Speakers - Palo Alto Networks


London, United Kingdom


Varun Badhwar

Varun Badhwar

SVP of Public Cloud Security Products Palo Alto Networks

Varun Badhwar is the SVP of Public Cloud Security Products at Palo Alto Networks, where he brings over 12 years of experience helping organizations address their cloud security challenges. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, he was the founder and CEO of RedLock, a leader in cloud threat defense that Palo Alto Networks acquired in October 2018. Prior to that, Varun’s experience included founding a CASB company (CipherCloud) and spending 4 years leading the Force.com security team at Salesforce.com.

Dave Allen

Dave Allen

Regional Vice President, Western Europe Palo Alto Networks

An entrepreneurial business leader, investor, coach and international speaker with strategic vision and a strong track record of success in both corporate and hyper-growth environments. A technologist since I could walk, I’ve worked in many areas of business and technology, working with industry and government executives creating transformation via people, process and technology. I’m a transformational coach and neuroscience lover - passionate about harnessing and unlocking the talent in people, creating a positive culture, and driving great results through engaged leadership. In my current role as a senior leader in a market-leading cyber security company, I meet regularly with executives and officials to discuss strategies on how cyber security is an essential enabler of economic growth, trust and stability in the modern digital society.

The vision to see it, the ability to do it, the determination to create success.

Greg Day

Greg Day

VP and Chief Security Officer for Europe, Middle East, Africa Palo Alto Networks

He is a respected thought leader and advocate for stronger proactive cybersecurity, who has lived and breathed cybersecurity since the dawn of the industry. In fact, he developed his own behavioural security solution as long ago as 1995.

His personal mission is about increasing the understanding of the challenges and opportunities from how cybersecurity empowers organisational change and growth. Greg’s desire to educate organisations on these issues stems from many years working at the frontline of cybersecurity prevention and remediation as a former CLAS information security consultant vetted by the UK government and a leader of several consultancy practices. Wanting to give back to the industry, for over 20 years he has worked closely with many law enforcement agencies on improving the prevention and detection of cybercriminal behaviour. This has included previously teaching malware forensics to agencies around the world, as well as working in advisory capacities for the Council of Europe on cybercrime, the UK National Crime agency, and currently sitting on the Europol cyber security industry advisory board.

Greg’s passion - after flying drones, golf and skiing – is building stronger mutual understanding between non-technical and cybersecurity leaders within organisations.

As part of Palo Alto Network’s Office of the CSO team, Greg is a regular writer and contributor of essays and blogs on cybersecurity issues, as well as a keynote speaker and expert panellist on industry forums across EMEA.

On policy, Greg acts an industry advisor within many crucial cybersecurity organisations, including being the former vice chair of TechUK Cybersecurity Working Group, given evidence both in the UK Parliament and Brussels, and at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Joe Fogarty

Joe Fogarty

Head of the Cyber Resilience Centre Department for Work and Pensions

Joe has been Head of the Cyber Resilience Centre since the summer of 2016. He has extensive security experience in the UK, both in a national security and a law enforcement context, and he was the first Head of Operations of the National Technical Assistance Centre (NTAC), now part of GCHQ.

Joe has considerable experience of working with the communications and security industries, both in the UK and abroad, and is one of the National Cyber Security Centre’s senior stakeholders.

Joe also has extensive international experience, having spent a decade in North America, working with both government and industry. He spent several years as a diplomat, specialising in security liaison with senior allied partners; then as an advisor to the Canadian government on a range of national security issues; and then as head of security in the North American energy sector.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

One of Britain's most famous polar explorers and motivational speakers

In 1984 the Guinness Book of Records described Sir Ranulph Fiennes as the “World’s Greatest Living Explorer”.

His expeditions around the world include Transglobe (the world's first surface journey around the world's polar axis) 1979-82; North Polar Unsupported Expedition (furthest north unsuppported record) 1986; Anglo-Soviet North Pole Expedition 1990/91; co-leader of the Ubar Expedition (which in 1991 discovered Ptolomy's long-lost Atlantis of the Sands, the frankincense centre of the world); leader of the Pentland South Pole expedition 1992/93 (which achieved the first unsupported crossing of the Antarctic Continent and the longest unsupported polar journey in history).

He was awarded the Sultan of Oman’s Bravery Medal in 1970, the Explorers Club of New York Medal in 1983, the Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s Livingstone Gold Medal in 1983, the Royal Geographical Society’s Founder’s Medal in 1984, and both he and his late wife received the Polar Medal in 1987 

In 1993 he was awarded an OBE for “human endeavour and charitable services”. 

To date, Sir Ranulph has, through his expeditions, raised over £14.2 million for UK charities. He has led 22 major expeditions to remote parts of the world including both Poles. 

In 2003, only 3½ months after suffering a massive heart attack and double bypass operation, he ran 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days.

In 2004 he came second in the International North Pole Marathon and, in 2005, he raised £2m through his ascent to within 300 metres of the Everest summit ridge for the British Heart Foundations new research MRI scanner. In March 2007, he climbed the North Face of the Eiger and raised £1.8m for Marie Curie Cancer Care’s delivering Choice Programme. Also in 2007 Winner of ITV’s Greatest Britons 2007 Sport Award and in May 2008, climbed Everest (Nepal-side) to within 400m from the summit. In May 2009 he successfully summitted Everest, raising nearly £3m for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

He is the author of 18 books including The Feather Men,(a UK No 1 Best Seller and which in 2011 was released as a major motion picture called Killer Elite), Beyond the Limits, Captain Scott, the best-selling biography of 2003 and his latest autobiography, Mad, bad and Dangerous to Know 2007. In 2011 My Heroes was published which describes the extraordinary and often horrific events that led to ordinary individuals becoming Sir Ranulph's great heroes. Also in 2011 The Feather Men was released as a major motion picture Killer Elite. In 2013 Cold was published and his latest book Agincourt was published in September 2014. Heat came out in October 2015 followed by Fear and Colder in 2016.

To date Ranulph Fiennes has raised over £18 million for different UK charities.

By drawing the analogy between nature's most dangerous and difficult challenges, and the very real day-to-day business challenges, Sir Ranulph involves each individual in the audience on a very personal level. The elements vital to the success of an expedition include teamwork, determination, patience, discipline, enthusiasm and creative thinking. Building a team with the right character and attitude is of paramount importance. Persistence, tolerance, planning skills, high organisational ability, flexibility to meet and beat unexpected obstacles, goal-setting and performing under extreme pressure are clearly all factors in the success of Sir Ranulph's remarkable endeavours. The same qualities are all crucial to success in the business world.