Stream 1. An uncertain future: what cyber risks will the accelerated global digitalisation bring?
A time of change: how is 2020 transforming our attitude to digitalisation?
It has been many years since the Fourth Industrial Revolution started. This event had basically divided people into two groups — those who believed in digital prosperity, and the skeptics who had many reasons to doubt new technology and the opportunities that it offered. Now, we are seeing a change in this situation — following the outbreak of COVID the world found itself in a state where it no longer had a choice but to use digital communications. How will this affect our mindset on digitalisation?
Trust or fear: what will be the main incentive for cooperation after the crisis?
When a crisis comes and we need help, there are two main feelings that drive people to reach out to others — trust and fear. We call on those we trust and do it in fear of not being able to cope with it ourselves. However, if the latter feeling is quick to catch, the former needs a lot more time and effort to be built.. During the pandemic, we all witnessed a rise of cybercrime and came together to deal with this threat. But what will drive and influence the global community after this crisis? Will we be able to build trust and join forces against cybercrime or will we need another crisis to unite us once again?
Building secure interconnected world — what is the role of telecom sector?The coronavirus pandemic has given a boost to digitalisation. The world is becoming increasingly interconnected — various spheres of life are going online, systems are being automated and data is exchanged without human involvement. New technologies such as 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things act as a catalyst to these processes, but at the same time they create new opportunities for cybercriminals. How to protect business and users in this new environment? What is the role of the telecommunications sector in creating a truly secure digital world?
Stream 2. The power of information
Fake news — a new ‘digital’ pandemic?Many people say, information is the most powerful weapon on earth. Information will continue spreading as long as there are people on the planet. Digital communication channels make this easier and faster. Cybercriminals take advantage of this phenomenon, making fake news one of the most powerful tools used to their advantage. Does this mean that when we become even more dependent on digital channels, fake news will become one of the main threats to humanity?
Know your enemy: how is the crisis changing the cyberthreat landscape?Cybercriminals are using the global instability to their advantage — the number of cyberattacks rosedramatically because of the pandemic. How does this affect the threat landscape during these times? What is to be expected from cybercriminals in the upcoming months and years? And how to stop them?
Doing your homework. How to prepare for a cyber crisis?We live in the era of global digital transformation, opening truly unlimited opportunities for humanity. The pandemic crisis has accelerated this transformation, and businesses had to adapt to new conditions. However, many companies were not ready for this and they had to go through serious challenges transforming their processes to ensure security of their operations. What lessons can we take away from this? How can we properly assess the risks of a possible crisis and be ready when it hits?
Stream 3. Are we prepared to counter a new wave of cybercrime?
Cybercrime in 2020: what has changed?2020 has started off with a paradigm shift. The change in working patterns, fast transition to more online-based operations, the economic crisis — all this has emboldened cybercriminals. What changes are we witnessing now in the cyberthreat landscape? Are we to experience a long-lasting surge of cybercrime? How can we prevent it?
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Mr. Blair served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007, becoming the only Labour leader in the party’s 100 year history to win three consecutive elections. In doing so he redefined modern, progressive politics.
During his time in Downing Street Mr. Blair implemented a major domestic reform agenda. Through record investment and reform, the education and healthcare sectors were transformed. Mr. Blair’s New Labour Government implemented the largest hospital and school building programme since the creation of the UK’s welfare state. Overall crime was reduced by a third, and the first ever national minimum wage was introduced. There was also transformational progress on human rights and equality. All this while overseeing a period of record economic growth and levels of employment.
Mr. Blair was also a central figure on the global stage. He helped bring peace to Northern Ireland, securing the historic Good Friday Agreement in 1998. As a passionate advocate of an interventionist foreign policy, he took military action in Sierra Leone, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. Mr. Blair created the Department for International Development, tripled the UK’s foreign aid to Africa, and introduced landmark legislation to tackle climate change.
In his post-office life Mr. Blair has remained at the very forefront of world affairs.
Over the last decade he has been focused on addressing critical global challenges, including supporting African governments and their leaders to deliver effectively for their people and working towards Middle East peace as Quartet Representative.
In 2017, all Mr. Blair’s various areas of work formally came together as one not for profit organization; the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.
The Institute builds on the legacy of Mr. Blair’s activities since leaving Downing Street.
It focuses on helping nations deliver effective governance for their people, tackling extremism and promoting peaceful co-existence, working to deliver long-term regional peace and security in the Middle East and on developing the policy answers to the challenges posed by the rise of populism.
Currently, teams from his Institute are directly supporting leaders across the globe in their fight against Covid-19, as well as delivering analysis and advice to help countries mitigate the economic impact, harness the power of technology and to position themselves for the rebuilding to come.
Mr. Blair’s unparalleled international experience, both as Prime Minister and since leaving office, gives him a unique perspective on global events and the political insight to offer solutions to the critical challenges of our time.
With global experience at numerous start-ups, as well as large public companies, Dhanya has been associated with innovation and led business transformations for over 20 years. Dhanya has a proven track record of building security solutions to and from the cloud, and developing strategic alliances and strategic selling at an executive level.
Prior to Trend Micro, Dhanya was President at Indusface, where he founded and built Indusface’s information security products and solutions division. This included Indusface’s flagship SaaS product for web application security IndusGuard. Dhanya was responsible for IndusGuard’s product strategy, product engineering and innovation, global marketing, sales and business development.
Before that, Dhanya was Vice President of Business Development and Vice President of Security Centre at Third Brigade, a leading provider of server and cloud security software. Dhanya was involved in all aspects of Third Brigade strategy and operations, and was instrumental in engineering the acquisition of Third Brigade by Trend Micro.
Prior to Third Brigade, Dhanya held various leadership positions at Entrust from 1995 through 2005. Dhanya is a co-inventor of two patented technologies and has published internet briefs on software technology.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Maharaja Sayajirao University in India, and completed the Queen’s Graduate School of Business Executive Program. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences and forums around the world.
Recognised as a global voice in cybersecurity and threat intelligence, Wendi has a decade and a half of diverse experience in incident response, proactive and strategic information security services, intelligence and data breach investigations. As the leader of X-Force, Wendi leverages people, infrastructure, data and technology to drive the capabilities of detection and defense against targeted threats for client organizations throughout the world.
Nik was a main news presenter for BBC World News during 1996-2014. He presented The Hub with Nik Gowing, BBC World Debates, Dateline London.
For 18 years he worked at ITN. He was Bureau Chief in Rome and Warsaw, and Diplomatic Editor for Channel Four News (1988-1996). He has been on the councils of Chatham House (1998–2004), the Royal United Services Institute (2005-present), the Overseas Development Institute (2007-2014), the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (1996-2005).
Nik has been a Visiting Professor at Kings College, London and Nanyang University (NTU), Singapore. In 2018, he advised the President of the UN General Assembly on leadership challenges.
Being a senior Cyber Security and Risk Management professional, Jacqueline has over 20 years’ experience in consulting, start-up and MSP management. She is currently a Cyber Partner with EY’s Financial Services Organisation, where she is also the FSO Lead for Diversity and Inclusion. Jacqui is a founding partner of the Better Cyber Security Coalition, a global group leading thinking on new ways to approach cyber security problems. She is also Chair of the largest and longest running body for women in the IT industry — Females in IT and Telecommunication (FITT). Jacqui has dealt with government, federal government, enterprise, carrier and FSI clients within Australia and the UK. She has excellent relationships with C-level executives in risk and security across both countries.
During her time in the industry, Jacqui has led and won engagements for many large contracts which were technologically difficult or complex, including in theatre for Defence, Space and Intelligence in both Australia and the UK.
Jacqui is regularly asked to present on cyber and risk at various conferences globally and in Australia. During SIBOS last year, she was asked to join the debate to speak on whether a cyber 9/11 was imminent, with other experts from several countries. She has completed several podcasts and articles on security and risk and is regularly quoted in the media on both security and risk and diversity and inclusion, subjects she is passionate about.
Before joining EY, Jacqui led Telstra’s security business, where she grew the Telstra security presence to be a dominant market player within the MSP market in Australia. Prior to this, she ran start-ups within Australia, taking them to number three in market within 12 months, and prior to that was in the UK where she supported the Defence, Space, and Intelligence portfolios. Much of the work in Defence and Space involved interaction with customers to solve extremely difficult technical challenges based on network infrastructure, which was mobile, in theatres without existing infrastructure (such as Afghanistan and Iraq) or space based, and required high levels of security classification. Jacqui has previously held government clearances in both the UK and Australia.
Jacqui is a former Intelligence officer with the ADF, and has completed Special Forces Planning, NATO engagement and Information Operations, as well as technical courses required for rank including ROAC. Her roles included support to 6 Brigade, 1st Commando Regiment, SOCOM and the 1st Intelligence Battalion.
Before joining the World Economic Forum, Troels Oerting worked as Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Group Chief Security Officer (CSO) with end-to-end responsibility for all security in Barclays Group, responsible for more than 3000 security experts world-wide protecting the bank’s 50 million customers and 140.000 employees in 51 countries.
Previously, Troels also held the position as the first Director of the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), a EU wide centre located in EUROPOL with the task to assist Law Enforcement Agencies in protecting 500 million citizens in the 28 EU Member States from cybercrime or loss of privacy.
As an expert in cyber security, Troels has constantly been looking for new legislative, technical or cooperation opportunities to efficiently protect privacy and security for users of the Internet. He has been pioneering new methodologies to prevent crime in Cyberspace and protect innocent users from losing their digital identity, assets or privacy online and enjoys a robust professional network covering both the US, EU, China, Russia, Middle East and Africa. He is a highly sought presenter and moderator and has participated in all relevant conferences globally on cyber.
He is and has been Cyber Advisor for the EU Commission and Parliament and been a permanent delegate in many governance organisations, i.e. INTERPOL, ICANN, ITU and the Council of Europe, and used by several governments and organisations as advisor in cyber related questions, amongst those the establishment of the GDPR.
He also established a vast global Outreach programme including law enforcement, NGOs, key tech companies and industry who together with Academic Research Institutes established a multifaceted global coalition against cybercriminal syndicates and networks, with the aim to enhance online security without harming privacy and to invent new ways of protecting users of the Internet.
Before joining Europol as Director for the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), Troels Oerting held the position as Assistant Director for Europol Organised Crime Department, as well as the Counter Terrorist Department and he also held positions as Director of Operation in the Danish Security Intelligence Service and Director for the Danish Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA).
Troels is presently Chairman of the Advisory Board to the Board Leadership Society of Denmark Centre for Cyber Competences, and a board member at Bullwall A/S, Orchestra Inc, Venafi Inc, Yubico Inc, Virsec Inc, ClearSky Inc and an extern lecturer on CBS Executive and Board Education in Cybersecurity and finalising the establishment of a Cyber Risk Simulation Center for Board Members in Denmark and abroad.
With over 27 years of law enforcement experience, he is an expert in the area of cyber/digital crime investigations and capabilities development. Previously, he held several senior management positions in the UK law enforcement, most recently at the National Crime Agency in the UK. In this capacity, he coordinated UK’s law enforcement response to the National Cyber Security Programme, which underpinned the UK’s National Cyber Security Strategy.
He has successfully delivered multimillion Euro projects, designed to increase cyber capabilities and capacity at regional, national and international levels. He also worked on the international capacity framework project, representing the UK and now INTERPOL, at the Global Forum for Cyber Expertise working groups and forums.
He is recognized as a strategic leader, and identifies and assists in shaping policies that deliver outcomes and results against international and national cyber strategies. He also anticipates and predicts the long-term impact of national and international developments including economic, political, environmental, social and technological aspects specific to the cyber threat.
In his current role, John Crain is responsible for establishing strategy, planning and execution for ICANN’s external Security, Stability and Resiliency programs. He works on a cross-functional basis with the ICANN executive team, staff and the community to enable and enhance capabilities that improve the overall security, stability and resiliency of the Internet’s Identifier Systems and associated infrastructures and represents ICANN in operational and technical dialogues and forums to ensure the full communities engagement with these programs.
Prior to his time at ICANN, Crain worked as part of the executive management team at the RIPE NCC in Amsterdam. The RIPE NCC is the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) that provides Internet resource allocations for Europe and surrounding areas. Crain has been directly involved in the administration of Internet Identifiers since his start at the RIPE NCC in 1995 and has worked in all areas of IP address administration. Crain also has extensive experience in the area of DNS administration and managing Internet infrastructure services.
Before becoming involved in Internet Administration, Crain worked as a Design Engineer in composite materials research and development. In that role, Crain was also responsible for local area networking of Computer Aided Design Systems and for writing and developing custom software applications.
In 1984, he graduated from the Military Institute with a Military and Political Specialization including the study of foreign languages (German and Czech), and in 2002 he graduated from the Law Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs with a specialty in Law. PhD in Law.
In 1979-2002, he served in the Russian Armed Forces and law enforcement agencies.
In 2002-2004, he was the head of the Administrative Department of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.
In 2004-2007, he was appointed head of the Administrative Department of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.
From April 2007 to December 2008, he was Deputy Minister for Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.
In January 2008, he became the Senior Vice-President and member of the Executive Board of Sberbank.
Since October 2010 he has been a Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank. He supervises and coordinates the work of the Services Unit, the Intrabank Security Department, and the Secretariat.
Awarded the Order of Merit for Service to the Fatherland, 3rd and 4th Class, the Order of Honor, the Order of Friendship, and the Order of Alexander Nevsky. Honored with the acknowledgment of the President of the Russian Federation. Awarded the Certificate of Honor of the President of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Russian Federation.
Prior to joining the Forum, Jeremy Jurgens has worked at Microsoft, Patagonia and the Japanese Ministry of Finance. He holds a Master’s in Education from Harvard University and a BA in Economics and International Relations from Claremont McKenna College.
Hector is also leading Visa’s engagement and partnerships with governments and regulators in the CEMEA region as the interim Head of Government Relations.
Since joining Visa in 2003, Hector has held several senior leadership positions with Visa’s risk team. Most recently, he was Head of Global Risk Strategy and Analytics, leading a team responsible for setting and driving Visa’s payment system risk and CNP strategies, strategic analytics, Risk’s government engagement, as well as reporting and communications. Before that, as Head of Global Third Party Risk, Hector was responsible for evaluating third parties’ compliance with Visa risk requirements, focusing on validation of compliance with Payment Card Industry security standards.
Hector holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business and an MBA from United States International University in San Diego, California.
First elected to the Supervisory Board of the Bank in 2005.
Years of election to the Supervisory Board: 2005-2019.
Equity interest in the share capital of Sberbank: 0.0045%.
Share of the ordinary shares of Sberbank: 0.0044%.
Has no kinship with other persons who are members of management bodies and bodies supervising Sberbank’s financial and business operations.
Since 2007 — CEO, Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank of Russia
2000 — 2007 — Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation
1998 — 2000 — First Deputy Minister of State Property of the Russian Federation
1997 — 1998 — Vice Governor, Chairman of the Municipal Property Committee, St. Petersburg Mayor’s Office
1994 — 1997 — Deputy Chairman, First Deputy Chairman of the Municipal Property Committee, St. Petersburg Mayor’s Office
1992 — 1994 — Chairman of the Property Committee, Deputy Head of Petrodvorets Administration
1992 — Head of Petrodvorets District Agency, Committee for City Property Management, St. Petersburg Mayor’s Office
1991 — 1992 — 1st Rank Legal Adviser at Economic Development and Property Committee, Petrodvorets and St. Petersburg Administration
1990 — Dostoevsky Omsk State University
Major and/or specialization: Legal Science
Further professional education:
1993 — St. Petersburg State University
Program: Postgraduate Education, Faculty of Law
2011 — Candidate of Sciences (PhD) in Economics
2019 — Order for Merit to the Fatherland, Class II
2014 — Order of Honor
2014 — Order of Alexander Nevsky
2011 — Order for Merit to the Fatherland, Class III
2010 — Officer of the Legion of Honor (France)
2009 — P.A. Stolypin Medal, Class II
2009 — Certificate of Honor of the President of the Russian Federation
2007 — Order for Merit to the Fatherland, Class IV
2006 — Order of Holy Prince Daniel of Moscow, Class I
Sebastian Tolstoy has extensive experience in telecommunications and ICT. In particular, he was involved in the development of Ericsson’s business in the field of mobile communication technologies, managing the sales of products, solutions and services of the company, as well as marketing functions. He joined Ericsson in 1996, and over the years he has held various leadership positions in many countries around the world. Between 1996 and 2009, Sebastian led client service in Sweden, Russia, the United States, and Japan.
Since 2009, Sebastian has been responsible for product management, business development, strategic and marketing communications. Among his achievements is the repositioning of the GSM (2G) standard and the implementation of Agile methods in research and development (R&D). Sebastian directly led successful projects that served as the foundation for the use of digital marketing at Ericsson. He also made a significant contribution to establishing the company’s new wireless strategy, which launched the award-winning Ericsson Radio System product portfolio and innovative concepts, including 5G plug-ins.
Sebastian Tolstoy is fluent in Swedish, English and Russian.
Alexey boasts a long and storied career at MTS, joining the company in 2004 as Finance Director of the Urals region. Shortly thereafter, he was promoted to MTS Group Director for Business Planning, and in 2007 to Chief Financial Controller of MTS Group.
Prior to his appointment as President & CEO, Alexey oversaw the company’s finance activities, including two-year service as VP for Finance, Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions and before that he served as VP for Finance & Investment for ten years. During this time, he played a key role in streamlining the company’s finance and back office functions, as well as driving key acquisitions and integrations that transformed the company from a traditional mobile connectivity services provider to a multi-faceted, data-focused, integrated telecommunications firm.
Before joining MTS, Alexey worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers Audit and AIG-Brunswick Capital Management at North-West Telecom.
Alexey also serves as a member of the board of the GSM Association (GSMA). He was born in 1975 and graduated with honors from St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance in 1998.
He has been hosting his own TV programme ‘Pozner’ since 2008.
He is the author of several travel documentaries covering Scandinavian and Finnish cultures, as well as Spanish, Jewish and German, delving into their past and present.
His series of original programmes ‘Little Golden America’ where he appeared with Ivan Urgant aired on Russian TV in 2008. Later, a book with the same title was published, authored by Vladimir Pozner himself together with Ivan Urgant and Brian Kahn.
From 2000 till 2008, he was the presenter of a weekly political and social talk show ‘Times’ on one of the major TV channels in Russia.
From 1994 till 2008, he was President of the Academy of Russian Television.
A nine-times winner of the Russian TV contest ‘TEFI’; and a three-times award winner of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (USA).
Secretary General Stock has initiated changes in four key areas: to improve core business services to police, establish strong partnerships, embrace innovation, and strengthen governance structures and mechanisms.
He established three global programmes to guide all INTERPOL’s policing activities: Counter-Terrorism, Organised and Emerging Crime, and Cybercrime.
Since 2014, Secretary General Stock has also overseen the creation of a specialised task force to review Red Notice requests, a new Statute for the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files, a review of the legal framework around the Organisation’s governing bodies, and a change in the funding model to focus more on public sector contributions.
Head of International Organised Crime Division of NCB of INTERPOL of the Russian Federation
Deputy Head of Fugitive Search Division — Head of OC Crime Unit of INTERPOL Moscow Bureau
Head of Analysis Unit of INTERPOL Moscow Bureau
2012 — June 2019
Public Prosecutor, Senior Public Prosecutor, Deputy Head of Division of International Cooperation in Major Cases, Head of Extradition Department of the General Directorate for International Legal Assistance of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation.
June 2019 — till present
Head of the General Directorate for International Relations and Legal Assistance of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation.
Being an INTERPOL officer, Petr Gorodov took part in various major international events as a member of the Russian delegation, among them 13 General Assembly Sessions of INTERPOL (the first one in Antalya, Turkey, in 1996 and the latest one in Bali, Indonesia, in 2016), more than 10 European and Asian Regional INTERPOL Conferences, as well as 4 Heads of NCB Conferences (the last one in 2014).
He took part in 6 extradition procedures.
From 1998 till 2011, Petr Gorodov was official Contact Officer for law enforcement officers stationed at the foreign embassies in Moscow, Russia.
In 2001, he took part in a joint operation in the arrest of two leaders of a Russian organised criminal group Butorin and Polyansky in Spain (Casteldefels) together with the Spanish police.
In 2009, Petr Gorodov was awarded Spanish ‘Police Merit Cross’.
Since 2012, as a representative of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, he has participated in various law enforcement, public attorney and prosecutor international conferences.
From 2014 till 2019, he was Contact Officer for Eurojust from the Russian Federation.
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