Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

09 – 11 April 2019

AHIC Village, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

2018 Session

A Live Audience with a Hacker – What is the threat to you and your brand?

Richard Neale photo

From the first batch of true digital natives, Richard has grown up with technology as part of his everyday life.  Solving real world problems and improving the lives of others has been a constant source of fascination and reward for him. 

A natural-born solution-provider and entrepreneur, Richard naturally took to Business and Technology early in his career. Following a solid 12 years in network engineering and security, he co-founded his first start-up in 2009 which specialised in the, at the time, nascent genres of Cloud computing, Enterprise Mobility and Mobile Device Security.

He went on to be instrumental in a number of successful start-ups within 'People Analytics' and Cybersecurity, culminating with RANt; a managed service provider that takes a fresh, risk-based approach to Cybersecurity.  The ultimate goal of RANt is to protect your most precious asset; your Brand.

Simon Taylor photo

As a brand specialist, most recently with Condé Nast International Restaurants, Simon understands important business challenges in an ever-changing world.    

Hospitality uses the online space to operate and is ever more reliant on technology.  It presents a new challenge for the industry to protect our hard earned work from cybercriminals.

With over 20 years in hospitality and brand development, Simon has moved into the world of ‘Brand Diligence in Cyberspace’, bringing a common-sense knowledge to working and protecting hospitality today.  He ensures the cybersecurity world is simplified and accessible for the CEO and Hospitality Pro to protect the brands we love in Cyberspace.