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IFSEC 2018 28/02/2018
IFSEC Global confirms stellar judging panel for ‘Top influencers in security and fire 2018.'

IFSEC Global has announced that Microsoft CSO Mike Howard, security consultant Don Randall MBE and Baroness Neville-Jones, chair of the British Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), star on a 30-strong judging panel for its ‘Top influencers in security and fire 2018.’

Lead judge Grant Lecky, co-founder of the Security Partners Forum, drew on his extensive contacts network to appoint a diverse line-up of judges. He said: “Many of these judges were appointed based on strong recommendations and all are award winners themselves – often multiple times. They could hardly be better positioned to identify the next generation of influencers coming through.

“Several have even appeared among IFSEC’s influencers in previous years. Though being a judge bars them from appearing this time round, they’re all only too happy to ‘send the elevator back down’ to other professionals doing great things in the fire and security industries.

Lecky himself featured in IFSEC Global’s list of top influencers in 2014 and 2017. In the last year alone he has won five prestigious accolades, including a spot on the Canadian Who’s Who and an Outstanding Achievement in Global Cybersecurity (OAGCS) Award from the Ontario College of Management and Technology.

Judging panel for ‘Top influencers in security and fire 2018:

  • Ahmed Qurram Baig, co-founder, CISOCONNECT
  • Baroness Neville-Jones, chair, British Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC)
  • Carol Osler, Senior VP, head of financial crimes, fraud management, enterprise project management
  • Cath Goulding, head of IT security, Nominet
  • David Burrill, co-founder, Burrill Green
  • Denis Lauretou, Head of Security & Safety, chez Banque de France
  • Diana Burley, executive director & chair, Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection
  • Don Randall MBE, senior adviser, Pilgrims Group
  • Dr Robert Docherty, MD, Flame Risk Solutions
  • Francisco Poley Herrera, security director, European Federation of Security Directors
  • GB Singh, editor, Security Today & Security Update
  • Ian Moore, CEO, FIA
  • Izabela Albrycht, chair, Kosciuszko Institute & CYBERSEC
  • Jason Brown, national security director, Thales
  • Lynn Mattice, MD, Mattice & Associates
  • Lynwen Connick, CISO, ANZ Banking Group
  • Martin Harvey, Tyco International
  • Mike Howard, CSO, Microsoft
  • Mike Hurst, vice chairman, ASIS UK chapter
  • Pauline Norstrum, MD, NetVu Ltd
  • Peter Houlis, MD, 2020Vision Systems
  • Rachaell Saunders, CEO, National Protective Services
  • Steve Durbin, MD, ISF
  • Steve Lasky, editorial director, Southcomm Security Media Group
  • Tacito Leite, director of security, Indra
  • Theresa Payton, CEO, Fortalice
  • Una Riley, CEO, iAudit Consultants Ltd
  • Victoria Ekhomu, MD, Trans-World Security Systems Ltd & School of Management & Security
  • Wendy Bashnan, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Security, NATO
  • Yvan De Mesmaeker, Secretary general of the European Corporate Security Association

The top influencers in security and fire 2018 will be announced in the IFSEC Security Briefing (which you can register for here) during May 2018.

About IFSEC Global and IFSEC International 2018

IFSEC Global is a leading provider of news, features, videos and white papers for the security and fire industry.

IFSEC International, which is run by the same group – UBM – that owns IFSEC Global, is Europe’s leading security event and the only place that brings together stakeholders from every role within security across every industry. IFSEC is the platform for the modern security professional to witness and showcase innovation and ignite collaboration in order to tackle the world’s most significant challenge. There is no agenda more critical today than security. Whatever your role within the industry, you have a part to play and IFSEC International is your arena. Get hands on with the integrated security solutions of the future, with more than 10,000 solutions on show from over 600 suppliers, offering exclusive show pricing, spanning security’s global technology leaders to pioneering tech innovators. But so much more than just a trade-show, IFSEC 2018 and the keynote arena will be home to the global security conversation. Share your voice in the critical discussions, hear first-hand from strategic global leaders, and discover how your peers are pioneering security best-practice.

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