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John Logie Baird Lecture: Media Protection and Piracy


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Join us for a lecture which will provide you with the latest information on cybercrime, piracy and the security of content.

Date and Time

26 June 2018 - 18:30-21:00


London, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the Multimedia Communications TPN. Contact Sabera Sattar at SaberaSattar@theiet.org or on +44 (0)1438 767688 for more information.

About this event

From its introduction, media has been very attractive to pirates, who have created many methods to steal it and use it illegally.  Our keynote speakers will provide an insight into how the pirate threat has evolved, as well as the latest technology being designed and made available to protect valuable media.

With the ever changing threats to media, new anti-piracy laws and industry bodies have been established to combat the pirates.  The speakers will examine how law enforcement agencies share best practice and tackle piracy, highlighting the efficacy of these approaches and the challenges still remaining. 

There will be keynote presentations followed by a Q & A session with the speakers, all leading experts from the Media Protection community.

The keynote topics include:

  • content protection technology
  • media intellectual property
  • anti-piracy law
  • law enforcement.

Confirmed speakers:

Lucas Catranis, Director, Piracy and Cybercrime Management, Irdeto

Lucas' talk will focus on: “Combatting illegal competition – how to address the threat from piracy” 
Lucas is the Director for Piracy and Cybercrime Management at Irdeto. Lucas is responsible for the technical and strategic design of internal and external managed services at Irdeto as well assisting in the global investigative and intelligence activities regarding digital piracy threats to Irdeto’s customers. 
From 2003 to 2013, Lucas was the Chief Technical Officer at Babtel, a secure communications provider supporting multiple Department of Defense and State Department Agencies, and security contractors during Operation Iraq Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. 
Lucas has previously worked at Apple, Inc. and served as a System Architect for Skyway Partners where he was responsible for the design and construction of Conditional Access Systems and triple-play MDU/MTU Networks.
Lucas went to The Pennsylvania State University for his Bachelor of Arts and earned multiple academic awards as well as membership to The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Lucas currently holds technical certifications from Cisco Systems, Apple, Inc. CWNP, ITIL, AWS, Digium and SafeNet.


Peter Oggel, Chief Technology Officer, Irdeto

Peter's talk will focus on: “Outsmarting the Pirates – Developments in Conditional Access Technology to counter Evolving Piracy Trends”

Peter joined Irdeto in May 2009 and is currently Chief Technology Officer. He is a seasoned ICT and telecommunications industry executive with over 20 years of international experience and a consistent track record.  Prior to joining Irdeto, Peter founded and served as the Managing Director of Smile Telecom, a startup that pioneered WiMAX technology while launching an operational mobile service provider (MVNO) and fixed line service provider (VOIP) in the Netherlands. Before he founded Smile Telecom, Peter was a Vice President at LogicaCMG where he held management positions in Strategic Sales, General Management, Operations and R&D, and was instrumental to the success of LogicaCMG’s mobile messaging and data solutions. Prior to joining LogicaCMG, Peter worked at different positions in Fintel S.A. and Digital Equipment Corporation in Switzerland and France. Peter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Physics from the Technological University in Eindhoven (Netherlands).

Peter Oggel, CTO, Irdeto

Steve Plunkett, CTO/Product Innovator

Steve's talk will focus on: "Anatomy of a Cyber Attack"

With over 25 years of experience in the media, telecoms and finance industries, Steve has spent his career looking forward, leading the development of new products, services and platforms. As CTO, Steve led a large team of architects and developers at Ericsson building next generation media services for both traditional TV and online services with a strong focus on information and cyber security. Prior to Ericsson, Steve held technology leadership positions at large multi-nationals including Motorola and Citibank. Today he is helping media businesses transform through the use of data, AI and the cloud. He holds an MSc in Advanced Networking, professional certifications from MIT and participates in industry bodies such as the IET and SMPTE.

Steve Plunkett



Registration, refreshments and networking      

Welcome Address
Graham Turner, IET Multimedia Communications TPN


Outsmarting the Pirates – Developments in Conditional Access Technology to counter Evolving Piracy Trends
Peter Oggel, Chief Technology Officer, Irdeto


Combatting illegal competition – how to address the threat from piracy
Lucas Catranis, Vice President – Cybersecurity Services, Irdeto


Anatomy of a Cyber Attack
Steve Plunkett, CTO/Product innovator


Panel Q&A

21:00    Close

Reasons to attend

  • obtain the latest information on "cybercrime, piracy and the security of content" 
  • network with your peers and industry experts
  • encourage your thinking on what future disruptive steps there might be within this industry.

Continuing Professional Development

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This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.


Free to attend


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