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.
Independent Director : Bart Renard, former Director Business Development Vasco Data Security
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 : Dimension Data, represented by Tom Gilis, Security Director Europe
Member of the Board : Crossroad Consulting nv, represented by Luc Dooms
Member of the Board : AllThingsTalk nv, 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 : 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.
Johan Hermans, CEO CSI-Tools
Jean-Luc Delvaux, international security solutions manager
Carlo Schupp, Managing Parntern Vinti-Q
Stefaan Hinderyckx, Security Director Europe, Dimension Data
Dr. Marijke De Soete, Managing Director Security4Biz
Hugo Vanderveeken, Security Director ATOS Worldline
Patrick Slaets, Economical Advisor, Agoria ICT
Erwin Roels, Verizon Business
Bart Vansevenant, Verizon Business - Cybertrust - Ubizen
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