Join a
cycle of 6 events
addressing the key Public Sector IT challenges

Cyber Security
for Public Sector

Cyber threats are among the top concerns in the public sector. Strong security protection is no longer enough for organizations when attackers have already shifted their attention to suppliers.
How can we make public sector cyber-resilient? How to handle and respond to attacks

Bio notes

Jan De Clercq

Distinguished Technologist and Chief Technologist in the Pointnext Cybersecurity function


Jan De Clercq is a HPE Distinguished Technologist and Chief Technologist in the Pointnext Cybersecurity function. He focuses on security architecture, security in the context of large enterprise transformations, cloud, hybrid IT, zero trust , software-defined security, and emerging security trends. Jan helps organizations secure their digital transformations – recently he was involved in large deals for the automotive, public transport and utilities industries. Jan also acts as a trusted security advisor to HPE customers. Jan has more than 25 years of experience in the IT security space and has published articles and books in the cloud security, identity and access management and Microsoft infrastructure security space.

Chris Jenkins

EMEA Chief Technologist for Infrastructure Platform and Security

Red Hat

Chris Jenkins is the Red Hat EMEA Chief Technologist for Infrastructure Platform and Security. With over 30 years of experience in the IT industry, Chris provides guidance and conducts sessions with customers and partners covering security, risk, governance and compliance methodologies. His security knowledge spans many Red Hat products including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OpenShift, Ansible & Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security. He works with customers and partners to enable high levels of security management and compliance using DevSecOps techniques, server hardening, and container security processes.

Christiane Kirketerp de Viron

Head of Unit Cybersecurity and Digital Privacy Policy

European Commission

Christiane Kirketerp de Viron has been the Head of Unit for Cybersecurity and Digital Privacy policies in the European Commission´s DG CONNECT since July 2022. Prior to this she was Member of Cabinet for the European Commissioner for Budget and Administration, Johannes Hahn, where parts of her responsibilities concerned the digital transformation of the European Commission as well as the cybersecurity of EU Institutions, Bodies and Agencies. During the Juncker Commission, Christiane served as Member of Cabinet for the European Commissioner for Research Innovation and Science, Carlos Moedas.

Simon Leech

Deputy Director, Global Security Center of Excellence


Simon is a leader in HPE's Global Security Center of Excellence. He is responsible for bringing together cyber experts from across HPE to support the vision of an open and secure edge to cloud platform, and works with HPE's enterprise customers worldwide, evangelising the strategy of HPE Global Security and articulating our ‘Secure by Design’ and ‘Operationally Secure’ principles. Simon has worked in the IT security industry for over 25 years and is well versed in many areas of IT security, including network security, operational security, malware, cyber threats, vulnerability management, hybrid cloud security, container security, zero trust security, and cyber resilience.

Stéphane Mandel

Category Manager for Emerging Markets


Stephane Mandel is the Compute Category Manager for the Central Europe Region. With more than 20 years of Product and Technology expertise around Storage and Compute solutions, he helps companies and public organizations of all sizes pick and choose the right technology solutions to drive their digital transformation. Stephane has been advocating the topic of server security since 2017, developing partner ecosystems and driving awareness around security hardened infrastructure and the protection of data.

Dai Yang

Senior Solution Architect


Dai Yang is a senior solution architect at NVIDIA. He is responsible for tailoring customer-optimized solutions with GPU and networking products, with a strong focus on enterprise and HPC customers. Dai is actively involved in planning, deployment, and training of large-scale AI clusters and supercomputers globally. Beside customer projects, Dai is also the lead solution architect for NVIDIA’s Cambridge-1 Supercomputer as well as the HPC platforms at HLRS Stuttgart and at Bosch.