15th JUNE 2021

“The Global Dilemma.
Meeting the AI, Cybersecurity & Cloud Challenges.
Looking Beyond”

Virtual Conference

Below please find the Conference program and the videos of the keynote speeches for you to view.


Hear real world cybercrime operational cases investigated and prosecuted, including organized crime groups attacking financial institutions, dark markets that facilitate cyber trade, internet frauds, phishing and hacktivist attacks.
With focus on Banks, Insurance companies, Life Science & Chemicals and Critical Infrastructure.
By the former Head of Economic and Cybercrime at the UK’s Scotland Yard.

Learn what needs to be done, to keep your company “match-fit” against cyber invasion.
By a globally acclaimed cybersecurity advisor to governments and industry.

Learn which business pain points the Hybrid Cloud can solve and also which new business pain points it can create. From a hands-on Digital Transformation expert.

Do you want to hear what practical steps need to be taken, to keep your data secure from cyberattack in the Hybrid Cloud?

Is your company maximizing its leverage of AI? Learn what C-suite executives and board members in the insurance and financial services sector should know about AI in order to thrive in the Trust Economy.

We will cover these hot topics and more.


Tuesday 15 June 2021 Conference 16.00-19.00 CEST


Overview of Conference

“The Global Dilemma. Meeting the AI, Cybersecurity & Cloud Challenges. Looking Beyond”

Tuesday, 15 June 2021 @ 16.00-19.00 CEST


Global Cybersecurity Association (GCA), Zürich, Switzerland

Keynotes & Panelists

We are delighted to feature as keynotes, 4 globally acclaimed thought leaders:

  • Charlie McMurdie, globally acclaimed cybersecurity authority led the UK Police Central e crime unit, was Head of Economic & Cyber Crime and the UK’s top cybercrime law enforcement officer. Inducted into the Infosecurity Hall of Fame 2010. See Video.
  • Dr. ir. Johannes Drooghaag, globally acclaimed thought leader, ranked by Onalytica Top 10 Hybrid Cloud, Top 20 Data Management, Top 20 IOT Connectivity & Top 10 Cybersecurity. Top 20 Global Thought Leader Agile Thinkers 360.
  • Don Freese, CISO of Digital Realty, the parent company of Interxion and former Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI, advising the US Government’s highest officials, including the White House National Security Council.
  • Helen Yu, an IBM Top 10 Digital Information Influencer, ranked by Thinkers 360 in the Global Top 20 Tech thought leaders in 9 categories. Top 100 Global Thought Leaders and Top 50 Women in Tech Influencer-Awards Magazine.

In addition, we are delighted to feature in our Panel discussion, 4 further members of GCA’s Symposium:

  • Roger Wirth, CISO of Swissgrid, Switzerland’s national grid company
  • Christian Ulmer, CISO of Avaloq, a global leader in financial services
  • Rick Magnan, CISO of Rising Tide and a former Colonel US Air Force
  • Heinz HoenenCredit Suisse & Top 10 Global Brand employee Onalytica



GCA Welcome

by Martin Tang, Executive Director & Chairman, Global Cybersecurity Association


A word from GCA's Technology Director

by Helen Yu, Technology Director & Vice Chairwoman, Global Cybersecurity Association

Keynote 01

“The State of Cybercrime and the elusive cybercriminals – targets and tactics”

by Charlie McMurdie. See Video.

Globally acclaimed cybersecurity authority, advisor & keynote speaker. Former Head of UK Police Central e.crime Unit, a world class investigative & enforcement body in cybercrime and the UK’s top cybercrime law enforcement officer. Inducted into Infosecurity Hall of Fame 2010.

For Charlie's Bio and keynote synopsis see here.

Keynote 02

"Hybrid Cloud - Blessing or bane? Choose wisely."

by Dr. ir. Johannes Drooghaag

For Johannes' Bio and keynote synopsis see here.

Keynote 03

"Reducing enterprise risk through strategic alliances"

by Don Freese
CISO of Digital Realty, the parent company of Interxion, GCA's sponsor

Former Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI.

For Don's Bio and keynote synopsis see here.

Keynote 04

“What leaders need to know about the role of Artificial Intelligence and the Customer Experience.”

by Helen Yu
Technology Director & Vice Chairwoman, GCA
CEO Tigon Advisory, Chicago, USA

IBM named Helen a “Top 10 Influencer in Digital Transformation. Ranked Global no. 2 in AI by Thinkers360 & ranked in Global Top 20 Tech in 9 further categories e.g. Cybersecurity, Cloud. Ranked No. 33 Women in Finance Top 100 Influencers by Onalytica.

For Helen's Bio and keynote synopsis see here.




Panel Discussion – 30 min

For the Bios of the Panelists, please click on their names below

Charlie McMurdie, globally acclaimed authority & Cybersecurity Director, GCA
Johannes Drooghaag, globally acclaimed thought leader
Don Freese, CISO of Digital Realty, the parent company of Interxion
Helen Yu, globally acclaimed thought leader & Technology Director, GCA
Roger Wirth, CISO Swissgrid
Christian Ulmer, CISO Avaloq
Richard Magnan, CISO Rising Tide & former colonel US Air Force
Heinz HoenenCredit Suisse, globally acclaimed influencer & Director, GCA

Post conference we will send registrants a link to a podcast with additional Q&As.


GCA Closing Remarks, next conference

by Martin Tang, Chairman Global Cybersecurity Association

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