SPEAKERS

Matthew Vaughan
Director Aviation Security
IATA
Marcelo Ivo de Carvalho
Director of Organized Crime Investigations
Federal Police Sao Paulo
Jean-Claude Nanche
Head of Aircraft Security
Airbus
Philip D. Baum
Director
Green Light Ltd.
Eman Al Awadhi
Vice President of Cyber Security and Resilience
Expo 2020 Dubai
Peter Burow
Behavioural Strategist
NeuroPower
Sir Gary Coward KBE CB
Chairman
Redline Assured Security Ltd.
Dr. Alan Miller
Director
Liquate(HK) Ltd.
Gary Wade
Vice President Security
Atlas Air Worldwide
Steve Van Aperen
Behavioural Interview Expert
SVA Training
Michelle Tsing
Founder of Elevate the Blockchain, Inc.
Blockchain Inc.
Andrew Nicholson
Founder
Osprey
Martin Underwood
Director
Tonanti Limited
Mike Horne
General Manager
Latecoere Interconnection Systems UK LTD
Kim Ann Williamson
Wales Anti Slavery Leadership Group
Sidney Chau Foo Cheong
International Aviation Security Consultant
International Aviation Security
Richard Davis
Advisor Global Elite Group, ISF President
Global Elite Group
Dr David Rubens
CEO
Deltar Training Services Ltd
David J Brooks
Associate Professor
Edith Cowan University
Hany Bakr
Security Director
Aviation & Maritime EMEA, MedAire & International SOS Group
Greg Peckinpaugh
Special Agent
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Brig Muhammad Zubair
Deputy Director General
Airports Security Force, Pakistan
Sarah Clifford
Sr. Manager
Immigration New Zealand (INZ)
Glenn Murray
Chief Executive and Managing Director
Sapien Cyber
David Gates
FBI Supervisory Special Agent (SSA)
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Bryce Jacobs-Shannon
K-9 Program Manager
Transguard Group
Thomas Heuckeroth
Head of CyberSecurity
Emirates Group
Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport
Hong-Eng Koh
Global Chief Public Safety Scientist
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Gill Sparrow
Manager, Contingency Response Planning
Emirates
Jonathan Jasper
Manager of Cabin Safety
IATA
Espen Gylvik
CEO
Cyviz
Anas Hawari
Regional General Manager
Cyviz
Reema Al Marzooqi
VP of Investigations, Fraud & Cyber Crime Unit
Emirates Group Security
Aleksandar Kovacevic
Training Specialist, Aircrew Training Unit
Emirates Group Security
Matthew Vaughan
Director of Aviation Security, IATA
Matthew Vaughan is the Director of Aviation Security at IATA. Previously, he worked for Etihad Airways for over 8 years, 5 of them as the Head of Aviation Security. In IATA he is focusing on the promotion of baseline compliance to Aviation Security standards and recommended practices as well as leveraging an all-hazards, risk-based approach through strategic threat analysis and business continuity planning in a high threat, high reliability industry.
Marcelo Ivo de Carvalho
Regional Director of Organized Crime Investigations, Federal Police São Paulo
Marcelo Ivo de Carvalho is a specialist in Criminal Sciences and a Commissioner of the Federal Police of Brazil since 2003. Previously working as Head of the National Airport Security Office in Brasília and Head of the Federal Police Station at Guarulhos International Airport, currently he’s serving as Regional Director of Organized Crime Investigations of the Federal Police in the State of São Paulo. At AVSEC he will be talking about how to combat narco-trafficking in airports.
Jean-Claude Nanche
Head of Aircraft security, Airbus commercial aircraft
Former A350 chief Airworthiness Engineer, Jean-Claude Nanche has certified the A350 in Europe, US and more than 10 countries before taking the position of head of Aircraft security for Airbus commercial aircraft. The Airbus Security Centre of competence is managing both physical and cyber security for Airbus commercial Aircraft.
Philip D. Baum
Managing Director, Green Light Ltd.
In 1996 Philip established Green Light, through which he serves as a subject matter expert for the Airports Council International (ACI) in the area of Behavioural Analysis and runs training courses for them. Likewise, Philip designs and delivers IATA Inflight Security courses and has worked with IATA on the way behavioural analysis might be incorporated into (what was originally called) the ‘Checkpoint of the Future’, the pre-cursor to ‘Smart Security’.
Eman Al Awadhi
Vice President of Cyber Security and Resilience, Expo 2020 Dubai
As VP of Cyber Security and Resilience at Expo 2020 Dubai, Eman Al Awadhi is responsible for defining and executing the strategic direction for safeguarding Expo 2020 from cyber threats. Eman has more than 10 years of enriched cyber security experience. Prior to joining Expo 2020 Dubai in 2016, she was a Network Security Engineer in the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority’s UAE Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT).
Peter Burow
Behavioural Strategist, NeuroPower
Peter Burow is a behavioural strategist and advisor to senior executives around the world on behavioural analysis. Peter is the author of the NeuroPower framework which elegantly brings together psychology, neuroscience, behavioural economics and systems theory into an integrated understanding of human behaviour. NeuroPower is being applied by governments, businesses and communities in 20+ countries.
Sir Gary Coward KBE CB
Chairman, Redline Assured Security Ltd.
Sir Gary is a strategic consultant and non-executive director operating in the defence, aerospace and security sectors. In addition to his commercial roles, Sir Gary is the Deputy Colonel Commandant of the AAC, President of the AAC Veterans' Association and Air OP Association, a trustee of the Duke of York’s Royal Military School and Chairman of the Army Flying Museum.
Dr. Alan Miller
Director, Liquate(HK) Ltd.
Dr. Miller is a board executive and consultant with more than 20 years' experience in technology, engineering strategy, and execution. He has served in senior executive capacity across the private sector and consults at board and high decision- making government execution level.
Gary Wade
Vice President Security, Atlas Air Worldwide
Gary Wade is responsible for Global Security at Atlas Air Worldwide. Prior to coming to Atlas, Mr. Wade served as the Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Air Marshal Service at Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport. Previously, he was a Special Agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration for over 30 years, assigned to offices in Detroit, Miami, Washington, D.C. and Quantico, VA.
Steve Van Aperen
Behavioural Interview Expert, SVA Training
Steve van Aperen is an expert in the field of behavioural interviewing, reading body language, detecting deception and changing behaviours. He has conducted behavioural interviews on 78 homicide and 2 serial killer investigations and consults his services to fortune 500 companies, police departments, intelligence agencies and government departments throughout the world.
Michelle Tsing
Founder of Elevate the Blockchain Inc.
She was an attorney at PayPal, where she helped the Large Merchant Services team achieved ubiquity. Prior to PayPal, she was at Cisco, eBay, Samsung and Apple. She co-founded a blockchain payments startup in 2015 and is a strategic advisor to a number of AI, blockchain and 3D printing companies. She is also a mentor for Singularity University Ventures, Berkeley Blockchain Accelerator, SVI Academy and Hack Temple, which are tech incubators located in the United States.
Andrew Nicholson
Founder of Osprey
Andrew spent 12 years in the Royal Navy, 6 with UK Special Forces, which included operational tours in all major conflict regions. After military service, Andrew led the maritime and oil and gas divisions for the largest provider of maritime security in the industry. Andrew also founded Osprey Flight Solutions - now IATA’s partner for open source risk management data - with the aim of driving a quantum shift in the capabilities available to the industry for risk management.
Martin Underwood
Manging Director, Tonanti Limited
Martin Underwood is the Manging Director, Tonanti Limited and an independent consultant in Defence, Security and related matters, with his main area of expertise in ammunition and explosives. Serving in the British Army for 25 years, he completed operational tours in Northern Ireland, Former Yugoslavia and in Iraq and was awarded the United States Bronze Star Medal. Later, he was the Technical Advisor in NATO Allied Command Transformation and worked with UN.
Mike Horne
General Manager, Latecoere Interconnection Systems UK LTD
Mike Horne BEng CEng FIET is General Manager of Latecoere Interconnection Systems UK LTD. He has worked extensively in video camera systems for a wide variety of purposes from missile guidance and fire control, to pipe inspection and commercial security. Former working group chair for the European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCAE), he is now working to develop the first UK subsidiary of the major French aerospace company.
Kim Ann Williamson MBE
Strategic Objectives Programme Lead, Wales Anti Slavery Leadership Group.
Kim Ann is a member of the Wales Anti Slavery Leadership Group and is the Strategic Objectives Programme Lead. Kim Ann collaborates with Council of Europe GRETA Experts and ICMPD to share the good practice she has developed in Wales. In the Queens Birthday Honours 2018 Kim Ann was made a Member of the British Empire for her contribution to Law and Order for combatting modern slavery, human trafficking and Female Genital Mutilation.
Sidney Chau Foo Cheong
International Aviation Security Consultant
Mr. Chau served in the Hong Kong Police from 1970 to 2004 and specialized in operational duties, criminal investigation and national security. In the 80's he was seconded to Interpol General Secretariat in Paris, France. Later, Mr. Chau was the head of the Aviation Security Company Ltd. which was responsible for aviation security at the Hong Kong International Airport. Currently, he is the Director of Starfire Technology (AI & IOT) Group Ltd. in Hong Kong.
Richard Davis
Head of Airline Security in the U.S
Richard Davis is the longest serving head of airline security in the U.S. and the world and one of only 9 heads of security that are members of both the prestigious OSAC and DSAC Leadership Board councils sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and FBI/DHS respectively. He is very engaged in the United Airlines Leadership Competencies and extremely respected in the aviation security community, chief security officer population and throughout the federal government.
Dr David Rubens
CEO of Deltar Training Services Ltd, Executive Director of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management
Dr David Rubens DSyRM, CSyP, F.ISRM, FSyI is CEO of Deltar Training Services Ltd, and Executive Director of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management. He currently runs training programmes for strategic risk and crisis managers around the world, delivering training in seventeen countries in SE Asia, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Europe since January 2017.
Dave Brooks, PhD, MSc, BSc,
Graduate Security Science Coordinator, Edith Cowan University
Dave Brooks, PhD, MSc, BSc, is the Graduate Security Science Coordinator at Edith Cowan University (ECU). After serving in Military Air Defence, Dave moved into Electronic Security and Consultancy, prior to his current academic role. For the past 17 years, Dave has undertaken research and teaching in ECU’s Security Science program, with a focus on corporate security, security design and defeat evaluation, and more recently with Intelligent Building systems.
Hany Bakr
Security Director, Aviation & Maritime EMEA, MedAire & International SOS Group
Hany is an experienced airline professional, with over 20 years’ experience in the aviation and travel industries, progressively holding executive leadership positions in various airlines’ ground operations, safety, quality and security divisions in the UK and the Gulf region. Prior to joining MedAire & International SOS, Hany was most recently part of the executive leadership team of the Qatar Airways Group as their Acting VP Group Security.
Greg Peckinpaugh
Special Agent, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Greg Peckinpaugh is Chief Security Officer for Addison Global who served as a Special Agent with the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration up until April of 2019. His primary focus was in the interdiction aspect and movement of illegal narcotics and currency. He is also a Senior Instructor Development Certified Instructor and has instructed classes all over the world.
Brig Muhammad Zubair
Deputy Director General, Airports Security Force, Pakistan
Army Officer having 34 years of service, an ICAO Certified Aviation Security Professional Manager with varied experience in handling of Internal Security issues related to counter terrorism. Presently is serving as Deputy Director General, Airports Security Force, Pakistan. Previously he was a Military Observer in United Nation Mission in East Timor and UN Peace Keeping Mission in Congo, Chief of Staff at different Military Headquarters and Deputy Military Secretary to President of Pakistan.
Sarah Clifford
Sr. Manager, Immigration New Zealand (INZ)
Sarah Clifford is a senior manager with 19 years’ experience within Immigration New Zealand (INZ). During her tenure, Sarah has held a variety of leadership and operational roles both in New Zealand as well as diplomatic secondments to Vietnam and the Philippines. Currently based in Christchurch, Sarah has been directly involved in leading the INZ response to the Christchurch Mosque attacks on 15 March 2019.
Glenn Murray
Chief Executive and Managing Director, Sapien Cyber
Glenn is the Chief Executive and Managing Director of Sapien Cyber with diverse experience in engineering, cyber security and Information Communications Technology (ICT) including project & technical management within Oil & Gas, mining, heavy vehicle manufacturing, defence (Electronic Warfare) and telecommunication industries. Previously as Chief Technology Officer for Sapien, Glenn delivered Sapien’s technical platform.
David Gates
FBI Supervisory Special Agent (SSA)
SSA Gates has been with the FBI since 2003 and he has been assigned to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for most of his career. He is considered one of the FBI’s subject matter experts on aviation crime and airport operations, and often provides training and guidance to FBI agents assigned to airports across the United States. SSA Gates has responded to hundreds of crimes on board aircraft and arrested hundreds of offenders in his time at LAX.
Bryce Jacobs-Shannon
K-9 Program Manager, Transguard Group
With 13+ years of training experience and nearly two decades in the security services sector, Bryce Jacobs-Shannon is a passionate expert in the training and development of explosive detection canine services. As the K-9 Program Manager at Transguard Group, Bryce is responsible for training not only staff and animals, but also for developing and monitoring the training programs and their progress. Bryce previously worked throughout Iraq and Afghanistan in support of the U.S. military and government operations as a Canine Handler and Canine Trainer.
Thomas Heuckeroth
Head of CyberSecurity for the Emirates Group
Having over 2 decades of leadership experience in background in IT & cyber security as well as Information Risk Management, Thomas sees himself not like a traditional CISO but considers himself as pragmatic in implementing cyber security for IT, OT and IOT. As a Corporate IT/Cyber Security specialist with substantial regulatory experience, he is dedicated ensuring balanced IT risk versus IT compliance needs as for example in PCI/DSS, SOX and data privacy (e.g. EU GDPR) regulations.
Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport
Baroness Vere of Norbiton was appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport in April 2019. She was previously a Government Whip (Baroness in Waiting) from December 2016 to uly 2019. Before entering politics, Charlotte spent 4 years as the Executive Director of the Girls’ Schools Association, including 6 months as the General Secretary of the Independent Schools Council. Prior to that she was the CEO of Big White Wall, an online mental health service, and Finance Director at Recruit Media.
Hong-Eng Koh
Global Chief Public Safety Scientist, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Mr. Koh leads a global team of public safety scientists, experts and business architects in Huawei that engages top public safety agencies globally to help them with high level ICT design to better counter evolving threats. Outside his work in Huawei, Mr. Koh is a Vice President of the Society for the Policing of Cyberspace (POLCYB). He is also on the expert panel of the Geneva based Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime.
Gill Sparrow
Contingency Response Planning Manager, Emirates
During her career, Gill has responded to several aviation incidents and fatal accidents, including the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic Ash disruption; assisting with the Afriqiyah Airways Flight 771 fatal accident in Tripoli, Libya; managing the Telephone Enquiry Centre response for the FlyDubai Flight 981 fatal accident in Rostov, Russia as well as having an integral role in the Emirates EK521 response in 2016 at Dubai International Airport. As part of her role as Chair of the IATA Emergency Planning Task Force from 2010 – 2014, she contributed to the 2013 release of the ICAO Policy on Assistance to Aircraft Accident Victims and their Families.
Jonathan Jasper
Manager of Cabin Safety at IATA
Prior to joining IATA, he worked for Virgin Atlantic Airways in the UK for 25 years as cabin crew, purser, safety instructor and eventually Cabin Safety Procedures Officer, where he spent time writing crew manuals, training cabin crew, promoting SMS and providing safety input into various innovative cabin equipment, service and design projects. Part of his current role at IATA is to regularly review all reports of unruly passenger behavior received from airlines submitting data to the IATA STEADES program, to provide annual analysis to support IATA’s advocacy initiatives in ratification of the Montreal Protocol 2014.
Espen Gylvik
CEO, Cyviz
Espen Gylvik is the CEO of Cyviz, with a long track record in the IT & Telecom industry with leading positions in Microsoft and Netcom. Most recently the CEO of UMS, an Everbridge company, providing public warning systems across the globe, he brings experience from public safety and security to the control room.
Anas Hawari
Regional General Manager, Cyviz
Anas Hawari has worked closely with security intense industries, helping them to deploy modern and secure solutions for collaboration and visualization. Working with some of the most demanding organizations in the Middle East, identifying needs and pain points, and scope the solution to deliver future-proof control rooms and operations centres.
Reema Al Marzooqi
VP of Investigations, Fraud & Cyber Crime Unit, Emirates Group Security
Reema Al Marzooqi leads the Investigations Unit which controls all the fraudulent activities and criminal acts against the airline within the network. She is a member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). Previously Reema worked as a Senior Client Relations Executive and Human Resources Manager. Thereafter she was transferred to the Commercial Department and assigned to be in charge of multiple stations such as Kuwait, Jordan, Bahrain and Greece. She is one of the few female UAE Nationals to be chosen as Country Manager in Europe.
Aleksandar Kovacevic
Training Specialist, Aircrew Training Unit, Emirates Group Security
Aleksandar is part of Group Security’s Aircrew Training Unit, responsible for AVSEC training of Flight and Cabin Crew. He is from Serbia and before joining Emirates Airlines he was completing his studies in Arabic Language and Literature at Belgrade University. Areas of particular interest to Aleksandar include management of unruly passengers in aviation, fight against human trafficking and international relations. Aleksandar has been a part of Emirates Airline since 2005.