CISO-AI Assurance 360 Dinner Roundtable
Peer to peer sharing on managing the new risks and opportunities afforded by AI: Anticipating its impacts on the effectiveness, legality, safety, security, maintainability, sustainability, and accountability of the organisation and its systems, and the trust users place in it
Wednesday 14 June 2023 | 17:30-21:30
The Royal Air Force (RAF) Club
The Battle of Britain Suite
Many organisations are seeking to exploit AI to increase the performance of existing capabilities and develop innovative new services – both for customers and to enhance internal operations. AI-based services are already automating repetitive tasks, in offices, industrial processes and consumer devices. However, the advent of AI also brings some new challenges. Just as software engineering was developed as a response to the limitations discovered when applying traditional engineering processes to the software domain, we are beginning understand the new demands that AI places on our engineering processes.
Employing AI changes the risks and opportunities open to an organisation, including the protection of its systems. The developing discipline of AI assurance aims to provide techniques for managing the new risks and opportunities afforded by AI – not just during research and development, and pre-insertion, but also in-service – and anticipating its impacts on the effectiveness, legality, safety, security, maintainability, sustainability, and accountability of the organisation and its systems, and the trust users place in it.
Kindly sponsored by QinetiQ and hosted by Pulse Conferences, this is an excellent opportunity to connect with peers over a private dinner to discuss and compare tactics and strategies for AI assurance.
We are delighted to welcome QinetiQ’s Mark Round, Principal Data Scientist at QinetiQ, who will co-steer the discuss working alongside a fellow CISO. Mark has a background in AI, analytics and the human sciences. He has considerable experience and reputation as a technical lead, working both in defence and security, and across wider government, and has delivered proven analytic models into the security and defence market. He spent two years as the Lead Data Scientist for the Home Office’s Accelerated Capability Environment (ACE). Within QinetiQ, he is leading the development of Pulsar, a machine learning (ML) platform used to accelerate project work, and developed the organisation’s competency model for data science. He specialises in: the testing and evaluation of ML models, and the organisational changes required to incorporate ML models into human-machine teams.
Given the topic, the co-lead and the unique prestigious venue, The Royal Air Force (RAF) Club, a ‘hidden gem’ in the heart of Mayfair, this is certain to be a full table!
Please R.S.V.P. below to confirm your complimentary place in the Battle of Britain Suite!
We very much look forward to welcoming guests.
QinetiQ is an integrated global security and defence company. QinetiQ has been established as a Cyber Security service provider and thought leader for longer than almost any other company in the world, continually providing assurance and resilience for our customers in a collaborative way. We address today’s rapidly changing cyber security environment, with decades of experience protecting the most highly targeted organisations and securing the most critical operations. With our defence-grade solutions, rigorous threat checks and our understanding of defending against the most persistent threats, we can help you build digital resilience so you can face the future with greater certainty.
Discussion Co-Steered By a Fellow CISO and Mark Round, Principal Data Scientist, QinetiQ
Mark Round is a Principal Data Scientist at QinetiQ, with a background in both AI and analytics, and in the human sciences. He has considerable experience and reputation as a technical lead, working both in defence and security, and across wider government, and has delivered proven analytic models into the security and defence market. He spent two years as the Lead Data Scientist for the Home Office’s Accelerated Capability Environment (ACE), and his analyses have been used to meet a variety of customer needs. Within QinetiQ, he is leading the development of Pulsar, a machine learning (ML) platform used to accelerate project work, and developed the organisation’s competency model for data science. He specialises in: the testing and evaluation of ML models, and the organisational changes required to incorporate ML models into human-machine teams.
Conducted under The Chatham House Rule, the discussion was co-chaired by a leading CISO alongside a senior strategist from QinetiQ. A Director at Pulse Conferences was your Master of Ceremonies for the evening.
There was no cost to attend.
Places around the table were limited and confirmations will be done on a ‘first to confirm’ basis.
17:30-18:30 Guests arrive and welcome drinks
18:30-21:00 Discussion while dinner is served
21:00-21:30 Conclusions, goodbyes and guests depart
*Please note that the Roundtable places are open only to CISOs and senior practitioners who are currently doing the job of securing mid to large size organisation where they currently work. External advisors, independents and providers of services or products for CISOs will not be approved.
Venue and directions
The Battle of Britain Suite | The Royal Air Force (RAF) Club | London
The CISO 360 Dinner Roundtable will hosted at the The Royal Air Force Club in the Battle of Britain Suite. The modern, yet classic, Battle of Britain Suite incorporates both the Spitfire Room and Hurricane Room.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) Club first opened its doors on 1st January 1917 with the name the Royal Flying Corps Club at 13 Bruton Street, Mayfair. Financed by Walter Bersey, it was a small residential club for flying officers on leave from the Front. Located in the heart of London’s Mayfair, from the bustling streets of Piccadilly, you will enter a remarkable building. The Royal Air Force Club celebrated its one hundredth year since formation in 2018 with a visit by our late Royal Patron, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Combining RAF and aviation heritage with a host of excellent modern facilities, accommodation and dining, the Club currently counts around 25,000 Officers and Former Serving Officers of the Royal Air Force and their families as valued members. Members and guests enjoy a ‘home from home’ in central London and a warm welcome in a historic environment.
We are delighted that this wonderful Grade II listed building steeped in history will host the CISO 360 AI-Assurance Dinner Roundtable!
The Royal Air Force (RAF) Club
Battle of Britain Suite
Travelling by Public Transport
The Club is centrally located on London’s Piccadilly and is well served by both tube and bus. Bus stops C and D, serving routes 6, 9, 22, N9, N97, 14, 19, 38, N19, N38, are located directly outside of the Club. Hyde Park Corner Tube (5 minutes’ walk) Green Park Tube (10 minutes’ walk) Marble Arch Tube (15 minutes’ walk) London Victoria Tube and Mainline (20 minutes’ walk)