Benelux CIO Executive Summit

1 October 2019, Hotel Okura, Amsterdam

1 October 2019
Hotel Okura, Amsterdam

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Benelux CIO Executive Summit.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CIOs today:

Investing in your people and the right technologies

Innovating with advanced technologies and new delivery models

Influencing business stakeholders and enterprise outcomes

Benelux CIO Governing Body


The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CIOs, for CIOs.

Co-Chairs

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Kay Behnke

FrieslandCampina
CISO

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Florence Mottay

Ahold Delhaize
VP Information Security & CISO Europe

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Rudi Peeters

KBC Groep
CIO

Eelko van Leeuwen headshot

Eelko van Leeuwen

ABN AMRO Clearing Bank N.V.
Global Chief Information Officer

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Robbert van Rutten

Royal Dutch Shell
Vice President & CIO Global Functions and Chief Information Security Officer

Agenda


30 September 2019

18:00 - 21:00Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body members host this dinner for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking. Join us at the Sazanka, where you will experience à la minute cooking with Japanese precision. From your seat around a griddle you will see Japanese teppanyaki chefs at work showing their special cooking techniques. Add to this the use of top quality ingredients, an extensive choice of sakes and wines, plus dynamic discussion with your peers.

1 October 2019 - morning

08:00 - 08:45Registration & Breakfast

08:45 - 09:00Networking Break

09:00 - 09:30Keynote

Digital Ethics — Human-Centred Innovation in the Age of Bits and Bots

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Jochanan Eynikel

Business Philosopher

ETION

The digital revolution offers many opportunities, but how can leaders keep innovating in a ‘human way’ where algorithms, bits and bots increasingly influence lives and work? The excitement of new technologies shouldn’t blind us from the moral implications. Technology is never neutral and it has a profound impact on human behaviour. 

Intelligent and autonomous technologies increase the interplay between ethics and technology and challenge human values like responsibility, privacy, accountability and trust. However, business philosopher, Jochanan Eynikel believes we shouldn’t be pessimistic about this (nor should we be naively optimistic). Eynikel will share his perspective on how CIOs and CISOs can keep the digital revolution human including: 

  • How technology and ethics are always intertwined and how the AI-revolution increases this process
  • Current and new moral challenges regarding AI and digital tech
  • Innovation and moral imagination integration

09:30 - 09:45Networking Break

09:45 - 10:30Breakout Session

Redefining and Refining Digitalisation with the Customer in Mind

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Miao Song

Global CIO

Mars Petcare

The plethora of new and exciting technologies is reshaping the digital landscape, businesses are exploring new ways to create smart and engaging customer experiences, whilst also driving to improve productivity and profits.

Join Miao Song as she shares her own challenges and learnings from Mars Petcare’s transformation, followed by table groups to discuss your challenges with your peers. This will include:

  • Driving speed and innovation throughout the organisation
  • Leveraging data and customer insight to personalise engagement
  • Implementing emerging technologies that transform the digital ecosystem

09:45 - 10:30Breakout Session

Realizing the Strategically Essential Value of Good Third-Party Risk Management

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GW Wiesenekker

Sales Director

RiskRecon

Digital transformation is the single largest cybersecurity risk factor in the world and most organisations are still ignoring it. The strategic value and necessity of good third-party risk management cannot be overlooked any longer.

Join this session to learn about:

  • Accepting the risk reality of digital transformation
  • Knowing the inherent risk of your vendor relationships
  • Making vendors prove good security risk management

09:45 - 10:30Executive Boardroom

The Confidence Game: How Attackers Exploit People, and How to Stop Them

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Adenike Cosgrove

Director, International Cybersecurity Strategy

Proofpoint

Phishing and social engineering are the ways most organisations get compromised. However, most organisations have very little idea which of their people receive sophisticated threats, targeted threats or even large volumes of threats. We call these targets VAPs (Very Attacked People), and they may not be who you would expect.

In this boardroom, you will discuss how to:

  • Identify who’s being attacked in your organisation
  • Leverage data to better understand your adversaries
  • Tailor a protection plan for your most at risk people

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Ingvild Hokstad.

09:45 - 10:30Executive Boardroom

Tackling AI Change Management

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Eelko van Leeuwen

Global Chief Information Officer

ABN AMRO Clearing Bank N.V.

The Harvard Business Review estimates that AI will add $13 trillion to the global economy over the next decade. Yet why are many businesses struggling to implement AI at scale? Culture and organisational barriers are likely the answer.

Attend this boardroom to discuss:

  • Identifying, understanding and overcoming your organisation’s barriers to change
  • Moving from fixed and risk-averse to agile and adaptable
  • Empowering employees to make data-driven decisions at any level

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Ingvild Hokstad.

10:30 - 10:45Networking Break

1 October 2019 - mid-afternoon

10:45 - 11:45Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

This is your opportunity to pre-book private face-to-face meetings with executive peers attending the Summit, using a private online portal running up to and during the event. Gain real, practical insights into what other companies and industries are doing, to take back to your boardroom.


Please note: This is for CIO & CISO attendees only.

11:45 - 12:30Breakout Session

Prepare for a Major Cyber Attack

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Claudio Bolla

CISO

INEOS

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Spencer Mott

CISO

Booking.com

 Most CISOs feel comfortable managing the minor security incidents with standardised processes, but what about major incidents that shake the very foundations of your organisation like the NotPETYA attack? Such crises can be career changing. 

Join this workshop to:

  • Learn the basic building blocks of effective cybersecurity crisis response
  • Share challenges and best practices in managing major security events
  • Benchmark against your peers and identify lessons learned


Attendees must pre-register for this session, space is limited to 45 seats. If all seats are taken, please join the waitlist and you may be able to join the session if a seat becomes available. 

11:45 - 12:30Breakout Session

Transforming the World of Work

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Jessica Constantinidis

Evangelist - Chief Innovation Office

ServiceNow

As more cloud platforms come with their own management and infrastructure and tools, more integration of the business processes within the multiple environments is vital. New technologies and iterative approaches to technology implementation lead the way forward.

This session explores:

  • Controlling, auditing, leveraging and integrating business processes
  • Utilising AI and machine learning to transform work

11:45 - 12:30Executive Boardroom

Articulating and Supporting Your Organisation’s Cyber Risk Strategy

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Ardie Kleijn

CISO

Police Netherlands

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Sean McLeod

Group Information Security & Risk Officer

SHV Energy

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Lennart Pikaart

Benelux & Nordics Director

BitSight

The only certainty in cybersecurity is that it must be woven into the very fabric of your business, and as a CIO or CISO you must be part of the leadership working to stay ahead of a cyber disaster.

Join to discuss how to:

  • Effectively and efficiently manage your digital supply chain risk
  • Enable security teams to collaborate with the business in an ever-increasing threat landscape
  • Measure and communicate cyber risk to the board for greater understanding

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Ingvild Hokstad.

11:45 - 12:30Executive Boardroom

Bridging the Gap Between Tech and Talent

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Filip Michiels

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

TUI Western Europe

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Renauld Chapellier

CIO

Landewyck Group

CIOs globally are struggling with the primacy of technology outpacing the availability and skill development of their talent. This interplay is complex, and a failure to act by schools, universities and the enterprise organisations themselves is only going to worsen the technology skills shortage.

In this session you’ll have the chance to:

  • Evaluate retraining your workforce vs. recruiting those with the right skills
  • Discuss what it takes to create opportunities for the next generation to thrive in a technology career
  • Understand how the education sector and businesses can work together to engage the talent of the future

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Ingvild Hokstad.

12:30 - 13:25Lunch & Comments

13:25 - 14:00Keynote

Remove Roadblocks for Digital Transformation with Data-Driven EA

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André Christ

Co-Founder & CEO

LeanIX

Changing demands on enterprise architects require a new approach to tooling. The need to provide smart answers – and fast – to challenging business questions means a fundamentally different approach to architecture design. LeanIX’s André Christ explores:

  • The benefits of making the switch from diagram-driven to data-driven architecture
  • How it positively impacts the perceived value of enterprise architecture
  • The potential to provide daily benefits to hundreds of people in the organisation, not just a few

1 October 2019 - afternoon

14:00 - 14:15Networking Break

14:15 - 15:00Breakout Session

Agile Transformation - A Waternet Case Study

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Simon Rientsma

CIO

Stichting Waternet

Agility continues to drive organisation-wide digital business transformation. When Waternet's CEO and enterprise leaders set out a clear digital business ambition, it was down to the CIO and CDO to scale the successful enterprise agility transformation.

Join this session to learn how to:

  • Design and execute an agile transformation roadmap spanning culture, technology and data
  • Overcome legacy structure and process challenges to innovate and appropriate principles and practices from the top-down
  • Recruit experienced leaders in lean and agile transformation to improve capability
  • Organize your transformation in a self-organizing way
  • Dissolve your IT department in the Business

14:15 - 15:00Breakout Session

Leveraging Infrastructure-as-Code to embed Zero Trust Security and Enable Digital Transformation

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Gregg Gerber

Regional Director - Benelux

Symantec Corporation

In the midst of digitalisation, organisations are embracing new technologies to continue to improve business. Yet the advancements come at a cost; a need for an increasingly robust security strategy that safeguards more than network perimeters.

Join this session to learn more about how:

  • Siloed decision making is impacting digital transformation and perpetuating complexity
  • Security could become an enabler, and accelerate digital transformation, but a different approach is required
  • What is in the art of the possible when business stakeholders are leveraged and empowered

14:15 - 15:00Executive Boardroom

Defence in Diversification and the Proactive SOC

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Mike Campfield

VP, GM of EMEA and Global Security Programs

ExtraHop

The rush to innovate has resulted in more sophisticated threat defences, but it has also created a complex web of tools that must be managed by an already overworked and understaffed security team. Heterogeneity of defence systems is itself a defence, so modern security teams need to approach consolidation differently.

Join your peers for a discussion around how:

  • Data-first approaches to security architectures illuminate natural consolidation points
  • Cross-collaboration within the IT organisation improves security posture and reduces tool sprawl
  • Leveraging other parts of the organisation improves security posture through smarter processes and practices

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Ingvild Hokstad.

15:00 - 15:30Networking Break

15:30 - 16:15Breakout Session

Overcome Objections and Sell the Benefits of Moving from Projects to Products

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Ivar Berntz

Senior Director Analyst

Gartner

Digital brings unprecedented demands to IT in terms of speed, nimbleness and quality, impeding the backlog of projects to abate. Enterprise organisations have since long had a focus on products, not projects, and are beginning to reap the rewards. Berntz will share how you can lead your organisation to:

  • Show value sooner
  • Quickly adapt to change
  • Adjust team size ‘on-demand’


Attendees must pre-register for this session, space is limited to 35 seats. If all seats are taken, please join the waitlist and you may be able to join the session if a seat becomes available. 

15:30 - 16:15Breakout Session

Insights into Organisational Behaviour for Cyber Risk Governance Using Security Ratings

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Matthew McKenna

Vice President, International Operations

SecurityScorecard

Insights into Organisational Behavior for Cyber Risk Governance Using Security Ratings

Are organisations working in a structured manner to successfully address cyber risk or are they purely reaction driven? Mckenna will share use cases of organisations that have been breached in the last 12 months and explore the insights you can gather from across multiple security domains, including network security, DNS health, patching cadence, application security and endpoint security. 

Join this session to learn how to better leverage security ratings, including: 

  • Gain insight into the cyber risk governance of organisation 
  • Take proactive measures to help mitigate risk to your organisation or vendor landscape
  • Collectively apply better and more disciplined governance

15:30 - 16:15Executive Boardroom

Securing Organisation-Wide Transformation

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Martijn Nykerk

CISO

Randstad Holding

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Caroline Paddle

Sales Director, Strategic Clients - EMEA

Skybox Security

Organisations need to change their approach to digital transformation to ensure that their people, processes and technology are aligned and underpinned to a common strategy. To achieve this, and to avoid falling foul of another high profile breach, security transformation needs to be baked into the wider transformation agenda.

Join this boardroom to discuss:

  • How to make cybersecurity a focal point of any digital transformation project. 
  • Pivoting the CISO function from the ‘no’ department to the ‘yes’ department

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Ingvild Hokstad.

16:15 - 16:30Networking Break

16:30 - 16:55Keynote

Engaging With the Board: Let's Talk About Risk

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Robbert van Rutten

Vice President & CIO Global Functions and Chief Information Security Officer

Royal Dutch Shell

Cybersecurity is one of the biggest challenges and threats to business, therefore it’s vital it becomes Board-level priority. In a rapidly changing business environment, the introduction of new technologies coupled with new and changing regulations is presenting organisations with a dynamic and expanding threat and risk landscape. This requires deliberate risks discussions with the business and the need to strengthen cyber skills and capabilities. In this session Robbert van Rutten, VP CIO and CISO of Royal Dutch Shell, will share some of the lessons learned when engaging with the Executive Committee and Board.

Attend this session to:

  • How to engage with the Executive Committee and Board members on information risk management matters and others
  • Find out what worked and didn’t work when improving the transparency of cyber reporting and measurement
  • Hear the lessons learned at Shell on how to have a meaningful dialogue on cyber risk with the C-suite/Board

16:55 - 17:10Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

17:10 - 18:00Closing Comments

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Hotel Okura, Amsterdam

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Benelux CIO Program Managers


For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program managers.

Ingvild Hokstad

+44 (0)1784 268 045

ingvild.hokstad@gartner.com

Ryan Greig

+44 (0)1784 268 771

ryan.greig@gartner.com

Chloe Stevenson

+44 (0)1784 267 614

chloe.stevenson@gartner.com