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 Group of Companies
Adriaan is a corporate security manager who over the years has helped individuals, estates and corporations develop and implement physical security systems and strategies where control room operations form an integral part of the success of the overall solution.
Kevin van Zyl
Managing Director, Horizon Risk Solutions
Kevin van Zyl is the managing director of Horizon Risk Solutions, an equal opportunity company established to assist, assess and advise businesses of prevailing and prevalent operational risks. In particular, the mitigation of loss of core assets and the reduction in process constraints. Kevin has played a pivotal role with the prevention of significant losses in the platinum mining and refining environment. Kevin is a seasoned risk professional with some thirty years' experience with good strategic appreciation and vision. He is a graduate of the University of South Africa and alumni of the University of Cape Town. He is a graduate in Six Sigma Leadership from the renowned school of CSI International in the United States.
CEO, HP Walsh & Associates
Herman Walsh is an innovator, critical thinker and systemic optimiser. He leads with a strong emphasis on advancing innovation to continuously optimise and reinvent business through elevating the productivity and skills of humans, technology and machines in a given space and business environment.
He has held Senior and Executive Security and Facility Management positions in various Private and Public corporations where his primary responsibility has been business plan development and obtain board approval and stakeholder acceptance for the design, development, project management and implementation of innovative leading edge technologies and operational methodologies culminating in the realisation and verification of the identified business, strategic and operational objectives. He has acquired extensive experience in planning, organising and transitioning insourced security services.
Herman has been responsible for developing and implementing advanced statutory frameworks, governance, risk and compliance validation and reporting systems within the Security and Facility Management sphere that align with best practice principles for public, corporate and private business entities.
He is currently participating in the design and development of a unique South African security on line governance, risk and compliance verification system based on 4IR AI and deep learning NLP analytic technologies to monitor, verify and report on statutory and other legal and operational compliance matters related to the deployment of advanced security surveillance systems in business and the public domain.
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.
Regional Sales Manager Digital Security & CCTV, Dell Technologies
Jason is a former network engineer and networking product manager who changed industries and built 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 Jason 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 for digital security & CCTV.