Bob Wilkinson is the CEO and founder of Cyber Marathon Solutions, a cyber security and third party risk management consulting company. He has more than 30 years of progressive experience developing and implementing enterprise operational risk management solutions focusing on Operations and Technology for global companies and clients.
In his last position, Bob worked as a CIO and CISO for a Global Systemically Important Bank (G-SIB). He staffed and implemented a regional Operational Risk Management function, covering Information Security, Continuity of Business/ Disaster Recovery, Third Party Risk Management and Records Management. Additionally, Bob has implemented global Cyber Security and Third Party Risk Management programs, including the supervision of thousands of third party risk assessments. He has extensive experience interacting with government regulators and addressing regulatory findings.
He is a frequent speaker at security and financial industry conferences, and works with companies globally meeting their operational risk management needs.
Bob serves the Shared Assessments Program’s External Advisory Board and is a previous Chairman of the Shared Assessments Program. He also serves as an Avasant Distinguished Fellow, co-leading Avasant’s Information Security / Cyber Security practice.
Bob serves on the advisory board of Obrela Security Industries. Bob’s has been the mentor for George Patsis from his very first professional and entrepreneurial steps and his advice is always considered very carefully in critical strategic decisions and especially towards building our brand and reputation in the global cybersecurity market.
Alexandra Kontojanni has more than ten years of experience in strategy and business development in the financial services industry, both as a Manager and as a Senior Consultant.
Her experience spreads over the private, the public and the third sector (NGOs). She has spent seven years working for Western Union's subsidiary in S. East Mediterranean, holding the position of Commercial Manager. She pioneered the core of the company's new financial products and introduced successfully electronic and mobile channels in order to serve mainstream and unbanked consumers with mobile financial services, customized e-services and prepaid products. Her international experience in project management is broad, covering equally central design and on-the-field operations and implementation.
Alexandra has been actively involved as an Advisor in a variety of projects on rural micro- finance and development for non-governmental organizations such as the Codespa Foundation in the Dominican Republic, CHF in USA and United Way in Greece. She has also worked for the World Bank Institute, as a member of the analysts' team behind the Knowledge for Development program, whose methodology is widely used by the World Bank, in order to assess countries¹ institutional, economic and social development.
Academically she holds a Master of Arts in International Economics and International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C, USA and a Bachelor in Economics from the University of Athens, Greece. Areas of expertise include:
Strategic planning for market entry, network expansion and targeted marketing New Financial and e-Payments Products and Services Developing. Electronic money transfer, prepaid cards, mobile money transfer, automated paying systems Financial Inclusion: Remittances, Payments, e-Money Transfer, Mobile Money Transfer, micro-lending and micro-insurance Legal and Regulatory Compliance for Payment Solutions Business Administration and Financial Control Retail and Distribution Management.
Alexandra serves on the advisory board of Obrela Security Industries. Having all these years of experience in business development and strategy, she provides advices for business growth, innovation and thought leadership creation.