UK & Ireland CISO Inner Circle

22 November 2022 | Two Temple Place, London

22 November 2022
Two Temple Place, London

Collaborate with your peers

Join UK & Ireland's top CISOs for an intimate networking dinner and facilitated discussion on key business challenges. Enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks with your peers to share best practices, make new connections and build professional relationships.

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

Driving a risk-informed organisation

Understanding different strategies used to articulate and quantify risk to senior leadership

Navigating emerging risks and threats

UK & Ireland CISO Governing Body

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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Jared Carstensen


Paula Kershaw

Chief Controls Officer, Cyber & Resilience

Ewa Pilat

DWS Group
Global CISO


22 November 2022

16:30 - 17:30  Executive Networking Reception

17:30 - 18:45  Discussion Topics

Enabling a Risk-Smart Culture

Charlie Ardagh headshot

Charlie Ardagh

Head of Partnerships


Imran Ali headshot

Imran Ali

Group Chief Information Security & Technology Officer

Compass Group

Liz Banbury headshot

Liz Banbury



Neil Bennett headshot

Neil Bennett


UK Home Office

Andy Cobbett headshot

Andy Cobbett


Financial Conduct Authority

Luke Fairless headshot

Luke Fairless

Director, Technology (Security Program & Capability)

Tesco Plc

Benedict Olaoya headshot

Benedict Olaoya



Helen Rabe headshot

Helen Rabe



Ian Snelling headshot

Ian Snelling

Senior Security Leader

Skipton Building Society

Simon Tong headshot

Simon Tong

Cyber Security Governance Manager


Charl Brits headshot

Charl Brits

Group CISO

Laing O'Rourke

Most leaders realise the importance of a robust risk culture, yet the emphasis on risk awareness can reinforce the perception that the goal of risk culture is vigilance in pursuit of risk avoidance. Instead, a risk-smart culture keeps the focus on the pursuit of strategic objectives — framing risk consideration in terms of the impact of decision-making on the likelihood of achieving organisational goals.

Risk-informed decision-making is particularly critical for emerging risks. Because these are more abstract in nature, a direct link to defined business goals is necessary to drive proper action. Security and risk leaders must have a clear and consistent framework to candidly communicate risks across the business.

In this interactive conversation, CISOs will have the opportunity to discuss their role in leading the charge on capturing and communicating risk:

Topic 1: Driving a Risk-Informed Organisation

  • Who owns the risk strategy at your organisation and who is involved in risk conversations? How have you built out risk management guidance at your organisation?

  • What are strategies you use to articulate and quantify risk for senior leadership?

  • How would you describe the current risk culture at your organisation?  What is your goal state and what are the obstacles that you have to overcome to achieve that goal?

Topic 2: Navigating Emerging Risks and Threats

  • How are you seeking out ways to solicit candid and frank feedback to uncover the areas where emerging risks might result in bigger repercussions?

  • What are your strategies to tie risks back to strategic business goals?

  • What is your framework for navigating new and emerging threats? 

18:45 - 19:15  Networking Break

19:15 - 20:30  Summary Discussion & Dinner

20:30 - 21:30  Social Hour

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


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