Sarah Dougan is the Managing Director of the E-Security Exchange and has worked as a business consultant and trainer for over 15 years. She was one of the first academics in the UK to create an online MBA that catered for over 1500 students.
Her clients have included some of the leading financial institutions in the UK and international consultancies. She spent 4 years at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office where she wrote research reports for senior officials at home and overseas. In addition to her responsibilities as Managing Director, her track record as a professional writer with Reuters and Datamonitor will ensure that all material is clear and well-written.
Professor Bill Buchanan
Professor Bill Buchanan leads the Centre for Distributed Computing and Security (DCS) at Napier University in Scotland.
The DCS focuses on the key issues in distributed computing and security, including: enhanced security and forensic computing systems; ad-hoc routing over wireless networks; mobile IP; intelligent intrusion detection systems; the use of mobile agents; locationtracking of mobile devices; multicast and broadcast communications and on device emulation. Bill will be a subject expert and an academic partner.
Dr Stephen Castell
As an Expert Witness in software litigation, computer forensics and computer criminal prosecutions, Stephen has been involved in a wide range of cases including what is thought to be the largest civil action over a software development contract to come to trial in the English High Court. This took place in 2001 when he was called as an expert witness in Airtours plc v Electronic Data Systems Limited, involving a £200m claim and £50m counterclaim.
He has been instructed as an expert witness across the world in legal actions concerning major software development contracts which have been terminated, with the software rejected amidst allegations of incomplete or inadequate delivery, software errors, shifting user specifications, poor project management, delays and cost over-runs.
Stephen has developed a range of rigorous analytical techniques for assessing and reading the ‘technical entrails’ of failed, stalled, delayed or generally troublesome software development projects. Stephen’s approach is particularly important where software projects involve a contractually uncertain mixture of ‘customised’ software packages and ‘bespoke’ software construction, a situation that has become increasingly prevalent.
In 2006, Stephen was appointed Chair of the London IT Planning Committee for the Avian Flu Summit.
John Burbidge-King WB, MCMI is a specialist in business reputation and risk management.
After operational service in the Royal Marines including Oman, Ethiopia, the Far East and Northern Ireland, he had senior roles gaining experience in a challenging global business environment, ranging from banking electronics, biometrics to security printing. He was an active participant of the World Economic Forum and encouraged the debate on preventing the counterfeiting of goods (paper discussed at Davos 2004) and on anti-corruption. He also participated in the ECGD Buyer Credit review in 2004/05.
John has interacted with all levels of government and companies around the world; a member of the UK Fraud Advisory Panel, former director of the European Forum of the Strategic Account Management Association (USA), a consultant on Middle East culture to Farnham Castle, an Arabic speaker and a Court Assistant of the Company of World Traders. Interchange is a member of the Society of British Aerospace Companies and the Defence Business Ethics Forum.
Tim originally studied Law, but the attraction of long lunches, photoshoots in exotic locations and limitless expense accounts drew him to the dark side and he began a career in marketing, with Xerox, EMI and Lotus. From there he formed his own marketing consultancy, subsequently sold to InterPublic at the height of the last boom. Since 2003 Tim has been focussing on data, e-marketing and data privacy. He has written two books on email marketing, regularly writes on marketing and data privacy issues and works with many blue-chip companies to help them maximise marketing effectiveness while minimising privacy risks. Tim has also regularly lectured to the MSc on Information Security at Royal Holloway and Bedford College.
The lunches turned out to be rushed pies and pints down the local pub, the only photoshoot was in a shed in Slough and the expense account was only limited by its complete absence – proving, if proof be needed, that there are lies, damn lies and marketing!
Over the last 15 years, Anthony has been instructed to act in numerous major business disputes with particular emphasis on commercial debt recovery on a worldwide basis often involving allegations of dishonesty. Cases have included recovering monies and assets stolen from clients in multi-jurisdictional frauds involving, amongst others, international joint venture disputes, misappropriation of monies by directors, fraudulent banking/contractual documents, fraudulent misrepresentation particularly in relation to financial investments, the theft of confidential information by employees, fraudulent claims for losses by tenants, the theft of heavy goods vehicles and gaming monies by organised criminal gangs, frauds committed over the internet and money laundering. He has also defended a number of clients alleged to be involved in international fraud, mortgage fraud, antiquity fraud and corruption. The cases involve an increasing cross-over with criminal and regulatory law. Clients include government agencies, corporates, financial institutions and property companies.
Anthony has had a number of cases reported in the Times and other law reports and he has presented many papers on fraud and related issues to organisations such as the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Maritime Bureau, the Institute of Public Finance and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy as well as companies and government institutions. He is regularly asked to comment on fraud issues by the media.
Anthony has written monthly articles on cyber crime for In-House Lawyer and is a regular contributor to other publications such as the E-Commerce Law Reports. He is the author of the chapter on civil fraud of the LexisNexis publication, Fraud: Law, Practice and Procedure and is one of the contributors to the UK Fraud Manual of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Oxford University Press has appointed Anthony as a peer reviewer of its litigation publications.
Anthony is a founder member of the Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association and a member of the Fraud Advisory Panel and its working party on investigation. He is also a member of the Law Society Working Party on Civil Fraud and is recommended by the Legal 500, as one of the specialists in dealing with this area of the law.