About the Members of the Board and the Committees
The following people are daily working very hard improving LSEC, the security market in Belgium and Europe in general and some of our events and activities.
If you would like to support us in our mission and/or our activities, please feel free to contact us and indicate your interest and desired contributions.
the LSEC Board of Directors
Non-Executive Chairman of the Board : Dr. Prof. Bart Preneel, head of COSIC Research Group
Bart Preneel received the Electrical Engineering degree and the Doctorate in Applied Sciences in 1987 and 1993 respectively, both from the K.U.Leuven (Belgium). He is currently full professor at the K.U.Leuven. He has been visiting professor at the Technical University of Denmark (2007), T.U.Graz in Austria (1997-2006), University of Bergen in Norway (1997-2001), Ruhr-Universität in Bochum (Germany) (2001-2002) and at the University of Ghent (1994-2002). He is a scientific advisor of Philips Research (the Netherlands). During the academic year 1993-1994, he was a research fellow of the EECS Department of the University of California at Berkeley. His main research interests are cryptology and applied information security.
Bart's Motivation : LSEC is an excellent way for COSIC and Bart to be connected to the industry of IT security. Interested in innovative developments and research projects through LSEC. Bart's Contribution : Providing his wide range of contacts and relations to the benefit of LSEC, As expert in the field of Informatoin security, he is a true asset to LSEC on an international level for his strategic advise, link into the academic research and capable of providing resources for special projects.
Ulrich Seldeslachts is CEO of LSEC
Ulrich joined LSEC late 2006, to support the organization in its future growth strategy. Prior to LSEC, he has started the European branch of Clearwire the North-American WiMAX operator, founded by Craig Mc Caw. Ulrich was responsible for the development of 7 broadband wireless operations throughout Europe. Ulrich has an experience in business and corporate development, and company innovation. He led the Venture Capital company of the Belgian incumbent telecoms operator between 1998 and 2003. He aims to use his experiences to solidify the further growth of Information Security business throughout Europe. Belgium is worldwide recognized for its teams of experts in Information Security because of technologies such as eID and AES-Rijndael.
Member of the Board : Vasco Data Security, represented by Bart Renard, Director Business Development
Bart started by building the Customer Services department after which he switched to a sales position heading Vasco's Enterprise Security Channel Sales in EMEA. Currently Bart is responsible for global business development activities for VASCO. These activities include Solution and Integration partners activities in the different Vasco markets being Banking- , Online Application and Enterprise security markets. Besides strong activities with these types of partners Bart is constantly looking for new partners and opportunities within the market that can expand its business. Prior to VASCO Bart has been active in different roles within AES Prodata (ERG Transport Systems) regarding automated fare collection systems for public transport for 5 years as well as 3 years in GTECH Corporation active in the (online) automated gaming industry for official state lotteries and gaming companies.
Member of the Board : Bart Steukers, Director, Agoria ICT
Bart has a longstanding experience in international business as well as a solid background in the digital services industry. He has held key international positions at IBM and Unisys and is equally active as Climate Reality Leader (Al Gore's Climate Reality Project). Bart leverages his expertise in entrepreneurship also actively within the Business Angels Network Vlaanderen. He has a natural interest in all dimensions related to creating and managing teams/business in multicultural and multidisciplinary environments. He is currently active within Agoria as Director Industries and Markets.
Member of the Board : Johan Hermans, CEO CSI Tools & partner Axl & Trax
Johan started my career at Coopers & Lybrand in 1992 as a Financial Auditor and evolved to IT Auditor when leaving Coopers & Lybrand in 1997 to start his own company CSI Belgium and which was rebranded later into axl & trax. In addition to axl & trax, Johan is the founder and CEO of CSI tools. CSI tools was founded to provide companies with easy-to-use and easy-to-implement security & audit applications for SAP to maintain and to monitor their SAP authorizations independently. Today Johan is responsible for the general management of CSI tools and a regular speaker at international conferences as well as a guest-professor at universities. His vision is reflected in the software applications of CSI tools which is worldwide recognized by numerous multinationals and research firms.
Member of the Board : Dimension Data, represented by Tom Gilis, Security Director Europe
Member of te Board : Crossroad Consulting, represented by Luc Dooms
Member of the Board : Vinti-Q represented by Carlo Schupp, partner Vinti-Q
Carlo co-founded Vinti-Q, a high-end management advisory and engineering firm focused on information security and information-driven innovation. Prior to that, Carlo led Deloitte's European practice of Security & Privacy. His clients typically seek for security assessments, business continuity planning, application audits, IT governance questions, computer forensics and incident response, and compliance reviews. Carlo has had a career managing business lines and new initiatives. He served twelve years at Swift as a leader in product and market management. He participated in The Way Forward programme to transform Swift from a passive institution to a commercial enterprise. He built Swift's first data warehouse to analyse all daily financial transactions and helped transform Swift from a proprietary network to a service provider facing the security challenges of the internet. He conducted process audits and provided top-management consultancy to banks in the global top-100, etc. He also served five years at Ubizen (today Verizon Security Business Solutions) as CIO leading the managed security services. Carlo was part in founding LSEC together with K.U.Leuven-COSIC en K.U.Leuven LRD, from a clear need within Ubizen to position Leuven as a center of expertise on Information Security that is recognised worldwide. Upon his departure at Ubizen, Carlo had to resign as Member of the Board of LSEC but rejoined not so long after that as an independent Member of the Board. His objective remains to make LSEC a pole of attraction that promote our Belgian expertise on a national and international level and facilitates collaboration between members. His objective is to support innovative ICT security companies and ensure the interests and expertise in governance of ict security measures and audit on a national and international level and facilitates collaboration between members.
Member of the Board : Unomaly AB, represented by Rudi Wynen, Regional Sales Manager
Rudi joined Palo Alto Networks in May 2010 and brings almost 10 years of industry experience to the company. As Country Manager, he has overall responsibility for driving the business in the Benelux region. Previously, Rudi held strategic sales roles at Juniper Networks, including responsibility for Global Finance Accounts that he helped growing in a very successful way. Prior to joining Juniper Networks in April of 2006, he spent over 3 years as a Key Account Manager for UUNET/Verizon Business. An internationally recognized sales manager on information security, Rudi has consulted and helped with 50+ large IT organizations and has spoken before a variety of audiences. As a result Rudi has a very close and intense contact with Senior Management of Industry Flagships. Before UUNET, Rudi managed teams specialized in Employee Benefits Insurances at Royale Belge. (now AXA) Rudi holds a Master in Physiotherapy from Antwerp University. Motivation : first of all to help and support LSEC to further grow. Secondly to better understand and connect with the academic world of IT security. And last but not least to promote and interconnect with the business Executives and to make sure that IT security becomes one of their top priorities that enables and rewards their business decisions.
Member of the Board : Belgacom Group, represented by Jean-Luc Delvaux, international security solutions manager
Jean-Luc has been working for Telindus International since 2001 (acquired by Belgacom in 2006) where he has been responsible for the ICT Security Strategy and for the development of the Security business internationally. In this capacity, he is in charge of developing Telindus' security solutions and services portfolio as well as new market segments and geographies. Jean-Luc has more than 20 years of experience in the international ICT Services industry and close to 15 years more specifically in the Risk and Security domains. Prior to joining Telindus International, Jean-Luc has been active in various responsibility roles within Dimension Data, such as developing internationally the professional training business unit (NetBrain). Motivation : has shown and will continue to demonstrate its commitment to security and the LSEC organization in particular. As part of one of the most appreciated and largest security service providers in Belgium, Jean-Luc is proud to share his knowledge and expertise to be able to support LSEC in its mission. Belgacom's access to and knowledge from different markets , from corporate to small and medium enterprises will benefit LSEC and its members, be them established companies or start-up companies. Jean-Luc, Belgacom and Telindus are keen to be part of this innovative Belgian consortium, leveraging Belgacom's broad customer base and knowledge about the different vertical markets.
Member of the Board : Mohan de Silva, partner UM Labs
Member of the Board : Erwin Geirnaert, Founder Zion Security
Member of the Board : Eddy Willems, G Data
Eddy Willems (1962) is a malware expert from Belgium. He is a board member of AMTSO, EICAR and the resident Security Evangelist and Global Security Officer at G Data Software. He studied Computer Sciences at IHB and VUB and started working as a Systems Analyst in 1984. In 1989 he first became interested in viruses. In 1991 he became a founding member of EICAR, one of Europe’s first IT security organisations. Since 1995 Willems has been a participant in the Wildlist, the world's premier source of information on viruses in the wild. He’s the author of the "Virus" article the Microsoft Encarta encyclopaedia. Since 1996, he is active as an anti-malware technology expert in the security industry and has been working for other security companies like Kaspersky Lab.
In this role, he gives consultancies, presentations and seminars all over the world. Several CERTs, press agencies and publications use his advice regularly. He has been interviewed and cited in over 5.000 media articles (print, online and broadcast) worldwide. In October of 2013, he published his first book in Belgium and the Netherlands, titled ‘Cyberdanger’ (Cybergevaar).
Honary Members of the Board of Directos
During the many years, LSEC has been able to get the support and assistance of many respectable Industry and Academic leaders. The following people will continue to be honored for their past (and present) contributions to LSEC. The LSEC members and the team are gratefull for their support, expert advise and belief in the organization and capabilities of the association.
Stefaan Hinderyckx, Security Director Europe, Dimension Data
Dr. Marijke De Soete, Managing Director Security4Biz
Patrick Slaets, Economical Advisor, Agoria ICT
Erwin Roels, Verizon Business
Bart Vansevenant, Verizon Business - Cybertrust - Ubizen
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