Jonathan Armstrong – Partner, Cordery Compliance
Jonathan is an experienced lawyer with a concentration on technology and compliance. His practice includes advising multinational companies on matters involving risk, compliance and technology across Europe. He has handled legal matters in more than 60 countries involving emerging technology, corporate governance, ethics code implementation, reputation, internal investigations, marketing, branding and global privacy policies. Jonathan has counselled a range of clients on breach prevention, mitigation and response. He has also been particularly active in advising multi-national corporations on their response to the UK Bribery Act 2010 and its inter-relationship with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Jonathan is one of three co-authors of the LexisNexis definitive work on technology law, “Managing Risk: Technology & Communications”. He is a frequent broadcaster for the BBC and other channels and appeared on BBC News 24 as the studio guest on the Walport Review.
Naomi Burley – CEO, GRC Institute
Naomi is the current Managing Director of the GRC Institute. Based in Sydney Australia the GRCI seeks to be the preeminent association for compliance and risk management professionals in the Australasian region. GRCI was formed in 1996 by a group of professionals in roles undertaking compliance, a new role concept at the time. Over the following twenty years these dedicated individuals contributed to building a career pathway for themselves and their peers, which has evolved into an accreditation and education framework with options for those entering the profession and those desiring to increase their professional development.
Working with compliance and risk management professionals closely over the past fifteen years and participating in numerous industry discussion groups looking at issues and resources needing to be built, Naomi is passionate about the value of compliance and those undertaking the work to build and embed compliance frameworks in organisations. Part of her role with the GRC Institute is to advocate on behalf of members with their organisations, regulators and government to help them understand this inherent value and how to better achieve their desired strategic and operational outcomes by harnessing the talents, skills and knowledge of our GRCI members.
Passionate about the potential contribution of not for profits in the broader setting of society and commercial markets, Naomi has completed a Masters in Community Management and this, combined with her business operations background, means she aims to work toward building the GRC Institute for a financial stable future while consistently delivering member value, adopting agile and technological solutions to delivering services, tools, events and professional development options to GRCI members.
Dudley Kneller – Partner, Gadens
Dudley is a highly experienced lawyer with international and domestic experience advising on commercial, regulatory and technology matters with specialisations in financial technology, cyber risk, privacy and strategic sourcing and supply projects.
Dudley has over 20 years’ experience practising across Australia, Europe and the UK, and has worked on projects based in a range of countries, including the Philippines, India and across South America.
Dudley publishes and presents extensively. He has been nominated and selected as a ‘Best Lawyer’ in Australia in the area of Information Technology Law since 2020 and has been listed as a Recommended Technology, Media and Telecommunications Lawyer in Victoria in Doyle’s Guide every year from 2015 to 2021.
Ben Symons – Barrister, 36 Group
Ben is a barrister at The 36 Group. He specialises in data protection and privacy law. Ben also advises on and undertakes litigation in relation to all aspects of data protection and privacy law that arise from cyber security incidents and data breaches. Ben also advises on litigation strategy in relation to defending shareholder class actions relating to data breaches. Ben has published numerous articles in relation to data protection and an organisation's obligations to comply with the GDPR.
Shamane Tan – CGO, Privasec
As one of the most established women in the fields of technology and cybersecurity, Shamane Tan is the chief growth officer at Privasec, leading the security outreach strategy with the C-Suite and executives.
Known for her passion in spearheading industry awareness initiatives, Shamane has been recognized by IFSEC as one of the global top 20 cybersecurity influencers. She is the author of Cyber Risk Leaders: Global C-Suite Insights – Leadership & Influence in the Cyber Age. In 2020, Shamane was named one of the 40 under 40 Most Influential Asian-Australians; she also received the Highly Commended award by the Australian Women in Security Network as the One to Watch. She has been a judge for numerous ceremonies and was a global judge for the Las Vegas Cybersecurity Women of the Year Award.
Shamane is a sought-after TEDx speaker, international keynoter, and podcaster. She is the founder of Cyber Risk Meetup, an international community and platform for cyber risk executives to exchange learnings. She holds a bachelor’s degree (Hons) in computer engineering from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.