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Mairead Cotter

Mairead is currently the Professional Officer Directing Division at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in the Republic of Ireland. She previously worked as a Prosecution Lawyer in the district court section of the Chief States Solicitors Office (criminal division) prosecuting on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions and various Ministers.

Mohammed Arfan Sheer

Mohammed-Arfan-Sheer100.jpegCurrently, Mohamed works as Chief of Information Technology at the Public Prosecution in the Kingdom of Bahrain. With experience of more than 23 years, he has also worked as a Senior Training Programs Specialist as well as a Senior Investigation Specialist. Mohamed has a Master's degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with research thesis entitled "Cyber Security Awareness in the Kingdom of Bahrain". He is also an Oracle and Microsoft certified Professional. Mohameds areas of expertise include Business Process Automation (BPA). He has successfully developed and implemented technology-enabled automation processes within the Public Prosecution Service which includes; Electronic Investigation, Electronic File Archiving & Management, and Document Tracking. He has also attended several training courses and conference related to Cybercrimes and Identification of digital evidence locally and internationally.

Carl F. Fari

Prosecutor Nat. Auth. Pros. of Org. & Other Serious Crime (NAST), Norway

Loxly Ricketts

loxley-ricketts100.JPGLoxley Ricketts was called to the Bar in Jamaica in November 2006; he joined the Ministry of Justice, Jamaica, as a prosecutor in 2007.  During his time as a prosecutor in Jamaica, he became head of the Corruption Prevention Unit; an active member of the Digital Evidence and Cybercrime Unit, as well as the Mutual Legal Assistance and Financial Crimes Unit.

Loxley was admitted to the Bar in Bermuda in December 2013 when he joined the Department of Public Prosecutions, Bermuda, as Crown Counsel and he is presently assigned to the Specialist Team that deals with issues including Cyber related incidents.

Lars Lichtenstein

Mr Lars LichtenstienLars Lichtenstein is Senior Prosecutor at the office of the Danish Director of Public Prosecutions and has been employed by the Director of Public Prosecutions since 2005. He has been part of a number of national forums and working groups dealing with the investigation and prosecution of cybercrime, and on several occasions he has acted as Council of Europe expert within the field of criminal cases concerning child abuse.

In addition to his post at the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr. Lichtenstein has held several part-time positions in the Prosecution Service; from 2001-2004 and from 2005-2006 he functioned as prosecutor in the Police of Copenhagen, and from 2006-2010 he was employed by a regional state prosecutor.

Seong-Jin Choi

SeongJinChoiSeong-Jin Choi is the Chief of National Digital Forensic Centre and a Senior Prosecutor at the Supreme Prosecutors' Office in Seoul, Korea. He implemented the Korea information Criminal Justice System from 2004 - 2007 and the Digital Forensic Networking System 2009 - 2010.

Florian Kranz

Staatsanwaltschaft, Vienna Austria

Taco Stein

Taco SteinTaco Stein is solicitor general in St Maarten, a country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. He has worked for the prosecution service for over 30 years in all parts of the kingdom in different capacities.

From 1999 to 2005 he was the Dutch National prosecutor for Cybercrime and telecommunications  and he worked with the high tech investigative teams of the National Police. He was involved in the creation of legislation in these fields and lectured on these subjects in the Netherlands and other countries.

Since 2006 he functioned as Chief Prosecutor on St Maarten and from 2009 until the present he is solicitor general, first in Aruba and since over two years in St Maarten.

Russell Tyner

Russell is a Specialist Crown Prosecutor with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Organised Crime Division in London. He has been employed as a Crown Prosecutor since 1990. During that time he has dealt with a range of casework. His present case load tends to focus on Drugs, Money laundering and Fraud. He prosecuted his first cybercrime case in 2001 and works closely with the National Crime Agency Cyber Crime Unit. Russel has been heavily involved in the delivery of cybercrime training for prosecutors, judges and police officers  both for the CPS and for other organisations, and has recently become the UK point of contact for the International Association of Prosecutors sponsored Global e Crime Network ( GPEN)

José Augusto Peres Filho

Jose-AugsutoFilho100-(4).JPGJosé Augusto is Prosecutor in Rio Grande do Norte State, Brazil, since 1990. Currently he is in charge of the National Strategy of Justice and Public Security, at the National Council of Public Ministry (CNMP), in Brasília. He has worked in different capacities in more than 24 years. He was State General Prosecutor, from 2007 to 2009; President of the National Group of Organized Crime Fight (GNCOC), from 2008 to 2009; President of the Consumer Defense Public Ministry Association, from 2009 to 2011; General Director of the Public Ministry of  Rio Grande do Norte. Nowadays he is Vice-President of the Brasilian Institute for Consumer Law and Politics (BRASILCON). José Augusto has a Master Degree in Constitutional and Economic Law and develop his PhD course in Constitutional Law at the Buenos Aires University – UBA, in Argentina.

Stephan Walder

   Prosecutor, Zürich Switzerland

Allison Dellandrea

AllisonDellandrea.jpgAllison is a Crown Prosecutor from Toronto Canada she became a prosecutor in Toronto in 1998 and in 2005 she joined a small team of specialists responsible for prosecuting the growing number of internet crimes against children. Allison is a regular contributor to the GPEN forum and provides specialist knowledge about the prosecution of digital crimes against children. She featured in the May 2014 GPEN newsletter as a "Greatest Influencer" for her work on the GPEN forum.

Justyna Pilarczyk

Justyna PilarczykJustyna is currently working in Regional Prosecutor's Office in Wroclaw Old City. She holds a master degree in law and master degree in economics.In the unit she is responsible mainly for economic crimes including internet frauds, cybercrimes, crimes against underaged and copyright infringement. She has taken part in many trainings concerning virtual currencies, e-banking, network infrastructure and data encryption.

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