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teissDublin2020 features over 40 leading Information Security speakers. Browse the full list of confirmed speakers below.

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2020 Featured Speakers

Adnan Ahmed

Head of ICT and CISO, Ornua
Adnan Ahmed is the Head of ICT and CISO at Ornua, a dairy co-operative headquartered in Dublin, it has annualised sales of over €2 billion and Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, exporting to 110 countries worldwide. Adnan has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry ranging from application development, solutions...
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Bernard Swierczyna

Executive Director, First Ireland Risk Management
Experienced CIO/CISO with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. With keen interest in Cyber Security, Data Privacy and Protection as well as Fin and Insure -Tech and all things IT focusing on innovation in fields of AI, Data Analytics and Robotic Process Automation. Strong information technology professional with a Postgraduate Diploma...
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Carmel Somers

Organisational Psychologist
Over a thirty-year career at IBM, Carmel held a number of local and global roles in research & development, consulting services and business operations. Having qualified as an Organisational Psychologist she held the position of Talent Manager for IBM’s Ireland Lab. Prior to retiring from IBM, Carmel also set-up IBM’s first European Technology for Good...
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Chris Davey

Master Technology Architect, Accenture
Chris Davey is a Security Associate Director with Accenture. He has extensive experience in Security and Architecture working with many of the largest organisations in Ireland to assess their threats and risks and devise and implement pragmatic solutions.
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Dr Mary Aiken

Dr Mary Aiken is one of the world’s leading experts in Cyberpsychology – the study of the impact of technology on human behaviour. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Geary Institute for Public Policy University College Dublin, an Associate Professor in the Department of Law & Criminology at the University of East London, an...
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Gina Dollard

Head of Security Operations, AIB
Ms Gina Dollard is currently the Head of Security Operations, Cyber Advisory & Intelligence at AIB. Key responsibilities include SOC, Threat Intelligence, Vulnerability Management, Business Information Security, Penetration Testing and Third Party Information Security Management. In previous roles, Ms. Dollard has worked for at An Garda Síochána, the European Commission and the National Cyber Security...
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Glen Hymers

Global CISO & Head of Data Protection, Save the Children International

Greg van der Gaast

Head of Information Security, University of Salford
A speaker and frequent contributor to industry podcasts, Greg is an expert in proactive Information Security Management. He has a 2-decade-long track record of rapidly identifying and rectifying issues that have gone unnoticed for years through a holistic yet highly detail-oriented approach and building Information Security programmes and organisations with the visibility to catch these...
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Ian Donnelly

Principal Consultant, Brightwater
Ian has over ten year’s experience recruiting within the Information Technology sector.  For the past four years he has carved out a strong niche in Cyber Security and he sees this as a key growth area in the future. Ian recruits from entry level analyst level up to CISO appointments covering both industry and consultancy...
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Jacky Fox

Managing Director | Security Lead, Accenture Ireland
Jacky leads Accenture’s security practice in Ireland. She has 20+ years’ experience in the industry, serves as Vice-chair on the board of Cyberireland and lectures on Cyber Security in UCD. She is an active researcher and public speaker and was awarded security champion of the year 2018 in Ireland. Jacky was also named in the...
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Jared Carstensen

Jared is an internationally recognised information and cyber security professional with extensive experience in the design, implementation, and governance of security controls, business strategies, and frameworks across global organisations spanning multiple sectors. Over the past 16 years’ Jared has been advising Fortune 500, law enforcement and intelligence agencies, government and state departments, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, telecommunications,...
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Jeremy Swinfen Green

Head of Consulting, teiss
Jeremy Swinfen Green is Head of Consulting at teiss. During over 25 years’ experience with digital business, Jeremy has worked in strategy, advertising, customer experience, training and content marketing. He specialises in how “human factors” affect cyber security and was a very early proponent of social media risk management. Jeremy has a first degree in...
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Linda NiChualladh

EMEA Head of Privacy (Legal) & Assistant General Counsel, Citibank
Recognised by the Legal500 as a renowned data protection expert and industry specialist, Linda is a member of the current GC Powerlist 2019,2017, inaugural GC Powerlist 2015 and GC Powerlist Ireland Teams 2016 and 2018. Advising on competition law, GDPR law/policies and a myriad of sector specific regulatory areas, strategy and advocacy form a large...
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Maeve OConnor

Director Information Security, Avaya
Maeve O’Connor is a diversity oriented professional able to provide proven technical and business experience in multiple functional areas.  She has a proven track record of success in managing business and technical solutions that develop teamwork, secure infrastructures, improve efficiency and extend the range of business and technical operations utilising industry proven methodologies, processes and...
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Mary Kirwan

Financial crime and cyber security specialist
Mary is an experienced lawyer (in house litigation and as a money laundering prosecutor), in cyber security start ups and Nasdaq listed technology companies- and head of financial crime compliance/MLRO for a JP Morgan payments company, Allied Irish Bank and a Credit Suisse. Successful in creatively structuring, managing, negotiating and closing out complex Financial Crime...
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Naina Bhattacharya

CISO, Danone
Naina works as a Director within EY’s EMEIA Advisory Centre. In her current role, she works on cyber business transformation and operations with the leadership across 10 regions spanning over 90 countries. This allows her to work with diverse stakeholders on strategy, learning and development, recruitment and operations. Over the last 10 years, she has...
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Paul Collins

Regional Information Security Officer, Elavon
Paul is Regional Information Security Officer for US Bank and its subsidiaries across Europe. Paul has worked in IT and Information Security for 30 years, including 17 years as CISO or equivalent in financial services companies including Hypo Real Estate Bank, Depfa Bank, and KBC Bank Ireland. Prior to these roles Paul held several professional...
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Paul Kelly

CISO, Marjorel
Paul has over 20 years IT experience including Management and Consultancy, he has a proven track record implementing ISO27001 certification and drafting of security policies and procedures across multiple sectors. Risk Assessment and extensive familiarity with banking regulatory requirements (Dutch Central Bank), Central Bank of Ireland and the ECB. He has audited and/or managed the...
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Steve Shawyer

Vice President - Technical Services, IT & CISO, Vitalograph
Steve spent 20 years working for Siemens in enterprise systems engineering in the UK, Belgium and Germany. Managing networks and systems support for Siemens Ireland for 7 years. He has been the Global VP – Technical Services , Head of IT and CISO for Vitalograph Medical Devices from 2014. CISSP.
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Theo Lynn

Professor of Digital Business, DCU Business School
Professor Theo Lynn is Full Professor of Digital Business at DCU Business School where he specializes in the role of digital technologies in transforming business processes. Previously, he was Director of the Irish Institute of Digital Business (2018-2019) and Principal Investigator of the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce, an EI/IDA funded Cloud Computing...
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Tiernan Connolly

Head of IT Operations, MUFG Investor Services
Tiernan Connolly is a technology and information security leader with over 15 years’ experience in the financial and consulting sectors. He has a broad and deep knowledge of the domestic and international dimensions of cyber security, threat intelligence, strategy, risk and governance, and has played a lead role in developing industry intelligence-sharing initiatives and frameworks....
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Tony Clarke

CISO, ICON Clinical Research
Tony started his career in electronics and transitions into Information Technology where he began to focus in cybersecurity. Over the last 20 years, Tony has provided security services to several organisations across a wide variety of industries before specialising in healthcare. In his current role as CISO with ICON Plc he leads a global security...
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