Dr. Theo Dimitrakos the leading the Security Architectures Research area at the Security Futures Practice of BT Research & Technology (pat of BT Innovate & Design). He has over fifteen years of experience in Information Security, Identity and Entitlement Management, SOA Web Services, Grid and Cloud Computing and, more recently, Cyber Security including Intrusion Prevention Systems, Anti-Evasion Analysis and Malware Detection / Containment for Virtual Data Centres and large scale Open Systems. Theo has been the technical director of several European research initiatives including large scale innovation delivery projects such as BEinGRID (www.beingrid.eu) and TrustCoM (http://www.eu-trustcom.com), and more recently OPTIMIS (http://www.optimis-project.eu) as well as research community building initiatives such as iTrust (http://www.itrust.uoc.gr). He has contributed to or authored several expert advisory reports on Protection against Cyber-crime, on Virtualisation and Cloud Security Innovations, on Data Protection and Privacy in the Cloud, on Cloud Computing Risks and on Security and Resilience of Cloud Computing Infrastructure and Services for Government use by BT, ENISA and other European and UK agencies or expert groups. Some of these have been discussed at the WEF in Davos and the European Parliament. Theo has also been offering consultancy steering the product development roadmaps of innovative start-ups in Europe and North America.
Theo participates in the committees of many well-known IFIP, IEEE and ACM conferences and he has been an associate or guest editor of major international journals on information and communication security. He has edited six books and authored over forty technical papers and some European / International patents. Prior to BT, Theo worked for the UK SFTC and as an eCommerce specialist at Logica UK involved in EDI systems for Barclays Bank, RBS and Citibank. His has a PhD from Imperial College London.