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
What does Herman do?
As a freelance marketing strategist at the digital agency Intracto, Herman Maes can be found every day at the point where marketing and privacy try to keep each other in balance. As DPO he helps to advise on where the boundaries lie and how new technologies, evolutions and techniques can be used within the applicable framework.
Herman at Data Protection Institute
At Data Protection Institute, Herman is the bridge to practice at many marketing teams, providing the necessary insights into the world of data, marketing and lightning-fast evolutions.
This is what Herman himself says about it: « By having performed the necessary experiments in the past, I always have the necessary practical experience and cases to illustrate these boundaries. Participants are well rested and can expect a fireload of cases, practical stories and the necessary room for discussion. »
Herman as trainer
Since 2002, Herman has been sharing his knowledge through his tech blog Dailybits.be and he puts this passion for knowledge sharing into practice as a speaker, lecturer at Thomas More and practical assistant at UHasselt. Sharing practical cases from the marketing world brings an extra perspective. He explains what DPOs should therefore take into account.
With more than 20 years of hands-on technical and executive leadership experience in IT security architecture & technology, Security Operations Centres, Managed Security Services (MSSP), and Industrial Control security, Gert is convinced that you can make your cybersecurity working for you as a gain instead of a pain.
He has always been an advocate of IT security solutions that are business-aligned, focused, and cost-effective, hence he founded together with Tom Van den Eynde Cybervalue. We are passionate about security solutions that provide value to an organisation’s performance, reliability, agility and its reputation.
Prior to his current role, Gert was CTO at a dedicated security ‘scale-up’ in London focused on providing Managed Detection and Response services, and before that Gert acted as Verizon’s Subject Matter Expert in security analytics, SOC, SCADA/ICS protection, and led a global team of Practice Leaders focused on designing and delivering threat management solutions.
With more than 20 years of hands-on technical and executive leadership experience in IT Security Architecture & Technology, Security Operations Centres (SOC), Managed Security Services (MSSP), Information Security Strategy and Governance (CISO), Incident Response and OT Security, Tom is convinced that you can make Cyber Security working for you as a gain instead of a pain.
Prior to his current role as co-founder and managing partner at Cybervalue, Tom was technical operations executive and CISO at a dedicated security ‘scale-up’ in London focused on providing Managed Detection and Response services. Before that, Tom was CISO at Worldline and performed strategic consulting roles at both HPE and IBM. Tom led Verizon’s global consulting practice focused on security analytics, SOC, SCADA/ICS protection and threat management solutions.
Christian holds a PhD in Sciences from the University of Brussels and works as an independent consultant, auditor and coach.
Since more than 25 years, he is supporting executives and leaders looking to increase their own resilience as well as the resilience, continuity and sustainability of their enterprises.
He’s been working in very diverse and international environments abroad and in Belgium (BNPParibasFortis, Record Bank / ING, Sibelga, PwC, NMBS, Baloise, Etablissements Français du Sang, Roche pharma, Hamon, …).
Christian’s vision and experience from the field is that best resilient enterprises stay in business and grow by also caring about their people, technologies and environment. Hence the need for a winning sustainability strategy supports fight against climate change and reduction of the environmental footprint.
On a more personal touch, he is the proud father of 2 teen girls, and that’s another strong thrive for developing resilient paths on a daily base and offering his family a better future.
Stephen has some 25 years of experience in IT and 12 years in OT cyber risk management, with experience in business strategy, competitive analysis and cyber risk management. He has been working as an independent consultant for 22 years.
Stefaan’s professional journey started way back in 1988 as an engineer in the R&D unit of Agfa Gevaert. After some intermediate company changes, Stefaan joined IBM in 1997 as Architect for Systems management solutions first, and since 2001 for (cyber)security solutions. In his role as Security Architect, he fulfilled several positions in Benelux, Europe and at global level. Also, he achieved in 2015 his Level 3 Architect Certification (Open Group Distinguished Architect) and since 2021 he is the Benelux Architect Profession leader (across all IT domains). In his current role as member of a WW team, he assists IBM Clients with security innovative projects.
Active in the field of information security and data protection since 2002
Security advisor/auditor with broad knowledge of all aspects of information security and with extensive eGov experience (social security, ehealth, military, …) in various roles (security consultant/officer, IT security researcher, CISO/DPO as-a-service)
Since 2022 Expert Cybersecurity & Certification at the Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium (CCB).
Commissioner-investigator at the Belgian Supervisory Body of Police Information
Employed for more than 20 years in the Belgian Federal Police in different positions both at national and regional level, always related to the management of operational police information, including public order and judicial police
Involved in the development of a national ANPR network
Head of service at the Communication and Information Service of the District of Halle Vilvoorde
Worked as chief operations for the Belgian Air Support Unit and for the Intelligence Department of the National Public Order Directorate.
Involved in the functional development of several police applications, and acted as a representative in working groups with regards to police law and national guidelines for the processing of police information
Occasionally sent abroad to participate in international information exchange centers established at the occasion of large scale international events such as G8 Summits and NATO meetings
Participated to several international seminars and trainings
Participate to several international courses and seminars
Sent to Burundi twice in order to contribute to the training of local police officers and in order to develop a national communication center with regards to the 2015 national elections
Guest lecturer at different police academies with regards to police information matters
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