After obtaining an MBA in Economics, Leo Brand started his career at the airline KLM, where he worked in different positions for eight years, both in The Netherlands and in Germany. After KLM, he became manager at the strategic consultancy firm A.T. Kearney. Later on he became one of the founders of Adcore Strategy, where he took the helm as managing director. Brand was the pioneer in commercializing Wifi in the early days and founded Megabeam in London which was sold to Swisscom where he also was the CEO for almost twelve years. Nowadays he is Vopak’s CIO and is involved in different start-ups.
Candice has spent the last 18 years of her career working with and for Financial Services institutions in The Netherlands, South Africa and United Kingdom. Candice is currently the CIO for NN International where she is accountable for Technology in 11 countries across Europe and in Japan and plays an active role in driving the digital transformation of the International organization. Before joining NN in 2017 , Candice was a Managing Director within Financial Services at Accenture in the Netherlands and led the Banking Consulting and Technology practices for NL. During her 16 year consulting career at Accenture, Candice worked with many FSIs to assist them in defining their business and technology strategy and playing a role executing and delivering against that strategy. Throughout her career Candice has been active in driving and supporting diversity and building teams that reflect the society in which they worked. Candice likes to go Hiking or running in the weekend, plays tennis and enjoys travelling to new places.
Norman Stuertz started his career with JPMorgan in Frankfurt and London, where he gained experience in the short term securities, treasury and foreign exchange business in mid- and front-office roles. Norman continued his career in consulting with BearingPoint and Capgemini and projects in London, Munich, Madrid and Vienna on system and process topics for trading, asset management and private banking. Since 2007 Norman is with Credit Suisse in Zurich where he has lead IT units as Head Of Application Development and was Chief Of Staff for IT. Since 2016 he is in the role of a Divisional Chief Data Officer, and a data enthusiast when it comes to data management and data monetization.
Working within the areas of technology, Digitalization and organizational changes for more than 15 years, Jan Topp has amassed extensive experience and significant results both in private and public companies.Jan believes the primary ingredient in a successful digital journey has nothing to do with IT, but rather reliance on processes, relations and cultural changes.Jan Topp has been working in large complex organizations including: A.P. Moller Mærsk, The danish Ministry of Taxation, Region of Southern Denmark (Healthcare), CGI Denmark and Bang & Olufsen a/s.
Mauro ISRAEL is a cybersecurity expert with more than 25 years of professional experience and more than 500 audits, consulting assignments, awareness sessions, conferences and trainings in information security. He is the Corporate CISO of ORPEA group, one of the european leaders in healthcare.
Mauro has carried out assignments in a multitude of fields and in particular in the automotive and aeronautics industry, for EDF's nuclear power plants, Ariane Espace, French Air Force, French Army, Alcatel, Ford, Crédit Immobilier de France, Peugeot PSA, Bosch, Institut Curie, Bureau Veritas, Valeo, Société Générale, SFR, Ferrero, Bank of Africa, The European Commission, BOAD and ORPEA.
He currently working on strengthening information systems security, including management for ISO certification process and business continuity plans. He is the author of several books and articles in numerous specialized safety magazines as well as a lecturer in French and English.
He has taught information security at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécoms de Paris, as well as at the European Commission and has also taught at the University of Economics of Lille 1.
Specialties: ISO 27001 security audits, ISO 22301 business continuity plans, security architectures, certification support, training: ISO 27001 Lead auditor, Lead Implementer, Risk Manager, CISO job.
Gianluca currently works as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Arduino, the world’s leading open-source hardware and software platform. All aspects of corporate security, including information protection, ID management, network security, threat analysis, emergency response, security policy, and IT audit/compliance programs fall under his purview. Previously, he held engineering roles at Digital Transformation Team (Italian Government), Rocket Internet, Red Hat, Lastminute.com Group, PrivateWave.
Johan Stronkhorst is a Senior ICT Security Management Consultant, CISSP certified and a specialist in IT Security & Risk Management, IAM and (financial) administrative systems (ERP). Since 1985 Johan has been working on the edge of IT and Business, implementing systems and security in a wide range of international organizations, varying from manufacturing, retail and finance to international governmental institutions. He is currently working as CISO of the Greenyard Group.
Luis Alveirinho is CTO of Altice Portugal since December 2017. He joined PT in 1996, where he held several management functions in the areas of Network Management, Network Planning and Engineering and was, since 2015, director of Engineering and Network Operations. In the period of June 2011 to July 2013, Luis was Director of Engineering and Network Implementation of Oi in Brazil. In 2017 he was honored by the FTTH Council Europe with the Individual Award for its contribution in accelerating the adoption of FTTH networks and technologies in Europe and in 2019 he won the Broadband World Forum “Innovator of the Year” Award. Luis holds a Graduation degree in Electronics and an Master of Science degree in Telecommunications and Computers Science from the Lisbon Technical University.
Jorge Paulo is a C-level executive and Board Adviser with a 25+ year track record of high-level impact both entrepreneurial and mature company settings who balances IT Strategy and Transformation with strong business acumen. Currently working in Financial Industry, he also led M&A and Restructuring & Turnarounds programs in Tier 1 Advisory Firms. Experienced assistant teacher with a demonstrated history of 10 years working in the Higher Education industry.