Speakers 2018

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Georges Ataya
Professor and Academic Director (SBS-EM) of IT and Information Security Management Education
Solvay Brussels School

Georges is Academic Director at Solvay Brussels School in charge of Executive Education Information Security, Cybersecurity, risk management, audit IT Governance and digital transformation. He is co-founder and vice-president of the Belgian Cybersecurity Coalition and acted in the past as International Vice president of ISACA and contributor to CISM, CGEIT, COBIT and VALIT. 

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Kurt Berghs
Security Lead Benelux

Since July 2018 Kurt Berghs is Sales Director Benelux at Trustbuilder Corporation. In his new function, Kurt wants to contribute toward optimally positioning the company on the IAM market in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg  especially also in the areas of finance, insurance and retail. Before joining Trustbuilder Corporation, Kurt Berghs held several positions at Onespan (Vasco Data Security), worldwide leader in strong user authentication solutions including sales, product & channel management. Kurt started his career in 1998 at Deloitte & Touche and holds a degree in IT & Law from the University of Antwerp

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Michiel Broeckx
Information Security Specialist

Michiel has 10 years of experience in Information Security, and more specific in Identity & Access Management (IAM). Michiel is a very solution driven IAM advisor intersecting between Business and IT, enabling both worlds and bridge them together towards successful projects.

His activities include:

  • IAM expert/advisor and architect
  • Business analyst
  • Project lead

Michiel has started his career implementing the IAM solution within the organisation. Over the years he has extended his knowledge and became the trusted advisor for several (inter)national corporates. The customers where Michiel delivers his services recognises him as the true expert in IAM and is an important asset in the team.

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Nick Caley
Vice President - Financial Services and Regulatory

With twenty years' experience covering all aspects of Information Security, Nick Caley has advised global clients in industry and government on security strategy and the operational capabilities that enable organisations to protect their most valuable assets. 

Engagements over the last two decades have provided Nick with detailed knowledge of enterprise infrastructure and the protection of sensitive, high value data. As Enterprise has developed hybrid architectures and data driven business models, Nick has advised on how to enable digital transformation whilst reducing risks. 

With ForgeRock, Nick is responsible for Financial Services and Regulatory with a focus on guiding organisations to deliver successful outcomes beyond compliance with GDPR, PSD2 and Open Banking. 


Rod Crook
Rod Crook
Solutions Director
Ascertia Limited

Rod Crook CEng, CITP is a Director of Ascertia Limited, a UK based independent software developer of digital signature, timestamping, long-term evidence archiving and PKI certification and validation products. 

Rod has over 25 years of experience in providing high-trust eSignature and PKI solutions for government, finance, telco, health, pharma and other industries. 

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