Executive Steering Board

Dr Stephen Pattison – Chairman, IoT Security Foundation, VP Public Affairs, ARM

Stephen spent twelve years as Global Head of Public Affairs at Arm, a leading high tech company. He was responsible for contributions to public policy thinking across the world on a wide range of tech issues, including cybersecurity, data protection, AI Ethics, STEM policies and semiconductor growth strategies. He focussed on London, Brussels, Washington and Beijing. He is currently a Senior Adviser at Hanover Communications.

Prior to joining ARM, Stephen was CEO, International Chamber of Commerce UK, where he represented the interests of a range of companies and focussed on various policy and international trade issues. Before that he worked for James Dyson (Vacuum cleaners etc) as Head, International Business Development, where he introduced new products into new markets as well as accelerating growth in existing markets. He was once a British Diplomat and worked at the British Embassy in Washington, and on UN issues in London, New York and Geneva.

Stephen has a Master’s Degree from Cambridge University, and a Doctorate from Oxford. In 2003-4 he spent a year at Harvard as Fellow in International Affairs at the Weatherhead Center.

John Moor – Managing Director, IoT Security Foundation

John Moor is co-founder and Managing Director of the IoT Security Foundation.

He has more than 30 years experience in electronic systems and microelectronics industries and holds executive leadership and general manager responsibilities for IoTSF. Previously John served as a vice-president at the National Microelectronics Institute (NMI) where he was tasked with formulating strategy and leading the implementation of key innovation initiatives including creating a portfolio of technical engineering networks, establishing the UK Electronics Skills Foundation, running the Future World Symposium and participating in overseas trade missions.

Prior to NMI, John was one of the founders of Bristol-based start-up ClearSpeed Technology (formerly PixelFusion Ltd). During this time he led engineering operations at vice-president level and was responsible for technology acquisitions, establishing international supply chain operations and acquiring capability in the UK, USA and Taiwan.

John holds an MA (Distinction) in Strategic Marketing Management from Kingston University London and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Leicester. John’s formative embedded systems engineering career centred on leading-edge microprocessor based systems (substantially parallel systems) and used in data communications, high performance computing, graphics and virtual reality applications.

Anna Maria Mandalari – Assistant Professor,  Information and Communications Engineering research group, Dept. Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College London.

Anna Maria Mandalari works as Assistant Professor in the Information and Communications Engineering research group, Dept. Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College London. She is Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute for Security Science and Technology at Imperial College London and expert fellow of the UK SPRITE+ Hub.

Anna Maria Mandalari has been nominated Member of the Italian Technical Secretariat of the Committee for strategies on the use of AI. She obtained her PhD within the framework of the METRICS project, part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie action, intended for excellent researchers, affiliated with the Carlos III University of Madrid. Her research interests are Internet of Things (IoT), privacy, security, networking and Internet measurement techniques. She studies privacy implications and information exposure from IoT devices. She works on the problem of modelling, designing, and evaluating adaptation strategies based on Internet measurements techniques. In addition to her research, Anna gives invited talks all around the world to promote research and create awareness on security, privacy, and ethical AI. Most of her research experiences have significantly contributed to several EU-funded research projects and have had a significant influence on media and policymaking. Anna Maria Mandalari is also committed to promoting the interest of young women in STEM subjects.

Peter Davies – Technical Director, Thales

As a Technical Director of Thales in the UK, Peter has been their leading expert on Cryptography in the UK responsible for providing cryptography and information security direction and expertise on a variety of products and projects.

Previous work includes the development and certification of flexible and interoperable commercial security solutions that are also widely used by governments; these solutions are available worldwide and support the security of both communications and infomatics in an international, multi grade environment. Peter’s specialist knowledge is at the core of the cyber defence and forensics activities that he undertakes combatting existential treats against business. He can, and has, interacted on security and products at any level from Prime Minister, through Board to deep technical including Agencies, Certification Labs and partners developing and sustaining business opportunities worldwide.

Peter has generated patents in the area of digital DNA and his research covers aspects of technical security as well as aspects of super-identities and their role in combatting human based cyber-attacks. Peter has lead EU security research contract and has acted as an expert on others.

As well as contributing to standards, he is a frequent speaker at international conferences and deliver lectures to postgraduate information and cyber security programmes in the UK and worldwide.

Professor Nick Allott – CEO, NquiringMinds

Nick is the CEO of NquiringMinds, a British company with deep commercial experience in AI, IOT and security.

NquringMinds develops the Trusted Data Exchange (TDX), a platform for fully distributed and decentralised sharing and analysis of data. The TDX has won numerous industry awards for its innovative approach to both security and analytics.

Nick’s experience includes: CTO of OMTP, a mobile standards body publishing 30+ industry specification including the Trusted Execution Environment, Director of Webinos, an international open source foundation, focusing on self sovereign data and devices. CTO of Wholesale Application Community (WAC), a multi operator joint venture for application wholesaling. CTO of FastMobile, a VC invested Push to Talk and Messaging service, acquired by RIM. Engineering Director at Motorola, leading the voice recognition, voice assistant technologies. He has also held executive positions at Shell and the Pearson Group. With a strong track record in collaborative innovation Nick has raised over £100 million across VC, joint ventures and R&D initiative

Nick has a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, and is Visiting Professor at the University of Southampton. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, the Institute of Analysts and Programmers and the Royal Society of Arts .

Richard Marshall – Managing Consultant, Xitex Ltd

As Chair of the IoT Security Foundation Plenary Group, Richard leads the implementation of IoTSF’s strategy.  The Foundation’s objective is to drive the pervasiveness of IoT security, improving its fitness and end-to-end quality. The Plenary Group is an important piece of the delivery plan as it is the central members’ forum where concerns are identified and active working groups determine the corresponding measures to address the challenges. Typical outputs from the working groups are best practice guidelines which satisfy the simple requirements of being useful, accessible and crucially, actionable.

Richard is Managing Consultant at Xitex Limited, which provides consultancy on defining and launching wired and wireless connected products with emphasis on creating secure IoT products and their secure supply chains. He has spent over 25 years in the electronics and communications sectors, having worked for Lucent Technologies, Sony, Cisco and also being a founding lead team member at startups Ubiquisys and nSine. At Ubiquisys and subsequently Cisco, after its acquisition of Ubiquisys in 2013, Richard was the Product Manager for their global cloud based activation system for 3G/4G small cells. This role being the security advocate, technology champion and secure manufacturing supply chain architect for the successful secure deployment of more than a million small cells manufactured in Europe and SE Asia. More recently he has been involved with taking various IoT products to market.

Tim Snape – Head of IoT Security, Vodafone Group Enterprise

Tim is Head of IoT Security at Vodafone Group Enterprise where he is responsible for all aspects of machine-to-machine security including architecture, design, implementation, assurance and incident management, for connectivity services to approximately 150 million IOT devices in over 200 countries.

Tim has more than 45 years of Engineering experience across a wide range of IT domains. He has served on the Boards for ISPA, EuroISPA, The Institute of Patentees and Inventors, and was a founding member of the ACPO Cybercrime forum. He represented UK Industry at the G8 in Tokyo.

Tim has filed over 20 patents and has won many Technology Awards including 4 UK SMART awards. Tim was UK Inventor of the Year in 1999.

Ken Munro – Partner, Pen Test Partners

Ken has been working in IT security for over 15 years. He writes for various newspapers and industry magazines and is a regular source of comment and sanity on IoT issues to various news agencies and the BBC. He has grown a reputation as someone who cuts through the noise, spin and scaremongering put about by many security vendors. He takes a very active role in the IoT space. When not presenting findings, facilitating workshops, or briefing organisations Ken also provides advice to device manufacturers and is a huge advocate of responsible disclosure.

Haydn Povey – CEO & Founder, Secure Thingz Ltd

Haydn is the Founder & CEO of Secure Thingz Limited, a company focused on developing and delivering next generation security technology into the Internet of Things (IoT) and other connected systems. The company is focused on developing secure gateway technology and also has products supporting secure device production. Secure Thingz additionally has a broad consultancy base encompassing AsiaPac, North America and EMEA.

Haydn has been in senior management at leading global technology companies for over 20 years, with the last 10 years in senior marketing and business development roles at ARM Holdings, the leading Microprocessor IP (Intellectual Property) company. Haydn most recently headed ARMs strategy and product roadmaps for Security within IoT and M2M marketplaces where he worked with critical groups within the US and UK government responsible for the development and deployment of security frameworks, alongside many leading silicon vendors, OEMs and system integrators and software solutions.

Previously Haydn was Director Security Products & Technologies within the ARM Processor Division where he owned a broad array of products including TrustZone, which delivers security foundations in the majority of global mobiles and tablets, and SecurCore, which is the foundations for the majority of 32-bit SmartCards and SIMS.

Prior to owning security at ARM Haydn led the development and introduction of the Cortex-M microprocessor family which has led to the rapid adoption of 32-bit microcontroller technology around the globe and underpins the majority of Internet of Things devices.

Earlier in his career Haydn held positions as Global Head of Sales and Marketing with various early stage technology companies as well as senior sales and marketing roles with National Instruments in both the UK and the US.

Professor Ben Azvine – Global Head of Security Research and Innovation, BT

Professor Ben Azvine is the global head of security research and innovation at BT. He has 25 years’ experience in both academia and industry. His previous roles included leading the IT research centre and head of business intelligence & customer analytics research at BT Group Chief Technology Office. He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, an MSc in Control Engineering, a PhD in Intelligent Control Systems from Manchester University and an MBA from Imperial College, London. Having held research fellowship and lectureship posts in several universities, he joined BT in 1995 to lead a research programme to develop and exploit novel Artificial Intelligence technology to support next generation IT systems for BT. Since then he has held senior, principal, chief research scientist posts at Adastral Park in Ipswich where he is currently based.

He has edited two books and published more than 100 scientific articles on novel application of intelligent systems. He is an inventor of 50 patent applications, has won 4 BCS and an IET gold medals for IT innovation, holds visiting professorship positions at the Universities of Bristol, Cranfield and Bournemouth. He acted as the chairman of the European network of excellence for Uncertainty management techniques from 1998 to 2001. His current research interests include the application of intelligent systems to security, protection of critical national infrastructure, data analysis and information & knowledge management. His current projects include Cyber, cloud & internet security, intelligent assessment of security events, future compliance and risk management and future identity and access management.

Professor Carsten Maple – University of Warwick

Professor Carsten Maple is Professor of Cyber Systems Engineering at the University of Warwick, WMG’s Cyber Security Centre (CSC). He is the director of research in Cyber Security working with organisations in key sectors such as manufacturing, healthcare, financial services and the broader public sector to address the challenges presented by today’s global cyber environment.

Professor Maple has an international research reputation, has published over 200 peer reviewed papers, and extensive experience of institutional strategy development and interacting with external agencies.

Professor Maple is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and Vice chair of the Council of Professors and Heads of Computing, UK.

Sarb Sembhi – CTO, Virtually Informed

Sarb Sembhi CISM, is the CTO for Virtually Informed and a CISO for AirEye, a technology company providing visibility, control and protection to enterprise Airspace. He started his career as a projects manager in the public sector then became a management consultant, where he enjoyed working with technology and software development. It was during this time where he first came across the importance of security in developing new products. This interest further led him into more security projects.

In 2005, Sarb explored the vulnerabilities of networked CCTV systems and he became interested in devices which sit on the network but were unattended and unmanaged – long before we used the term IoT. These security devices were the responsibility of the physical security teams where there was very little oversight or interaction with the cyber security teams – leading Sarb to work with others to provide security leaders with a converged approach to managing security from a single risk perspective.

In 2020 Sarb was recognised by IFSEC Global and shortlisted 5th in the IFSecGlobal 2020 20 Most Influential People in Cyber Security.

Sarb has written many articles, white papers and spoken at many events on most aspects of security. He was the Workstream lead for the Cyber Security Council Formation Project’s Thought Leadership Workstream. He also sits as an adviser on several startups. Most recently, Sarb has been a vice-chair on IoTSF’s Smart Built Environment Group where he has led the sub-groups to produce a series of best practice guides. His work continues on Smart Cities and privacy, and Smart Building Security.

Darron Antill – CEO, Device Authority

Darron has extensive experience in leading and growing IT companies that specialize in security & analytics software & services. Prior to his CEO role at Device Authority, Darron was CEO of AppSense, a global software company, where he was responsible for driving the global growth of the company by entering and expanding into new markets while delivering new and innovative products that are helping companies transform their workspace management initiatives. During his tenure, Darron guided the company to a 270% increase in revenues to more than $100M, expanded the company globally, increased global headcount by more than 300% and helped AppSense raise a $70M investment round from Goldman Sachs. Additionally, Darron led the strategic acquisition of mobile player RAPsphere, a vital component of AppSense’s portfolio of workspace solutions.

Prior to AppSense, Darron was CEO of leading Information Security Services company Vistorm, which was acquired by EDS. Previous to this Darron was Managing Director of Ultima Business Solutions, an IT & security services company, and a Sales Director at Digital Equipment Company.

New Executive Board Appointments

The Internet of Things Security Foundation was launched with commitment and support from the original executive steering board. Board positions are available for senior employees of staff from IoTSF corporate membership. We are looking to further extend the diversity and range of leadership especially across Europe, the United States and Asia. If this is of interest to your organisation we have a process for submitting board member position applications – please contact John Moor with your contact details in the first instance.