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Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board

For our fourth consecutive CISO Summit, this year for Senior IT Security Professionals with an EMEA remit; we have worked with our illustrious advisory board to create and define an agenda which offers a bespoke and tailored experience, leading to valuable and actionable takeaways.

This year we are pleased to announce we are working with:

Jon Faulkner, Chief Information Officer | London School of  Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


Jon currently leads the IT, Library and Archive departments for a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health with an annual £140m turnover. They deliver services to around 1,500 academic and support staff and 4,000 students across 180 countries. In the past 12 months they have migrated all staff onto Office365, re-platformed their main website and delivered a pan-organisation Shared Helpdesk Tool. Jon has previously worked in leadership roles within portfolio and project delivery, operational management, production control and quality and has experience in the retail, telecommunications, higher education, financial services and insurance sectors.


Jon’s experience includes governance, planning, leadership, risk and budget management, service provision, restructuring, process improvement, solution development, service delivery, customer services and management of a diverse range of staff and stakeholders.



We asked Jon these questions...


What do you think will be the biggest challenges facing the CIO in 2018?


  • Attracting and retaining talent.

  • Rapid change in macros environment, including technology and associated sociological change.

  • GDPR and sudden rush from organisational stakeholders to advance compliance

  • Funding challenges versus aspirations for growth


What emerging technologies do you see having an impact on your role in 2018?


  • Cognitive Computing / Neuro Linguisitic Programming

  • Virtual / Augmented Reality

  • Big Data / Management Information

Nigel Kirkland, Global IT Director | Feroni



Darren Coomer, CIO | Co-op