London Marriott, Grosvenor Square

Welcome to the 5th Cyber Exchange 360: Talk to the Board

6th Talk to the Board returns to the Science Museum on 6 November 2024!

A Reciprocal Exchange with CISOs, the Board and Supply Chain
Time to Redefine CISO Purpose and Cybersecurity Leadership

‘Talk to the Board’ is back – the only reciprocal exchange with CISOs, the Board and Supply Chain. Ask questions you would ideally like to discuss with your own Board, but with no consequences!

Add event to calendar

Apple Google Office 365 Outlook Yahoo

Many thanks to those who joined us at the 5th Cyber Exchange 360: Talk to the Board

8 November 2023 | London Marriott Grosvenor Square

The 5th Cyber Exchange 360: Talk to the Board Conference, created and hosted by Pulse Conferences, was hosted at The Marriott Grosvenor Square in London, 8 November 2023.

Our programme provides refreshing and ground-breaking perspectives on cybersecurity – a rare opportunity to question a Board – but with no consequences! Talk frankly and test questions that you would ideally like to ask of your own Board. 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 biggest learnings from Directors as they share success and war stories on business areas including employee well being. Gain context through Board perspectives on where cybersecurity sits and be privy to future business predictions. Engage with the Board in a way that makes them understand your pain points. Compare key metrics and test them on the Board. 

This unprecedented event aims to revolutionise the way large enterprises approach cybersecurity.

Why this event? Breaking Barriers…

This event is not your ordinary infosec conference. It fosters a reciprocal dialogue between esteemed Enterprise Board Directors and forward-thinking CISOs and information security practitioners. Together, participants – Sponsors, Speakers, Delegates alike – will advance the conversation and explore innovative strategies to tackle the evolving cyber landscape.

Our aim

CISOs will leave the event armed with new ideas and questions to engage their own board and with an enhanced vision of how to deepen the relationships and communications that they have with their own directors to be able to scale up cybersecurity strategy within their organisations effectively.

We are delighted to announce this next chapter in the ground-breaking series, ‘Talk to the Board’, the premier conference designed to facilitate such direct interaction.

We look forward to the next reciprocal discussion between CISOs who will question a new panel of Board of Directors from listed companies.  

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, with invited Directors spanning the various functional board roles that make up a board, CEO, CMO, HR, CTO…

Questions that are sure to be raised 

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? How can we measure and communicate cybersecurity in a measured way?

Areas that are certain to be raised in this open exchange with Board Directors from large organisations –

  • Changing nature of the consumer
  • Changing risk landscape
  • Corporate responsibility
  • Crisis management
  • Data management and privacy issues
  • Digital transformation
  • Ethical frameworks for the way we manage and audit data, innovation and technology
  • Fake news and social media
  • Fintech
  • Future workplace people and skills
  • Global supply chains
  • Insurance
  • Leadership
  • Long-term Planning
  • Marketing
  • Modernising tradition – a journey of cultural and technological change
  • Rapid Growth
  • Scaling businesses
  • Supply chain
  • Sustainability and decarbonisation for businesses
  • Technology commercialisation
  • Role of ‘purpose’ in business

Talk to the Board – Meet our 2023 Panel of Directors
Read more…

Dame Inga Beale
Former CEO, Lloyd’s of London

Mike Coupe
Former CEO, Sainsbury’s

Alan Knight OBE
Group Director of Sustainability, Drax & Senior Associate, CISL

Julian Wheatland
Formerly Chairman of SCL Group and COO & CFO of the Cambridge Analytica / SCL group of companies

Meet our 2023 Panel of CISOs including
Read more…

Michael Beaupre
Head of Cyber Security, Hays

Derek Cheng
CISO, Deliveroo

Agenda Timings
All networking functions are to be confirmed. Details to be provided in due course.

08:00-08:30       Arrivals and Coffee

08:30-13:00       Cyber Exchange 360 – Case studies, keynotes, fireside chats and hosted table think tanks

13:00-14:00       Lunch

14:00-15:00       Talk to the Board – Panel of Board Directors from large companies are questioned by CISOs

15:00-15:30       Short Comfort Break and Sponsors’ Prize Draw

15:30-17:00       Talk to the Board – Panel of Board Directors continues…
17:00-19:30       Networking Reception and Entertainment. London Marriott Grosvenor Square. Kindly sponsored by


19:30-22:00       Talk to the Board Supper at Selfridge’s. Alto by San Carlo – The Rooftop Selfridge’s. Kindly sponsored by

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!

Platinum and Networking Reception, Marriott Grosvenor Square

Platinum and Supper at Selfridge's, The Rooftop



Supporting Association

Back to Pulse Conferences

You currently have JavaScript disabled!

This site requires JavaScript to be enabled. Some functions of the site may not be usable or the site may not look correct until you enable JavaScript. You can enable JavaScript by following this tutorial. Once JavaScript is enabled, this message will be removed.