CISO Benelux Summit | September 18, 2018 | 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.

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - CISO Benelux Summit

7:00 am - 7:55 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

 

8:00 am - 8:10 am

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

 

8:10 am - 8:40 am

Keynote Presentation

Become a Change Agent for Business Transformation

Today's modern CIO is embarking on a digital transformation journey exploring radical hybrid IT strategies and leveraging new technologies like Cloud, Social, Mobile and Big Data. However with 'keeping the lights on' legacy IT components costing nearly 90% of a typical IT budget, how can IT make powerful advancements and lead business change?

Join this interactive session to learn how award-winning CIOs are successfully tipping the balance by liberating people, time and money from costly ongoing maintenance of their ERP systems including SAP and Oracle, to invest in strategic initiatives that create real-world competitive advantage.

 

8:50 am - 9:15 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Securing the Mobile, Cloud-First Enterprise

More and more organizations are embracing the cloud and mobility to improve productivity and make their business more competitive. This is turning the current security landscape upside down. At the same time newer, more advanced threats are creating new risks that traditional security appliances struggle to keep up with. CIOs and CISOs are looking for new approaches to securely adopt cloud and mobility. 

In this session Zscaler will discuss why many IT organizations are choosing to adopt a cloud-based approach to securely enable mobility, cloud applications and social media, while ensuring compliance and reducing risk. The audience will learn how a cloud security strategy can help them.  

  • Protect users from advanced threats: Why traditional security appliances are failing. 
  • Why full SSL content inspection is necessary to detect emerging, advanced security threats. 
  • How to embrace cloud with full visibility and control of Shadow IT. 
  • Get real-time visibility and control: mine billions of user transactions in seconds to quickly identify gaps in security and ensure compliance with corporate policies.
 

9:20 am - 9:45 am

Executive Exchange

 

Vendor Showcase

 

9:50 am - 10:15 am

Executive Exchange

 

Vendor Showcase

 

10:20 am - 10:30 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:35 am - 11:00 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Convergence of Two Transitions - Energy and Digital? and Structure

Takeaways: 

  • The role of blockchain in this transformation 
  • How we envisioned digital transformation challenges 
  • Explanation of what type of role a DSO (Distribution System Operator) plays in the energy system

Think Tank

Third Party Cyber Risks - Who's Your Weakest Link ?

Databreaches such as happened at Target and recently at TalkTalk show that poor security and risk management of third parties can lead to dramatical consequences. Companies risk environment had been expanding over the years as digital transformation results in an increasingly digital ecosystem of cloud, third party apps and web applications. A new approach is required to effectively address third party cyber risks.

 

11:05 am - 11:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Get IT Moving at the Speed of Digital Business

With the proliferation of smart devices, connected sensors and a constant and insatiable need for data-driven insights, IT has moved from back office functionality to supporting executive strategy. Businesses need to move at the speed of technology and technology needs to run at the pace of digital business. In this workshop two experienced transformation consultants will share examples of how forward thinking organizations are addressing the need to support modern, digital business outcomes whilst defending core markets from digital migrants. Join us to learn how clients have: 

  • Modernised applications to generate $250m+ in sales pipeline within 3 months 
  • Embedded Lean thinking to reduce time to market from 90 to just 7 days 
  • Adopted Cloud delivery models to save up to 26% of IT OpEx budget 
  • Used Hybrid Cloud to save OPEX of ?350M/year 
  • Reduced time, cost & effort of provisioning from 150+ days to just several hours 

We know every business starts in a different place, with its own strengths and weaknesses, and unique opportunities. Nevertheless, there are pragmatic and proven practices that all organizations can use to build the business case for change and to justify investments from board. You will leave this session with plenty of ideas for starting your own project and a few useful frameworks as well.

 

11:35 am - 12:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Rise of the Machines: Protecting These New Identities

There are two kinds of actors on every network - people and machines - and both need to be secured. People rely on user names and passwords to identify themselves and gain access to machines, applications and devices. But machines don't. They use digital keys and certificates for machine-to-machine communication and authentication. And the number of machine identities that needs to be protected is growing exponentially - with fast IT services through DevOps, cloud services, apps, and IoT. But we're not protecting these growing machine identities. We spend billions each year on user name and password security, but almost none on protecting keys and certificates. Cybercriminals take advantage of unprotected keys and certificates to eavesdrop on private communications, give the appearance of validity to phishing sites or malicious code, and hide their activity in encrypted traffic - getting malware in and sensitive data out. 

Learn about:

  • The different types of machines identities
  • Where they are already proliferating in your network
  • New risks, and steps you can take immediately to get these risks under control
  • How to prepare your network architecture for the future
 

12:05 pm - 12:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Threats Are Evolving. A New Approach to Cyber Security is Required.

"By 2020, 60% of enterprise information security budgets will be allocated for rapid detection and response approaches," according to Gartner Research. 

It's a simple concept: The earlier you detect and mitigate a threat, the less the ultimate cost to your business. By implementing an effective end-to-end threat management process that focuses on reducing detection and response times, you will have the ability to prevent high-impact security incidents, such as major data breaches. This process is known as Threat Lifecycle Management (TLM) and can help you improve the efficiency of your security operations.

TLM is a series of aligned security operations capabilities and processes. It begins with the ability to see broadly and deeply across your IT environment and ends with the ability to quickly mitigate and recover from a security incident. You can enable effective TLM at a scale appropriate to your business through modern technology specifically in the areas of: 

  • Advanced machine analytics, which are key to discovering potential threats quickly.  
  • Security automation and orchestration capabilities, which increase analyst efficiency to support the entire threat investigation, through to full remediation and recovery. 

Key Takeaways: 

  • Determine if your spending is focused on the right areas.
  • Understand how to prevent high-impact cyber incidents. 
  • Discover how can you lower your TCO and maximise the ROI of your security technology.
 

12:35 pm - 1:10 pm

Networking Luncheon

 

1:15 pm - 1:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Facilitating Technology-Enabled Business Transformation

The role of the modern IT Executive is more complex than it has ever been before, not just because the technology landscape has become more complex, but also because increasingly IT execs have had to become a business-focused executive, not just a technologist. Long have we talked about the CIO and CISO getting a seat at the table but modern businesses are now demanding that their technology impresario join them and leverage his deep and rich technical acumen to allow the organization as a whole to better position itself for market-place success. To be successful, CxOs need to invest in themselves, in their personnel, and in the right technologies to allow them to position the IT department to proactively address business needs as an innovator and driver, rather than order-taker and enabler. 

Takeaways:  

  • IT leadership can no longer be simply technology focused, but must instead take their visibility into business process and become business focused 
  • A broader business-focus does not preclude maintaining technology excellence however and indeed may demand more of it than ever before 
  • Success for CxOs will be measured not in how they can enable enterprise decisions, but in how they can drive growth

Think Tank

Translating GDPR Requirements for Development Teams from an Operational Perspective

Organisations are working on the implementation of the GDPR and mainly focusing on the processes and procedures. What about the technical implications? What requirements are given to the operational teams? Many software engineers or system administrators don't know what they should do different to meet the GDPR requirements. The DPO and CISO should translate the GDPR into requirement that the engineers understand. Otherwise GDPR compliancy will not be met in the way it should. 

Take away:

  • Kinds of technical requirements a DPO or CISO should give to the operational level
  • How users across industries have attacked these questions.
  • Tips for executing privacy testing additional to pentests.
 

1:45 pm - 2:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Myths and Facts About Cloud and the Related Sourcing Models

One of the key objectives for any CIO is enabling the business to turn ideas into value. In this session, Clemens will explain the role of technology to enable and speed up the process to realize this objective. He will discuss the role of Cloud and touch upon the most important myths and facts around Cloud. Which decisions did other organizations make and why? How do you decide between public and private cloud solutions (or a hybrid cloud)? How do you chose the right mix? Clemens will give you practical guidelines and talk about use cases of various organizations. He will also discuss the available sourcing models to choose from.

 

2:15 pm - 2:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Ready for the Next Decade? Build Your Enterprise Encryption Strategy and Mitigate Risk with a Data-Centric Approach

According to the Ponemon Global Encryption Trends Study 2017, 41% of respondents say their organisation has an encryption strategy applied consistently across the entire enterprise. Compliance with privacy and data security requirements is one of the main drivers to extensive encryption use within companies. Through implementing encryption technology, IT security can be made more failure tolerant and robust. In the presentation Michael Loger will elaborate the benefits of modern encryption technologies and how these technologies can be reflected in an enterprise-wide encryption strategy.

Takeaways: 

  • Benefits of modern encryption technology 
  • Best practice for enterprise encryption strategies 
  • How compliance drives encryption use 
  • How to deliver trust wherever information is created, shared or stored 
  • How to secure data in any environment (e.g. cloud, data centers) without sacrificing business agility
 

2:45 pm - 3:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Unbearable Lightness of Digital Transformation

Building a Disruptive Technology Digital team. To become fully digital enterprises, you need to shift the focus inward and innovate the employee experience. Is this defined as how employees feel about their organizations with regard to both opportunities for growth/skills development, and employees' willingness to continue to work for their current firms? Use digital DNA behaviors. 

Takeaway:

  • Achieving team/organisational resilience


Think Tank

GDPR as a Key Success Driver for Digital Transformation. A Lean Approach to Maximize Business Value with GDPR.

Depending on your industry and geographical location certain laws and data protection regulations may apply to your digital transformation initiative. European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is one of the recent additions to the European legal system to protect the privacy and digital rights of the European citizens. It requires businesses to be compliant by May 25th 2018. 

GDPR mainly addresses four key areas. Data Transparency, GDPR obliges businesses that European citizens will have transparency on how their personal data is processed. Data Portability, businesses must make it easier to transfer personal data between other service providers. Right to be Forgotten, businesses must erase personal data of individuals, when there are no legal grounds for retaining or processing personal data. And lastly, Breach notification, businesses must notify the national supervisory authority of data breaches as soon as possible. 

Takeaway: 

We will be discussing some major implementation challenges and how you can maximize business value with GDPR in a cost effective and efficient way.

 

3:15 pm - 3:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Accelerating Business Agility with Integration Platforms

There is a growing realisation that the ability for companies to stay competitive and survive today and into the future, is directly related to their ability to transform into a more agile digital business. At the heart of the transformation discussion is IT modernization. The modern digital business needs to rethink their technology approach to consider among other things moving infrastructure and applications to the cloud, allowing lines of business to take more control over their applications, adopting best of breed applications to meet specific business needs and enabling access from a proliferation of, often, mobile devices. However, the move to modernisation has challenges, not least of which is how to easily integrate the growing portfolio of applications, securely moving, managing, governing and orchestrating data across on premises and cloud based applications.

 

3:45 pm - 4:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Cloud Adoption Challenges on a Macro Level

The hype around the cloud is pervasive and can be potentially overwhelming but numerous studies have shown that tangible benefits can be had, whether in cost savings, efficiency improvements, or flexibility enhancements. That said numerous impediments exist to not just realizing that value, but even considering adoption; regulatory issues, integration challenges, business process revamp, and a dozen other challenges can halt cloud projects in their tracks before they get off the ground. In this group discussion we'll explore those inhibitors, understanding which challenges prevent adoption and what can be done to overcome them.

Takeaways:

  • The cloud presents a significant opportunity to organizations and while most have adopted in some form or other, wholesale adoption still lags
  • To realize benefits enterprises must deal with a variety of challenges each one requiring different solutions
  • Industry by industry adoption is constrained for different reasons but do common solutions exist that can resolve issues across the board?
 

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Executive Visions

The Future of the CXO in the Coming Digital Economy

As more businesses undergo a digital transformation, and as those digital transformations become more ingrained into organizational culture, Digital becomes not something unique and different from the business, but a core component of every aspect of the business. As this shift occurs, IT itself faces the very real possibility of no longer being something unique from the business, but instead a component of every aspect of the business. In this world, what role then exists for the CXO? Two clear paths are presenting themselves รข?" one leads to a focus on infrastructure and integration, to keeping the lights on for the digital innovators, while the other leads to information and innovation itself. Knowing what path to choose, how to choose it, and how to see it through will be one of the greatest challenges CXOs of this era will face.  

Takeaways: 

  • Change is, if not already hear, certainly coming and CXOs that don't prepare for the change may not like the results when it arrives 
  • Digital transformation is all about connecting enterprise system to information technology to drive productivity, expand security protections, and performance improvements 
  • Be prepared to tackle the tasks that no-one wants to do, but everyone needs done; establish relevance to cultivate importance

 

4:50 pm - 5:00 pm

Thank You Address and Closing Remarks

 

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Cocktail Reception