Author of the best-sellers Blackout & Zero,
Marc Elsberg was born in Vienna in 1967. He was a columnist for the Austrian daily newspaper “Der Standard” and worked as strategy consultant and Creative Director in advertising in Vienna and Hamburg. He had his breakthrough in 2012 with the phenomenally successful thriller Blackout for which he was awarded several prizes, among other the German literary award “Wissensbuch des Jahres” (science book of the year). His meticulously researched and highly enthralling novel about the consequences of a massive blackout in Europe sold over 1 million copies in German alone, and has been translated into several languages. In his latest novel Zero for which he was once again awarded the prize for “Wissensbuch des Jahres” in Germany, Marc Elsberg tackles an issue which will fundamentally change the way we view ourselves and our society: The power of digital algorithms and the advance of Big Data-technologies.
General Director, POST Luxembourg
Graduate of the Institut Catholique des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (ICHEC) in Brussels with a degree in Commercial Sciences and Finance, Claude Strasser began his career in Luxembourg in 1995 as a tax advisor at Arthur Anderson. In 1998, Claude Strasser joined DuPont de Nemours (Luxembourg) working in the polyester films business for Europe in the Finance Department. In 2006, Claude was appointed Chief Administrative Officer of Société Electrique de l’Our (SEO). Claude Strasser is General Director of POST Luxembourg since 1 May 2012.
CIO, POST Luxembourg
Pierre Zimmer was appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO ) of POST Luxembourg in November 2013. The former Director of the State's Centre for Information Technology (CTIE), Pierre Zimmer, reinforces the management of POST Luxembourg as CIO. A computer engineer by training, he is in charge of developing new business applications allowing POST Luxembourg to offer its customers even more complete and efficient ICT solutions as well as of enterprise computing. Pierre Zimmer was named CIO of the year in 2015.
Principal Consultant, Security, Cloud & Middleware Infrastructure, PAC
Mathieu Poujol has been working in the SITS industry since 1996 and joined PAC in 1999. Role and responsibilities: Mathieu is responsible for the cyber security service line at PAC. He is also in charge of all infrastructure related markets: open source, IaaS, PaaS, middleware. He oversees the programs, manages and conducts surveys, market studies and analysis, custom research, marketing and strategic consulting for end users and technology providers in those areas. In addition, he is in charge of developing the PAC business in its related fields. Areas of expertise: - Cyber security - Cloud computing infrastructure, including IaaS, PaaS - Infrastructure software: OS, storage, virtualization, system management, middleware, development, modeling, open source, etc. Previous experience: - Sarelec, Marketing Manager – Abidjan, Ivory Coast - THG Worldwide, Sales for CAD/CAM sector – London, UK - BT Consulting, Marketing Assistant – Paris, France - Vivendi, New Technologies Sales Engineer – Paris, France Education: - Master’s degree in International Marketing – ISG – Paris, France - IT Business Management degree – Amiens Business School – Amiens
Head of Security Red Team, POST Luxembourg
48 years old, 26 years of professional experience (including 16 years as "ethical hacker"), and more than 30 years of passion for "hacking". Starting as a traditional developer for several years, using mainly C and assembly programming languages, Eric evolved to web programming and networks, and finally became an IT security expert. Eric left Paris neighborhood in order to work in Luxembourg where he has been the leader of several pentest teams: Telindus PSF, EBRC and PwC Luxembourg. As from January 2015, he is the Head of Security Red Team (part of the Cyber Security department) of POST Luxembourg.
Head of Risk & Business Advisory, EBRC
Philippe Dann currently holds the position of Head of Risk & Business Advisory Services at EBRC, Luxembourg’s leading provider of Data Centre, Cloud and Managed Services. Before joining EBRC in July 2013, Philippe was appointed Manager of the Global Consulting Partner Team at Verizon and Managing Director at Verizon Luxembourg. Philippe has spent more than 15 years in consulting, working with various sectors. He has a broad experience in Information Security, Operational Risk Management and Business Continuity and actively contributes to EBRC business development.
Consultant, POST Luxembourg
Paul joined POST Telecom in May 2013 as Product Manager Connectivity. His various operational and commercial experiences in Telecom and Data Centre markets in the demanding sector of Finance allowed him to understand and anticipate the specific needs of POST’s customers. Paul’s international experiences at Thomson Reuters and BT Radianz, several times designated Best Network Provider by the Waters Ranking, makes him believe that Luxembourg and POST have, in the centre of Europe, a major role to play in the e-Business Service Infrastructure. Sporty by nature, Paul likes competition and challenges. Paul’s mission as Product Manager allows him to breathe new vital energy to change a historical telecom operator as the Luxembourgish ICT market reference in the heart of a new global economy.
Head of IT Department, Groupe Nutrition & Santé
Axel GODDE is the DSI International of the group "Nutrition & Santé". The group commercialize products including Isostar and Gerblé. IS of Nutrition & Santé Key Data: - 880 users in Europe (9 sites) - 540 ERP Oracle users - 300 servers including 75 outsourced in Datacenter
eDiscovery, Cybersecurity & IT Compliance Independent Expert, Independent Consultant
Today, corporate eDiscovery Officers are facing two main challenges: The first one is directly coming from new technologies: Manage relevant strategic digital evidences collection of possible unfair internal usages and/or cybercrime external actitvity in regard with IT shadow, BYOD, IoT, Big Data. The second is due to legal initiatives: How to protect and maintain privacy rights during a worldwide eDiscovery inquiry before complaint. Because forensic tools and local laws are more and more accurate to border civil and criminal rules of practices with digital evidences, there will be a high price to pay for the slightest slip-up. The growing litigiousness of business cases by competitors and governments is the new economic rule. To role play it and be ready when the day comes is the only relevant ROI expected by the board of your company.
Senior Solution Consultant, Guidance Software
Francis Ia has nearly 20 years experiences in networking, network and application security, and with Guidance Software, digital and cyber threat forensic investigations. While at Guidance Software, he has assisted clients in identifying and implementing Forensic, e-Discovery and Security technology solutions specific to their departmental or company requirements.
Head of security services, EBRC
Régis holds the position of Head of Security Services at EBRC. He is mainly responsible for the Trusted Security Europe business line. His role relies on product management, product development and business development. Thanks to his technical background, he links these activities with the Operational teams, and leverages the current and awarded Business Continuity Services (BCS), Trusted ICT Managed Services, Trusted Cloud Europe Services and Information System Management of EBRC in order to boost the Managed Security practice. Before joining EBRC in January 2014, Régis spent 13 years in the Managed Security Services of Ubizen-Cybertrust-Terremark-Verizon. He created and managed the Luxembourg MSS Service (24x7 standalone SOC) and took the role of Service Delivery Manager for the Luxembourg, the global clients and partners. Moreover, Régis managed the Swiss Operations and ended up in a senior Product Management role for the worldwide services. He was also involved in risk assessments and various audits as former Managing Director of the local subsidiary. He started his career in ’98 within the Security division of Cisco located in San Jose and worked as Network and Security consultant. Régis holds a Master degree in Computer Sciences as well as a Master degree in Business Administration.
CEO and co-founder , CybelAngel
Erwan Keraudy is CEO and co-founder at CybelAngel. The cybersecurity company offers an innovative solution of data leaks detection on the Internet. Erwan Keraudy was previously evolving in the financial sector. In 2013, he launched with two other partners CybelAngel.
Information Security expert, P1 Security
Philippe is an Information Security worldwide expert in Network and Telecom with more than 20 years of experience in telecom and network security. He successfully founded several industry-leading companies in security including Qualys (US, NASDAQ: QLYS), INTRINsec (FR), WorldNet (FR), WaveSecurity (US), TSTF (EU) and P1 Security (FR). He conducted security missions such as audit, pentest, hardening, vulnerability analysis, risk analysis and threat intelligence in Telecom and Network domains. Philippe defined new methods and created appropriate tools to audit SS7, IMS and SIGTRAN networks through heavy R&D work. He led world-class pioneering work in vulnerability assessment product development such as in Qualys and INTRINsec. He also led the development of a number of complex system architectures in security products, ASP services and ISP/MSP infrastructures, and built and motivated international engineering teams, around security products and services.
Vice President Business Development, iTrust France
Ph.D. in Business Administration, Information Systems Engineer. 20 years of international experience in developing technology companies. Began his career at DEC Corp. then moved on to take over responsibility for development and growth in international publishers and IT service companies. Took part in the working groups of the French Senate Committee on start-ups and the G8 committee on the evolution of digital economies.
Head of Cyber-Security Department, POST Luxembourg
Holder of a PhD in atomic physics, Mohamed (Abel) Ourdane, 45 years, is the Head of Cyber-Security Department at POST Luxembourg. Knowing that the overall digitalization will put information in the heart of the economy, he is setting up a global cyber-security strategy aiming at POST Luxembourg playing a key role in that domain. After an experience as researcher at the Stockholm Institute of Physics and as MPLS, OSS/BSS & Security specialist at Cisco Systems Belgium, Mohamed joined POST Luxembourg in 2002. His mission was to lead the transformation of the infrastructure service of the Telecom Division in order to prepare the base of both all IP core business transformation and new value added services innovations.
Group Director of Information Security, Sanofi
Jean-Yves POICHOTTE joined SANOFI in September 2014 as the Group Director of Information Security. He is in charge of defining and leading the reinforcement programs of the Group digital security in compliance with the international regulations and the stakes related to the protection of the sensitive activities. For 7 years, he had been the Director of Fraud Information Security by SFR, thus contributing to the improvement of the operator’s network resilience and to the private life protection of its clients. Through these missions, he regularly worked with the ANSSI and different State administrations. He is also an auditor for the Institut Nationale des Hautes Etudes de la Sécurité et de la Justice (24ème session nationale). He is graduated from the Ecole des hautes Etudes Industrielles (1991). He is a member of the Jury of the Innovation des Assises de la Sécurité. He is a member of the Conseil d'Orientation et de Programme en Sécurité of Securesphere by EPITA.
Head of circuit switched operation and maintenance team, POST Luxembourg
- Diploma in Computer Science
- 25 years’ experience of in Fixed and Mobile Network domain
- Expert in mobile network signaling
- Care Program Manager in Nokia Siemens Networks for Luxembourg from 1996 – 2011
- Head of circuit switched operation and maintenance team in POST Luxembourg Mobile Network
Product Development & Innovation, POST Luxembourg
Graduate at the Institut Gramme (Liège) with a degree in Industrial Engineering, Jean-Michel began his career in Luxembourg in 1991. Successively Systems Engineer, Trainer, Project Manager and IT Manager, Jean-Michel build a strong experience on IT infrastructure and collaboration platforms since more than 20 years. The security aspect has always been a critical and driving element for Jean-Michel who is used to approach the security as well on the technical as the organizational aspects bound to the "compliance" with the various framework and recommendations of regulators. After being Manager of a PSF ICT Service Company, he decides to join POST Telecom in November 2012 and act as Product Manager. Jean-Michel handles the design and elaboration of the Security Professional Services’ Portfolio.
Manager Cyber and professional Liability, AIG
Frank Vanhoonacker, Manager Cyber and professional Liability is responsible for the development of Cyber in Belgium and Luxemburg. Frank has been with AIG for over 30 years, always active in the area of liability and financial lines, including bankers blanket policies, D&O and professional indemnity, the last line having become his specialty. In this role, Frank assisted many European countries in becoming an important player in this line of business. Since 3 years, Frank now also had the responsible to develop Cyber, a real challenge as it concerns a completely new insurance product with also a different approach compared to traditional insurance policies.