Speaker: Laura Bell

Founder of SafeStack

With almost a decade of experience in software development and information security, Laura Bell specializes in bringing security survival skills, practices, and culture into fast paced organisations of every shape and size. An experienced conference speaker, trainer, and regular panel member, Laura has spoken at a range of events such as BlackHat USA, Velocity, OSCON, Kiwicon, Linux Conf AU, and Microsoft TechEd on the subjects of privacy, covert communications, agile security, and security mindset. She is also the co-author of Agile Application Security, published my O'Reilly media and a regular writer for a range of blogs and magazines on security issues.

Laura is the founder of SafeStack, a specialist security training, development, and consultancy firm. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her daughter.

Tracks

  • Don't $%@! Up the Culture

    Culture is simply a shared way of doing something with passion. How do you maintain the culture as you scale?

  • DevOps / DevEx Practices

    Remove developer friction: CI/CD, fluent API, service meshes... anything that removes the friction in deploying & operating a system.

  • AI/Machine Learning without a PhD

    AI/ML is more approachable than ever. Discover how deep learning and ML is being used in practice. Topics include: TensorFlow, TPUs, Keras, PyTorch, & more. No PhD required.

  • Surviving Uncertainty: GDPR, Brexit, or Politics? Beyond DR

    With so much uncertainty, how do you bulkhead your organization and technology choices? Learn strategies for dealing with uncertainty today.

  • Career Hacking

    Strategies for advancing the skills that advance your career. Look for mentoring, speaking, empathy, and career paths.

  • Advances in FinTech

    Finance is king in London. What's happening and what should you be paying attention to with modern #FinTech