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

The World Ahead

Tom Standage, Deputy Editor of the Economist

We will hear from the Editor of The Economist’s famous The World Ahead publication on the interlocking challenges facing business leaders: including 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. A must-see keynote from one of the World's leading publications.

Resilence in an Age of Distrust: The Chairperson's In-Tray

Tom Standage, Deputy Editor of the Economist, Martin Jetter, Deutsche Börse, German stock exchange, Professor Kamal Munir, University of Cambridge; Tom Glocer, Chairperson, ISTARI Former CEO, Thomson Reuters

To set the stage for Compass and the theme of Resilience in an Age of Distrust, we will be joined by three special guests: the Chairman of the Deutsche Börse, Martin Jetter, who will share his views on the current market landscape for global enterprises. Martin Jetter will be joined by Professor Kamal Munir, the Provost Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, and Tom Glocer, Chairperson of ISTARI, who will further shed light on how the most senior leaders within global businesses are attempting to set a path for future growth and success in a changing world.

The AI-First Company: A Vision of the Future

Tom Standage, Deputy Editor of the Economist; Dr Michael Zeller, Managing Director, 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 Bashkar. Michael Bashkar and world-leading AI business executive Michael Zeller will explore AI’s impact on geopolitics, governance and, most importantly, business and the cyber leader.

Panel: The Technology Tipping Point: Resilience and AI

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

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

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

Rashmy Chatterjee, CEO ISTARI, Board Member, Allianz; Bob Dudley, former CEO, BP, Board Member Saudi Aramco; KC Yeoh, CEO, Temus; Shashi Verna, CTO, TFL, Board Member Royal Mail

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.

Tour & Dinner: Kensington Palace, Hyde Park

Kensington Palace: History Tour

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

Inside the Cyberwar to Hijack Elections and Distort the Truth

Gaurav Keerthi, former Deputy CEO, CSA; Theresa Payton, First CIO of the White House

Former White House CIO Theresa Payton will shed unique insight into the battlefront stories from the global war being conducted through cyberspace. Her international best-selling book, ‘Inside the Cyberwar to Hijack Elections and Distort the Truth,’ gives insight into the role of nation-states in espionage, subversion, and sabotage that is impacting the world’s democracies and changing the role of the cyber leader.

Cyber's Shifting Frontline (in partnership with the Paladin Capital Group)

Chris Inglis, first National Cyber Director, former Deputy Director of NSA; Sir David Omand, British former senior civil servant

A special session with global security experts Chris Inglis and Sir David Omand will share their perspectives on the cyber ecosystem's most pressing leadership challenges. This is a unique opportunity to hear from two leading experts on how the cyber ecosystem is having to change to its most global pressing issues, including how to rebuild trust in the digital realm in an era of misinformation, the challenge of evolving tech governance, and their perspectives on executive leadership.

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Insights to Action: Compass Community Sessions

Paul Stokes, CEO, Prevalent AI; Ram Elboim, CEO, Sygnia; Brendan Hannigan, CEO Sonrai; Ken Pentimonti, Managing Director, Paladin Capital Group

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

Dr Manuel Hepfer, ISTARI; Jay Leek, Founder, Syn Ventures; Henry Widera, Partner, Egon Zehnder

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.

Counter-Intelligence: What the Secret World Can Teach Us About Problem-Solving and Creativity

Dr Manuel Hepfer, ISTARI; Robert Hannigan, former Director, GCHQ, International Chairman, BlueVoyant

Our special closing session with Robert Hannigan, the former Director of GCHQ. Drawn from his recently launched book, he explores the role of counterintelligence services in history and the lessons today's cyber leaders can draw from the unique stories of codebreakers and problem solvers found within them. Rober will shed insights on the likes of the WWII code-breakers and how they harnessed innovation and creativity, secrecy and transparency and the global tech community to win. This is a special session designed to help cyber leaders understand how, as leaders, they can also build and lead world-leading teams of specialists to success.

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

David Rowan

David Rowan

Editor-in-Chief, WIRED Magazine

Professor Kamal Munir

Professor Kamal Munir

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

Martin Jetter

Martin Jetter

Chairman, Supervisory Board of the Deutsche Börse Group

Theresa Payton

Theresa Payton

Former White House CIO

Chris Inglis

Chris Inglis


Sir David Omand

Sir David Omand

Former Senior British Civil Servant, Paladin Capital Group Advisor

Bob Dudley

Bob Dudley

Former Group Chief Executive Officer, BP

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