NETEVENTS CXO LEADERSHIP ROUND TABLES

NETEVENTS CXO LEADERSHIP ROUND TABLES

Technology Trends, Opportunities, and Real-World Concerns

DATE: 25TH SEPTEMBER 2019
LOCATION: THE GHERKIN
TIME: 8.00AM-1.30PM
ALIGNED WITH SIBOS 2019

 

THE THEME

It is an exciting time for technology leaders, but also one with in-built and shifting challenges. Key to an organisation’s success and competitive edge is in creating pioneering pathways to digital transformation as well as robust ways to deal with security.

How can companies become more agile and remain secure while evolving through incumbent systems? What are the transformational cloud tools and AI game changers you need to know about? What are the incoming regulatory frameworks you need to know about?

Current industry challenges in leadership: how do we achieve buy-in from non tech leaders, what are the upcoming threats within fintech cybersecurity, how do we create the network capacity safe from incoming threats. Data gathering and sharing can improve fintech products by creating multi-vendor portals and products but can also lead to breaches. The use of AI can improve offerings while also learning (and perpetuating) illegal bias against underserved groups.

We invite you to come and discuss, network and share knowledge with industry leaders, technologists and peers.
In addition, the CxO round-tables will be featured in IT/Finance publications across the globe.

WHY ATTEND?

  • Keep abreast of hot and disruptive technologies, industry trends and the latest research from leading independent analysts and technologists.
  • Exclusive, focused event offering a unique opportunity to network and share knowledge with fellow C-Level/ Senior IT execs and peers.
  • Speaker opportunity to participate in the CxO Round-tables discussing Technology Trends, Digital Transformation and CyberSecurity.
  • Exclusive networking and coverage with global industry press.

Speakers


Brian Lord OBE, Managing Director, Cyber, PGI
Brian joined PGI in September 2013, after 21 years with GCHQ. Brian left GCHQ as their Deputy Director for Intelligence and Cyber Operations. Brian served in a wide range of roles for GCHQ, at home and abroad, and has deep experience drawn from many years’ experience across the breadth of Intelligence and Cyber operations. He is a leading thinker in the area of Cyber Warfare.

WHERE AND WHEN?

25th September at The Gherkin, 8:30am in Central London

8:30 – 9.30 am Networking and refreshments
9.30 – 10.30 am CxO Round Table: Industry Update: Financial Technology Trends, Opportunities, and Real-World Concerns
Financial technology, or fintech, is one of the fast-moving opportunities today, as existing banks and other institutions are joining well-funded startups in creating new products. Some are geared at consumers, while others are for institutions or investors. Key to fintech’s success: strong security, increasing consumer trust of using their mobiles for banking, a generally friendly regulatory environment; and powerful tools like cloud computing and artificial intelligence.This session will discuss the most exciting opportunities in fintech, and the underlying technologies that will enable innovations. For example: Fintech requires massive data centers, and data center operations need to be able to squeeze every drop of performance from their hardware and networks — while also being able to reconfigure to handle new workloads and applications. Servers in the data center and in the cloud need to move vast quantities of information to/from storage, in order to feed fast-growing analytics and AI engines. And consumers and branch offices need cost-effective but super-secure means of connecting to those data centers and cloud applications, without the risk of the Internet or the cost of MPLS.Fintech is big, complicated, and requires bold thinking and advanced technologies – so come to this session to learn and join the discussion.
10:30 – 11:00 am Refreshments & informal ‘networking’
11:00—12:00 noon CxO Round Table: Locks Won’t Keep You Safe: The Cybersecurity Implications of Digital Transformation
Introduced & chaired by Brian Lord OBE, Managing Director, Cyber, PGI

Before businesses went digital, it was easy to secure ledger books in the accounting department’s drawers, cash in the safe, and customer records in a file cabinet. A few sturdy locks and security guards keep intruders out and valuable assets in. Today: Not so easy. With everything from regulated personal data to intellectual property to even digital currencies, everything might be accessible to hackers. Corporate crown jewels can be stolen using phished credentials and a network connection – in a matter of milliseconds.This roundtable will talk about the cybersecurity threats of digital transformation – and also approaches to preventing those threats from turning into successful attacks. We will examine the role of managed security services in addressing phishing, ransomware, data theft, and mobile malware. We will see how advanced cryptography and blockchain can reduce the risks of IoT, cloud computing, digital payments, and enterprise applications. We will explore how networking-as-a-service (NaaS) can embed security into cloud-native applications using fast APIs, scaling digital transformation faster than traditional VPNs and private circuits.Business is going digital – and old-fashioned security just won’t cut it any more. Let’s talk about tech that delivers on the agility, and potential, of real digital transformation.
12:00—1:30 pm Lunch

FINDING THE GHERKIN

Address:
30 St Mary Axe,
London,
EC3A 8BF

8:30 – 9.30 am Networking and refreshments
9.30 – 10.30 am CxO Round Table: Industry Update: Financial Technology Trends, Opportunities, and Real-World Concerns
10:30 – 11:00 am Refreshments & informal ‘networking’
11:00 — 12:00 noon CxO Round Table: Locks Won’t Keep You Safe: The Cybersecurity Implications of Digital Transformation
12:00 — 1:30 pm Lunch

HAVE QUESTIONS?

If you have a question about attendance, please contact Georgie:

Georgie Weedon, NetEvents

Tel: +44 (0) 1672 550125

Email: georgiew@netevents.org

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