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Google and McAfee speakers added to LawTech Futures line-up

Security guru Raj Samani (McAfee) and enterprise cloud/Big Data technologies expert Matt McNeill (Google) have been added to the speaker line-up at LawTech Futures – The Future of Legal Technology event in London on the 30th April 2013.

Security guru Raj Samani (McAfee) and enterprise cloud/Big Data technologies expert Matt McNeill (Google) have been added to the speaker line-up at LawTech Futures 2013 – The Future of Legal Technology  event at the QEII Conference Centre, London on the 30th April 2013.

Raj Samani is a respected and active member of the information security industry currently involved in initiatives to improve cyber security in business and society. He is working as the VP, Chief Technical Officer for McAfee EMEA, having previously worked as the Chief Information Security Officer for a large UK public sector organisation.

Raj is currently the Cloud Security Alliance’s Strategic Advisor for EMEA and previously served as the Vice President for Communications in the ISSA UK Chapter where he presided over the award of Chapter Communications Programme of the Year 2008 and 2009, having previously established the UK mentoring programme. He is also a regular columnist for Computer Weekly.

Raj has had numerous security papers published and appeared on television (ITV and More4) commenting on computer security issues. He has also provided assistance in the 2006 RSA Wireless Security Survey and part of the consultation committee for the RIPA Bill (Part 3). Finally, he is leading the global collaborative project used to evaluate objective measurement of IA maturity, known as the Common Assurance Maturity Model (CAMM).

Raj Samani will be presenting ‘Assessing tomorrow’s cloud and the growing concerns of its security’ on the Lounge Stage at 10.45am

Matt McNeill is the Business Solutions Lead for Google Enterprise EMEA.  Matt is currently responsible for the development of business solutions and partnerships based on Google’s Enterprise Cloud technologies, and is leading the launch and development of the enterprise cloud platform and Big Data business in EMEA.

Matt McNeill joined Google Enterprise in 2009 as UK & Ireland Industry Head for Retail, working with customers such as Specsavers, Ocado, Burberry and others to adopt Google apps for business.  In 2011 Matt took up the EMEA lead for Enterprise Business Solutions, researching the value realised by customers using Google apps and helping them maximise the positive impact on their businesses.

Matt has a over 14 years’ of experience in the corporate IT industry having worked for Logica in space systems design, programme turnarounds, business development and consultancy before joining Google.  Matt has a degree in physics and computer science from Durham University and an MBA from London business school.

Matt McNeill will be presenting ‘The future of Big Data in the legal sector’ on the Lounge Stage at 11.05am

Raj and Matt join one of the most exciting speaker line up’s ever experienced at any legal technology event worldwide including keynote speaker Ray Kurzweil who has been described as “the restless genius” by the Wall Street Journal, and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes magazine who ranked him #8 among entrepreneurs in the United States, calling him the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison”. PBS included Ray as one of 16 “revolutionaries who made America” over the past two hundred years.

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