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

↓ Agenda Key

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

7:30 am - 8:10 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

 

8:15 am - 8:25 am

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

 

8:25 am - 8:55 am

Keynote Presentation

Impact of AI and Quantum Computing on Organisations in the Smart Machine Age

How could AI and quantum computing impact banking in the age of the Smart Machine? 

  1. Status of AI and robotics in the Financial Services market 
  2. Quantum computing and its potential to change the game 
  3. Recent case studies to inspire new thinking

 

9:00 am - 9:25 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. 

So what: All organisations are looking to their Board of Directors to determine how well they are managing risk and becoming a victim of a cyber-attack is now the case of ?when' and not ?if' for organisation. Importantly, Insurance companies that write cyber risk insurance policies do so on the basis that a claim is 100% likely (Cyber Security Challenges in the Netherlands, 2015).

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.

 

9:35 am - 10:00 am

Solutions Spotlight

Deep dives into the latest and greatest technology solutions to today's business problems.

 

10:05 am - 10:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

GPDR, Where Are You in Your Journey?

IoMT is a collection of connected wearable devices and applications that feed physical data into the cloud. Digging into this rapidly growing area are some easily overlooked risk and governance issues. Do these risks outweigh the benefits? At what point does the CIO veto new technologies rather than manage them as best as possible?

 

10:30 am - 10:40 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:45 am - 11:10 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.

 

11:15 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Making AI and API Economy Work for Your Enterprise

Big data, Machine learning, predictive analytics, voice navigation and extensibility are some of the key elements of Artificial Intelligence. Enterprises who try separate vendors to solve each of these problems, often end up making expensive and complex surgeries to stich them together. With an API based architecture, you can build your application functionality as APIs and expose them via a central API gateway. This can form the backbone for your AI solution. Managing security, policies, scalability and failover towards the internet can be done centrally at the gateway. 

Takeaways: 

  • Moving to an API economy where you build your APIs once and use it in multiple ways.  
  • Robotic Process Automation in your enterprise powered by API driven digital assitants and chat bots.
 

11:45 am - 12:10 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 Morphisec 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. Morphisec changes the landscape with the rebirth of prevention, a proactive early prevention approach that picks up where other security technologies leave off. It stops attacks at the exact moment of infiltration, before damage can be done to your company. 

Why Morphisec? Morphisec delivers the most efficient endpoint threat prevention solution in the market. It solves the problems of advanced threat protection and patching gaps with a slim prevention solution that is powerful, hassle-free and offers lowest total cost of ownership.  

  1. Morphisec fully protects your endpoints from zerodays and advanced attacks without requiring any prior knowledge of the threat form, type or behavior. 
  2. Provides comprehensive Gap Protection. Keep your organization protected from exploitation of any unpatched security vulnerabilities including potential exploits during operating system patch cycles. 
  3. Control your security costs. Morphisec eliminates costs associated with hunting for attacks, investigating false positives and damage remediation. 
  4. Morphisec seamlessly combines with and supercharges your existing security ecosystem to provide the ultimate in threat prevention for endpoints.
 

12:15 pm - 1:25 pm

Working Lunch & Panel

CIOs/CISOs as the Consummate Communicator

Digital transformation is changing how you equip your employees and how your company interacts with customers. It is also changing the role of the CIO and CISO to be a business leader and internal sales leader for transformation. CIOs are now responsible for communicating strategies and recommendations to CxOs, boards and key stakeholders within a company. Join us, during lunch, for a passionate panel discussion with your peers as they share how they are successfully communicating internally to accomplish the company's goals.

Takeaways:

  1. CIOs must be great communicators, not only with their teams, but the rest of the organization.
  2. CIOs must learn the best ways to communicate clarity and urgency with boards and CXOs.

 

1:30 pm - 1:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Atos and Pluralsight - Capturing Innovation Gold with an Investment in Technology Skills

Sonic speed. Record-breaking performance. Unmatched agility. The qualities it takes to succeed at the Olympic Games are the same qualities needed by the information and security technology that powers the games. That's precisely why Atos, Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, relies on Pluralsight for developing technology skills. And the Olympics are just one example. As a global leader in digital transformation, Atos is responsible for driving innovation for customers across all industries. 

Traditional classroom learning doesn't work for keeping Atos up to speed with what's new in tech. Access to the Pluralsight Technology Learning Platform, with thousands of expert-led courses and learning tools like skill assessments and paths, makes the difference. 'We've moved beyond classroom training and even blended learning to a state of continual learning,' says Eltina Ouwehand, CTO and Head of Technology Lab & Innovation. 'In our just-in-time learning environment, flexible resources like Pluralsight help our teams understand the latest innovations and keep their productivity sky high.' Atos team members see Pluralsight as a tool for their professional growth, as well as a resource for problem-solving and getting their work done faster. 

Please visit our Executive Boardroom presentation and learn how you and your organization can benefit from the Pluralsight Technology Platform and successfully transform your business at scale.

 

2:00 pm - 2:25 pm

Solutions Spotlight

 

2:30 pm - 2:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Building the Connected Business

In an age of unprecedented digital and technological advancement, the pace is disruptive and businesses need to move faster with increased agility and be smarter with actionable insights. To thrive in today's competitive marketplace, enterprise organizations are adopting innovative technologies that promise a competitive advantage. But new technologies can disrupt established workflows and operational processes. The challenge is integrating the latest cloud SaaS applications with existing legacy systems - whether its on premise, in the cloud or both while trying to meet the dynamic business needs. 

In this session, you will learn about the journey with Dell Boomi to become a Connected Business and how IT organizations can connect everything and engage everywhere. Attend this presentation to hear how leading organizations are building the connected business to drive pervasive connectivity with people, processes, applications, data, devices and things in a low code, cloud-native unified platform.

 

3:00 pm - 3:25 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

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

While new technology and solutions can help CIOs make more, faster and better decisions for an organization, nothing will take the place of a highly talented workforce. CIOs 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 CIOs.

 

3:25 pm - 3:35 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:40 pm - 4:05 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Disrupt or Be Disrupted: The Digital Transformation Journey Has No Parking Lots

The seemingly ever expanding cadre of technological tools available to incumbent industry leaders are also available to myriad start-ups. Start-ups are using these new technologies to disrupt industries of all types, changing how customers think about tried and true industries. Disruption is found on every corner and it is critical for CIOs to lead their organizations in a way that make them as nimble as their competitors.

Takeaways:

  1. Technology enables companies, especially start-ups with no legacy infrastructure, to disrupt industries overnight.
  2. CIOs need to lead their companies in ways that disrupt before they are disrupted by others.

 

4:10 pm - 4:30 pm

What's the Next Stop On the Transformation Journey?

Our Governing Board will summarize the learnings from the day and discuss the path forward for building an ongoing community of CIOs where common issues can be addressed and success stories can be shared.

Takeaways:

  1. Building an ongoing community with your peers can be an invaluable resource for tackling the digital transformation projects ahead of you.
  2. Sharing stories of success (and failures) is not reserved to a one-day CIO Summit, but should be shared on a regular basis with your peers.

 

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Summit Happy Hour