UK & Ireland CISO Inner Circle

6 December 2023 | 113 Chancery Lane, London

6 December 2023
113 Chancery Lane, 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:

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 discussion topics and agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CISOs, for CISOs.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Paula Kershaw

MD CCO, Cyber & Resilience

Sarah Lawson

University College London

Ewa Pilat

DWS Group
Group CISO

Helen Rabe



6 December 2023

16:30 - 17:30  Executive Networking Reception

17:30 - 18:45  Discussion Topics

Securing the Next Frontier

Mike Heredia headshot

Mike Heredia

Vice President EMEA & APAC

XM Cyber

Chris Day headshot

Chris Day

Chief Information Security & Resilience Officer

Royal London

Valerie Jenkins headshot

Valerie Jenkins


Clyde & Co

Clare Pryor headshot

Clare Pryor

Head of Cybersecurity GRC

Visa Europe

Jon Segger headshot

Jon Segger

Information Security Manager


Peter Smith headshot

Peter Smith


Ordnance Survey

Don Gibson headshot

Don Gibson



Cybersecurity is heading into another season of massive change. With the explosion of generative AI, new regulations and the continued increase of advanced attacks, CISOs must guide the enterprise safely through this next evolution. Add in economic uncertainty and the business's need to improve efficiencies, increase productivity and support business growth, and you have CISOs rising up to face their next big challenge.

Simply adding technology is not enough to increase speed and agility across the enterprise, and it certainly doesn't make the business more secure. In fact, it can open the enterprise up to unknown risks. CISOs must support and empower the business to securely invest in the right tools to maximise effectiveness and make faster, better and more secure decisions.

Securing AI, Automation and New Technology

  • What goals does your company have around investing in AI and automation? What security challenges are you facing when it comes to those goals?
  • What is your opinion on generative AI adoption and how do you effectively communicate your position to the CEO and the board?
  • What business opportunities or threats does the increased use of generative AI pose? How do you assess organisational preparedness?

Navigating Legal and Compliance

  • How are you moving toward a more cohesive, enterprise-wide security and compliance posture?
  • How are you preparing for and navigating the updated regulations from the countries you operate in?
  • How are you building a supportive working relationship with your legal team and regulators?

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

Evanta cares about the health and safety of our community. Please review the following recommendations prior to attending the gathering.



Parking & Public Transport

The nearest underground stations are Chancery Lane on the Central Line and Temple on the Circle and District Lines. The mainland stations, Waterloo Station, Liverpool Street, Charing Cross and City Thameslink are all a short taxi or bus ride away. 

Parking outside the Law Society is not allowed during the normal working day. Visitors can be dropped off or picked up from outside the main entrance and there is some metered parking nearby.

Parking is free after 6.30pm.There are cycle parking stands on Bell Yard and cycle hire on Carey Street, for further information on the Barclays Cycle Hire please visit

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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