Open Standards Forum 2008 - Security Challenges for the Information Society, 30 September - 1 October 2008, Ditton Manor, Near London

Speaker Profiles

Jose Manuel AlonsoJosé Manuel Alonso, eGovernment Lead, W3C

José came to W3C as a W3C Fellow in January 2007 working in the Technology and Society Domain. José is employed by Fundación CTIC who sponsor his W3C fellowship. The purpose of the fellowship is to understand specific government and citizens' needs related to eGovernment services, identify eGovernment aspects that put Web interoperability at risk, to suggest how governments can deliver better and more efficient services through computer technologies, and to coordinate discussions and actions for possible future efforts of the Consortium in eGovernment.

Prior to joining W3C, José was the manager of the W3C Spain Office for three years and also served as the Advisory Committee Representative for CTIC.

José received Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Masters degree in Enterprise Application Integration, both from the University of Oviedo, where he also worked at its Research and Innovation departments as a researcher, developer and teacher. He also worked previously as consultant and even founded his own Web company back in 1997.

Abbie BarbirAbbie Barbir, Senior Advisor, Nortel

Abbie Barbir, Ph.D., co-chairs the OASIS TAB and is a member of Nortel's Strategic Standards group, where he serves as Senior Advisor in the areas of Web services and Security. This role has involved him in many activities within OASIS, W3C, WS-I, OMA,ITU-T, Canadian Advisory Committee (CAC) JTC1 SC6, IETF, Parlay and IPSphere. He currently chairs the Cyber security question in ITU-T SG17 and is the vice chair of the CAC for JTC1 SC 6. In 2005, he represented OASIS to ITU-T and was instrumental in having the ITU-T consent the SAML and XACML OASIS Standards as ITU-T Recommendations. Abbie holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, USA. In his more than 20 years in the software and telecommunication industry, he has been a professor of Computer Science in Western Carolina University, an application developer, data compression and encryption inventor, systems architect, security architect, engineering manager, consultant, author, and inventor of numerous security algorithms. His term on the TAB extends to July 2008.

Edin BektesevicEdin Bektesevic, Senior Technology Strategist, Vodafone

Edin Bektesevic is Senior Technology Strategist with Vodafone Group Services in the United Kingdom where he has led the company's international team focused on standardization in service-orientated strategic and technical areas and international bodies. In turn, he focused on advising, guiding, contributing and leading in strategically crucial areas of standardization, like service architecture, identity management and mobile advertising. In his previous career he worked for Compaq Computer and Sun Microsystems in Stockholm, on strategic projects where innovation, business and technology meet.. Edin has a wealth of experience in both the commercial and technical aspects of the mobile and computer industry. He was one of the founders of a startup focusing on mobile retailing, which has won a Silver medal at the Swedish Business Plan of the Year, an award associated with Stockholm School of Economics and, at the European level, London School of Economics and other European counterparts. His academic background comes from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and the University of Sarajevo.

Ronny BjonesRonny Bjones, Security Technology Architect, Microsoft Corporation - CATM

Ronny Bjones is working for Microsoft EMEA (Europe, Middle-East, Africa) headquarters as security strategist. He has 23 years experience in ICT, 17 of those in security. Ronny published QuEST together with several industry specialists in the subject of electronic signatures. The book is a comprehensive guide on how to implement Electronic Signatures solutions and can be downloaded from Ronny oversees the whole areas of security but has a special interest in smart cards, PKI, cryptography and digital signatures. Ronny is a board member of EEMA, an organisation providing guidance on e-Business. Since '89 he is active in the field of Information Security doing large projects for the European Central banks, Police forces, big financial institutes, European Commission, etc. Ronny Bjones was one of the four founders of Utimaco Belgium, where he worked ten years as R&D director. Before Utimaco Ronny worked for a Belgian EFT specialist called Prodata and one of the first firms to specialize in cryptography in Europe called Cryptech. Ronny Bjones is an active speaker on conferences and acts as auditor for government sponsored projects.

Juan Carlos Cruellas, Professor, Universidad Politecnica de Cataluna

Juan Carlos Cruellas works as professor at the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña. He has been involved in electronic signature and PKI standardization area for a number of years. Co-author, among others of ETSI TS 101903: "XML Advanced Electronic Signatures (XAdES)", co-chair of OASIS DSS and DSS-X TCs.

Cindy CullenCindy Cullen, Chief Technology Officer, SAFE BioPharma Association

Cindy Cullen is Chief Technology Officer for Safe BioPharma Association. Cindy is internationally recognized for her experience in Digital Certificate and Services, Information Technology, Security & Privacy, Business and Technical Risk Management, Application Security, Audit and Regulatory Compliance with direct experience interfacing with regulatory bodies.

Cindy is seconded on a part time basis to SAFE BioPharma from Bristol-Myers Squibb. She architected, implemented, and manages digital certificate infrastructures at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Prior to joining Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2003, she spent 12 years at Telcordia Technologies (Bellcore) where, among other positions, she was Director of Security and Fraud Solutions, providing security consulting to Fortune 500 companies, government entities, and the Regional Bell Operating Companies. As Director of Operations Support Systems Application Architecture, she helped define the infrastructure at Telcordia for applications design & development. She was an advisor to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee which is working with the US Federal government. She is a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) and SSBB (Six Sigma Black Belt).

Roger DeanRoger Dean, Executive Director,

Roger Dean, played a significant role as a founder member and executive director of eema during the launch and establishment of the association in Zurich in 1987. During the last 21 years, Roger has contributed immensely to eema's growth throughout Europe. During this time, his responsibilities have included the co-ordination of the various activities of the Areas of Focus, project managed the various Interest Groups and other working groups. These include the X.400 and X.500 standards interoperability demonstrator trails and the very successful PKI challenge which was undertaken on behalf of the European Commission and included PKI and authentication interoperability trials between 25 vendors from 9 countries

Prior to joining eema, Roger had a lead role in several start-up initiatives, including launching the first commercial e-mail service into the UK, France and Switzerland. He has a world class network of business contacts including senior executives in industry, multi-national companies, government, United Nations, European Union, DTI, e-envoy, OGC, NHS, defence and intelligence services.

Olivier Djololian, Director, Capgemini Consulting UK

Olivier is a Director at Capgemini Consulting UK and has over 15 years of experience working with a number of governments on Border Management, Public Security and Intelligence matters.  Over the last few years Olivier has been working with the UK government to define the vision, strategy, benefit case and business architecture (operating model, organisation design, processes, data landscape) for key initiatives in the border management space. Currently he is heading up the business design team as part of Trusted Borders delivering the UK e-Borders programme.  Olivier also ran the Capgemini Strategic Research Group developing key strategic analysis and insights on a range of topics including e-Government, biometrics, and identity management amongst others.  Olivier holds an MBA from London Business School and a Master’s Degree from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications in Paris.

Jos DumortierJos Dumortier, Professor of ICT Law, University of Leuven (Belgium)

Jos Dumortier is Professor of ICT Law at the University of Leuven (Belgium) and the Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre for ICT and Law (ICRI) ( He is also a member of the Bar of Brussels and partner in "time.lex", a law firm specialized in information and technology law (

Professor Dumortier works regularly as an expert for the European Commission and for the Belgian federal and regional governments. He participates in the boards of several national and international scientific and business associations and is a member of various editorial and program committees. He is the editor of the International Encyclopedia of Cyber Law and the author of more than one hundred books and articles on legal issues related to the information society.

Jos Dumortier has taken the lead in a large number of European studies and projects in the area of electronic signatures. He is currently involved in a series of projects in the framework of the European IDABC program, in particular relating to the interoperability of electronic signatures and identity management schemes in e-government applications.

Mark Ferrar Mark Ferrar, Director of Infrastructure within the Technology Office of NHS Connecting for Health

As Director of Infrastructure within the Technology Office of NHS Connecting for Health, Mark's current role covers both infrastructure and information governance / IT security responsibilities. Covering strategy and architecture for large national programmes such as NHSmail and the N3 network, the infrastructure directorate also embraces provision of guidance throughout the NHS for the desktop, the Network Operating System and associated services and common applications used throughout the NHS and plays a key role managing relationships with suppliers such as Microsoft, Novell, Cisco, Intel, AMD and Vodafone. Mark joined the NHS in September 2004 after 17 years with ICI, the international chemicals and paints company, where he held a variety of IT management and architecture roles until becoming Global Infrastructure Manager in the Office of the Global CIO. Mark holds BSc, MBA and PhD qualifications, the latter for work on the computer simulation of flow-processed short-fibre reinforced composite materials from Liverpool University. When time allows, Mark can be found mountain biking, canoeing or hill-walking in the English Lakes, Yorkshire Dales or North York Moors not far from home.

Joao FradeJoão Frade, Principal Advisor, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Currently João is a Principal Advisor at the PwC Belgium IT Effectiveness practice, focussing on Enterprise Architecture and Systems Lifecycle Design. In the last years, João has successfully delivered consultancy services for major European projects throughout Europe. Much of his work has been linked to conceptualizing and delivering services such as requirements engineering, document engineering and business process analysis. One important part of his work has also been focused on managing delivery teams and liaison with clients.

João holds a Masters degree in Information Systems and Technology from Instuto de Empresa and recently completed studies in Systems Engineering, Architecture and Lifecycle Design at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Gerry Gebel Gerry Gebel, Vice President and Service Director for Burton Group Identity and Privacy Strategies

Gerry covers identity management, federation, entitlement management, user provisioning, authentication technologies, directories, privacy issues, and PKI. Since joining Burton Group in 2000, Gerry has written numerous reports and articles on these topics. Gerry has also been instrumental in advancing the state of identity-based interoperability by leading demonstration projects for federation, entitlement management, and user-centric standards and specifications. Prior to joining Burton Group, Gerry gained experience in architecture, engineering, integration, and production support of mainframe, client sever and distributed systems in the financial services industry since 1986. Gerry was a founding member of Securities Industry Middleware Council (SIMC), a vertical industry organization representing the securities industry to the IT provider community and served as council vice president and Security Focus Group chairman.

Tomas GustavssonTomas Gustavsson, Co-Founder, PrimeKey Solutions AB

Tomas Gustavsson is the founder of the open source PKI software EJBCA, founded in 2001 and co-founder or PrimeKey Solutions AB, specializing in PKI and smart cards with main business to develop and support open source PKI software. Tomas is also a member of the EKMI Oasis technical committee and been active in the PKI field since 1994 working as a developer and consultant specializing in PKI.

Jim HietalaJim Hietala, VP, Security, The Open Group

Jim Hietala is VP, Security for The Open Group. In this role, he is responsible for all security activities within The Open Group, including strategy and direction for the Security Forum and Identity Management Forum, and The Open Group's support of the Jericho Forum. A security industry veteran, he has held senior leadership roles at several security and networking firms.

Previously Jim was Director of Marketing at ControlPath, where he launched this leading compliance and risk management software start-up to market. Prior to this, he managed sales and marketing for EMEA for eSoft, a unified threat management vendor. He served as VP Sales and Business Development for Avail Networks, and as Director of VPN Services at Concentric Network, he developed and launched the industry's first remote access VPN service. As General Manager of the Network Security Business Unit at Network Express, he managed a business unit that developed and brought to market the first encrypting ISDN router. He began his career in IT security with Digital Pathways, an early provider of network security and user authentication products, where he was Director of Marketing.

Jim has also consulted for numerous firms on security and compliance, and he participates in the SANS analyst program. A frequent speaker at industry conferences, he has published numerous articles on information security and compliance topics in the ISSA Journal, The Compliance Authority, Risk Factor, Bank Accounting and Finance, and other industry publications. He also authored a popular training course on risk management. He holds a B.S. in Marketing from Southern Illinois University, and he holds the CISSP certification, as well as two certifications from SANS GIAC, including the GSEC and GCFW certifications.

Frederick HirschFrederick Hirsch, Senior Architect, Nokia

Frederick Hirsch serves as Secretary of the OASIS Board and also works on its IPR, Process, Outreach, Governance, and Staffing Committees; his term extends to July 2010. Mr. Hirsch is a Senior Architect at Nokia responsible for service oriented architecture standardization strategy. He has extensive distributed systems and security experience, having worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories, BBN, OSF, and CertCo, as well as smaller companies.

Mr. Hirsch has been active in the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) and as a Liberty Alliance editor for the Identity Web Services Framework (ID-WSF 2.0). In the W3C he has contributed as requirements co-editor for XKMS, editor of WS-Policy specifications, and is currently chairing the XML Security Specifications Maintenance Working Group. He has also been an editor in the OASIS Security Services (SAML), WSS, and DSS Technical Committees, Mr. Hirsch is co-author of the book "Mobile Web Services: Architecture and Implementation". He is the primary OASIS and WS-I voting contact for Nokia.

Giles HogbenGiles Hogben, Security Expert at the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)

Giles Hogben is a security expert working at ENISA, the European Network and Information Security Agency. He currently runs expert groups studying emerging security risks in areas such as mobile identity, Web 2.0, social networking and reputation systems. He also contributes to ENISA's work on eID, including the modelling of government authentication policies using SAML. Before joining ENISA, he was a researcher at the Joint Research Centre in Ispra, and led work on metadata languages for private credentials in the EU PRIME project (Privacy and Identity Management for Europe), managed by IBM Research, Zurich.

Michael JonesMichael Jones, Director of Identity Partnerships, Microsoft

Michael Jones is Director of Identity Partnerships at Microsoft. He serves on the boards of both the Information Card Foundation and the OpenID Foundation and is active in the Open Source Identity Systems (OSIS) Interop committee. He is working with a broad coalition of people across multiple industries to build the Internet’s missing Identity layer. He just completed terms as president of the USENIX Association board of directors and board member of the Computing Research Association (CRA).

Sampo KellomäkiSampo Kellomäki, Co-Founder & the Identity Architect, Symlabs

Sampo Kellomäki, is a co-founder and the Identity Architect at Symlabs, where he is the driver of their identity management strategy. He is the architect of Directory Extender, which caters to identity management middleware and virtual directory layers, as well as the Symlabs federated identity management product family of Telco-grade front-end IdM solutions. Prior to Symlabs, Mr. Kellomäki carried out high profile consultancy assignments in the Telco, ISP, and Financial industries that focused on subscriber databases and service platform integration. His previous assignments as security administrator, chief software engineer, and the master architect for a major newspaper's content management system, provide a solid foundation for his present responsibilities. Mr. Kellomäki holds MSc/CS degree from Helsinki University of Technology and is currently working towards his Ph.D.

Laurent LisciaLaurent Liscia, Executive Director, OASIS

Laurent Liscia, Ph.D., Executive Director at OASIS, provides leadership, operational oversight, and strategic vision for the consortium. He represents OASIS in the international arena, serving as an advocate for open standards in matters of policy and adoption. Laurent also develops new opportunities to extend the breadth and depth of future OASIS work. Prior to joining OASIS, he co-founded several Web-related companies, including Traackr and Webmotion. Laurent served as a Media Attaché for French Foreign Affairs and has worked in France, Canada, Italy, Ecuador, Morocco and the United States. He holds a doctorate from the Sorbonne University and speaks English, French, Italian, and Spanish. Laurent is based in San Francisco.

Michael McIntosh, Senior Techincal Staff Member, IBM

Michael McIntosh is a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM Research's Watson Research Center. He is a lead committer on the Eclipse Higgins Trust Framework project. He is also co-chair of the OASIS WS-Federation TC, and a leading technical contributor to many of the security related TCs in OASIS. He is also the lead editor for the WS-I Basic Security Profile.

Dr. Konstantinos Moulinos, Seconded National Expert, ENISA

Moulinos Konstantinos, has been seconded for the last three months to ENISA from Hellenic Data Protection Authority. He serves as an IS auditor for several years. He obtained his PhD in 2004 and he has conducted several IS audits around national and European data processors. He has also participated in several international. Forums and several European IS security projects. He has several publications covering the above scientific areas in international journals and conferences.

Anthony Nadalin
Anthony Nadalin, Chief Security Architect, IBM Software Group

Anthony Nadalin is the chief security architect for IBM Software Group. As a Distinguished Engineer, he is responsible for security infrastructure design and development. He serves as the primary security liaison to Sun Microsystems JavaSoft Division for Java security design and development collaboration. Also Anthony serves as the primary security liaison in development of Web Services security specifications to Microsoft. In his 25-year career with IBM, he has held the following positions, Lead Security architect for VM/SP, and Security architect for AS/400, Security architect for OS/2. He has also authored and co-authored over forty technical journal and conference articles and published several books on Java Security and the Internet. Anthony is also the co-author and editor of various Web Services security and Web Services specifications.

Libor NeumannLibor Neumann, ANECT a.s.

Libor Neumann has worked in many different projects dealing with ICT infrastructure for government in Czech Republic for about 10 years. He has been working for ANECT a.s. — the medium sized firm focused to expert services in ICT. He is author or co-author of several conceptual and strategic documents dealing with e-government. He has focused to electronic cooperation between different government subjects and to electronic identity and electronic services access management for many years.

Mark O'Neill, CTO, Vordel

Mark O’Neill is CTO at Vordel, a vendor of XML Networking products. He oversees the development of Vordel’s technical strategy and product development for the delivery of SOA security and governance solutions for Global 2000 companies and Governments worldwide. Mark is the author of the book “Web Services Security” and a contributing author to “Hardening Network Security”, both published by Osborne/McGraw-Hill. He regularly presents at conferences and industry seminars on the security issues effecting Web Services and SOA deployments.

Yngve Nysaeter Pettersen, Core Technology Developer, Opera Software

Yngve N. Pettersen joined Opera Software in 1997 as a developer and was responsible for Opera's SSL protocol implementation. Pettersen is still the lead developer for the SSL code. His work has included HTTP networking, cache related code along with the standards surrounding these areas. Pettersen is currently involved in Opera's Security Group and has held the title of Chief Security Architect since 2004. Pettersen has served as one of Opera's representatives to the CABforum since 2005 and to the W3C Web Security Context WG since 2006. Pettersen attended Kongsberg College of Engineering and received his Masters in Science from University of Bergen in Norway.

Nick PopeNick Pope, Consultant, Thales e-Security

Nick is a Principal Consultant with Thales e-Security with over 20 years experience in IT Security including advising a number of clients on EDI security issues. He is currently editor on "Cost Effective Authenticity and Integrity" in the CEN/Fiscalis e-Invoicing Good Practice Guidelines which has recently been published as an Interim Workshop Agreement. He also was in the past co-chair of the OASIS Digital Signature Services TC, and is currently active in the ETSI TC on Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures. He is a member of Thales' professional services team specialising in identity and authentication systems, and supports the use of Thales' products in this area.

Drummond ReedDrummond Reed, VP Infrastructure, Partiy Inc. and Chief Architect, Cordance Corporation

Drummond Reed ( is VP Infrastructure of Boston-based Parity Inc.; Chief Architect of Seattle-based Cordance Corporation; co-chair of the OASIS XRI (Extensible Resource Identifier - and XDI (XRI Data Interchange - Technical Committees; a founding board member of the OpenID Foundation ( and the Information Card Foundation (; secretary of XDI.ORG (; and a Steward of Identity Commons ( A recipient of the 2002 Digital Identity Pioneer Award from DigitalIDWorld, Drummond blogs on identifiers, identity, and data sharing at

Thomas RoesslerThomas Roessler, Security Activity Lead, W3C

Thomas Roessler joined the W3C Team in November 2004 to work on security, privacy, and European policy issues. He currently serves as Security Activity Lead, and Team Contact of the Web Security Context Working Group and XML Security Specifications Maintenance Working Group, and also spends time on the PRIME and PrimeLife projects. Prior to joining W3C, Thomas worked at the University of Bonn on numerics of partial differential equations, and collected programming, systems administration and computer forensics experience. He served as the lead maintainer of the free software mail user agent mutt, and was involved with ICANN for several years. Thomas has published and given talks on topics including anonymization services, legal questions of digital signatures, and online privacy. He holds a degree in mathematics.

John SaboJohn Sabo, Director, Global Government Relations, CA, Inc.

John Sabo is Director, Global Government Relations for CA, Inc., providing expertise in the use of CA technologies in trusted infrastructures and leading internal and external security and privacy initiatives.

John Sabo represents CA in a number of security and privacy-focused industry organizations. He serves as an appointed member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, participating in the Privacy Architecture Subcommittee. He previously served as an appointed member of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board, managed by the U.S. National Institute of Science and technology. He also provides privacy issue leadership as President of the non-profit International Security, Trust, and Privacy Alliance (ISTPA). With respect to information security, John is Immediate Past President of the Information Technology-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC); member of the IT-Sector Coordinating Council Executive Committee; Chair of the ISAC Council, which addresses cross- sector information sharing issues; and member, OASIS IDTrust Member Section Steering Committee. He also contributes industry expertise and leadership in a number of privacy, security and trust organizations and initiatives.

Anil Saldhana, Leader of JBoss Security and Identity Management, Red Hat Inc.

Anil Saldhana is the leader of JBoss Security and Identity Management at Red Hat Inc. He serves on many technical committees of OASIS, W3C, and the JCP. Anil has over a decade of experience in Enterprise Software Development. He has a Masters Degree from the University of Illinois and is very active in the open source world. He is involved in all Security and Identity Management decisions for the JBoss Division at Red Hat Inc and interfaces with Red Hat Security focusing on Directory and Certificate Servers for JBoss Middleware. Anil is a key figure in the ongoing JBoss Common Criteria Evaluation process at Red Hat. He has spoken at multiple conferences including JBoss World, CSI (Computer Security Institute), ApacheCon and Workshops at NIST (IDTrust and GSA) on Security and Identity Management. Anil is the co-editor of the upcoming W3C WSC Specification.

Ludwig SeitzLudwig Seitz, Training & Development, Axiomatics

Ludwig Seitz has a PhD in Computer Science from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) in Lyon, France. He was a researcher at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS) until June 2008 when he joined Axiomatics. His research interests are access control, information security, usable security, and privacy. Ludwig is the main author of SICSACML an open source implementation of the XACML 3.0 standard. At Axiomatics he works on customer training, development and usability issues.

Mike SmallMike Small, Principal Consultant Security Management EMEA, CA, Inc.

Mike Small is principal consultant responsible for CA's identity and access management product line within Europe, Middle East and Africa. Mike has worked for CA since 1994 where he developed CA's identity and access management strategy for distributed systems. This strategy led to the developments and acquisitions that contributed to CA's current IAM product line. He is a frequent speaker at IT security events around EMEA and contributor to the security press.

Mike began his career with International Computers and Tabulators (which later became International Computers Limited), where he was the architect for a number of leading edge information technology development projects ranging from system software to artificial intelligence.

Mike is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Information Technology Professional, a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and an Associate of the Institute of Information Systems Professionals. He has a first class honours degree in engineering from Brunel University.

Robin Wilton, Corporate Architect for Federated Identity, Sun Microsystems

Robin Wilton is Sun Microsystems' Corporate Architect for Federated Identity, working in the Business Allliances team of Sun's Chief Technology Office. This Research and Development post follows a five-year period in technical pre-sales at Sun, specialising in security, public key infrastructure (PKI), directory and identity management products. Robin spent 12 years at IBM, working in technical pre-sales and consultancy roles with customers across the retail financial services and investment banking sectors, and from Buenos Aires to Irkutsk. In 1997 he became the Principal Consultant at JCP, an internet start-up developing ground-breaking Java-based cryptographic and transactional middleware products. He is one of Sun's representatives at the Liberty Alliance consortium, where he co-chairs the Public Policy Expert Group. Robin's principal current interest is in the interface between technology and policy, in areas such as digital identity, privacy and identity theft.

Since January 2007, Robin has moderated an ongoing series of Privacy Summits, bringing together policy-makers, academics, lawyers, technologists and privacy advocates to contribute their perspectives on the subject of digital identity and privacy. Eight Summits have been held so far, in Berlin, Brussels, Washington DC, London, Basel, Yokohama, Tokyo and Stockholm. Output from the initial Summits has been posted here: Robin is also a prolific blogger, and was recently nominated for the IT Blog Awards 2008.

Paul WrightPaul Wright, e-Crime Security Consultant and Detective Sergeant, City of London Police

Paul Wright is an E-Crime Security Consultant and a Detective Sergeant with the City of London Police; he was previously seconded to the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit as an operational team leader. A career detective Paul has spent the last 10 years specialising in Internet, network and computer investigations at a local, national and international level. As a result of which he has given forensic evidence in a number of Crown Courts in this country and their equivalent overseas.

Since January 2004 Paul has been charge of the Hi-Tech Crime Team in the City and is the driving force behind their outreach programme to the business sector. In this role he presents to a wide range of business organisations and actively encourages the flow of information between the private sector and law enforcement regarding hi-tech crime.

Paul has had a number of practitioner papers published on E-Crime, as well as articles in the Guardian supplement. He holds a Master of Science in professional computing, is an associate of the Institute of Information Security Professionals and a regular lecturer on Computer Forensics, Hi-Tech and E-Crime a number of Universities and Colleges.

Bill YoungBill Young, Principal Architect, All-of-Government Authentication Programme, ICT Branch of the State Services Commission in New Zealand

Bill Young is the Principal Architect for the All-of-government Authentication Programme run by the ICT Branch of the State Services Commission in New Zealand. The Programme develops standards and shared services for Authentication and Identity Management to facilitate transforming the delivery of government services. Prior moving to New Zealand 10 years ago, Bill lived in California, working primarily in the Los Angeles and Silicon Valley areas. Bill delivered Computer Hardware Design, Systems Integration and Information Security services in a wide variety of businesses including: Computer Gaming, Heath Care, Aerospace, Entertainment and Defense. In New Zealand, Bill's work has focused primarily on Authentication and Identity Management.