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The key advisory board for the ITWeb Security Summit 2014 comprises various industry players. They are tasked with providing objective insights and guidance to ensure that this annual event’s content reflects the information requirements of the industry and the delegates, who are a mix of CISO-level management and operational security managers.
Sinisa Jovanovic

Technical director, ITWeb
Sinisa Jovanovic has been the technical director at ITWeb since its inception in 1996. The ITWeb media group is South Africa’s leading technology business-to-business publisher, with content platforms catering to a range of sectors. Offering online, digital and print titles, including Brainstorm magazine and events, ITWeb is now expanding into Africa and offers news analysis and key business information to focused business audiences.

Mobility, cloud computing and security are at the top on the list of his priorities as head of ITWeb's technical department. Accommodating the ever-changing needs of the company's wide reader base, as well as catering to its advertising clients' requirements means he and his team must deliver content quickly, when and where ITWeb's audience needs it.

Jovanovic ensures ITWeb remains agile enough to move with the latest trends, but secure enough to ensure its readers and clients have faith in its systems. Jovanovic obtained a BSc and a Masters’ degree in electrical engineering from the University of Belgrade in 1990. In 1992, Jovanovic became a PhD candidate at the University of Witwatersrand’s School of Electrical Engineering.

 
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Charl van der Walt

Founding member and director, SensePost
Charl van der Walt is a founding member and director of SensePost, a leading security assessment services provider. He regularly presents courses and lectures for companies, conferences and universities around the world. He is frequently published and has co-authored numerous books and papers on information security and computer hacking.
 
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Dominic White

CTO, SensePost
Dominic White is the CTO at SensePost. He started at the company as the consulting team lead, and also worked on developing and delivering its training programmes. Prior to joining SensePost, he spent almost four years as a risk advisory manager at the Deloitte Security & Privacy group in South Africa. White graduated from Rhodes University with a Masters’ degree in Computer Science, specialising in information security.
 
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Jon Tullett

Senior editor: news analysis, ITWeb
Jon Tullett has been in the IT media for almost two decades, covering South Africa, the UK and the Middle East. He is currently ITWeb’s senior editor: news analysis. Tullett’s career in the IT press started in 1994 at ComputerWeek, where his roles included networking editor and features editor. He moved to ComputingSA as features editor, and then immigrated to Dubai to edit CommsMEA and Network Middle East. A move to the UK followed, with five years working with the security specialist SC Magazine as UK editor then global technology editor. Tullett helped launch the US brand TechTarget in South Africa in 2008.
 
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Kirsten Doyle

Consulting editor and Informatica editor, ITWeb
Kirsten Doyle has been involved in IT media and marketing since 1999. She joined ITWeb in 2007, as portals managing editor, responsible for content across ITWeb's 70 niche news sections and 22 newsletters. Today, she focuses on ITWeb’s security section, and is editor of Informatica – ITWeb’s annual reference book series that covers e-government, telecommunications and ICTs for small business.
 
 
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Ranka Jovanovic

Editorial director, ITWeb
A founding member of ITWeb, Ranka Jovanovic has over 30 years’ publishing experience. Since 1997, Jovanovic has led ITWeb’s online and print editorial teams, and helped grow the company into South Africa’s leading technology publisher.
 
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Winston Hayden

(CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC), president, ISACA
Winston Hayden is the president of ISACA South Africa and an IT advisory consultant specialising in the field of information security, governance, risk, compliance, assurance and service management.

Within ISACA, Hayden is a member of the International Finance Committee and a subject matter expert who has contributed towards various IT governance publications such as the COBIT 5 framework, COBIT5 for Assurance, COBIT & Application Controls, the COBIT User Guide for Service Managers, COBIT Mapping to CMMi, and the RiskIT Framework. He is also one of the contributing authors on the King III Report on Corporate Governance and a member of the King III – IT Governance Sub-Committee.

Hayden has over 20 years’ hands-on experience in the IT industry, across various sectors such as banking, insurance, mining, manufacturing, aviation, telecoms and government. He has worked with institutions such as Nedbank, Zurich Insurance, Alexander Forbes, Dimension Data, Anglo Platinum, EDS, Foster-Melliar, Analytix, Abbey National Bank UK, Gensec Bank, Hollard Insurance, the Auditor General of South Africa, and the United Nations.

 
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