Raluca is the CEO of Smarttech247, an enterprise cyber security organization. With strong executive management skills and technical expertise, she is responsible for the company's global security business including strategy, portfolio, and operations. Raluca holds a Master of Science in Strategic Management from the University of Innsbruck.
Ronan is an accomplished executive with over 20 years experience in the tech industry. Ronan is currently the Executive Chairman of Smarttech247, a multi award-winning managed cyber security company that specializes in the delivery and management of complex cybersecurity solutions worldwide. Ronan is also the CEO & founder of Getvisibility, a leading AI data governance & security software company.
Assistant Legal Attaché, FBI
Mr. Smithmier was born in Detroit, MI. He received an M.S. in Law Enforcement Intelligence & Analysis from Michigan State University in 2012 and a B.A. in Computer Science from Coe College in 2000. Prior to working for the FBI, Mr. Smithmier was a network engineer employed by Communications Engineering Company in Iowa City, IA.
Mr. Smithmier entered on duty as a Special Agent (SA) of the FBI on February 9, 2003. From 2003 through 2006, SA Smithmier was assigned to the Minneapolis Division, where he worked Theft of Intellectual Property, Crimes Against Children, and Criminal Computer Intrusions. In 2006, SA Smithmier transferred to the Houston Division where he was assigned to the Houston Area Cyber Crime Task Force focusing on Criminal and National Security Cyber investigations. In 2007, SA Smithmier was selected as a member of the FBI's Cyber Action Team (CAT), a highly trained technical response unit responsible for domestic and international rapid deployment.
In 2009, SA Smithmier was promoted to a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) position in the Eurasian Cyber Unit at Cyber Division where he created and chaired the Industrial Control Systems Threat Focus Cell and led the FBI's participation in Cyber Storm III, a national-level cyber exercise. In 2011, SA Smithmier returned to Houston and in 2013 was promoted to SSA of a Cyber Squad responsible for Cyber Criminal and Cyber National Security matters where he also maintained program and task force coordinator responsibilities.
In 2019, SSA Smithmier reported to London, United Kingdom as an Assistant Legal Attaché where he oversees the FBI’s Cyber National Security portfolio. ALAT Smithmier is responsible for the coordination of all cyber national security matters between the FBI and UKIC partners.
Assistant Legal Attaché, FBI
Assistant Legal Attaché (ALAT) Jensen Penalosa has been a Special Agent with the FBI since 2005. ALAT Penalosa is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. Prior to entering on duty with the FBI, ALAT Penalosa was employed as a software engineer. From 2012 to 2017, ALAT Penalosa supervised Cyber Crime Squads responsible for conducting counterintelligence and criminal cyber investigations in the Los Angeles area. In 2017 ALAT Penalosa was named the FBI Liaison Officer to Department of Defense partners in Hawaii. In 2019 ALAT Penalosa was assigned to the FBI Legal Attaché office in London where he coordinates the investigative and intelligence activities between the FBI and international partners.
Christopher J. McMahon
Deputy Director of Operations, NCIS
Special Agent Christopher J. McMahon is the Deputy Director
of Operations (DDO), Naval Criminal Investigative Service
(NCIS). He serves as the agency’s Chief Operations Officer
with responsibility for eight directorates and primary
activities: Atlantic Operations, Global Operations, Pacific
Operations, National Security, Criminal Investigations,
Department of Defense/Counterintelligence and Law
Enforcement, Threat Directorate, and Cyber Operations. His
responsibilities include biometrics, technical surveillance
countermeasures, behavioral science, technical services,
Regional Enforcement Action Capabilities Training,
polygraph services, and forensics
Dylan Corcoran is Assistant Commissioner in the DPC and leads the Technology Advisory Unit.
Minister of State with responsibility for Public Procurement, eGovernment and Circular Economy
Prior to his election as TD and appointment as Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform with responsibility for Public Procurement and eGovernment and Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications with responsibility for Communications and Circular Economy, Ossian served as a Councillor on Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, and served as Cathaoirleach of the Council between 2018 and 2019. He worked as a technical Project Manager in Saint Vincent’s Hospital and volunteered as a mentor at a local CoderDojo, teaching young people computer programming and other technical skills.
Director of Enterprise Cyber Defense
Michael helps define and execute Aptiv’s offensive and defensive security strategy to manage threats, vulnerabilities and potential cyber-attacks across Aptiv, their business divisions and acquisitions. Michael’s role is pivotal in overseeing the teams and service providers that manage our cyber operations, driving continuous improvements to make our monitoring, detection, protection and response capabilities as efficient as possible.
With more than 17 years of IT experience, the last 12 of which focused on deploying and driving cybersecurity solutions and initiatives, Michael is a tactical leader with a track record of helping companies mature their security programs, meet compliance requirements, and defend against an ever-changing landscape of cyber security threats.
Coming from PTC where he supported the company's SaaS transition and cybersecurity initiatives as Director of Information Security Compliance, Operations, and Engineering, Michael previously held roles at United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI), Dell Secureworks, Carousel Industries, UnitedHealth Technologies, and Vanguard Managed Solutions.
Michael enjoys spending time with his son, friends, and family, learning new things, running and weightlifting, designing things in CAD and making them with his 3D printer, seeing new parts of the world, playing chess, and building and racing cars.
Anne Coleman joined St Michael’s Hospital as General Manager in September 2020 .
Having trained as a nurse at St Vincent’s Hospital, Anne worked in a variety of clinical roles in St Vincent’s and St Vincent’s Private Hospitals becoming Inpatient Services Manager when services in St Vincent’s Private Hospital were reconfigured into a Service line structure.
In 2019, Anne was appointed Director of Quality & Patient Safety in St Vincent’s Private Hospital .
Group CIO & CISO
Head of Cybersecurity
Katie McCarthy is the Head of Cybersecurity for Irish Water, overseeing Security Operations, Information Security & Governance and Security Architecture for the National Utility.
Before her current position, Katie worked in Technology Consulting in the Financial services sector. Focusing on the area of Security Delivery and Security Architecture she worked on a wide range of security projects, delivering security solutions across multiple domains. Katie moved to the Utilities industry when she joined Ervia in 2019, establishing and leading the Security Architecture capability before taking on the Head of Cybersecurity role for Irish Water in 2022.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Bob Kruse is the CEO and Co-Founder of Revelstoke, bringing in over 20 years of experience as a GTM leader in cyber security. He is laser-focused on delivering the market-leading security no-code and low-code automation platform.
Prior to Revelstoke, Bob played a pivotal role in taking FireEye (FEYE) public and in the $560M acquisition of Demisto by Palo Alto Networks. He also worked as a GTM Advisor for companies including K2 Cyber Security and Strata Identity while working with Obsidian Security as the Chief Revenue Officer. Before that, Bob directed departments as Vice President of Partner Solutions for Optiv Inc and Vice President of Sales for Dtex Systems.
Helming a dynamic and influential career in the security sector, Bob understands every facet of the client’s experience and genuinely enjoys solving challenges, often in the way of their success. And if he had his way, he’d be on the slopes, downhill skiing year-round.
Chief Information Security Officer and C-Suite Advisor
Interim Chief Technology and Transformation Officer
John Ward is the Interim Chief Technology and Transformation Officer of the HSE. John has over 25 years’ experience working across industries on large, transformational technology programmes with a particular focus on the leading edge of innovative software architecture and development. John holds a BSc in Computer Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in New Business Development and is professionally certified in Information technology infrastructure library (ITIL), The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) and Data Protection.
CTO — Penetration Testing & Threat Intelligence Hub
Chief Information Officer
David Wall is the Chief Information Officer at Tallaght University Hospital.
A highly successful business technology leader, strategic thinker, innovator and influencer with significant achievements in leading e-Health initiatives, planning and implementing enterprise wide information and digital solutions to improve and support patient care, enable efficient and effective business operations. Prior to joining Tallaght University Hospital, David held senior ICT positions in the Children’s Health Ireland, CHI Tallaght and St. Vincent’s University Hospital. David previously served as a member of the HISI Executive as Chair of the HISI ICT Leaders Forum, currently David is the Health Mgmt. Institute of Ireland ICT representative to the European Association of Hospital Managers. David is a fellow of the ICS (Irish Computer Society) and a CHIME Certified Healthcare CIO.
Dr. Michael Connolly
Group Chief Information Officer
Michael is currently ICT lead for Ireland East Hospital Group (IEHG), he has worked in ICT for over 30 years with Healthcare roles in Our lady’s Hospital in Crumlin and with Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. Michael has a PhD in Healthcare Informatics from UCD School of Medicine and undergraduate degrees from DCU. He has completed Lean Six Sigma Green belt and is registered as a Data Protection Officer. A Prince certified project manager with successful projects delivered in Cloud, Network, Data Centre, IT Security, Infrastructure design and Software solutions. Prior to working in Healthcare Michael worked with Local Authorities and Leader groups. Michael lectures on Healthcare Informatics and Clinical research post graduate programs in UCD. His research interests are in the innovative use of ICT to improve how healthcare is delivered and the role of Healthcare Informatics in understanding complex disease
Chief Information Officer
Dermot Cullinan has a BA in Information Management and a MSc. in Management of Information Systems (Trinity College). Prior to working in St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group Dermot worked as a Developer and Project Manager for two leading health systems providers in Ireland. Since 2002 Dermot has been Director of ICT in St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group (SVHG) where he has successfully managed the expansion of services to the constituent hospitals’ of SVHG. In his Director role, he is tasked with meeting the Hospital’s strategic and operational objectives through the provision of high quality information and communication technology. He strives to facilitate the Group in being an innovator in health service systems through the technical interpretation of the hospitals ICT needs and objectives. Dermot has introduced a comprehensive suite of systems and services within the Group. In recent years, he has managed a drive to become a truly clinically led ICT organisation with considerable success.
Chief Customer Officer
Anthony is the Chief Customer Officer with Getvisibility a leading AI data governance & security software company. He has almost a decade of experience operating in the Cybersecurity industry. Anthony oversees the entire customer journey for Getvisibility, ensuring their customers have the best possible experience helping them address challenges in innovative and sophisticated ways.
Director, Security Engineering
Dr. Jonathan Monk
Dr. Jonathan Monk joined The Institute of Cancer Research as CIO in January 2023. Jonathan is a widely experienced strategic leader in the technology domain. He brings a wealth of technology experience in building and delivering great customer focussed, secure, digital services.
Jonathan has a background in scientific computing gained across Engineering, Life Sciences, and Medicine at the University of Dundee. This, coupled with his first-hand knowledge of Higher Education, will give him great insight into the challenges of leveraging digital technology to both optimise ICR operations and enable researchers to meet the challenge of scientific discovery.
Vice President Head of Global Accounts Sales
Director Systems Engineering Team Europe
Andrew and his team advise and enable clients across Europe on their implementations of ForeScout technologies, as well as integrations with 3rd party solutions that build security automation into the organisation. Andrew previously worked at Bytemobile (now Citrix), Alcatel-Lucent, Dell and USRobotics (now 3Com), where he consulted, designed and delivered solutions in the mobile telecoms sectors. Through his career from end-user to consulting to delivery, Andrew has developed a body of knowledge on modern networking infrastructure, security technologies, their interoperability and across IT and OT environments.
Associate Director, Cyber Risk
Jenni is an Associate Director of Cyber Risk with Aon. In this role she provides advice and cyber risk consulting to organisations to help them identify and assess their cyber risk. This enables the development of ongoing strategies incorporating change, culture and risk tolerance. The main elements of this role are technical translator and internal knowledge sharing via training sessions.
Prior to joining Aon, Jenni was an IT & Cyber Risk Manager with Canada Life Group who was responsible for Risk Management, Data Protection and IT General Control Audits. Before this Jenni was an IT Auditor and Risk Consultant for four years with EY. Jenni holds an honours B.Sc. in Computer Science from University College Dublin (UCD) and is a current student with UCD’s MSc Cybersecurity.
Eoin is an IT, Service and Security Leader with over 25 years of experience in Enterprise outsourcing and IT Delivery for regulated entities. He holds the CISSP, ISSMP, ISSEP, ISSAP, CISA, CRISC, CIPP/E ISO 27001 Auditor and ITIL Certifications
Jennifer Cox has over 17 years of experience in tech and in the Cyber Security industry. She supports her team who work with techies across all of EMEA in enabling best practices and cyber exposure prevention. Jennifer is the Head of Communications for Cyber Women Ireland, an Ambassador for Wentors global mentorship programme, an active member of WITS Ireland (Women in Technology and Science Ireland), and an Ambassador for WiCyS UK (Women in Cyber Security) and works hard to insure diversity and inclusion within her industry by partaking in roles such as Judging at the Coolest Projects event for kids in the RDS, speaking at Women in Tech in the CCD 2019, launching a mentoring project in Tenable, speaking at events such as BSides Dublin 2021, WomenTech Global 2022, BBWIC, CWiCS (Cisco Women in Cyber Security), CBF Fest (Coding Black Females Fest), Illuminate Dublin and participating in the Irish Independent Newspaper women in tech podcast special as one of 4 women featured in the special and interviewed by the Sunday Independent Editor Samantha McCaughren. Jennifer won a Global Stevie award for Women in Business in 2022 and an Outstanding Contribution of the Year award for Women in IT in 2021.