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Conor Molloy – Authentic Energy – Event Chairman Conor Molloy – Authentic Energy – Event Chairman

Conor Molloy is an independent energy advisor, accepted as a member of the Association of Energy Engineers, CILT, FTAI, IMCA and EVO

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With an MSc in Energy Management and Renewable energy from University of Ulster, he is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Measurement & Verification professional (CMVP) and trainer for ISO50001.

In recent times, he has trained ESOS Lead Assessors in Transport Energy Auditing at the request of the UK Government’s Environment Agency, led the publication of EN 16247-4 Europe’s transport energy audit standard and contributed to ISO50004.

Since 2005, Conor’s day job has been helping business’ save fuel and manage their energy usage for profit and reduced emissions.

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Stephen McCormack – Maxol Ireland – Group IT Manager

Stephen has over 20 years ICT management experience in Irish and Multinational firms.

Stephen was Group IT manager with Bell Lines, a major European shipping organization, before moving to Intel where he managed the VMS systems infrastructure for a new factory installation in Leixlip. In Symantec Stephen led the Oracle Applications team in EMEA before taking over the global Supply Chain systems organization managing teams in California, Singapore and Dublin. Stephen was Group IT manager with Bell Lines, a major European shipping organization, before moving to Intel where he managed the VMS systems infrastructure for a new factory installation in Leixlip. In Symantec Stephen led the Oracle Applications team in EMEA before taking over the global Supply Chain systems organization managing teams in California, Singapore and Dublin.

At his current role in Maxol Stephen is Head of ICT and responsible for the entire ICT service supporting both the head office organization and over 230 independent service stations throughout the island of Ireland. He is on the Groups senior management team and provides strategic and technology direction to the board. At his current role in Maxol Stephen is Head of ICT and responsible for the entire ICT service supporting both the head office organization and over 230 independent service stations throughout the island of Ireland. He is on the Groups senior management team and provides strategic and technology direction to the board.

Outside of his day job he operates at board level on a number of Irish indigenous startup firms and due to his business coaching and NLP experience, has coached individuals and organisations in developing strategic improvement plans.

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Photo of Ronan Nicholson for ISO27001 websiteRonan Nicholson – Irish Credit Bureau – Operations & Network Manager

Ronan is the Operations & Networks Manager for Irish Credit Bureau (ICB) and plays a key role in the provision of services to ICB’s customers. In 2007 Ronan was responsible for building ICB’s Managed Secure VPN Service enabling 400 plus banking and financial customers’ access the ICB services securely with full high availability and resilience. Ronan is the Operations & Networks Manager for Irish Credit Bureau (ICB) and plays a key role in the provision of services to ICB’s customers. In 2007 Ronan was responsible for building ICB’s Managed Secure VPN Service enabling 400 plus banking and financial customers’ access the ICB services securely with full high availability and resilience.

Prior to the introduction of the ISO27001:2005 standard Ronan designed, and created the internal governance frameworks in ICB, based on the BS7799 & ISO/IEC 17799 standards, to achieve ISO27001 Certification. In 2012 ICB were successfully awarded the ISO27001:2005 standard and have successfully retained this standard each year resulting in ICB being upgraded to the ISO27001:2013 standard in July 2015. Prior to the introduction of the ISO27001:2005 standard Ronan designed, and created the internal governance frameworks in ICB, based on the BS7799 & ISO/IEC 17799 standards, to achieve ISO27001 Certification. In 2012 ICB were successfully awarded the ISO27001:2005 standard and have successfully retained this standard each year resulting in ICB being upgraded to the ISO27001:2013 standard in July 2015.

Specialities: VPN Technology Infrastructure Solutions for customers, ISO27001 standard governance and frameworks, Project Management, Customer Relations, Business Resumption Planning & Disaster Recovery Solutions, Outsourcing of services to third party companies & third party contract management, Security of ICB’s Local Area and wide area network, Datacentre Services Management. Specialities: VPN Technology Infrastructure Solutions for customers, ISO27001 standard governance and frameworks, Project Management, Customer Relations, Business Resumption Planning & Disaster Recovery Solutions, Outsourcing of services to third party companies & third party contract management, Security of ICB’s Local Area and wide area network, Datacentre Services Management.

Ronan has an MBA, Diploma in IT & BSc and 20 years’ experience in building technology solutions ensuring that ICB delivers a service to ICB’s customers that provides close to 100% service uptime over the last 20 years. Ronan has an MBA, Diploma in IT & BSc and 20 years’ experience in building technology solutions ensuring that ICB delivers a service to ICB’s customers that provides close to 100% service uptime over the last 20 years.

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Brian Honan – CEO – BH Consulting

Brian Honan is recognised as an industry expert on information security providing consulting services to clients in various industry segments. His work also includes advising various Government security agencies and the European Commission on matters relating to information security. In 2008 Brian founded the Irish Reporting and Information Security Service (IRISS www.iriss.ie) which is Ireland’s first CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team).

Brian is a member of the Advisory Group on Internet Security to Europol’s Cyber Crime Centre (EC3).

In 2013, Brian was awarded the SC Magazine Award for Information Security Person of the Year. In 2013, Brian was awarded the SC Magazine Award for Information Security Person of the Year.

Brian has addressed a number of major conferences on information security, is author of the book “ISO 27001 in a Windows Environment” (http://www.itgovernance.co.uk/products/2207), has published a number of technical papers and been technical editor and reviewer of a number of industry recognised publications. Brian is also the European editor for the SANS Institute’s weekly SANS NewsBites, a semi-weekly electronic newsletter. Brian has addressed a number of major conferences on information security, is author of the book “ISO 27001 in a Windows Environment” (http://www.itgovernance.co.uk/products/2207), has published a number of technical papers and been technical editor and reviewer of a number of industry recognised publications. Brian is also the European editor for the SANS Institute’s weekly SANS NewsBites, a semi-weekly electronic newsletter.

He is a member of the Irish Information Security Forum, Information Systems Audit and Control Association and the Irish Computer Society. He is a member of the Irish Information Security Forum, Information Systems Audit and Control Association and the Irish Computer Society.

Specialties: Brian specialises in the following; Specialties: Brian specialises in the following;

(i) ISO 27001 (i) ISO 27001

(ii) Information Security (ii) Information Security

(iii) Security Risk Management and Compliance (iii) Security Risk Management and Compliance

(iv) Service Level Agreements and Service Level Management (iv) Service Level Agreements and Service Level Management

(v) Operational Management (v) Operational Management

(vi) Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (vi) Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

(vii) Information Security Incident Response (vii) Information Security Incident Response

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Sean Brady – Business Development – CloudAssist

Sean is a graduate of the University of Limerick and has a Master in Internetworking and is involved with a number of Skillnet initiatives on Cloud and is a member of Lean Construction Ireland initiative under the Collaboration Pillar group. Sean is a Certified Microsoft Cloud Deployment engineer for Office 365 and speaks regularly on the benefits of cloud for process improvements. Under the Small Business Can initiative with Ulster bank, we provide mentoring to SMEs for cloud and cyber-security. http://www.smallbusinesscan.com/mentoring/ Sean is also a member of the Association of Data Protection Officers and was asked to speak on Cloud at the Data Protection conference at Dublin Castle this year.

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Sean was selected as eCar Ambassador in 2014 and is a blogger on benefits of EV (electric vehicle) ownership. “With Office 365, I can work anyway so I don’t care about the charging time of my electric car when traveling on inter-city journeys” Sean is also co-founder of Just Social (Social Technology for Just Causes) which is an award winning Non-profit organization helping charities to enable Social technology donations like Office 365 from Microsoft. Sean’s blog was published by Congregation where he used the “Open Kitchen” metaphor to show how it is important to get your data under control before launching Social campaigns especially when you are handling sensitive information.

As I highlighted in the publication, there are lots of Social technology donations available to charities but the danger of ‘over-sharing’ information exists where charities run the risk of non-compliance to the Data Protection requirements as a data controller. See link for full article – http://congregation.ie/blog-papers/how-the-open-kitchen-metaph.html Sean was selected as eCar Ambassador in 2014 and is a blogger on benefits of EV (electric vehicle) ownership. “With Office 365, I can work anyway so I don’t care about the charging time of my electric car when traveling on inter-city journeys” Sean is also co-founder of Just Social (Social Technology for Just Causes) which is an award winning Non-profit organization helping charities to enable Social technology donations like Office 365 from Microsoft. Sean’s blog was published by Congregation where he used the “Open Kitchen” metaphor to show how it is important to get your data under control before launching Social campaigns especially when you are handling sensitive information. As I highlighted in the publication, there are lots of Social technology donations available to charities but the danger of ‘over-sharing’ information exists where charities run the risk of non-compliance to the Data Protection requirements as a data controller. See link for full article – http://congregation.ie/blog-papers/how-the-open-kitchen-metaph.html

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Garry Connolly – Host in Ireland – President

Generation & Hosting of Data in Ireland

Garry ConnollyGarry Connolly has over 20 years of both entrepreneurial and executive experience in assisting foreign direct investment companies to achieve global success. Garry currently serves as President and Founder of Host in Ireland, where he oversees the direction and promotion of the industry-led and sponsored initiative to further promote Ireland as an optimum location to host digital assets. He is also responsible for the recruitment and support of the initiative’s sponsors and partners. Garry Connolly has over 20 years of both entrepreneurial and executive experience in assisting foreign direct investment companies to achieve global success. Garry currently serves as President and Founder of Host in Ireland, where he oversees the direction and promotion of the industry-led and sponsored initiative to further promote Ireland as an optimum location to host digital assets. He is also responsible for the recruitment and support of the initiative’s sponsors and partners.

Garry is also the Founding Partner of GconnTec, where he provides various companies seeking to get established and expand their footprint within the EMEA region with recruitment, voice/data infrastructure sourcing, IT, hosting and other core business support. Prior to GconnTec, Garry served as Co-founder of 4front International Group, a company that supports customers looking to relocate, expand or invest in Ireland. He also co-founded Engage Technologies, Ltd., where, after a successful acquisition of Bellscan in 2000, he successfully redesigned and re-mastered the company’s portfolio of products for the Web and in 2004, changed the platform from a closed operating environment to an open standards-based platform. Garry is also the Founding Partner of GconnTec, where he provides various companies seeking to get established and expand their footprint within the EMEA region with recruitment, voice/data infrastructure sourcing, IT, hosting and other core business support. Prior to GconnTec, Garry served as Co-founder of 4front International Group, a company that supports customers looking to relocate, expand or invest in Ireland. He also co-founded Engage Technologies, Ltd., where, after a successful acquisition of Bellscan in 2000, he successfully redesigned and re-mastered the company’s portfolio of products for the Web and in 2004, changed the platform from a closed operating environment to an open standards-based platform.

In 1994, Garry co-founded BridgeCom, the leading voice and data systems integration company in Ireland, prior to its acquisition by Esat Telecom (BT Ireland) in 1998. His professional tenure also includes various management, sales and sales engineering positions in the telecommunications industry, including British Telecom Professional Services, ICL Fujitsu and BA Systems. In 1994, Garry co-founded BridgeCom, the leading voice and data systems integration company in Ireland, prior to its acquisition by Esat Telecom (BT Ireland) in 1998. His professional tenure also includes various management, sales and sales engineering positions in the telecommunications industry, including British Telecom Professional Services, ICL Fujitsu and BA Systems.

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Circulator – Claire Staunton – Operations Manager Claire StauntonCirculator – Claire Staunton – Operations Manager

Claire is the operations manager for Circulator, an email solutions company based in Dublin. Claire is responsible for overseeing the addition of new products, services, or technology into a business’s day-to-day operations As well as being the product owner, Claire manages both the production and development teams in Circulator. Along with the support of her team, Claire has designed, introduced and implemented many new business processes and policies in order to achieve ISO27001 certification which was obtained in April 2015. Circulator successfully continues to retain their certification.

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Eir – Chris Keogh – Head of Client Services

As Head of Service Management I manage a Team of 14 Service Managers who are the main point of contact between eircom Business Solutions and its top 180 customers through the full Service Lifecycle.

I also manage the Service Performance between eircom and its 3rd Party Partners and various internal departments across Core Network, IT Managed Services and Mobile to drive Continious Service Improvement aligned with ISO20000 Service Strategy and Management.

 

 

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Zinopy – John Ryan – CEO

John Ryan is CEO of Zinopy, which he co-founded in 2010. John has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry gained in high profile roles in the IT Security market with Entropy and in Software Development with Expert Edge. He has breadth of technical experience in all areas of networking and security, with a particular focus on data security and enterprise risk management. John is a regular speaker at industry events. John Ryan is CEO of Zinopy, which he co-founded in 2010. John has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry gained in high profile roles in the IT Security market with Entropy and in Software Development with Expert Edge. He has breadth of technical experience in all areas of networking and security, with a particular focus on data security and enterprise risk management. John is a regular speaker at industry events.

Presentation: Presentation:

‘You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Measure’ – Organisations need visibility of their network in order to detect intrusions in real time and respond to breaches effectively. John’s presentation will explain how a strategy founded on Security Intelligence and Analytics helps organisations to enhance their overall security posture and assists them on their journey to implement ISO27001. ‘You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Measure’ – Organisations need visibility of their network in order to detect intrusions in real time and respond to breaches effectively. John’s presentation will explain how a strategy founded on Security Intelligence and Analytics helps organisations to enhance their overall security posture and assists them on their journey to implement ISO27001.

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Grant Thornton – Rohan Singla – Manager, IT Advisory

Rohan SinglaIncident Response beyond ISO 27001″

Rohan Singla is a Manager in Grant Thornton’s I.T advisory practice and plays a key role in the provision of cyber security services. He advises clients in Ireland and internationally on a range of technology, cyber security, technology fraud and risk issues including cyber security assessment and breach response. He has acted in various security roles for several clients in Ireland. In addition, he has held software development and testing roles in the financial industry and start-up firms in India and Ireland. Rohan holds an MSc in Computer Science from University College Dublin, Ireland and a B.E in Computer Science from University of Mumbai. Rohan lectures on cyber-crime and secure development at Institute Technology of Blanchardstown as part of the M.Sc. in Digital Forensics and Security. Rohan is a Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Management Consultant, ITIL v3 and six sigma certified. Rohan Singla is a Manager in Grant Thornton’s I.T advisory practice and plays a key role in the provision of cyber security services. He advises clients in Ireland and internationally on a range of technology, cyber security, technology fraud and risk issues including cyber security assessment and breach response. He has acted in various security roles for several clients in Ireland. In addition, he has held software development and testing roles in the financial industry and start-up firms in India and Ireland. Rohan holds an MSc in Computer Science from University College Dublin, Ireland and a B.E in Computer Science from University of Mumbai. Rohan lectures on cyber-crime and secure development at Institute Technology of Blanchardstown as part of the M.Sc. in Digital Forensics and Security. Rohan is a Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Management Consultant, ITIL v3 and six sigma certified.

Grant Thornton – Andrew Harbison – Director,

Digital Forensics in Grant Thornton Grant Thornton

Andrew Harbison4Andy joined Grant Thornton in 2009, having previously established and led the IT forensics units at two Big Four firms. He is the most experienced computer forensics investigator in private practice in Ireland. He has completed in excess of 350 separate computer investigations for clients ranging from multinational companies and major financial services companies to small and medium sized enterprises and private individuals. He has innovated a number of important IT investigative techniques and seen them put into Irish precedent. He is the country’s most experienced electronic discovery practitioner and has completed dozens of e-discovery assignments under Irish, UK and US rules of evidence. He has recently written chapters on computer fraud and electronic discovery for the Law Society of Ireland Solicitors’ Practice Guides, and advised the Law Society committee on electronic discovery.

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Mason Hayes & Curran Lawyers – Mark Adair – Senior Associate

Mark_Adair_CVMark is a Senior Associate on the Technology law practice group at Mason Hayes & Curran in Dublin. He acts for clients in Ireland and internationally on a broad range of complex technology and telecommunications transactions. Mark is a Senior Associate on the Technology law practice group at Mason Hayes & Curran in Dublin. He acts for clients in Ireland and internationally on a broad range of complex technology and telecommunications transactions.

He has a particular focus on the areas of cloud computing, software and fintech. Mark has developed deep subject matter knowledge and experience in these areas and often works at the cutting-edge of law and technology when assisting clients in establishing innovative new digital and online products and services. He also has expertise negotiating on behalf of users and suppliers in relation to global technology projects and outsourcing. He has a particular focus on the areas of cloud computing, software and fintech. Mark has developed deep subject matter knowledge and experience in these areas and often works at the cutting-edge of law and technology when assisting clients in establishing innovative new digital and online products and services. He also has expertise negotiating on behalf of users and suppliers in relation to global technology projects and outsourcing.

Mark has presented across Ireland on managing the legal and business risks in cloud computing and regularly coaches organisations on how to negotiate and win better positions in their technology and telecommunications contracts. Mark has presented across Ireland on managing the legal and business risks in cloud computing and regularly coaches organisations on how to negotiate and win better positions in their technology and telecommunications contracts.

Mark is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and the University of Sydney. Mark is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and the University of Sydney.

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An Post – Karl Coffey – Chief Enterprise Architect

Karl CoffeyKarl has 28 years’ experience in IT the majority of which has been with An Post and its subsidiary company PCI eCommerce Solutions Ltd. Karl has worked primarily in systems design and development with particular focus on integration of An Post’s retail Post Office, PostPoint and web channels with a wide variety of third party customer organisations in banking and financial services, local and central government, utilities and mobile telcos. Karl has 28 years’ experience in IT the majority of which has been with An Post and its subsidiary company PCI eCommerce Solutions Ltd. Karl has worked primarily in systems design and development with particular focus on integration of An Post’s retail Post Office, PostPoint and web channels with a wide variety of third party customer organisations in banking and financial services, local and central government, utilities and mobile telcos.

Karl is currently Chief Enterprise Architect in An Post having previously held the position of CTO in PCI and as part of his portfolio has overall responsibility for Information Security in An Post. PCI was one of the earliest organisations in Ireland to formally adopt ISO 27001 having been formally certified since 2003. An Post achieved certification in 2013 and Karl has spearheaded the programmes to achieve and sustain certification in both organisations. Karl is currently Chief Enterprise Architect in An Post having previously held the position of CTO in PCI and as part of his portfolio has overall responsibility for Information Security in An Post. PCI was one of the earliest organisations in Ireland to formally adopt ISO 27001 having been formally certified since 2003. An Post achieved certification in 2013 and Karl has spearheaded the programmes to achieve and sustain certification in both organisations.

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Revenue Commissioners – Vincent Duffy – Principal Officer & CTO

Vincent has worked in Revenue IT for over 29 years across many IT disciplines. He implemented and achieved certification to the ISO27001 Information Security Standard in Revenue in 2009 and the ISO22301 Business Continuity Standard in 2010. Revenue continues to retain these standards. Vincent has worked in Revenue IT for over 29 years across many IT disciplines. He implemented and achieved certification to the ISO27001 Information Security Standard in Revenue in 2009 and the ISO22301 Business Continuity Standard in 2010. Revenue continues to retain these standards.

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Certification Europe – Michael Brophy – CEO

Michael BrophyMichael’s expertise is in the fields of national and international standards and compliance assessment. Experienced in information security standards for Government, Military and various business sectors (pharmaceutical, telco, financial, IT and security printing sectors). Michael advised on the establishment of standards at national and international level as has particular expertise in the field of electronic signatures, developing national legislation and national regulatory bodies to govern the use and legal basis for electronic signatures.

 

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Vodafone – Bruce Hopkins – Technology Security Manager

Bruce has over 18 years of experience in security, risk management, continuity and disaster recovery, and a background in Programme Management, Systems Implementation, Electronic Engineering and R&D. Building on 6 years as an IT, risk and security consultant to over 50 of Ireland’s leading businesses, Bruce has spent the last decade in senior roles in Vodafone Ireland, in Vodafone Group, and in Vodafone UK – one of the world’s largest markets. Bruce has over 18 years of experience in security, risk management, continuity and disaster recovery, and a background in Programme Management, Systems Implementation, Electronic Engineering and R&D. Building on 6 years as an IT, risk and security consultant to over 50 of Ireland’s leading businesses, Bruce has spent the last decade in senior roles in Vodafone Ireland, in Vodafone Group, and in Vodafone UK – one of the world’s largest markets.

A Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Bruce has an in-depBruce Hopkinsth knowledge of security, risk and technology controls in business. Recent deliverables include: A Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Bruce has an in-depth knowledge of security, risk and technology controls in business. Recent deliverables include:

    • Creating governance frameworks for both security management & service operations to achieve & maintain certification to ISO27001 and ISO20000
    • Creating governance frameworks for both security management & service operations to achieve & maintain certification to ISO27001 and ISO20000
    • Co-ordinating a 3 year multi-million euro investment programme in network and service resilience across data centres and national networks
    • Co-ordinating a 3 year multi-million euro investment programme in network and service resilience across data centres and national networks
    • Programme Manager of key user access security programmes including a 3rd party access portal, and workflow tools to integrate local and global platforms.
    • Programme Manager of key user access security programmes including a 3rd party access portal, and workflow tools to integrate local and global platforms.

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