London, Embassy of Switzerland, 4th May 2017

Switzerland - The secure home for Data and Systems in a Post-Brexit World

Brexit, a rapidly changing political and regulatory environment, the increasing sophistication of cyber- threats and fast emerging technologies such as Blockchain are creating a challenging environment for businesses.

In this event three experts will explore the main threats to corporate data and systems; cyber-security, physical threats to Datacenters and the evolving regulatory environment (GDPR) and explain the value of Switzerland in addressing these threats.






Thursday, 4 May 2017



Embassy of Switzerland

16-18 Montagu Place

London W1H 2BQ



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Business Attire
















The increasing sophistication of Cyber Threats in an ever more complex geo-political world and the need for increasingly robust integrated security and resilience planning - Graham Wright, CBE FRAes BSc



How safe is your datacenter? - Chris Bruderer



The real key to security online, emerging cyber threats and the growing importance of secure online identity and transactions - Bernard Vian, General Manager, WISeKey Semiconductors



Data protection risks in a post-Brexit world - Tim Hickman, White & Case



Closing remarks - Frank Harzheim, CEO, Deltalis



Networking Reception









About the speakers


Graham Wright , CBE FRAes BSc

Graham is a highly connected strategic thinker and leader with acknowledged expertise in Cyber Security and a track record of leadership experience in organisations of Critical Systemic National Importance including Defence, Utilities and the Financial sector. He is a business-focussed Cyber Security Leader with experience internationally, at the highest levels of government, in the UK MOD, the commercial sector; and with strong trusted relationships into the intelligence architecture, law enforcement, government and academia. Until recently he was the CISO and Global Head of Digital Risk for National Grid - the core of UK Critical National Infrastructure and a major gas and electricity operator in the USA. He also chaired the E3CC – the pan-sector Energy Emergency Executive Committee (Cyber) for the gas and electrical industry in the UK.

Graham has a very strong background in intelligence & security; and a distinguished military career, which included appointments in Whitehall and Central Government; in Defence Intelligence, the Cabinet Office and with US partners (Washington based). Twice honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for leadership: in 1997 as an OBE and then 2006 as a CBE.


Chris Bruderer, Data Centre specialist and shielding expert

A Data Centre trainer, former Radar Technician and high frequency expert. Chris Bruderer is delivering training for many years to data Centre owners and builders. Chris is training people around the globe in regards to security issues. One of his favourite subjects is electromagnetic interference. EM generators have become portable and are now one of the biggest issues concerning Data centre security.


Bernard Vian, General Manager, WISeKey Semiconductors

Bernard has more than 25 years of experience in the Secure Semiconductor Industry. He started his career at Gemplus (now Gemalto), where he held multiple positions in sales and marketing, and opened Gemplus’ San Francisco office in 1996. There, he shaped Gemplus into the 1st EMV Payment Smart Card program a ‘ VISA Smart Breakthrough Program ‘ in the United States. He joined INSIDE Contactless in 2002, then a startup company pioneer in the NFC technology, as Vice President in charge of Business Development. He positioned INSIDE as a leader of NFC payment chip supplier in the US. In 2013, after the acquisition of the smart card division of ATMEL, he was appointed Executed Vice President in charge of the Semiconductor Division of INSIDE Secure.


Tim HickmanWhite & Case 

Tim Hickman is an associate in the London office of White & Case LLP. He advises on all aspects of UK and EU privacy and data protection law, from general compliance issues (such as implementing privacy policies and consent forms) to more specialized issues (such as managing data breaches, structuring cross-border data transfers, and complying with the 'right to be forgotten'). Tim has a detailed knowledge of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, and co-authored White & Case's Handbook on that legislation (


Frank Harzheim, CEO, Deltalis

Frank joined Deltalis as CEO in September 2014. Besides the strategic development and the operational business of Deltalis, he is in charge of the international positioning of Deltalis as the Swiss Hyper Secure Datacenter. Before Deltalis Frank led the EMEA Sales of datacenter infrastructure solutions (DCIM) at Emerson Network Power and prior to that he has held various management, sales and product strategy positions with international enterprises in the telecommunications and IT solutions market. To develop Deltalis as the reference site for the most secure datacenters is his commitment, customer focus and satisfaction, driven by continuous improvement is his dedication.





For more information, please contact Marieke Hood, Head of the Swiss Business Hub UK & Ireland.