Competitiveness and Compliance: Is Your Data Strategy Enabling or Hindering Growth in 2018?


Where: Charlotte Street Hotel, London
When: 4th July 2018, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

About the Club

  • Topics are chosen based on the interests of our existing members, industry-wide disruptions and fascinating topics broached at prior events.
  • Attendance is strictly by invitation only, aimed toward senior leaders and other top-executives, including industry-wide thought leaders.
  • Our guests gain exclusive insights on trending business topics through networking and chaired roundtable dinner discussions with guests of similar seniority.

Why Attend?

  • Gain insights and ideas from thought leaders in your field
  • Benchmark your own plans within a collaborative and confidential environment
  • Network with this exclusive group of senior executives within the world’s most cutting-edge companies.

The Discussion

“IoT will be at the center of broader and more damaging cyberattacks. The Mirai botnet was a harbinger of future IoT security-related attacks and breaches. Most firms still haven’t shown a consistent commitment to mitigating IoT-specific threat vectors” [Forrester, 2018].


By 2020, IoT technology will be in 95 percent of new product electronics designs [Gartner]. IoT’s growth is very rapid, even for the computer industry. But that growth comes at a cost. The technology has not overcome what many believe to be rampant security vulnerabilities. As a result, through to 2022, half of all IoT security budgets will be spent on fault remediation, recalls and safety failures rather than protection [Gartner].


Despite digital security and IoT being the top investment areas for 2018 at 71% and 36%, respectively [Gartner CIO Survey, 2018], IoT will be the epicentre of wider, more sophisticated, more surprising and more impactful cyberattacks. And the consumer backlash could be fierce if there is a major incident – a disastrous outcome in this age of “customer as king, queen and the universe”.

2018 needs to be the year that security is at the heart of your entire endpoint strategy, from device to printer. At this session we will be discussing:



  • What is the best approach to securing your endpoint devices?


  • Why is it critical to get this right in 2018?


  • How can you build the business case for these investments?


Current guests:

  • Chief Data Scientist at Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office
  • Head of Data Management and Analytics at Bupa Global
  • Chief Data Officer at Dentsu Aegis Network
  • VP Insight Pricing, CRM, Ex-Asda, Sainsbury, Tesco
  • Head of Data at AXA Insurance
  • Head of Data Science & Research at GLIA Ecosystems
  • Head of Data Analytics at EDF Trading
  • Head of Data Governance (Interim) at RSA
  • Head of External Relationships at Ministry of Justice
  • Chief Commercial and Data Officer at Mumsnet
  • Director, COO, Global Client Coverage (I&TS) at Royal Bank of Canada
  • Director Data Science at DLG
  • Ex-CDO at Lloyd’s Bank
  • Deputy CDO at Barclays

Where and When?

6:30pm Networking Drinks

7:00pm Host Introduction

7:20pm Chaired Debate

8:00pm 3-Course Dinner

9:00pm Drinks and Networking

9:30pm Carriages

If you’re interested in hearing others’ experiences of the pitfalls, pressures and opportunities presented by giving back, we’d be delighted for you to join us. 

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A special thank you to our club’s founding partner, SAS, for their continued support of the Hidden Edge Club.

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