• Eric De Smedt

    • Over 30 years of experience in IT, mainly in information security
    • Expert Security Consultant at Toreon since 2019
    • 8 years at Telenet, the last 4 of which as being responsible for information security (CISO-role)
    • 23 years at EDS (later HP) in various technical roles including development, conducting security assessments for international clients, security incident response and forensics and a lot more…
    • CISSP since 2008
    • ISO27001 Lead Implementer
  • Thomas Heyman

    • PhD in secure software engineering from the KU Leuven
    • 15 years of experience in cybersecurity and secure software engineering
  • Steven Wierckx

    • Application Security Expert at Toreon
    • Guest lecturer at various colleges
    • More than 20 years of experience in programming, testing and security
  • Sebastien Deleersnyder

    • Master degree in applied Computer science at the University of Ghent
    • 20+ years of experience in cybersecurity and privacy
    • Co-founder and CTO at Toreon
    • Threat modeling trainer at Black Hat
    • Co-founder and chapter leader of OWASP Belgium
  • Patrick Soenen

    • Partner at Qualified Audit Academy
    • 20 years of Experience in Audit related to information technology, governance and privacy
    • Trainer at Institute of Internal Auditors, UCL, ICHEC, ISACA, IFACI
    • Secretary General of DPO-pro (Professional Assocation of DPO’s in Belgium)
    • Board Member at Institute of Fraud Auditors
  • Christoph Balduck

    • Managing Partner Data Trust Associates
    • Over 10 years of experience in data management (including with Volvo) and 18 years of experience in IT.
    • EU-certified Data Protection Officer (certification by the European Institute of Public Administration since 2015)
    • Trainer at Vlerick Business School and I.T. Works
  • Peter Berghmans

    • Managing partner and trainer at Data Protection Institute
    • Lecturer Information Security at Thomas More Hogeschool Mechelen (since 1999)
    • DPO in the healthcare sector
    • Member of the Flemish Supervisory Commission (Vlaamse Toezichtcommissie – VTC)
    • Active in data protection and information security since 2003
  • Herman Maes

    • Industrial Engineer Electronics/ICT
    • Active as an online blogger since 2002, always experiencing digital trends first hand
    • 10 years IT consultancy experience
    • Freelance marketing strategist at Intracto (since 2014)
    • Lecturer at Thomas More and practice assistant at Uhasselt
  • Maarten Stassen

    • Partner with Crowell & Moring LLP
    • Experience as a lawyer in Belgium and Spain
    • Specialised in privacy and GDPR
    • Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)
    • Former member of the advisory board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Bart van Buitenen

    • Managing Director White Wire, founded in 2017
    • Data Protection Officer and Data Protection Consultant
    • Guest lecturer Information Security at Thomas More University College
    • 7 years of data protection experience within the private, public and healthcare sectors
  • Bart Van den Brande

    • Managing Partner at Sirius Legal Lawyers, founded in 2010
    • 8 years of expertise in data protection and privacy for the media, advertising and entertainment industries
    • Member of the Legal Committee of BAM (Belgian Association of Marketing)
    • Member of the IP Practice Group of Consulegis, an international network of independent law firms
    • Experience as a lecturer of drafting techniques for commercial contracts at VUB (2005-2013)
    • Experienced speaker at seminars and various training courses

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