SIR JULIAN KING
Sir Julian King was appointed Commissioner for Security Union on the 19th September 2016. He joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1985. He has held various positions, including: UK Ambassador to France (2016); Director General Economic & Consular (2014); DG of the Northern Ireland Office London and Belfast (2011); UK Ambassador to Ireland (2009); EU Commission Chef de Cabinet to Commissioner for Trade (2008); UK Representative on EU Political and Security Committee, (2004). Sir Julian King is a graduate of Oxford University. He was awarded the KCVO in 2014; CVO in 2011 and CMG in 2006.
SIR JULIAN KING
European Commissioner for Security Union - UK
Graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology, specialization in industrial IT systems. He has held managerial posts in both Polish and foreign enterprises in the ICT industry. In 2017, he was named one of 100 Eastern Europe’s emerging technology stars by New Europe.
Secretary of State, Polish Ministry of Digital Affairs; The Government Plenipotentiary for Digital Single Market
Anna Fotyga is Chair of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence of the EP, VP of the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe (ACRE). Formerly she held a position of MFA of Poland.
Member of the European Parliament; Rapporteur of the Report on EU strategic communication to counteract propaganda against it by third parties
Mady Delvaux-Stehres is a Luxemburgish MEP. She was the Chair of the Working Group on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. Prior to becoming an MEP, she has held various ministerial positions.
Member of the European Parliament, Rapporteur of the Civil Law Rules on Robotics resolution
Marietje Schaake is a Member of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace and is a Young Global Leader and a Member of the Global Future Council on Future of Digital Economy and Society with the WEF.
Member of the European Parliament; Founder and Member, European Parliament Digital Agenda Intergroup
Urmas Paet served as the Estonian Foreign Minister 2005-2014. As a Member of the European Parliament, he is active in the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on Budgets.
Member of the European Parliament; Rapporteur of the Report on Cyber Defence
Eva Maydell is President of the largest organisation of associations and civil societies in Europe - European Movement International, ambassador of the European Commission´s E-skills for jobs initiative and initiator and co-founder of Education Bulgaria 2030.
Member of the European Parliament; Member, Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee
Catherine Stihler has represented Scotland in the EP since 1999. She works on digital policy, prioritising the digital single market, digital skills, better accessibility of digital products for the disabled, citizen online data protection, privacy and cybersecurity.
Member of the European Parliament; Vice-Chair, Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
AMBASSADOR SORIN DUCARU
Ambassador Ducaru is a Romanian career diplomat with a particular expertise in the field of emerging security challenges and the impact of new technologies upon security. He held the post of NATO Assistant SG for 4 years.
AMBASSADOR SORIN DUCARU
Former Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO
Dr. Krasimir Simonski is one of the first Internet missionaries in the region since 1991. He has had hundreds of keynote presentations in wide spectrum of information society topics but dominantly on social entrepreneurship, Cybersecurity, IPv6, e-Skills, e-Learning, online travel and others.
Deputy Chair, Bulgarian State e-Government Agency; Chair, HWP CYBER, Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU
Dr. Jamie Shea has been working with NATO since 1980. He is also involved with several prominent academic institutions. He holds a PhD in Modern History from Oxford University.
Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO
Jakub Boratyński deals with cybersecurity. He was involved in the negotiations of the NIS directive, the EU cybersecurity strategy’s actions on resilience, supervision of ENISA, privacy on-line, industrial measures, and implementation of research and innovation (H2020) in these fields.
Head, Cybersecurity & Digital Privacy Unit, Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
Pierre Chastanet has been working for 11 years at the European Commission in various management and policy development assignments, in the area of cybersecurity, digital privacy, ICT for societal challenges, green ICT and telecom innovation.
Acting Head, Cloud & Software Unit, Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
Nikos Isaris joined DG CONNECT in 2013 from DG Home Affairs, where he was dealing with IT systems for the Schengen area. Prior joining EC, Nikos worked in private banking and electronic banking.
Deputy Head, Internet of Things Unit, Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
Paul Timmers is responsible for policy, legislation and innovation in cybersecurity, digital privacy, digital health and ageing, e-government, and smart cities / mobility / energy. Previously, he was member of the Cabinet of European Commissioner Liikanen and he held various academic positions.
Visiting fellow, Oxford University; Former Director for Digital Society, Trust & Cybersecurity, European Commission; Member, CYBERSEC Programme Committee
Since 2010, Izabela has been Chair of the Kosciuszko Institute; since 2014, also Chair of the Organising Committee of the European and Polish Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC, and since 2016, Chair of the Council for Digitization in its 2nd term.
Chair, The Kosciuszko Institute; President, Organising Committee of the European Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC
Dr. Joanna Świątkowska is Senior Research Fellow of the Kosciuszko Institute, lecturer at the Pedagogical University of Kraków, and member of the research team at Center for Cybersecurity and International Relations Studies, University of Florence.
Programme Director, European Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC
Robert Siudak is the manager of CYBERSEC HUB – Krakow-based platform which links startups from CEE region, global investors, academic centers as well as public administration in the effort to create center of excellence in cybersecurity.
CYBERSEC HUB Manager; Chief Editor of the European Cybersecurity Market journal; Research Fellow in the Kosciuszko Institute
KEES VAN DER KLAUW
Dr Kees van der Klauw joined the AIOTI in 2015. He held various positions in Philips Lighting, where he was Chief Architect, R&D Manager for Professional Lighting Solutions, and Head of the Research program. He is now an independent Innovation Expert.
KEES VAN DER KLAUW
Chairman, Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI)
Dr George Sharkov has served as a National Cyber Security Coordinator for the Bulgarian Government since 2014. He holds PhD in Artificial Intelligence, has more than 15 years of experience in software and IT security industry. He is lecturer at 3 universities.
Adviser on Cyber Defence, Ministry of Defence of Bulgaria; Director, European Software Institute – Center Eastern Europe; Head, Cybersecurity Lab at Sofia Tech Park
CDR WIESŁAW GOŹDZIEWICZ
Prior to joining NATO, Cdr Wiesław Goździewicz served at the Public International Law division in the Polish MoD. He specialises in international humanitarian law and legal aspects of military operations.
CDR WIESŁAW GOŹDZIEWICZ
NATO Joint Force Training Centre in Bydgoszcz;
Expert, Kosciuszko Institute
Luigi Rebuffi has been an advisor to the European Commission for the EU Security Research Programme and President of the Steering Board of the French ANR for security research. He contributed to the creation of ECSO and signed with the European Commission the cPPP on cybersecurity.
Secretary General, European Cyber Security Organisation
Hannes Krause is the head of analysis and policy in the Estonian cyber agency - Estonian Information System Authority (RIA). In 2017, he was leading the work on cybersecurity issues within the Estonian Presidency. He was Estonian representative in the NATO Cyber Defence Committee.
Head of Analysis and Policy, Estonian Information System Authority (RIA)
Dr Alan Riley specialises in economic regulation and legal strategy. He has advised both governments and corporations. Formerly he held a Chair in European Commercial Law at City University of London.
Senior Fellow, Institute for Statecraft in London;
Senior Non-Resident Fellow,
Andrei Soldatov has been covering security services and terrorism issues since 1999. He has co-written books on Russian political, security, and digital affairs; The New Nobility and The Red Web.
Russian Security Services Expert;
Author of The Red Web
Mr Maj has more than 20 years of experience in ICT security. He is an expert of European Network Information Security Agency. He was an adviser to the Minister of National Defence of Poland on planning cyberdefence capabilities and building organizational structures.
President, Cybersecurity Foundation
The Future Society co-founded by Nicolas focuses on questions of impact and governance of emerging technologies including Artificial Intelligence through its AI Initiative. Nicolas is also the co-founder of Aletheion, an AI & cybersecurity start-up.
Co-founder and President, The Future Society, Harvard Kennedy School
AIDA PONCE DEL CASTILLO
Dr Aida Ponce Del Castillo works on strategic foresight and new technology trends. Her focus is on the governance and regulatory aspects of nanotechnologies, Artificial Intelligence, robots, blockchain and data protection (GDPR).
AIDA PONCE DEL CASTILLO
Senior Researcher, European Trade Union Institute
Prior to her role at Microsoft, Diana Kelley was a Global Executive Security Advisor at IBM. She leverages her 25+ years of cyber risk and security experience to provide advice to CSOs, CIOs and CISOs.
Cybersecurity Field CTO, Microsoft
Agnieszka Konkel is a foreign policy professional of 15 years of experience. She worked at the European Parliament, European Commission and held a position of counsellor to the Polish Minister of Digital Affairs.
Volkmar Lotz has more than 25 years' experience in industrial research on Security and Software Engineering. He is Strategy Lead for Product Security Research, specializing on Security Risk Management, Threat Analysis and IoT security.
Senior Manager and Chief Research Strategist, SAP
Currently, Szymon Janota manages business unit which generates innovative solutions to Smart City and Healthcare industry. He works with modern systems raising the security, level and comfort of citizens life and businesses working.
Business Unit Managing Director, Future Processing
Marta Poślad joined Google in 2012. Before taking up her current position, she was responsible for privacy & security issues in EMEA. Marta is a social scientist, graduate of the University of Cambridge and the University of Warsaw.
Head of Public Policy & Government Relations for Central and Eastern Europe, Google
Dr. Stefan Deutscher serves as BCG's global topic leader for cyber security, as well as for IT infrastructure and Data center operations. He holds an MSc and a PhD in atomic physics and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Associate Director, Boston Consulting Group
President of the Management Board at PZU Życie SA. Prior to joining PZU Group, he worked at the Boston Consulting Group (2009-2015) where he was focusing on financial sector.
President of the Management Board, PZU Życie SA
Robert MacDougall leads on all public policy matters relevant to Vodafone’s Internet of Things activity. Robert has spent the majority of his career in electronic communications policy and regulation, including eight years at the UK’s Communications Regulator Ofcom.
Head of Enterprise Public Policy, Vodafone