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Christian Abdelmassih
IT Security Specialist Swedish Police Authority

Christian works with Enterprise-level Security Architecture and InfoSec-related tasks at the IT Security Division of the Swedish Police Authority. Before focusing on security, he was a Full Stack Developer and DevOps enthusiast. He supports developers in building secure web apps and sysadmins in safer operations. Today, he implements access controls, identity and access management solutions, conduct audits and risk analyses and secures one of the most important organizations in Sweden


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Andrew Beckett
Managing Director and EMEA Cyber Risk Leader Kroll Inc

Andrew Beckett is a managing director and EMEA leader for Kroll's Cyber Risk Practice. Andrew began his career at GCHQ where he held a variety of roles including head of the branch responsible for providing cyber security advice to government departments and penetration testing.  He also served in the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). This is an International Civil Service organization operating under the auspices of the UN where Andrew was the first head of the Office of Confidentiality and Security and charged with setting up this team. Andrew went on to run his own commercial consultancies before joining Airbus Defense and Space in the UK as the head of Cyber Defense, a role he filled for five years before joining Kroll. Andrew is a visiting professor of Cyber Security at the University of South Wales.

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Martin Bergling
Board Member Sig Security

Martin is a Senior Security Consultant at NIXU. Martin has a broad security background and has previously worked as Deputy Security Manager at the Central Bank of Sweden and as technical manager at FMV / CSEC, Sweden's certification body for IT security. He has also worked with project management, risk analysis, requirements specification, accreditation and security audits at IBM, the Swedish Armed Forces and Telia. Martin has several certifications, e.g. CISSP, CISA and CRISC, and he is also involved in SIG Security, ISACA and Dataföreningen in Sweden.

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Sarah Backman
Cybersecurity Consultant Secana AB

Sarah Backman is a cybersecurity consultant at Secana AB and a PhD-student at Stockholm University with a focus on cyber crisis management. Sarah has extensive experience working with strategic cybersecurity issues, crisis management and privacy issues in both private and public sectors.

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Ulf Berglund
Event Chairman & Information Security Officer Länsförsäkringar AB

Ulf Berglund has a long experience from leading positions in the field of information security. He has been an honourable President of the CSA Sweden Chapter which he  launched in Sweden back in 2012. He is also co-author of the book Guide to the Cloud. He has a background as an officer, his last active years he was principal officer, IT security and information security expert at the Military Intelligence and Security Service (MUST). He has held positions as CTO, senior consultant and senior consultant for companies such Pointsec, Ernst & Young and Technology Nexus. Ulf's consultant and the experience derived from companies like Skandia, Scania, Swedish Match, the Stockholm Stock Exchange (OMX), the Swedish Central Bank, Apoteket AB (pharmacy), H&M and Länsförsäkringar Bank AB. He is the founder and owner of U&I Security Group AB.


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Sofia Cerwall
Group Security Advisor Ericsson

“Sofia Cerwall is a Security Specialist and Group Security advisor at the multinational telecommunications company Ericsson. During her years at Ericsson she has gained insights in multiple parts of the security organization. Sofia is today the Global Domain Lead of Crisis Management within Ericsson. Prior to her  current role she has worked with cybersecurity related to corporate investigations and forensics. Sofia has a background within Computer Science, and holds a Bachelor´s degree from Stockholm University. She is also has a particular set of skills in global management, and is a well appreciated leader and colleague at Ericsson.”


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Emil Dahlin
Group CIO Bravida Sverige AB

Emil Dahlin has over 30 years documented experience in the IT industry and he is currently Group CIO at Bravida, a the leading servicing and installation company in the Nordics specialising in maintaining functions for electricity, heating and cooling, water, ventilation and security. He has also worked as a strategic advisor and consultant on a senior level for different consultant vendors. In addition, he has held top positions such as:  SVP Digital Business Development & IT at Svevia AB, Head of Group IT-Infra, PMO & SAM at PostNord AB, CIO at Qbranch AB & Axians SE and CTO at Norsk Hydro AB.

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Mark De Simone
Vice President Global Industry Practice WALLIX

Mark De Simone is an energizing global CEO and entrepreneur for innovative businesses which create significant customer, employee and shareholder value. He leads the international operations of Cybersecurity leader WALLIX, the Privilege Access Expert from Europe with a focus on Nordics, UK, Italy, Middle East, Pakistan, Africa, Asia Pacific and India. He is also leading the Industrial Cybersecurity Practice for the company focusing on vulnerability challenges of Industry 4.0 and the interaction between OT and IT in today’s factory environments. 

Mark is a McKinsey alumnus and spent his business formative years with General Electric in the Healthcare sector in the USA and France, then as a Cisco VP driving the adoption of new services models in telecom leading the emerging markets, as an entrepreneur led a Management Buy In and created a Cloud Telco in 2012 called Clouditalia where he was CEO . Mark has been active in Cybersecurity starting at Cisco and Safety as CEO of Aegate to verify Medicine authenticity. Mark is based in London and has also an office in Paris.


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Jacob Eborn
Senior Privacy Consultant OneTrust

Jacob Eborn is a Senior Privacy Consultant for OneTrust EMEA, the #1 most widely used privacy, security and trust technology platform trusted by more than 5,000 companies to comply with the CCPA, GDPR, ISO27001 and hundreds of the world’s privacy and security laws. At OneTrust Jacob, works with GDPR Project teams and C-level stakeholders in the Nordics to automate and strengthen their core privacy processes. Jacob has over 10 years of software industry experience, working with organisations throughout the Nordics and globally to help enable change and transformation programs. Jacob has a Master of Science, Business and Administration and holds a CIPP/E Certification.

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Tilman Epha
Sales Director XM Cyber

Tilman Epha is responsible for the DACH region at XM Cyber as Sales Director from the Munich office. Tilman Epha has worked in the IT industry for more than 20 years. After studying economics in Erlangen and Nuremberg, the 54-year-old worked as a consultant in the aviation industry with stations in East Africa, South America, and the Caribbean. He then began a successful career in the IT industry with stations at a Munich system integrator, Aladdin Knowledge Systems/SafeNet, CyberArk, Cyberbit, and Exabeam.


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Fredrik Forslund
Vice President, Enterprise & Cloud Erasure Solutions

Fredrik Forslund serves as Vice President, Enterprise & Cloud Erasure Solutions for Blancco. With a keen eye for streamlining corporate IT security efficiencies and maintaining compliance with data privacy legislation, he is often regarded as a trusted advisor among customers. Forslund understands the operational, financial and cultural nuances of driving global business growth. When he’s not guiding customers through data erasure, or working with Blancco’s internal teams, he can be found speaking at industry conferences.


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Björn Gustafsson
Head of National Security

Björn Gustafsson is currently Head of National Security at Telia Sverige AB since 2016. Before joining Telia he served as a CISO of Stockholm's municipality and City for 8 years where he was responsible for effectively managing and coordinating the development of the Stockholm City’s security work. During his tenure he led numerous projects and processes in information security, security protection and the city's risk and vulnerability analysis. Björn has also 20 years of experience at the Swedish Armed Forces where he worked at the command and control regiment security department as chief information security officer. Besides, he is a renowned educator that shares his works and findings to others in the security community.



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Sivan Harel
Sales Director Nothern Europe Pcysys

Sivan specializes in consultative sales to C-Level executives at large corporations. Sivan has held several Sales Management and Account Management positions in global companies, such as Comverse, Hewlett-Packard, Earnix, and now Pcysys. Sivan combines people and process consulting, with deep cybersecurity subject matter expertise to solve business problems while introducing a complete solution


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Anders Jared
CISO Systembolaget

Anders has during his 20 years in the area of security a broad technological and information security knowledge. Anders has his background in law enforcement, primarily analyzing security breaches in criminal investigations. He has then evolved to a security director which, in all, renders him a unique understanding of both threats and prevention possibilities in our digitized world. Anders has worked in large organizations, mostly government, in different sectors with the challenge of delivering adequate security on all levels in order to contribute both to efficiency and to business advantage.

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Josef Joo
Head of Global Cyber Defense & Incident Response Schneider Electric

Josef has extensive experience in the IT Industry spanning over 28 years, 15 of which he has spent at Schneider Electric in various senior roles. He is currently the Head of Global Cyber Defence & Incident Response. Prior to that he served as the Regional EMEA CISO for 8 years and he was the Regional Nordic IT manager for the company for over 5 years before assuming the EMEA position


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Conny Larsson
Chairman Sig Security

Conny is the chairman of Sig Security, a Swedish non-profit organization specialized in information and IT security. Conny has a master degree in Law and IT and is specialized in Telecommunication and Information Technology Law. Between 2009 and 2017 he worked for the Swedish law firm Gärde & Partners AB in Stockholm and now in his own law firm since 2018. Before that he was a corporate counsel at the major Swedish telecom operator TeliaSonera for nearly fifteen years and also at Flextronics Network Services. In addition he was a legal counsel at the Swedish Telecom Agency and the Swedish Enforcement Agency. Altogether he has been working as a lawyer specialized in Law and IT for more than 30 years.

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Kjell Löfgren
President CSA Sweden Chapter

Kjell has 15 years of experience in Cyber ​​Security. In 2018 he became chairman of the Cloud Security Alliance Swedish chapter. He also works at NCC Group as Regional Manager, Sweden. Among other things, Kjell participated and built up Stay Secure, which became the Swedish market leader in E-mail Security. He also has many years of experience in EDR, Endpoint Detection and Response, SIEM and Web Security. 


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Chris Sherry
Regional Vice President, EMEA Central Forescout Technologies

Chris Sherry joined ForeScout Technologies in 2016 as Regional Director for UK&I and Northern Europe. After successfully growing the team and increasing revenue consistently over three years, he recently took on a new challenge and now leads the Central Team which covers the DACH region, Nordics and Benelux. 

In this role, he provides strategic and commercial leadership for ForeScout’s private and public sector programs in this region as well as driving customer awareness on technology use cases such as IT/OT convergence, ransomware and disruptionware. 

Chris is passionate about helping organizations embrace the proliferation of IoT devices and cloud adoption to enable better service and protect customer data. He regularly participates in speaking engagements on continuous monitoring, visibility, access control and automation. 

Prior to joining ForeScout Technologies, Chris worked in senior leadership roles for F5 and Dell. 

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Dimitrios Stergiou
CISO Trustly

Dimitrios is currently employed as the Chief Information Security Officer for Trustly. He is an experienced senior Information Security and Risk professional with over 20 years’ experience in Risk Management, IT audits and Information security. Before joining Trustly, Dimitrios held positions at Modern Times Group, NetEnt, Entraction, Innova S.A and Intracom S.A. Dimitrios holds a M.Sc. in Information Security and is a Certified Lead Implementer for ISO 27001:2013, Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) professional and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is also a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional / Europe (CIPP/E).

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Johan Schauman
Head Digital Co-development Swedish Tax Agency

Johan/Mr Schauman has been working at the Swedish tax agency for almost twenty years in many different roles. More recently as a change leader for the agency´s digital transformation and currently as head of co-development, creating prerequisites and enabling external parties to develop solutions with the agency´s data, code or professional experience and expertise. He is utterly convinced that the only way to create a sustainable digital community is through collaboration between the private and the public sector.


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James Tucker
Sales Engineering Manager Zscaler, Inc.

Originally from the Washington, D.C. Area, James Tucker has been working in network security since 2006. He is passionate about Intrusion Prevention and gateway security. For the past 11 years, he has been based in Stockholm Sweden, working for many of the top security vendors. Today, he leads Zscaler's sales engineers in Northern Europe. He is also interested in Intellectual Property and privacy laws, and enjoys craft beer, a good cigar, and malicious packet captures


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John Wallhoff
President ISACA Sweden Chapter

John Wallhoff (CISA, CISM, CISSP), President of ISACA Sweden Chapter & independent advisor. He is an experienced expert in the field of IT-Governance, IT Service Management and Information Security. Over the past 25 years he has been working with a wide range of organisations in different industries/sectors.

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