Speakers & Panelists

PETER WRIGHT

PETER WRIGHT

Chair, Technology & Law Reference Group

The Law Society

Peter Wright is a Solicitor and leading expert in Data Protection, Cybersecurity and Social Media Law. As Managing Director of DigitalLawUK, he advises clients from across the UK, Europe, Middle East and North America and has a strong following in the creative and digital sector. Clients include professional services firms, financial services and international retailers.

Peter Wright is a Solicitor and leading expert in Data Protection, Cybersecurity and Social MediaLaw. As Managing Director of DigitalLawUK, he advises clients from across the UK, Europe,Middle East and North America and has a strong following in the creative and digital sector.Clients include professional services firms, financial services and international retailers.Shortlisted in the 2016 Law Society Excellence Awards, DigitalLawUK is the only specialist lawfirm in the UK to provide advice solely on Data Protection, Cybersecurity, Social Media Law and E– Commerce, advising corporate clients on the conduct of their business online. Through theinnovative use of a smartphone Apps, a Podcast, social media and interactive training &education, DigitalLawUK has pioneered the use of technology to market and deliver legalservices to its clients.   Prior to opening DigitalLawUK in 2014, Peter Wright advised HM Government on Data Protectionand Freedom of Information Act matters. He is presently Chair of the Law Society's Technology &Law Reference Group and is the Law Society Council Member for Yorkshire.A sought-after speaker, Peter Wright has led seminars or spoken at numerous Conferences andevents including the British Legal Technology Forum, the European Legal Cyber Security Forum,the London Law Expo, the Policy-UK Forum, the International Festival of Business and Chambersof Commerce. He regularly speaks at events for the Law Society and also for practitionergroups; including the Commerce and Industry Group, the Risk and Compliance Conference, theLaw Management Section and the Sole Practitioners Group. He has also presented for Local LawSocieties including Sheffield, Manchester, Exeter and Leeds. He has presented internationally forthe European Young Bar Association, the American Bar Association, Hardwiring Freedom atInternet Days and at CPDP Computers, Privacy & Data Protection Brussels Conference 2017.Peter is author of the Law Society Cyber Security Toolkit and hosts the DigitalLawUK podcast.You can follow Peter on Twitter at @DigitalLawUK and follow his blog at www.DigitalLawUK.com. You can also download the DigitalLawUK App free for the iPhone.


CHRIS LEATHER

CHRIS LEATHER

Global Director of IT Risk & Security

Clifford Chance LLP

Chris is a seasoned information security professional with 22 years’ specific security experience out of a 28 year career in information technology. Accomplished in engaging at all levels within organisations and with external vendors, he has led global teams and planned, implemented and managed security frameworks in challenging circumstances for both greenfield ventures and existing schemes. A wide variety of demanding leading-edge projects across different domains, often part of large change programmes, has given him experience of clients ranging from global blue chips to small dot-coms.

Chris is a seasoned information security professional with 22 years’ specific security experience out of a 28 year career in information technology. Accomplished in engaging at all levels within organisations and with external vendors, he has led global teams and planned, implemented and managed security frameworks in challenging circumstances for both greenfield ventures and existing schemes. A wide variety of demanding leading-edge projects across different domains, often part of large change programmes, has given him experience of clients ranging from global blue chips to small dot-coms. He is an autonomous self-starter who can pull together teams and resources to meet tight deadlines. He champions security and builds lasting relationships with business and technical stakeholders by demonstrating value and focusing on the business case. His current role is at Cliffor Chance, where he is the Global Director of IT Risk & Security. Other roles have included security management within multi-billion pound IT programmes, devising security strategy, enhancement of existing security schemes, security evaluation of products and systems, risk assessment, and development of ISO/IEC 27001 information security management systems (ISMS). Areas covered include construction & infrastructure, healthcare, financial services, mobile services, internet transactions, electronic trading, and defence and government. He has undertaken due diligence for investment and acquisition, and for a new product launch He has chaired conferences and spoken on topics such as mobile commerce, the internet applications of public key cryptography, and smart cards.


PAUL SALAZAR

PAUL SALAZAR

Senior Counsel, Corporate Legal & Compliance, Litigation

Siemens AG

Paul Salazar is Senior Counsel, Corporate Legal & Compliance, Litigation at Siemens AG in Munich, Germany. He is admitted to practice law in New York and California and has a German LL.M. Mr. Salazar has extensive experience in the areas of litigation and finance. Mr. Salazar plays a key role in the strategic planning, early case assessment, preparation and defense of complex litigation and arbitration matters.

Paul Salazar is Senior Counsel, Corporate Legal & Compliance, Litigation at Siemens AG in Munich, Germany. He is admitted to practice law in New York and California and has a German LL.M. Mr. Salazar has extensive experience in the areas of litigation and finance. Mr. Salazar plays a key role in the strategic planning, early case assessment, preparation and defense of complex litigation and arbitration matters. He has significant experience with respect to a wide range of international disputes, including contractual disputes, IP litigation, securities litigation, post-M&A disputes, class actions, tort actions, product liability, FCPA litigation and regulatory proceedings. Mr. Salazar deals on an almost daily basis with internal investigations, data collections, e-discovery, risk assessments, data protection, works council codetermination rights and data retention topics. In addition, he has played a crucial role in defining several of the internal company processes and practices relating thereto.


AMAR SINGH

AMAR SINGH

CEO

Cyber Management Alliance

Amar is an experienced cyber, information security, and data privacy practitioner and a Senior C Level Executive, a Global Chief Information Security Officer, and an Expert in Information Risk Management. In addition, he is a UK Government GCHQ Certified Trainer and creator of APMG & GCHQ Certified course CSPE (Cyber Security & Privacy Essentials), creator and trainer of a business focused Cyber Incident Planning & Response Course for middle to senior executives (CIPR) b, and mentor and trusted advisor to FTSE 100 Firms, Start-ups, and Incubator Funds.

Amar is a Board Member and Consultant for MBA in Cyber Security and Chair of the ISACA Security Advisory Group. Finally, he is an author, writer, industry speaker, and presenter.


VANJA LALIĆ

VANJA LALIĆ

Global Business Development Manager

INsig2

Vanja has recently joined the INsig2 Digital Forensics Department after an international career in the United Kingdom, Turkey, and in the United Arab Emirates. Before joining INsig2, she worked within the ICT sector in Dubai dealing with highly sophisticated registration solutions and data analytics software. Vanja speaks fluent English, intermediate German and basic Spanish and Turkish. She is currently working towards an MBA degree majoring in Technology management.


SAVINA GRUIČIĆ

SAVINA GRUIČIĆ

Digital Forensics Consultant

INsig2

Savina graduated from Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, where she obtained bachelor's and master's degree in Information and Communication Technology, Information Processing profile. She has the CAE certificate (Certificate in Advanced English), and speaks fluent Spanish and limited German and Russian. Savina works in INsig2 as a consultant in digital forensics department where she is primarily responsible for forensic training and client education and also for support during demanding and complicated investigations.

She has excellent knowledge in forensic tools and great experience with consulting in digital forensic investigations.  Currently, Savina is going through the education process in order to complete several professional certifications.


JASON PLANT

JASON PLANT

Head of Lawyer Technology

DLA Piper

Jason is Head of Lawyer Technology at DLA Piper. After starting his IT career in the utilities industry, Jason now has twenty years’ experience in Legal IT. He began the legal IT journey as a developer working on case management software for personal injury claims before moving into intranet development. He then spent several years in project management working on a variety of projects in legal ranging from knowledge management, through intranet and extranet services to document management (with the early adoption of matter centric working and WorkSite 8.0 in 2004).

Jason is Head of Lawyer Technology at DLA Piper. After starting his IT career in the utilities industry, Jason now has twenty years’ experience in Legal IT. He began the legal IT journey as a developer working on case management software for personal injury claims before moving into intranet development. He then spent several years in project management working on a variety of projects in legal ranging from knowledge management, through intranet and extranet services to document management (with the early adoption of matter centric working and WorkSite 8.0 in 2004). Jason then became the manager responsible for Knowledge Management, Digital Dictation and Document Management systems within the firm. And now in his current role, is a senior manager responsible for teams that look after the applications and devices that lawyers use in their day to day work.


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