Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web
Named as one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Important People of the 20th Century”, one of the UK’s “100 Greatest Britons” and one of the world’s “Most Influential Thinkers”, Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989 while working as software engineer at CERN. In 2007 he formed the World Wide Web Foundation, an organisation committed to ensuring an open, free Web accessible and meaningful to all. A graduate of Oxford University, Sir Tim teaches at MIT and CSAIL. He is a professor in the Electronics and Computer Science Department at the University of Southampton and a Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
Rob Wainwright, Executive Director of Europol
First appointed Executive Director of Europol in 2009, Mr Wainwright was reappointed for a second term in 2013 having overseen a number of significant initiatives including the establishment of the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3). Mr Wainwright has twice chaired the World Economic Forum’s ‘Global Agenda Council on Organised Crime’ and was on the steering board of its ‘Partnering for Cyber Resilience’ project. Prior to joining Europol Mr Wainwright was Chief of the International Department of the UK Serious Organised Crime Agency (2006-2009) and Director International of the National Criminal Intelligence Service (2003-2006).
Mark Hughes, CEO Security, BT
Mark is CEO of BT Security and is accountable for all elements of BT’s own security activity globally. He ensures that BT has the right policies and procedures in place to keep the company’s assets – whether physical, logical or information – secure from attack. Mark also is a member of the World Economic Forum’s global future council on cybersecurity, collaborating with experts from business, government, academia and civil society to develop new insights and perspectives on cybersecurity. Prior to joining BT in 2002, Mark was the commercial director of MWB Business Exchange.
Mark Geoghegan, Managing Director of Euromoney Insurance Group (event chair)
Mark’s unconventional career spans (re)insurance broking and financial journalism. A graduate in Spanish, he spent over 7 years broking and producing (re)insurance of all classes from Spain and Latin America at Unison member broker Gil y Carvajal (now Aon Spain) in London and at Heath in Madrid, before leaving the market behind for a career in journalism. From 2002 to 2005 Mark was managing editor of FSA-regulated stock investment advisories Red Hot Penny Shares and The Fleet Street Letter before joining Reinsurance Magazine as editor in March 2005. He joined Insider Publishing in August 2008, editing The Insurance Insider and IQ magazine and is founding Chairman of the Lloyd’s and London Market Ibero American Club.