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

DIGITAL Event | Hopin | November 16 - November 17, 2020

This Summit has been designed as an information-sharing forum and an intimate networking for a selected group of IT and Business Leaders from largest enterprises across Europe. The exclusivity, visionary and high impact keynote speakers, 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 solutions.


Time Event & Speakers

Chair’s Morning Welcome

Thomas Meyer

General Manager and Group Vice President of European Research, IDC

IDC Opening Keynote Session: Harness Digital Disruption to Unleash the Future CISO

Duncan Brown

Research Vice President

Diamond Partner Thought Leadership: Beyond the Technology: How can Security Enable Business Impact?

Richard Bennett

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

End User Keynote: Sharks, Bait, and Lifeguards: How Partnering with the Business Reduces Risk, Enhances Security and Frees Up Resources for the CISO

Yanya Viskovich

Chair, Swiss Cyber Forum - Cybersecurity & Law, Formerly Senior Counsel, Global Data Privacy Weatherford

The constant evolution of cyberattacks presents real and existential threats to our businesses and organisations, as well as our societies, our democracies, and ourselves. This dynamic - and costly - reality means that technology alone cannot drive cybersecurity maturity, and demands that we increase capacity through awareness. By inviting key players to the table, we can create cultures of security that support multifaceted programs that reduce the risk of attack, manage threats, and free up the CISO to focus on the sharks that s/he might not otherwise see coming.


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Back to Stage


Platinum Partner 1 Thought Leadership: Harnessing Identity to Position Security as a Business Enabler

Barry McMahon

Senior Manager, IAM, LastPass by LogMeIn

In a recently published IDC European wide report sponsored by LastPass, the research findings are clear: business leaders want security to demonstrate greater value-add in areas such as operational excellence, user experience and compliance. Yet, with 60% projects kicked off without security involved, it’s almost impossible for security leaders to stop being perceived as blockers.

In this session, Barry will share key insights and guidance on how security leaders can leverage Identity and Access Management (IAM) to turn the challenges they face from within their own teams, and from across the business, into opportunities to deliver on key business priorities that will enable the business to grow and operate securely.

There is also guidance on how to best to position the benefits of IAM by speaking the language of the board.


Gold Partnership 1 Tech Talk - Insights from the Cyber Threat Goldrush

Ben King

CISO, Okta

Gold Partnership 2 Tech Talk - How Security Can Help Accelerate Advancements in Edge Computing and 5G

Tawnya Lancaster

Lead Trends Research and Product Marketing, AT&T Cybersecurity & Checkpoint

Peter Sandkuijl

SE Director EMEA, AT&T Cybersecurity & Checkpoint

Early deployments of edge computing and 5G have shown that enterprises need to develop a transitional, multi-year strategy for security that considers their evolving hybrid network architecture, decentralization of applications and services, and a newly distributed workforce. Moreover, we’ve realized there is not a singular approach to securing edge computing, as every enterprise’s use case is different in terms of location and connectivity, data privacy and protection, access management, how IoT/OT devices are managed, and more. However, COVID-19 has revealed new opportunities for creating more resiliency in security that can be used to help protect enterprises today and tomorrow as they make the transition to the edge.  AT&T Cybersecurity and Check Point will discuss the top 3 things security leaders have changed post-COVID that are helping to provide that security accelerates rather than hinders advancements in edge computing. 


Gold Partnership Tech Talk 3 - Bridging the Gap Between OT & IT

Jean-Christophe Mathieu

Head of Industrial Security, Orange Cyberdefense

As industrial systems become more and more connected, they also become more exposed to vulnerabilities. Learn how Orange Cyberdefense is committed to converging OT and IT security to protect our customers’ processes, people and profit and significantly reduce security vulnerabilities and incidents.


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Summary and Conclusion Day 1

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Event Director UK&I, IDC, Event Director UK&I, IDC UK

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Senior Business Development Director, European Event Sales, IDC UK

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