Executive Dinner for CISOs & Heads of Information Security

23  June  2019 

This dinner will be held on Monday 24th of June in the Wilkins Private Dining room in the Lanesborough Hotel



Seared Cornish scallop, celeriac purée and truffle jus
Beef fillet, truffled mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and red wine sauce
Tarte tatin, vanilla ice cream
Coffee and petit fours
Please let us know in advance if you have any allergies or have any special dietary requirements so that we can accommodate an alternative menu


5:30 to   6:30 Champagne Reception
6:30 to   7:00 Sponsors talk
7:00 to   8:00 1st & 2nd Course Dinner
8:00 to   8:30 Guest speaker talk
8:30 to   8:45 3rd Course
8.45 to 10:00 Debating the issues raised
               10:00 Close

Tonight’s topic

"Motivated and skilled adversaries will always find a way to breach the perimeter defences. That's why it's so important to also detect and respond to active threats inside your environment, in real-time so you can stop attackers in their tracks before they steal, destroy or manipulate your digital assets. 
AI is an increasing feature within our cybersecurity arsenal, to defend, detect, and automate incident response. But with Cybersecurity providers everywhere liberally adding claims about the Artificial Intelligence inside their products how can you separate what's real, and what works from the hype? 
Please join Vectra for a relaxed evening of conversation and insights around the application of AI to solve some of the most pressing challenges in cyber security."

About tonight’s sponsor

Vectra® is transforming cybersecurity by applying advanced AI to detect in-progress threats and hunt for hidden cyberattacks. Vectra and its flagship Cognito® platform enable the world’s most consequential enterprise organisations to detect cyberattacks in real time and empower threat hunters to perform highly conclusive incident investigations. Vectra reduces business risk by eliminating the gaps between network compromise, detection and response. Behind the Cognito platform, Vectra threat researchers identify and investigate cyberattacks, vulnerabilities and threat behaviours that are unknown to the world. With data sets from this research, data scientists develop the machine learning algorithms and behavioural analysis that drive Cognito.

Tonight’s Speakers:

Chris Martin, UK and Ireland Country Manager at Vectra - How Ardagh Group, a global leader in beverage packaging used AI to reduce financial and reputational risk
Matt Walmsley, EMEA Director at Vectra - Why it took Equifax 76 to find their breach, and how AI can help bridge the detection gap
Chris Martin
Prior to joining Vectra Chris held senior positions with Darktrace,  and Context Information Security. Chris’ experience is predominately in offensive security, using specialist threat intelligence to plan and manage red-team engagements designed to simulate state-sponsored targeted attacks.  Chris specialises in working with organisations across energy/utilities, banking, telecommunications, critical national infrastructure, and defence.  Chris has extensive experience in advanced attack methodologies, operational security, threat intelligence, and incident response.  
Matt Walmsley.
Matt has 30 years’ experience in helping organisations deploy and secure their network infrastructure having worked in a variety of pre-sales consultancy and technical marketing roles for global technology companies such as Endace, Hewlett Packard and 3Com. A self-professed “network guy” Matt joined Vectra 4 years ago as part of their initial European team and has a remit to help organisations transform their security response capabilities by using AI powered advanced threat detection and response solutions. Matt is based in the United Kingdom, and holds a Masters in Business Administration, and is a regularly quoted media commentator, and conference presenter on the application of AI to cybersecurity.


The Winton Private Dining Room
The Lanesborough Hotel
Hyde Park Corner

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