EWDSC 2015 Speakers

*Please note that this is still a provisional list and may change at any time without notice. Please check back regularly, as new speakers are being added frequently.

Day 1: Defence & Aerospace

Nikolay Nenchev Nikolay Nenchev
Minister of Defence
Republic of Bulgaria
Dr. Dobromir Totev Dr. Dobromir Totev
Permanent Undersecretary of Defence
Republic of Bulgaria
Georgi Fidanov RADM Georgi Fidanov
Military Security Adviser to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces
Bulgarian Presidency
Anu Angelov H.E. Minister Anu Angelov
Defense Adviser to the Prime Minister of Bulgaria
Secretary, Bulgarian Interagency Council for Defense Industry and Procurement Security
Sarah Riley Sarah Riley
Chargé d'Affaires
British Embassy, Sofia
Ioanna Peeva Ioanna Peeva
Managing Director
Haldane Systems Ltd, UK
Lt Gen Kiril Tsvetkov Lt. Gen. Kiril Tsvetkov
Bulgarian Land Forces Association (BLFA)
Maj.Gen. Rumen Radev Maj. Gen. Rumen Radev
Bulgarian Air Force
RADM Mitko Petev RADM Mitko Petev
National Defence Academy G.S. Rakovski, Sofia
Markus Mayer Markus Mayer
Area Sales Director Europe
RUAG Aviation, Switzerland
David Husband Col. (Ret.) David Husband, OBE
Former Vice-President Middle East
Dr Daniel Nussbaum Prof. Dr. Daniel Nussbaum
Operations Research Faculty
Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, USA
Dr Ivo Trayanov Dr. Ivo Trayanov
Epsilon Arms Ltd, Bulgaria
Col. Vassil Roussinov Col. Vassil Roussinov
Crisis Management and Disaster Response NATO Centre of Excellence, Sofia

Day 2: Counter-terrorism, National Security & Cyber Security

Dr. Afzal Ashraf Dr. Afzal Ashraf
Consultant Fellow, International Diplomacy
Myline Ltd, UK
Heinrich Buch Col. (Ret.) Heinrich Buch, Dipl.Sc.Pol, PhD
Advisor to the Chair
Universität der Bundeswehr, Munich
Dr George Sharkov Dr. George Sharkov
National Cyber Security Coordinator
Security Council, Bulgaria
Advisor on Cyber Defence
Ministry of Defence, Bulgaria
Dr. Krasimir Simonski Dr. Krasimir Simonski
Executive Director
Executive Agency Electronic Communication Networks & Information Systems (ECNIS), Bulgaria
Brig. Gen. Borislav Sertov Brig. Gen. Borislav Sertov
Military Police Service, Bulgaria
Stefan Pickl Prof. Dr. Stefan Pickl
Chair for Theoretical Mathematics & Operations Research
Universität der Bundeswehr, Munich
National Crime Agency Mike Humphrey
Deputy DSO
Head of Information Assurance and Operational Security Standards and Security
National Crime Agency, UK
Dr. Todor Tagarev Dr. Todor Tagarev
Head, Centre for Security and Defence Management, BAS
Former Minister of Defence
Republic of Bulgaria
Col. Rostislav Kostadinov Col. Rostislav Kostadinov, MD, PhD
Secretary General
International Disaster Medicine Association
Educational & Scientific Department Head
Military Medical Academy, Sofia
Lilyana Gagova Lilyana Gagova
Head, Security of Information Department
Military Police Service, Bulgaria

Day 3: The PMSC Industry & Peacekeeping Operations

Dr. Marc Siegel Dr. Marc Siegel
Commissioner, Global Standards Initiative
ASIS International
Chairman, ISO/PC284 Committee
Col. Christopher Mayer Col. (Ret.) Christopher Mayer
Contractor Standards and Compliance, Department of Defense, US
Dr. Ian Ralby Dr. Ian Ralby
Executive Director
I.R. Consilium, UK
George Manos George Manos
President & CEO
T-H-O-R Executive Security Teams Inc, US
Alexander Dimitrov Col. (Ret.) Alexander Dimitrov, MD, PhD
Emergency Response Unit
Military Medical Academy, Sofia
Maj. Gen. Dieter Budde Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Dr. Dieter Budde
Senior Advisor to COMTESSA
Universität der Bundeswehr, Munich
Dr. Eugenio Cusumano Dr. Eugenio Cusumano
Leiden University, Netherlands
Petar Marinov Lt. Col. Petar Marinov, PhD
Head Assistant Professor, Land Forces Chair of Command & Staff Faculty
National Defence Academy G.S. Rakovski, Sofia
Atanas Gochev Prof. Atanas Gochev, DSC, PhD
Professor of International Relations
University of National & World Economy, Sofia
Platinum Sponsor
L-3 TRL Technology
Bulgarian Land Forces Association
Media Partners
Bulgarian National Television
Haldane Systems
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