Program Committee Cybersec Europe 2023
To take the program of Cybersec Europe 2023 to the next level, we have a panel of experts who support us in creating an interesting and relevant program. Together, they form the Program Committee. Prior to the event, the experts meet several times in order to define the program. As Cybersec Europe, we are extremely grateful that these experts are willing to share their knowledge and give their advice. On this page you can read which experts are a member of the Program Committee.
The Program Committee of Cybersec Europe 2023:
Levi Nietvelt is Business Manager at Beltug, the Belgian association of CIOs and digital technology leaders, which just like Cybersec Europe, aims at increasing the cyber resilience of their 500 members. At Beltug, he chairs the cybersecurity task force and organises the sessions on security topics. He has over 15 years of European and International work experience in public affairs, international relations and economic and legal analysis.
Marc Vael celebrates 30 years experience as a security, privacy and IT audit expert. He is Platform Chief Information Security Officer at Danaher Packaging & Color Management. He has certifications in infosecurity (CISM/CISSP), IT risk management (CRISC), IT governance (CGEIT/ITIL service manager) and is a board director. Marc is a frequent lecturer at business schools and conferences and published three books.
Jan Guldentops is CEO and security guru at BA for more than 23 years and lector security at AP. Jan has + 20 years of experience in designing, building, securing and troubleshooting ICT infrastructures on the building blocks of networking, storage, servers, virtualization, mobile, middleware and clouds great and small.
Christian has always been very eager to work in the Cyber Security domains since already the early days of the Internet. He has more than 30 years of experience in the Cyber Security business and holds certifications in information security (CISSP) as well as service management (ITIL v4). He was involved as a security expert with Proximus when the Cyber Security Coalition was established in 2015. Currently he is business development manager with the Cyber Security Coalition, a unique Belgian Ecosystem and collaboration platform where Cyber Security experts meet and join forces to fight cybercrime.
Jan-Frans Lemmens is responsible for external communications & press at Smals, the in-house ICT organization of Belgian public institutions in social security and healthcare. He has a background as a journalist & publisher in ICT related media including CM Corporate, Data News, Network&Telecom and Channel World. Has developed a strong interest in cybersecurity since many years through editorial work, testimonials, events.
Bart Claeys is Senior Services Consultant at Kyndryl BV. As a seasoned sales consultant, he is supporting business relations with their digital transformation journey to unlock the power of data and helping them to achieve a unique business advantage.
Peter Witsenburg is Founder of Belgium Cloud and CloudMakelaar. Over the past ten years, Peter has had the opportunity to work in the field of Cloud computing and IT security. In the latter sector, Peter was responsible for performing various internal audits based on ISMS and GDPR). Working with, among others, AG Insurance, Interxion and Medialaan, he has also contributed to the implementation of the ISO27001 ISMS standard.
Professor, founder and Academic Director of Digital and information security management at Solvay Brussels school. Co-founder and vice chairman of the Belgian Cybersecurity Coalition. Senior Advisor at Ataya & Partners. Co-Founder of the Belgian Cybersecurity Coalition. Co-founder DPO Circle and past International Vice President at ISACA.
Lee Hahmann is an independent Information Security Auditor and Consultant, providing services to Certification Instances such as SGS, Bureau Veritas, amongst others. He also worked within several global Telecommunications and IT Service Companies: Electronic Data Systems (EDS), Hewlett Packard (HP) and Orange Cyberdefense. He has a particular interest in Information Security and how data ownership is viewed today and in the future.
Ulrich Seldeslachts is executive director of LSEC.eu, a not-for-profit industry association focused on cyber security and data protection in Europe, based in Belgium and with operations in the Netherlands, UK and Germany. LSEC is a cyber security catalyst, bringing together enterprise and government users, with industrial ICT Security expertise and academic experts. Ulrich holds an active role in corporate development of more than 20 innovative cyber security companies.
William Visterin is editor-in-chief of Computable Belgium, and in that role also jointly responsible for the content program of Cybersec Europe. He is also responsible for the Computable Awards that will be presented at the fair. William is a business and IT journalist with over twenty years of experience. He is also a public speaker and involved in various editorial projects. He previously worked for VRT and De Tijd, among others.