Virtual Event

Virtual Roundtable: CISO-Identity & Trust 360 – UK

Tuesday 13 October 2020
12:30-14:00 British Summer Time

Rethinking Identity & Trust

*Delegate passes are limited and only available to book by in-house practitioners and do not apply to persons or companies providing advisory services or solutions to the security community.

You are invited to join our Virtual CISO-Identity & Trust 360 Roundtable discussion on Tuesday 13 October to connect with peers and to benchmark with CISOs and senior cybersecurity peers. This live event will include a dynamic and engaging discussion between CISOs and senior cybersecurity practitioners.  

Led by, with and for CISOs, this is an excellent opportunity to benchmark with peers on building resilience around identity and access management, zero trust, and the shift in cyber culture that is required for organisations to move forward effectively.

As a taster of what to expect, we are delighted to share some output with you below from a recent fireside chat, part of the Rethinking Identity and Trust thought leadership discussion series that is hosted by Pulse Conferences, sponsored by SailPoint and Ping Identity. 

  • Identity is about simplifying the whole process – where do you see the simplicity lying?
    “Zero trust is a meaningless marketing buzz word! In real terms – wouldn’t verified trust be a better term to use? Terms like these highlight the need for proper communication terms to bring the business onboard!”
    CISO, Conglomerate
  • How can you leverage outward corporate messaging about identity to say ‘we can be trusted, we have integrity’?
    “We need to tap into the cultural milieu about identity ascendancy in the business and its impact and on how companies portray themselves to the outside world.”
    CISO, Energy
  • How do we pump up governance processes around identity and trust? 
    “Identity is a collection of attributes. Which attributes are useful? We always end up describing a service rather than outlining a standard. Who sets the mandate for protection? Surely this should be something that is top down.” CISO, FS
  • How can we build frameworks that are agile enough for today’s processes? Where can we get the quick wins?
    “A move to zero trust is not a big bang affair. It is about reuse of the technologies you have in place today and protecting technologies that you don’t yet have in place!”
    CISO, Insurance
  • How can we break down zero trust into workable pieces?
    “We found it hard on the process side of things, the size of the project becomes so great in comparison to other projects on the table that is why it ends up as being lower priority, not because it is less important – so any tips that can address this would be appreciated. It is a tough spot.”


12:30 – 12:40 Introductions with arriving guests
Master of Ceremonies: Clive Room, Director, Pulse Conferences
12:40-12:12:50 Meet the Chairperson and Speakers
Graham Edwards, Head of Cyber Security, Yorkshire Water
Ben Bulpett, EMEA Marketing Director, SailPoint
Phil Allen, Vice President, EMEA, Ping Identity
12:50-14:00 Roundtable Discussion
All participants contribute to the discussion.
13:55 – 14:00  Summary and Goodbyes

Master of Ceremonies 

Clive Room, Director, Pulse Conferences

Clive has worked as a marketeer within cybersecurity since 2000. As the Marketing Manager at Portcullis Computer Security he organised all their bespoke events from seminars to hospitality events like the famous Portcullis Arms during Infosec. He was also responsible for their involvement with conferences and exhibitions all over Europe. His experience in promoting and presenting at cyber security events is matched by his passion for helping people understand the critical importance of mitigating the risks and protecting themselves and their organisations from cybercrime. He believes that in terms of reputational damage and operational costs, security breaches should be a key concern of everyone from the ground floor worker up to board and director level. Clive was Chairman of The White Hat Committee, the charity for the information security industry, which raises money for ChildLine and Barnardo’s throughout the year. This January’s White Hat Ball was the most successful to date raising over two hundred thousand pounds and the next White Hat Car Rally is in September. Clive is proud to be a part of the dynamic team bringing CISO 360 Congress to the marketplace as a game changer in cybersecurity events.

Sponsored by


Hosted by



Graham Edwards, 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.

Ben Bulpett, EMEA Marketing Director, SailPoint

Ben is the SailPoint EMEA Identity Platform Director, working across the region he supports the local SailPoint teams, partners and customers in helping define their strategy and adoption of an integrated Identity Governance platform. With over 25 years’ experience in the software industry; where he has led teams, in the development and implementation of complex IT Security solutions in areas such as; Access Management, Identity Management, Data Governance and Database etc across multiple verticals. Ben has travelled extensively throughout Europe, Middle East, Africa & America through his work responsibilities. He has spoken at numerous events on matters such as Security, Identity Governance and various related privacy issues.

Phil Allen, Vice President EMEA, Ping Identity

Phil Allen has over 20 years experience in the Identity Management industry. He began his career in the field of PKI in the late nineties and has developed a deep expertise in helping organisations gain the maximum value out of their Identity Management programmes. He is currently the VP EMEA at Ping Identity where he has been supporting many of the world’s largest enterprises with their strategic initiatives such as Open Banking, Identity post GDPR, acceleration of Cloud adoption and their IoT rollouts. Over the years, Phil has realised that too many organisations approach Identity Management as IT oriented projects and this restricts their ability to get the maximum business value out of the technology and process improvements which they are implementing. Identity Management should be seen as one of the strategic programmes that a company undertakes to future proof their business.
His goal is to move people from saying “I knew what the problem was, but I never realised that Identity was the answer” to having an ‘Identity First!’ philosophy.

About the Sponsors 

SailPoint, the leader in enterprise identity governance, brings the Power of Identity to customers around the world. SailPoint’s open identity platform gives organizations the power to enter new markets, scale their workforces, embrace new technologies, innovate faster and compete on a global basis. As both an industry pioneer and market leader in identity governance, SailPoint delivers security, operational efficiency and compliance to enterprises with complex IT environments. SailPoint’s customers are among the world’s largest companies in a wide range of industries, including: 7 of the top 15 banks, 4 of the top 6 healthcare insurance and managed care providers, 9 of the top 15 property and casualty insurance providers, 5 of the top 15 pharmaceutical companies, and 11 of the largest 15 federal agencies.

Ping Identity is the Intelligent Identity solution for the enterprise. We enable companies to achieve Zero Trust identity-defined security and more personalized, streamlined user experiences. The Ping Intelligent Identity™ platform provides customers, workforce, and partners with access to cloud, mobile, SaaS and on-premises applications across the hybrid enterprise. Over half of the Fortune 100 choose us for our identity expertise, open standards, and partnerships with companies including Microsoft and Amazon. We provide flexible identity solutions that accelerate digital business initiatives, delight customers, and secure the enterprise through multi-factor authentication, single sign-on, access management, intelligent API security, directory, and data governance capabilities.

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