Rob May is renowned in business as a CyberSecurity figurehead. He has been the Managing Director of ramsac limited for nearly 30 years. He is the former Chairman of the Institute of Directors in Surrey. He is an international CyberSecurity Keynote Speaker and his TED Talk ‘The Human Firewall’ spawned two books. Rob is the UK Ambassador for CyberSecurity for the IoD. He has the Freedom of the City of London, is a Liveryman in The Worshipful Company of World Traders and was named as the first honorary lifetime member of the Cloud Industry Forum for his contributions to the sector.


Rob is passionate about helping people better understand CyberSecurity and he has won a number of speaker awards for having successfully done this, making the complex straightforward using real life examples, clear easy to understand explanations and humour.


EHJ & SJ Consultancy  

Having entered the field of engineering having undertaken an MEng in Electronics, Evan joined London Underground under the TfL graduate programme working on Control & IT systems across an aged IT and control system infrastructure and was introduced into the field of Cyber Security when delivering capital upgrade projects for enhancing the Signalling Control systems back some 10 years ago. Since leaving the Railway behind, Evan set out to establish a boutique consultancy aimed at offering security architecture and security consultancy services and has since had the pleasure in working in many areas through interaction with Clients in the finance, insurance, critical Infrastructure and e-commerce/retail sectors. Specialising in Cloud, Enterprise and Application security are the key areas that Evan enjoys and has recently began looking into defence tactics to further aid businesses in supporting themselves in an ever changing landscape.


PGCert TLHE, FHEA, MCIM, Ba (Hons), Deputy Head of  Southampton

Business School and Director of Postgraduate Programmes


University of Southampton 

Tom is the Deputy Head of Southampton Business School and Director of Postgraduate Programmes. Tom has nearly 15 years experience of higher education with specific interests in digital marketing and the use of technology within higher education delivery mechanisms. Prior to his career in higher education, Tom held positions with Hampshire Constabulary, Dixons Stores group and SME enterprises.


Tom has also held the position of Associate Dean (Enterprise and Employability) in the Faculty, as well as Head of Department, and Head of School at other Universities in the UK.


His current role assumes overall responsibility for ensuring compliance of the Southampton Business School’s educational activity within quality assurance frameworks as well as the promotion and development of the business schools education strategy across its Postgraduate programmes.


Marilise de Villiers Basson Consulting 

Marilise de Villiers is a people and change leader. Marilise helps Executives to deliver an organisation’s purpose, values, and strategy by designing and implementing innovative and measurable employee engagement, learning and behavioural change strategies and programmes.


Marilise’s specialism is global cyber security transformation programmes, where she helps CISOs to create effective strategies for raising awareness of cyber risks, training colleagues to be cyber confident and competent, and embedding positive security behaviours into an organisation’s culture (DNA).

For over 20 years, Marilise has been designing and implementing people solutions (as part of global transformation programmes). She spent 16 years at PwC as a senior people and change consultant (main clients were Diageo, BP, Coca Cola Enterprises, Information Security Forum and NATS). Since starting Marilise de Villiers Basson Consulting in 2017, Marilise has held interim operational roles at Centrica and HSBC, as Global Head of Cyber Security Awareness, Culture and Training.


As a performance coach, bestselling author and thought leader, Marilise promotes the integral role that leaders and workplace cultures play in creating safe and inclusive environments where everyone can thrive; be at their best.


Head of Cyber Security Oversight

UK Civil Aviation Authority 

Nicole leads the team responsible for regulatory cyber security oversight, for aviation in the UK. Her aim is to have a proportionate and effective approach that enables aviation to manage cyber security risks without compromising aviation safety, security or resilience (with a particular focus on critical national infrastructure). Having worked in a variety of industries in various GRC and technical information security roles, she loves the interconnected and diverse nature of aviation.

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