The Royal Lancaster, Hyde Park
July 29th - 31st 2024



The Compass Summit convenes cyber leaders from the world’s leading companies to elevate cyber resilience as a strategic business priority. As part of this mission, we expose cyber executives to senior policy and business leadership. This will be our third annual meeting, and we are immensely proud of how this community has grown quickly to become a leading voice in the ecosystem.

This year, we will build upon the macro-landscape discussions from 2023, shifting focus towards the changing business environment and delving deeper into the evolving landscape of governance, artificial intelligence and the evolving role of the cyber leader. Hence, the theme for this year's summit will be “Resilience in an Age of Distrust."

The summit will commence with a welcome dinner on the evening of July 29th, followed by sessions on Tuesday, July 30th, and Wednesday, July 31st, at the Royal Lancaster Hotel.

Recently refurbished, the hotel is in a prime location adjacent to Hyde Park and is conveniently situated within walking distance of our dinner venues—the world-famous Kensington Palace and the iconic Serpentine North Gallery. This combination promises a truly distinctive 'campus' experience in the heart of West London.

We invite you to review the Summit Brochure to understand better what awaits you at the 2024 Summit.



Welcome Reception & Dinner: The Magazine, Serpentine North Gallery

Welcome to the Compass Summit. Get to know your fellow Compass members and embark on an unforgettable experience in one of London’s most iconic venues. A fantastic way to reconnect and meet in the heart of Hyde Park - London’s ancient Royal Park.

Day 1 Sessions: Organisational Revolution

Resilience in an Age of Distrust

Tom Standage, The Economist; Martin Jetter, Deutsche Börse (German Stock Exchange)

To set the stage for Compass and the theme of Resilience in an Age of Distrust, we will be joined by a special guest, the Chairman of the Deutsche Börse (German Stock Exchange), Martin Jetter. In a special fireside conversation, we explore how, as the steward of one of the world’s most important financial centres, he views the current market, business volatility and its implications for executive business and risk leaders.

The World Ahead

Tom Standage, The Economist

We will hear from the Editor of The Economist’s famous The World Ahead publication on the interlocking challenges facing business leaders: the ongoing war in Ukraine, conflict in the Middle East, a year of pivotal elections in some of the world’s most important economies, the transition to renewable energy, and the spectre of a returning Donald Trump.

The C-Suite In-Tray: Agenda-Setting Priorities

Tom Standage, The Economist; Tom Glocer, Former CEO, Thomson Reuters

Navigating the global business and risk agenda is the CEO and their C-suite. The most senior leaders within an organisation are tasked with attempting to set a path for future growth and success. This a unique opportunity to glean insights into the most senior decision-makers’ process and how they are changing their businesses to adapt to new global and business risks.

Keynote: The AI-First Company: A Vision of the Future

Michael Bhaskar, Author; Dr Michael Zeller, Temasek

Embark on a journey into the future with the AI-first company session with a Compass special guest speaker - New York Times bestseller Michael Bhaskar. With him, we will explore AI’s impact on geopolitics, governance and most importantly business and the cyber leader.

Panel: The Technology Tipping Point: Cyber Resilience 2.0

Abel Archundia, ISTARI; Gaven Smith, former GCHQ Director General; Dave Palmer, Ten Eleven Ventures; Nikhil Eapen, StarHub

How is the changing enterprise and technology environment impacting those tasked with building cyber-resilient organisations? In this session, we will dive into the implications of a new era of digital transformations and how this is changing the cyber landscape.

Panel: Inside the Boardroom: Darwin's Theory of Stewardship

Professor Kamal Munir, University of Cambridge; Bob Dudley, Prism Global Management; KC Yeoh, Temus

This session sheds light on the very top of an organisation - the Boardroom. Our distinguished panel of current Board members will discuss how they view their role and purpose - what they have learnt to engage in cyber and steward their global businesses through digital risks, market forces and changing social forces.

Dinner: Kensington Palace, Hyde Park

The Compass gala dinner will be held in Kensington Palace's King's Drawing Room. For almost 400 years, Kensington Palace has been home to some of England’s most popular royals, from Queen Victoria to Diana, Princess of Wales. A series of stylish residents and virtuoso artists have left their mark on the palace over the centuries, and the result is part stately home, part work of art and will play host to our community celebration.

Day 2 Sessions: Personal Leadership Evolution

Cyber's Final Frontline: Misinformation and Distrust (in partnership with the Paladin Institute)

Kemba Walden, Paladin Group Institute; Sir David Omond, former British senior civil servant

Special Session: Our guest keynote speakers will shed light on one of the most pressing cyber leadership challenges. How to combat deceptive practices, safeguard information integrity, and rebuild trust in the digital realm. Join us for a crucial exploration of the intersection between cybersecurity, misinformation, and the imperative to fortify the new frontline of the cyber landscape.

Insights to Action: Working Sessions

Our focused working sessions are led by our community and ecosystems partners to help you drill down on a core topic and share and compare with fellow community members. Topics include: Supply Chain Defence, Artificial Intelligence, Next Generation Cyber Analytics, Incident Response and Crisis Preparedness

The Next Big Job: Life After a CISO

Henry Widera, Egon Zehnder; Jay Leek, Syn Ventures

Navigate the transition from Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to new career horizons. Industry leaders share insights on post-CISO roles, entrepreneurship, and executive opportunities. Discover strategies for leveraging cybersecurity expertise in diverse domains for our unique panel of business leaders who were formerly CISOs. Join this session to gain a roadmap for a successful transition and chart a compelling course for life beyond the CISO role.

Closing Keynote

Tom Glocer, Former CEO, Thomson Reuters; Rashmy Chatterjee, ISTARI

A unique closing session with ISTARI Chairman Tom Glocer on collective resilience and action in an evolving tech-centric business landscape. A memorable conclusion for the Compass Summit, encapsulating its key messages as well as a call to action for the community.

Community Networking Drinks

We invite you to mingle, share reflections, and foster your new Compass community connections over beverages and delectable snacks before you embark on your journey back home.

Tom Standage

Tom Standage

Deputy Editor, The Economist

Professor Kamal Munir

Professor Kamal Munir

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (University Community & Engagement) and Professor of Strategy and Policy at the University of Cambridge

Jay Leek

Jay Leek

Managing Partner and Co-founder, SYN Ventures

Bob Dudley

Bob Dudley

Former Group Chief Executive Officer, BP

Shashi Verma

Shashi Verma


Tom Glocer

Tom Glocer

Chairman, BlueVoyant; Former CEO, Thomson Reuters

Rashmy Chatterjee

Rashmy Chatterjee


Dave Palmer

Dave Palmer

General Partner, Ten Eleven Ventures
Former Co-Founder, Darktrace

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