Speaker List

Paul Wright

Assistant Director Forensic, Middle East, Deloitte

Paul Wright is an Assistant Director for Forensic (Middle East) at Deliotte. Paul is a multi skilled cybercrime specialist with extensive experience within IT cyber security, forensics and network related incidents. He combines this with expertise in the management of internationally acknowledged and respected private and public sector teams of investigators. Paul has provided evidence in the DIFC court as an expert witness in a major security breach of an internationally recognized financial services institution. In addition he has given evidence in criminal and civil courts on numerous occasions globally. He is also a Senior Investigator at a National and International Level and experienced in leading multi-national international investigations.

Bryan Stirewalt

Managing Director of the Supervision Division, DFSA

Mr Stirewalt’s responsibilities include prudential and conduct-oriented oversight of financial service providers and overseeing the DFSA's role with auditors and CRAs. Mr Stirewalt is active in the DFSA’s efforts to fight methods of illicit finance within his primary areas of responsibilities, as well as with DNFBPs.

He has extensive experience in the financial regulatory sphere, in both public and private sector roles. From 1985 to 1996, he worked for the US Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency as a National Bank Examiner, where he specialised in policy development and implementation, problem bank rehabilitation and banking fraud initiatives.

From 1996 to 2008, he worked for an international consulting and advisory firm, focusing his attention on emerging markets development programmes, including management of large-scale and multi-faceted projects in Poland, Ukraine, Cyprus and Kazakhstan. These projects related to a wide array of topics including financial sector development, risk management policies and practices, AML, systems and controls and methods of supervising complex financial conglomerates.

Mr Stirewalt serves as the Co-Chair of the Basel Consultative Group (BCG) which provides a forum for deepening the BCBS's engagement with global supervisors on banking supervisory issues.      


Darren Mullins

Director of Forensic Technology, Deloitte Corporate Finance Limited (Regulated by DFSA)

Marwa El Mahdi

Associate-Litigation Dept , Al Tamimi & Co

Vishnu Manohar Cholapurath

Forensic Technology & Discovery Services, EY

Andrew Jones

Author and Director of the Cyber Security Centre, University of Hertfordshire

George Ezzat Attalla Abadir

Chief Executive Officer, Elite VAD

Mark McCluskie

Head of Investigations, EMEA Nuix Technology UK Ltd

Mark has recently joined Nuix as Head of Investigations, having recently left a long law enforcement career, in the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC and Police Service of Northern Ireland.

His last 13 years have been spent working in Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime, where as a Hi-Tech manger and experienced Detective Inspector, he had responsibility for all technical examinations and large-scale cyber investigations.

Mark has completed numerous forensic and cyber-crime training programs, is a Member of the British Computer Society and holds a Masters Degree in Cybercrime Forensics. He also sat on various UK working groups in the areas of Digital Forensics, Child Protection, Cyber Crime and was a visiting lecturer at local University. He was involved in digital aspects of National Security, working in the fight against local, national and international terrorism and was a lead investigator in many recent high profile UK cyber-attacks  .

Timothy Leehealey

Chief Evangelist , AccessData Group, Inc

Timothy Leehealey serves as the Chief Evangelist of AccessData Group, Inc.  Prior to joining AccessData, Tim was the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Marketing at Guidance.  He also has six years of Wall Street banking and industry research experience.  He was awarded his CFA designation in 2000. His expertise derives from several years at JP Morgan and from Wedbush Morgan Securities, where he was a research analyst. While there, he became widely known as one of the top analysts in the information security field. Prior to working on Wall Street, Tim received a degree in computer science and economics from Stanford University.


Lua Emilia

Director - Strategy & Business Intelligence, Quantumrun

Lua Emilia is the Director of Strategy and Business Intelligence at Quantumrun, a research and consulting agency that uses long-term strategic forecasting to help organizations thrive from future trends.

Ms. Emilia has spent her career around digital innovation, working with motion detection and augmented reality technologies long before commercial applications were in vogue. She has become highly specialized in Big Data Analytics, Management Consulting, and Process Optimization, has co-created multiple Digital Marketing courses, and co-authored the 1st Canadian Edition of BUSN, a business essentials textbook used by Undergraduate and Master’s level educational programs around the globe.

Currently managing Quantumrun’s portfolio of banking clients, Ms. Emilia helps navigate the landscape of emerging trends in digital banking and security.

Carl Tinker

Director, Sales, Magnet Forensics

Carl Tinker is the Director of Sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa region at Magnet Forensics. Carl has 12 years’ experience in the Digital Forensics industry providing software and hardware solutions to government agencies worldwide. Having joined Magnet in January 2015, he has been influential in the rapid growth of Magnet products throughout the EMEA region. In 2017, the company was the Forensic 4:Cast Digital Forensic Organization of the Year, the industry’s top honor.

Carl holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Manchester Metropolitan University.

Chris Warden

Vice President, Sales, Magnet Forensics

Chris Warden joined Magnet Forensics in January 2012 and has served in various sales executive positions. Currently, Chris is the Vice President of Sales responsible for leading the EMEA region. Under his sales leadership, the company’s digital forensics software tools have been sold to more than 3500 police, national security and other agencies with investigative authorities in 93 countries for use in terrorism, child exploitation, human trafficking, fraud and almost every other form of criminal investigation with digital evidence. In 2017, the company was the Forensic 4:Cast Digital Forensic Organization of the Year, the industry’s top honor. Magnet Forensics has also been named one of North America’s fastest growing technology companies by Deloitte.

Prior to joining Magnet Forensics, Chris held various sales and leadership positions on the Verizon Business Unit at BlackBerry, as well as Ricoh Canada, formerly IKON Office Solutions. Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as a Diploma in Business Management from George Brown College.