ABOUT

Ganna Pogrebna

Professor of Behavioural Economics and Data Science, Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute

Ganna is a Professor of Business Analytics and Data Science, ESRC-Turing Fellow and Lead for Behavioral Data Science at the Alan Turing Institute. Blending behavioral science, computer science, data analytics, engineering, and business model innovation, Ganna helps cities, businesses, charities, and individuals to better understand why they make decisions they make and how they can optimize their behavior to achieve higher profit, better social outcomes, as well as flourish and bolster their well-being. She is interested in analysing individual and group decision-making under risk and uncertainty (ambiguity) using laboratory experiments, field experiments and non-experimental data (specifically Big Data). She studies how decision-makers reveal their preferences, learn, co-ordinate and make trade-offs in static and dynamic environments. Her work aims to develop quantitative models capable of describing and predicting individual and group behaviour. Her research focuses on behavioural change for digital security. She published extensively on human behaviour and cyber security in peer-refereed journals. Her risk-tolerance scale for digital security (CyberDoSpeRT) received the British Academy of Management Award in 2018. She is also a winner of the 2019 TechWomen100 Award for her contribution to cybersecurity as a behavioural science.

 

Boris Taratine

Cyber Security Architect and Visionary (Cyber Resilience and Cyber Defense)

Boris Taratine is a passionate visionary and an influential ambassador of cybersecurity and cyber defense. He has been working with renowned companies across the Globe, was engaged in consulting with numerous organizations. During the decades of his career, he has held senior technical and leadership roles across several industries. Being a trusted adviser to the c-suite, he has helped global businesses understand the importance of cyber disciplines and take proactive actions for improvements. He is very analytical; his problem-solving skills are hard to match: he sees the roots of the problems through the elephants in the room. He is often at odds with the conventional wisdom that can be quite annoying until you understand the point. He actively promotes industry collaboration, participates in various industry forums, and is a frequent speaker at various industry events to influence global cybersecurity development. He volunteers his time advising to cybersecurity start-ups seeing a weakness in super-duper secure stuff whilst is still on napkin drawings - can be quite annoying too. Boris is the highest honour graduate at the Saint-Petersburg State University. During his Ph.D. studies, he co-authored a number of publications and patents granted under the NATO HiTech project; further has many publications and dozens of patents granted and pending. He is willing to share all the knowledge with anyone who wants to learn – this can be you.

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