CIO Europe Summit | Nov. 11, 2021 | Virtual Summit - Real-time Online Conversations

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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, November 11, 2021 - CIO Europe Summit

8:45 am - 9:00 am

Welcome Registration & Opening Remarks

 

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Sponsored Keynote Presentation

People, Process, & Platforms... Tech Must Change Before it is Too Late!

Many technologists have had their departments shift from being cost centers to revenue generators for their organizations. That isn't the only shift that is coming for tech executives. Margins are reduced and expectations are high. Innovation has to move faster. Leadership has to evolve. Risk has a whole new meaning in 2021. Business continuity is just one of many complex business challenges creating unanticipated market turbulence. Join us to gain insight into how tech leaders are turning complexity and chaos into real strategy execution initiatives. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Smarter Spending 
  • Customer and Employee Experience 
  • Leadership and Business Transformation

Sponsored by:

Synopsys Northern Europe Limited View details

 
 

Synopsys Northern Europe Limited View details

 
 
 

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Panel

2022 Focus: CIOs and CISOs as Transformation Leaders

Successful IT and security leaders in the new world focus on the people, but why didn't they always? Leaders have to become the trusted advisor to the wider executive. It's important for IT and security executives to be associated with transformation and collaboration as much as they are with the tin, the wires and the power point projector. 

In this session we'll look at:

  • IT and security executives place on the board
  •  How to build the team as a transformation team
  •  Leadership should be fluent in new technology leaders, why? 
  •  What do you need to lead a digital transformation team 


 

10:00 am - 10:30 am

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Sponsored Keynote Presentation

Security Uncovered

"M365 Security Trio": Segmentation, Visibility, and Automation

Here's some obvious security advice: limit blast radius, provide least privileged access, and automate compliance. But that's really difficult to accomplish! In fact, most companies don't manage it, and that's when hacks occur. 

The challenge comes from complexity, and the solution is segmentation. As an example, let's talk about the most critical, most widespread, most complex, and most expensive SaaS solution inside almost every enterprise: Microsoft 365 (+ Legacy Hybrid Infrastructure).

Shawn Lankton is CEO at CoreView, will share what he's seeing as CoreView helps enterprises across the world improve IT efficiency, maximize SaaS ROI, and reduce security/compliance risks.

In this session, you'll learn:

  • How to give admins more privileges while reducing overall security risk
  • How to use automation to reduce risk while saving time
  • Why visibility is a critical component for good security

Sponsored by:

CoreView View details

 
 

Presented by:

Shawn Lankton, CEO, CoreView View details

 
 
 

10:30 am - 10:50 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Digital transformation + Organizational Transformation


Presented by:

Esteban Remecz, CIO, Iochpe-Maxion S.A.

 

Think Tank

Post-COVID Cybersecurity Attacks

Cybersecurity technologies to identify, protect, detect, respond and recover are extremely important, but not sufficient. HumanOS upgrade is required to safely use the Internet and It is not only about training and awareness. Join this session to learn more about how to protect your enterprise from the way your users behave online and how this can impact system vulnerabilities. Humans are the weakest and strongest links in Cybersecur

 

10:50 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Essentials of Securing Active Directory in a Hybrid Environment

In this session we will discuss AD access points used in recent cyberattacks, security risks to watch for in managing AD. 

  • Top security risks to watch for in managing a hybrid identity environment
  • Preparing for AD attack remediation 
  • Understanding limitations of native AD rollback capabilities 
  • Ensuring post-attack recovery doesn't re-introduce malware

 

11:10 am - 11:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Driving Commercial Value Through Data & Analytics

How do you scale up digital and data platforms whilst empowering everyone in the company to drive commercial value through technology? Breno Gentil shares his experiences of being a forward-thinking technology leader in an ever-changing world.

 

11:30 am - 11:50 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Extracting Value from your Data: Building a Digital First and Data-Driven Enterprise

Extracting value from your data assets has never been more critical as online activity continues to ramp up during and post the pandemic. In a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world rapid and well-informed decision making is essential to keep ahead of competitors.

We will discuss how new tools can help integrate, govern and control data sets from different sources, and how democratising your organisation\'s data assets is a way of empowering your workforce to collaborate, make data-driven decisions, and move on from a culture of creating reports into one which turns data into actionable insights.

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Converting raw data into valuable business insights 
  • Developing a data-driven culture, driving adoption across all department 
  • Getting value from all your organisation's datasets 
  • Breaking down silos to create a collaborative, data-driven approach 
  • Understanding how pacesetters are using data to be more agile in how they develop products and make decisions


 

11:50 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity - Dream vs. Reality

Opportunities for use of AI appear to be limitless. The claims go from a promise that automated security protection will make the job of security professionals much easier up to the extreme that the (artificially) intelligent systems can entirely replace humans. But what realistically can we expect from AI? The answer to this question is especially important in the context of cybersecurity. Overestimating capabilities of the AI enabled cybersecurity systems could provide a false sense of security. Underestimating the value of the AI systems, on the other hand, would leave us with inefficient cybersecurity protection. In both cases our systems would be vulnerable to the attacks of those that use sophisticated AI techniques and tools.

 

12:10 pm - 12:30 pm

Executive Boardroom

Delivering Value During Uncertainty

The global pandemic has exacerbated the need of organisations to transform fast and become more resilient. In response, CIOs must quickly and continuously revisit their plans and investments. In such demanding circumstances, how can they ensure that business and IT are able to collaborate and deliver successful projects in a short time? This session looks at how you can bring together fragmented workflows and improve operational efficiency, while injecting security at every step of the development cycle.

Executive Boardroom

Using Automation to Cure Vulnerability Management Headache

An exploration of vulnerability management approaches and how automation can help prioritise and assist risk-based decisions. This in turn can help organisations get on top of their vulnerability challenges. With reference to real-world solutions and case studies, we shall investigate the difference automation can make.

 

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

Networking Session

Coffee & Networking - Peer to Peer Discussions

Integrative Approaches to Coaching and Innovation

Collaboration is the key to success. Executive leaders know this, yet they don't always know how to create connection and trust with their teams. Powerful change happens in organizations when individuals rise to embrace their potential, stop managing teams, and instead begin leading their teams with collaborative confidence. What works well in your team? What can you learn from your peers? Join this breakout discussion to share your insights and learn from your peers how to integrate coaching and innovation.  


Networking Session

Coffee & Networking - Peer to Peer Discussions

 IT & Security Leaders' Top Takeaways from 2020 

Let's continue from our Opening Keynote - what as a leader is the biggest lesson you learned in 2020? Is it about technology, and business, or is it actually about people? Let's share what we've learned as a group, and all take from each other's experiences.


 

12:50 pm - 1:10 pm

Executive Boardroom

Prevent Outages Across Your Organization: A guide to how predictive analytics can influence postitive business outcomes

As the pressure to be 'on' increases, so does data complexity - yet many organizations still rely on traditional legacy IT solutions. During this session, we will explore how predictive analytics supports a pro-active approach to meeting the demands of customers, employees, and the business. Is it possible to predict and prevent issues before interruptions or outages occur?

  • 5 steps to forecast with confidence - learn how predictive analytics and machine learning can help your organization cut costs, streamline operations, and raise productivity 
  • Learn how you can you successfully imbed tech in your current application

 

1:10 pm - 1:30 pm

Think Tank

Journey to a Lean IT & High performance Business Enabling Organization

At a time of decreasing margins, diverse markets, complex customer needs and emerging technologies, it is more and more important to unite the power in an organization to eventually drive in one common direction.

Since many organizations are characterized by an extensive stakeholder management with various stakeholders from different business sectors the IT needs to enable the business. The vision "IT as business enabler" aims at the desired future IT position and provides the basis to transform into a lean IT and high-performance organization.

Setting up Business Relationship Management, Stakeholder Management and IT Governance are concrete keys to success. Another approach to build bridges between IT and business is the establishment of a separate unit for IT integration and business consulting which connects the several corporate divisions and creates synergy effects.


Think Tank

Extended Workforce - Security Framework for RPA

Interest in RPA is growing strongly in a wide variety of businesses. To build the first bot is relatively easy but what is required to scale up.

Let's talk about 

  • What is and what isn't RPA 
  • RPA from an organizational perspective
  • Important pillars - governance and security framework


 

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

Closing Keynote

Balancing an Ecosystem of Risk, Security and Trust


 

1:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Closing Remarks