Cyber Risk Symposium. Secure your success.

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Aon speakers

Chief Executive Officer
Aon Risk Solutions

As Chief Executive Officer of Aon Risk Solutions (ARS) in Australia, Lambros Lambrou leads a team of highly skilled and experienced risk management professionals who are dedicated to enabling strategies for clients through solutions that help them meet their business objectives.

His career has focused on insurance, reinsurance and alternative capital markets. He was a founding developer of Aon’s Global Risk Insight Platform which today is the world’s leading repository of insurance placement information. He also helped to create Aon’s first Centre for Innovation and Analytics, housed in Dublin.

Lambros has worked in the risk management industry for almost three decades, with experience across Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa. With his international perspective and far reaching network, Lambros ensures Australian-based clients have unfettered access to Aon’s global resources and capabilities whenever and wherever they need them.
Chief Executive Officer – Multinational Clients
Aon Risk Solutions

Jason has worked in the insurance industry for over 24 years and was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer – Multinational Clients on 1 May 2015. In this role Jason is responsible for Aon’s Multinational Client strategy on a global basis with a primary focus on clients based in the Asia Pacific region.

Prior to this he held the role of Managing Director, Aon Global and Corporate and was responsible for the leadership of Aon’s large client business in Australia for 3 years. He was a member of Aon’s Australian executive team for 7 years.

Prior to joining Aon in 2001, Jason was the General Manager of IRMG’s Australian operations. During this time IRMG were recognised as a market leader in the provision of risk-finance consulting and captive management services to large global organisations.
Global Cyber Risk Practice Leader
Aon Risk Solutions

Kevin joined Aon in September 2000, from Altima Technologies, where he served as Chief Executive Officer and led the successful launch of a Web-enabled software product that provides intelligent visualization of network equipment in the areas of telecommunications, data, cables, and computers.

Prior to Altima, was a partner at Chapman and Cutler Law Firm, where he represented domestic and international public and private entities in general corporate matters, intellectual property, M & A, venture capital, institutional investor and IPO transactions.

Kevin holds a Juris Doctor from The University of Michigan and received his B.A. degree in Economics and Mathematics, Cum Laude, from Yale University.
Director, Sales and Growth, Specialties
Aon Risk Solutions

Stephen is the Director, Sales and Growth for Aon Australia’s Specialties business and has over 28 years’ experience working in international insurance broking.

Stephen spent the first half of his insurance career in the London insurance market, moving to Melbourne in 2001 and then onto Sydney in 2008. During this time, he has dealt predominantly with Financial Lines insurance classes relating to the Financial Institutions sector, general Professional Indemnity and Directors’ & Officers’ Liability insurances as well as Cyber (Network Security & Privacy).

Stephen has spent a good deal of his time helping Aon’s clients to identify their unique cyber risk profile and to understand how certain cyber risks may be managed, and then advising on risk transfer options.
National Cyber Practice Leader
Aon Risk Solutions

Fergus is a highly experienced information, communications and technology (ICT) professional, who has worked in consulting, solution architecture and commercial roles.

He has a deep knowledge and understanding of cyber risk and information security, and as National Practice Leader of Cyber Risk at Aon, works with clients to identify their cyber risk exposures and develop solutions that will secure their ICT infrastructure.

A passionate cyber security evangelist, Fergus demystifies technology to ensure that the magnitude of a problem, or the effectiveness of a solution, are clearly understood and not lost in techno-babble.

DLA Piper speakers

Partner, Technology and Privacy, Hong Kong
DLA Piper

Scott is the Asia Head of the Data Privacy, Information Law, Cyber Security and Technology team and specialises in complex IT focussed and information based projects. Scott also has a degree in computer science and background in electronic engineering.

Scott has extensive experience advising clients on information, cyber security, data privacy and information law issues across multiple jurisdictions including Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Australia, South Korea, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan and the European Union.

Scott has been advising clients on privacy and cyber security related compliance issues and opportunities in relation to recent legislative developments across Asia.
Partner, Insurance
DLA Piper

James Berg has extensive experience in commercial and insurance disputes, both litigated and unlitigated. The main focus of his practice is defending professionals including valuers, financial planners, architects and real estate agents. These disputes invariably require detailed advice on difficult and complex policy issues and thereafter advice on to both insurer and professional organisation as to how best defend claims.

In addition, his work covers a very broad range of subject matter, from economic loss claims consequent upon fires or damage to livestock, to property damage. His practice involves litigated matters in the Federal Court of Australia but primarily in state courts from the Supreme Court to the Local Court.

James also advises clients on risk management issues including the implications of insurance and indemnity clauses in commercial contracts, as well as disclaimer clauses and qualifications in expert opinions.
Partner, Technology and Privacy
DLA Piper

Tim Lyons leads DLA Piper's Technology and Sourcing practice in Australia. He has extensive experience in all areas of information and communications technology, including supply and outsourcing. He has specific experience in procurement, focusing on large scale outsourcing transactions and complex upgrade and implementation projects.

Tim has developed and negotiated numerous software development agreements. He has also provided standard software development, licensing and consultancy services agreements, maintenance and support agreements for a number of companies who provide software development services to larger organisations and for large suppliers.

Tim frequently advises the Victorian Government and other purchasers of IT systems and products regarding issues specific to the information technology industry.
Senior Associate (Technology), Brisbane
DLA Piper

Sharyn acts for clients across various industries on a wide range of intellectual property and information technology matters including technology and intellectual property licensing, commercialisation and distribution arrangements, procurement and supply arrangements, outsourcing, research collaborations, telecommunications, e-commerce and joint ventures. Sharyn has undertaken a number of in-house counsel secondments and acts for both customers and suppliers, which has given her an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the technology industry.
Partner (Insurance), Brisbane
DLA Piper

Sophie practices in general insurance litigation with a particular focus of professional indemnity matters. She also provides advice to participants in the financial services industry relating to compliance and risk management issues.

Sophie has advised all those involved in the insurance industry including insurers, intermediaries, brokers and broker associations on issues involving indemnity and policy interpretation. She provides advice to insurers and brokers with respect to regulatory compliance and risk management.
Senior Associate (Insurance), Melbourne
DLA Piper

Sarah practises in the areas of insurance, reinsurance and litigation. She has experience in professional indemnity insurance and has acted for a wide variety of professionals, including solicitors, accountants, auditors, insurance brokers, engineers, architects, surveyors, valuers and agronomists. Her insurer clients include Australian insurers, Lloyds insurers and other international insurers.

Sarah also provides advice to insurers and reinsurers on policy coverage and, more recently, has been providing advice in relation to large business interruption claims.

Symantec speakers

Chief Security Officer / Vice President

Tim Fitzgerald drives innovation and thought leadership on all security initiatives at Symantec in his role as Chief Security Officer (CSO) where he has oversight of the Global Security Office (GSO). As the CSO for the world’s premier security software company, Tim has a compelling view of industry trends, and a unique perspective on how to best protect, monitor, analyze and respond to security threats and issues.

Since being named chief security officer in June 2014, Tim has set the vision and strategy for the GSO and has developed an experienced leadership team. He leads the company’s Security Council, an executive board that reviews and sets policy on security issues. Additionally, Tim leads Symantec’s CustomerONE program, which captures Symantec’s own experience using Symantec security products and services through reference materials and presentations. These materials are designed to arm Symantec Global Sales and customers with real, relevant, and tangible use cases -- examples of how Symantec IT and GSO deploy and use Symantec products and services.

Among his significant accomplishments in the past year are separating the company’s GSO operations and security services, required as part of Symantec’s effort to split its security and information management businesses (effective in January 2016).

Tim joined Symantec in 2010 and quickly moved into the role of senior director / deputy Chief Information Security Officer. As deputy, he defined the enterprise security strategy to align with Symantec’s business and security objectives. Tim rebuilt the enterprise security program to deliver both fundamental and advanced security capabilities to protect Symantec’s assets in line with their value. He created a multi-year strategic investment roadmap inclusive of financial, resource and technology planning, executing significant security transformation programs and projects to successful completion. Tim was recognized for his efforts with a MVP award for exemplifying Symantec’s leadership success profile.

Earlier in his career, Tim worked at KPMG LLP as manager, IT Advisory Services. In this position, he managed project delivery and client service relationships for top tier clients in the technology, healthcare and biotech industries. During his five years with KPMG Tim was recognized with the company’s “Sequoia” award for mentoring and growing talent at the company.

Tim’s industry certifications include CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor).

He is a frequent speaker at external conferences and customer events on the topics of cyber security and how to best manage security for global companies.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration at the University of Victoria, Canada.

Senior Director, Cyber Security Services Asia Pacific & Japan

Peter Sparkes serves as the senior director of Symantec’s Cyber Security Services organisation for the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) geography. Sparkes has approximately 20 years of experience in managing information systems, information security, project management and software development providing advice to defence, multinationals, financial institutions, and government.

Sparkes started his career in the Royal Australian Navy and whilst in the Navy undertook many diverse roles, from the early development of securing local, base and wide area networks to managing major security software development projects. Sparkes has also managed a major operational data centre for the Australian Defence Force. Since leaving the military, Sparkes’ focus has been on IT security consulting providing advice on both technical and business related solutions.

Sparkes joined Symantec as a security consultant in 2005. In consulting, Sparkes was involved in the development, sales and delivery of security advisory, long term consultants, and managed services. For the past five years, Sparkes has led both the MSS sales organisation and now the MSS operations organisation in APJ. In that time the MSS business in APJ has increased fourfold. Sparkes has a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Information Technology specialising in Information Security.

Guest speakers


Australian Centre for Cyber Security

Dr Greg Austin is a Professor in the Australian Centre for Cyber Security in the University of New South Wales. He also serves as a Professorial Fellow at the East West Institute, where as Vice President from 2006-2011 he helped set up and lead its Worldwide Cyber Security Initiative. Greg is a co-chair of the EastWest working group on Measures of Restraint in Cyber Armaments. He has held senior posts in the International Crisis Group and the Foreign Policy Centre (London).

He is the author of several books on China’s strategic policy, including China’s Ocean Frontier (1998) and his most recent book, Cyber Policy in China (Wiley 2014). The latest book offers the first comprehensive analysis (military, economic and political) of China’s leadership responses to the information society. It explores the dilemmas facing Chinese politicians as they try to marry the development of an information economy with old ways of governing their people and conducting international relations.

The book concludes that unless China’s ruling party adapts more aggressively to the defining realities of power and social organization in the information age, the ‘China cyber dream’ is unlikely to become a reality.

General Manager, Security
Dimension Data

Brian Hay joined Dimension Data in 2015 as General Manager, Security. He is responsible for managing and developing Dimension Data’s Security business unit for Australia, while delivering operational and service excellence. He consults with key clients to understand their security needs, keeping abreast of how Dimension Data can develop services to meet the full spectrum of clients’ security requirements, from governance, risk management, compliance and technical consulting, through to technology integration, training and managed services.

Prior to joining Dimension Data, Brian was Detective Superintendent at Queensland Police, where he served 35 years. Since 2004, he has worked extensively in the area of fraud and cyber crime and recently held principal responsibility for the management and direction of the Queensland Police Fraud & Cyber Crime Group, as well as a pivotal driver of the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network.