A Real Time Club Event in Whitehall
Chris Gibson: When Bits Hit the Fan
The UK government’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) was built by Chris Gibson to coordinate the vast horde of suppliers, old and new technologies in critical infrastructure across government departments both high profile and deniable.
We are delighted to welcome Chris as our speaker for the second of our “Autumn of Discontent” Real Time Club dinners held in the National Liberal Club in Whitehall.
As Rudyard Kipling might say today, “If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same, then you’ll be the Director of CERT my son”, Chris has devoted his time to mixing a cocktail of boredom laced with fear, because although we really don’t want excitement in systems that cost lives when they fail, he’s worked to ensure that stakeholders in both government and important private sector industries are taking the threats seriously…and dealing with the consequences when they haven’t.
Before CERT, Chris was on the board of FIRST.org, the global Forum for Incident Response and Security Teams which ran in parallel with 12 years at Citi being a Director with responsibility of protecting a large financial institution in a rapidly evolving threat landscape.
Real Time Club Dinners are held under the Chatham House Rule to encourage free and frank conversation.
Founded in 1968, the Real Time Club meets to network and discuss technology issues of the day at the National Liberal Club. Over the decades we have evolved a format of:
6:00 to 7:00 Networking at our open bar
7:00 to 8:15 A fine three-course dinner
8:15 to 9:00 Our Speaker will talk about “When Bits Hit the Fan',
managing and preventing technology disasters”
9:00 to 10:00 Questions from the floor.
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Ticket sales end one day before the dinner due to kitchen logistics.
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When & Where
Real Time Club
Born as an IT dinner club nearly 50 years ago, the Real Time Club is one of London’s foremost networking institutions. The Club’s networking events bring together people from diverse professional backgrounds with common interest in technology and society. The Club’s membership includes entrepreneurs and professionals form the tech industry, public sector, academia and finance.
Every year the Real Time Club runs a series of dinners with distinguished speakers on current issues of the information age. The Club’s dinners encourage robust and well-informed debate, while enabling interesting people to meet one another. There are around six dinners a year, most of which take place at the National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London SW1.
Real Time Club dinners are open to non-members. Everyone is welcome to attend.