Eddie spent 35 years working for the UK Government, in the FCO, Cabinet Office and MOD. For the last five of those years, until the end of 2016, he was Chair and CEO at HMGCC, leading teams designing, integrating and manufacturing secure systems of various kinds for Government use.
Since leaving Government service, Eddie now has a portfolio of Executive and Advisory roles with a small number of innovative tech and cyber security start-ups and scale-ups in London, including iProov. He sits on the Advisory Board of a large investment fund, with a focus on Defence and Security. He also advises SANS Institute, especially in connection with DCMS’s Cyber Schools Programme. He is a Fellow of the IET, and sits on its Information Technology Policy Panel.
Peter is a Partner and the Chief Operating Officer of JRJ Group, a London based Private Equity firm with a primary focus on the financial services industry, broadly defined, as well as a portfolio of VC investments.
Peter’s 35+ year career spans the fields of corporate finance, tax, accounting, and mergers and acquisitions structuring, as well as investing in large numbers of early stage companies, many with a technology focus.
Before joining JRJ Group at its inception in November 2008, Peter was employed by Lehman Brothers for more than 7 years, including as Head of Principal Investing in the Insurance Advisory Group and as Global Head of the Strategic Transactions Group. Prior to Lehman Brothers, he held various positions at Rabobank and JP Morgan, with an emphasis on structured transactions, primarily within the financial services sector.
Peter holds BA and MA degrees in History and Law from Cambridge University. In addition to his role as director of iProov, he serves as Non-Executive Chairman for Food Freshness Technology and as a director for ETX Capital and Optimum (SME) Finance Ltd.
Professor Sasse is the Head of Information Security Research at University College London (UCL), and currently also Director of the GCHQ/EPSRC-funded national Research Institute for the Science of Cyber Security. She started research in usable security in 1996, and has conducted dozens of lab and in-company studies on the cost and benefit of authentication mechanisms such as passwords and biometrics, and carried out two studies for the US National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Professor Sasse’s team incorporates the Human-Centred Systems Group, an inter-disciplinary research unit she established at UCL to focus on HCI with special emphasis on security. She read psychology in Germany and holds an M.Sc. in Occupational Psychology from Sheffield University, and a PhD in Computer Science (on Users' Models) from the University of Birmingham. She worked as a Human Factors Specialist for Philips Corporate Industrial Design in 1990 and joined the Department of Computer Science at UCL as a Lecturer in November 1990.