Session IV


Mr Aleksandrs Cepilovs

Capability Building Officer- R&D, eu-LISA

Dr Aleksandrs Cepilovs is a research officer at the European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA) and a research fellow at Tallinn University of Technology, where he obtained his PhD in Public Administration/Technology Governance. Previously he has worked as a research fellow and project manager at Tallinn University of Technology and was a civil servant in Latvia.


The European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA) was established to provide a long-term solution for the operational management of large-scale IT systems, which are essential instruments in the implementation of the asylum, border management and migration policies of the EU. The Agency currently manages Eurodac, the Schengen Information System (SIS) and the Visa Information System (VIS). Further to these, eu-LISA is developing the Entry/Exit System (EES), the European Travel Information Authorisation System (ETIAS) and the European Criminal Records Information System – Third-Country Nationals (ECRIS-TCN). These systems and the pre-existing ones are being built/adapted to ensure Interoperability – improved access to information stored in EU information systems and identity management at an EU level. The Agency is also in the process of integrating e-CODEX into its portfolio.


CERT-EU is a world-renowned cybersecurity entity, working tirelessly to protect the data and systems of the EU institutions, bodies and agencies. Established in 2011, they have been constantly expanding their IT operations to reinforce the digital security of their constituents. Based in Brussels, CERT-EU takes pride in supporting 80+ key organisations across the globe. They also collaborate with a large number of partners and researchers to ensure the maintenance of their technological edge and have access to the best-in-class expertise.


Mr James Barr

Cloud Engineer, CERT-EU


Deloitte is a leading global professional services company with a large Cyber practice that helps clients deal with complex Cyber challenges. Our industry recognized leading Cyber services include Cyber Strategy, Digital Identity, Cloud & Emerging Tech, Offensive Security, Detect & Respond, SAP Security and Data Protection and Privacy. Our delivery models include advisory services, implementation of new security technologies, and operating security capabilities for our clients, such as SOC and Identity services. Our global reach and network of experts allows us to work on the most innovative and complex challenges our clients face to stay secure and thrive in a hyper-connected world.


Mr Yousef Khasawinah

Cyber Security Manager, Deloitte

Yousef is cyber security manager within the Cyber Services Department of Deloitte Belgium with over 8 years of professional experience in the information security filed. Yousef has been leading and involved in multiple projects related to endpoint protection deployments, network and DNS protection deployments, users and passwords protection deployments, ISO2700X, GDPR, Vulnerability Assessment, Internal Auditing, and Security Operation Centre technical operations (Managed Security Services).


SentinelOne (NYSE:S) is pioneering autonomous cybersecurity to prevent, detect, and respond to cyber-attacks at faster speed, greater scale, and higher accuracy than human-powered technology alone. The Singularity Platform empowers enterprises to achieve greater visibility of their dynamic attack surfaces, including endpoints, cloud workloads, containers, identity, and mobile & network-connected devices, and take action in real time with AI-powered automation and cross-platform correlation. Over 10,000 customers, including 4 of the Fortune 10, hundreds of the Global 2000, prominent governments, healthcare providers, and educational institutions, trust SentinelOne to bring their defences into the future, gaining more capability with less complexity.


Mr Mark Howell

Vice President EMEA, Deception & Identity, SentinelOne

Mark Howell was VP of Sales for Attivo Networks which was acquired by SentinelOne in May 2022, and now runs the Deception/Identity portfolio in Europe for SentinelOne. Mark has worked in the cybersecurity/ technology industry for 22 years and has a passion for developing the market in Europe for exciting US tech firms who initially have limited presence in the region. Married with three children of 16/15/13 Mark fills his time with driving his kids around various sporting fixtures, walking the dog, playing as much golf as he is allowed, and skiing when he can!


NTT DATA – a part of NTT Group – is a trusted global innovator of IT and business services headquartered in Tokyo. We help clients transform through consulting, industry solutions, business process services, IT modernization and managed services. NTT DATA enables clients, as well as society, to move confidently into the digital future. We are committed to our clients’ long-term success and combine global reach with local client attention to serve them in over 50 countries. NTT DATA can help you navigate today’s world of fast-growing technological complexity, ever-rising customer expectations and rapidly changing business environments.


Mr Panagiotis Iliopoulos

Senior Manager, Head of Cyber Security in Benelux, NTT DATA

Νotis Iliopoulos is a Senior Manager for Cyder Security, for NTT Data, Heading the Cyber Security Business for BeNeLux & International Organizations. During his twenty-six years of Information Security experience, he has been in positions of increasing responsibility, in the areas of information security consulting, and serving as a CISO, in Greece, the Balkans, Southeastern Europe and the Middle East. He holds two MSc degrees, in Information Security and in the Management of Business Innovation & Technology. He has also received the professional certifications CISA, CISM & ISO27001 Lead Auditor. Notis has been involved in the initial establishment & operation of six business units, providing information security consulting services, and two corporate information security departments. His professional experience includes implementation of various information security projects in many different critical operational environments. His research interests include Information & Cyber Resilience and Risk Assessment Methods and Techniques. His current research efforts are towards the Convergence of Digital & Physical Security on the Corporate environment & the holistic approach to Security Risk Management.


Real-time, reliable information is critical for public sector organizations to ensure the safety and security of the people they serve, and the continuity of their organization’s operations. Government organizations around the globe trust First Alert, Dataminr’s product for the public sector, to provide the earliest indication of breaking news. Our AI platform processes billions of data units daily from publicly available information sources and translates from 100+ languages to deliver real-time, breaking news alerts that help organizations set policy and protect their people, physical and virtual assets.


Mr Angus Hodson

Key Account Director, International Public Sector, Dataminr

Angus Hodson is responsible for central government organisations across the UK and Europe. He has been broadly involved in information, intelligence and security for more than 20 years, including 16 years in the British military. Prior to joining Dataminr, Angus was an early employee at a UK based real-time, geospatial Tech Startup whose aim was to index the physical world in real time. As such, his growing interest is in the intersection of the cyber and physical domains.