France CIO Executive Summit

5 December 2023 | Les Salons Hoche, Paris

5 December 2023
Les Salons Hoche, Paris


Collaborate with your peers

Get together with France's top CIOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

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

Converging IT & digital transformation to accelerate business value & enable data driven decisions

Understanding CIO & CISO’s role in reducing cost and increasing efficiency for cloud infrastructure

Embedding a resilient security culture without compromising on threat management

France CIO Governing Body

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

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CIO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your France CIO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.


Keynote Session

The Last Frontier – Global Digitalisation in the Construction Industry

Bringing a global construction group with a 358-year history into the digital age is no easy task. It requires a fundamental shift in ways of working; moving from a labour-intensive approach utilising traditional materials to one with a lighter carbon footprint. Join Ursula Soritsch-Renier, as she shares how the Saint-Gobain Group have embraced digitalisation to reshape the construction industry.

In this keynote, Ursula will share how to: 

  • Embed IT and digitalisation as a pillar in the wider Group’s strategy
  • Align the IT and Digital strategy closer to business needs to accelerate transformation
  • Communicate digitalisation use case to demonstrate results to stakeholders

Breakout Sessions

Challenging the Rules of Security – There Has to be a Better Way to Protect the Enterprise

The threats are constantly growing and so are the costs. Protecting endpoints is one of the many challenges faced by CISOs. Faced with continuously evolving attacks, CISOs must now escape from this quagmire and make game-changing improvements in cybersecurity and administration to prevent cyberattacks and ransomware. Every endpoint could provide an attacker access to the corporate network, but IT organisations today can capitalise on several layers of control to ensure stronger security and operations, whilst ensuring productivity is not compromised. 

Join this session to discuss:

  • Rethinking your capabilities for strengthening endpoint security and simplifying endpoint management
  • Looking at defence in-depth, securing devices as well as connections, and creating innovative multi-layered defences at different levels
  • Striking the balance between effectively protecting the enterprise without compromising the overall productivity of users

Translating Insight into Action to Enhance Incident Detection & Response

With cyberattacks becoming more sophisticated and frequent, it is a challenge for CISOs to stay ahead of threats and be ready to respond in case of an attack. Even after investing in the right people, processes and technologies and conducting tabletop exercises, are we confident we will be able to translate theory into action when the attack comes?

Join Jean-Jacques Mallet, Group CISO at L’Oréal as he shares insights on Incident Detection & Response. In this session, you will have insights on:  

  • How to navigate an ever-growing flow of threat information
  • Vulnerabilities identification and prioritisation for remediation
  • Detection capabilities efficiency
  • How to help the teams respond better and faster and learn from concrete use cases

Executive Boardroom Sessions

Optimising Applications to Achieve Growth and Profitability in Complex Times

Faced with growing economic uncertainty and budget concerns, CIOs are under more pressure than ever to keep costs under control while still supporting the company’s growth opportunities. With the right application strategies in place, they can make ROI-based decisions more confidently during these complex times.

Join this boardroom session to discuss how to:

  • Reprioritise application strategy to ensure collaboration between IT and business units
  • Establish a unified platform strategy to meet your business application and automation needs
  • Improve operational efficiency by eliminating the barriers presented by legacy applications

Security Ownership in the Era of Cloud - Strategies to Cope with New Cloud Native

The adoption of cloud-native technologies by businesses has been a significant challenge for CISOs, as it requires adapting to new security risks and maintaining security in a rapidly changing environment. However, many CISOs are adapting to these challenges by implementing new strategies and technologies to secure cloud-native applications and infrastructure.

Join this boardroom to discuss:

  • With the number of cloud threats increasing and the adoption of cloud-native technologies, what are the key challenges and risks that CISOs are facing?
  • The importance of correlation across the entire cloud environment to prevent attacks or minimise their impact
  • What strategies CISOs are adopting to transform and secure their cloud security operation model

Enhancing Collaboration to Drive the Business Value of IT

CIOs understand that bringing IT closer to the business will enable better, faster decision-making. IT leaders must collaborate with business units to prioritise technology investment, accelerating organisations’ digital ambitions. By defining and demonstrating IT’s ROI, CIOs can overcome technical debt and lack of resources.

In this boardroom, CIOs will come together to discuss how to:

  • Define, measure and report the business value of IT to senior stakeholders
  • Refine your IT strategy’s ‘what’ ‘why’ and ‘how’ to demonstrate its tangible value and link to business outcomes
  • Debate communication strategies that encourage trust, ability and action

Fusing IT Operations & Cybersecurity to Ensure Business Resiliency

Cybersecurity is a continuous battle for CIOs; from external threats and internal readiness to maintain critical IT functions. CIOs must question existing assumptions to ensure the security programme is secure and efficient. However, technical debt can impede CIOs from executing a robust business continuity plan.

Join this boardroom to discuss how to:

  • Embed security assumptions into your IT continuity framework to streamline efficiency
  • Determine gaps where IT can accelerate cybersecurity processes and mitigate technical debt
  • Position security at the core of daily IT operations to demonstrate collaboration and mitigate cyber risk


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

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Venue & Accommodation

Les Salons Hoche, Paris

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