coordinating and training sales teams in achieving outstanding results and embracing an innovation based corporate culture. Silvia joined the SoftOne team in 2017 by accepting the challenge to expand the company’s partners channel by offering the local IT integrators and outsourcers the chance of deploying the best business software solutions available on the European market. She believes that innovation is the only way that companies can change the way they do business and achieve success in an organic and sustainable way.
SynopsisIs cloud-computing suitable for all businesses, regardless of their size, complications and security needs? Gartner estimates that by 2018 at least 30% of all businesses providing services will have migrated the majority of their ERP applications to the cloud. Join us on the 5th of October @IMWorld – SMBs Enterprise Solutions stage to explore with us the outstanding strategic benefits of Cloud Computing for SMBs.
Director of Content
Tim is a creative leader with a strong track record in digital innovation with more than twenty years’ experience in multi-platform production within digital media, television, theatre, event cinema, radio and live event environments.
Tim is currently Director of Content at Green Rock, with board level responsibility for ideas generation, creative development and Executive Production. Prior to joining Green Rock, Tim was the Director of Digital Arts and Media at Nesta, overseeing a significant portfolio of work encouraging innovation and collaboration between the arts, technology and media sectors.
Tim was editorial lead for all History and Science content online at the BBC including the World War One Centenary season. Tim was the first Head of Digital Media and Publishing at the British Museum, conceiving and delivering ‘Pompeii Live’ – an international cinema event with gross sales of over £1m.
Previous roles include project leadership of the BBC’s award winning Digital Olympics programme, delivering 2,500 hours of Olympic Games content over digital platforms. Tim was also responsible for launching the first web sites for key broadcast brands including BBC Radio 2 & BBC 6Music and newspapers including The Times, Sun and Sunday Times.
Tim is a Non-Exec Director of The Space (a partnership between the BBC and Arts Council England – commissioning and showcasing great art digitally) and advisor to the BBC on its digital arts strategy. Tim holds an MBA awarded with Merit and is an accomplished and in-demand international conference speaker on the future of content in a digital-first world.
SynopsisOver the last ten years, our relationship to content has been transformed. So many aspects of our lives are lived online; from education to recreation, all aspects of modern life are being radically changed by digital content. 2017 is shaping up to be the year of content with brands and organisations falling over themselves to define their content strategy. Exciting new forms of storytelling are emerging enabling brands and organisations to create and deliver the right content for the right customer at the right time, creating immersive, relevant experiences. So what does great look like; in this session Tim well explore some best of breed examples of those adapting this radical new world of storytelling.
EMEA Security Evangelist
As the EMEA Cyber Security Evangelist for Radware, Pascal helps execute the company’s thought leadership on today’s security threat landscape. Pascal brings over two decades of experience in many aspects of Information Technology and holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Free University of Brussels. As part of the Radware Security Research team Pascal develops and maintains the IoT honeypots and actively researches IoT malware. Pascal discovered and reported on BrickerBot, did extensive research on Hajime and follows closely new developments of threats in the IoT space and the applications of AI in cyber security and hacking. Prior to Radware, Pascal was a consulting engineer for Juniper working with the largest EMEA cloud and service providers on their SDN/NFV and data center automation strategies. As an independent consultant, Pascal got skilled in several programming languages and designed industrial sensor networks, automated and developed PLC systems, and lead security infrastructure and software auditing projects. At the start of his career, he was a support engineer for IBM’s Parallel System Support Program on AIX and a regular teacher and presenter at global IBM conferences on the topics of AIX kernel development and Perl scripting.
SynopsisBrickerBot is the first fully autonomous Permanent Denial of Service (PDOS) botnet. Its mission: cleanse the internet from IoT botnets and purge it from any devices that might provide a platform for them. The author, which goes by the name of 'Janit0r' and likes to refer to himself as ‘The Doctor’, considers his project a form of "Internet Chemotherapy". While most botnets such as Mirai and Hajime are fighting a tireless war to conquer their share of IoT resources, BrickerBot uses only a handful of compromised IoT devices to create an autonomous sensor network that autonomously attacks infected devices. BrickerBot can be considered a vigilante, much like Hajime, but with far less devices held hostage and much more disastrous side effects and collateral damage. BrickerBot was responsible for taking down a US ISP earlier this year and more recently attributed the loss of internet connectivity in over 60,000 modems and routers in India. As IoT botnets are battling it out, what does it mean for your IoT devices? Do you actually care if your IP camera or router is enslaved and taking part in an army of bots which benefits its herders millions of USD by selling DDoS-as-a-Service packages? Maybe not... or at least not until your camera gets a visit from BrickerBot and renders it into a useless, shiny paperweight. Join to learn about the most common exploits and vulnerabilities in use by current IoT bots, the details on BrickerBot and how it senses and bricks compromised IoT devices.
Management consultant, futurist and author
Peter Hesseldahl is a consultant and project manager specializing in strategic foresight and innovation. As a futurist, he has worked on trends, scenarios and strategy for a large number of Danish and international companies, primarily LEGO and Danfoss.
As a journalist, Hesseldahl has covered new technology, environment and culture in radio, television and print media. Hesseldahl is also a widely-used lecturer and moderator. He is the author of six book – his latest book – We-economy – was released in september 17. www.peterhesseldahl.dk