The steering committee

The steering committee defines FIC strategic directions.

Its members are :

General (2S) Marc Watin-Augouard
FIC Founder

Former Inspector General of French  armed forces - National Gendarmerie. General Watin-Augouard is Director of the Research Center of the National Gendarmerie Officers' School (CREOGN). He founded FIC in 2007.

Guillaume Tissier
Managing Director

Guillaume Reynaud is Mananing Director of CEIS since 2012. He co-organises FIC since 2013.

Mélodie Reynaud
Event Coordinator

Mélodie Reynaud is Event Director at CEIS. In this capacity, she coordinates the entire organization of the FIC.

Advisory Board

The FIC Advisory Board provides guidance to the Steering Committee,  with a focus on the European and international dimension of FIC.

Elly van den Heuvel is chairwoman of the Advisory Board.

The  Advisory Board members are :

Alex Klimburg, Director, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies
Dr. Alexander Klimburg is Director Cyber Policy and Resilience Program at the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies. He is a former associate and research fellow of the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center. Dr. Klimburg is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council, and an associate fellow at the Austrian Institute of European and Security Policy. His book, “The Darkening Web: the War for Cyberspace” has been reissued with a new afterword by Penguin Press in 2018. He has acted as an adviser to a number of governments and international organizations on national cybersecurity strategies, international norms of behaviour in cyberspace and cyber-conflict, critical infrastructure protection, and Internet governance.

David Van Duren, Head of Office, Global Forum on Cyber Expertise
Mr. David Van Duren is Head of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) secretariat. The GFCE is a global forum to exchange best practices and expertise on cyber capacity building. The aim is to identify successful policies, practices and ideas and multiply these on a global level. Mr. Van Duren was one of the key persons responsible for the realization of the Global Conference on Cyber Space (2015, The Hague), the Dutch National Cyber Security Strategies of 2011 and 2013, and for Division of Cyber Security Policy of the Dutch National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) which became operational in January 2012, including national and international policy. Mr. Van Duren holds a Master of Economics and Psychology.

Elly van den Heuvel, Secretary of the Cybersecurity Council, The Netherlands
Mrs Elly van den Heuvel is Secretary to the Netherlands Cyber Security Council (CSR) since 2014. The CSR has 18 high level members from government, industry, and the scientific community. The CSR offers both solicited and unsolicited advice to the Cabinet. The Council also facilitates public-private dialogue on the complex matter of cyber security. From 2008 to 2014, Mrs Heuvel has been Head of the Dutch National Cybersecurity Center (NCSC). Under her management, the NCSC was designed as an innovative place for building a public/private cooperation model that is efficient and impactful in today’s multi-stakeholders environment. She also developed the Dutch Cyber Security Conference ONE into a most appreciated international conference organised by a public agency.

Jean-Baptiste Demaison, Chair of the Management Board of ENISA - Digital Advisor at  ANSSI
Mr. Demaison is Chair of the Management Board and Executive Board of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) and Senior Policy Advisor to the External Relations Director within the French Cybersecurity Agency (ANSSI). From 2011 to 2017, Mr. Demaison worked at Senior International Cyber Policy Officer at ANSSI, where he represented France in several EU and international policy fora, including the NIS cooperation group, the EU Council Working Party on cyber issues and the 2012, 2014 and 2015 United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on cybersecurity. In 2014, he took part in the expert group responsible for the two-year evaluation of CERT-EU. Since 2015, he is lecturer at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at Sciences Po.

Maarten Van Horenbeeck, Board member, FIRST
Mr Maarten Van Horenbeeck is a board member and former chairman of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the largest association of security teams, counting 300 members in over 70 countries. Chief Information Security Officer at Zendesk, he previously led Security Engineering at Fastly and the Threat Intelligence team at Amazon. He also worked on the security teams at Google and Microsoft. Maarten has a master’s degree in information security from Edith Cowan University and a master’s degree in international relations from the Freie Universitat Berlin.

Pascal Steichen, CEO, Security Made in Luxembourg
Mr Pascal Steichen is CEO of SECURITYMADEIN.LU, the entity on which rely the three main information security initiatives of the Luxembourg government: CIRCL, CASES and BEE SECURE. In this capacity, Mr Steichen heads the Cybersecurity Competence Center Luxembourg (C3), whose mission is to further strengthen the Luxembourg economy and its attractiveness in the field of cybersecurity. A lecturer in information security at the University of Luxembourg, member of the ENISA management board and vice-president of the CLUSIL (an association representing the information security landscape of Luxembourg), he received in 2017 the “Information Security Personality of the year” award at the “Information Security Days”.

Phédra Clouner, Deputy Director, Cybersecurity Center Belgium
Mrs Phédra Clouner is Deputy Director of the Cyber Security Centre Belgium (CCB), the central authority in charge of cybersecurity in Belgium. In particular, CCB manages the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) for the purpose of carrying out activities relating to the detection, observation and analysis of online security problems as well for providing continuous information related to users. Mrs Clouner was previously Information security Advisor at the Ministry of Justice, and Information and Application Manager of the IT Department of this Ministry. She is founder and administrator of FedISA Belgium, the Belgian branch of the federation for Information Lifecycle Management, Storage and Archiving.

Tobias Höllwarth, President, Eurocloud
Dr Tobias Höllwarth is President of EuroCloud Europe where he is acting as director for the EuroCloud Star Audit Certificate (ECSA). Cloud consulting, the development of cloud strategies (e.g the City of Vienna), cloud IT policies, the planning of cloud migration, the quality assurance of cloud offers and auditing of cloud service providers are all topics that have increasingly gained in importance since 2010. He published “Cloud Migration” whose third edition has been released in several languages including English and Chinese. Tobias Höllwarth has also organised two editions of the Austrian CLOUD Congress that offers both providers and users of cloud solutions a joint platform for the exchange of ideas.

Yugo Neumorni, Chairman of the CyberSecurity Council of the European CIO Association (EuroCIO)
Mr. Yugo Neumorni, CISA, EMBA is Board member and Chairman of the Cybersecurity Council of the EuroCIO, President and founding member of CIO Council Romania, the Association of IT Managers in Romania, and former President of ISACA Romania. He is IT&C Director at Hidroelectrica, the leading energy provider and main technology supplier for the National Energy System in Romania. With more than 25 years of experience in IT industry, Yugo Neumorni is specialized in complex IT systems design, IT processes restructuring and reengineering, IT security and strategy, ERP projects, IT governance, COBIT framework, ITIL. Neumorni graduated the Faculty of Automation in Bucharest and the Asebuss EMBA program - Kennesaw State University in 2009.

The Advisory Board members are independant, they do not receive compensations from the FIC organization.

The scientific committee

The  Scientific Committee develops the FIC program. Its members are distinguised professionals, researchers, experts from profesional organisations (representing technology and service providers as well as end-users) and public authorities.

The scientific committee members are :
  • Mylène Jarossay, CESIN
  • Olivier Guerin, ANSSI
  • Florence Esselin, National Gendarmerie
  • Olivier Iteanu, lawyer, ITEANU AVOCATS
  • Rémy Didier, INRIA
  • Olivier Lys, vice-president, Cinov-IT
  • Thomas Laurentin, French Ministry of Armed Forces
  • Sébastien Montlusclat, BPI
  • Annick Rimliger, managing director, CDSE
  • Nicolas Miailhe,  co-founder and president, Future Society
  • Nora Cuppens, IMT Atlantique
  • Olivier Kempf, French Ministry of Armed Forces
  • Philippe Beaudoin, French Ministry of Interior
  • Laurent Charreyron, independant expert