5th Cyber Exchange 360: Talk to the Board
8 November 2023, London

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We are delighted to announce the next chapter in this ground-breaking series, the 5th Cyber Exchange 360: Talk to the Board will be hosted in London on 8 November 2023!

We look forward to the next reciprocal discussion between Board Members, CISO/CSO and C-Suite. CISOs will question a new panel of FTSE250 Board of Directors and compare cyber risk strategy and tactics with peers.

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Talk to the Board!

A rare opportunity to ask the questions you would ideally like to ask your own Board – but with no consequences!

Spanning industry sectors and functional board roles from CEO, CMO, HR, guests are invited to attended the 5th Cyber Exchange 360: Talk to the Board Conference, created and hosted by Pulse Conferences, 8 November 2023 in London

Elevating cybersecurity… Our programme provides a refreshing non-security perspectives on cybersecurity – and rare opportunity to talk frankly and test questions that participants would ideally like to ask their own Board.

What are the skills, behaviours and mind set required to lead the security agenda in a pressured, complex and competing business environment and how to create a culture where cybersecurity is considered central to the way companies think and behave? Where does cybersecurity sit in the list of highest Board risks and opportunities? How has this changed in the past year and what are new expectations of CISOs and security leaders?

These are just some of the areas that are certain to be tackled in this open exchange with Board Directors from large organisations –

  • Building Resilience and Preparedness to Respond to Crisis
  • Digital innovation and predictions for AI and advanced technologies in the business
  • Communicating with the Board
  • Marketing, Influencing and Collaborating
  • Governance, Compliance, Risk

We are currently inviting the NEW 2023 panel of Board Directors for Talk to the Board 2023, to cover various sectors and functional board roles!
As a reminder, last years’ directors included:

  • Josephine Fairley, Co-Founder, Green & Black’s
  • Geoff McDonald, Former Global Vice President HR (Marketing, Communications and Sustainability), Unilever
  • Laura Tenison MBE, Founder & Director, Wonderful Escapes. Former Founder & CEO, JoJo Maman Bébé
  • Daniel Bobroff, Founder and CEO, Coded Future Formerly Co-Founder, ASOS Ventures

Agenda – Provisional Timings

Morning – Cyber Exchange 360 (08:30-13:30)
CISOs participate in immersive case studies, fireside chats, keynotes. Benchmark strategies and be inspired!

Lunch – Buffet (13:30-14:30)
Network with peers over a delicious buffet lunch.

Afternoon – Talk to the Board (14:30-17:00)
Reciprocal exchange: CISOs are invited to ‘talk to the board’ and ask the questions they would ideally like to ask their own Board of directors – and without any consequences! 

Evening Reception (17:00-20:00)
Continue the networking!

As a CISO why attend

  • Increase readiness to respond capacity – how can we better communicate during a crisis
  • Learn from successful examples of corporate awareness and transformation campaigns
  • Hear the learnings from Directors as they share success and war stories
  • Gain context! Board perspectives on where cybersecurity sits and useful predictions
  • Speak to the Board in a way that makes them understand your pain points
  • Compare key metrics and test them on the Board
  • Re-energise your approach to driving change and leading teams

As a Board Director why attend

“The session Talk to the Board was a rich discussion with two interesting themes emerging for myself. The primary ask from the Board is for them to champion the importance of Cyber security and employee Cyber vigilance across the organisation as a cultural norm. To secure this commitment the audience noted the value of having a standing agenda item on the Board annual agenda. The panel also encouraged the audience to craft carefully any presentation to the Board to focus on what outcome they were asking for and to avoid just an information update. Both the audience and panel found the event very interesting and informative.” Jeremy Schwartz, Former CEO, The Body Shop, Pandora and Conival plc, Current Chairman Sustainability and Inclusion Practice, Kantar; Advisor Business, Transformation, McKinsey

“The Talk to the Board session provided a wonderful opportunity for CISOs to hear first-hand how and where they might tailor their Board interaction more strategically to achieve greater impact at this level. By doing so, board members could be better served as CISOs educate and update them about evolving organizational cyber security risk exposures and vulnerabilities. More intriguing, perhaps, was that CISO’s were urged to also see risks as potential opportunities that, with careful due diligence, might be thoughtfully exploited.”
Graham Joscelyne, Former Auditor General, World Bank and Chair: Audit and Ethics Committee, The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Current Advisory Committee for Internal Oversight, United Nations (UNRWA)

“The afternoon discussion with the Board focused on a number of key themes, how to build trust with Board members, what priorities a Board cares most about and how to sustain the conversation as a rolling programme. Such diverse Board representation from Audit, Tech, Sustainability, Risk, Marketing, People and Change meant the participants could fully engage in debate across a range of challenging topics”
Deborah Exell, Former Board Member, Head of Human Capital & Business Transformation, Getronics

Many thanks to our 2023 Sponsors to date!

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