Dr Aleksandar Valjarevic, Professional services consultant, LAWtrust Aleksandar Valjarevic (Dr)  Professional services consultant, LAWtrust 17. May - Conference day 2 - Track one – Governance, Legal and Risk
Professional services consultant, LAWtrust
Dr Aleksandar Valjarevic, Professional services consultant, LAWtrust

Dr Aleksandar Valjarevic is a seasoned information security and management professional, concentrating on solutions in the areas of authentication, encryption, electronic ID documents, PKI and biometrics.

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Andre Joseph, Information security architect, Oracle Pre Sales South Africa Andre Joseph  Information security architect, Oracle Pre Sales South Africa 16. May - Conference day 1 - Track two – Security in the Public Sector
Information security architect, Oracle Pre Sales South Africa
Andre Joseph, Information security architect, Oracle Pre Sales South Africa

Previously a Database technologies lecturer at Oracle University, Andre Joseph is now the Information Security Architect for Oracle Presales in South Africa, looking at advising customers on how to secure their Oracle technology stack.

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Antonio Forzieri  cyber security practice lead EMEA Symantec 17. May - Conference day 2 - Track two – Best Practice InfoSec
cyber security practice lead EMEA Symantec

At Symantec Antonio Forzieri is responsible for the cyber security offering for EMEA from a technology perspective.

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Bharadwaj Machiraju, Project leader, OWASP OWTF Bharadwaj Machiraju  Project leader, OWASP OWTF 18. & 19. May - Training - WebSec Training 101
Project leader, OWASP OWTF
Bharadwaj Machiraju, Project leader, OWASP OWTF

Bharadwaj Machiraju project leader for OWASP OWTF, is mostly found either building a Web appsec tool or hunting bugs for fame.

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Candice Sutherland, Business development underwriter, Hollard Candice Sutherland  Business development underwriter, Hollard 15. May - Workshop 2 - Cyber Security and Liability & 17. May - Conference day 2 - Track one – Governance, Legal and Risk
Business development underwriter, Hollard
Candice Sutherland, Business development underwriter, Hollard

Candice Sutherland is a business development underwriter at Hollard. She is a qualified CAIB (SA), specialising in finance, and has appeared on CliffCentral, eTV and ENCA.

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Carolynn Chalmers, Corporate governance advisor, Candor Governance Carolynn Chalmers  Corporate governance advisor, Candor Governance 17. May - Conference day 2 - Track one – Governance, Legal and Risk
Corporate governance advisor, Candor Governance
Carolynn Chalmers, Corporate governance advisor, Candor Governance

Carolynn Chalmers holds an MSc from the University of Cape Town; is certified in the governance of enterprise IT; is an IT governance facilitator for the Institute of Directors; and is a member of the IITPSA’s Western Cape committee.

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Cobus van den Berg, Senior manager, PwC Cobus van den Berg  Senior manager, PwC 17. May - Conference day 2 - Track two – Best Practice InfoSec
Senior manager, PwC
Cobus van den Berg, Senior manager, PwC

After finishing his BSc degree at UFS, Cobus van den Berg started his career at small consulting firms, producing technology architectures, process models, process optimisation and development for the Department of Defence and Grintek (Saab).

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Darran Rolls, Chief technology officer, SailPoint Darran Rolls  Chief technology officer, SailPoint 17. May - Conference day 2 - Chairman & 17. May - Conference day 2 - Track three – Technical
Chief technology officer, SailPoint
Darran Rolls, Chief technology officer, SailPoint

Darran Rolls directs the continued development and communication of SailPoint's technology strategy and vision.

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Darron Gibbard, Chief Technical Security Officer , EMEA, Qualys Darron Gibbard  CISM, CISSP, Chief technical security Officer, EMEA, Qualys 17. May - Conference day 2 - Track three – Technical
CISM, CISSP, Chief technical security Officer, EMEA, Qualys
Darron Gibbard, Chief Technical Security Officer , EMEA, Qualys

Before joining Qualys as CTSO, I have spent the last 25+ years working for a variety of payment services, media and telco organisations providing Cyber, IT and Information security thought leadership and subject matter expertise.

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Dave Loxton, Partner, Dentons Dave Loxton  Partner, Dentons 17. May - Conference day 2 - Track one – Governance, Legal and Risk
Partner, Dentons
Dave Loxton, Partner, Dentons

David Loxton was previously co-head of forensics at ENSafrica.

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Derek Schraader, Risk Advisory Africa leader: Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte Derek Schraader  Risk advisory Africa leader: cyber risk services, Deloitte 17. May - Conference day 2 - Track three – Technical
Risk advisory Africa leader: cyber risk services, Deloitte
Derek Schraader, Risk Advisory Africa leader: Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte

Derek Schraader is the Risk Advisory Africa leader for Cyber Risk Services, based in Deloitte SA, focusing predominantly on: security management, cyber security, information protection, identity and access management, vulnerability management, application integrity, business resilience and resiliency, and disaster risk management.

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Dino Covotsos, Founder and CEO, Telspace Systems Dino Covotsos  Founder and CEO, Telspace Systems 16. May - Conference day 1 - Track three – Technical
Founder and CEO, Telspace Systems
Dino Covotsos, Founder and CEO, Telspace Systems

Dino Covotsos is founder and CEO of Telspace, a 100% South African-owned IT security firm, which started in 2002.

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Eleanor Weaver, country manager, Darktrace Eleanor Weaver  country manager, Darktrace 16. May - Conference day 1 - Track three – Technical
country manager, Darktrace
Eleanor Weaver, country manager, Darktrace

Eleanor Weaver is country manager for Africa at Darktrace.

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Elsa Jordaan, General insurance and dispute resolution lawyer, Norton Rose Fulbright Elsa Jordaan  General insurance and dispute resolution lawyer, Norton Rose Fulbright 17. May - Conference day 2 - Track one – Governance, Legal and Risk
General insurance and dispute resolution lawyer, Norton Rose Fulbright
Elsa Jordaan, General insurance and dispute resolution lawyer, Norton Rose Fulbright

Elsa Jordaan is a general insurance and dispute resolution lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright. She advises on a range of insurance matters, including professional indemnity, computer crime/cyber liability, aviation, medical malpractice, personal injury and public liability.

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Francis Alexander, Information security researcher and author, NoSQL Exploitation Framework Francis Alexander  Information security researcher and author, NoSQL Exploitation Framework 18. & 19. May - Training - WebSec Training 101
Information security researcher and author, NoSQL Exploitation Framework
Francis Alexander, Information security researcher and author, NoSQL Exploitation Framework

Francis Alexander, information security researcher and author of the NoSQL Exploitation Framework, has a strong vision of free and open information security education for all.

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Gianni Twigg, Researcher/software engineer within the cyber defence group, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Gianni Twigg  Researcher/software engineer within the cyber defence group, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) 16. May - Conference day 1 - Track three – Technical
Researcher/software engineer within the cyber defence group, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Gianni Twigg, Researcher/software engineer within the cyber defence group, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

He has research interests and technical expertise in network and server virtualisation, software defined networking, software development, ethical hacking and hardware security testing.

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Hein Smith  Solutions architect, info|Guardian 15. May - Workshop 1 Ransomware Protection
Solutions architect, info|Guardian

Senior Information security consultant with exceptionally high standards of customer services delivery and proven security software integration across multiple industry verticals.

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Heloise Pieterse, Senior researcher within the cyber warfare research group, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Heloise Pieterse  Senior researcher within the cyber warfare research group, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research 16. May - Conference day 1 - Track three – Technical
Senior researcher within the cyber warfare research group, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
Heloise Pieterse, Senior researcher within the cyber warfare research group, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Her core research areas include mobile security, information security and cyber security awareness and the development of software capabilities for mobile devices.

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Herman Young, group security officer, Investec Herman Young  group security officer, Investec 16. May - Conference day 1 - Track one – Security in Finance
group security officer, Investec
Herman Young, group security officer, Investec

Herman Young has been hacking and defending organisations for over 20 years now.

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Ivo Vegter, Author, speaker, columnist Ivo Vegter  columnist, speaker, author 16 & 17. May - Conference day 1 & 2 - Chairman
columnist, speaker, author
Ivo Vegter, Author, speaker, columnist

Ivo Vegter is an independent journalist whose flagship column appears weekly in Daily Maverick.

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Dr Jabu Mtsweni, Research Group leader for Cyber Defence, Council for Industrial and Scientific Research (CSIR)
Dr Jabu Mtsweni  Research Group leader for Cyber Defence, Council for Industrial and Scientific Research (CSIR) 16. May - Conference day 1 - Track three – Technical
Research Group leader for Cyber Defence, Council for Industrial and Scientific Research (CSIR)
Dr Jabu Mtsweni, Research Group leader for Cyber Defence, Council for Industrial and Scientific Research (CSIR)

Dr Jabu Mtsweni has research interest and technical expertise in Internet of services, software and firmware reverse engineering, malware analysis, threat intelligence, Web security and general cyber warfare. He has over 13 years’ academic and industry experience and has published over 38 peer-reviewed conferences and journal papers/articles both in local and international forums.

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Jacques Louw, Director, MWR Infosecurity Jacques Louw  Director, MWR Infosecurity 16. May - Conference day 1 - Track one – Security in Finance & 17. May - Conference day 2 - Track one – Governance, Legal and Risk
Director, MWR Infosecurity
Jacques Louw, Director, MWR Infosecurity

Jacques Louw heads up the Cyber Defence Practice at MWR Infosecurity.

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Janine van Niekerk, OMEM CST: IT service design and transition, Old Mutual Life Assurance Company Janine van Niekerk  OMEM CST: IT service design and transition, Old Mutual Life Assurance Company 16. May - Conference day 1 - Track one – Security in Finance
OMEM CST: IT service design and transition, Old Mutual Life Assurance Company
Janine van Niekerk, OMEM CST: IT service design and transition, Old Mutual Life Assurance Company

Janine van Niekerk is a BCom Business Information Systems student with 10 years of information security and compliance experience across multiple disciplines, and currently in IT service management (ITIL certified).

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Jason Jordaan, Principal forensic scientist and MD, DFIRLABS Jason Jordaan  Principal forensic scientist and MD, DFIRLABS 17. May - Conference day 2 - Plenary speaker
Principal forensic scientist and MD, DFIRLABS
Jason Jordaan, Principal forensic scientist and MD, DFIRLABS

Jason Jordaan is considered a leading authority in the field of digital forensics and cyber crime investigation and prevention, in a forensics career that began in 1991.

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 Jayson Street  infosec ranger, Pwnie Express 17. May - Conference day 2 - Keynote speaker
infosec ranger, Pwnie Express

Jayson E Street is the author of Dissecting the Hack. He is also the DEFCON Group’s global coordinator.

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Joey Jansen van Vuuren, Manager of the Cybersecurity Centre of Innovation, CSIR South Africa Joey Jansen van Vuuren  Manager of the Cybersecurity Centre of Innovation, CSIR South Africa 16. May - Conference day 1 - Track two – Security in the Public Sector
Manager of the Cybersecurity Centre of Innovation, CSIR South Africa
Joey Jansen van Vuuren, Manager of the Cybersecurity Centre of Innovation, CSIR South Africa

Joey Jansen van Vuuren spent more than 20 years in academia and research, with 10 years as the HOD for an academic IT department, and seven years as the research group leader for Cyber Defence at the CSIR.

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Keitumetsi Tsotetsi, consultant, PwC Keitumetsi Tsotetsi  consultant, PwC 17. May - Conference day 2 - Track two – Best Practice InfoSec
consultant, PwC
Keitumetsi Tsotetsi, consultant, PwC

Keitumetsi Tsotetsi is a cyber security risk assurance consultant at PwC. She takes part in cyber maturity assessments and advisory, user awareness programmes, penetration testing and social engineering for industries including financial services, public services, telecommunications, logistics and mining.

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Kevin Wilson, GM Group IT, Stefanutti Stocks Construction Kevin Wilson  GM Group IT, Stefanutti Stocks Construction 16. May - Conference day 1 - Track three – Technical
GM Group IT, Stefanutti Stocks Construction
Kevin Wilson, GM Group IT, Stefanutti Stocks Construction

Kevin Wilson is GM of Group IT at Stefanutti Stocks Construction.

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 Kinjal Patel  Presales head, Africa, Sophos 17. May - Conference day 2 - Track three – Technical
Presales head, Africa, Sophos

Kinjal has more than 16 years of proven experience in handling and providing solutions in areas of technical sales, channel management and consulting for global partners and customers including government, BFSI and defence sectors.

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Lauren Beukes, Award-winning, internationally acclaimed best-selling author Lauren Beukes  Award-winning, internationally acclaimed best-selling author. 16. May - Conference day 1 - Keynote speaker
Award-winning, internationally acclaimed best-selling author.
Lauren Beukes, Award-winning, internationally acclaimed best-selling author

Lauren's novels have been translated into 26 languages and are being developed for film and TV.

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Lisa Emma-Iwuoha, Attorney, Michalsons Lisa Emma-Iwuoha  Attorney, Michalsons 17. May - Conference day 2 - Track one – Governance, Legal and Risk
Attorney, Michalsons
Lisa Emma-Iwuoha, Attorney, Michalsons

Lisa Emma-Iwuoha is a capable and effective attorney and has experience dealing with clients to deliver exactly what they want in an effective manner.

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Maganathin Marcus Veeraragloo, Chief advisor, information security, Eskom Maganathin Marcus Veeraragloo  Chief advisor, information security, Eskom 16. May - Conference day 1 - Track two – Security in the Public Sector
Chief advisor, information security, Eskom
Maganathin Marcus Veeraragloo, Chief advisor, information security, Eskom

A proactive, analytical and conscientious enterprise architect, enterprise security architect and solutions architect with over 20 years' IT experience in the education (North West University), insurance (Discovery Health), banking (Standard Bank, Central Bank of Nigeria, African Bank in Nigeria, BANKSERV), telecommunications (Cell C), public sector (The Department of Trade and Industry, Small Enterprise Development Agency), energy utility (Eskom), water utility (Rand Water), IT consulting (T-Systems South Africa and ATOS) industries.

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Maiendra Moodley, Head of Department for Financial Systems and Processes, SITA Maiendra Moodley  Head of Department for Financial Systems and Processes, SITA 16. May - Conference day 1 - Track two – Security in the Public Sector
Head of Department for Financial Systems and Processes, SITA
Maiendra Moodley, Head of Department for Financial Systems and Processes, SITA

Maiendra Moodley graduated from the University of Natal, with a bachelor of commerce degree with majors in business information systems and information systems technology. Subsequently, he read for the advanced business programme and bachelor of technology (management) at Technikon Natal, before studying for his master's in business administration through the University of Wales.

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Manuel Corregedor, COO, Telspace Systems Manuel Corregedor  Chief operating officer, Telspace Systems 16. May - Conference day 1 - Track one – Security in Finance & 18. & 19. May - Training - Wireless Hacking 101
Chief operating officer, Telspace Systems
Manuel Corregedor, COO, Telspace Systems

Manuel Corregedor is COO at Telspace Systems. He has a passion for information security and, over the years, has gained significant knowledge and experience in both the technical (operational) and management areas of information security.

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 Mati Aharoni  Founder, Offensive Security 17. May - Conference day 2 - Keynote speaker
Founder, Offensive Security

Mati Aharoni is an infosec dinosaur with over a decade of active involvement in the infosec community. Aharoni has founded projects like the Kali Linux Open Source distribution, and the Exploit Database, as well as Offensive Security – a leading infosec company well known for its industry-defining security certifications and training.

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Mthoko Mncwabe, Group CIO, South African Post Office Mthoko Mncwabe  Group CIO, South African Post Office 16. May - Conference day 1 - Track two – Security in the Public Sector
Group CIO, South African Post Office
Mthoko Mncwabe, Group CIO, South African Post Office

Mthoko Mncwabe has over 16 years of experience in the IT industry.

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Mustafa Al-Bassam,  Information security advisor, Secure Trading and Cognosec Mustafa Al-Bassam  Information security advisor, Secure Trading and Cognosec 17. May - Conference day 2 - Plenary speaker
Information security advisor, Secure Trading and Cognosec
Mustafa Al-Bassam,  Information security advisor, Secure Trading and Cognosec

Mustafa is an information security advisor at London-based Secure Trading and Cognosec, and a doctoral researcher at University College London, with a focus on cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology.

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Nithen Naidoo,  CIO and co-founder, Snode Nithen Naidoo  CIO and co-founder, Snode 16. May - Conference day 1 - Track one – Security in Finance
CIO and co-founder, Snode
Nithen Naidoo,  CIO and co-founder, Snode

Nithen Naidoo, CIO and co-founder of Snode, has over 12 years of experience providing cyber security services in numerous countries, including the US, UK, Germany, the UAE, Nigeria, Vietnam and Egypt.

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Peter Oeschger, Head of IT, The South African Bank of Athens Peter Oeschger  Head of IT, The South African Bank of Athens 16. May - Conference day 1 - Track one – Security in Finance
Head of IT, The South African Bank of Athens
Peter Oeschger, Head of IT, The South African Bank of Athens

Peter Oeschger is the head of IT at The South African Bank of Athens.

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Peter Tobin, Founding director, Peter Tobin Consultancy Peter Tobin (Dr)  Founding director, Peter Tobin Consultancy 18. & 19. May - Training - Data Privacy & Protection of Personal Information Training
Founding director, Peter Tobin Consultancy
Peter Tobin, Founding director, Peter Tobin Consultancy

Dr Peter Tobin, founding director of Peter Tobin Consultancy, is based in Johannesburg, SA. Dr Tobin has over 30 years of business and management experience across a number of different industries and in a wide range of roles.

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 Phannuel Malebye  Security officer, Ekurhuleni Metro 16. May - Conference day 1 - Track two – Security in the Public Sector
Security officer, Ekurhuleni Metro

Phannuel (Fani) Malebye started at Ekurhuleni Metro more than 15 years ago as a PC technician, then senior PC technician.

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Raymond du Plessis, Managing consultant, Mobius Consulting Raymond du Plessis  Managing consultant, Mobius Consulting 17. May - Conference day 2 - Track three – Technical
Managing consultant, Mobius Consulting
Raymond du Plessis, Managing consultant, Mobius Consulting

Raymond du Plessis comes with a broad range of experience in information and cyber security management.

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Rebekah Brown, Threat intelligence lead, global services, Rapid7 Rebekah Brown  Threat intelligence lead, global services, Rapid7 16. May - Conference day 1 - Keynote speaker
Threat intelligence lead, global services, Rapid7
Rebekah Brown, Threat intelligence lead, global services, Rapid7

Rebekah Brown has spent more than a decade working in the intelligence community; her areas of expertise include cryptologic linguistics, network warfare analysis, network exploitation and vulnerability analysis, and she has served as the Operations Chief of a United States Marine Corps cyber unit, and a U.S. Cyber Command training and exercise lead.

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Reino Mostert, Senior security analyst, Telspace Systems Reino Mostert  Senior security analyst, Telspace Systems 18. & 19. May - Training - Ethical Hacking 101
Senior security analyst, Telspace Systems
Reino Mostert, Senior security analyst, Telspace Systems

Reino Mostert is a senior security analyst at Telspace Systems, focusing on penetration testing and Web application assessments.

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Rhys Vincent, Lead security solutions engineer EMEA, Rapid7 Rhys Vincent  Lead security solutions engineer EMEA, Rapid7 16. May - Conference day 1 - Track three – Technical
Lead security solutions engineer EMEA, Rapid7
Rhys Vincent, Lead security solutions engineer EMEA, Rapid7

Since starting his cybersecurity with Sophos in 2006, Rhys has worked both sides of the vendor/consumer fence and as such has a wealth of real-world security practitioner experience.

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Ritasha Jethva, head of information privacy - PAIA officer, Nedbank Group Ritasha Jethva  Head of information privacy / PAIA officer, Nedbank Group 17. May - Conference day 2 - Track two – Best Practice InfoSec
Head of information privacy / PAIA officer, Nedbank Group
Ritasha Jethva, head of information privacy - PAIA officer, Nedbank Group

Ritasha Jethva is currently the head of Information Privacy and the PAIA officer at Nedbank, where she is accountable for the roll-out of a group-wide and national privacy programme, spanning all local geographic locations as well as all applicable product and service offerings. As the group’s PAIA officer, she facilitates all requests for access to information.

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Ryan van de Coolwijk, Product manager: Cyber, Hollard Ryan van de Coolwijk  Product manager: Cyber, Hollard 15. May - Workshop 2 & 17. May - Conference day 2 - Track one – Governance, Legal and Risk
Product manager: Cyber, Hollard
Ryan van de Coolwijk, Product manager: Cyber, Hollard

Ryan van de Coolwijk started his career in IT in 2002, with over 13 years of experience in IT security and risk management, spanning various industries for organisations of all sizes.

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Saumil Udayan Shah, CEO, Net-Square Saumil Udayan Shah  CEO, Net-Square 17. May - Conference day 2 - Keynote speaker
CEO, Net-Square
Saumil Udayan Shah, CEO, Net-Square

Saumil Shah is the founder and CEO of Net Square, providing cutting-edge information security services to clients worldwide.

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Sebastian Strobl, Principal auditor Cognosec GmBH Sebastian Strobl  Principal auditor Cognosec GmBH 17. May - Conference day 2 - Plenary speaker
Principal auditor Cognosec GmBH
Sebastian Strobl, Principal auditor Cognosec GmBH

Sebastian Strobl manages the delivery of Cognosec’s auditing services. He has over 10 years’ practical experience in delivering professional services in the areas of information security, IT governance, compliance, risk management, and information systems auditing.

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Simphiwe Mayisela, Group Information Security Officer, Internet Solutions Simphiwe Mayisela  Group information security officer, Internet Solutions 17. May - Conference day 2 - Track two – Best Practice InfoSec
Group information security officer, Internet Solutions
Simphiwe Mayisela, Group Information Security Officer, Internet Solutions

Simphiwe Mayisela is a passionate, enthusiastic governance, risk and compliance professional, and a fully engaged member of the information security community.

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Stieler van Eerden, cyber security specialist, Standard Bank Stieler van Eerden  Cyber security specialist, Standard Bank 16. May - Conference day 1 - Track one – Security in Finance
Cyber security specialist, Standard Bank
Stieler van Eerden, cyber security specialist, Standard Bank

In the year 2000, at the age of 19, Stieler van Eerden gained publicity while working under the handle of ‘aktor’, for breaking into the Web sites of a number of high-profile South African companies, including the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and Computicket (online events booking facility), with the objective of finding employment within the industry and improving the state of information security within SA.

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Thokozani Miya, Independent Thokozani Miya  Independent 17. May - Conference day 2 - Track one – Governance, Legal and Risk
Independent
Thokozani Miya, Independent

Thokozani Miya started out as an IT specialist and moved into information security three years later.

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Tichaona Zororo member of ISACA Board of Directors, president of ISACA South Africa Chapter, and an IT advisory executive with EGIT : Enterprise Governance of IT Tichaona Zororo  member of ISACA Board of Directors, president of ISACA South Africa Chapter, and an IT advisory executive with EGIT : Enterprise Governance of IT 17. May - Conference day 2 - Track two – Best Practice InfoSec
member of ISACA Board of Directors, president of ISACA South Africa Chapter, and an IT advisory executive with EGIT : Enterprise Governance of IT
Tichaona Zororo member of ISACA Board of Directors, president of ISACA South Africa Chapter, and an IT advisory executive with EGIT : Enterprise Governance of IT

Tichaona Zororo, CISA, CIA, CISM, CRISC, CRMA, CGEIT, certified COBIT 5 assessor, is a member of the ISACA Board of Directors, president of ISACA South Africa Chapter, and an IT advisory executive with EGIT | Enterprise Governance of IT, an IT advisory firm based in SA. He has vast years of in-depth experience in mainstream IT, IT auditing, IT governance and risk across private and public sectors in Africa, Europe and Asia.

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Tiyani Nghonyama, COO and CTO, Geekulcha Tiyani Nghonyama  COO & CTO, Geekulcha 16. May - Conference day 1 - Plenary speaker
COO & CTO, Geekulcha
Tiyani Nghonyama, COO and CTO, Geekulcha

Tiyani Nghonyama is COO and CTO of Geekulcha.

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Tommy Thompson, Lead consultant – OT cybersecurity, NClose Tommy Thompson  Lead consultant – OT cybersecurity, NClose 16. May - Conference day 1 - Chairman & 16. May - Conference day 1 - Track three – Technical
Lead consultant – OT cybersecurity, NClose
Tommy Thompson, Lead consultant – OT cybersecurity, NClose

Tommy Thompson is a passionate IT security professional with close on 15 years’ experience. Starting as a firewall engineer in 2001, Thompson has assisted a variety of companies, in various roles, with their cyber security problems

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Vuyani Jarana, Chief officer, Vodacom Business Vuyani Jarana  Chief officer, Vodacom Business 16. May - Conference day 1 - Plenary speaker
Chief officer, Vodacom Business
Vuyani Jarana, Chief officer, Vodacom Business

Vuyani Jarana, chief officer of Vodacom Business, is an engineer by training. He holds a national diploma in telecommunications, a BCom economics and business management from the University of Transkei, as well as an MBA, business administration from Stellenbosch University.

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Walter Lee,  Head of innovation management office: Global Safety Division, NEC Corporation Walter Lee  Head of innovation management office: Global Safety Division, NEC Corporation 16. May - Conference day 1 - Plenary speaker
Head of innovation management office: Global Safety Division, NEC Corporation
Walter Lee,  Head of innovation management office: Global Safety Division, NEC Corporation

Walter Lee is responsible for the business strategy and operations of the Innovation Management Office (IMO) in the Global Safety Division of NEC Corporation.

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Willem Mouton, Security analyst, SensePost Willem Mouton  Security analyst, SensePost 17. May - Conference day 2 - Track three – Technical
Security analyst, SensePost
Willem Mouton, Security analyst, SensePost

Buoyant, waggish, efficacious in scanning the Internet, indefatigable defender of footprinting, self-made developer with a taste for offensive capabilities, Willem Mouton, security analyst at Sensepost, exists to penetrate most networks and applications with a certain je ne se quoi.

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Yugan Reddy  CEO, info|Guardian 15. May - Workshop 1 Ransomware Protection
CEO, info|Guardian

Currently CEO InfoGuardian is a leading Information Security Services Provider focused mainly on Security Infrastructure Management.

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Yusuph Kileo, MD, National Cybersecurity Forum (Tanzania) and board member, Africa ICT Alliance (AfICTA) Yusuph Kileo  MD, National Cybersecurity Forum (Tanzania) and board member, Africa ICT Alliance (AfICTA) 16. May - Conference day 1 - Track two – Security in the Public Sector
MD, National Cybersecurity Forum (Tanzania) and board member, Africa ICT Alliance (AfICTA)
Yusuph Kileo, MD, National Cybersecurity Forum (Tanzania) and board member, Africa ICT Alliance (AfICTA)

After completing his IT essentials course with Cisco certification, Yusuph Kileo continued his studies at Dar Es Salaam Institute of Technology. He was admitted to the Computer Engineering Department, majoring in computer technician studies.

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