Portrait Alexis Conran
Portrait Alexis Conran
Alexis Conran
Actor, Writer & TV Presenter

Alexis Conran, TV Presenter and Actor (LAMDA trained) is best known as the man who identifies, uncovers and helps us to protect our businesses and ourselves against scams. As writer and presenter of the highly acclaimed BBC TV show, The Real Hustle, he is in the rare position of being able to advise and educate even the most-foolhardy on issues surrounding security and risk (in the real and virtual world), and identify the human behavior, communication skills and confidence tricks that the world’s top scammers rely on to achieve their unscrupulous aims. An expert in social engineering, Alexis shares insights into information security and how people are psychologically manipulated into performing actions or divulging confidential information.

As a charismatic and engaging keynote and after-dinner speaker, Alexis employs his knowledge of the dark and deceptive world of hustling, pickpockets and con-artists to speak candidly on the risks and security threats constantly faced by businesses, and to deliver important messages on the shrewdest ways to protect against the ever-increasing number of scams. His recent clients include Google, IBM, the RSA Security Conference, Experian, RBS, Halifax, Aviva, Facebook, Porsche, VISA, The Metropolitan Police and the City of London Police Fraud in Action Unit.

Alexis currently hosts his own weekly show, on Talk Radio. He has been part of several Channel 5 programs all focused around how to keep people safe from scams and sharp practices. He also contributes to ITV’s This Morning and BBC Radio 4 and 5Live, and was crowned champion of Celebrity MasterChef 2016.

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Speaker

Brian Kinch

Brian is an internationally recognised risk professional. He has over 30 years of experience, predominately discharging roles in domestic and international financial services businesses, including senior roles with HSBC, Visa International and Lloyds Banking Group. He has additional consulting expertise in areas such as insurance, telecommunications, the public sector and across industries in a risk, authentication, data protection, cyber, continuity and resilience context. Furthermore, he has held senior positions with the decision management and analytic giant FICO (Fair Isaac) where he was a leading practitioner, and both led their global fraud consulting and was a leading contributor to their enterprise risk roadmap.

Brian is an innovator and thought leader and has co-authored potential patents in the first party fraud and payment tokenisation space, and was a founder of the Mobile Identity Authentication Standard (MIDAS) Alliance, a collaboration of Information Security professionals, which was responsible for the creation of the Publicly Available Specification (PAS 499) for digital authentication by the British Standards Institution.

He is also a leading figure for both the Business Continuity Institute where he founded what has become two of the UK Chapters, and where he remains on the management committee, and the Institute of Strategic Risk Management where he has roles on the Global Advisory Council and as Chair of the Oversight Committee.

Brian co-founded with his brother, almost a decade ago, his own firm, Knight360 Limited. The company specialises in areas of business development and regulatory compliance activity and offers a raft of business consulting and partner solution services including with and through A Jolly Consulting Ltd (AJC). His work with AJC has led him to become both their Commercial Development Director and a dedicated security advisor and risk practitioner, enjoying helping clients embrace and overcome their greatest business control challenges.

Currently Brian is also retained on an equity basis as the Chief Executive Officer of KM2 Ethical Finance Ltd, a business vested in assuring the robust identification and considered remediation of misappropriated losses which sit at the nexus of bad-debt and fraud.

Throughout his career Brian has proven equally adept at working alone, leading a small team, or overseeing multi-geography operations involving well over 1,000 people.

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