DSS Conference speakers
F-Secure security visionary & evangelist
Chief Research Officer for F-Secure. He has worked with F-Secure in Finland since 1991. Hyppönen has keynoted or spoken at various conferences around the world, including, Black Hat, DEF CON, DLD, Hack In The Box Security Conference and RSA. In addition to data security events, Hyppönen has delivered talks at general-interest events, such as TED, TEDx, DLD, SXSW and Google Zeitgeist. He's also spoken at various military events, including AFCEA events and the NATO CCD COE's ICCC. Hyppönen is a reserve officer in the Finnish Army.more close
Minister of Defence of the Republic of Latvia
Since January 22, 2014 - Minister of Defence of the Republic of Latvia October, 2011 – January, 2014 - Member of Saeima (Parliament) of the Republic of Latvia January 6, 2011 - October, 2011 - Minister of the Environment and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia November 3, 2010 - December 31, 2010 - Minister of Environment of the Republic of Latvia November 2, 2010 – Member of the 10th Saeima (Parliament) of the Republic of Latvia March 23, 2010 – May 13, 2010 - Acting Minister of Regional Development and Local Governments of the Republic of Latvia January 16, 2003 – November 2, 2010 - Minister of Environment of the Republic of Latvia November 7, 2002 - January 16, 2003 – Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latviamore close
Research Manager Software, IDC Polska
Joining IDC in January 2003, Tomasz Sloniewski researches and analyses the software markets in Poland and the Baltic states and oversees standard software research for Central and Eastern Europe. As a research manager, he helps set the research agenda and engages in strategic consulting for IT organisations looking to expand their business in Central and Eastern Europe. Mr. Sloniewski has had articles published in the IT press in Poland covering topics such as Business Intelligence, Big Data, IT security, and ERP. He is regularly quoted in the Polish press and Internet portals, and frequently delivers presentations covering IT market issues at various events and conferences.
Constitucional Court of Latvia, Deputy Head of Court
Since 1981 Mr. Ķinis is working in judicial system. From 1981 to 2006, he was the chairman of the Kuldiga Region Court. From August 2004 to July 2005, Mr. Ķinis worked as the senior legal expert in the framework of the EU Law Mission in Georgia (EUJUST – THEMIS) but, from September 2005 to March 2006, he acted as legal expert of the EU Special Envoy for security in the South Caucasus (EUSR). From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Ķinis was an expert of Cyber Crime Committee of the Council of Europe, has participated and reported on problems of capacity and efficiency of judiciary, as well as criminal law in international conferences. He is the author of more than 30 publications mainly on problems of criminal law and information communications law. From 10 March 2008 to 15 April 2011, Mr. Uldis Ķinis participated as an ad litem judge in adjudication of the case “Prosecutor v. Ante Gotovina et al” at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. On December 14, 2006 he was appointed, by the Saeima (Parliament), a justice of the Constitutional Court. Has been the Vice-President of the Constitutional Court from January 31, 2007 to March 7, 2008. On March 5, 2014 elected the Vice-President of the Constitutional Court once more.
Mg. sci. comp., President of Student's Association of Latvia
is an IT security expert and lead researcher. He has vast experience in network flow analysis, reverse engineering, social engineering and security incident investigation. Kirils has three higher education degrees with distinction, including a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Latvia where he specialized in computer networks and project management. He has acquired deep understanding of all levels of the OSI/ISO model, routing, defensive and offensive technology, database systems and computer engineering (DSP, including ADC). While working for various non-governmental organizations he was responsible for international collaboration and project management. In recent years he has discovered and responsibly disclosed or reported multiple security vulnerabilities in both Latvian and international information systems. Kirils Solovjovs is also the founder of CERT’s Security experts group in Latvia.
IBM Trusteer sales for Central and Eastern Europe
Highly skilled business and sales professional with excellent organization and communication skills willing to gain new knowledge and experiences, team player, capable for both managing and task completion, experienced and able to work under pressure and with deadlines. Capable to come up with optimal and economical solutions for complex problems. Willing and able to take initiatives and responsibility for decisions.
DSS ITSEC 2014 moderator (musician & vocalist/ TV journalist)
Having a degree in political science, Valters also is a Latvian well known musician & vocalist, Eurovision Song Contest 5th Place in 2005 and voting results presenter in 2012 contest, TV journalist, TV show producer and leadermore close
Chief Technical Architect, SignWise.
Lembitu Ling is the Chief Technical Architect of SignWise. Mr Ling has over 20 years of expertise in the IT field, having served as both the Data Security Expert and the Infosecurity Expert at the IT and Development Center of the Estonian Ministry of Interior.
DSS ITSEC 2014 moderator (Multimedia Journalist/ Media Consultant/ Musician)
Rayyan is a British multimedia journalist and media consultant with experience in print, TV and online media in the UK and eastern Europe. He has previously worked for the BBC, The Associated Press and The Times of London among others. He is currently covering Latvia for The Associated Press and is an editor of The Baltic Times, the only English language newspaper in the Baltics. Rayyan speaks fluent Russian and Farsi.more close
CEO and partner at Nexetic
With Henry's vision and innovative approach Nexetic is facing a new era of internationalization and growth. His great experience of sales and customer management has lifted companies as Digium and Crasman to a new growth level. Henry has used his extensive knowledge of different industries to guide future success stories as an external consultant.
Channel Manager Nordics, Eastern Europe and Middle East, Novell
Sander Visser is responsible for the Novell & Attachmate Channel Partners in the Scandinavian, Baltic and Eastern Europe area. His focus is on developing and enabling partners to position products like Novell Filr. Sander worked previously as business development sales in the Benelux and UK. He's been involved with IT mobility for a couple of years. Today he will talk about how use managed file sharing in a corporate environment.
MS Datacenter Solutions Sales Professional
Tarmo is MS Datacenter Solutions Sales Professional in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Cyprus, Malta and Azerbaijan supporting customers with public cloud solutions and IT infrastructure management. Tarmo has many years of experience in managing IT environments in financial sector, where he has been implementing virtualization solutions, disaster recovery solutions and processes and also large scale datacenter migrations.
Director, Identity Management, EMEA, Oracle
Luca Martelli is responsible for optimizing and growing Oracle's Identity Management business across Europe, Middle East & Africa: today’s enterprise Identity challenges Luca is focusing-on are matching the Mobile and Cloud demand into a continuously evolving hybrid IT environment. During 13+ years in multinational Information Technology Companies, Luca focus has always been on security (SIEM, Compliance, Audit, Identity Governance, Data Security) in different sales and business development roles; Luca’s IT career started in the 2000 delivering and managing the very first projects in the Identity Management space. Luca recently completed the Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA) at Alma Graduate – Bologna Business School.
Co-founder and CTO of BalaBit
Balázs Scheidler is a co-founder and CTO of BalaBit, a European IT security innovator, specializing in log management and advanced monitoring technologies. Balazs has beenengaged with IT security and software engineering for almost two decades now, during this time he helped create a series of security related products such as syslog-ng (log management), Shell Control Box (privileged activity monitoring) and Zorp (firewall). Today he is presenting the technology behind a brand new BalaBit product, Blindspotter, which is aimed at applying Data Science to the security domain and can be used to detect and prevent Advanced Persistent Threats. Balazs is married, is a father of two boys and as a free software freak, he still contributes to syslog-ng.
Pre-Sales Engineer, Lumension
Pre-Sales Engineer with extensive hands-on experience in IT Security field and broad knowledge of hardware, software, and networking technologies. More than 10 years’ experience in IT project advisory, IT strategy and performance, Systems and Network Security, Information security management systems implementation and assessment in accordance with ISO 27001, Information protection and Business Continuity Advisory. Maksimilian holds MCSE, CEH, Security+, Project+, ITIL certifications.
Account Technology Strategist, Microsoft
Before joining Microsoft in 2001 Sarunas was well known as the expert of Microsoft technologies and the first Microsoft Certified Trainer in Lithuania. Now Sarunas has the role of Account Technology Strategist in Microsoft Lithuania. As trusted technology advisor he assist customers to work on technology roadmap.
Enterprise Presales Engineer, veeam
Vladimir started his IT career in 2004 by participating and later on by managing a raw of different Internet projects. Before Veeam he took a position of specialist for Windows Server and System Center solutions in Microsoft. Since 2012 Vladimir is Enterprise Presales Engineer in Veeam Software. Vladimir has the following certificates: MCTS, VCP5, VMSP, VMTSP.
Regional Manager Austria & CEE, MobileIron
10+ years proven track record in providing Enterprise Mobility Services in Operator and Enterprise Markets, Proven Entrepreneurship: Founding, Merging and Transferring two companies. • Product Innovator • Strategic Planning and Tactical Execution • Excellent presentation skills • International Network and Project Experience • Exceptional Interdisciplinary knowledge of Mobile Technologies and Markets • Outstanding Interpersonal Skills • Business Development on all Levels • Develop, inspire and lead teams
Dr. Vilius Benetis
CEO of NRD CS, ISACA Lithuania President
Infosec professional focused on business development, consulting and management. Experience in national cybersecurity strategy and policy development. Infosec infrastructure design, integration and implementation projects experience (SIEM, privileged users management, device and endpoint control, activity audit management, 2nd factor, PKI, customized crypto solutions, forensics, compliance management).more close
Presales Engineer, Sophos
Jorn Lutters works as a Presales Engineer at Sophos in Karlsruhe, Germany. He is responsible for the development of IT security strategies for large corporations and their implementation at customers as well as partner enablement and training. Jorn has over 13 years of experience and an extensive expertise from networking and wireless to Microsoft services and cloud interoperability. In his spare time he is one of the authors and driving forces behind the popular winsec.nl blog on security for the Microsoft platform.
IBM Security Systems, Channels Team
Peter is responsible for the IBM Security business partners in the Central and Eastern Europe region, and he's no stranger to security. He previously worked as a Security+ cerfified pre-sales engineer at Ingram Micro Hungary. He's been involved with IT security since 2005.
Senior Security Architect LogRhythm
Trevor has close to two decades of Information Security and Cyber Security experience. He has been responsible for the deployment of large scale enterprise security solutions across Europe, Middle East and Africa. His background includes Malware analysis, penetration testing, incident response and forensic logging. Recent projects Trevor has implemented or project managed include a global implementation of security and auditing tools to a large financial services organization, enterprise wide implementation of next generation malware defense solution for a retail organization and a comprehensive security policy definition project for a large government organization. In the past decade he has spent extensive time defining cyber security best practice and advising global organizations on robust security policy definition and implementation. To this presentation Trevor brings a wealth of hands-on cyber security experience and knowledge based on large enterprise implementations of security controls. Trevor is respected as a thought leader in international security and risk focused regulations, such as, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards, Data Protection Act, HMG Security Policy Framework, ISO2700x and Sarbanes Oxley. He is the author of the TIK IT Risk Framework and is a respected IT Risk expert.
IBM Czech Republic
Ctibor joined IBM in 2004. Since than works with IBM clients on improvement of management and security of their IT environment using IBM Tivoli tools (recently renamed to Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure). Last few years he is focusing mainly on IBM Cloud, Endpoint and Mobility solutions such as IBM Endpoint Manager, MaaS360 and IBM Cloud Orchestrator. Ctibor is covering Central and Eastern Europe area.
sms passcode Regional Manager
Mårten Toll-Söderblom has been in the industry since 1995 and is Nordic Regional Manager at SMS PASSCODE, the technology leader in adaptive multi-factor authentication. Mårten is a frequent speaker at industry events and forums and has extensive experience in IT security working in senior positions at Check Point Software Technologies and Excitor A/S
Regional Account Manager at Trend Micro
Works as a Regional Account Manager at Trend Micro, responsible for the company’s business in Finland and the Baltics. Trend Micro is the largest independent information security vendor and global cloud and server security market leader. Kimmo has 15 years of experience from various fields of information technology. Before joining forces with Trend Micro in September 2013 Kimmo worked as an entrepreneur in a high-tech startup Onrego Ltd. Before co-founding Onrego Ltd. Kimmo worked over 7 years in Salcom Group, a leading provider of it infrastructure solution in Finland, as a sales director and later a member of the management team heading the software and services business unit. Kimmo’s work experience also covers 3 years in the Nordic telecom market and a few years in large Nordic ICT houses, such as Tieto and Ementor Group. Since 2006 Kimmo has also been a board member of a Finnish eco-store Ekolo Ltd. Studying business management alongside his work, Kimmo has a special interest in Value Based Leadership and adopting Agile practices in business development. Kimmo holds Master of Science in Business Administration and Economics degree from the University of Jyväskylä, where he studied computer science and economics specializing in software business.more close
Pre-sales Manager., BalaBit
Ferenc Sipos is the leader of global pre-sales engineering team at BalaBit IT Security, a Luxembourg based software vendor specializing in log management and privileged activity monitoring. He has 10+ years of experience in IT specializing in security. Mr. Sipos has extensive hands-on experience designing and implementing BalaBit's syslog-ng log management solution and its Shell Control Box privileged activity monitoring solutions for a variety of enterprises throughout the world. He often evangelizes about the importance of log management and activity monitoring at various IT events.
SignWise’s Country Manager for Latvia
Has a long career in International Sales, having worked for Hewlett-Packard where managed significant projects with Latvian schools, Lattelekom and Latvenergo and was also responsible for most critical end-user accounts. Martins was also responsible for the establishment of the new sales division after the merger of Latvia Radio and Television Centre and State Information Network Agency. Under his supervision the implementation of the e-signature services in Latvia, development of government critical IT infrastructure and telecommunication services were conducted. Today he serves as an Advisor to the Board of Clusterpoint - the world’s fastest XML database and as SignWise’s Country Manager for Latvia.
Ing. Jan Musil
Informix & Guardium, IBM Czech Republic
Jan Musil is working for IBM from April 2002. He is currently in the position of Community of Practice for CEE region as Client Technical Professional. He is responsible to cover mainly the full portfolio of Informix products, InfoSphere Guardium Data Activity Monitoring and Vulnerability Assessment and Optim Test Data Management, Privacy and Archiving. He has skills, capabilities and experience with database technologies from 1990.
Channel Manager Baltics and Finland, Cyberoam
With 10 years of experience in IT Justinas is a professional sales and account manager with extensive knowledge of Baltic IT market, has deep understanding of global ICT and IT Security tendencies and specific local customer needs - whether it is an international business, local SMB or Governmental institution. While IT security and Cybersecurity is the main topic for discussion with Justinas, he can also share a word or two about Core IT Infrastructure, IT Governance, Managed IT Services and IT consulting.more close
Head of Solutions division at ALSO Latvia
12 years in different sales positions across whole distribution chain (starting from retailer/re-seller and ending with ITC and software manufacturer and largest distributor in our market). Specializing: proactive solution sales, market analysis/trends, ownership for revenue and profitability goals, marketing activities planning and execution for results, sales management. Specialties: ITC - Unified Communications (Software, PBX, IP communications), Wireless, mobile tehnology, data networking, HW&SW, computing, infrastructure optimization, software licensing, SAM, business development, new channels, marketing, strategic planning, wholesale and Value Added Distribution and services.more close
General manager of Critical Security UAB, ATEA/ SEC Consult, Lithuania
Miroslav has more than 10 years of experience in information security field, particularily in penetration testing, application security assurance and vulnerability assessment. Co-author of "Data Security Basics" (lith. "Duomenų saugos pradmenys") book, discovered vulnerabilities in such products as Skype, VLC player (libmodplug component), Qlik-view, WD Arkeia Network Backup and others.
Novell/NetIQ/Suse representative in Latvija and Eesti
More than 30 years in IT (begin with EC1022 destruction ). UNIX (Sun Solaris) background. Did education for UNIX admins (totally ~200 admins educated). Million years ago used to write programs (mostly for fun (x86 assembler, Fortran, PL/1 etc.)). Last 10 years working for Novell/NetIQ/Suse. Like kayaking, windsurfing, sailing and swimming.
MACIEJ J. GRZELAK
IBM GTS, Poland
Senior Security Specialist IBM. Graduated in IT then Economics. Now writng PhD dissertation about cyber attacks. Over 10 years of experience in various IT security areas: coding, testing, networking, applications; hardware, software and services. Before IBM in H-P and CA technologies.
Technical Pre-Sales Engineer,ALSO
Ingmars Briedis has 10 years of experience in IT. Most of his knowledge he has gain while working in government sector as head of IT department also being able to cover deep technical questions. He has experience leading national wide health projects and being part of international telematics project groups. Now he is proud to represent ALSO Latvia and share knowledge about IBM software solutions.more close
Lecturer, Military reform, and change management for business and organisations at GG Consulting
A wide range of leadership and support positions in personnel operations, intelligence, policy and planning and diplomacy. DSS ITSEC 2014 general showman. Brilliant speaker and presenter. Graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the Joint Staff Defence College at the Royal Naval College Greenwich. He has an MA in the Leadership of Innovation and Change from York St John University and has recently started PhD research studies at Abo Akademу in Finland.more close
IT Training Expert, New Horizons
Peter is an experienced IT professional. He holds multiple certifications such as MCSE/MCITP, CCNA, CEH. He also conducts trainings at several universities and institutions, speaks at conferences, and is recognized as a local IT community leader. For the last 15 years, Peter's work has been focused on computer security for small business.more close
Dr. Artis Pabriks
European Parliament, Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Since November 2010th and upt to the date Dr. Artis Pabriks is Minister of Defence of Respublic of Latvia. In past Dr. Pabriks has also been a member of Parliament, member of Foreign Affairs Committee, member of European Affairs Committee, Head of Latvia - Japan, South Corea, Singapore and Montenegro Inter-Parlieamentary Cooperation group, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Parliamentary Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Foreign Affairs (2004.-2007.). Dr. Pabriks is also known for his activities in academical field being a professor at Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration and at Vidzeme University College.more close
Technical Pre-Sales Engineer, Samsung
After 16 years working in enterprise software development area and serving major banks, telcos and utility companies, I have joined Samsung to help business users to find the right solutions enabling enterprise mobility, focusing on interoperability of the devices and solutions. I believe, that I can help people understand, how they can utilize the tools we bring to the market. In the past I have been engaged as a software developer, project and product manager, as well as a senior consultant for major system integration projects, and I feel these are important skills to build the end-to-end enterprise mobility solution. If you want to meet me out of office, we can do it on foot orienteering courses in forests, or on downhill and cross-country ski slopes.more close
Technical Director & Co-Owner DSS
Raivis is one of the highest qualified IT Security engineers in the Baltic States. He has number of unique certifications of more than 20 different IT Security vendor technologies, including Endpoint, Network, Data, Governance and Identity based security technologies. He is a system integrator with international experience where in more than 50 projects he managed all project's cycle - from planning, scoping and sizing to integration, end user and IT pro's training and technical support.more close
Regional Sales Manager CEE, CIS, Nordics, Asia at Lumension
Edvinas Pranculis is a business management professional, who has helped a number of local and international companies develop new lines of business, penetrate new markets and ensure strong business growth. With 9+ years of experience in IT service and information security management he has repeatedly demonstrated his qualities of a pragmatic problem solver and a critical thinker. Edvinas earned his Master of Management (MM) degree in BI Norwegian School of Management and ISM University of Management and Economics and also holds recognized CISA, CISM, CRISC and ITIL certifications.more close
General manager CERT.LV
CERT.LV general manager title says a lot. For many years Baiba is successfully leading Latvian Computer Response Team towards better results - safety of every single citizen and every single public or private enterprise of Latvia in the digital world.more close
Technical Sale Manager EMEA at Radware
Specialist in pre-sales/sales with extensive experience in establishing/managing distribution channels and partner networks, penetrating new accounts. Good technical knowledge of Network protocols, WAN/LAN, MPLS/VPLS, ADC, Security (IPS, NBA, anti DoS), GSM, UMTS, CDMA, LTE, VoIP and etc.more close
Sales & Projects Director & Co-Owner DSS
Experienced participant of development of the IT Security world in the Baltics States and Poland. For number of years is developing value added distribution business in responsible regions with great number of partner companies and with over 20 different leading names of IT Security vendors from over 10 different countries world wide.more close
Regional Manager, Russia and Baltic States at Radware
Michael is a highly experienced executive with great knowledge in the telecommunications and data communications markets, in particular in Central &Easter Europe. Now – Regional manager for CIS and Baltic countries at Radware (Israel) – leading vendor of Attack Mitigation Systems, Server load balancing and server acceleration systems.more close
Managing director "Data Security Solutions"
Data Security Solutions is known as IT security specialist with international experience who defends its customers against the greatest threat of the 21st century - cyber-criminals and as well against disloyal employees by using the most innovative data security solutions from global IT market.more close