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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Moderator

Kevin Smith

For over 25 years, Kevin has been a business leader within the payments industry working with issuers, acquirers, payment schemes and retailers. More recently this includes a continued focus on payments acceptance, risk and compliance. Additionally works with processors, telco’s, solution providers and regulators, particularly in the areas of payments innovation, fraud, risk and compliance management.

He spent nearly 17 years at Visa in Europe and internationally, where Kevin held various senior management and leadership positions, focused on card programmes and acceptance product development and management across Europe, as well as global initiatives while seconded to Visa International. On returning to Europe, Kevin led the Visa Europe acceptance and acquiring development team before moving into risk management, as the Head of Fraud Management and Compliance.

Since leaving Visa in late 2011, Kevin has operated as an independent and trusted payments and risk management consultant and business advisor. He is a co-founder of the Association of Independent Risk & Fraud Advisors (AIRFA).

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