SPEAKER PROFILE

PHIL HASLAM
Kindleworth LLP

ABOUT PHIL

Phil is a legal IT Specialist having worked at some of the world's top law firms including Freshfields and Olswang and management consultancies.

Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of thousands of end user computing devices and peripherals, Phil has overseen the creation of internal policy and processes to ensure the safe and secure disposal of these assets plus the external vendor assessment and management.

 

JAIME LUMSDEN
R & D Tax

ABOUT JAIME

From graduate R&D electronics engineer in Ferranti Scotland, through international Sales and Marketing with Racal, then high value Project Management with STC, to Managing Director-Core Business of a substantial manufacturing high-technology plc.

From selling computers to Accountants in just three streets within Edinburgh City center with British Olivetti, to directly managing French, German and Italian subsidiary companies with Plessey, through to having responsibility for some 800 staff, located in 46 countires.

Jaime offers the acute analytical skills, drive, business savvy and professional expertise that comes from three decades of training and experience, developed within Blue Chip organisations including the big UK defence quartet of Plessey, Ferranti, Racal and Standard Telephone & Cable.

CARL GURNEY
Jelf

ABOUT CARL

I have over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry and lead a team of renewable energy executives. I sit on the ADBA’s executive advisory board and am an active member on ADBA’s steering groups and helped deliver the AD Certification Scheme, bridging the gap between insurers and industry. I also oversee Jelf's affinity relationships with both the REA and ADBA. I write for renewable energy sector publications, speak at events and provide insurance and risk management advice for funders, developers, operators, solicitors, contractors, and consultants across all renewable energy technologies.

GREG CHALLIS
Ecosurety

ABOUT GREG

Greg is procurement specialist at Ecosurety, the market leading compliance scheme investing in quality recycling. By nurturing close working relationships with key service partners across the industry, Greg helps to source and secure WEEE, batteries and packaging recycling evidence to fulfill Ecosurety’s members obligations.

Producers are now demanding more from their compliance spend and Greg and the Ecosurety team are leading the way through a collaborative approach across areas of education, innovation, collaboration and infrastructure in the UK recycling sector.

Dr ANDREW BLYTH
ADISA Research Centre

ABOUT ANDREW

Formally the Director of the Information Security Research Group at the University of South Wales, Andrew has functioned as a expert witness in the area of computer forensic and data recovery for a wide variety of law enforcement agencies such as the Home Office, SOCA and the Met Police.

Dr Blyth has also published a number of journal papers on the areas of computer forensic and data recovery and is one of the leading global authorities on data sanitisation and forensic techniques on solid state media.

Dr Blyth is on the ISO advisory board for standards relating to Computer Forensics as well as a member of the National IA forum and continues to work with UK government including the Defence Science Technology Laboratory.

 

STEVE MELLINGS
ADISA

ABOUT STEVE

Steve has over 15 years’ experience in asset retirement working with industry, global manufacturers and personally helping write and implement asset disposal policies for some of the largest organizations in the world.

A strong advocate of secure asset disposal Steve founded ADISA in 2010 to proactively deal with the current malaise from all parties concerned with data security issues within asset retirement. Author of the ADISA IT Asset Disposal Standard Steve is helping drive improvement in this service sector not only in the UK but also in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. The ADISA industry Standard has been recognised by DIPCOG which is a CESG and UK MoD Committee as being an industry standard of merit and Steve continues to work with UK government on procurement frameworks and vendor management in this sector.

In 2012 Steve worked with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office and wrote much of the ICO guidance notes which were released to help businesses comply with data protection legislation in this area. Steve is also the author of the National Computer Centre (NCC)’s guidance notes on how to manage risk when disposing of assets.

Steve is also a lecturer on risk management within asset disposal and co-author of the ADISA Certified Professional training course and has spoken at many national and international conferences on the subject matter.

Alan Bentley
President of Global Sales & Marketing, Blancco

ABOUT ALAN

Alan Bentley joined the company in October 2016 as VP of Sales, EMEA and more recently, has taken on the role of President of Global Sales & Marketing. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing sales efforts globally. As an industry veteran, Alan is responsible for leading the sales teams to develop sustainable and scalable revenue growth.

 Since joining the company, Alan has worked closely with our many enterprise customers and partners to implement data erasure solutions to mitigate security risks and ensure regulatory compliance. This gives him a unique insight into the market and business requirements driving the needs of today’s businesses. Alan has also spoken at industry conferences around the world, including MCW Barcelona, Infosec UK, Gitex Dubai and Govware Singapore.

Mark Chodos
CEO Makor Solutions

ABOUT MARK

With over twenty years of technology and product management, Mark is the rare technologist who can see and understand complex business issues. Mark began his career as a software engineer for companies including Altech and Siemens design complex communication applications. He was brought to the USA to head up an Internet startup ATEO whose product was eventually acquired by Intel Corporation. Mark then started his own software company, Makor Solutions, focused on providing the IT Asset Recovery and eWaste Recycling industry with business solutions. Today the company boasts customers from around the world and the product, the Makor ERP, is the premier ERP platform for the industry.

Simon Neilson
EMEA Business Development Director

ABOUT SIMON

Prior to joining Futuredial, Simon was the Sales Director for Aftermarket Services at Mobilogy, formerly a Cellebrite company where the focus was also on the sale of value add reverse supply chain solutions. Before this, Simon’s roles included the Head of Mobile, EMEA at Teleplan, Managing Director of Recommerce at Regenersis and Sales Director, Nordics at Motorola.

Ian Watson
Ecosystem Limited (Distributors of Intimus & Evashred Shredders)

ABOUT SPONSOR

Ian Watson is Managing Director of Ecosystem Limited. Ecosystem is the exclusive UK agent for sales and service of the intimus and Evashred ranges of data destruction products.
intimus manufactured their first paper shredding machine over 50 year ago from their factory in Markdorf Germany . They have a range of CPNI / DIPCOG approved HDD shredders, granulators , disintegrators, crushers and degaussers amongst their product portfolio.

Evashred Industrial Shredders are based in Wellington, New Zealand. They manufacture industrial shredders for solid waste shredding including WEEE scrap HDD.
Ian spent 20 + years as an employee of intimus then left to start Ecosystem in 2004. The new company started one of the first discount on line shredder shops www.officerocker.co.uk selling all the European brands of shredder using the strap line “with prices this low he must be officerocker.”

At the same time Ecosystem obtained the exclusive distribution rights for Evashred Shredders in the UK and Ireland. The Evashred brand is now a well known brand in the UK and the original officerocker web site sells exclusively intimus products. In July 2017 Ecosystem Limited bought intimus UK. For more information see our websites
www.intimus.com www.intimus.co.uk www.evashred.co.uk www.officerocker.co.uk

Pasi Pihlman / Nathan Jones
VP Sales Piceasoft / White Canyon

ABOUT PASI AND NATHAN
Pasi Pihlman is the VP of Sales at Piceasoft, coordinating and managing the Piceasoft sales operations globally. Under Pasi's sales leadership the Piceasoft revenue has grown over 760% and the customer base has expanded to over 70 countries all over the world. Pasi has more than 15 years of international sales management experience in UK and Australia. For the past 5 years, Pasi has been working in data erasure industry, first at Tabernus in UK and later at Piceasoft in Finland and globally.
Nathan Jones is the Vice President of Sales for WhiteCanyon Software. He has a bachelors in Computer Science from Brigham Young University and has been working in the secure data destruction field for more than ten years. He has overseen the development of WipeDrive, the world leader in disk sanitization and the only software tool certified to the NIAP EAL 4+ standard.

 

Leon Lindblad
Business Development Manager

ABOUT LEON

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