CISO DACH Summit | June 16, 2020 | Vienna, Austria

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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, May 21, 2020 - CISO DACH Summit

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

 

8:45 am - 8:55 am

Welcome Address & Opening Remarks

 
 

9:00 am - 9:25 am

Keynote Presentation

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.

 

9:30 am - 9:55 am

Keynote Presentation

The Real

Hearing from a solution provider and their customers on how they have taken their customer journey to the next level.

Takeaways:

  1. No sales pitch or marketing fluff 
  2. How we work with businesses as a partnership 
  3. How we overcome challenges within the implementation journey to improve ROI
 

10:00 am - 10:40 am

Keynote Presentation

The Subtle art of Sourcing

How most businesses are run have changed dramatically over the years. The age of the do-it-all-inhouse megacorporation are gone, and everywhere we see both private companies and public offices becoming more specialized around core functions รข?" leaving multiple partners and vendors to take care of the rest.

This distributed model and complex value chains can prove a risk to the company if not managed properly. In order to minimize risk and ensure there is a solid foundation to build a partnership upon, it is of uttermost importance that necessary preparations are done in advance. Buyers competence and the Sourcing process might be underway to become one of businesses most important function, going forward.

Takeaways:

  1. Common pitfalls with outsourcing
  2. How to plan and prepare for procurement of products and services
  3. Processes and procedures for for governance and audit
 

10:50 am - 11:15 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

11:20 am - 11:45 am

Executive Exchange

 

CISO Track: Think Tank

Having worked as a risk professional in three companies with the aim of enforcing a sound risk culture there has been some lessons learned. In building up risk functions from scratch in previous roles and being in the process of building up the risk functi

Having worked as a risk professional in three companies with the aim of enforcing a sound risk culture there has been some lessons learned. In building up risk functions from scratch in previous roles and being in the process of building up the risk function in P27 - which is a newly established company- it has been a learning experience of which to share.

All companies and even all individuals have their own view on risk - what it is good for and how it will benefit success. Having a company culture with a solid risk focused foundation is key for reaching the company targets. 

Takeaways:

  1. In this presentation I will elaborate on risk awareness, risk management and risk culture from a risk professional's point of view. I will incorporate it into a couple of case studies and give my view on what can go wrong if a company has an ineffective risk culture and why it is important not to let that be the end of the game.
  2. Being successful in risk management means that you have to identify problems, issues and vulnerabilities, you have to enforce transparency, you have to be able to prioritize and most importantly - you need to team up with your stakeholders.
  3. The risk area is not a target, the risk area is a way to reach success. The risk professional's job is to give guidance, ensure that there are ways of communicating risk and provide - and utilize if needed - clear processes and methods for escalation and reporting.
 

11:50 am - 12:15 pm

Executive Exchange

 

CISO Track: Think Tank

The Latest in Blockchain

Entire industries are reshaped with the implementation of blockchain due to its promise to enable trust, provide transparency and reduce friction, as well as lowering costs and improving cash flow. Currently, financial institutions, governments and many other institutions have a centralized trust model that adds delays and friction costs to its transactions. Consumers are warmly welcoming blockchain and its ability to provide an alternative trust model and removing the need for central authorities in monitoring transactions

Takeaways:

  1. Cover the latest advancements in block chain implementations
  2. Reasons why it is significant to at least begin evaluating block chain even if you're not looking to implement it immediately
  3. What roadblocks your organization may run into with blockchain implementation
 

12:20 pm - 12:45 pm

Executive Exchange

 

CISO Track: Thought Leadership

What is at risk? The importance of translating between understandings of risk

What people know and in what contexts they make decisions about risks, affect their decisions. Large organisations encompass a range of risk cultures or regimes that affect how risks are managed, making it difficult to create a common understanding of cyber and information security risks and priorities.

Takeaways:

  1. A perspective on different cultures or regimes within cyber and information security in the Danish Ministry of Defence and how this makes consolidation and transformation challenging
  2. Simple tools are important when bridging the divide
 

12:50 pm - 1:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

CISO Track: Thought Leadership

Q&A Panel

Inviting speakers back for Q&A. The audience are free to ask any questions related to previous sessions and the topic in general.

 

1:20 pm - 2:15 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Networking Lunch

 

2:25 pm - 2:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

CISO Track: Thought Leadership

The Elephant in the Room, Data Breaches

In 2019, data breaches endured yet again as the largest security threat noted by organizations and IT security professionals alike. If data remains as a high valued commodity, ensuring data privacy and securing personal data will continue to be at the top of the list of an organization's concerns. The increases in privacy legislation, such as GDPR and CCPA, and the understanding of the ramifications stemming from a breach have allowed these concerns to remain heavily in the spotlight. Web application flaws have been identified as the top cause of data breaches. As such, establishing and maintaining web application security has developed into a high priority for all organizations.

Takeaways:

  1. Data breaches are the biggest security concern
  2. Data continues to be a high value asset but the need to protect it is even higher
  3. New laws like GDPR and CCPA enforce consequences for failing to secure data
 

2:55 pm - 3:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Cloud and Infrastructure Delivery Strategies: Building the Top Cloud Strategy

The Cloud is becoming a mainstream part of the IT world, with far-reaching impacts for many businesses. It's crucial, therefore, that IT leaders and enterprise architects prepare an overarching cloud strategy for their organizations.

Takeaways:

  1. Developing a business-driven decision framework
  2. Best practices in IT operational models
  3. Standardizing your cloud strategy across your organization
  4. Third Party Risk Management
 

3:35 pm - 4:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

AI: Friend or Foe?

Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are introducing new technologies to a wide array of products across every industry, especially cybersecurity. Facial recognition and natural language processing have become a reality thanks to deep learning algorithms, however, there is a dark side to these advancements. Cybercriminals have managed to weaponize AI to create extremely intricate malware and attack methods. This has forced organizations to use advanced heuristic solutions rather than counting on known vulnerability and attack signatures.

Takeaways:

  1. Understanding how AI Automation makes your operation process simpler
  2. Artificial Intelligence products are already being deployed in many industries, how can we learn from them
  3. Applications of features like facial recognition and chat bots are common examples
  4. Protecting your business cybercriminals that weaponize this technology without proper security measures
 

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Afternoon keynote

Strategies to Manage and Reduce Costs

Deep dive into regulatory and economic factors to create a solid management strategy to help cost reductions in your business.

Takeaways:

  1. Are there any new technological advancements that can contribute to the lowering of costs?
  2.  Identifying what plans we can be put into place to help manage costs
  3. Reduction in maintenance and change costings, while maintaining customer service efficiency
 

4:35 pm - 5:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Panel

Securing the Human Factor

The biggest fear is not the technology. Who is responsible for mistakes that take place using technology, which can potentially lead to a cyberattack? The majority of CISOs agree that an employee carelessly falling victim to a phishing scam is the most likely cause of a security breach. How do we guard against human error without limiting employee efficiency and productivity?

Takeaways: 

  1. Are technologies being often vulnerable to user error?
  2. Are phishing scams are the biggest culprits for breaches? 
  3. Is training essential to rolling new technologies out at your organization?

 

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Summit Happy Hour