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Presentation: "Protecting Mobile Apps and security around Bring Your Own Device"

Track: Handheld Banking / Time: Wednesday 15:40 - 16:30 / Location: Abbey Room

So you think your mobile is safe? We'll explore the challenges we are currently facing with maintaining the security of mobile apps and the approach to how we develop secure mobile applications. This session will also take a look at the enterprise implications with the push for employees to use their own devices while protecting corporate data and services on untrusted devices.

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Shane Williams, Regional Head of Mobile Dev. in Switzerland at UBS

Shane Williams

Biography: Shane Williams

Shane is currently regional head of mobile development in Switzerland, developing secure mobile applications across the UBS group. In this role Shane has created both external and internal mobile apps for diverse clients including apps for Wealth Management Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) clients, the Chief Investment Office, Asset Management, Wealth Management Research and the Investment Bank. Prior to taking this role Shane has worked for 15+ years on developing large-scale geographically-distributed enterprise agile teams for banking reference data, consulted on software process improvement and, among other things, developed safety critical drive-by-wire embedded software for a large vehicle manufacturer.

Alex Batlin, Director in UBS's Technology Innovation, Research & Development Team

Alex Batlin

Biography: Alex Batlin

Alex Batlin is a Director in UBS's technology innovation, research and development team covering emerging and trending technology topics like big data analytics, social media, cloud and mobile computing, unified communication, content and collaboration, and post-PC consumer BYOD enterprise architecture.

He previously managed support, development, engineering and consultancy teams made up of permanent, outsourced and contract resources, delivering entire bank's on premise developer and software distribution SDLC services.

He has hands-on experience of software development in Ruby on Rails, Perl, Java, Objective C and C#, running support teams using ITIL principles, managing development projects using Scrum and PRINCE 2, and setting up outsourcing initiatives and negotiating both resource augmentation and fixed price contracts.

Past: Prior to joining UBS, Alex has worked at Nomura, JPMorgan and CSC.
Education: He has a degree in Computer Science from University of Bristol.

Twitter: @AlexBatlin