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

  All sessions take place in the Palace Ballroom, which can be accessed using the LG button on the hotel's elevator.

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. Business Trends Impacting the Security Profession in the Next Half Decade
Cuan Coulter, Executive Vice President and Head of EMEA, State Street Global Advisors

This session will address the current and future business landscape and implications for the security function. What do businesses need to do in order to stay competitive in the global economy? Learn how the business landscape is evolving and how the security function can enable business to maintain relevance.
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. Member Lunch (York & Lancaster Rooms) and New & Prospective Member Lunch (Albert Suite)
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
Learn how security is positioned within ISMA member companies and the ways in which they deliver the security value proposition to business leaders. Discussion will include:
•    Understanding the business priorities and how to align your tasking
•    Understanding the problems security will solve for the business
•    Best practices for delivering the security plan
•    Ways to determine and measure the business benefit
•    Critical success factors from personal experience 
2:00 – 2:35 p.m. Working with Business to Keep the UK Secure and Prosperous 
Cressida Dick
, Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service

This session will explore the changing nature of threats from crime and terrorism and how they affect the private sector.  The mobilization of the private sector and the security sector is a key element in countering these threats and ensuring that the UK remains secure and prosperous in a turbulent political period.
2:35 – 2:45 p.m. Networking Break
2:45 – 4:00 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.
4:00 – 4:45 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.

5:10 p.m. Meet in hotel lobby
5:15 p.m Depart for House of Lords

Please note that travel time from the hotel to the HOL includes time to pass through airport-style security at the Houses of Parliament. Note that you MUST bring a photo ID and your official invitation to the reception to gain entry. Please plan to bring an umbrella, and do not bring bags, briefcases, etc. unless absolutely necessary.

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


Tuesday 29 January

  All sessions take place in the Palace Ballroom, which can be accessed using the LG button on the hotel's elevator.

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

The Importance of Collaboration within your Cyber Defense Strategy
Andy Bates, Executive Director for the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Global Cyber Alliance


The sharing of intelligence and collaboration between organizations, law enforcement, government sectors, and geographies is an important weapon against the prevention and propagation of a cyber attack. But in a competitive world how can this be achieved? How can an attacked organization protect their own brand whilst highlighting their vulnerabilities to prevent attacks on others? What more can to be done?

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


The UK’s Security Concepts and Doctrine Centre have conducted a comprehensive review of the strategic trends that will shape security at a national and corporate level.  Many future trends are familiar; environmental stress and changing demography, accelerating technological change, the increasing importance of information, greater human empowerment, and national and international transitions in both economic and political power. Much less familiar is the unprecedented acceleration in the speed of change which is driving ever more complex interactions between these trends. The session will consider the tension that exists between foresight and uncertainty and describe the security implications of strategic change at board level, emphasizing the need for adaptation when planning security models that are ‘future fit’.

12:00  – 1:00 p.m. Member Lunch & ISMA Committee Meetings (York & Lancaster Rooms)
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


In this session, Professor Sasse will discuss her latest research on the relationship between the corporate board and the security function, including: 
•    How the board oversees the cyber security risk
•    What the board expects from leadership in the management of security and other risks
•    The realization that cyber security risk can be non-technical in nature and is impacted by an organization’s ability to implement initiatives
•    The importance of driving the security department to work closely with other corporate functions to manage security and the other risks (risk convergence)

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

5:50 p.m. Meet in the hotel lobby
6:00 p.m Depart for Drapers' Hall
The journey to Drapers’ Hall will feature champagne and blue badge tour guides to point out all of the London sights!
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

  All sessions take place in the Palace Ballroom, which can be accessed using the LG button on the hotel's elevator.

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

Protecting a Global Security Ecosystem 

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


In this session, Les Anderson will discuss the technologies, processes and skills required to protect a global network spanning 180 countries. Mr. Anderson will provide a view of how BT has protected critical national infrastructure in recent years, as well as a forward-looking view of the likely trends and priorities for 2019.

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     

While chemical attacks have always had the potential to majorly impact security, until recently the risk of attack was relatively low. The use of chemical weapons in Syria, Iraq and now the UK has increased their likely use by terrorists. By developing the proper pre-planning and mitigation strategies the impact of a chemical attack can be reduced. This session will address management of information, detection, and decontamination of chemical attacks and the impact of each on corporate security concerns.       
12:15 – 12:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Adam Honor, Group Director of Security, Dyson, Ltd.
David Komendat, Vice President & Chief Security Officer, The Boeing Company and President, ISMA Board of Directors.    

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Member Lunch (York & Lancaster Rooms)