IDC European CISO Summit 2020

Riders On the Storm: Harness Digital Disruption to Unleash the Future CISO

Montreux, November 16 - November 17, 2020


The Summit is designed as an information-sharing forum and an intimate networking platform for a selected group of 65 to 75 CISOs coming from the top 500 companies and largest enterprises in Europe. The exclusivity and personable format of the event allows for the most engaging of conversations and in-depth discussions to take place in a stunning five-star environment. Every delegate will leave the summit enriched — whether it be with new lead projects for partners, or innovative and forward-looking security solutions.​

​Led by Dominic Trott, Security Research Director for IDC in Europe, the summit will also include analysts from across the world who are all keen to meet you based on your company’s approach to customer service, innovation and technology. Visionary and high impact keynote speakers together with our Summit Advisory Board will drive discussions to provides essential guidance to those who allocate resources as part of efforts to shrink their organization's attack surface, reduce security and privacy risk, and develop efficiencies in their security technologies and strategy.​

Key Topics

The IDC European CISO Summit 2020 will provide essential guidance on:



AI – what are the security use cases to deliver tangible benefits?​


Make security simple! Techniques and outcomes for success


Elevating security’s board level impact – live up to the promise of the future CISO


Get a grip on 3rd party risk – the impact on trust in your brand​


The challenge of data visibility and access: in and outside the enterprise​


Security & privacy by design – the CISO’s stake in the Future Enterprise​


Come to terms with endpoint complexity - IT, OT, IoT and beyond​


5G is here – implications and opportunities for security?​

Why Attend

The IDC European CISO Strategy Summit brings together insights and interactions on the main issues through thought leadership plenary sessions, intimate workshops, and peer-to-peer networking. The senior-level attendees will benefit from:



Explore key trends shaping data strategies across the region


Learn about proven best practices through real-life case studies


Get inspired by the professional stories shared by industry pioneers and IDC analysts


Gain a clearer understanding of current organisations challenges


Engage 1-2-1 with the region's foremost ICT pioneers

Delegate Package


  • Two night’s accommodation at Fairmont Le Montreux Palace Hotel
  • Roundtrip flights from a European destination arranged by IDC
  • Transfers to and from Geneva - Switzerland airport
  • Full access to all agenda sessions with complimentary one-to-one meetings with analysts and partners
  • All networking breakfasts, refreshments, lunches and gala dinner included


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 Fairmont Le Montreux Palace Hotel


Fairmont Le Montreux Palace is a luxury hotel located on the shores of Lake Geneva at Avenue Claude Nobs 2, in the city of Montreux in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland and managed by Michael Smithuis. Built in 1906, the hotel is a member of the Swiss Deluxe Hotels and Historic Hotels Worldwide.​Since its opening, the hotel has welcomed celebrities; Exiled Richard Strauss composed his Four Last Songs at the Palace, Vladimir Nabokov lived in the hotel for the last seventeen years of his life and since the first season of the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1966, many renowned musicians have been staying at the Montreux Palace. Freddie Mercury spent his last moments there.

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Ash Rashid

Conference Director, Event Director UK&I, IDC UK

Jacqui Roughley

Senior Business Development Manager, Event Partnership, IDC UK

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