Cypersecurity and Fraud Prevention Summit 2022

Speaker's Overview

Senior Corporate Security Officer - Amadeus IT Group

Thomas Wepner


Thomas Wepner has been working in various positions for Amadeus since 1988. Since 2014 Thomas is part of the CISO team of Amadeus. The Corporate Security Office is responsible for defining and controlling Amadeus' information security policies around the globe. Thomas is responsible for the human aspects of information security. His role covers security awareness, training and communication, as well as all other personnel security measures before, during and after employment. In 2021 Thomas received the Care4Aware award for the best long-term Security Awareness program.

Head Information Security - IATA

David Coomes

 Biography to follow soon

Director, Cyber Security & Resilience, Cyber & Intelligence Solutions - Europe, Mastercard

Steve Brown

Steve is Mastercard’s European lead for cyber security and resilience. He is responsible for the implementation and integration of Mastercard's Cyber Security Framework including data breach detection and cyber risk and resilience technologies and capabilities across all related stakeholders including Issuers, Acquirers, Merchants and Governments. Steve also works to build and maintain strategic relationships with both internal, external, private and public sector parties, working with Global teams to understand the needs of customers and technology required to detect and protect customers from Cyber Crime and ensure legislative and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining Mastercard, Steve was a Senior Manager at the UK’s National Crime Agency where, as Head of Cyber Threat Intelligence, he led the UK’s strategic response to Cyber Crime. During his 17-year career within UK Government, Steve also served as the UK’s Cyber Attaché to the USA during 2016-2019, embedded with the FBI Cyber Division at National Cyber & Forensics Training Alliance (NCFTA). 

Head of Industry Payment at IATA

Christophe Kato

Christophe is Head of Industry Payment at IATA. After having managed a commercial portfolio of card payment services, he is supporting numerous industry card projects at IATA such as Transparency In Payment (TIP) and New Distribution Capability (NDC) while acting as an advisor to the Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) where 1/3 of the transported value is made of card transaction. Christophe also established the PCI compliance program for ‘industry shared infrastructures’ such as the BSP, self-service check-in kiosks, and the presence of card number in standard industry messages related to Reservation, Ticketing and Check-In procedures. He initiated and continue to support regional and global card fraud prevention initiatives taken by the airline industry in the recent years. Formerly Senior Manager - International Business at Crédit Agricole (the largest French bank and largest card issuer in Europe at the time), Christophe oversaw the relationship with the international card schemes, representing the French banking industry at MasterCard International for more than 10 years. He also set in place the relationship with Visa International when Crédit Agricole become a full member.

Before Crédit Agricole, Christophe created and headed the team managing in France all MasterCard fraud prevention efforts.

Team Leader Cyber Underwriting, AIG Europe

Torben Schwierzke

Torben joined AIG in 2016 and currently leads the Cyber Risk Underwriting team in DACH. As an underwriting veteran, he supports industrial clients with insurance solutions for the coverage of financial losses. He has acquired more than 10 years of experience designing international insurance programs, ranging from general liability insurance to D&O and cyber insurance. Within the cyber segment, he has been assisting large clients for more than 7 years.

Torben Schwierzke holds a Bachelor’s degree from FOM (focus on strategic corporate governance) and the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification. Moreover, he is an active member of (ISC)2 – an NGO focused on cyber and IT security.

Chief Executive of the BTA, The Business Travel Association UK

Clive Wratten

Clive Wratten was appointed to the position of Chief Executive of The Business Travel Association on September 2nd, 2019. Clive joined The BTA from the private equity backed travel partnership company Amber Road, where he was Chief Executive Officer. Before joining Amber Road, Clive was General Manager UK at Etihad Airways. Clive joined Etihad Airways from HRG, where he held the position, Head of International Business Group. Before joining HRG, Clive was the UK General Manager for Gulf Air. Clive has also held senior positions with Qantas Airways and British Airways.

Clive has spent almost his entire career within the corporate travel sector, has a passion for the value and professionalism the business travel supply chain delivers to industry and the economy.  Clive’s work within the business travel sector has been recognised with several awards including the Business Travel Awards Europe, Outstanding Contribution award 2021, the Business Travel Peoples Awards, Industry contribution Award 2020 & 2021. He was included in the Business Travel News most influential people within travel list 2020, the BTN Europe Hotlist 2021 & 2022, and Travel Daily News 5 most influential people within travel 2021.

VP Sales and Marketing,

Patrick Coulomb

Since September 2000, Patrick Coulomb is Vice President Sales and Marketing of Ypsilon.Net AG , a market leader in offering IT solutions for the travel industry. He is responsible for the worldwide expansion of Ypsilon’s sophisticated product portfolio including booking engines, PCI DSS solutions, payment solutions and fraud prevention systems.(Fraudclear, a product used by airlines, consolidators and tour operators.) From 1997 until 2000, he was at Cober Industries GmbH responsible for all of their hotel contracts, the group reservation system as well as for the design and further development of the company’s Internet presence. From 1994 until 1997 he worked as key account manager at Sabre, one of the world’s largest computer reservation systems. In this role, he trained and supported Sabre’s most relevant international customers in mission critical hardware and software deployments. Before that, from 1990 until 1994 he worked for American Airlines in Frankfurt, where he trained airport agents in the passenger service department and ensured that all safety standards were met and company policies were followed. He handled personnel and pay inquiries, accomplished international security training programs and supervised safety and ramp operation. He coordinated central freight operations.