Samantha Ollerton

Samantha has over 20 years of experience in the global security and forensics market and is a globally recognized authority on trace threat detection. Qualified as a chartered chemist and scientist, she began her career providing forensic services to law enforcement agencies in UK and rest of the world. She is acknowledged as a world leading expert in trace detection technologies and forensic evidence provision and now leads the Australian based trace detection business, GreyScan as its CEO. With her extensive knowledge, she is currently developing key disruptor products for a variety of applications including explosives detection.

Dr Isroil Samihardjo

Head of Commission-1 of Jakarta City Research Council.

Dr Samihardjo has been working for the Indonesian government for 33 years, and most of his services are dealing with CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear); started as a researcher at the Ministry of Defence in March 1985.
Dr Samihardjo's active involvement in disarmament affairs has led him to participate in several United Nations conferences and international meetings since 1991 either as a member or a head of Indonesian delegation, or as a speaker. He has also been invited by several international organizations to deliver speeches. He has also been invited by several Indonesian organisations as a trainer and motivator at several courses and institutions since 1985. up till now.
In May 2006 he was promoted to Director of CBRN up until June 2013. Currently he is deputy chief for student affairs (vice rector) of Indonesian State College of Intelligence Studies or STIN (Sekolah Tinggi Intelijen Negara) and he is also chairing the Center for Strategic Intelligence Studies Center of that college. He got a Masters Degree of Defence Studies (MDefStud) from the University of New South Wales (in cooperation with Australian Defence Force Academy), at Canberra in 2003. He graduated from Universitas Jenderal Soedirman, majoring in environmental sciences. He is candidate doctor for human resources management at Universitas Negeri Jakarta 

Laura Cochrane

Laura works for Emergent Countermeasures International UK as the Director of Medical and Affairs.  Her background was in Chemical and Materials engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada, and since then she brings an extensive background and tenure in Defence Research and Development with military agencies, technology transfer and the science of chemical and biodefense around the globe.

She has focused her specialty for the last 20 plus years in medical applications in CBRN  research development programs and commercialization of clinical decontamination, and medical device countermeasures. 

Jeff Borkowski

Jeff Borkowski has spent over 30 years in the fire service, with 21 of those years spent with the New York City Fire Department (FDNY), responding to Hazardous Materials Incidents in one of the busiest Haz-Mat response units in the nation.  Additionally, during his employment with FDNY, he was a Lead Instructor for their Haz-Mat School and Fire Training Academy, delivering training and developing curricula.  He is currently a Lead Instructor with the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT) and a Certified Instructor for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), delivering anti-terrorism preparation and consequence management programs nationwide. He also serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for curricula development.

Jason Krause

Jason Krause, Associate Director for Operations and Plans at Louisiana State University’s NCBRT/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education (LSU NCBRT/ACE), has been with the university eighteen years and is responsible for providing strategic and operational guidance in support of all training and technical assistance activities at LSU NCBRT/ACE. Jason was responsible for implementation of over 650 training events in 2019. Mr. Krause is also the principal for NCBRT’s international counter-terrorism capacity building programs and as such has led projects in 22 partner nations primarily throughout the Middle East, West and East Africa, Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia.

Iain Findlay

Director CRF-I

Iain M Findlay was a member of the British Army (17th/21st Lancers) from 1983 to 1996, serving on operations in Gulf War 1 and Bosnia.  Since leaving the armed forces, Iain has worked extensively in the field of international business development.  His broad experience in defence sales encompasses systems integration, simulators, field based forensics and a variety of detection technologies.  He has more than 15 years experience of Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) detection and has participated in live agent trials.  He has managed projects for naval detection systems, vehicle borne installations and systems used in the protection of critical infrastructure.  Iain is now a business owner and supports market leading companies in the development of markets in the Far East.    

Michael Chua

Michael Chua is the Director for HazMat in Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). Prior to his current appointment, Michael was a Division Commander overseeing the day-to-day operations of multiple fire stations and personnel. In addition, he was the Team Leader for SCDF’s overseas contingent in support of humanitarian assistance in the Asia-Pacific region.

Michael Chua joined SCDF in 2001. He has held various leadership positions including appointments in Ministry of Home Affairs overseeing Whole-of-Government contingency planning efforts; and in HazMat Department, SCDF where he assisted in developing the Chemical, Biological, Radiological (CBR) response framework and system for tracking heavy vehicles transporting hazardous materials in Singapore.        

Michael Chua has a Bachelor of Science degree from National University of Singapore and Masters in Fire Investigation from University of Central Lancashire.   

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