PCI London was yet another highly enjoyable and informative day. There were some lively discussions around the challenges of PCI compliance, and useful education sessions covering encryption, tokenisation etc which gave some great insight into controls not only for card data, but for wider data security as well. Great chance to catch up with peers in the industry and share thoughts and ideas.
Great event with a very warm and welcoming atmosphere. Lots of professionals attending who seem passionate about what they do – a great networking opportunity.
This was the first PCI event that I have been able to attend and I didn’t know what to expect, my only real aims were to take away a few points from the presentations and speak to likeminded people about the current challenges facing the PCI community. When Jon Hawes kick-started the day in tremendous fashion with his rollercoaster paced delivery, I could see looking around the room that there was a real buzz amongst the audience. Of the main stage speakers, particular credit goes to Gary Hibberd as I now have ‘don’t try and boil the ocean’ stuck in my head and to Steve Wright for his Data Strategy with the five W’s. I had not expected so much crossover with GDPR during the agenda; however, it was all relevant and if anything reinforced the need to collaborate or closely align with more internal departments owning those responsibilities.
It was a brilliant hosted event, with a diverse range of speakers, topics and formats. All this provided a wide range of insight for me into PCI, and really helped with my knowledge of the Regulation.
I found the PCI London event a great stage for learning more about the impact that the changes in regulations and legislation will be having, not only on the payment card industry but in general for all businesses. The presentations were good and represented a good mix of organisations. The ability to talk with vendors in a non-pressured environment and network with other likeminded individuals from different companies was an opportunity that doesn’t happen on a day to day basis. For this alone it is very valuable.
I thought the event had good attendance from a networking perspective and had an array of good speakers helping attendees tread a careful path between regulation, standards and best practice. The education seminars were a good complement and an opportunity for deep dives in specific areas too.
I found the event extremely useful in getting an industry perspective on what is going on in the world of PCI and GDPR. Speakers were knowledgeable on their respective areas and the 20 minute sessions were just enough to get the information required but not so much that attention spans were stretched!! Many thanks again for a great event.
This was my first time at a PCI London event. I have to say I was somewhat sceptical about a free event, expecting little more than a disguised sales rally. However, I was extremely impressed with the whole day. The presentations were well prepared, informative, and topical. The break-out sessions were professional, interesting and insightful. I would have no hesitation recommending this event which was of genuine value to me and has raised issues which I now realise I must follow up on.
It was truly a very inspiring and educational experience. The knowledge of the speakers is exceptional and network opportunities aplenty.
This event was yet another triumph. I know the format is tried and tested, but it works really well. From a personal perspective I bumped into a couple of old colleagues, and was able to meet up with 2 vendors – one old, one new – in the breaks. Your speakers were outstanding, some of them inspirational, and as ever the topics were spot on for their relevance. The seminars I attended were excellent and gave me a number of ideas which I now need to follow up. For me it was a thoroughly worthwhile day. Congratulations and thank you. See you all next time!
I thought this was the best of the PCI events that I have attended to date. I particularly enjoyed the Chairman’s assessment of the current state of security and security vendors.
Once again I thoroughly enjoyed the event and thought the organisation was absolutely first class. The opportunity to speak directly to vendors who understand the issues and complexity around PCI was extremely beneficial. I also thought the openness and honesty of the presenters, to share their experiences and guidance was extremely insightful. The education sessions were very relevant and informative with an openness that made the event extremely worthwhile to attend.
PCI London was perfect for me this year - the right level of presentations and hosted by very relevant and good selection of relevant vendors - many thanks.
I found the conference extremely informative and professionally put together, and it has increased my knowledge around both PCI DSS and GDPR. I thought the length of the individual segments was just right, and I felt informed without the dreaded information overload. I also liked the way the day was split into break out sessions and group talks - giving us the opportunity to listen to industry speakers talking about what was most relevant to our individual jobs. Again, thank you for all the hard work your team put in to make it such a success. I look forward to hopefully attending another conference at a later date.
The whole day was informative from start to end. Some of the speakers were able to introduce real passion and fun into what could be seen as a dry topic to the outsider. The breakout sessions I went to were packed out and were delivered by knowledgeable speakers, authorities in their own area who engaged their audiences well. Expect to be challenged in your thinking, meet some new people facing similar issues to you, and enjoy being looked after by the catering team.
As usual PCI London provided insightful sessions, excellent networking opportunities, and a focused selection of exhibitors offering PCI related products and services. With industry attention now on GDPR, the content allowed attendees to position PCI compliance as a building block to meeting the latest regulations. Unmissable!
I thought yesterday’s event was excellent … There was obviously a fair amount of angst surrounding GDPR and how businesses should approach this legislation. However, the speakers who covered this subject (plus how their respective service/product propositions could smooth the way) did a great job, presenting creative, well-balanced and informative guidance which I found particularly helpful. See you next year!
The event was of great benefit as I had the opportunity to speak to different vendors about their solutions and have discussions with a number of QSAs.
I found this event extremely well organised and all speakers and presentations were smooth and seamless. It was a pleasure to be there!
I thoroughly enjoyed the PCI London event with some excellent presentations from a number of speakers. This gave a good opportunity to interact with a number of product companies who are providing state of the art PCI solutions for large contact centre operations. Gave good insight of Tokenisation and GDPR. All in all, a very productive day. I also wanted to appreciate AKJ Associates for planning the event very well (time management, logistics and the food).
PCI London is the best forum available both for merchants to keep abreast of the standards and issues; and also for sponsors to network with customers and partners.
Informative, interesting, intriguing, inspirational. The speakers and break-out sessions were excellent, as was the overall theme of the conference. A well organised event and one to which I will definitely plan to return.
Very useful is an understatement! Great presentations, superb event organisation and many opportunities to network. Will definitely attend the next event.
Well done! I enjoyed the whole event. It was informative, thought-provoking and well managed throughout the day. I’m definitely going to visit next year's event.
Thanks again for a great PCI London event. It was great to participate in such an interesting event with many interesting people and good facilities & logistics.
The PCI London Conference was and excellent and very well organised event providing a great mix of seminars and networking opportunities. The networking with both the exhibitors and other attendees at the conference was really valuable and I have picked up several really useful contacts.