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Paul Salazar

Paul Salazar

Head of Litigation Information Management, Siemens AG


Paul Salazar is Head of Healthcare Litigation and Litigation Information Management 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. His current areas of responsibility include litigation and arbitration involving Siemens AG and its non-U.S. affiliates, focussing primarily on the Healthcare Sector. 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. 

JUDr. Pavel Zeman

JUDr. Pavel Zeman

Supreme Public Prosecutor, Czech Republic


JUDr. Pavel Zeman graduated from the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague. As a prosecutor, he worked at the district and regional public prosecutor's office in Pilsen before being appointed to the Supreme Public Prosecutor's Office in Brno. Since 2002, he worked as a prosecutor at the International Department of the Supreme Public Prosecutor's Office, and in 2004 he became the youngest representative of the Czech Republic at Eurojust in The Hague. In 2011, he was appointed the Supreme Public Prosecutor of the Czech Republic.

Chris Dale

Chris Dale

The e-Disclosure Information Project 


Chris Dale qualified as an English solicitor in 1980 after reading History at Oxford. He was a litigation partner in London and then a litigation software developer and litigation support consultant before turning to commentary on electronic disclosure/discovery. He runs the e-Disclosure Information Project which disseminates information about the court rules, the problems, and the technology to lawyers and their clients, to judges, and to suppliers. He is a member of Senior Master Whitaker's Working Party which drafted the new Practice Direction and Electronic Documents Questionnaire. He writes the UK's only authoritative and objective web site and blog on the subject and is a well-known speaker and commentator in the UK, the US and other common law jurisdictions.

Yuval Ben Moshe

Yuval Ben Moshe

Senior Forensics Technical Director, Cellebrite


Yuval Ben-Moshe, is a Senior Forensics Technical Director at Cellebrite, the world's leading provider of forensic solutions for mobile devices including smartphones, tablets and portable GPS devices. In this role, Mr. Ben-Moshe is acting as a subject matter expert for the company and a central knowledge hub, assuring the company's tight and intimate connection with the forensics community of law enforcement agencies worldwide.  In addition, Mr. Ben-Moshe is Cellebrite's primary speaker and representative with the long list of professional forums and conferences, sharing the company's innovative breakthroughs with the community, around the world. Mr. Ben-Moshe has an accumulated experience of over 25 years, in which, prior to joining Cellebrite, he led many technological and business initiatives, with some of Israel's leading and innovative companies, mastering fields of cellular communication, cutting-edge software systems and security.

Prof. Ing. Vladimír Smejkal, CSc. LL.M.

Prof. Ing. Vladimír Smejkal, CSc. LL.M.

Gov. Legislative Council, court expert, CR


Prof. Vladimír Smejkal, PhD. LL.M. is a university professor, an expert witness and an expert in the field of law and security of information systems and of the internet. In 1986 he was appointed by the minister of justice to the post of expert in the field of economics, cybernetics and computers. In 1995 he was appointed in the field of data security and copyright. Prof. Smejkal is also actively involved in legislation activities, for example the Act on Digital Signatures and the Act on Electronics, as well as the Act on the Authorized Conversion of Documents. From June 2004 he has been counselor of the Government Legislative Council of the Czech Republic (www.znalci.cz).

Radim Polčák

Radim Polčák

Institute of Law and Technology, Masaryk University


Radim Polčák is a legal theorist working at the Law Faculty of Masaryk University in Brno, where among other things, lectures at the Institute of Law and Technology. He specialises in the theory of law, law of modern information systems, Internet and cyberspace. He has also been leading the popular conference on cyberspace. In 2007 he published the book "Introduction to ICT Law", which was the first publication in Central Europe that discussed the legal issues surrounding information technologies

Jan Balatka

Jan Balatka

Senior Manager, Deloitte Forensics


Jan Balatka is senior manager in Deloitte Forensics. He is leading the analytic and forensic laboratory for Central Europe and his experience is in IT services with focus on data analytics (fraud prevention and detection, tax evasion analytics etc.), electronic data discovery (litigation support and content optimization) and continuous controls monitoring. Jan has an international experience, working in various countries, especially in Switzerland and Canada. Jan is also leading the research and development activities as part of the analytics center of excellence of Deloitte CE.

Bas Sluijsmans

Bas Sluijsmans

Manager, Deloitte Forensics & Dispute Services

 


Bas is a manager in the Deloitte Analytics & Discovery practice and responsible for international Discovery projects out of the Discovery Center of Excellence in the Netherlands. Prior to working for Deloitte, Bas spent over 6 years working in (international) law enforcement and intelligence as well as several years at a Big 4 firm where he successfully established the Computer Forensics and Discovery services practice for Belgium and the Netherlands. Bas has over 11 years of experience in computer forensics, cyber incident response, discovery and investigations and is a (guest) lecturer as well as frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on these subjects.

 

Anton B. Sieber

Anton B. Sieber

Senior Manager, Forensic & Dispute Services, Deloitte


Anton Sieber is a Forensic & Dispute Services Senior Manager with over 15 years of corporate finance experience. Prior to joining Deloitte, Anton worked for UBS. He was first working as a team and project leader in the e-banking development team. Then he changed to the Risk Control department and performed IT infrastructures reviews and assessments in UBS branches abroad. After implementing and running the forensic team in Zurich Switzerland, he moved to the US in order to build up the forensic capability there as well. After four years of great experience he moved back to Zurich and joined the newly introduced UBS e-discovery team in Zurich. Two years later he joined Deloitte Switzerland in January 2012 and lead several big scale e-discovery projects since.

Johan ten Houten

Johan ten Houten

Senior Manager, Forensic & Dispute Services, Deloitte


Johan is a expert on analytics, E-discovery, computer forensics and information security. Johan ten Houten has been involved in all areas of information security and information analytics since he attended the Technical University of Delft. He has a firm understanding of the concept, techniques and key issues of information security, information analysis, information processing, forensic investigations and E-discovery. He has worked at the Dutch Forensic Laboratory where he founded the Computer Forensics department. Johan has advised Intelligence and law enforcement agencies, banks and multinationals in the area of computer security and computer forensics. Since 2005 Johan is heading the Computer Forensics laboratory at Deloitte.

Patrick Burke

Patrick Burke

Counsel, Reed Smith LLP


Patrick Burke, Counsel at Reed Smith LLP and a member of the firm’s Records & E-Discovery Group, is a highly respected specialist in the electronic discovery, disclosure, and forensics industry. Prior to joining Reed Smith, Burke was Senior Director and Assistant General Counsel at Guidance Software, Inc., a leading e-discovery and digital investigation software provider and the maker of EnCase. He previously practiced as a litigator with Linklaters. He is a frequent public speaker, a member of the Sedona Conference working group 6, and holds CIPP/Europe certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Jennifer Mendelsohn

Jennifer Mendelsohn

Managing Director, Huron Legal


Jennifer Mendelsohn is a Managing Director with Huron Legal, and based in New York. She combines her experience as a practicing lawyer with more than a decade’s worth of guiding clients through the full spectrum of discovery issues in our complex legal environment. Particularly in a world where potential evidence is measured by gigabyte, Jennifer understands success with discovery and document management issues may be the key to winning cases, persuading regulators and enabling clients to rest that much easier. Jen brings a track record of success ranging from quarterbacking document review projects around the globe in a variety of business sectors, to selecting the most efficient and effective electronic search tools and platforms, to generally “troubleshooting” evidentiary, regulatory and logistical issues.

 

Rob Ameerun

Rob Ameerun

Owner, Legal IT Professionals


Rob Ameerun advises law firms on the best use of technology. He is also owner of Legal IT Professionals, the world’s leading legal technology news website. Earlier this year, Ameerun launched Legal IT Today, a quarterly publication with commentary, strategy and market intelligence for the global legal technology community.

Lee Meyrick

Lee Meyrick

Senior Solutions Consultant, Nuix


Lee is an experienced eDiscovery professional, he assists users of Nuix software meet the challenges relating to discovery and ESI. Prior to joining Nuix, Lee worked for several years at PA Consulting heading up the eDiscovery team where he specialised in the fields of litigation and regulatory compliance. Lee has a technology background, designing and implementing enterprise messaging and network systems at a Microsoft Gold Certified Systems Integrator.

JUDr. Josef Donát, LLM

JUDr. Josef Donát, LLM

Partner, ROWAN LEGAL


Josef Donát is a leading specialist in the area of ICT law and intellectual property rights. Working on comprehensive IT outsourcing, cloud computing and information system delivery projects, Josef Donát has led teams involved for instance in complex due dilligence of a significant transportation infrastructure manufacturer/provider or a major project on IT infrastructure and application outsourcing in the Czech Republic. Josef is also a respected speaker at many highly-reputable Law and Technology conferences.

Mattias Aggeler

Mattias Aggeler

Managing Director, M.Sc., Swiss FTS


Mattias Aggeler had worked for several years in the area Forensic Technologies for a renowned international audit- and consulting firm in Switzerland. In this position he was part of various client projects in different industries, e.g. financial institutions, industrial groups and national agencies. During his projects he gained thorough know-how in the areas of digital forensics and E-Discovery. Based on the international context of his experience he especially acquired knowhow in specific national data protection laws.

Paul Slater

Paul Slater

Director of Forensic Solutions, Nuix


Paul Slater is Director of Forensic Solutions at Nuix and has close to 20 years’ experience in investigations, digital forensics and eDiscovery as a police officer and consultant. Slater started his career in forensic technology as a Computer Forensic Investigator in the Greater Manchester Police, and has served  as interim head of the Digital Forensics Unit in the United Kingdom Serious Fraud Office where he implemented workflows that enabled them to process 20 times more electronic evidence each year. Slater was also a member of the review board for the 2012 update of the “UK Association of Chief Police Officers’ Good Practice Guide for Digital Evidence”.

Marián Svetlík

Marián Svetlík

Principal Consultant, RAC


Marian Svetlik, 55, Slovakian, is recognised mainly as a digital forensic expert with a wide-ranging background in information security. He has 30 years of experience in IT, more than 15 years of experience in digital forensics and 10 years of experience in information security management, especially in disaster recovery and incident handling. Marian is a former police officer, a former head of the special computer-crime expertise police unit, and co-founder of ENFSI Forensic Information Technology Working Group. Marian is working as a principal consultant in Risk Analysis Consultants now; his main orientation is information security risks analysis and management. He has been involved in many projects in the financial and telecom sectors, as well as assisting lead industry companies in BS 7799 certification etc. He is the founder head of the first private Digital Forensic Institute in the Czech Republic. Marian has participated in many conferences, mainly in the digital forensics area, from Interpol training courses and ENFSI activities, to the Council of Europe Cyber-Crime committee, as well as the CTOSE project and ECCE conferences. He is a member of HTCIA and ACFE and an experienced trainer in digital forensics and information security. His last activity is the Digital Forensic Forum (DFF) Initiative. He is CEO of the Academy of Forensic Sciences. Marian lives near Prague, he speaks English, Russian, Czech and Slovak.

Rogier Teo

Rogier Teo

Managing Director, Swiss FTS


Starting his career in computer forensics and e-Discovery, Rogier Teo worked several years for an international audit- and consulting firm in the area of Forensic Technologies. During this engagement he participated in and led several national and international E-Discovery and computer forensic projects. Being involved in a considerable number of these projects he acquired a vast knowledge in the field of E-Discovery. The different projects enabled him to become an expert at technical as well as legislative problems in areas of IT forensic on a national as well as international stage.

Andy Domaille

Andy Domaille

Detective Inspector, Guernsey Police


Andy Domaille is a Detective Inspector with the Guernsey Police.  He has been in law enforcement for 27 years and he heads the Computer Crime Unit in Guernsey, prior to that he oversaw the Commercial Fraud and External Affairs department of the Guernsey Police starting his involvement in investigating financial crime in 1998. Andy become involved in computer forensics and cybercrime whilst he was in the Commercial Fraud Department, he has undertaken a period of secondment to New Scotland Yards Economic Crime Unit and spent time working in the private sector involved in forensic computing. Andy has undertaken a number of serious and complex fraud cases and has given evidence in a financial crime cases in a number of jurisdictions and given expert witness evidence in Crown Court. He is experienced in the use of many forensic software tools including FTK, EnCase and X-ways and holds qualifications in Forensic Computing and Fraud Management. He is a member of the HTCIA.

Bob Lewis MBE

Bob Lewis MBE

Forensics Investigations & eDiscovery, Barclays


Bob is the Global Director Cyber Forensics Investigations & eDiscovery at Barclays. Prior to joining Barclays, Bob served as an operational team leader within both the Serious and Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) and its precursor agency the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU). Additionally, he also led forensic & investigation teams within the Royal Air Force Police and Risk Advisory Group. Where, he specialised in all aspects of Counter Intelligence operations with particular emphasis on computer forensics, investigations and IT security. Bob has led a team of internationally renowned investigators and eDiscovery experts since 2002 and specialises in providing a forensic overview of investigations. Drawing on his wide range of forensic experience and knowledge he also ensures that the IT aspects that are common to all investigations; are not overlooked in today's ever-changing electronic communications-led industry. More recently Bob has been instrumental in designing and delivering forensic, and eDiscovery services for industry. Designing not only the physical build and electronic processes, but identifying methodologies and return on investment models that are  recognised as setting the standard within forensic and eDiscovery, service offerings to business

Daniel Bican

Daniel Bican

Executive Director, Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services, EY


Daniel Bican is Executive Director of EY’s Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services responsible for the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Adriatics (Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia). He joined EY in 2011 and is based in the Prague office. Before joining EY Dan worked as an auditor and forensic auditor at Andersen and at Deloitte. He holds a master degree in Economics from the University of Economics in Prague and global forensic, audit and internal audit qualifications. Dan is leading international team of 35 forensic specialists dealing with investigations of suspected economic crime, its prevention, detection and design of preventive measures for corporate clients, public and government institutions. In 2012 Dan has also established a team of dedicated specialists focused on the forensic data analytics, business intelligence and eDiscovery services.

Jürg Meier

Jürg Meier

EMEA Managing Director, Fontis International 


For 3 decades in IT and business analysis, Juerg has dedicated himself to Records Management and Information Governance for the last 10 years. He has worked as enterprise information architect on projects with very large structured and unstructured datasets. In 2010, Juerg has joined Fontis International as MD Europe, an organisation fully dedicated to retention management. In this function, he consults costumers in achieving defensible disposal with the help of Fontis tools and services.

JUDr. Martin Maisner, PhD.

JUDr. Martin Maisner, PhD.

Partner, ROWAN LEGAL


Martin Maisner is a partner at ROWAN LEGAL. He is a renowned expert in the area of ICT Law, Outsourcing, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Cyber Security. He is the author of many publications and articles; gives presentations at many professional conferences in the Czech Republic and abroad. He regularly lectures at the University of Economics, Faculty of Law at Masaryk University and the Pan European University. He has acted as an arbitrator in a number of hearings before the Arbitration Court Attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic and under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris. Martin is an arbitrator of the Centre for Dispute Settlement for .eu domains. He has represented clients in arbitrations in Prague, Geneva, Zurich and London. Martin is a member of a global expert group of top arbitration specialists (MULTILAW Arbitration Team), the Czech Bar Association, the Slovak Bar Association, the International Bar Association, Association Suisse de l'Arbitrage, the London Court of International Arbitration and is also the vice president of CSSI (Czech Society for Systems Integrations).

Pavel Jankech

Pavel Jankech

PwC Czech Republic, Forensic Technology Solutions Group, CR


Pavel is a senior manager in the PwC Czech Republic Forensic Technology Solutions group. He has broad international professional experience in E-Discovery, IT Forensics, and Data Analytics. Pavel has supported many international clients with E-Discovery matters and forensic investigations not only in the Central European region but also across Europe as well as Africa, Asia, and North America.

Goran Oparnica

Goran Oparnica

General Manager, INsig2


From the start of his carrier, Goran Oparnica (B.Sc. in computer science) was interested in issues related to information security, both from consulting and technology perspectives. Since there is no such thing as absolute security, a logical step forward was an interest in digital forensics, both from technological and legal points of view. Since 2004 he has been the general manager of company INsig2 (Zagreb, Croatia), and is leading the company in Central and Eastern Europe in the field of digital forensics. Projects that INsig2 has carried out in the region include education of investigators, prosecutors, lawyers, court expert witnesses in the field of digital forensic methodology and tools, consulting in various aspects of digital forensics and implementation of different technological forensic solutions. Mr. Oparnica is a holder of a CPP certificate by ASIS internationaland CISM by ISACA.

Miroslav Uricar

Miroslav Uricar

General Counsel, T-Mobile


Miroslav Uricar graduated from the Faculty of Law at Charles University in Prague. He is currently General Counsel of the Legal and Regulatory Department at T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s. Miroslav is also responsible for External Affairs and participates in international projects within the Deutsche Telekom Group. He specializes in administrative law and in regulatory issues of network industries, including aspects involving competition law. He is the chairman of the legislative committee of the Czech Association for Competition Law. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Mobile Network Operators. Miroslav has published in professional journals, is a member of the Editorial Board of the International In-house Counsel Journal, and occasionally lectures at conferences. He is also an arbitrator at the Arbitration Court attached to the Chamber of Commerce and the Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic and a member of the Executive Commitee of UNICEF Czech Republic.

Jo Sherman

Jo Sherman

Founder and CEO, EDT


Jo Sherman, Founder and CEO, established EDT over ten years ago with a mission to develop innovative litigation and investigation management software for the real world. Jo has degrees in law and computer science and extensive international experience in the application of technology to law. She has held managing director and CEO roles in various legal technology companies, and has been engaged as a court registrar, a technology strategist, a software architect and a law society CIO. Jo has also been engaged as a strategic technology advisor and consultant to many international law firms, courts and ministries of justice.

Zdeněk Kučera

Zdeněk Kučera

Attorney-at-law, Baker & McKenzie


Mr. Zdeněk Kučera is an attorney-at-law with Baker & McKenzie in Prague. His practice focuses primarily on dispute resolution, trade and commerce as well as information technology matters. In IT law, Mr. Kučera specifically focuses on electronic contracting, electronic documents, liability on the internet and questions of internet jurisdiction – and he regularly lectures on these topics both in the Czech Republic and abroad. Mr. Kučera is also responsible for the subjects "Law and Informatics" and "Law and Business" at the Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Technical University, in Prague as well as he chairs the LAW FIT conference at that University. Mr. Kučera additionally advises the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic and is a Randa Foundation Prize laureate.

 

Márton Illés

Márton Illés

Chief Technology Officer, BalaBit IT Security


Mr. Márton Illés is the Chief Technology Officer at BalaBit IT Security with experience coding in five languages and a passion for product design and user experience. He graduated with an M.Sc. in computer science and economy at Corvinus University, Budapest. Márton has been working at BalaBit for more than ten years. He started at the company as a security consultant. Later he moved into a challenging role and started to work on a new product as product manager. Mr. Illés was appointed as CTO last year to co-ordinate technology partnerships and product visions.

Dusan kozusnik

Dusan kozusnik

Co-founder, Compelson Labs


Dusan co-founded Compelson Labs in 1991 while finishing his studies in computer science at Czech Technical University in Prague and has been a chief architect of software and hardware products since then. With his team, he created such software and hardware based products as PC security systems for advanced data and antivirus protection, encryption products used in banks, password management products and smart-card products for world brands. Since 1996 his effort has been concentrated on cell-phones. Dusan designed the unique software system called MOBILedit, allowing further development of such products as phone management software, phone-copy solution, and a forensic tool for investigators, which set a global  standard. He is leading the company while still working in research and development.

Mgr. Jan Podaný

Mgr. Jan Podaný

Judge, Kladno District Court, CR


Jan Podaný graduated from the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague. In 2003 he was appointed judge of the Kladno District Court. He specializes in civil law, including cases with a foreign element, and the enforcement of court decisions. Since 2012 he has been an external lecturer to the Czech Judicial Academy, the central institution for training judges and state prosecutors, where he teaches a course entitled “Electronic documents and their assessment in court practice“ together with RNDr. Jiri Peterka.

Fitim Shishani

Fitim Shishani

Chief Executive, Police Inspectorate of Kosovo


Fitim Shishani is the Chief Executive of thePolice Inspectorate of Kosovo. From 1989 until January 1990 he worked as an official at the Police Service. From June to September 1999, he was an official at the Ministry of Public Order for the PG of Kosovo. He is a member of the first generation of the Kosovo Police Service and a member of the KLA from June 1998 to June 1999. Mr Shishani lectured at the School of Police Service and has published books on "The Role of the Police in Crime Prevention and Criminology". He is a lecturer in the Fama University on following subjects: Crime Investigation Method, Criminalistics Techniques and Criminalistics Tactics.

Chris Gould

Chris Gould

Information Security and Forensic Practice, PwC


Chris leads PwC information security and forensic practice and has over 20 years’ experience in helping organizations manage technology risk, in particularly information security, crisis management and business continuity. Chris joined the firm from a top ten global bank where he was the director for internal audit. Prior to that role, Chris was head of an technology risk advisory function for another big four firm in Russia. He has been responsible for the development, implementation and testing of security related controls for organizations across industry sectors and is a recognized leader in the field.  He has worked in Russia to develop regulations for the Central Bank relating to internal audit and business continuity and is a co-author of the Information Security Standard for Russian Financial institutions. Chris is a certified lead auditor for the ISO27001 Information Security Management Systems standard and has assisted numerous organizations in implementing policies, standards and procedures to become compliant.

Alex Dunstan-Lee

Alex Dunstan-Lee

Managing Director, Navigant


Alex Dunstan-Lee is Managing Director and Head of the UK Legal Technology Solutions practice. Alex is involved in leading the team's client delivery and practice development efforts across all areas including e-discovery, digital forensics, structured analytics and custom solution development. Alex has extensive experience of supporting clients in their data managment challenges in litigious and regulatory environments. As a qualified solicitor, Alex also brings working knowledge of the competition, antitrust and regulatory fields from his practical experience in the legal profession.

Colm Murphy

Colm Murphy

Director, Head of Forensics & eDiscovery, Espion


Under Colm Murphy’s direction, Espion is now one of the largest Forensics & eDiscovery service providers in Europe.  A BA graduate of Trinity College, Dublin and with a Post Graduate Diploma from Dublin Institute of Technology, Colm has worked in the ICT industry for 17 years, - specialising in eDiscovery for 12 years.  Colm has performed more than 200 computer based forensic investigations and has led some of the largest electronic discovery projects conducted to date in Europe.  In 2007, Colm was appointed as an expert evaluator by the European Commission for the Preparatory Action on Security Research, and the FP7 Security call in 2010.  In 2012, under his guidance, Espion was appointed by a number of government and corporate enforcement agencies to implement eDiscovery process procedures and technology solutions to assist in new and ongoing investigations.  Currently, he is leading a large multi-jurisdictional eDiscovery initiative for a major European Bank.  As well as regularly presenting evidence in court he has written extensively on Information Security, Digital Forensics and eDiscovery.  Most recently he was among leading industry peers spearheading standards for eDiscovery in Ireland when he co-authored the Good Practice Guide to eDiscovery.

Yuri Gubanov

Yuri Gubanov

Founder and CEO, Belkasoft


Yuri Gubanov is a renowned computer forensics expert. He is a frequent speaker at industry-known conferences such as EuroForensics, CEIC, FT-Day, DE-Day, TechnoForensics, HTCIA and others. Yuri is the Founder and CEO of Belkasoft. Besides, Yuri is an author of f-interviews.com, a blog where he takes interviews with key persons in digital forensics and security domain.

Nagib Tharani

Nagib Tharani

Director, International Business Development, Clio


An entrepreneur, engineer and business leader with broad blue chip and startup experience overseas, Nagib heads up Clio's international business.

Browning E. Marean

Browning E. Marean

Senior Counsel, DLA Piper


Browning is Senior Counsel in DLA Piper’s San Diego office, and is one of the worldwide leaders of the firm's E-Discovery task force. He advises firm clients about best practices for the preservation of electronic data and meeting the other challenges of E-Discovery in a cost effective manner. He is co-chair of the firm’s Electronic Discovery Readiness and Response Group and is a member of the firm’s Litigation Group. He is a frequent and an internationally known teacher and lecturer on various topics including electronic discovery, computer technology and legal ethics.

Karl Obayi

Karl Obayi

Computer Forensics & Ediscovery Attorney


Karl Obayi is dual qualified as an Attorney and Certified Computer forensics expert (ACE). A former University Law lecturer for many years. Practiced as a Barrister of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and presently, a Solicitor and Higher Rights Advocate of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. He is a Microsoft certified systems engineer (MCSE), digital evidence and ediscovery consultant, with more than 20 years combined experience in law and technology dispute resolution,  undertakes consultancy for law firms, Government agencies, Law enforcement authorities and financial institutions. He has acted as lead ediscovery and forensic consultant  in cross boarder disputes and as digital forensic expert in matters involving the Metropolitan police of London. Author of various published articles and white papers. He is the Principal Consultant and Head of practice - ITsolicitors  a specialist legal technology firm with offices in Nigeria and the UK.

Andrew Haslam

Andrew Haslam

Consultant, Allvision


Andrew Haslam, from Allvision Computing (www.allvision.co.uk), is the UK's leading independent litigation support consultant, who since 1997 has provided specialist legal IT advice and Electronic Data Disclosure (EDD) strategy to the UK’s top law firms. Andrew started his professional career serving 12 years in the British Army where he acquired an IT degree and an abiding interest in how computing can help people work more efficiently. He then spent a decade delivering document management solutions to clients in the Military, Central Government and Pharmaceutical sectors. From early 2004, Andrew has been at the forefront of developments in EDD, and is recognised as one of the UK's leading consultants in this field, speaking at many conferences and authoring a series of white papers on EDD and Litigation Readiness. He has an on-going part time role as the manager of a Litigation Support team at Hogan Lovells International LLP, as well as providing practical and strategic EDD support to top 100 firms including; BLP, RPC, Bird & Bird, Geldards, Hugh James, SJ Berwin, Clyde & Co, Berrymans Lace Mawer, Mishcon de Reya, Lewis Silkin, Thomas Eggar, Heath Buckeridge, Pinsent Masons and Curtis Davis Garrard.

Jorge Carrillo

Jorge Carrillo

School of Computing, Prague College


Jorge Carrillo teaches in the School of Computing at Prague College, he focuses on Information Governance and Data protection. Jorge obtained his PhD in applied Informatics at the Faculty of Informatics at Masaryk University in Brno; He has been involved in delivering IT security and audit reviews across Europe. Jorge has shared his thoughts about IT Security and IT trends with the Czech Media in the last 3 years and has been recognized as a certified professional for the last 7 years; becoming an active member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and participating as speaker in several academic and professional seminars.

Damian Murphy

Damian Murphy

Barrister, Enterprise Chambers


Damian Murphy is a chancery barrister with Enterprise Chambers.  Previously he was a management consultant with Accenture. He is an acknowledged expert in the world of electronic disclosure and runs the popular website Almost Everyone’s Guide to e-Disclosure (www.edisclosurelaw.com). Damian has planned and managed the implementation of major e-disclosure exercises for blue chip clients.  He speaks regularly about e-disclosure including both to law firms and at industry-wide events.  His recent publications include articles in Counsel and The Barrister.

Miroslav Sirl

Miroslav Sirl

Independent Business Consultant


Miroslav graduated in Technical Cybernetics and Information Technologies. For about 15 years, Miroslav was the CEO and founder of a successful middle size company in the Czech and Slovak Republic.  Among the services his company offerred were solutions in the field of Enterprise Content Management (ECM). For the past 6 years Miroslav has been an independent business consultant in the field of management and long term archiving of electronic documents. He has been working externally for private and public organizations. Miroslav was also a  founding member of CNZ – "Czech Digital Preservation Society”. His publication activities have been in the field of eGovernment and the management of electronic documents. He has presented at conferences in the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary, USA, Canada, and Italy. He has participated in a number of EU activities as well as in major projects such as "National Digital Archive", "eJustice“, and "e-Delivery".

Ing. Petr Hummel

Ing. Petr Hummel

Security Consultant, ANECT a.s.


Petr Hummel has been working in ANECT a.s. as a consultant for many different project related to electronic identity, secure infrastructure, intrusion prevention systems and security audits. Currently he is participating on development of new product “ALUCID”. ALUCID is the new and unique universal secure authentication solution.

Marek Skalicky, CISM, CRISC

Marek Skalicky, CISM, CRISC

Managing Director for Central Eastern Europe, Qualys


Marek Skalicky joined Qualys company in 2008 as Regional Account Manager for Eastern Europe with focus on CEE region business development but has been cooperating with Qualys since 2003 as a Security Consultant. Prior to Qualys Mr. Skalicky managed information security projects at company Risk Analysis Consultants for many enterprise customers in the Czech Republic with a focus on Information Risk Management, Vulnerability Management and the implementation of ISMS process based on ISO/IEC 2700X standards. He holds CRAMM, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, CISM and CRISC certifications and he is a member of ISACA, OWASP and CSA local chapters.

Andrzej P. Klesnicki, CISM

Andrzej P. Klesnicki, CISM

Technical Account Manager, Central Eastern Europe, Qualys


Andrzej P. Klesnicki is a Technical Account Manager for Central and Eastern Europe at Qualys.  He has over 8 years of experience in Information System Security and is responsible for business development within the CEE region.  Immediately prior to joining Qualys, Andrzej was CISO at eurobank where he was responsible for ensuring the information security architecture, information system security compliance, risk management, technology controls and disaster recovery within the financial institution.  His role at eurobank and other organisations as security consultant has given him a unique perspective on the security challenges faced by these industries and the steps required to reduce IT security risks.  He was also an Information Security and Compliance Auditor for the Polish Cooperative Banks and other organizations in various vertical sectors. Andrzej is an alumnus of Wroclaw University of Technology and holds both CISM and ISO 27001 Lead Auditor certifications.

Zdenek Blazek, PhD. CISM

Zdenek Blazek, PhD. CISM

IT Security Manager, Commerzbank AG


Mr. Blazek worked as an Assistant Professor at The Czech Technical University till 1995. In the same year, he joined Commerzbank AG as a Head of IT. He works currently as IT Security Manager, Data Protection Manager and BCM coordinator. Mr. Blazek is also working as an independent consultant in his private enterprise. He is author/co-author of several courses and textbooks on electronics, computer security, and risk management. Mr. Blazek is an external lecturer at the Czech Technical University, Faculty of Information Technology as well as a member of Czech chapter of ISACA.

Erik Best

Erik Best

Founder, Fleet Sheet


Erik Best is publisher of the Fleet Sheet, a daily review of the top business and political news stories in the Czech Republic. It is read by many of the country’s leading companies. In 2001, he also began publishing the free e-mail bulletin the Final Word, which provides commentary on important local events. He completed a B.S. in diplomacy at Georgetown University in 1985, an M.A. in Russian language at Middlebury College in the same year, and an MBA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1987. He studied Russian in Moscow in 1983 and 1984. Prior to moving to the Czech Republic and founding the Fleet Sheet in 1991, he worked briefly in management consulting and investment banking in Raleigh, NC.

David Kosař

David Kosař

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Masaryk University


David Kosař is an Assistant Professor and Marie Curie Fellow at the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University. In 2007 he earned his LL.M. in Human Rights Law at CEU after having previously graduated from Masaryk University in Law. He clerked for several judges, including the Vice-President, of the Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic (2007-2013) and has been recently appointed a law clerk to Justice of the Constitutional Court. David is also finishing the J.S.D. program at New York University School of Law. David’s areas of interest are primarily in comparative constitutional law, judicial studies, public international law (including cyber security) and human rights. He published in several peer-reviewed law journals (most recently in European Constitutional Law Review, International Journal of Refugee Law and International Journal of Constitutional Law). He is a member of the American Society of International Law and European Society of International Law.

Pawel Wojciechowski

Pawel Wojciechowski

Regional Technology Sales and Services Manager, Symantec


Pawel Wojciechowski , Regional Technology Sales and Services Manager, joined Symantec in April 2012. Pawel is working more than 15 years in IT industry. He worked in several technical and sales positions for HP and EMC, in the EMC Poland also in the General Manager position. Pawel is experienced leader and manager in IT technology and sales.

Alena Banye

Alena Banye

Valuation Institute Manager, APOGEO Esteem


The person responsible for managing the Valuation Institute APOGEO Esteem, communicating with clients, and for the Company Valuation Division is Alena Banye, Valuation Institute Manager. Alena is responsible for the overall management of the APOGEO Expert Institute. She acquired experience, particularly with company valuation, over the course of her extensive activities at expert institutes, in the arrangement and management of more than a hundred projects. Previously, she lectured at the University of Economics in Prague and in courses on international transfer prices, and holds a certificate for the valuation of intangible assets from the University of Economics in Prague.

Ivan Janoušek

Ivan Janoušek

Expert witness, APOGEO Esteem


The person responsible for communication within ICT division is Ivan Janoušek, Valuation Institute Manager. Ivan, a court expert in cybernetics and economics, is the head of the Information and Communication Technologies Division (ICT) at the Valuation Institute APOGEO Esteem. Ivan has extensive experience working in management positions in the information and
communication technology sphere.

Michal Beneš

Michal Beneš

Expert witness, APOGEO Esteem


Michal Beneš, Independent Business Consultant, who cooperates with the Valuation Institute APOGEO Esteem in the field of information and communication technologies, especially on the expert witness testimonials. Michal gathered experience in multinational companies, managed large ICT projects, SW developments and complex solutions deliveries. For the past 10 years he has been an independent business consultant and co-owner of a consulting company oriented on management and  process analysis in the ICT.

Mgr. Šárka Gregorová

Mgr. Šárka Gregorová

Attorney-at-law, Schaffer & Partner group


Šárka Gregorová graduated from the Law Faculty at Charles University, Prague in 2008. She has also studied for two semesters at the Law Faculty of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany and obtained the Certificate in Basics of German law. Subsequently she studied the postgraduate program of LMU München in Basics of German law and in 2011 she graduated from by being granted the LL.M. title. During 2005 – 2007 she practiced as a legal assistant in KŠD ŠTOVÍCEK Law Office, v.o.s., Prague. Šárka Gregorová primarily specializes in general commercial law and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate law, energy and insolvency law. Šárka Gregorová, in cooperation with German educational company Management Circle AG, participated as a lecturer in the seminar on energy law focusing on renewable resources. Šárka has been a team-member of the Schaffer & Partner group since 2008. Since 2012 she cooperates with us as an attorney-at-law enrolled at the Czech Bar Chamber. She speaks fluent Czech, German and English.

Aleš Rozehnal, Ph.D

Aleš Rozehnal, Ph.D

Attorney-at-law


Was born in 1970 in Trebic, Czechoslovakia. He graduated at the Faculty of Law of the Charles University in Prague in 1993 and at the Charles University with a PhD in private law. He is the author of the publications Credits Secured by Mortgages, several issues of Media Law, Media Law in the Czech Republic, Media Laws - Commentary, Media Law Services - Commentary. He is co-author of the publication Corruption in the Czech Way and Media, Communication and Culture. He works at the Faculty of Law of the Charles University in Prague, is Head of the Department of Law at Bank Institute/College of Banking in Prague and works at the Faculty of Humanities of the Charles University. He was the executive of biggest private TV broadcaster in the Czech Republic, NOVA TV. Aleš Rozehnal is the member of the Czech Bar Association from 1996 and carries his practise in Prague.

Howard Chapman

Howard Chapman

Lawyer, HJChapman


Howard Chapman is a freelance lawyer operating in Central Europe with more than 15 years' experience in the London, Frankfurt and Prague markets gained at a leading global firm. During that time, he has played a leading role in a broad range of headline matters including international arbitrations, financial services authorizations and establishments, and corporate and commercial transactions. Since turning freelance in January 2013, Howard has also become a specialist in international inheritance matters affecting the Czech and English legal systems

Petr Skočdopole

Petr Skočdopole

Journalist, Magazine motejlek.com


A former longtime editor-in-chief of the weekly "Instinkt". He then left mainstream media two years ago to take part in an adventure of the independent journalistic web-project started by his friend and former coleague Miroslav Motejlek. Their portal www.motejlek.com, focuses on business and politics. This portal is a pioneer of content that is paid for on the web. Despite an expensive yearly subscription, the server has quickly gained a large audience. It´s news content has been regularly quoted by other respected media as outstanding.

Veronika Kubíčková

Veronika Kubíčková

TV presenter, Czech TV


Veronika graduated from the University of Economics in Prague. She started her journalistic career as a redactor of the regional weekly „Moravský sever“. Since 2008 she has worked in Czech Television, the public service broadcaster in the Czech Republic. She is specialised in economic news and analysis and presents TV programme “Ekonomika ČT24”. She also works on other individual projects in Czech Television. 

Adam Vojtěch

Adam Vojtěch

Associate general counsel, AGF Media, a.s.


Adam graduated from Faculty of Law and Faculty of Social Sciences of the Charles University in Prague. He also studied for one year as an exchange student at University College Dublin. During his studies he worked as an intern at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Dublin and also in Brussels where he worked for the European Newspaper Publishers' Association (ENPA). Adam acted for two years as a president of the Všehrd Association of Czech Lawyers, the oldest law society in the Czech Republic established in 1868. Now he is specialized in media and media law and works as an associate general counsel at AGF Media, a.s. 

Ondřej Aust

Ondřej Aust

Editor-in-chief of Médiář.cz


Since 2011, publisher and editor-in-chief of Médiář.cz (www.mediar.cz), digital daily focused on media and marketing. Since 2010 organizer of AppParade (www.appparade.cz), Prague mobile apps contest. Former media correspondent for PPF Media (2009-2010) and Lidove noviny (2005-2009). Online editor Czech Section of BBC World Service (2002-2004)

Tomas Mach

Tomas Mach

Anglo American University, Prague


Tomas Mach holds graduate degrees in law from the University of Cambridge (LL.M.) and Charles University in Prague (Ph.D.). He is partner in Tynska Chambers/ Advokatni kancelar Tynska in Prague, Czech Republic where he focuses on corporate Law and related litigation and arbitration. He also lectures law at the Anglo-American University in Prague, Czech Republic.

Michal Špaček

Michal Špaček

Lead Developer, Slevomat

 


Michal is a web developer, formerly employed by Skype and now working for Slevomat. He's on a mission to show developers how to write faster and secure code. Also a regular speaker at various conferences, mostly about web applications security. Some say that he's the only one to spell his Twitter username correctly.

 

Radek Nezbeda

Radek Nezbeda

Cybercrime Unit, Czech Police


Radek studied at the Police Academy of the Czech republic. He Graduted in 2005 and continued with a masters degree. He obtained his IACIS Basic in 2011, his IACIS Aplied Computer Forensics in 2012, as well as IACIS Internet Forensic Examination in the same year. Since 2002 Radek has been working for the Police of the Czech republic. He has had many interesting roles including working from 2004 to 2008, in the economic crime department. Since 2008 he has been at the head of the Cybercrime unit of the Central Bohemian region.

Hana Gawlasová

Hana Gawlasová

Partner & Firm-wide TMT Practice Head, Kinstellar


Hana Gawlasová Partner & Firm-wide TMT Practice Head, has been with Kinstellar (and previously Linklaters) since 1999. She focuses on information technology, communications and data protection law. With her background in computer programming and network administration, Hana provides practical, focused and effective commercial advice to her clients. Hana advises clients on a variety of TMT issues, such as telecoms regulation, information technology, outsourcing, domain names, data protection, data processing and compliance.

Lubos Fojtík

Lubos Fojtík

Editor-in Chief, eLAW.cz and Head of Litigation & Arbitration, Konecna & Zacha

  


Lubos is an attorney working mainly in cooperation with the reputable law office Konecna & Zacha, where he leads the Litigation & Arbitration team as well as the Public Procurement team. Besides his legal practice Lubos is also the co-owner and editor-in chief of the internet portal eLAW.cz. Lubos also teaches basics of law on a private University in Prague and is an author of various articles mainly from the area of international business law and procedural law.

Vladica Babić

Vladica Babić

Security Expert


Vladica Babić graduated from the High Police Academy in Zagreb Croatia in 2000. He later graduated from the Faculty of Criminalistic science in Bosnia and Hercegovina in 2006. Vladica completed his masters in Law faculty in 2012. In 2013 he began his doctorate studies at the Faculty for Security and Protection. He has been the author of two books: Computer crime (2009) and Child pornography and Internet (2013). Vladica has more the ten years of experience in cybercrime and has spent over 25 years working in police and intelligence.

Philipp Amann

Philipp Amann

Information Management Officer, OSCE


Dr. Philipp Amann is the Information Management Officer of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Transnational Threats Co-ordination Cell. He is also the focal point for OSCE’s activities in the field of cybercrime. Dr. Amann has co-authored several papers on information management, looking for instance at the challenges to advanced electronic evidence lifecycle management in an international court environment. He holds a master’s and a doctoral degree in business informatics from the University of Vienna and is currently enrolled in an MSc program in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation at the University College Dublin. Dr. Amann held senior information management positions with several other international organisations, including the International Criminal Court in The Hague. He has extensive experience in all aspects of electronic evidence and case management.

Chukwunonso Okoro

Chukwunonso Okoro

Manager of Forensic Audit Services, MTN Cameroon


Chukwunonso Okoro is the Manager of Forensic Audit Services at Mobile Telephone Networks (MTN) Cameroon. He holds the Master of International Law & Diplomacy Degree from the University of Lagos. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Anti Money laundering Specialist (CAMS) with seven years of experience in Enterprise Risk Management. He has testified as an Expert Witness in the Federal High Courts of Nigeria and secured several convictions in criminal prosecutions. As a Cybercrime Investigator in the service of the Nigerian Government, he performed joint international investigations with the United States Secret Service, the United States Department of Justice and the United States FBI.

Tomas Hulle

Tomas Hulle

Director, Prague Program on International Transactions


Tomas has been serving as a visiting scholar at University of Science and Technology of China. His main professional focus is dispute resolution and arbitration, contracts, intellectual property and technology law. Before coming to China, he worked for the top tier international law firms and was also in charge of business legal analysis at Hospodárské noviny and Ekonom in the Czech Republic. Tomas graduated from Faculty of Law, Masaryk University. Tomas has been participating as an expert group member at work for UNCITRAL in the area of ecommerce and online dispute resolution. He is also member of many international professional NGOs and closely cooperates with Institute of Law and Technology at Masaryk University. In the past, Tomas lectured shortly at John Marshall Law School in the USA and at Shanghai University of Foreign Trade, Shandong University and Shanghai University of Political Science and Law in China. He is a co-author of several books and numerous academic or business/analytical articles.

JUDr. Jiří Matzner

JUDr. Jiří Matzner

Legal Executive, Oracle Czech s.r.o.


Jiri Matzner is an executive of Oracle Czech. He is a IPR expert and partner at MATZNER et al. He is focused on ICT Law, Outsourcing, Licensing. He regularly gives presentations at academic and commercial platforms and lecture at the BIVS University. In addition to other activities, he has been actively participating in mini-team of experts cooperating with Ministry of Justice, Czech Republic, focusing on re-codification of civil code, specializing on lease relations and license agreements. He is a member of the Czech Bar Association. He was appointed an expert in the copyright area, listed in the register of experts maintained by the Municipal Court in Prague.

 

 

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