The Cyber Risk Meetup is back! More than 120 members meet regularly every quarter to hear from esteemed industry panels and our Executive leaders. This time, we have joined forces with the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) and we have prepared something very special for all our Cyber Riskers members this May. With the ever changing landscape of our digital world, it is important to continually equip our community with the various aspects of managing Cyber Risks. Cyber Risk can exist in an almost limitless number of forms, ranging from natural disasters, or catastrophic accidental events, to the external malicious and calculated attacks, to even the insider threat or human mistakes.


In this Cyber Risk Meetup's session, we will hear from a number of speakers who have taken the time out to share their observations and experiences. We also have a great panel lineup sharing their techniques on how they have brought Cyber Risk matters up to the Board. Due to the venue capacity, we can only cap the registrations to 100 pax this time, so RSVP ASAP to avoid missing out!


29 May, 2019, Wednesday

5.15pm to 6.00pm

Networking & Refreshments

To kickstart the night, have a chat with our ISMS expert

at the Geek Bar!

6pm to 6.20pm

Session 1: Cyber insurance – Good Guy? Bad Guy? Friend or Foe?

What current market trends could mean for the Info-Security sector

6.20pm to 6.40m

Session 2: Cyber Risk: What it was. What it is. What it’s becoming.

The actors, the motivation and the impact.

6.40pm to 7pm

Session 3: For all the Cyber Geeks - What aspects of Risk should we focus on?

7pm to 7.30pm

Panel Talk: Meet your Cyber Risk Leaders

'The Art of speaking to the Board'

7.30pm to 8.00pm

Networking continues!


Edward Wong

Regional Director -

Tech, Media & Communications

Howden Group

Session 1

Theo Nassiokas

Director, APAC Cyber & Information Security (CISO)


Session 2

Dr. Magda Chelly


Responsible Cyber Pte. Ltd.

Session 3


Shamane Tan (Moderator)

Executive Advisor, APAC

Privasec &

Author of 'Cyber Risk Leaders'

Theo Nassiokas

Director, APAC Cyber &

Information Security (CISO)


Venkatesh Subramaniam

Global CISO

Olam International Ltd.

Darren Argyle

Global Head of Information and

Cyber Security Officer | CISO Office

Standard Chartered Bank



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Theo Nassiokas is a technology risk and regulatory focused security leader with over 20 years of diverse experience, with accountability ranging from law enforcement and criminal intelligence to risk and security strategy and policy development and implementation within government and more recently, financial services organisations across Asia-Pacific. An acknowledged authority in the areas of security, risk, compliance and cybercrime, Theo has publicly spoken on these topics on many occasions.

Theo holds an MBA (Tech Mgt) from La Trobe University and is Board Certified in Security Management (CPP) by ASIS International and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) by ISACA. Specialties: Security & Investigations: Information Security, Intellectual Property (IP) Protection, Commercial Counter-Espionage and Cybercrime and Internal Investigations. Information Technology: Technology Risk, IT Security, Data Leak Prevention (DLP), Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) and Sarbanes Oxley (SOx). Legal & Risk Management: Strong focus on interpreting and advising on banking technology regulations in North & South East Asia – the region with the highest regulator concentration globally for banking.

Venkatesh Subramaniam is the Global CISO of Olam International where he is responsible for oversight of the entire security program spanning over 70 countries. He has over 25 years of experience in information security and management, and has worked in diverse areas of security in critical sectors including finance and telecom, and in Fortune 50 companies globally.


Venkatesh was earlier the Global CISO and Business Continuity Head of a leading US based mortgage servicer. He has also in a prior role been the CISO of one of the largest telecommunications companies, and also headed their Business Continuity program and Privacy Offices. He is a frequent speaker in security conferences and has won several awards in information security. Venkatesh has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Jadavpur University(Gold Medallist), an MBA from FMS Delhi, and an Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Boston University.

Magda Lilia Chelly is the co-founder of a cybersecurity marketplace Responsible Cyber and an identity wallet Secucial.Both companies are based in Singapore, however Magda spends most of her time within her clients’ offices, as she is also a CISO On Demand. With her expertise, and technical background Magda provides a 360 degrees cyber security support for companies; from governance to incident management, she coordinates and builds resilient businesses. Magda’ latest two projected covered the roles of an ISO Lead Implementer for a Fortune 500 and a business information security officer role for a MAS regulated Fortune 500 company covering 13 countries in Asia Pacific. Magda speaks five languages fluently and has a PhD in Telecommunication Engineering with a subsequent specialization in cyber security and a CISSP. She also was recently nominated as global leader of the year at a TOP 50 cyber security influencer globally, TOP 30 women leaders in cyber security, as well as TOP 58 Women In Cyber Security to Follow on Twitter and TOP 20 Cyber Security Experts.

Edward Wong has a background in technology, media, and telecommunications. He champions Howden's regional cyber risk insurance practice in APAC. His sector engagements include, but not limited to -attraction, aerospace, media & entertainment, financial services, retail, hospitality, cloud providers, telcos, IT, and manufacturing. He also develops partnerships that help clients to enhance their cyber risk management. As well as hosting and speaking at cyber risk seminars, he has moderated expert panel discussions. In his previous role at a global telco, he managed communications across a variety of teams in ICT services, cyber security, corporate venture, data analytics, and crisis response. Before that, he had worked on a spectrum of government-led digital strategies to develop Singapore's Infocomm-Media industry locally and regionally.

Shamane Tan Shamane Tan works with C-Suite executives to ascertain the best approach for uplifting the corporate security posture and managing cyber risk in a digital age. She is the author of the book 'Cyber Risk Leaders' which is a CISO handbook containing rich insights from 30+ CxOs across industries, from all over the world on modern day Cyber Security challenges. She is also the founder of Cyber Risk meetup which has 1,500 members across Australia and Singapore. Her events offer security enthusiasts and executives an important platform to impart and exchange innovative insights. Shamane is also a huge advocate and business champion for cyber risk professionals and actively encourages people to look for new ways to take a step forward. 

Darren Argyle is an accomplished executive with close to 20 years international cyber risk and security experience. He was recently appointed as Ambassador for the Global Cyber Alliance in recognition of his collaborative work advising small businesses on critical measures they can apply to defend against cyber-attacks. Darren is also currently serving on the executive advisory board for cyber at Australia's Deakin University and is the Global Head, Information and Cyber Security Officer at Standard Chartered Bank, based in Singapore. He is the former Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Qantas Airlines and, before coming to live in Australia, the former Chief Security Officer at IHS Markit, a global FinTech headquartered in the UK. He has also held various senior international cyber security leadership roles at Symantec and IBM.


In 2016, Darren featured on the front cover of SC Magazine (an award-winning cybersecurity media publication) then, in 2017, was named in the top 100 Chief Information Security Officers globally, and, in 2018, was listed in the top 100 IT security influencers globally. This year he co-founded and launched a new business called Cyber Resilience, which delivers executive cyber leadership programs to support the next generation of cyber leaders and emerging CISO’s.


Darren can be found online on Twitter D_Argyle and LinkedIn

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