Standards Committee

Standards Committee Members

The board of directors of Secure Chorus has the authority to adopt and issue interoperability standards which establish engineering and technical criteria pursuant to which different information technology systems and software applications may communicate, exchange data, and use the information that has been exchanged. The Standards Committee is the committee appointed to advise the board on the standards to be approved by the board and issued by the company from time to time.


Elisabetta Zaccaria, Secure Chorus

Elisabetta is the Chairman and Launch Director of Secure Chorus with over a decade experience in the cyber security industry. Founder of cyberY, a firm delivering innovation ecosystem strategies. Former Group COO/CSO of Global Strategies Group where she co-led the explosive growth of the company, turning the UK start-up into a $600 revenue business in 6 years. Elisabetta holds a Master Doctor of Law from the University of Ferrara and a MA in IR from the Hult Business School.


Mark Baggs, Telefonica

Mark is the Head of Recording for Telefonica O2. He is responsible for industrialising mobile recording within Telefonica’s O2 Business and the roll-out of other complimentary solutions such as conferencing (Just call Me and All Hands), secure voice, analytics, speech to text and integrating fixed solutions for our unified voice strategy. Prior to O2, Mark worked in Banking as an Associate Director for Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets and Morgan Stanley running Infrastructure Services.


Dr Faith Bateman, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence 

Faith is an Account Manager within the Defence Division of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence with a history in the defence and cyber security sectors. Faith has previously worked on number of projects involving advanced mobility, in particular secure communications and has a keen interest in this area. Faith has a Phd in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Southampton.


Micael Berg, Cryptify 

Micael is the Chief Sales Officer of Cryptify. He is an entrepreneur and senior executive with over 19 years of experience in product development, sales and business development in the technology and telecommunications industry. He started his career at Ericsson developing products augmenting the mobile networks to also handle mobile broadband. Micael holds a M.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Chalmers University of Technology.


Mike Brown, ISARA Corporation

Mike is the co-founder and CTO of ISARA Corporation focusing on the technical vision and direction of the company. Mike was most recently the VP of Security Product Management and Research at BlackBerry, where he co-founded the product security practice and was responsible for the vision and execution of security for all BlackBerry products. Mike has spoken at global security events and holds a Master of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, focusing on cryptography.


Kit Kilgour, Sepura plc

Kit is a Senior Specialist in the Product Strategy division of Sepura plc. Kit has over 20 years’ experience working in wireless communications. His standardisation experience includes a range of 3GPP working groups and the Small Cell Forum. He is currently working in 3GPP on the design of secure Mission Critical communications systems. Kit has a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge.


Dr Andy Lilly, Armour Communications

Andy is the Co-Founder and CTO of Armour Communications, with a record of delivering challenging, leading-edge R&D solutions into global markets. Having lead high tech teams at both multi-national organisations and VC-funded start-ups, Andy has been instrumental in delivering secure communications systems and solutions into military, government and enterprise environments for nearly 30 years. Andy holds a PhD in radar modelling from UCL and a B.Eng. Hons. from the University of Surrey.


Gerald McQuaid, Vodafone

Gerald is responsible for national security and critical infrastructure protection area across Vodafone Group’s footprint. He is currently a chair of an ETSI Technical Committee, a member of a government advisory committee and a stakeholder of LEA Support in many markets. Previously a member of various EU Experts Groups and a frequent contributor to the EU’s Research Network on Critical Infrastructure Protection. Prior to Vodafone Gerry was responsible for deployment of LEA Support systems globally, as well as a first responder assisting the UN during major disasters. Gerald has a B Eng (Hons) Engineering, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and a MSc in Security Management.


Simon Pryce, Leonardo MW

Simon is an Account Manager within the Security and Information Systems Division of Leonardo focused mainly on the company’s Secure Communications capabilities.  This includes Leonardo’s MIKEY-SAKKE product, CERYX, and also the company’s Mission Critical Communications capabilities across its LTE, TETRA and Digital Mobile Radio portfolio ranges. Simon holds a BSc in Biology from the University of Nottingham.


Dr Nithin Thomas, SQR Systems

Nithin is the co-founder & CEO of SQR Systems, a company developing secure mobile and IoT communications for better control of data and privacy. He has delivered technology to regulated sectors, ranging from Defence and Intelligence to Financial Services. Nithin holds a PhD from University of Bristol and was granted a patent for optimisation of encrypted data for poorly connected networks.


Sebastian Wiles, Serbus

Seb’s career started in the military as a Communications Manager before he joined Three UK. In 2009 he and his business partner established Serbus Ltd, a very successful company focused on securing the remote worker. Serbus Secure is its leading product which gives users the freedom of today’s mobile technology, but in an enterprise managed and secure way.

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