Speakers Info

The content, agenda & speakers for each Advisen Insights Conference is planned by an Advisory Board that represents industry thought-leaders and influential marketplace participants. Each Advisory Board is unique for each conference event. Advisory Board meetings and conference calls are led by Advisen’s David Bradford, President of the Research & Editorial Division, and/or Rebecca Bole, Director of Editorial Strategy and Products for the Research & Editorial division.

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31 Confirmed Speakers so far

  • Alan Jenkins, MD & Principal Consultant, Cyber Security Pilotage Ltd
  • Jonathan Armstrong, Partner, Cordery
  • Cameron Azari, Vice President, Epiq Systems
  • Mark Bannon, Senior Underwriter, Technology and S&P, Zurich
  • Ben Beeson, Vice President, Cybersecurity and Privacy, Lockton
  • Jim Blinn, Executive Vice President, Advisen
  • Rebecca Bole, Director of Editorial Strategy & Products, Advisen
  • Francois Brisson, Head of Cyber Technology, Director, Products & Global Markets, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
  • Mark Camillo, Head of Cyber, EMEA, AIG
  • Jennifer Coughlin, Partner, Lewis Brisbois
  • Melanie Dougherty Thomas, CEO & Managing Director, Inform
  • Peter Foster, Executive Vice President, Willis North America FINEX
  • Lisa Hansford-Smith, Senior Underwriter, Professional Indemnity, XL
  • Matthew Hogg, Underwriting Manager, Strategic Assets division, Liberty Specialty Markets
  • Bill Keogh, CEO, Advisen
  • Brian Lord, Managing Director, PGI Cyber
  • Cheryl Martin, Partner, EMEIA Financial Services Advisory-Cyber Security, EY
  • Erik Matson, Partner—Global Head of Insurance and Co-Head of Cyber Practice, Boyden Global Executive Search
  • Ken Munro, Partner, Pen Test Partners LLP
  • Ali Murphy, Manager Operational Risk – Insurable Risk, TSB Bank
  • Graeme Newman, Director, CFC Underwriting
  • Eric Qualkenbush, Member of the Board of Directors, BlackOps Partners
  • Vijay Rathour, Vice President, Stroz Friedberg
  • Jimaan Sane, International Underwriter of Specialty Lines, Beazley
  • Ira Scharf, Chief Strategy Officer, BitSight Technologies
  • Jeremy Smith, Head of Technology and Security & Privacy, Zurich
  • Bridget Treacy, Partner, Hunton & Williams
  • Melissa Ventrone, Partner, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
  • Stephen Wares, Cyber Risk Practice Leader, EMEA, Marsh
  • Steve Wright, Chief Privacy Officer, Unilever
  • William Wright, Senior Vice President, Paragon

Advisory Board:

  • Richard Anderson, Principal, AndersonRisk, former Chairman of the Institute of Risk Management
  • Peter Armstrong, Head of Cyber Thought Leadership, Willis
  • Lyndsey Bauer, Senior Vice President & Cyber Practice Leader, Paragon
  • Ben Beeson, Vice President, Cybersecurity, Lockton
  • Rebecca Bole, Director of Editorial Strategy & Products, Advisen
  • David Bradford, President, Research & Editorial division, Advisen
  • Mark Camillo Head of Cyber, EMEA, AIG
  • Matthew Hogg, Underwriting Manager, Strategic Assets division, Liberty Specialty Markets
  • Ken Munro, Partner, Pen Test Partners LLP
  • Graeme Newman, Director, CFC Underwriting (2015 Conference Chairman)
  • Jeremy Smith, Head of Technology and Security & Privacy, Zurich
  • Willy Stoessel, Worlwide Head of Cyber, Technology & Construction, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Ltd.
  • Bridget Treacy, Head of UK Data Protection and CyberSecurity Team, Hunton & Williams
  • Stephen Wares, Cyber Risk Practice Leader, EMEA, Marsh
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