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Don Randall MBE and Baroness Neville-Jones among judges for ‘Top influencers in security and fire 2018’

Adam Bannister

Editor, IFSEC Global

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Adam Bannister is editor of IFSEC Global. A former managing editor at Dynamis Online Media Group, he has been at the helm of the UK's leading fire and security publication since 2014.
February 20, 2018

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IFSEC Global has confirmed a stellar line-up for this year’s judging panel for the ‘Top influencers in security and fire 2018’.

Lead judge Grant Lecky, co-founder of the Security Partners Forum, has appointed a diverse range of respected industry experts and thought leaders to the panel of judges and will coordinate the nominations and judging process.

Don Randall MBE, Mike Howard of Microsoft and Baroness Neville-Jones, chair of the British Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) are three of the 30 judges included on the list.

Scroll down to find out who else is on the panel.

Lecky, who himself featured in IFSEC Global’s list of top influencers in 2014 and 2017, said upon his appointment as lead judge: “I want to thank IFSEC for this great honour and privilege of serving in this capacity. Having won my share of awards and accolades – including having been named to the IFSEC Global Most Influential list on more than one occasion – I think now is the perfect time to ‘send the elevator back down’, so to speak, and help highlight those across the UK and the rest of world who are making a difference in the security and fire domains.”

As with last year, nominations only count if accompanied by a reason for the nomination. There is a word limit of roughly 400 words. The three most persuasive nominations will each win a £100 Amazon voucher. Our panel of judges, drawn from across the industry and barred from featuring in the list themselves, will then draw up final rankings based on the nominations and their own judgement.

You can network with some of the influencers during a meet-and-greet session during IFSEC International, 19-21 June 2018, ExCeL London – details to be confirmed.

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Judging panel 2018

Lead judge: Grant Lecky

Grant, an Expert Network Member (Risk & Resilience) at the World Economic Forum, won no fewer than five prestigious accolades last year alone, including a spot on the Canadian Who’s Who and an Outstanding Achievement in Global Cybersecurity (OAGCS) Award from the Ontario College of Management and Technology.

As well being named the 10th most influential professional in the security management category in IFSEC Global’s 2017 rankings (and 12th overall in 2014), Grant was included in Security Magazine’s Most Influential People in Security in 2012.

View Grant’s LinkedIn profile to find out about his other accolades and accomplishments.

Don Randall MBE, senior adviser, Pilgrims Group

UK

Judging categories:

Security management, cybersecurity UK

Mike Howard, CSO, Microsoft

US

LinkedIn profile

Judging categories:

Security executives, security management international

David Burrill, co-founder, Burrill Green

UK

LinkedIn profile

Judging categories:

Security executives, security management international, security management UK

Theresa Payton, CEO, Fortalice

US

LinkedIn profile

Judging categories:

Security executives, security management international, cybersecurity international

Wendy Bashnan, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Security, NATO

Belgium

LinkedIn profile

Judging categories:

Security executives, cybersecurity international

Baroness Neville-Jones, chairman, British Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC)

UK

Judging categories:

Security management UK, cybersecurity UK

Jason Brown, national security director, Thales

Australia

LinkedIn profile

Judging categories:

Security executives, cybersecurity international

Victoria Ekhomu, MD, Trans-World Security Systems Ltd & School of Management & Security

Nigeria

LinkedIn profile

Judging categories:

Security executives, security management international

Denis Lauretou, Head of Security & Safety, chez Banque de France

France

LinkedIn profile

Judging categories:

Security executives, security management international

Carol Osler, Senior VP & head of financial crimes, fraud management, enterprise project management, TD Bank Financial Group

Canada

LinkedIn profile

Judging categories:

Security executives, security management international, cybersecurity international

Steve Durbin, MD, ISF

UK

LinkedIn profile

Judging categories:

Security executives, cybersecurity UK, cybersecurity international

Mike Hurst, vice chairman, ASIS UK chapter

UK

LinkedIn profile

Judging categories:

Security management UK, installers

Francisco Poley Herrera, security director, European Federation of Security Directors

Spain

LinkedIn profile

Judging categories:

Security executives, installers/integrators, security management international

Lynn Mattice, MD, Mattice & Associates

US

LinkedIn profile

Judging categories:

Security executives, cybersecurity international, security management international

Yvan De Mesmaeker, Secretary general of the European Corporate Security Association

Belgium

LinkedIn profile

Judging categories:

Security executives, security management international

Diana Burley, executive director & chair, Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection

US

LinkedIn profile

Judging categories:

Cybersecurity international

Una Riley, CEO, iAudit Consultants Ltd

UK

LinkedIn profile

Judging categories:

Installers/integrators, security management UK

GB Singh, editor, Security Today & Security Update

India

LinkedIn profile

Judging categories:

Security management international

Izabela Albrycht, chair, Kosciuszko Institute & CYBERSEC

Poland

LinkedIn profile

Judging categories:

Cybersecurity international

Steve Lasky, editorial director, Southcomm Security Media Group

US

LinkedIn profile

Judging categories:

Tech developers

Peter Houlis, MD, 2020Vision Systems

UK

LinkedIn profile

Judging categories:

Tech developers, security management UK

Rachaell Saunders, CEO, National Protective Services

Australia

LinkedIn profile

Judging categories:

Tech developers

Ahmed Qurram Baig, co-founder, CISOCONNECT

UAE

LinkedIn profile

Judging categories:

Security executives, cybersecurity international

Cath Goulding, head of IT security, Nominet

UK

LinkedIn profile

Judging categories:

Cybersecurity UK

Ian Moore, CEO, FIA

UK

LinkedIn profile

Judging categories:

Fire safety

Pauline Norstrum, MD, NetVu Ltd

UK

LinkedIn profile

Judging categories:

Fire safety, tech developers, installers, security management

Tacito Leite, director of security, Indra

Brazil

LinkedIn profile

Judging categories:

Security management international

Lynwen Connick, CISO, ANZ Banking Group

Australia

LinkedIn profile

Judging categories:

Security executives, security management international, cybersecurity international

Martin Harvey, Tyco International

UK

LinkedIn profile

Judging categories:

Fire safety

Dr Robert Docherty, MD, Flame Risk Solutions

UK

Judging categories:

Fire safety


 

Categories of influencers

  • Commercial security – manufacturers/vendors
  • Commercial security – end users (ie heads of security, directors of security, etc)
  • Commercial security – association figures, academics, thought leaders
  • Commercial security – Security executives
  • Fire – manufacturers
  • Fire – industry professionals or thought leaders, eg risk assessors, consultants etc
  • Cybersecurity professionals and thought leaders
  • Installers – fire and security

How do we define influential?

This could be anyone:

  • Who has played a key role in driving technological innovation
  • Who has been a driving force in changing regulation, standards/guidance or best practice
  • Someone whose insights/opinions are widely respected and which are influential in shaping debate around industry issues
  • Someone who has been instrumental in the success of the organisation or business they lead or are employed by
  • Someone who has helped to raise the industry’s profile or been an influential voice in the national media

Installers (fire and security)

The criteria for installers is slightly different, being an individual – not a company – who has done some or all of the following:

  • Consistently provided exceptional customer service
  • Delivered a particular project, or many projects, to exceptionally high standards
  • Been an innovator (eg, cutting average installation times/costs through adoption of new tech or change of process)
  • Played a pivotal role in the success of their company (whether that is growing revenues, market share or reputation for excellence)
  • Played a pivotal role in their company’s diversification into new markets (eg IP, home automation, fire, etc)

The results will be announced in the IFSEC Security Briefing (which you can register for here) during May 2018.

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