IDC Future of Trust - Benelux

Building digital trust:​ Identity, Privacy and Data Security

DIGITAL FORUM | March 9, 2021
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Building Digital Trust: Identity, Privacy and Data Security

Digital trust is now essential to future business success and has become a business imperative as organizations accelerate their digital transformation strategies to meet the new reality. Identity, privacy and data security are the foundational pillars to building the trusted enterprise. Going forward trust programmes will need to evolve and incorporate values-based goals such as business ethics and corporate social responsibility, as well as supporting business outcomes: transparency, brand reputation, customer loyalty, supply chain integrity and operational efficiency.


The Future of Trust is defined as the condition that enables decisions to be made between two or more entities that reflects the level of confidence (risk and reputation) between parties.
• The five components of trust that comprise the core elements of trust are: Security, Risk, Compliance, Privacy, and Social Responsibility and Ethics.
Trust by itself is not an outcome; the five components of trust are implemented as a hierarchy of trust to create differentiated impact of the value of the organization; these are called trust outcomes


IDC's Future of Trust Roadshow 2021, will provide a review of industry trends across identity, privacy and data security, and share best practices and insight into technology solutions to consider in your strategic planning towards a trusted enterprise.


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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Welcome by IDC

Charlotte Thygesen Poulsen

Vice President, Events and GMS, IDC Nordic & Benelux

Building Digital Trust:​ Identity, Privacy and Data Security

Mark Child

Research Manager, European Security, IDC CEMA

The concept of digital trust is rapidly becoming a business imperative in the digital era. Security is one component of that, as the barrier between data integrity and compromise, fundamental for building digital trust. But trust encompasses so much more. From privacy and compliance to sustainability; from ecommerce to trusted ecosystems; and from ethics and transparency to brand reputation and loyalty. At the same time, traditional approaches to security, identity, risk, compliance and privacy are facing challenges both in scope and scale as the pandemic and the next normal have catapulted us into fully digital engagement models.


How Digital Transformation changes the way we Trust

Edwin Weijdema

Global Technologist, Product Strategy, Veeam

Have you ever tried to explain Trust? It seems so simple, one word, a universal concept, right? When trying to define it, you quickly run into challenges. Explain to someone why you trust something or someone and most often you get stuck at ‘my gut feeling’. Trust is an important and essential aspect of all relationships because it requires us to choose to be vulnerable and adventurous. 

Remove trust and the world would descend into a dark chaotic place, with little to nothing being achieved! Let’s zoom in to how trust morphs while progressing on our digital transformation journey. Trust becomes naturally tied to technology and our increasingly digital lives. The consequences can seem both wonderful and fearful.


Transforming from Zero Trust to Continuous Trust

Roger Sels

Vice President, Solutions, EMEA, BlackBerry

Chaos and confusion dominated enterprise security even before the COVID-19 pandemic. The exponential increase of endpoints in organizations combined with the explosive growth in the number and sophistication of cybersecurity threats as well as the proliferation of point-to-point solutions put tremendous pressure on IT and IS teams. The pandemic then created a massive – often inexperienced – remote workforce overnight. To keep the business afloat, legacy approaches were extended to the whole organization, resulting in higher costs, risks and complexity. We find ourselves in the next stage where we need to optimize our security posture and the value the controls offer. Reducing costs or increasing effectiveness and efficiency remains important due to the economic outlook. This situation allows us to critically assess the sustainability and resilience provided by our legacy best practices and to contemplate emerging best practices.

This session explores new ways of measuring and managing cyber risk to secure the modern “work from anywhere” environment that will allow the organization to regain agility for the business. 



Riding the digital wave with trust

Kieran Hernon

VP Sales EMEA, Entrust

With Digital Transformation accelerating at an unprecedented pace you are faced with a whole new set of challenges in securing your organization to meet demanding consumer requirements. 

Today more than ever, people demand seamless, secure experiences, whether they’re crossing borders, making a purchase, accessing egovernment services or logging into corporate networks.

When it comes to enabling secure identities, payments and data. Who do you trust?


Future is so bright you need shades – Enabling business with digital security

Unlock the maximum potential from trusted cryptography 

Best practise: how encryption and identity can help build trust throughout your organization



Roundtable Session (Parallel Sessions)

Roundtable 1

10:05 - 10:20

How Digital Transformation changes the way we Trust

Edwin Weijdema

Global Technologist, Product Strategy, Veeam

Mark Child

Research Manager, European Security, IDC CEMA

Roundtable 2

10:05 - 10:20

Securing Your Organization: Traditional vs. Crowdsourced Penetration Testing

Peter Blanks

Chief Product Officer, Synack

Michelle Welch Fuller

Senior Customer Success Manager EMEA, Synack

Jan Horsager

Research Director, IDC

Networking Break


Top 5 Global Privacy Trends in 2021

Ian Evans

Managing Director - EMEA, OneTrust

2020 was a whirlwind for privacy — with a pandemic, the invalidation of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield brought about by the "Schrems II" ruling, and the state of California continues to push privacy regulation to the forefront in the U.S., the importance of data protection continues to grow globally 2021 continues. Join us for this session we walk through the top 5 global privacy trends in 2021, including upcoming regulations, emerging trends among privacy professionals, changing consumer behavior and the rising focus on trust in organizations.


Authentication: Balancing Security and User Experience

Spencer Mott

Chief Security Officer,

How do you handle international transfer of personal data after Schrems II?

Satya Staes Polet

Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhays Deringer

What does Identity mean in a Privacy-Focused World?

Ralf Helkenberg

Research Manager, European Privacy & Data Security, Research Manager - Privacy & Data Security, IDC UK

Thank you for today

Charlotte Thygesen Poulsen

Vice President, Events and GMS, IDC Nordic & Benelux


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General Information


March 9, 2021


08:30 - 12:00 CET

IDC European Digital Forums Platform

The IDC European Digital Industry Forums will be run on an all-in-one live online events platform where attendees can learn, interact, and connect with people from anywhere in the world.



We will welcome you at our Digital Reception area where we will showcase the event schedule and our partners. We will guide you for a great time & a lot of exiting digital touch points.



You will get inspired by the professional stories shared by industry pioneers and IDC analysts. Our keynotes experts will answer questions, propose provoking online polls, take part in the chat and comment on what is happening. Everything is done live.



Learn about proven best practices through real-life case studies in moderated digital breakout sessions. This intimate experience is an opportunity to gain a clearer understanding of current organizations challenges.



Meet with peers to discuss common challenges and share concrete experiences thanks to our Networking feature using your webcam for up to 3 minutes.



Visit interactive booths leveraging digital content allowing you to explore key trends or discover more about innovative products.

Why Attend


Get a head start on the market with insights from our leading analysts


Get inspired by visionary speakers with locally based cases


Maximize your time with insights and solutions to grow your business thanks to 1-2-1 match-made agreements with leading suppliers


Be surprised by unique network opportunities with other IT leaders

Contact Us

Jakob Jantzen

Conference Manager

+45 22 16 16 33

Peer Jensen

Sales Director, IDC Nordic

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