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may, 2022

31may10:00 am5:30 pmCybersecurity for Fintechs: Threats and Innovations

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Join us for an incredible opportunity to interact with world leading experts in Cybersecurity and Privacy from academia and industry.

Designed for Fintechs, this is a unique opportunity to hear and interact with world renowned experts in Cybersecurity from both academia and industry.

The one-day event should be an eye-opener on current challenges and best practices around Cybersecurity. Our speakers include:

Nicola AndersonCEO, at Fintech Scotland

Nicola Anderson is the CEO of FinTech Scotland, a strategic cluster management organisation that works across the private, public and third sectors, as well as academia to enable economic growth and inclusion in developing digital financial services.

Nicola is a member of the Scottish Government’s Financial Services Growth and Development Board, a body chaired by Scotland’s First Minister to provide strategic leadership for the financial services sector in Scotland. She is also a member of the Taskforce for Green and Sustainable Finance, an industry led body established to support Scottish Government’s contribution towards the global shift to net zero.

Dave HarveyHead of Cybersecurity UK, at FTI Consulting

Dave Harvey has over 20 years of global cybersecurity experience, specifically in countering advanced threat actors, developing cybersecurity resilience and responding to critical incidents.

Dave leads FTI Consulting’s UK Cybersecurity practice, overseeing client engagements across a broad spectrum of industries and regional markets. He has extensive expertise providing independent board-level advisory and assurance, cybersecurity resilience and response engagements, in addition to guidance on post-breach complex investigations and in support of class-action lawsuits.

William (Bill) Buchanan OBE, ProfessorSchool of Computing, at Edinburgh Napier University

Bill currently leads the Blockpass ID Lab and the Centre for Cybersecurity and Cryptography. He works in the areas of blockchain, cryptography, trust and digital identity. He has one of the most extensive cryptography sites in the World (, and is involved in many areas of novel research and teaching. He has published over 30 academic books, and over 350 academic research papers.

Bill is a Fellow of the BCS and Principal Fellow of the HEA. He regularly appears on TV and radio programmes related to computer security. Bill was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to cybersecurity.

Sonia ChengSenior Managing Director (Partner), at FTI Consulting

Sonia leads FTI Consulting’s Information Governance Privacy and Security practice across the EMEA region. She is a trusted advisor to some of the world’s largest financial services, insurance, pharmaceutical and energy firms. Sonia possesses unique insights on the intersection across the diverse disciplines of legacy data, records management, privacy, e-discovery, compliance, risk, and digital transformation programmes.

Sonia’s diverse, hands-on experience enables her to lead a broad range of data related programmes. Her domain expertise and diversity of experience results in a unique and effective approach towards gaining executive approval and enabling sustained IG transformation. Having worked on highly complex matters, Sonia and the team are prepared for any challenge a client may present, enabling her clients to take pragmatic steps towards strategic IG success.

Jamie GravesCEO, at Uleska

Jamie is a cyber security expert and entrepreneur. He founded and successfully scaled ZoneFox, an award-winning product providing customers with visibility into malicious behaviour to help protect business critical data. In October of 2018 ZoneFox was acquired by US-based Fortinet Inc. He is currently a NxD at Lupovis, and the CEO of Uleska which helps security and engineering teams scale their application security capabilities.

Pavlos PapadopoulosTechnical Lead, at TrueDeploy

Pavlos is an Associate Lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University. His research interests include cybersecurity, distributed ledger technology and privacy-preserving machine learning. Pavlos is the Principal Investigator behind the TrueDeploy venture, a distributed ledger technology that improves security, trust and transparency across the software supply chain.


10:00 – 11:00 – Arrival, Coffee, and Registration.

11:00 – Introduction by Nicola Anderson, CEO of Fintech Scotland on the fintech ecosystem in Scotland.

Talk by Dave Harvey, Head of Cybersecurity, FTI Consulting – Threats faced by Fintechs

Talk by Jamie Graves, CEO, Uleska – Application Security for Fintechs

Panel Discussion. Moderated by Dr. Nikolaos Pitropakis with Sonia Cheng, Head of Information Governance Privacy and Security, FTI Consulting.

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm – Lunch

Talk by Bill Buchanan – Innovation in Cybersecurity relevant to Fintechs

Talk by Pavlos Papadopoulos, Technical Lead of TrueDeploy on Blockchain solution for enhancing security for Fintechs

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Networking beers & wine


(Tuesday) 10:00 am - 5:30 pm BST


Edinburgh Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus

219 Colinton Road, Craiglockhart, Edinburgh, EH14 1DJ

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