Meet the Speakers                                                                               

Robert Mazur: 

Robert Mazur has earned global acclaim as one of the world’s leading experts on the financial escapades of the underworld. For years, in the eyes of organised crime leaders, he was a highly successful mob-connected money launderer that helped manage their illicit fortunes.

He spent five years as a deep undercover agent for US, UK, French and other government law enforcement, gathering evidence that led to some of the largest money laundering prosecutions in history. The only undercover agent in the world to have infiltrated so deeply into the inner circle of financial crime, his experience is unique. He’s seen how the system works from the inside, and the insights he holds are so valuable that the criminal world offered US$1/2 million for his death.

Author of the book ‘The Infiltrator’, his true-life story of the undercover operation that led to over 100 prosecutions, Robert Mazur is also the inspiration behind ‘The Infiltrator’, a major motion picture scheduled for international release in 2016.

Mr Mazur is a contributor to money laundering-related programming that has aired on PBS, ABC, CNN, Univision, BBC and hundreds of other TV and radio networks. He is widely published on the issues of money laundering. His articles have been published in journals and many media outlets, including The New York Times. He is certified in both US and Canadian courts as an expert in money laundering.

Watch a preview of Robert Mazur’s story, here.

James Fisher, Global Head of IT Security Operations, Trafigura:    

For the last three years, James Fisher has worked at Trafigura as Global Head for IT Security Operations and Incidence Response, a position with a wide engineering remit. During his 15-year IT security career he has worked in both offensive and defensive roles. Previously, as a certified CESG CHECK Team Leader he was responsible for performing and managing penetration tests at a leading security company, and later ran the Cyber Threat Analysis and Detection Service where he assisted clients to detect and respond to security breaches.

Founded in 1993, the Trafigura Group has become one of the world’s leading independent commodity traders, specialising in the oil, minerals and metals markets. The company has achieved substantial growth in recent years, growing revenue to US$97.2 billion in 2015. Primary trading activities are the supply and transport of oil and petroleum products and metals and minerals.

For more information on the company, visit

Ross D. Allen, Vice President Field Operations, BAE Systems:

Ross Allen has recently joined BAE Systems as Vice President of Field Operations for BAE Systems- Applied Intelligence. He has the responsibility for the sales and delivery of BAE's security solutions worldwide.

Based in the UK, Allen has accrued 30-plus years of experience in IT industry sales and made contributions that have earned internal recognition at multiple companies. He is joining BAE Systems from McAfee, now Intel Security, after 8 years where he was the Vice President for the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada. He started at McAfee in 2008, initially leading sales in Canada and subsequently the northeastern United States.

Before joining McAfee, Allen was President of Infostream Technologies Inc., a Bell Canada company. He also previously spent six years as the Canadian Country Manager for EMC Corporation and three years as a Branch Manager at Oracle Corporation. Earlier in his career, Allen was Managing Director of System Integration and Consulting for SHL Systemhouse. He started his career in 1982 in sales and sales management at IBM Canada Ltd.

Allen brings a wealth of sales and delivery management to BAE Systems as well as a deep understanding of the threats and risks posed by ever increasing malicious activity directed at our governments, financial institutions and critical infrastructure.

Allen earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. He also holds a business administration degree in management information systems from York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Sergei Shevchenko, Threat Intelligence & Cyber Security Researcher, BAE Systems  

Sergei is a 16 year veteran in reverse engineering malware - unwinding and uncovering complex malicious code through the numerous malware research reports he authors, including this blog, which security experts and journalists the world over turn to in order to understand the latest threats.
He invented and built the well-known automated threat analysis systems ThreatExpert as well as other software projects within PC Tools and Symantec. 


Dr Uday Kamath, Chief Data Scientist, BAE Systems: 

Dr Kamath specialises in scalable machine learning and has spent more than 15 years in the domain of AML, fraud detection in financial and insurance domain, cyber security, and bioinformatics, to name a few.  

At BAE Systems, he is responsible for key products in the areas focusing on the behavioural, social-networking and Big Data machine learning aspects of analytics.

Dr Kamath received his PhD at George Mason University, where his dissertation research focused on evolutionary machine learning for Big Data Sequence Mining.

He has published extensively in statistics, machine learning, evolutionary computation, parallel computing and computational mathematics and biology journals, conferences and books.

John Viega, Executive Vice President, Product & Engineering, BAE Systems:

John Viega is the Executive Vice President, Product & Engineering at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. John has global responsibility for engineering across Commercial Solutions, delivering products against the agreed product roadmap and ensuring engineering quality of the product architecture, design and delivery.

He has authored numerous books on security and is well-known for being the original author of the Mailman: The GNU Mailing List Manager. He was the former editor-in-chief for IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine, and prior to SilverSky, was the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering for the Software-as-a-Service business at McAfee and founded Secure Software. He holds a MS in Computer Science and a BA from the University of Virginia.


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