The only Dedicated Commercial And Homeland Security And Public Safety Event In West Africa

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Securex West Africa 2017 Speakers 

Below you will find the profiles of the different speakers that will be talking at Securex West Africa 2017. For more information on the conference, please click here.


Abiola Ogundeko

Managing Partner
iSecure Consulting Limited

Abiola Ogundeko is the Managing Partner, (Public Sector), Nigeria at iSecure Consulting Limited, a cyber-intelligence and reconnaissance solution provider, with footprints in Europe and Africa. Abiola holds a bachelors degree in Chemical Sciences from the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, now Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Abiola Ogundeko is a trained and certified cyber security and computer forensics professional.

He has several professional qualifications in Information Technology including: Professional Certifications in Cyber Security, Digital and Computer Forensics, Microsoft Certified Professional (SQL Server), Oracle DBA Certified Associate, Oracle DBA Certified Professional, Diploma in Web Programming, Certificate in Project Management Professional and a German Certified Dual Vocational Trainer.

Abiola will be speaking on "Financial Services & Internet of Things" at 12:00 on Wednesday 22nd March


Adebayo Akinade

Executive Secretary 
Institute of Security, Nigeria

BARRISTER ADEBAYO AKINADE, a Legal and Security Expert holds an LLB, BL, LLM and MPA degrees with specialization in Public and Private Security and Law Enforcement. He is a Notary Public and former Head, Legal Services Unit, University of Lagos. He attended the Nigeria Institute of Advanced Legal Studies for several professional courses and training in legal practice and crime management. He participated in various local and international seminars relating to law and security. Akinade has been co-editor of the institute's numerous conferences books of proceedings and readings for the past eighteen years. In addition, he has been author of several practicing books on security, safety and protection sciences. He has received several awards in recognition of his services in the security and safety industry. Currently, Akinade is the Director General of the Institute of Security of Nigeria where he is responsible for the strategic management and operation of policies and activities of the institute.

Adebayo will be speaking on "Training the next generation of Nigerians in the Security Industry" at 10:30 on Wednesday 22nd March


Alex Ogbole

Cyber Crime Section
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission

A Deputy Detective Superintendent, with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
His years of investigation have being in the areas of Cyber Crime Investigation which have been garnished with experiences both from local and International law enforcement organizations. He is also a Certified Digital Forensic Examiner and member of Computer Forensic Institute of Nigeria. He currently heads the Cyber Crime Lab of the Lagos Zonal Office of the Commission. 

Alex will be speaking on "Financial Services & Internet of Things" at 12:00 on Wednesday 22nd March


Adetayo Oluwaseyi 

Lagos Chapter President

ASIS International is the leading organization for security professionals worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities, and the public. 

Adetayo will be speaking on "Security as a Profession - Present and The Future" at 11:00 - 11.30 on Thursday 23rd March


Dr Abdurrazaq Balogun

The Executive Secretary
Lagos State Security Trust Fund


Dennis Amachree

Former Regional Director of Security
GE / State Security Service

Dennis Amachree, holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, a Master’s degree from the California State University and the ASIS Certificate for Security Executives from the Wharton Business School in the USA. Mr. Amachree retired from the Nigerian State Security Services as an Assistant Director in 1999 and went into Industrial Security, where he worked for Halliburton Energy Services, as Security Manager, the Country Security Manager for Addax Petroleum Development. In 2012 he was hired by the General Electric Company (GE) as Senior Regional Security Director for Sub-Sahara Africa. He is at present a Security Consultant and Owner of Zoomlens Security Solutions, Lagos.

Mr. Amachree was Chairman of ASIS International, Nigeria Chapter 206 and later Regional Vice President (Region 44 – West & Central Africa). Dennis current President of the Security Strategic Group (SSG). He has received many awards in the security industry including the Nigerian national honours award of Member of the Order of the Niger (MON). 

Dennis will be speaking on "Counter Terrorism" at 15:30 on Tuesday 21st March


Edwin Ossai

Head of Security
Dana Air

Edwin Ossai is currently Head of Security for Dana Air. Previously, Edwin was Head of Security for Aero Contractors Airline and has also worked in the Nigeria police force. Edwin has a huge number of professional commendations including certificates in explosive ordinance disposal; aviation security courses; homeland security, terrorism risk in Nigeria and chemical/biological terrorism certificate among others. 

Edwin will be speaking on "Securing National Transport Infrastructure: Challenges of Protecting Airports" at 12:00 - 12:30 Wednesday 22nd March


Captain George Alily

President of the Association

George Alily served in the Nigerian Navy retiring as a Captain. A graduate of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, with specialisation in Navigation and Direction. He holds a Master’s degree in International Service (MIS), majoring in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from the American University in Washington, DC. While in the Navy, he was the Commanding Officer of NNS KYANWA, a warship and NNS BEECROFT, as well as Nigeria’s Naval Attaché to Washington DC and Canada. 
A member of the Royal Institute of Navigation, London, life member of the US Naval Institute, Annapolis and fellow of the National War College, Nigeria. He is the author of “Naval Diplomacy: A Critical Component of National Power” and “Defining Persona: 6 Virtues that Transform Societies”. He is the CEO of Southgate Maritime Limited, and President, Maritime Security Providers Association of Nigeria. 

Captain George will be speaking on "Nigerian Maritime Security Space: An Overview" at 15:30 on Wednesday 22nd March


Ismaila Idris 

Cyber Security Experts Association Of Nigeria (CSEAN)

Dr. Ismaila Idris received a B.Tech. (Hons) in Mathematics\Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Minna and M.Sc in Information Security from University of Ilorin in 2002 and 2009 respectively. He received a PhD degree from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2014. Currently, he is with the Department of Cyber Security Science, School of Information and Communication Technology, Federal University of Technology, Minna. He has two patent works with Innovation and Commercialization Centre (ICC), Malaysia. He is a member of editorial board Journal of Computer Engineering and Information Technology and International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Applications (IJAIA). His research interests include Malware Detection, Information Security, Data Mining, Software Engineering, Soft Computing, Computational intelligence and Information Retrieval. He is a member board of trustee CSEAN and also the National Vice President of the Association, member of International Association of Engineers (IAENG).

Ismaila will be speaking on "Training the next generation of Nigerians in the Security Sector" at 16:00 on Wednesday 22nd March


John Anyanwu

Associate Director in Technology Advisory Services Group

John Anyanwu is an Associate Director in the Technology Advisory Services Group in KPMG Nigeria. He leads the Cyber Security and Resilience team in KPMG Nigeria and has responsibility for developing cyber security competences and capabilities in the Nigeria practice. He is a consummate professional with over 14 years cognate experience across multiple verticals in cyber security and resilience including cyber security assessment and strategy, security infrastructure hardening, business continuity management, etc. He has served in various leadership capacities to deliver cyber security and resilience engagements across diverse sectors in Nigeria, Netherlands, South Africa, Ghana, Gabon, Guinea and Mali. 
 John currently leads a team of professionals who work with KPMG clients across varying industries – financial services, telecommunications, energy, fast moving consumer goods, etc. - to develop and implement cyber security strategies and architectures, cyber security assessments; cyber security strengthening; cyber security technologies implementation; and assistance with achieving compliance with leading security standards. 

John will be speaking on "Cyber Security Governance Imperatives For A Successful Digital West Africa" at 11:30 on Wednesday 22nd March


Kelechi Agubuga

Senior Vice President
Centre for Strategic Cyberspace & Security Services (CSCSS)

K.K. is a CSCSS Senior Vice President and leads the CSCSS Africa National Cyber Initiatives which focuses on cyber intelligence-driven and threat-focused national level security services in Africa. He studied at the University of Nigeria where he obtained a BSc in Computer Science. He has been in the fast moving IT industry specifically focusing on Payments and Financial solutions.

He is currently the MD of Technologies Platform Business Resources Limited. Prior to joining the Technologies Platform management team, he had worked in Synetics Technologies as the head of the Enterprise Solutions division and as a Banking Software Consultant in Computer Systems Associates (Nigeria) Ltd. where he participated in several banking software implementation and business development projects. At Technologies Platform, he oversees the day to day running of the company and brings over 20 years cognate experience in Sales, Implementation and Consultancy in Software and Banking Automation products.

Kelechi will be speaking on "Using Threat Intelligence to fight the Cyber Threat – A collaborative approach" at 15:00 on Wednesday 22nd March


Layiwola Laseinde

East and West Africa HP Inc

Ambassador C.L Laseinde graduated from the University of Lagos with a B.Sc Honours in Psychology. He was recruited Foreign Service Officer, GL 8, in 1976. After working at Consular and Protocol Departments, He was posted to Tanzania on attachment, in 1978. He also served in many diplomatic missions over a period of 34 years, these missions included postings in Egypt; Ghana; Zimbabwe; Russia and Italy. He was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in 2007 and served as Nigeria’s Principal Representative to the Republic of Angola from 2008-2010. He retired from the Federal Civil Service in 2010. He was a member of SEC 23 of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) during which he served as the Secretary-General of the Senior Executive Course (SEC 23). He was conferred with Nigeria National Honours in the category of Officer of the Order of the Niger, OON in 2008 by President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua. He was appointed Director, Policy and Strategy, Office of the National Security Adviser (Sept 2010 –Sept 2015) and he was appointed member of the Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light weapons (2013-2015).

Layiwola will be speaking on "Nigeria, Elections & Security" at 10:00 on Thursday 23rd March


Malcolm Tyler

Head of Cyber Security

After a successful career in the UK government, Malcolm became G3’s Head of Cyber in 2015. In his government career he was the first senior officer to serve at GCHQ, the UK’s technical intelligence service, and across the wider Foreign Service.
Malcolm brings a unique understanding of cyber security issues at policy, operational and strategic levels. He has extensive experience briefing senior executives, boards and high-ranking government ministers and officials, on the evolving global cyber threat. He is also an acknowledged expert in counter terrorism, including cyber terrorism, and has spoken at many corporate conferences and events worldwide.
G3, founded in 2004, is a global cyber security consultancy that delivers bespoke solutions in international markets.

Malcolm will be speaking on "Managing Cyber Risk - An inclusive Approach" at 15:30 on Wednesday 22nd March


Marius Stander

Manager, Brand Protection Unit
Halliday Finch

Marius is a retired police officer with 28 years of investigative experience. His abilities lie in organised criminal activities, cross border narcotics smuggling and commercial fraud/money laundering.

In his final two years of police service, Marius was appointed as the programme manager for Organised Crime and Clandestine Operations.

He now runs the brand protection unit of Halliday Finch Nigeria and has carried out multiple very successful enforcements in support of local law enforcement officers. 

Peter will be speaking on "The impact of barrier packaging on the food & beverage industry" at 13:00 on Tuesday 7th March


Mike Popham

Program Director
Technologies Platform Business Resources Limited

Mike Popham is an accomplished international IT and process change project manager with extensive experience of making major transformation programmes happen. Mike has a proven track record in management and IT consultancy, including third party vendor assessment and selection, business development and blue sky team leadership. Currently Mike is Program Director at Technologies Platform Business Resources limited and previously held the position of Information Management Consultant at the Royal Commission in Saudi Arabia. He has also worked as an It Management Consultant for SATORP (Division of SAUDI ARAMCO) and Project Director at IGRC. Mike has a PhD in information, Security and Governance from Nixon University and an MBA from Kingston Business School. 

Mike will be speaking on "CEOs - How to lead on Cyber" at 16:30 on Wednesday 22nd March


Muyiwa Olufon

Muyiwa is an Information Security and Assurance expert with over 2 dozen certifications in the field. He has worked and consulted in the telecommunications, Consulting and Banking sectors & performed vulnerability assessments and remediation for over 40 organizations including Africa's largest banks.

He is a graduate of Networks and Information Security from the University of Worcester, UK.

He is an active member of ISACA, BCS and the Intel Advisory Council

He has various certifications in the field of system security, some of which include: McAfee SIEM,CISM, CISSP, Licensed Penetration Tester, Certified Ethical Hacker, ITIL V3 Foundation e.t.c

Muyiwa will be speaking on 'Corporate security, protecting Nigeria's banking system" at 14.30 on Wednesday 22nd March


Patrick Onogwa 

Project Manager

Patrick Onogwu is currently Project Manager for G4S secure Solutions Nigeria Ltd. Patrick has 14 years of extensive experience in operational security, general operations and law enforcement. His roles have included various positions including vetting and investigation officers for the Central Bank of Nigeria, Abuja with Bemil Security. Security Manager FH1360 Abuja; Operations Manager for Caronik Security Solutions Ltd & Development manager with International Masters Security Systems.

Patrick is also a member of Global Project Professional UK, and Member of International Institute of Professional Security Nigeria. 

Patrick will be speaking on "Securing Large Scale Energy Infrastructure " at 12:00 on Tuesday 21st March


Remi Afon

Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN)

Solution oriented Cyber Security Specialist with notable success executing broad range of corporate IT initiatives while participating in planning and implementation of information security solutions in direct support of business and government objectives.
Remi has supported various organisations in investigation of major information security breaches and led security operations team in responding to security incidents; performed root cause analysis and ensured that systemic gaps identified are closed and appropriate control improvements are in place. 
Energetic, visionary strategist with over 8 years Information Security experience and academic qualifications which include BSc Computer Science (University of Ilorin), MBA and MSc Information Security from Royal Holloway University of London coupled with InfoSec certifications such as CISSP, CISM and IISP. 
Remi is currently the President of Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria and CEO of Lynsec – a UK based cyber security company. 

Remi will be speaking on "Current threats and future trends: The evolving cyber threat landscape" at 11:00 on Wednesday 22nd March



Sam Mattock

Managing Director
Halliday Finch

Sam is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and is a highly experienced strategic, operational and tactical security advisor. 

Following his service in the British Army, he gained extensive experience working in developing and complex environments across the continent. 

He has grown halliday finch to become the premier brand protection and security advisory firm on the continent, representing some of the worlds largest brands. 

Sam believes firmly in the future of africa and has invested all of his most military life to contributing to its success. 

Sam will be speaking on "Current threats and future trends: The evolving cyber threat landscape" at 14:30 on Tuesday 21st March


Sina Bankole

General Manager Security

Solution oriented Cyber Security Specialist with notable success executing broad range of corporate IT initiatives while participating in planning and implementation of information security solutions in direct support of business and government objectives.
Remi has supported various organisations in investigation of major information security breaches and led security operations team in responding to security incidents; performed root cause analysis and ensured that systemic gaps identified are closed and appropriate control improvements are in place. 
Energetic, visionary strategist with over 8 years Information Security experience and academic qualifications which include BSc Computer Science (University of Ilorin), MBA and MSc Information Security from Royal Holloway University of London coupled with InfoSec certifications such as CISSP, CISM and IISP. 
Remi is currently the President of Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria and CEO of Lynsec – a UK based cyber security company. 

Sina will be speaking on "Securing an Oil and Gas Facility (Infrastructure)" at 12.30 on Tuesday 21st March


Tanwa Ashiru

Defense, Intelligence and Security Analyst CEO
Bulwark Intelligence

Tanwa Ashiru is a U.S Air Force veteran with over 13 years of experience in Intelligence Analysis, working in the U.S Department of Defense (DoD), and the U.S National Security Agency (NSA). She served 180 days in Afghanistan and was involved in counter-insurgency, counter-terrorism operations in Southwest Asia, Middle East and Africa. She holds an M.A in Intelligence Studies from the School of Security and Global Studies at American Military University (AMU), West Virginia, USA (2016). Tanwa is the founder of Bulwark Intelligence an information services company that delivers high quality security, intelligence, and threat assessments to the federal government and private companies. Her company has and continues to render services and training for several local and international corporations including Total E&P, Nigerian Customs Service and the Nigerian Navy SBS. 

Tanwa will be speaking on "Addressing the Burden of Securing the Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry" at 13:00 on Tuesday 21st March


Victor Idonor

Managing Director
Upgraded Era

Idonor is a Cyber Security Expert, an entrepreneur, and a technology strategist. He is The Director General of Cyber Security Challenge Nigeria(CYSEC NG) and the Managing Director at Upgraded Era Solutions Limited - a steadfast and well-recognized provider of enterprise information and cyber security services and consultancy in Technology Governance and Business Continuity in West Africa. The organization is the organizer of Nigeria’s and Africa’s ONLY Premier Hacking & Offensive Cyber Security Challenge Hackathon Conference (CYSEC NG). Idonor holds a degree in Cyber Security Science from Federal University of Technology Minna, he also holds various physical and information security certifications, he belongs to and holds executive membership positions in various local and international security professional bodies and associations.

Victor will be demonstrating a "Live hacking session" at 13:00 - 14.30 on Wednesday 22nd March

Wale Olaoye

Halogen Security Services

Wale is a high riding Risk Management Professional and business strategist committed to the transformation of private security’s value and impact on business and national security. His professional experience spans twenty five years across four continents with extensive capacity and influence to resource globally. He was formerly the Country/Group General Manager of TNT International (global leaders in Express, Mail, Logistics & Aviation)/IAS Express Nigeria where he also had responsibility for the overall business management for Nigeria and West Africa including network and line haul security. He was also a former Chief Operating Officer of Impex Worldwide Limited, Nigeria and United Kingdom. He is a member of many leading security associations, including the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) and a Fellow - Nigerian Institute of industrial security (FNIIS). Wale is also an Alumnus of the University of Ife, Lagos Business School (LBS); IESE of University of Navarra, Barcelona – Spain.

Wale will be speaking on "Global Trends in security technology and implications for Nigeria’s security industry" at 11:30 on Thursday 23rd March

*Please note that the speakers at Securex West Afica may change at the organisers discretion


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Securex West Africa will be running a Free to attend conference alongside the exhibition. This will consist of three days of talks that run throughout the day. Both local and international speakers will be talking on various topics that surround the industry.

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