DACH CIO Inner Circle

12 September 2023 | Frankfurter Botschaft

12 September 2023
Frankfurter Botschaft

Collaborate with your peers

Join DACH's top CIOs for an intimate networking dinner and facilitated discussion on key business challenges. Enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks with your peers to share best practices, make new connections and build professional relationships.

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

Demonstrate the business value of new digital initiatives

Share IT and Security accountability across the organisation

Leverage influence and credibility to foster communication and enterprise-wide collaboration

DACH CIO Governing Body

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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Jochen Göttelmann

Lufthansa Cargo AG

Sinanudin Omerhodzic

Aldi Nord

Sandeep Sen

Linde Plc
Global CIO


12 September 2023

16:30 - 17:30  Executive Networking Reception

17:30 - 18:45  Discussion Topics

Secure Digital Business – Sharing Accountability Across the Organisation

Paul Sester headshot

Paul Sester

Chief Information Security Officer


Iskro Mollov headshot

Iskro Mollov

Group CISO, VP Security, Business Continuity and Crisis Management

GEA Group AG

Benedikt Heintel headshot

Benedikt Heintel



Thomas Kleine-Möllhoff headshot

Thomas Kleine-Möllhoff



Bernd Zimmermann headshot

Bernd Zimmermann


Klingelnberg Group

Michael Schikora headshot

Michael Schikora

Head of IT Governance & Compliance


Stephan Rosche headshot

Stephan Rosche

Regional Sales Director

XM Cyber

Shared responsibility for accelerating digital business, and its impacts, will come about when CIOs and CISOs equip the business to actively participate in decision-making. Recent cybersecurity events and hybrid models have demonstrated that digital transformation is as much a business challenge as it is an IT one. How should CIOs and CISOs work together in order to make digital decisions alongside business partners, using credibility instead of fear to effect change and motivate accountability across the organisation? Join your peers to discuss how CIOs and CISOs can work together to influence business leaders and foster collaboration with business-side partners.

Assessing the Current State of Digital Business as a Joint IT and Business Challenge

  • What metrics are you currently using to demonstrate your organisation's tech, IT and security environments?
  • How are you demonstrating the business value of new digital initiatives?
  • Are you working with the board to establish governance models that share responsibility for digital initiatives? How successful has this been?

Engaging Business Partners for Joint Decision Making

  • How are you involving business leaders in cyber decision-making to ensure joint responsibility?
  • What methods have you found effective when communicating the balance of risk, value and cost?
  • How are you leveraging influence and credibility to foster communication and collaboration across the organisation?

18:45 - 19:15  Networking Break

19:15 - 20:30  Summary Discussion & Dinner

20:30 - 21:30  Social Hour

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

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Parking & Transportation

There is a public car park at Hotel Ibis, Speicherstraße 4, 60327 Frankfurt, or car park Baseler Platz, Gutleutstraße 89, 60329 Frankfurt.

Public transport
Main station (S-Bahn and U-Bahn, DB) and tram stop Baseler Platz (line 17)

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