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Speakers Profile

Nicole Degremont
Deputy Director of Security, Orange - France
Nicole joined Orange for the management of key accounts and signed one of the first outsourcing contracts for the international network and telecom services of a blue chip company based in France.

​Nicole manages the overall security of the Orange group, she ensures the setting up of policies, the protection of personal data and supervises the Collaborative Group (collaborative intelligence).

Antonio Forzieri
EMEA Cyber Security Practice Lead, Technology Sales and Services, Symantec Corporation - Italy

At Symantec Antonio Forzieri is responsible for the cyber security offering for EMEA from a technology perspective. Previously he worked at Symantec as a security practice manager, running the security technology sales team in Italy. Before joining Symantec, he worked for a number of Italian companies with EMEA wide responsibilities dealing with compliance, endpoint security, data loss prevention, encryption, ethical hacking, fraud management and security education topics. Among other activities, he supports public and private organisations during significant security outbreaks and fraud investigations.

He holds a degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Politecnico di Milano where he is also a lecturer for the course "Internet: Mobility and Security" and he teaches the Master Class "Fraud Management" for the Security Specialist Master at CEFRIEL.

Neil Cosser
Regional Sales Manager SafeNet - South Africa

Neil has seen all aspects of the IT industry over the last 17 years, having worked at end-users, reseller, distribution and vendor level. 12 years of this time has been specifically focused on IT Security. Neil has a passion for IT Security, Business and Africa and is happiest when he is exploring how IT Security can improve the operations and profits of a business and improve the lives of those impacted by that organization.

Dr. Kaleem Ahmed Usmani
Officer-in-Charge CERT-MU, National Computer Board - Mauritius
Kaleem Usmani is an experienced security professional and currently responsible for Mauritian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-MU). Kaleem has more than 12 years of experience in information technology areas and teaching. Kaleem has worked in various industry sectors including ISPs, textile, education and communication. Kaleem is a Certified Information Security Professional (CISP), a certified ISO 27001 and BS 25999 Lead Auditor, a certified Secure Software Development Professional and a certified ethical hacker. He also holds a PhD degree in Computer Security.

Michael Ingoldby
Sales Engineering Team Leader, McAfee - South Africa

Michael Ingoldby is the Sales Engineering Team Leader for Africa for McAfee. Part of Intel Security.  He has held his CISSP since 2006.  He has worked in Security and IT operations in South Africa and the United Kingdom for the last 14 years.  Currently Michael is a generalist SE concentrating on solutions architecture and integration of McAfee products into all aspects of business.  This he is able to accomplish through a background in open source solutions, network design and implementation, platform support and application development.

Amrith Nawoor
Technology Pre-Sales Manager - East Africa & SADC, Oracle Corporation - Mauritius

Amrith is the Technology Pre-sales Manager for Oracle’s East Africa and the SADC countries. With over 17 years of experience working with Oracle technologies, Amrith held a number of roles from both the customer and partner communities before joining Oracle itself 6 years ago. He runs the pre-sales operations in 20 countries, supported by a mature team of consultants. He specializes in enterprise technology solutions underpinning applications and serves as an advisor to business executives and IT managements on how to cost-effectively set up and secure enterprise information from the growing number of internal and external threats.

Prior to joining Oracle, Amrith worked for one the Oracle partners in Mauritius where he was involved in leading and implementing Oracle projects locally and in the African region. He also evolved as an Oracle Instructor coaching key customers in Oracle database and development products.
Amrith holds a Degree in Computer Science and Engineering and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Mauritius. He is also a certified Oracle Internet Application Developer and a certified Oracle Database Associate. Security and High Availability being his areas of focus, Amrith is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association – ISACA.

Gary Pollock

Africa Regional Sales Engineer, CyberArk - South Africa

Gary has over 18 years of IT technical, Sales Engineering and Product Management experience in a diverse range of fields, mostly within networking, security and cloud.  He has been specialising in security infrastructure over the past 6 years within both the vendor and distribution space in a variety of security technologies.

Craig Harwood
Managing Director, CyberArk - South Africa

With 15 years IT Security experience, Craig has established a reputation as one of Africa’s leading security skills, and is regularly called upon to deliver talks, security workshops and has delivering security roadmaps and strategies to Governments and industry alike. Craig maintains a network of contacts and partners throughout the African continent, with C-level, Ministerial and Senior management relationships at many of Africa’s Governments, telecommunications operators and banks in the region.
Craig has a passion for African business environment. ​

Tsur Tidhar
Lead Security Engineer, Checkpoint - South Africa
Tsur Tidhar has specialized in the IT Security field since 1998. He joined Check Point in the year 2000 and is positioned within the MEA region as the Lead Security Engineer.  He is Currently focused on the defense industry and government sectors in Israel. Since joining Check Point he has been involved in the full array of the company’s solutions and customer sectors coupled with a deep technological understanding of the products and customer’s needs. During this time Tsur Tidhar has successfully fulfilled many roles including pre-sale, project management, specific managerial roles and more.