January 2019 Member Meeting
27-30 January
London, UK


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  • Active Member: US $1250 + VAT
  • Life Member: US $850 + VAT
  • Government Associate: US $250 + VAT
  • Spouse/Significant Other: US $550 +VAT

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*Fee for spouses/significant others includes: Sunday welcome reception, Monday coffee with the concierge, Monday evening reception, Tuesday evening President’s dinner, and Wednesday sessions. Sorry, no a la carte registrations.

Registrations will not be accepted after 21 January 2019. 

Cancellation Policy: Conference cancellations received prior to 30 days before the meeting commences will be refunded in full. Cancellations received after 27 December 2018 will not be refunded.

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Royal Garden Hotel
2-24 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 4PT, UK
Phone: +44 20 7937 8000 

ISMA Group Rate: £175/night. Note the room rate includes breakfast.

The group rate deadline has passed, however the discounted rate will be honored if available, otherwise the room rate will be best available.  Please use the code ISMA2019 when reserving your room through this link or calling the reservation line. 


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Featured Speakers & Events

  • Keren Elezari, Cybersecurity Expert and Faculty at Singularity University
  • Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, Managing Director CBRN, Avon Protection
  • Monday evening reception at the House of Lords
  • Tuesday President's Dinner at Drapers' Hall
  • Click here for a list of London sights, restaurants and attractions

The full agenda can be seen below!

Sunday 27 January

Please join your fellow ISMA colleagues for an Opening Reception at Bertie's Bar from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Conference check-in will also begin at 6:00 p.m.

Monday 28 January

  Attendees staying at the Royal Garden Hotel have breakfast included and may dine at their leisure. 
9:00 – 9:10 a.m.       

Welcome and Introductions

David Komendat, Vice President & Chief Security Officer, The Boeing Company and President, ISMA Board of Directors

Adam Honor, Group Director of Security, Dyson Ltd.

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Opening Keynote: The Current Business Landscape
Cuan Coulter, Executive Vice President and Head of EMEA, State Street Global Advisors
10:15– 10:45 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 – 11:45  a.m.

2019 Risk Map
Charles Hecker, Senior Partner, Control Risks

This presentation will describe the top 5 risks for 2019, taken from Control Risks’ flagship annual publication, ‘RiskMap’. Key areas of concern will range from the trajectory of US-China trade tensions to the business continuity challenges posed by climate change. The presentation will ensure that you walk away with a keen
understanding of the immediate risks business will face in 2019.

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch and New Member-Orientation
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Security as Part of the Company Strategy

Moderated by Adam Mallalieu, Vice President – Head of Corporate Security, GSK

  • Michael Mason, Senior Vice President– Chief Security Officer, Verizon Communication
    Chris Smith, Global Head of Security Risk, HSBC

    Sabine Wiedemann, Chief Security Officer, Daimler AG
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Senior Government Official
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Networking Break
3:00 – 4:15 p.m. The Future of Cybersecurity – From a Hacker’s Perspective
Keren Elazari, Cybersecurity Expert and Faculty at Singularity University
This session will cover current trends in cybersecurity and important technological developments from Keren’s unique perspective. Topics covered will include IOT devices in the workplace, the future of authentication, and new types of cybercriminal threats. Attendees will walk away informed and educated about emerging cybersecurity issues and will have a solid foundation for future cybersecurity decision making.
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.

Understanding Insurance: The Role of CSOs in Supporting Insurance Placement
Gareth Bateman, Head of Security Incident Response, Hiscox Special Risks

The session will provide insight into corporate insurance - the types of products that will be of interest to CSOs and their teams -and will show where CSOs can have valuable input into the insurance buying process. In modern corporations the silos between risk-management (the traditional insurance buying team) and the security function need to be dissolved, but that can only happen when these functions understand each other’s roles. The session will aim to show CSOs why they should have an interest in the insurance sector and how they can work collaboratively with their organizations’ insurance buyers.

5:30 p.m Depart for House of Lords
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Reception at House of Lords
Remarks by Lord West


Tuesday 29 January

  Attendees staying at the Royal Garden Hotel have breakfast included and may dine at their leisure.
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.       

Cyber Security and the Converged Model
Andy Bates, Executive Director for the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Global Cyber Alliance

10:00– 10:45 a.m. Emerging Security Threats and the Future Security Landscape
Senior Government Official
10:45 – 11:00  a.m. Networking Break
11:00 a.m. – 12 noon

Global Strategic Trends: The Future Starts Today

Brigadier Ewen Murchison, Head Futures and Strategic Analysis, Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre

12:00  – 1:00 p.m. Lunch and ISMA Committee Meetings
1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Top Trends in Security that are Impacting Business: Facilitated Group Discussion

Facilitated by Bryn Parry-Jones, Group Resilience Director, Prudential plc

During this session, attendees will work in small groups based on industry to identify the top five security trends and risks their business are facing. Following the discussion, groups will report their findings to the larger group to develop key issues facing business across industries.

2:15– 2:45 p.m. Networking Break
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Security and the Board: What Your Board Needs to Know

Angela Sasse, Professor of Human-Centered Technology, University College London

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

ISMA Business Meeting

David Komendat, Vice President & Chief Security Officer, The Boeing Company and President, ISMA Board of Directors

5:45 p.m Depart for Drapers' Hall
7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

President’s Cocktail Reception & Dinner

Drapers’ Hall

Remarks by Ian Dyson, Commissioner of the City of London Police and David Komendat, Vice President & Chief Security Officer, The Boeing Company and President, ISMA Board of Directors


Wednesday 30 January

  Attendees staying at the Royal Garden Hotel have breakfast included and may dine at their leisure.
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. 

Building Technology into Your Security Plans

Les Anderson, Global CSO and Vice President, Cyber Security, BT Plc

10:00– 10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:30 – 11:15  a.m.

Hiding in Plain Sight: How Security Can Help the Board Identify Issues Confronting Them
Phillip Broadley, Board of Directors, AstraZeneca

Trusted employees can commit fraud and small, overseas locations are consistently vulnerable.  Boards face many challenges in maintaining resilience as part of operational risk management. While surveying the horizon for the new it is important not to overlook the familiar and the mundane. This presentation will present a view from an audit committee chairman and former CFO as to how security functions can best help the board keep a balanced view of the threats that surround it.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

The Global CBRN Threat: Salisbury Lessons Learned and Implications for Corporate Security

Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, Managing Director CBRN, Avon Protection           
12:15 – 12:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Adam Honor, Group Director of Security, Dyson, Ltd.