T/Assistant Chief Constable Pam Kelly has 22 years of policing experience, having served most of that time with Dyfed-Powys Police.
Since joining the service in 1994, Pam has spent the majority of her career within the Criminal Investigation Department, dealing with Intelligence, Covert Policing, Professional Standards and Public Protection matters. Pam played a key role in setting up the Sexual Assault Referral Unit within the Dyfed-Powys policing area.
Pam is passionate about safeguarding vulnerable people and has spent time on secondment with HMIC, tasked with inspecting forces in England and Wales following the death of Victoria Climbie.
For many years Pam performed the role of Senior Investigating Officer, leading murder, manslaughter and serious crime investigations throughout the force area and has also played a lead role as Senior Identification Manager in recovering deceased British Citizens from mass disasters in Afghanistan, Tripoli and the Tsunami.
During recent years Pam has performed the role of BCU Commander for Carmarthenshire and Powys and Chief Superintendent for Uniform Policing across the four counties of Carmarthen, Powys, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion.
During early March 2016 Pam was successful in graduating from the Strategic Command Course and is now continuing in her role as T/Assistant Chief Constable, a role that she previously performed during 2013-2014.
Pam has spent time on a group study exchange with New South Wales and Queensland Police and Avon and Somerset Constabulary.
Pam is proud to be a Fellow of the University of Trinity St David having graduated in Religious Studies and English at Trinity College, Carmarthen.
Pam enjoys skiing and spending time with her family and friends
A Police Officer serving South Wales Police for 14 years with a strong background in complex crime investigations including multiple Homicide Investigations.
Southern Wales Regional Cyber Crime Unit Manager since February 2014, leading a team of staff dedicated to the investigation of serious incidents of Cyber dependent & Cyber enabled Crime.
The remit of the RCCU includes Malware facilitated crime, Phishing facilitated crime, Computer and Network Intrusions, Denial of Service Attacks and Website Defacement.
The Tarian RCCU has a track record of successful investigations including data breaches, DDoS and Blackmail. In March 2017 the unit was awarded the inaugural Digital Investigation & Intelligence Award 2017 for ‘Use of International Collaboration in a Complex Investigation’ for Operation Purple Obsidian which involved a suspect living in Southern Wales committing offences on a global scale online.
Dave has worked in IT security for the past 18 years, the majority of that time as an engineer, building and deploying control systems across all major industries throughout EMEA. In the past few years his efforts have been focused on advanced detection and response technologies gaining extensive experience in preventing and responding to high impact breaches.
Dave has been involved in running conferences, seminars and award ceremonies for over twenty years. He is also a football reporter with BBC radio and can be heard commentating on games throughout the football season.
During his career as a Master of Ceremonies (MC) Dave has presented alongside the Royal Family, members of the Government and a host of industry leaders and VIPs from the world of business, television and sport.
Before turning professional as an MC, Dave worked in the field of community safety and crime prevention.
From 2003 to 2006 he was the Street Crime Coordinator for the Home Office, West Midlands Region, working with the Office of the Prime Minister, West Midlands Police and service providers to reduce street crime.
Prior to this he spent ten years as a Programme Manager and Senior Consultant with Crime Concern, delivering training and other services to schools, local authorities and police departments across the UK to help them develop crime prevention projects.
Founder, owner and MD of award-winning SME Risk Evolves, Helen previously worked in the IT industry in a variety of different sectors, including eighteen years in high-profile risk-management roles for a global technology company. Now recognised as a leader in the areas of risk management and operational improvement, Helen works as a consultant with companies in senior governance, risk and compliance roles. A member of the British Standards Institute and of the BSI Committee creating a new guidance standard to assist organisations to become cyber resilient, Helen regularly delivers talks and workshops on cyber security in conjunction with such organisations as Nat West Bank and West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit. While she clearly advocates improvements in technology and process development, her particular passion is a focus on the people involved.
Julie has been in post as Head of Cyber Resilience for the Welsh Government since last autumn. Her backgound is in teaching and training, having taught at comprehensive schools in the Pembrokeshire area and at Pembrokeshire College. She was instrumental in developing one of the first vocational programmes for sixth-form students in Pembrokeshire, where they spent one or two days per week out of the classroom, working on practical, vocational subject areas.
Julie moved on to work for a number of awarding bodies, and at one point was responsible for suites of City and Guilds vocational subjects, not only in Wales, but Northern Ireland, Scotland and the north west of England, and managed and trained a large team of examiners and verifiers.
Qualifications regulation followed and a position as one of the Qualfications Advisers in ACCAC – the then regulators for Wales. During this time she led teams who audited the governance and quality of over 100 awarding bodies.
ACCAC was merged into the Welsh Government in 2007 and Julie’s role continued but with more of an emphasis on poicy and strategy. She was subsequenty asked to take the lead on a discrete piece of work: Children in Police Custody, working with the police forces, local authorities and other agencies in Wales, producing a guidance document.
Cyber resilience beckoned and now Julie heads up policy and strategy for the Welsh Government in this fast moving area.
Julie and family continue to breed and show ponies and horses from their base in west Wales, qualifying for and being placed regularly at the Horse of the Year Show and other prestigious events across the UK.
Sara Correia is an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) doctoral researcher at Swansea University, undertaking a Ph.D. project to profile fraud and cybercrime victims, in collaboration with the Southern Wales Regional Organised Crime Unit. Sara holds a BSc in Politics and International Relations (Cardiff University), a Graduate Law Conversion and a MSc by Research (University of Glamorgan). In addition, she has worked as a researcher within industry and academia, has interned with central government and is a tutor at Swansea University College of Law and Criminology. She is also a co-presenter of the Swansea Law and Security Podcast, alongside Dr. Patrick Bishop. Twitter: @SGCorreia
From Ireland, with many years of experience working in London, Germany and Italy. Background in Business Consulting, specifically in the area of Business Process Re-engineering, projects which often have data protection and compliance at their core.
Working in the Data Access Governance space since 2013, understanding the many business process challenges, costs and effort addressed by Data Access Governance, my focus in this space is to bring out the value of Data Access Governance for organizations and the different stakeholders. It's more about business enablement than simple security & compliance.
Nigel Hawthorn has been talking about security, privacy, mobility and cloud computing for longer than he cares to admit. His view is that often the greatest computing problem is making sure that the IT team and non-IT teams are working together and each understand the other’s point of view. A lot of the last two years have been spent discussing GDPR and his book “GDPR – An Action Guide for IT” is available here. He will bring copies of his book along with him as well as discuss enabling safe cloud computing; how to gain visibility into shadow IT, the risks and benefits of cloud and how to ensure that users can get the benefits while ensuring data security.
Craig Griffiths is a partner in the commercial projects and public law team at Acuity Legal, having previously spent time in-house with a number of local authorities.
Craig is part of the team at Acuity Legal responsible for advising public, private and third sector organisations on data and information law, including compliance with data protection legislation.
He regularly advises on contractual mechanisms required to comply with data protection law and has advised on the interface of data protection law with public sector transparency and freedom of information rules. Craig is also part of the team delivering the innovative Acuity DataGuard service, designed to help organisations of all types become GDPR-compliant ahead of the major changes to data protection legislation in May 2018.
Craig Roberts is part of the European Technical Sales team at IBM Resilient, working with customers across the region and assisting them in developing their Incident Response strategies. Craig has spent 5 years in the security industry helping customers to build world class Security Operations Centres (SOC), with particular expertise in Financial Services and Government sectors. Craig currently works on security automation and orchestration - driving incident triage, evaluation and remediation using smart automation techniques. Craig hold patents in the area of blockchain and security.
The European Union GDPR - An Action Guide for IT