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These unprecedented times are a turning point for the cyber- security industry. New technologies, new attack vectors, geopolitical tensions and regulations are reshaping cyber and business risks. With these many evolving challenges, now is the time to supercharge your security. Zero Day Con will host a full day of expert level discussion on cutting edge security approaches to implementing the right security measures to protect your systems, data, and information. Join Zero Day Con in Dublin on March 10th, 2022 to examine industry insights, top security technologies, and key priorities for your infosec program.

– Understand today’s complex cyber threat landscape and rethink your security strategy

– Gain unique insights from industry experts on information security threats, vulnerabilities and risks

– Network with peers, speakers, and executives throughout the event and during the complimentary drinks & food breaksce

Key Topics:

  • Cybersecurity is getting personal: hacking the human
  • How to apply zero trust in your cyber program
  • Securing critical infrastructure and the rise of national cyber threats
  • Protecting from insider threat before it is too late
  • Skills shortage and the lack of diversity in cybersecurity
  • Managing incident response correctly
  • Getting “Data Protection” right

AI Technical Breakout Session

As AI advances, we are seeing its implementation across industries and its infusion into society. But what does the future hold for deeptech applications, from advances in machine learning, feature stores and required funding?

Hear from industry experts in this AI breakout session at Zero Day Con.


Laukik Suthar

Laukik Suthar

Chief Information Officer, Naval Criminal Investigative Service
NCIS' senior expert and advisor for information technology and cybersecurity strategy. Oversees information operations and development, data security, digital infrastructure, delivery, and related initiatives to advance law enforcement and counterintelligence investigations and operations in support of NCIS Headquarters, 19 field offices, and 191 satellite location in 41 foreign countries.
Mark N. Russ

Mark N. Russ

Deputy Director Operational Support, Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Special Agent Mark N. Russ was appointed in 2019 as the Deputy Director of Operational Support with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). He directs operational support elements of the agency’s worldwide activity, and oversees agency budgeting and planning to ensure that resources are managed against priority mission areas and critical requirements. He also advises the NCIS Director on agency business operations and support services, including planning, programming, policies, and procedures associated with cyber, intelligence, human resources, material, capital, fiscal, acquisition, administrative, and technology functions.
Prior to his current assignment, Special Agent Russ served as the Executive Assistant
Director (EAD) for the NCIS National Security Directorate (2016-2018). He exercised
program management oversight of counterterrorism/counterintelligence investigations and
operations, including espionage, terrorism, compromise, technology transfer, cyber
intrusion, insider threat, and threats to research development and acquisition programs. He
served as the primary advisor to the NCIS Director and Deputy Director on all national
security investigations, operations, and operational support services. He was also
responsible for manning, training, and equipping of agency personnel to protect Navy and
Marine Corps forces, operations, information, facilities, equipment, and networks from
attacks and the intelligence activities of foreign governments and international terrorist
Special Agent Russ was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2016 and has 30
years of Federal service. His previous leadership positions include serving as Acting EAD
for the newly formed Cyber Directorate (2016); Assistant Director for Intelligence and
Information Sharing (2014-2015); First Director, Joint Detachment Apollo, Afghanistan,
where he led, managed, and executed strategic capabilities against the adversary (2013);
and Assistant Director for Financial Management and Planning (2012-2013).
Special Agent Russ’ supervisory and managerial assignments include serving as the
Special Agent-in-Charge (SAC) of the NCIS Norfolk Field Office, Norfolk, Virginia
(2009-2012); SAC of the NCIS Middle East Field Office, Manama, Bahrain (MEFO)
(2008-2009); Deputy Assistant Director, Cyber Department, Washington, D.C. (2006-
2008); Assistant SAC for Counterintelligence, Washington, D.C. Field Office (2004-2006);
Executive Assistant to the NCIS Deputy Director and Director, NCIS Headquarters,
Washington, D.C. (2002-2004); and Supervisory Special Agent, MEFO (2000-2002).
NOV 2019
Special Agent Russ began his career with NCIS in 1989, serving in the Washington, D.C. Field Office. He served tours of duty in Pusan, Republic of Korea (1996-1998); and with the Counterintelligence Directorate at NCIS Headquarters (1998-2000).
Special Agent Russ graduated from American University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice. His personal awards include two Secretary of Defense Medals for the Global War on Terrorism (2002/2013), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Non-Article 5 Medal (2013), and the Joint Civilian Commendation Award (2013).
Sascha Maier

Sascha Maier

Head of IT & Cyber Resilience
Sascha Maier is the Head of IT & Cyber Resilience of IWC Schaffhausen, the well-known luxury watch manufacturer from Schaffhausen. In his role, Sascha has been responsible for the IT & Information Security of IWC at all locations since 2012. By setting security standards, assessing security risks and implementing countermeasures, he and his team ensure the success of the Digital Transformation at IWC
Chris Meenan

Chris Meenan

VP of Product Management & Strategy
Chris Meenan the VP of Product Management and Strategy within the IBM Security division. He has over 15 years experience in product management and been involved in developing, managing, releasing and selling software products for over 25 years. Chris has a extensive market, domain, and customer knowledge in IT Security, Customer Relationship Management and Telecom OSS solutions. Chris holds a 1st Honours degree in Physics, and has a PhD in telecommunications.
Ronan Murphy

Ronan Murphy

Group Chief Executive
Ronan is an accomplished executive with over 20 years experience in the tech industry. Ronan is currently the CEO 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.
Raluca Saceanu

Raluca Saceanu

Chief Operating Officer
Raluca is the COO 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.
Adrian Cottrell

Adrian Cottrell

Chief Information Officer
In Sept 2019 Adrian was appointed CIO at The Institute of Cancer Research in London, one of the leading Comprehensive Cancer Centres in the world with the primary goal of defeating cancer.
Prior to that, he was Vice President in GSK for ~10 years focused on transformation of R&D through the use of technology. During a 30 years career at GSK I held a number of different global roles and led activities through several significant mergers, acquisitions and divestments.
Adrian is passionate about driving business efficiency and compliance through the deployment of simple Tech solutions. Recent successes has seen the introduction of Veeva, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), High Performance Computing (HPC) and Data Visualisation solutions.
Desiree Lee

Desiree Lee

Chief Technology Officer (Data)
Desiree Lee, Chief Technology Officer for Data, is a seasoned cybersecurity, network, and data storage leader with over 14 years of experience working across enterprises, financial institutions, and government authorities. She has led network, data, platform, and SaaS projects, and, prior to joining Armis, she worked with Guardicore, Skyport Systems, Hitachi Data Systems, Broadcom, and others.
Zac Warren

Zac Warren

Senior Director of Cybersecurity Advisory
Zac Warren is Senior Director of Cybersecurity Advisory in EMEA. Zac started his career in IT with a passion for cybersecurity and was a senior security analyst at a leading manufacturer of security platforms and later a cybersecurity architect and consultant for large system integrators. Zac has spent most of his career helping government agencies and several Fortune100 companies reorganize their security architectures, controls, policies, and procedures. Today, Zac is responsible for developing and supporting Tanium's cybersecurity business in EMEA.
Lesley Kipling

Lesley Kipling

Chief Cybersecurity Advisor
Previously lead investigator for Microsoft’s detection and response team (DART), Lesley Kipling has spent more than 18 years responding to our customers’ largest and most impactful cybersecurity incidents. As Chief Cybersecurity Advisor, she now provides customers, partners and agencies around the globe with deep insights into how and why security incidents happen, how to harden defences and more importantly, how to automate response and contain attacks with the power of the cloud and machine learning. She holds a Master of Science in Forensic Computing from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom.
Rob Allen

Rob Allen

VP of Operations
Rob Allen is an IT Professional with almost two decades of experience assisting small and medium enterprises embrace and utilise technology. He has spent the majority of this time working for an Irish-based MSP, which has given him invaluable insights into the challenges faced by MSP’s and their customers today. Rob’s background is technical - first as a system administrator, then as a technician and an engineer. His broad technical knowledge, as well as an innate understanding of customer’s needs, made him a trusted advisor for hundreds of businesses across a wide variety of industries.

Rob has been at the coalface, assisting clients in remediating the effects of, and helping them recover from cyber and ransomware attacks. Rob joins the Threatlocker team in 2021 excited at the prospect of building new relationships and helping deliver Threatlocker’s enterprise-level security products to customers throughout the EMEA region.
Arnaud Barthelemy

Arnaud Barthelemy

Partner and COO
Herb Hribar

Herb Hribar

Chairman of the Board
Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson

Pat Lordan

Pat Lordan

Detective Chief Superintendent, An Garda Siochana
Eric Hussey

Eric Hussey

VP, Global Chief Information Security Officer
Donna Creaven

Donna Creaven

Director of Corporate Services
Donna trained in law, finance, risk management, strategy, public administration and governance, provides a focal point for independent advice and guidance on the conduct of business, governance and compliance. An excellent communicator with the ability to multi-task and prioritise in a rapidly changing environment, whilst always ensuring a high standard of performance and strong corporate governance and compliance.
Allan Cahill

Allan Cahill

Executive Director of IT Security
Mark Brosnan

Mark Brosnan

CEO & Co-Founder
As an experienced CEO, Mark has a track record in building SaaS and enterprise based product companies. Mark has extensive experience in developing, deploying and operating enterprise grade software platforms. Mark spent 9 years as CEO of Xanadu, which builds and supports highly sophisticated, highly transactional data driven platforms, utilising AI and advanced analytics. Mark has a keen understanding of what it takes to build complex enterprise grade solutions for emerging problem sets. Managing and controlling unstructured data at scale is a problem set that Mark and the team at Getvisibilty are solving with AI based distributed computing.
Niamh Vianney Muldoon

Niamh Vianney Muldoon

CISO / Board Member
Sergey Volkodav

Sergey Volkodav

Head of Engineering
Sergey is a goal-oriented leader for the software development team with 15 years of experience in building and delivering quality, high throughput, low latency applications at scale with more than 700mln requests per day. A heavy experience in a many agile flavors such as Scrum and Kanban, Team works planning and coordination, team members coaching and mentoring, a strong advocate of Continuous Delivery and DevOps approaches fusing them to deliver better software. He has broad experience across a number of industries including news risk analysis, sports betting exchange and gas pipeline. Sergey is passionate about building teams that deliver valuable, high-quality software at pace. He has been involved in developing acclaimed, award-winning, commercial software products.
Donnie Maclean

Donnie Maclean

Director of Cyber Security & Privacy
Donnie is the Director of Cyber Security and Privacy for Sitecore, the digital experience leader for the world's most recognized brands. Responsible for global cyber risk, privacy and data compliance, his focus is on protecting the data of billions of people around the world. Prior to Sitecore Donnie spent 15+ years working in industries such as media, telecoms, energy, banking and climate change, where he specialized in securing national carbon trading platforms, working closely with the Irish government, European Commission, and the United Nations.
Paul Garvey

Paul Garvey

Vice President CyberSecurity
Paul Garvey brings 20+ years of IT and Cyber Security experience, his first role in IBM being part of a strategic outsourcing network delivery team. Subsequent roles in Service management and Programme management provide unique insights into the client change management journey and the challenges of any new technology introduction. Extensive commercial and customer accountability for Services gives Paul the deep understanding of the need for a client centric approach to delivery. Leading Cyber Security Sales and Delivery teams in MEA, Asia Pacific and more recently EMEA over the last 15 years gives Paul incredible reach to customer, culture, change and commercial dynamics. Helping people to be better is a passion of Paul’s and he brings focus and clarity to how both an individual and team dynamics can be maximised. Creating a powerful team identity is a core value and has proven to deliver consistently outstanding results. Experience in IBM, Cisco and Forcepoint allows Paul to credibly lead all aspects of Sales and Delivery ensuring Sales, Marketing, Channel, Product Management, Engineering and Support align to ensure a winning formula for the customer and subsequently the business.
Ian Brennan

Ian Brennan

Chief Innovation Officer
As an award-winning C-suite leader, who has been described by peers as ‘one of the best in the business’, I have spent over two decades translating corporate goals into deliverable IT visions.
My forte is for finding new ways to enable global organisations to predict the future, and I am regularly invited to address national and international CIO and Cyber Security events. I opened Zerodaycon in Dublin and the GBCIO event in London, where I outlined the importance of shaping ‘right fit’ IT solutions to fundamentally improve business outcomes.
My passion for technology and business remains a driving force today, as I continue to spearhead cutting-edge digital transformations across diverse sectors, applying Artificial Intelligence and robotics, and championing the use of data analytics to sculpt the future landscape.
One thing I have learned is that no one person has all the answers and I believe that as an empowering leader I can attract the best talent to aid organisations to navigate challenges. We all use technology in so many ways and I am always keen to connect via LinkedIn with like-minded colleagues who understand its transformative potential in determining strategy.
Brian Kinnane

Brian Kinnane

Chief Executive Officer
Barry Downes

Barry Downes

Managing Partner
Vlad Constantinescu

Vlad Constantinescu

Head of Data Science
Ian Manning

Ian Manning

Lead Developer
Ciaran O'Keefe

Ciaran O'Keefe

CEO & Co-founder


Jonathan Healy

Jonathan Healy

Headline Sponsor


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Conference Schedule

Morning Session: Keynote Presentations



  • Securing at the Speed of Innovation








  • Breakout Panel Discussion: Fundraising For Startups

  • Security Awareness - done the award winning way!



Afternoon Session: Panel Dicussions

  • The Great Debate on Cyberwarfare

  • Zero Trust: From Digital Identity To Managing Supply Chain Risks

  • The Power of Collective Intelligence in Cybersecurity

AI Technical Breakout Sessions

  • ML Ops and Automation

  • Shifting all the way left: automating security design in the cloud

  • Feature Store Operations at Getvisibility

  • Lessons Learned from Applying AI to IT Data

Closing Session

  • Closing Remarks

What is Zero Day Con

Powered by Smarttech247, Zero Day Con is an annual cybersecurity conference that offers the opportunity for senior business executives to learn about the latest cybersecurity trends and how to address today’s security challenges. By providing a combination of thought leadership, awareness and engagement, Zero Day Con brings together experts from around the world to discuss security architectures that provide higher levels of security posture. Attend Our AI Session

Zero Day Con is different. The content is fresh, focused on business and real-world security issues. Would definitely attend again.
Excellent content and speakers, good networking opportunities.
A must-attend conference for leaders involved in cybersecurity.

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