CISO Benelux Summit | March 21, 2019 | Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Keynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee." title="Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee.

Executive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members." title="Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members.

Thought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community." title="Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community.

Think Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard." title="Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard.

Roundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done." title="Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done.

Case Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions." title="Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions.

Focus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions." title="Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions.

Analyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst." title="Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst.

Vendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences." title="Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences.

Executive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest." title="Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest.

Open Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch." title="Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch.

Networking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive." title="Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive.

 

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - CISO Benelux Summit

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

 

8:50 am - 9:00 am

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

 

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Keynote Presentation

AI Driven Development

AI-driven development is driving the IT industry into a new era of programming, fundamentally changing the way code is written and compiled. Utilizing machine learning and deep learning, data scientists and engineers do not define rules, rather they prepare the data set that is shared with the AI's learning algorithms to deduce patterns and features not seen by humans. AI-driven development will have a large impact on QA by utilizing learned patterns to scan thousands of lines of code and correct self-written or human written data, where in the past it was manually reviewed to find inconsistencies and bugs. AI-Driven Development is predicted to make big waves in the fields of speech recognition, language translation, robotics and database management across all industries.

 

9:35 am - 10:05 am

Keynote Presentation

Case Studies in Digital Transformation: Learnings Along the Journey

Case Studies in Digital Transformation: Learnings Along the Journey We will explore key learnings from various industries and verticals on the good, the bad and the ugly of digital transformation. We will have an opportunity to not only be exposed to successful use cases, but also ask the hard questions behind those successes. 

Takeaways: 

  1. One of the best ways to learn is to hear the stories of success (and failure) from companies similar to yours. 
  2. Asking questions of HOW the journey unfolded are just as important as the end result.

 

10:10 am - 10:35 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Digital Transformation: Cure-all, Placebo or Poison Pill?

Are you really ready for Digital Transformation? While the business benefits are clear, technology adoption, the escalating threat landscape and compliance to any number of standards and legal requirements are all challenges to any DX efforts. If your organization is moving into the Digital future, you need to make sure that your security infrastructure isn't stuck in the past. 

This session will provide the insight towards a comprehensive and adaptive security architecture that can support your organization's changing objectives and more importantly, evolve as the cyber threat challenge evolves as well.

 

10:35 am - 10:45 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:50 am - 11:15 am

Thought Leadership

How fast are we going? Are we going in the right direction? How much fuel do we have in the tank? These are common questions for those on the move. Companies on a Digital Transformation Journey need effective dashboards to help them understand the myriad data sources screaming for attention. We will discuss best practices for the various types of dashboards that can be used to make the most important decisions for your company. 

Takeaways: 

  • Digital Transformation is providing an increasing amount of data to be understood and analyzed in order to make the right decisions 
  • Effective dashboards are a key tenet of consuming this onslaught of data
 

11:20 am - 11:45 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Cyber Security For The Executive Boards: Effectively And Efficiently Securing The Digital Transformation Journey

The Challenge: The estimated cost of cyber-attacks per year is $1 trillion (World Economic Forum, 2018) and increasingly Boards are worried about potential lawsuits and fines from a Cyber breach. In addition, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now poses fines of up to ?20 million for companies that don't comply with the Regulation, on top of the damage a breach could cause to an organisation's reputation. 

This session will provide the Executive Boards with a briefing to ensure Boards are provided with critical knowledge and understanding of Cyber Security and Information Assurance necessary to improve an organisation's Cyber Resiliency.

Presented by:

Emanuel Tanase, Global CISO, Lombard International View details

 
 
 

11:50 am - 12:15 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank


 

12:20 pm - 12:45 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

The Ultimate End Point Threat Prevention

As cyber attacks grow more sophisticated, legacy security solutions and patching delays leave gaps that put your business at risk. With great endpoint threat prevention you can now efficiently prevent advanced attacks when and where they happen - at your endpoints and in real time. 

With security layers such as AV, HIPS, gateways and firewalls failing to prevent advanced threats, companies in search of protection have turned to complex, difficult-to-implement and costly Detection and Response, Deception, and Containment solutions. But attackers never rest: They find ways to bypass these solutions almost as quickly as they come on line. Ideally, companies should prevent attacks before they even start, at the very earliest stages. Yet, after decades of playing cat-and-mouse with cyber criminals, security providers and practitioners seem to have given up on prevention.

 

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Working Lunch & Panel

Charging Ahead: Speeding Up Transformation Through Disruption

Disruption alters, destroys but also creates value. You realize the need to act once revenue starts to shift, which is happening at a faster pace than most would think. Disruption can be a great thing if you act upon it, but it's a threat if you watch idly. We will discuss how CIOs and CISOs can be proactive and act on disruption by figuring out how to identify, prioritize and respond.

Panelists:

Luisella Ten Pierik, CISO, Stedin

 
 

1:50 pm - 2:15 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Navigating Security and Risk In a Changing IT Landscape

Agile, DevOps, containers, microservices, the cloud are all seeing increased adoption across the enterprise. But, while there are valid business reasons to embrace these new models, there is potential risk in implementation. Is this change necessary? If so, how can this change be accommodated effectively, safely? This session will cover some common elements of the risk of change - and of not changing - and suggest approaches to minimize risk as you adopt these new technologies. 

Takeaways: 

  1. The IT Landscape will continue to change leading to new processes, new technologies and new "standard" ways of doing IT business 
  2. This changing Landscape will present security challenges where you will need to balance the "pain of same" vs the "pain of change"

 

2:20 pm - 2:45 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

CISO's Got Talent: Finding, Growing & Retaining the Best People

While new technology and solutions can help CISOs make more, faster and better decisions for an organization, nothing will take the place of a highly talented workforce. CISOs need to be great recruiters of talent but even more importantly growing the skills and capabilities of their team providing engaging and challenging opportunities for people. Competitive compensation is important for retaining great talent but so is a work environment where individual growth and development are front of mind and not an after-thought. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Highly skilled employees want an environment where they can grow their skills and feel appropriately challenged. 
  2. Finding the best people, inside and outside of your company, and then providing a path to individual excellence is a key responsibility of CISOs.

 

2:50 pm - 3:15 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Where Are We on Our Journey? Effective Dashboards for Security Decision Making

How fast are we going? Are we going in the right direction? How much fuel do we have in the tank? These are common questions for those on the move. Companies on a Digital Transformation Journey need effective dashboards to help them understand the myriad data sources screaming for attention. We will discuss best practices for the various types of dashboards that can be used to make the most important decisions for your company. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Digital Transformation is providing an increasing amount of data to be understood and analyzed in order to make the right decisions 
  2. Effective dashboards are a key tenet of consuming this onslaught of data

 

3:15 pm - 3:25 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:30 pm - 3:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Can Technology Alone Prevent Phishing Attacks and Breaches?

In a world where we are talking about trusting self driving cars, will we totally trust self "threat assessing and action taking" cybersecurity systems? Is technology enough? What is the human role in both preventing and responding to attacks. 

Takeaways: 

  • Employees continue to be one of the leading, if not the leading, entry point for security breaches 
  • Training about cyber attack approaches such as Phishing is important but using technology can help employees more consistently identify outside forces attempting to harm your company
 

4:00 pm - 4:25 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Key Role of Security Culture in Innovation & Competition
  • Human factor, the easiest way to attack a system 
  • The User and Customer role in the IT Security ecosystem today 
  • How to develop a positive Corporate Cybersecurity Culture 
  • How to learn to unlearn and develop security agility 
  • Turn the human threat vector into security factor and IT and corporate success

Presented by:

Kay Behnke, CISO, FrieslandCampina

 
 

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

9/11 My Survival

9/11 is a day we will never forget. British BAFTA winning documentary film maker Paul Berriff was in the street beneath the twin towers filming with the New York Fire Department's assistant commissioner when the towers collapsed. Paul was knocked unconscious as the South Tower came down on top of him. He was laying in the debris when 30 minutes later the North Tower also collapsed on him. Paul tells the story of what happened to him, his family, his film crew and others leading up to that terrible event on September 11th 2001. It was a day when Paul had planned for his family to be sightseeing on the roof of the tower at the time the planes struck but, through fate, his plans had to be cancelled at the last minute. This is a dramatic and emotional presentation with film and audio from one of the hijacked planes as well as from those trapped in the towers. Paul tells the minute by minute drama of himself as he arrived under the towers that morning, the collapse and how he miraculously survived with his life and film footage which become some of the most iconic imagery filmed that day.

 

5:20 pm - 5:30 pm

Closing Remarks

 

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Summit Happy Hour