CISO UK Summit | May 22, 2019 | Le Meridien Piccadilly Hotel - London, UK

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Keynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee." title="Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee.

Executive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members." title="Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members.

Thought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community." title="Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community.

Think Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard." title="Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard.

Roundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done." title="Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done.

Case Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions." title="Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions.

Focus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions." title="Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions.

Analyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst." title="Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst.

Vendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences." title="Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences.

Executive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest." title="Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest.

Open Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch." title="Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch.

Networking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive." title="Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive.

 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - CISO UK Summit

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

 

8:45 am - 8:55 am

Welcome Address & Opening Remarks

 

8:55 am - 9:25 am

Keynote Presentation

Bringing Down the Barriers

With the role of the CIO expanding, CIOs are being pushed to increase digital business by using IT in ways that deliver cost saving methods and increased levels of productivity, as well as new opportunities. However, many believe that current methods for these opportunities have reached their end. As a result, it is time to reconfigure these methods in new, unique ways.

Takeaways:

  1. Latest strategies or methods to increase digital business
  2. How to confront resiliency or resistance to new digital initiatives
  3. The different types of behavioral patterns or mindsets to confront

Presented by:

Maarten Ectors, Chief Innovation Officer, Legal & General Group View details

 
 
 

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Keynote Presentation

Case Studies in Digital Transformation: Learnings Along the Journey

We will explore key learnings from various industries and verticals on the good, the bad and the ugly of digital transformation. We will have an opportunity to not only be exposed to successful use cases, but also ask the hard questions behind those successes.

Takeaways:

  1. One of the best ways to learn is to hear the stories of success (and failure) from companies similar to yours
  2. Asking questions of HOW the journey unfolded are just as important as the end result
 

10:05 am - 10:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Changing Role of CIOs and CISOs

The role of the modern IT Executive is more complicated than it has ever been before, not only because the technology landscape has become more complex, but also because IT execs have increasingly had to become more business-focused. The role has moved from being merely a technologist to being a business change, process and transformation instigator. Long have we talked about and pushed for IT to be seated at the top table. Now modern businesses are demanding that their technology executives join them to leverage technology thus allowing the whole organisation to better position itself for market-place success, while at the same time ensuring they streamline processes, increase the time to market, be agile and reduce costs. To be successful, CxOs need to invest in themselves, in their staff and the right technologies thus allowing them to position the IT department to proactively address business needs as an innovator and driver, rather than order-taker and enabler. 

Takeaways: 

  1. IT leadership can no longer be directly technology focused, but must instead take their visibility into the business process and become business focused. 
  2. A broader business-focus does not preclude maintaining technology excellence however and indeed may demand more of it than ever before. 
  3. Success for CxOs will be measured, not in how they can enable enterprise decisions, but in how they can drive growth, seek out competitive advantage, and drive revenue. 
  4. If the CIO doesn't keep up with market trends could they find themselves replaced by CITO, CDO, CMO, CTO, etc?

Presented by:

Tony Healy, CIO, Mobica View details

 
 

Think Tank

Aligning Security requirements with Business goals

It's impossible to run a successful business operation without mitigating cybersecurity risks. Yet, all too often in security, practitioners find that walking a fine line between business needs and aligning security requirements is very challenging. Security is obviously a technical field, but its priorities and objectives must closely align with the business's goals to be valuable. It is no longer enough for a CISO to be a technical expert; now this individual must have the necessary business acumen and experience to have higher-level conversations with their boards and executive teams. 

Takeaways:

  1. In order to be an effective the CISO, one must have a seat at the table 
  2. Be thought of as a trusted agent by the core executives of the business.
  3. Help security leaders find new ways to better align with business colleagues
 

 

10:30 am - 10:40 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:45 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Designing the Digital Workplace

Employees are consumers of digital technologies such as IoT, AR and VR. The plethora of mobile devices has enabled them to work where they want and when they want which has raised the bar on employee expectations for tools and capabilities from their employers. In order for companies to retain the best and get the most out of their employees, it is vital to design and continually update the digital workplace. We will discuss the current trends as well as share case studies of successful digital workplace implementations.

Takeaways:

  1. Highly skilled employees will demand a mobile and efficient workplace
  2. Keeping these skilled employees fully engaged and passionate about your company is critical to achieving the desired digital transformation
 

11:15 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Moving from a Traditional Router-centric WAN to a Business-driven SD-WAN

Go Beyond the 'Software Defined' and move to 'Self Driving Network', tell the network what the business wants, then use automation and machine learning to just make it work. 

What you will take away from this session: 

  • Not all SDN Solutions are created equal 
  • Automation is key to the Self Driving Network 
  • Machine to Machine learning is critical for Cloud based application success 
  • The Network is now a Business Enabler

Presented by:

Simon Pamplin, EMEA Technical Sales Director, Silver Peak Systems View details

 
 

 
 

11:45 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Birth of Digital Twins

In the near future, it is predicted that digital twins or the digital representation of a real-world system will exist for billions of different things. The implication of digital twins will be base-line and simple at first, but as developments take place, digital twins will improve their ability to collect and present the right data and apply the right analytics in order to respond effectively and efficiently.

Takeaways:

  1. Understanding the opportunity for digital twins in your organization and how to implement them
  2. How digital twins create more dynamic processes for an organization's business model
  3. Covering the business implications of digital twins for your organization

Presented by:

Victoria Higgin, CIO & VP IT Transformation, National Grid

 

Think Tank

The Solution for Your Legacy System's Security: The Cloud

Over the lifespan of an organization, CIOs/CISOs have developed and implemented technologies that have been key to the organization's success. However, CISOs and their security teams today find themselves stuck ensuring that legacy systems are secure. The solution is cloud-delivered security products that are more agile with the ability to implement new detection methods and services faster than on-site solutions.

While cloud security is an ideal solution, it is important to know that using the cloud is more than moving legacy management servers to the cloud.

Takeaways:

  1. Review the status of legacy system security
  2. What cloud solutions are the best fit for their business
  3. What are the main needs in regards to system's scale, data telemetry, staff growth, machine learning, API-based access, and more
 

12:15 pm - 12:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Can Technology Alone Prevent Phishing Attacks & Breaches?

In a world where we are talking about trusting self-driving cars, will we totally trust self "threat assessing and action taking" cybersecurity systems? Is technology enough? What is the human role in both preventing and responding to attacks?

Takeaways:

  1. Employees continue to be one of the leading, if not the leading, entry point for security breaches
  2. Training about cyber-attack approaches such as Phishing is important but using technology can help employees more consistently identify outside forces attempting to harm your company
 

12:40 pm - 1:50 pm

Working Lunch & Panel

Women in IT - Building a High-Performance Team for Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation has quickly become a top item on the agenda for every organization. CIOs and CISOs are being called upon as beacons of clarity to usher organizations through their digital transformations, but doing so requires a talented, diversified, high-performance team. 

This veteran panel of your peers will focus on what it takes to attract, hire and retain a talented, high-performance IT organization to lead transformation in the digital age.

Panelists:

Julie Pierce, Director Openness, Data & Digital, Food Standards Agency

 
 

1:55 pm - 2:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Driving Digital Transformation: Proactive Path vs. Reactive Response

Shakespeare wrote that we should be afraid of greatness as "some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them". This is true today as well for CIOs and CISOs. Digital transformation will happen, the only question being will the CIO drive it or will it be thrust upon them. We will discuss how to be a proactive voice in driving your company's digital transformation journey instead of waiting and responding to the voice of others.

Takeaways:

  1. Digital transformation is happening with or without our actions
  2. The most successful CISOs will drive this transformation from a proactive point of view instead of reacting to internal and external voices
 

2:25 pm - 2:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Enhancing Your Edge

Edge computing is computing topology in which the content collection and delivery are placed closer to their endpoints. The goal of edge computing is to keep the traffic and processing local to eliminate delays and reduce traffic. Currently, edge computing is being driven by IoT and requires processing to be close to the end rather than on a centralized cloud server. However, rather than creating brand new architecture, cloud computing and edge computing will evolve into centralized service executing on centralized servers, on-premise servers and on the edge devices themselves.

Takeaways:

  1. Review your organization's progress within edge computing.
  2. How to adapt centralized service execution.
  3. The future of edge computing and its potential capabilities

Think Tank

Immersive Experiences

Virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) are changing the way in which people perceive the digital world. This perception change and interaction experience presents unique opportunities for the immersive user experience. 

Takeaways:

  1. Discuss the shift from individual devices that have separated user interface technologies to a multichannel experience
  2. Discuss how immersive technologies provide benefits such as use, scalability, and new types experiences your organization, customers and employees.
  3. Learn more about the challenges facing the immersive technologies implications
 

2:55 pm - 3:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

The Importance of Engaging CISOs in Digital Transformation

The digital transformation challenge is significant for all, but CIOs need to understand the importance of engaging their CISO as well. Capturing IoT data from capital assets is a challenge on its own; however, many also struggle with the workforce's preference for entrenched processes as well as the executive team's expertise for managing physical assets, which is contrasted by their discomfort with digital transformation.

 

3:20 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:35 pm - 4:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Establishing Trust Through Digital Ethics & Privacy

With 2018's major hacks and breaches, people are becoming increasingly concerned about how organizations in both the public and private sector are using their information. More importantly, there is serious alarm as these organizations that are not proactively addressing these concerns. 

Takeaways:  

  • How to learn from others' security mistakes 
  • Cover the broader topic of digital ethics and the trust of your customers and employees 
  • What steps your organization can take to establish trust

Presented by:

Ledum Maeba, Head of Information Security, Avanti Communications Group plc

 

Think Tank

Winning the Budget Battle

All's well with putting into place a Digital Transformation strategy and action plan, but what happens when the CFO asks you to reduce budget? The session will cover not only getting buy in the budget, but fighting the good fight.

Presented by:

Rabinder Bassi, CIO, Omnicom Media Group EMEA

 
 

4:05 pm - 4:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Navigating Security & Risk in a Changing IT Landscape

Agile, DevOps, containers, microservices and the cloud are all seeing increased adoption across the enterprise. But, while there are valid business reasons to embrace these new models, there is potential risk in implementation. Is this change necessary? If so, how can this change be accommodated effectively, safely? This session will cover some common elements of the risk of change - and of not changing - and suggest approaches to minimize risk as you adopt these new technologies.

Takeaways:

  1. The IT Landscape will continue to change leading to new processes, new technologies and new "standard" ways of doing IT business
  2. This changing Landscape will present security challenges where you will need to balance the "pain of same" vs the "pain of change"
 

4:35 pm - 5:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

GDPR Causing Confusion with Cloud Technology

Security is and will continue to be an issue within cloud technology especially with recent regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Because of the advantages and opportunities of the cloud, organizations will likely rush into cloud technologies without being fully aware of the security risks. After GDPR came into effect, there is now an even greater responsibility on organizations to manage their data compliantly as they continue transformations towards the cloud. 

Takeaways:  

  • How GDPR affects your organization's security and cloud services 
  • Discuss the threats that cloud technologies present and how your organization may be more vulnerable  
  • Regulations' impact on the future of cloud security

Presented by:

Steven Wright, CISO & GDPR Advisor, Bank of England

 

Think Tank

Becoming More Decentralised

Today, increased centralization has put the power and trust into the hands of the few big players. This, of course, raises many security concerns. The risk of disruptions and undesirable outcomes increases as centralization opens the door to exclusive possession or control of commodities and services. As a result, technologies like Blockchain implemented to create decentralized alternatives as they move computing resources away from centralized servers. 

Takeaways:

  1. Evaluating the risks of centralization on availability, confidentiality and resiliency
  2. Exploring decentralized technologies like Blockchain and edge computing that offer visibility as well as enhanced security for your organization
  3. Understand the fact or fictionalization of developing AI strategies and the cause for concern for decentralized AI models
 

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

9/11 My Survival

9/11 is a day we will never forget. British BAFTA winning documentary film maker Paul Berriff was in the street beneath the twin towers filming with the New York Fire Department's assistant commissioner when the towers collapsed. Paul was knocked unconscious as the South Tower came down on top of him. He was laying in the debris when 30 minutes later the North Tower also collapsed on him. Paul tells the story of what happened to him, his family, his film crew and others leading up to that terrible event on September 11th 2001. It was a day when Paul had planned for his family to be sightseeing on the roof of the tower at the time the planes struck but, through fate, his plans had to be cancelled at the last minute. This is a dramatic and emotional presentation with film and audio from one of the hijacked planes as well as from those trapped in the towers. Paul tells the minute by minute drama of himself as he arrived under the towers that morning, the collapse and how he miraculously survived with his life and film footage which become some of the most iconic imagery filmed that day.

 

5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Summit Happy Hour