The agenda for iLegal 2019 will be finalised shortly. In the interim here is a sneak preview of the renowned speakers who will be presenting at this year's conference.
CEO, Super Recognisers International
Mike Neville (MCSFS) is the chief executive officer of Super Recognisers International and the managing director of Neville Forensic Recognition. He began his policing career with the Royal Military Police in 1983. He then joined the Metropolitan Police and at New Scotland Yard established himself as the Detective Chief Inspector in charge of solving crimes with CCTV and other forensic images - his systems and processes resulted in images solving more crimes than fingerprints and DNA.
He also set up the world's first "Super Recogniser Unit" using officers with fantastic, innate, face memory skills to identify offenders and link crimes by the images. As a result, he was called on to assist enquiries all over the world, including the Cologne New Year's Eve sex attacks, a murder in Australia and the Hillsborough Enquiry. In 2016, he solved a series of crimes using logo recognition software - another world first. According to one police and crime commissioner, Mike has solved more crimes with CCTV than any other detective.
Having retired from the Met in 2017, Mike works closely with academic partners to further develop the Super Recogniser tactic for the private sector and has developed a selection and training course for non-police Super Recognisers. He now offers his expertise to security companies, law enforcement agencies, local authorities, businesses, software developers and universities. His Crime Awareness training has also proved popular with major venue owners. Mike firmly believes that Super Recognisers can help to make venues safer, secure our borders and prevent crime. He is the only member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, who is an expert on Super Recognisers.
Dr Craig Donald
Dr Craig Donald is a director of Leaderware and a human factors specialist in high technology security applications, particularly CCTV and X-Ray screening. He consults internationally in CCTV strategy, control room design, personnel selection and does extensive training in the area. Craig has provided CCTV surveillance training in incident behaviour and detection to police in several countries, city centres including Sydney and Perth, major mining groups internationally, the two major casino groups in South Africa, premier shopping centres in the country, and organisations such as Australian Customs, Emirates Airlines, the SA Reserve Bank and high profile residential estates.
Group Security Manager, Shoprite Checkers
Kevin van Zyl
Group Manager, Security and Risk at Lonmin Plc
CEO, HP Walsh & Associates
Michael Lever (CSMP) was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, completing his education at the Witwatersrand Business School. He currently runs a risk advisory and security consultancy, Metagrated (Pty) Ltd. The consultancy provides intelligent security systems and integration consultancy with clients ranging from multinational corporations and security companies to foreign diplomatic services.
CEO, Wolfpack Information Risk
Craig Rosewarne is the MD of Wolfpack Information Risk, a South African firm, established in 2011, that specialises in cyber threat intelligence, research, training, awareness and advisory services. Craig was previously an associate director of Deloitte's Risk Advisory division. He ran the Deloitte School of Risk Management and was responsible on a national level for learning and innovation for a team of over 400 professionals. He has over 18 years of management experience in the fields of IT and cybersecurity, and is frequently invited to speak at information security, cybercrime and counter-espionage events. He provides regular opinion pieces via TV, radio and print/online media.
Director, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyer Attorneys
Dr Tracy Cohen is director of business development at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. She also specialises in telecommunications and media law and policy, and has wide-ranging experience in management, regulation, organisational development and governance in the telecommunications and energy sectors. Tracy has worked as both an independent advisor as well as in-house counsel. She has advised on various aspects of regulation, licensing and compliance in the sector as well as regulatory strategy, stakeholder management and engagement. She serves on a number of advisory boards in the ICT sector and academia.
Regional Sales Manager Digital Security & CCTV, Dell Technologies
Jason is a former network engineer and networking product manager before changing industries and building a successful career in the Security market. Previous positions held include the sales manager roles for Bosch Security and Axis Communications. Over the past 13 years he has been directly involved in a large number of projects using cutting edge surveillance technology as well as one of the very first HDTV surveillance systems in Africa. In 2018 Jason returned to the IT industry, by joining Dell EMC as regional sales manager Digital Security & CCTV.