IDC CISO Summit CISOs of the Future: Guardians of Digital Trust

Digital Event | Hopin | November 15 - November 16, 2021


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Due to the current global situation, IDC have taken the decision to make the CISO Summit that is taking place on 15 & 16th November a virtual event. This decision was taken as the safety of our sponsors, delegates and staff is paramount, and our communities health should be placed above all else.

COVID-19 caused enormous change in the way we work. At the start of the global pandemic, existing digital transformation programs and especially remote work requirements accelerated exponentially.

All businesses and sectors were forced into making transitions to digital transactions and interactions. In the face of these challenges, and to take advantage of hasty responses, cyber criminal activity has soared, and therefore cyber security had to. Having visibility and control over applications and infrastructure have become vital.

Whilst technology has proven to be key in keeping businesses afloat by enabling remote work, agile business, and external digital engagement, IDC believes that investment in security will receive fresh boosts in Europe in the post-pandemic era.

Information security has been thrust to centre stage as a fundamental enabler for new business models. And yet… the role of the CISO is no longer just about traditional security and managing threats. The CISO of the future is required to have a much broader focus. The big picture is all about digital trust.

Digital trust has become a pervasive, business-critical issue, high on the corporate agenda. It is underpinned by technologies such as information management and identity and it incorporates elements such as security, privacy, and compliance. Yet it is the outcomes and benefits that digital trust delivers that place it high on the board agenda and, by extension, on the CISO's agenda.

Companies need to demonstrate that they can be trusted, not just from a security perspective but in a much more holistic sense. European CISOs will begin to utilise trust metrics, working with CIOs and CFOs to convey adherence to ethical, responsible, and sustainable business practices. The trust focus will expand from security to bridging the Digital Risk gap.


The Future CISO will play a key role in managing and orchestrating trust metrics across their organization.

In this security event you'll learn, among others:

-          How trust connects key elements of business value such as financials, ecosystems, and sustainability. 

-          How to accelerate your cloud security strategy.

-          How to take advantage of managed security services to beat the skills' shortage.

-          How Security-by-Design can help build a secure environment into the corporate culture and remote work.

-          How Blockchain technology can elevate your security framework.


Join us on November 15th & 16th from 11am-5pm CET at IDC’s CISO Summit as we map out the future of the European CISO as a guardian of digital trust. Together with our advisory board, formed by top security leaders, we have put together an agenda with key discussion topics which are essential for today's security industry.

Event Highlights

We would like to thank all the delegates and the partners who participated at this event.

A selected group of IT and business leaders came together to network and learn from IDCs analysts, inspiring speakers and dedicated advisory board members, who were at the forefront of the lively and interactive discussion.

If you missed the event or if you would like more information on any of the topics we discussed, click the button below to watch a recording or access the post-event content.

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General Information


Hopin Summit


November 15 & 16, 2021


11:00 - 17:00 CET


Key Topics

The IDC European CISO Summit 2021 will provide essential guidance on:



The Future of Trust: Pervasive, Business-Critical


Change is Permanent: Security and the Future of Work


Walk the Line: UX, CX, and Security


Ring of Fire: Managing the Ecosystem


Guardians of Trust: the Importance of Governance


Trust Concepts Review: From Reputation Capital to Trust Stack


It’s in Your Hands: Data Management, Ethics and Privacy


Securing the Expanded Enterprise: IT/OT, IoT, & 5G


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Thomas Meyer

Group Vice President, European Research, IDC

Joel Stradling

Research Director, Research Director, European Security, IDC UK

Andrew Rose

Resident CISO, EMEA, Proofpoint

Elcin Biren

Associate Director, Chief Information Security Office - UBS

Richard Bennett

Chief Industry Evangelist & Spokesperson, Industry Strategy & Solutions, VMware

Geert van der Linden

EVP and Head of Global Cybersecurity Practice, Capgemini CISO, Cloud Infrastructure Services, Capgemini

Matt Stevens

Chrome Enterprise Sales Lead, Google Chrome Enterprise

Mark Child

Research Manager, European Security, IDC CEMA

Thom Langford

Security Advocate, SentinelOne

Romain Fouchereau

Research Manager, IDC


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Hannah Dowie

Event Producer - Conferences, IDC UK


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