UK & Ireland CISO Executive Summit

18 October 2023 | Landmark London

18 October 2023
Landmark London


Collaborate with your peers

Get together with UK & Ireland's top CISOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CISOs today:

Advancing the Business Value of Security

Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Advanced Attacks

Investing in Company Culture to Attract Talent and Empower Staff

UK & Ireland CISO Governing Body

The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CISOs, for CISOs.


Imran Ali

Compass Group
Group Chief Information Security & Technology Officer

Jared Carstensen


Paula Kershaw

Chief Controls Officer, Cyber & Resilience

Sarah Lawson

University College London

Ewa Pilat

DWS Group
Group CISO

Helen Rabe


Yolande Young


What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CISO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your UK & Ireland CISO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.


Keynote Session

Opening Keynote with Naina Bhattacharya (Group CISO, Danone)

 Join Naina Bhattacharya (Group CISO, Danone) for an opening keynote session to kick off the day. More details coming soon! 

Breakout Sessions

Rethinking Security Awareness – One Size Does Not Fit All

Security awareness can often be cliché. Many CISOs have implemented company-wide security awareness training once or twice a year, but is this effective? Not all business units are the same and a tailored, innovative approach is needed to deliver a culture and behaviour change. In this panel session, CISOs will share different approaches to security awareness and explore ways to engage staff and change their mindset to see security in the same vein as health and safety.

Join this interactive session to discuss:

  • Debating different approaches to dynamic and bespoke security awareness programmes
  • Keeping an adaptive security awareness programme in line with the pace of business change – accommodating for staff turnover & business transformations
  • Sharing successes approaches to behaviour change & engagement

Stress and the CISO — Practical Strategies to Mitigate Burnout

Within the security function, stress is a given. Between managing vulnerabilities, implementing new solutions, and navigating governance and company-wide risk assessments, it’s not a surprise that security professionals — and especially CISOs — are experiencing such high levels of burnout. In this session, Don Gibson (CISO, Kinly) and Marcia Goddard (Chief Culture Officer, The Contentment Foundation), will walk you through why and how burnout occurs, signs to watch for, along with tricks and tips to help manage and reduce the potential of it happening to you.

In this session Don & Marica will discuss:

  • How to recognise the signs and symptoms of toxic stress and burnout
  • How to remain engaged, energized, and focused during turbulent times
  • Methods to reduce stress at work and how to not let the stress overlap into personal lives


We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

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Venue & Accommodation

Landmark London

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Community Programme Manager

For inquiries related to this community, please reach out to your dedicated contact.

Luis Arango Abello

Senior Community Programme Manager

+44 (0)1784 267 880