CISO 360 Dinner Roundtable for Energy, Utilities, CNI Sectors

IT/OT convergence: How are we addressing cybersecurity vulnerabilities? Trends and security challenges

Thursday, 19 May, 17:30-21:30
City Social, Private Dining Suite, Tower 42, London

You are invited to participate in this unique dinner roundtable discussion hosted at City Social in London. Guests will have the opportunity to benchmark approaches to mitigating the cybersecurity vulnerabilities that are created by IT/OT convergence with fellow CISOs and directors of IT, cybersecurity and operational technology from highly automated industries, including energy, utilities, transport and automotive companies.

Hosted by Pulse Conferences and kindly sponsored by QinetiQ, this group discussion will connect peers to discuss and compare how security teams are managing and mitigating threats specific to the energy, utilities and automated sectors typically associated with CNI.

We are delighted to welcome Graham Edwards, Most Recently Head of Cyber Security at Yorkshire Water and Luke Ager, CTO Cyber, QinetiQ who will co-steer a group discussion that is conducted under The Chatham House Rule of non-attribution. Pulse Conferences is your host for the evening. 

The discussion is driven by the participating guests themselves, but talking points are certain to include:

  • IT/OT convergence – How are we addressing cybersecurity vulnerabilities?
  • What are emerging best practices to OT cyber-threat detection and incident response?
  • How are we creating a culture of security?
  • What does it take to secure the delicate ties between physical and virtual infrastructure, as well as IT and OT networks to take a forward-looking approach to security?
  • Predictions about the increasing convergence of physical and virtual threats
  • Managing and mitigating risk in the cyber supply chain
  • How do we secure the interdependency of systems?

Please R.S.V.P. to confirm your place at the table. There is no cost to attend this event. Confirmations will be done on a ‘first to confirm’ basis.

We look look forward to meeting you for what promises to be a dynamic discussion with peers and a memorable culinary experience with open views across the London skyline.

Yours sincerely,

Team Pulse
Pulse Conferences

Approximate Timings

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


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About QinetiQ

QinetiQ is an integrated global security and defence company. Operating at the leading edge of science and engineering and employing over 6,000 people, including more than 3,000 scientists and engineers. 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.

Uniting our own and others’ technology and know-how to provide distinctive specialist services and products that address our customers’ most pressing challenges. We are integrated across the life cycle of critical equipment and infrastructure, undertaking creative research and development, enabling test and evaluation and delivering operational readiness through training and rehearsal.

Create it. Test it. Use it.


Luke Ager, CTO Cyber, QinetiQ

Luke is an experienced director and respected thought leader within the cyber defence arena. He is responsible for Technical Strategy and delivery of services to QinetiQ Cyber and Intelligence customers in both the Defence and Commercial industries, including the transformation of cyber services into scalable cloud platforms and agile delivery models that provide assurance to QinetiQ and its customers. Luke has a wealth of experience in Security Operations and Incident Response spanning over a decade of hands on operational roles.

Graham Edwards, Most Recently Head of Cyber Security, Yorkshire Water 

A successful senior Chief Information Security Officer and Operational Risk Director with a proven track record in multi-cultural and multi-national organisations. Able to bridge technical and business disciplines and communicate at all levels. Extensive knowledge of Information Security, Cyber Security, Physical Security, BCDR, Operational Risk, Crisis Management, Data Protection, Financial Crime and Compliance. The first 16 years of Graham’s career were spent in the Diplomatic Service engaged in technical security for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He then moved to the financial services sector where he has held senior security posts with Abbey National, Standard Chartered, Barclays, RBS, HBOS and ING. Through these roles he has developed a holistic approach to risk management and security, holding responsibility for information risk, IT security, physical security, fraud, money laundering, business continuity planning, compliance, crisis management and intelligence. He has also worked outside of the banking industry as the Group Head of Information Risk for Centrica. He then held the position of Director of Data Security at Nationwide Building Society before taking the role as Head of Information Security at Camelot Lottery Solutions. Graham is currently Interim Head of Cyber Security at Yorkshire Water. He has a master’s degree in Information Security from Royal Holloway.

CitySocial, Private Dining Suite, Tower 42, London

Located on level 24 of Tower 42 in the heart of London and boasting magnificent views across the city, City Social features a Michelin star restaurant by Jason Atherton serving a beautiful modern-British menu. City Social also houses a relaxed bar, Social 24, offering cocktails inspired by the famous London landmarks that can be spotted from the panoramic view. The CISO dinner discussion will be hosted in the private dining suite. 


City Social is centrally located in London just a few minutes walking from Liverpool station in the impressive Tower 42. The tower, designed by Richard Seifert and engineered by Pell Frischmann, is located at 25 Old Broad Street in the ward of Cornhill. It was built by John Mowlem & Co between 1971 and 1980, first occupied in 1980, and formally opened on 11 June 1981 by Queen Elizabeth II.

City Social, Tower 42
25 Old Broad Street
London EC2N 1HQ

Closest tube stations
Bank tube station: 5 minutes walk
Liverpool Street tube station: 7 minutes walk.
Aldgate tube station: 7 min walk 

Closest train stations
Liverpool Street train station: 7 minutes walk.
London Bridge Station: 10-15 minutes drive

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