Artjoms Krūmiņš

Solutions expert and advisor Also Latvia

For more than 10 Years Artjoms helps business to better understand and use IT technology and security solutions to make their business more secure and effective. Together with his world class colleagues in ALSO, they help our business partners and customers to implement the best possible solutions which suit their business, compliance and security needs. Having unique skillset in one person (IT professional and degree in Law), in recent years he has committed my focus to GDPR to better understand Its requirements and how do they transform to people, processes and technology. This approach helps their customers to understand what they are actually required to have by GDPR and that there are no magical All-in-One solutions, which magically solve the GDPR compliance challenges forever. He has been a regular speaker in local security conferences and consultant for their local partners and customers, helping them to get through complexity of GDPR.

Peter Gubarevich

It Training expert, New Horizons

Peter is an experienced IT professional. He holds multiple certifications such as MCSE/MCITP, CCNA, CEH. He also conducts trainings at several universities and institutions, speaks at conferences, and is recognized as a local IT community leader. For the last 15 years, Peter’s work has been focused on computer security for small business.

Aare Reintam

COO of Cybexer Technologies and Ambassador of NATO CCDCOE

Leo Lahteenmaki

Consulting Systems Engineer Cisco

Leo Lahteenmaki has 20 years of experience in building network security solutions for service providers and public sector customers. Currently he consults customers and partners in the areas of endpoint, cloud and network security. Leo has MSc in telecommunications engineering from Helsinki University of Technology and holds CCIE and CCDE certifications.

Deivids Golubs

Member of the board ISACA Latvia chapter

Deivids is explorer of people-centric security approach and holds both a master’s degree in education and cyber security. He has 20 years experience operating alongside as IT professional both in public and private sectors. But the last 10 years, he is focusing on implementing security in IT infrastructure, building projects in Latvia and abroad. Deivids Golubs is a member of several professional associations based in Latvia and is the member of the board of the ISACA Latvia Chapter.

Tommi Kallberg

Mobile Security Engineer, Nordics at Check Point Software Technologies Finland

Tommi helps organizations to understand mobile threats and how to protect these new endpoints in Europe. Tommi has experience of security more than 20 years in different industries.

Michael Rumak

Channel and Business Development Manager CEE Barracuda

Rumak, since June 2018 acting as  Channel and Business Development Manager CEE, being responsible for developing regional sales and developing  Barracuda Partners at Central Eastern Europe. Alumni of Minnesota University and Warsaw University, faculties of  Business Management and Social Science, active in IT industry since 2002,  developing CEE and CIS markets for international vendors, such as Net2Phone, Nokia Networks, NComputing, Equinix.

Martti Saramies

Senior Partner Account Manager, Juniper Networks

Martti has 20 years of experience in networking and security industry. Martti has held various positions in sales and marketing. 

Timo Lohenoja

CISSP Systems Engineer at Fortinet, Finland and the Baltics

Timo is long term application security enthusiast and cybersecurity educator. Currently he is working for Fortinet as Systems Engineer as an builder of security integrated world. Currently security solutions are not integrating into each other’s to share their finding locally or globally, which leaves huge wide technical gaps around protected resources. Timo’s task is to educate how companies and communities could combine strong security solutions, for example web applications firewalling, secure SD-WAN, client security and next generation firewalling with findings through smart logging and machine learning to build best possible solutions for each and every of one of possible use cases. Recent interest are in machine learning, containerized protection implementations and continuous education to build better cybersecurity understanding for everyone.

Sintija Deruma

ISACA Latvia Chapter President, Cybersecurity & Privacy executive

MBA Director of Banku Augstskola’s program with a concentration in Cybersecurity Management domains. Sintija is the Chapter President of the ISACA Latvia and the liaison person for the new ISACA Cybersecurity Nexus program. 

Katrīna Zariņa

Board member Latvian chamber of commerce and industry

Paweł Śniecikowski

Senior Technical Account Manager, Samsung R&D Institute Poland

Responsible for implementation of Samsung mobile technologies at partners and customers in Europe. Previously, he worked for big companies from the IT security, electronic identification and digital signature industry.

Anton Krupskyi

Security Analyst Accenture Latvia

Anton Krupskyi has recently graduated as Master in Information Technology Management which along with IT related skills ranging from programming for desktop and web to networking and IT infrastructure helps him to be highly competent in the field of Information Security. Currently his portfolio includes such market leading solutions as Axway MFT Managed File Transfer, IPSwitch MoveIT File Transfer, Gemalto Safenet Two Factor Authentication, IBM MaaS360 BYOD MDM solution, IBM Qradar SIEM solution, IBM AppScan source code scanning tool. An experience with current position has proven that Anton is capable of managing new technologies and quickly getting hands-on experience with it. His work includes projects with SME, large international companies and governmental organizations.

Leif Jensen

Kaspersky Lab General Manager of Nordic&Baltic

I help private individuals and businesses to maintain strong defense against cybercrime. Every day, I am Nordic&Baltic Director of Kaspersky Lab, which provides security solutions and services for enterprise, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers worldwide. I also often visit companies and schools to hold lectures on IT security and crime. Both the personal, career and business consequences of cybercriminal acts lie a lot on my mind. I believe that we as industry have a huge responsibility to inform you about good IT security habits and how to protect yourself from cybercrime. First, to create a sustainable IT security culture, partly to make the young people aware of where the limits of the cybercriminals go.

Andris Bariss

Senior consultant Analytica.lv

Andris is enthusiast of business processes’ development with 20-year experience in analysis and improving of business processes and development of IT solutions. Experienced in both: mass market and custom solutions. In the past few years he took part in projects with Latvian financial and Russian insurance organizations.

Klaid Mägi

VP of Threat Intelligence on Cybexer Technologies

Klaid is currently VP of Threat Intelligence on Cybexer Technologies. He has over 15 years of experience working in the public and private sector ICT organizations, including Estonian Information system Authority as a Head of CERT-EE and the IT Centre of the Ministry of Finance as Chief Information Security Officer. Before that he worked in two different Estonian internet service provider as network system administrator. Klaid has an extensive knowledge of technical resilience development, information security standards development and implementation, organizational (incl. CSOC) set-up and management as well as cyber trainings and exercises and capacity building. Klaid has twice successfully led the Estonian Blue Team at NATO Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence’s technical real-time network attack and defense exercise Locked Shields. He was a head of board of Estonian governmental information security manager’s council and member of Critical Information Infrastructure Protection commission.

Elīna Egle

Chairwoman of the Board of Federation of Security and Defence Industries of Latvia

Currently Elīna Egle is Co-Founder and Chairwoman of the Board of Federation of Security and Defence Industries of Latvia (FSDI Latvia), Co-Founder and Chairwoman of the Board of Forum of Small and Medium Enterprises of Latvia, Co-Founder, Member of the Board, Platform of Corporate Social Responsibility of Latvia (CSR Latvia). Elīna Egle is owner of companies ”Baltic Id” and ”FasTracKids Latvia”. E.Egle has remarkable experience in leadership of NGOs, public affairs and corporate relations.  She worked as Adviser to State President on Economics, Entrepreneurship and Employment in Chancery of the State President of Latvia. Main activities and responsibilities were development of proposals and opinions for State President and Chancery of the President of Latvia on economical, entrepreneurial and employment issues, covering areas of strategic development, public governance, social, fiscal and economical policy, education and science, regional development. International experience has been gained starting the work as Senior Specialist, Employers’ Activities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia of International Labour Organisation, United Nations. During the period she was consulting employers’ organizations in the region.

Jarno Niemelä

Principal Researcher F-Secure

Jarno is responsible for automatic malware processing and detection systems. Keen on data science and on analyzing behavioral patterns, he also teaches corporate info security at university. He speaks often at cybersecurity events.

Ian Whiteside

Region Sales Director F-Secure

Ian has been in the security industry for over a decade and is responsible for many Global sales Initiatives from End point to Detection and response as well as specializing in  cloud solutions for environments such as Salesforce.

Fabio Palozza

Radware EMEA pre sales director

Fabio is Technical Director EMEA-CALA, responsible for Systems Engineering in the theater. With a long experience, he began his career in software development for aerospace systems before getting into IT vendor ecosystem with Bay Networks/Nortel and Juniper Networks, up to being Technical Director EMEA for the Telecom, Cloud and Content businesses. 

Jari Salokannel

Information Security Architect, CISSP, C|EH Micro Focus Security Baltic and Nordic Countries

Jari is Information Security Architect within Micro Focus Security software group focusing on the customers in northern EMEA. In this role, he helps clients address compelling IT security challenges with Micro Focus portfolio of security products and services. His focus is on security technology strategy, innovation and the use of leading edge technologies and services to protect customers from adversaries. Prior to joining Micro Focus, Jari worked at Hewlett Packard and Nortel/Avaya for almost 15 years in a variety of ICT sales related roles. Jari began his career with computers late 1970’s as a hobby and had his first fulltime IT job over 35 years ago.

Harri Hämäläinen

Territory Manager Finland & Baltic countries McAfee

As a territory manager for Finland & Baltic countries at McAfee Harri is leading sales for wide portfolio of cyber security technologies from End-Point to Cloud and everything between. Prior to McAfee he has been working in security business 30 years in several sales and technical positions at Nokia, NSN and Intel.

Juris Trošins

Expert and co-owner DBA Competence Center

Alise Silde

Application team lead Accenture Latvia

Alise comes from an academic background in Computer Security and Forensics, and has been involved in penetration testing (a.k.a. offensive security) ever since graduation. She is now a security team lead at Accenture Latvia with four years of experience in security related to a wide range of systems and technologies, as well as a keen interest in software development, security research and security education/training.

Intars Garbovskis

Security practice lead Accenture Latvia

Certified Information Systems Auditor, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor with more than 12 years of professional IT consulting, project management, information systems’ auditing and ISMS implementation experience. Specialties: Cyber security, ISO 27001 implementation, IT Governance and project management, IS Auditing, Data Privacy & GDPR, Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery.

Tobias Stepan

Managing director Teamwire

Founder of Teamwire, Founder of Grouptime, Advisor to IT-Businesses and Startups, Former General Manager of Servo, Inc., Former Interim Manager with 2i, Former Strategy Consultant with Bain & Company, Master in Management, Bachelor in Economy, Born in Munich.

Jean Pascal Pereira

Ethical Hacker and Founder of SECBIZ IT Security

Mr. Pereira has been involved with IT security / ethical hacking for more than 15 years and has previously advised and assisted companies such as Apple, Nokia, Siemens, eBay, Microsoft and Google in addressing security issues.He has focused on security research as well as conducting penetration testing and launched this platform. In recent years he has supported a large number of medium-sized companies in the D-A-CH region as well as banks, industrial groups and public authorities.

Ibrahim Kistak

Ethical Hacker and Founder of SECBIZ IT Security

Ibrahim Kistak developed his first gastronomy concepts 7 years ago and quickly realized that the industry is very static. With his career shift from analog to digital, he quickly recognized the benefits that technology and IT bring, as well as the risks associated with them. Especially the latter sparked a fascination in him, which drove him to thoroughly test each of his used services and technologies. Today he develops versatile security concepts and specializes in applying them in companies and strategically adapting them to individual needs.

Harri Ruuttila

Specialist Systems Engineer - Behavioral Analytics and Logging Palo Alto Networks

Harri Ruuttila is a cyber security expert with over 10 years of experience working with latest cyber security innovations. He also holds a MSc degree in Computer Science. At his current role at Palo Alto Networks working as Specialist Systems Engineer – Behavioral Analytics and Logging he focuses on Palo Alto Networks technologies which help customers find attackers already lurking in their networks and detecting insider threats.

Robert L Kennedy

Security Consultant IBM

Responsible for training IBM sellers and partners on solutions on the broad range of IBM Security solutions, along with specific emphasis on cloud security, identity & access management,  IBM Z (mainframe ) security, cloud security, mobile security,and application security.   Previous IBM experience includes product management and market management for application development solutions at IBM and other providers.

Christian Damsgaard Jensen

Associate Professor, Head of Cyber Security Section Technical University of Denmark

Christian Damsgaard Jensen is an associate professor and Head of the Cyber Security Section at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at the Technical University of Denmark. He holds a Ph.D. from Université Joseph Fourier – Grenoble I (France), an MSc. from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), an eMBA from the Technical University of Denmark and an M.A. (jure officii) from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland). He is currently investigating the development of models, policies and mechanisms for security in open dynamic distributed systems, such as pervasive computing, ambient intelligence, crowd sourcing and the Internet of Things (IoT),  which respect the security and privacy of the individual users of the systems. He is actively pursuing research in the areas of authentication models and mechanisms for ambient intelligence systems and context aware access control models and mechanisms.

Georg Nikolajevski

Trust Services Sales Manager SK ID Solutions, Estonian ICT Cluster

Georg works as Trust Services Sales Manager at SK ID Solutions – the only Certification Authority in Estonia. He focuses on international sales and during just a couple of years he has closed numerous local deals, as well as brought valuable clients from the Baltics and Europe. His 15 years of experience in the telecom industry with different vendors speaks for itself and endorses his success in the e-identity business.

Egils Stūrmanis

Development project manager CERT.LV

Egils Stūrmanis holds a master’s degree in technical sciences and finances. For more than 10 years, Egils Stūrmanis has been working in the IT security field in managing and implementing various projects, devoting a lot of time to educating the public.

Wulf Harder

CSO QuBalt GmbH

Co-founder, Managing Director and Researcher of QuBalt(TM), Germany, a cryptography company. In the recent years, his research efforts focus on quantum and cryptanalysis secure algorithms and methods, white-box cryptography, cryptanalysis, complexity theory and SAT-solvers. Prior to co-founding QuBalt(TM), he co-founded Syncrosoft(TM), Latvia/Germany, a software copy protection provider that developed eLicenser(TM). He is the inventor of MCFACT(TM), a program code transformation method based on finite automata compositions. He co-founded whiteCryption(TM), USA/Latvia, a leading provider of code and data protection. He is co-founder and Managing Director of SoftActivation(TM), Latvia, a company for software activation methods.

Danilo Delia

Senior policy manager European Cyber Security Organisation

Danilo D’Elia, Ph.D is a specialist of public-private strategies related to security issues. He has worked for EADS (now Airbus Defense&Space) on business development of UAVs and services,  (e.g. training, MRO), marketing and strategy for the cybersecurity division. His main interests are targeted to topics at the intersection of disciplines and with an impact on the territory. Since 2017 he is the coordinator at the ECSO Secretariat of the WG2 “Market deployment, investments and international collaboration” and WG4  “Support to SMEs , coordination with countries (in particular East and Central EU) and regions.

Juha Remes

CEO Cyberlab Inc. and Executive Director FISC, Chairman of Board North European Cybersecurity Cluster NECC, Board Member of ECSO, Business and Cybersecurity board professional and couch

Mr. Juha Remes is currently responsible for FISC operations and it’s industry’s owned Cyberlab inc. FISC is involved in several cyber and information security related projects in Finland and internationally. Juha Remes has been one of the front runners of security sector in Finland and  Europe and he holds several board positions in private industry.

Britta Muzyk-Tikovsky

Event interviewer

Managing Director Capscovil

Britta is a strategic business development professional with +20 years of experience in the technology sector. She is founder and managing director of innovation agency Capscovil where she develops business strategies, concepts and unique content to help clients in driving innovation, sustainability, and diversity in their technology sector; and in bridging the gap between startups and the corporate world. Britta is also founder of Diversity Natives, an initiative that empowers women and members of minority groups in technology, and that supports companies and event organizers in increasing diversity. Previously, she was responsible for new business creation at INTEL, Teradyne and W.L. Gore and instrumental in driving double-digit growth in sales by establishing new clients as well as increasing business with existing customers. With her alter ego, Britta ventures into the world where technology and realistic fiction meet. She is co-author of “Project Black Hungarian”, a spy novel on IT-security and electric vehicles, and author of diversity novel “GAME-Faint Signals” and has written several short stories. She has also written a range of feature articles on technology. Britta Muzyk – Tikovsky holds a Master of Business and Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences, Karlsruhe, Germany. She supports selected startups as strategic advisor for innovation and marketing.

Mark Ehr

Program Director IBM Security

Mark Ehr is a 30+ year technology veteran who spent ten years as a software engineer, seven years in pre- and post-sales roles, five years as entrepreneur and CTO, four years as an industry analyst and six years in product management and marketing. He has worked in cyber security for 15 years and joined IBM via the BigFix acquisition in 2010. Mark leads IBM’s Worldwide Security Sales Enablement team, working closely with strategy, offering management, marketing, sales and support to help ensure that we deliver high quality security products and services to our customers.

Tom Nowakowski

Security Expert CQURE

Tom Nowakowski is CQURE’s Expert with over 17 years of experience as Penetration Tester, Cybersecurity Specialist and Consultant. He has worked for Financial and Insurance industry and has proven experience both as a member of Blue Team and Red Team. He holds many certifications validating his vast knowledge (eg. MCP, RHCE, OSCP, Security+, CEH, CPT(C)). Currently prepares for OSCE. He loves hardware, security appliances in particular.

Thea Sogenbits

Partner at Smart Service Solutions, Head of Curriculums of IT at Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences

Thea is cybercrime prevention and security by business design consultant and scholar from Estonia. She is doing her research at Estonian Business School on business of cyber crime. Thea has her master training from Tallinn University in Interaction Design and Knowledge Environments as well as MBA in IT Management. Her research focuses on business processes and models of cyber crime as well as early discovery of potential loopholes. Thea has worked at the IBM, represented European YWCA in various European institutions and is currently head of IT curriculums at Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences.

Toms Pēcis

CISO Analytica

Toms is an experienced IT security expert and former IT risk manager at Lattelecom. He is now focusing on social engineering and penetration testing and also have a decent background regarding GDPR compliance from technical perspective. Have supervised MS based whitelisting implementations, SIEM and many other projects regarding IT security.

Katrin Nyman Metcalf

International consultant, expert in legal aspects of e-governance and ICT, space law, cyberspace law. Visiting Professor

Professor Katrin Nyman Metcalf is active globally as an independent consultant primarily in the area of communications law in the wide sense, including ICT regulation, privacy and data protection, media law, e-governance and cyber issues. She is Programme Director of research and legal aspects at the Estonian e-Governance Academy and visiting Professor specialised in Law and Technology at Tallinn University of Technology. She has worked in more than 50 countries, including post-conflict and developing states, with legal analysis and drafting, professional training and creation of regulatory authorities. Another key interest is the law of outer space: her PhD (Uppsala University, 1999) is on the law of outer space and she is Chairman of the International Relations Committee of the European Space Agency.

Tudor Florescu

Sales Engineer Bitdefender

Tudor is an IT professional with expertise in IT Concepts like Cloud, Virtualization, Iaas, Saas, among others, with 10+ years within Bitdefender. His current role, as Sales Engineer, requires to provide technical product expertise to the sales team, customers & partners and to deliver competitive knowledge and product positioning. His previous roles in Bitdefender, such as Online Threats Researcher, Sales Enablement Manager, Product Evangelist and Technical Account Manager gave him the opportunity to gain many skills and learn a wide variety of things in regards to the antivirus software environment.

Mariusz Stawowski

Technical director Clico

Mariusz Stawowski, Ph.D. For more than 20 years he has been responsible for technical marketing and management of the security projects, audits, and professional services. Currently he is CTO / Technical Director of CLICO, a security technologies distributor and service provider operating in Poland and other Central and Eastern European countries. His doctoral dissertation was elaborated at the Military University of Technology in Poland in the special field of IT systems security auditing and network protections designing. He is CEH and ISO 27001 Auditor as well as certified instructor providing official (ISC)2 CISSP and EC-Council CCISO trainings.

Motty Slomovitz

Director Europe Waterfall Security

Motty Slomovitz is Waterfall’s Director heading the European region. In this role, Mr. Slomovitz is managing the European market while promoting Waterfall’s innovative technological approach to cyber security for industrial control networks and critical network infrastructures. Motty has an extensive 20+ years serving in multiple Engineering, Marketing and Sales management roles in both established as well as startup companies in the Cyber/Security and Telecom sectors. Motty is an Aeronautical Engineer also holding an MSc in Industrial Engineering from Technion Israel Institute of Technology. 

Alexander Hägglund

Sales Engineer Nordics and Baltics Sophos

Alexander Hägglund works as Sales Engineer at Sophos in Stockholm, Sweden. He’s responsible for strategic implementation of IT Security, trainings and enablement, for distributors and partners in the Nordics and Baltics. Alexander has over 15 years of experience in IT Security, with expertise in threat hunting, endpoint and network security as well as perimeter protection.

Jani Antikainen

Chairman of the Board at Sparta Consulting & Huginn

Jani Antikainen is a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and researcher. His latest start-up, Sparta and its Huginn product, focuses on protecting organisations’ critical information assets from malicious manipulation. His academic research concentrates on identifying and countering information manipulation. Combining both academic and practical views, Antikainen develops comprehensive and powerful means for protecting both public and private sectors’ information assets. He is finalizing his dissertation in Economics and holds earlier M.Sc. in Economics and M.Sc. in Technology.

Deniss Čalovskis

Event moderator & speaker

CEO ITEKSPERTS.LV

Certified Data Protection Officer (DPO), IT consultant and specialist at Latvian Medical Association, CEO of ITEKSPERTS.lv.

Selene Giupponi

Founder & Head of Digital Forensics Unit Security Brokers ScPA

Mrs. Selene Giupponi worldwide is one of the (very) few women involved in Digital Forensics. Selene holds a University Degree in Computer Engineering (University of Rome “La Sapienza”, 2008), then she post-graduated in Computer Forensics & Digital Investigations (University of Camerino, 2009) along with the Ministry of Interiors (Italian Postal and Communications Police). Since 2008 she is a member of Engineers Association of the Latina Province, and in 2009 she became member of its ICT board. From 2012 Founder of Security Brokers.

Ilia Kolochenko

CEO & Founder High-Tech Bridge

Ilia is a Swiss application security expert and entrepreneur. Starting his career as a penetration tester, he founded High-Tech Bridge to incarnate his application security ideas. Ilia invented the concept of hybrid security assessment for web applications that was globally launched in 2014 under ImmuniWeb® brand. Afterwards, Ilia designed and managed implementation of numerous machine learning technologies for ImmuniWeb. Ilia holds a BS (Hons.) in Mathematics and Computer Science, and is currently performing his Master of Legal Studies degree at Washington University in St. Louis. His military service took place in Swiss artillery troops. Ilia is a contributing writer for CSO, SC Magazine UK, Dark Reading and Forbes, mainly writing about cybercrime and application security. He is also a member of the Forbes Technology Council. In 2016 he received “Forum des 100” award – 12th annual award for one hundred entrepreneurs, politicians and personalities who build the French speaking part of Switzerland. In 2017 Ilia was named a “Thought Leader” by SC Media Reboot Awards.

Raoul "Nobody" Chiesa

President, Founder Security Brokers ScPA

After being among the first Italian hackers back in the 80’s and 90’s (1986-1995), Raoul decided to move to professional InfoSec, establishing back in 1997 the very first vendor-neutral Italian security advisory company; he then left it in 2012, thus along with former and new partners he established “The Security Brokers”, a visionary cooperative joined stock company globally providing niche, cutting-edge security consulting services and solutions, to Governments, LEAs, Public Agencies and Private companies. Raoul is among the founder members of CLUSIT (Italian Information Security Association, est. 2000) and he is a Board of Directors member at ISECOM, OWASP Italian Chapter, and at the Italian Privacy Observatory (AIP/OPSI); he has been one of the three official coordinators of the Working Group “Cyber World” at the Center for Defence Higher Studies (CASD) between 2010 and 2014 at the National Security Observatory (OSN) supervised by theMilitary Center for Strategic Studies (CeMiSS) from Italy’s Ministry of Defense.

Felipe Pathé Duarte

Consultant at VisionWare and Professor (PhD) at The Higher Institute of Police Sciences and Internal Security

Felipe Pathé Duarte, is assistant professor at the Higher Institute of Police Sciences and Internal Security (Lisbon), and consultant/researcher at VisionWare (for Geopolitical analysis). He is a post-doc researcher at the OBSERVARE – Autonomous University of Lisbon, with a project on euro-Mediterranean security. Felipe is also an analyst for international security at RTP, the public service broadcasting. He holds a PhD and a MA in Political Science and International Relations from the Institute of Political Studies of the Catholic University of Portugal, and he graduated in Philosophy in the University of Coimbra. Felipe was a research fellow at the Oxford University (St. Antony’s College) and at the Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Program of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, in Washington DC. He was also a fellow at the Seminar for European Counterterrorism Experts in Israel. Felipe integrates the European Expert Network on Terrorism Issues. Felipe has published in national and international scientific journals.

Adrian Winckles

Cyber Lead & Director of Cyber Security & Networking Research Group

Adrian is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Information Technology Professional of the British Computer Society. He specialises in network and internet security, and organised the European chapter meeting of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) on our Cambridge campus in 2014.

Reinis Zitmanis

Event moderator

Digital champion of Latvia, founder of itero.eu

Reinis Zitmanis is a moderator of this Conference: One, He is a Digital Champion of Latvia – an Ambassador of Latvia to European Comission Digital Agenda. Two, he is a digital marketing and sales consultant for top customers in Latvia. Three, he is a media publicist, tech Editor and host of TV and Radio shows.

Jens Getreu

Early Stage Researcher, Information Security Expert Tallinn Technical University

Mr Jens Getreu is a Control Systems Engineer and has worked as a researcher and consultant in business process reengineering. In 2004 he became a Luxembourgish civil servant and was teaching IT and computer programming.  Some years later, in 2008, he joined the national IT curriculum committee. Jens holds degrees from the Technical University of Darmstadt (Dipl.-Ing.  Control Systems), the National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine (Environmental Sciences), the University of Kaiserslautern (Civil Service Examination) and received in 2017 his M. Sc. in Cyber Security from Tallinn University of Technology with cum laude. His early publications deal with  scientific modelling and its limitations in the areas of natural and technical systems. His current PhD research at Tallinn University of Technology focuses on cyber security and embedded system security.

Artūrs Cers

Event moderator

Event host, Entrepeneur

An experienced event host based in Riga. Background in commodities, real estate, film and theatre production, market research as well as corporate event and entertainment project management. Technical innovation enthusiast. Fluent in web development and software marketing. Previously represented a variety of IT security vendors as a product manager for Baltic states. Experienced mostly in data encryption, end-user monitoring, DLP solutions as well as vulnerability analysis and penetration. 

Kristīne Laure

Event moderator

Moderator, IT project manager

PMO Lead and Junior IT Project manager at Accenture Latvia.  Master’s degree in Project management, IPMA Certified Project Management Associate and holds ITIL Foundation Ceritifacte for IT Service Management skills. Previous experience related to Corporate Relations, Marketing and Corporate Event Management. Board Member of Latvia’s National Project Management Association.

Liene Birze

Event moderator

eCommerce specialist, Conversion optimizer, SEO expert, Personal data protection specialist, Master cyber security student

Linda Bondare

Event moderator

Master cyber security student

Martin Maasik

Event moderator

Junior Account Manager Data Security Solutions

Anna Vladimirova Krjukova

Event moderator

Associate, ZAB COBALT

Anna Vladimirova-Kryukova is a certified personal data protection officer with an extensive experience in the area of personal data protection, privacy and cybersecurity. Anna is an associate at law firm COBALT and works with a wide range of different companies. She assists clients in ensuring compliance with the requirements of the personal data protection laws including the GDPR. Anna is a member of ISACA Latvia and Latvian Open Technology Association (LATA) as well as “Ar pasaules pieredzi Latvijā”. Additionally, Anna holds a cybersecurity CSX certificate. Anna has an impressive teaching experience of the personal data protection including in such schools as Riga Graduate School of Law and BA School of Business and Finance. Anna is also an author of a number of publications related to the data protection and an often participates in the biggest local and worldwide technology-related events such as Web Summit.